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The Autobiography of Russell
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I decided to make myself a cake this year. Nothing too fancy or involving; just a box of cake mix, a can of icing, and a pack of candles. Below are pictures of the process. You can click on any of them to go to the full gallery page where you can view a size bigger or the parent album for alternate shots of all the pictures (or smaller thumbnails). Enjoy.

Laying out all the ingredients prior to getting started.

Mix, Butter, Egg, & Water all ready to be mixed.

Mixed and poured into the cake pan. Ready to be baked.

Setting the temperature and time.

Tasting the batter now that the cake is in the over. Mmm.

What 'cu lookin' at?

One baked cake. Removed the borders.

All iced up. Looks festive.

Yep, that's the new age. I doubt I'll remember it.

Ooo, fire. Must not play. ;-)

And that's it. I had a slice last night and will be taking it to work this morning. It was okay until other people started insisting I had to do something. I don't like being pushed into things and it turns me away from them. I'll live, though.

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kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: July 7th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done!
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 11th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The co-workers went nuts over it. I had one piece that night, and by the time I went home from work there was only one piece left. :-)

Most of my co-workers love home baked goods. I used to bring more baked goods on a regular basis until I started bringing most of them home uneaten. I'll try bringing more stuff again within the next few weeks.
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 11th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

hahaha, yeah, I figured people would get a kick out of that one. I think I look silly, but whatever. :-)
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 11th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it sad that my eyes were first drawn to the baking ingredients? Off brand PAM?

What's wrong with that?

Before I started baking the cake I had a 6 pack of eggs in the fridge, none used. I tested them in water and they floated. They had expired several months ago. My parents were like that too, always buying the bigger item for marginally more, yet rarely using the entire thing. It is a throw-back to their days when money was extremely tight and they actually used most of everything. Money can still be tight, but if the difference just gets thrown away then it's still wasted money.

The cake borders were a bit crisp and dry. I figured they wouldn't leave a good taste in people's mouth as they ate a moist cake then bit into a dry corner, or some such. Plus I was also intending on leveling out the cake, but decided better of it when I realized around half the cake would get cut off.
legolastn From: legolastn Date: July 7th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yeah, lick it! ;)

Happy b-day!
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 11th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks. :-)
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