The flavors of fall in a handheld cake treat
There aren’t many things I’m scared of, but there is one exception – bees! Up until recently, I had never been stung. I think that’s what made it so terrifying. November 5th I think the bees were out to get me.
I first did a crazy food blogger thing (please tell me I’m not the only one to do wacky things in the name of the blog!) I’ve been on a real Instagram kick – & I wanted to get a pic of my newest treat with some pretty fall leaves on the ground. On my walk with Winston, I saw the perfect display, but I’d have to drive there because I’m on walk restriction (OMG – I think I have another stress fracture :/ ) I planned to multi-task and also vacuum my car on the trip.
I wrapped the treats in plastic wrap. When I was through taking pics, (that didn’t turn out, boo!) I headed to the car wash. I had the treat sitting on the cup holders. The doors were all open. Everything was going fine, and then I realized there was a yellow jacket in the car! I must’ve not completely rewrapped the treats. The bee was swarming them. I rolled down a window and he got out, I was safe. But I still had a door open and he got back in! I was freaking out because there was no way I was getting back in that car! Luckily, I did the window technique again and quickly closed the door! Ahh, I escaped!
Or so I thought.
When I got home, I needed to go to the recycling bin. I had on shorts (it was nearly 75 in NC!) and immediately felt something sting/bite/inflict pain (I can’t explain how it felt,) and immediately swiped at my leg. Then I had the sensation on my hand! I proceeded to the bin. At this point, I’m not sure if I knew it was a bee or not. For some reason, I looked down, and there was a huge bumblebee on my shorts! I’ve heard these don’t sting, but that didn’t seem to be the case for me (unless multiple bees were involved.) I had on running shoes, so I couldn’t easily slip the shoes off. I started to take them off and then the bee was crawling up my shirt! I attempted to use a leaf to get him off, but those buggers have some pretty intense legs! Then I flung the shirt off and ran inside! I hope no one saw me, but I just canNOT handle bees!
Well, no worries – these cake bars certainly won’t sting – quite the opposite! These don’t need frosting in the middle, but it makes for a very delightful treat!
Is there anything you’re scared of?