Happy Friday! First and foremost, I did not actually have an official date this Valentine’s Day, therefore my best friend Emily and I went out to dinner together because she didn’t have one, either. But like a regular date/Valentine’s Day, I surprised her with flowers! She was really shocked, but loved them. I forgot to buy a vase to go along with them so we had to use a Marco’s cup as a vase. This is the way it turned out:
I did good, right?
Although the Marco’s cup takes away from it, I still think I did alright. After my Chinese class last night we went to dinner at Olive Garden! Olive Garden is LITERALLY my favorite restaurant! We had a blast, and ended up coming back to Butler and she helped me with my laundry! It wasn’t such a bad holiday for either of us after all!
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.
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!
Hey everybody, I’m Austin, and I’m a freshman at Butler from Knoxville, Tennessee. I’m currently a Business Exploratory major with a strong interest in Economics and Entrepreneurship. I’m looking at getting involved in men’s club volleyball and lacrosse, “the Drift” (Butler’s yearbook, for those of you who don’t know), and watching all kinds of sporting events, including basketball! When I’m not walking around campus aimlessly, you can usually find me in Ross hall. Go Dawgs!
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