I have these heart-shaped muffin tins that I use one time per year. Valentine's Day. I usually make big batches of some sort of muffin and I have never had a problem before. This year I decide to make little heart shaped cobblers for my roommates. Cute idea I think. And if you see it before I put them in the oven, you agree.
I didn't realize they would puff up so much. Not cute. I also forgot to cut down on the cooking time since they were in smaller pans and the top overflow layer burnt so bad I could hardly get it off. I was ashamed. Not a good Valentine's omen. My mom on the other hand makes delicious heart-shaped cookies and they turned out perfectly, as they do every year.
I tried to bring some back for my roommates, but I ate them all myself before they got home. I tried again making cornmeal muffins in the heart-shaped tins. I think I hate our oven. It cooked all the edges touching the pan too much and they didn't puff up at all. I think that 5-star rating on the recipe was a dirty lie. But they looked cute enough when I put them in my taco soup.