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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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Posts Tagged “birthday”

7 Quick Steps to Baking a Cake – Ross Hall Style

Okay, this goes back to one of my first posts discussing how I love to be one of those people who throws surprise parties instead of having one thrown for myself. Yesterday was my friend Whitney’s birthday, so a few friends and I decided to throw a party/bake a cake for her birthday! I also documented our experience via pictures, and will break down the easiest way to make a good cake while lacking the “proper” resources to do so in pictures.

  • Ingredients Necessary – 2 Betty Crocker “Shake ‘n Pour” Confetti Cupcake Mix bottles. Just because it says “cupcake” doesn’t mean it won’t make for a good cake…because it did! Icing and sprinkles are a nice touch, too, but any kind will do.
Cake Mix

Step 1 - Assemble Ingredients

Step 2 - Add water to "Shake 'n Pour" ....and shake.

Step 3 - Pour batter into pan. (& then enjoy the leftover cake batter of course)

Step 4 - Bake! We baked ours in my resident hall's kitchen for about 35 minutes.

Step 5 - Pull cake from oven and let cool.

Step 6 - Add icing & smooth it after it cools for about an hour.

Step 7 - Enjoy! Happy Birthday, Whitney!

The cake came out really good, and even though it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing sight to see, it tasted delicious! And all we had to purchase was the icing, the shake and pour mix, and the pan, which we got all of it for about $10 from Marsh. I was please, and Whitney was as well.

Thanks for reading!

Happy Labor Day! But wait, there’s more!

Today was a great day…and not just because I didn’t have class! Today I figured out how to log in to my blog (thanks to Andre!), and today is also my roommate’s birthday! If you’re anything like I am, then you love being the person to throw surprise parties instead of having one thrown for you. Throwing the surprise birthday party was so easy on Labor Day because he went out of town on Saturday and didn’t come back until this morning. With the help of some great friends I’ve made over the past few weeks (and a trip to Target) we were capable of making this magic happen in my room:



Also, here’s a quick glance at my room! Like you can see in this picture, I had and always have people in my room, whether it be from my closest friends to just random people who stop by the check out what’s going on in my room. My roommate was surprised by the room decorations, and he claims to enjoy them as well. I bought him a new wallet, and my friend Katie baked him a cake! We also ordered Chinese food for his birthday from a restaurant in the Glendale area named King Dragon. It was cheap AND good, and it fed six of my friends and I for $28! I’m not big into oriental food whatsoever, so I was thoroughly impressed by how good it was!

I would go on and on about how good my day was today, but honestly I have yet to have a bad day here…and I need to finish up some homework. Happy Labor Day, all!