Candle Cookies a Tutorial – NOT!

The other day I baked cookies. I decorated them with icing. I used my handy dandy little airbrush so each candle would have highlights and shadows. I stopped every few minutes to take pictures so I could share a step by step tutorial with you. I will admit I was a little picture happy and took a ton of pictures. I stopped every so often to look at the pictures in my camera and was pleased with the results. You see, all I wanted to accomplish that day was to share how to make these cute candle cookies with you.

Birthday Candle Cookies via

You know what? The memory card in my camera had another idea for my photos. It decided to take pictures that looked like this!

What happened to my candle cookies tutorial? via

Seriously? What is this? I could understand if I loaded the film into the camera backward or something but, digital photos? Really? This is not a good week! I burned my leg on Alan’s Jeep muffler. It is ugly with a capital “U” and now I have lost my tutorial pictures. UGH!

It wasn’t just one shot either. Check this out!

When A Tutorial for Candle Cookies Goes WRONG:
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Candle Cookies tutorial gone wrong via thebearfootbaker.comThis is a tutorial that has seriously gone wrong! I am not sure what happened. I checked the photos as I was taking pictures. I always check them. They were fine until I loaded them onto the computer. My heart sank! All that work. All those photos. What do I do now? I don’t have a tutorial to share with you.

As a thousand questions raced through my mind I began to panic so I put the memory card back into my camera to see if it was the computer, the camera or the memory card. I was shocked to see little annoying “?” where most of the images should be. Alright. Is this a joke? Where is the camera? Is someone pranking me? NO! My memory card has stored it’s last photos. It is done. I guess it was overworked and under-appreciated. It worked hard for me for a long time and now it is time to let it rest. Forever.

I decided I didn’t want to drive to the store so I went to Amazon and ordered a new card. I will appreciate this one more so it will treat me well and not eat my pictures. If you are curious, this is the card I bought. Go big or go home right?

I guess the point to this post is to always have an extra memory card and don’t stress over the little things in life. I could cry. I could be mad. I could stay up all night and remake candle cookies.

Birthday Candle Cookies via

Or, I could be happy that I got a picture of the cake. I am going to bake more cookies and I might even walk to the mailbox and see if my new card is in there. It is about a mile to the mailbox and then I have to walk back up big hills. I think that calls for a nap. Don’t you?

Bear hugs,