Step one: put all the ingredients on the counter so you can take a photo for your blog.
Step two: Don't notice that you have got the wrong Betty Crocker packet out of your pantry (you have picked up the brownie one instead) and just go ahead and pour the packet into the bowl.
Step three: question why there is brown and white chocolate drops in a cake mix.
Step four: Look at packet and give yourself a mental headslap.
Step five: Get other Betty Crocker packet out of pantry and exclaim how alike they look, and how anyone could get them confused. Betty really should do something to make them not look so alike.
Step six: Decide to write Betty a letter to let her know of your excellent ideas about product packaging.
Step seven: Cook brownies because mix is already in the bowl.
Step eight: Empty right packet into bowl and mix with ingredients you had to forage and put together yourself (ones that didn't come in the packet!!!, perhaps another letter to Betty?) Dear Betty, is it really that hard to put an egg or two in the packet...
Step Nine: talk to sister and mother on the phone while your cake is cooking and get two sets of advice. Sister "take out after 40mins, or at least check cause my oven cooks quicker than says on packet" Mother "don't open oven until the time it says, peeking is not good for cake" Cakes must be shy of their cooking process.
Step Ten: Go with sisters advice. Open oven after 40 mins to discover it is well and truly cooked and well and truly sunken in the middle.
Step eleven: Cry. Say to self "see this is why you don't cook, you are always a failure, even with Betty's help"
Step twelve: devise cunning plan to ice the cake upside down so that the top looks perfect. Also decide to put on sprinkles to distract the eater from the burnt bottom(previously known as burnt top)
Step thirteen: Feel pleased with self at cunning deception.
Step fourteen: Feed to students, who are all very pleased. Then clever Amanda sees through my deceptive ways and says "is this a Betty Crocker cake Miss?"