Entertaining Mistakes

It's your worst nightmare: intimate dinner or big splashy event, and something goes horribly wrong. The causes can be legion. The only known antidote: humor & quick thinking.

Fresh flowers bring unexpected guests to the party
Photo: Yasu & Junko

Fresh flowers bring unexpected guests to the party

Who: Joanne Singleton, Cooking Light reader, via Facebook

Result: Creepy crawlies on the cake

Someone made a cake with white frosting and thought to decorate it with flowers from their garden. Once the candles were lit, we watched the inchworms that had been on the flowers stand up and dance because of the heat from the candles!

What now? Perhaps fresher isn’t always better. When in doubt, stick with decorations not found in the garden.

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