Sunday, July 29, 2012

office space cake


yesterday i baked a cake for the first time in about a decade. cam and i had an office space themed dinner and watched the movie. i had two themed cake ideas that i combined into one:


i looked into that classic "PC LOAD LETTER" error message, and it turns out the old printers that gave that message were made by the same company cam and i met working for. i tried to make the cake look sort of like a printer, but that was tricky.

here's the recipe for vegan vanilla cake. i substituted vanilla soy milk instead of water, vegan margarine instead of shortening, added about a tablespoon of ener-g egg replacer and doubled the recipe. i'm not a big fan of cake usually, but this was the shit. better than any non-vegan vanilla cake i can remember ever eating.


cam made a "TPS bowl" for dinner--tomatoes, pasta and spinach. plus some kale.


i made initech badges. laminated even! i thrifted this hand-crank laminator for $5, intending to use it to make waterproof plant tags for my garden, and after that i thought i'd stow it away and hardly ever use it. but you would not believe how often it comes in handy. i also laminated the paper coming out of the printer cake, so it wouldn't get all yucky.

i decorated with a bunch of TPS report cover sheets, a mini "jump to conclusions" mat, a picture of a red swingline stapler and an initech sign.

3 comments:

GoneferalinID said...

I love it!

Bumble Lush Kitchen Garden said...

This is awesome. I actually work in a place where I have several different bosses and have something similar to a TPS report that needs to be attached to everything. Yes, I'm going crazy and Yes, I'm looking for a new job.

Thanks for the vegan cake recipe. My brother-in-law is allergic to dairy so it's great to find a cake recipe that doesn't call for butter.

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