MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Don't Have My Cake, Not Eating It Either

"Gloria oh Gloria, why can't I bake?" This famous line comes straight from an undiscovered Shakespearean manuscript that the bard could've written had he been witness to my current tribulations. Come again? Well, if you insist. In a nutshell: I can't bake a cake, Angie can and impressively so, but she simply refuses to do something with her incredible talent and chooses to blatantly turn her back on the millions of dollars, nay gazillions of come-hither rupees, awaiting her... 50% of which I would be entitled to. IF she started her own business.

I'm shit out of luck. There, I said it. No sh@t or sh#t or sht. Just plain old non-politically-correct no-nonsense shit. For you see, I scratched my blue buttocks and I had this vision of riches untold. A vision of success and freedom. A vision of bye bye boss I'm outa here see you later sucker! And all it would take was some water, flour and a bunch of eggs. Ah… and a pinch of talent. Stir! Okay, let me show you what I mean.


This is Angie's butterfly cake. It's big, shiny and smooth. And you bet your sweet um... tooth it tastes like heaven. Something tells me lots of folk out there would be interested in ordering a cake from the Missus. Water, flour and a bunch of eggs. Ah… and a pinch of talent. Which I, unfortunately, don't have (except, of course, in the hippo snoring department). If I did, I would bake cakes that would make Buddy want to hire me, and I'd say no. Sorry, Buddy. The point is, I find it incredibly frustrating that Angie Dear doesn't want to start her own business, have her cake and eat it too. So here I am, too broke to afford Dr. Freud, spilling my guts out to you free of charge Facebook style. I mean, the things that woman can do with her fingers!

Yep, that's another one.

And it's not like I didn't try to set up a business for her. I got her an actual dot com thingie, which cost me a whopping grand total of $12. Next, I used my old-school Paint That Cake skills to convince her this was not just another one of my bad ideas—It's a brilliant idea. Kaching!—meaning I started working on a couple of mind-blowing cake designs which I can't show you lest Buddy will steal them, and I even made her twenty or so silicone molds (SILICONE MOLDS!) based on traditional Indian ornaments, which she could use to decorate her cakes and be the only one in the entire universe and beyond to have those wonderful yum yum edible Indian ornaments. There's got to be a market! And a cowboy making Indian ornaments… that's got to be a first. I know, I'm a good hubster. Now where's my cake?

What do you think? Should she give it a try? 

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You would buy it, right? No? Eat me!


176 comments:

  1. Why is she refusing to fulfil your dream, Blue? She certainly has talent for the business!

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    1. I'll ask. Maybe dreams are not meant to come true when reality comes a-knocking.

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    2. I'd probably go into the cake business more seriously if I had a manager like Angie has one :) Us artists cannot trouble ourselves with bureaucracy :)

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    3. Are you asking me to be your manager? Can do! How much will we make? (money, not cake) Wait... are you saying I'm a bureaucrat! The one species I'd like to seen blown off this earth? Harrrr

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    4. we won't be happy and satisfied until we reach one million bucks! Ten times at least.....

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    5. Your portrayal of greed is utterly shocking and not necessarily in keeping with good Dezzmanship. Ten million bucks... Well, we could donate some of it to charity and feel good about ourselves... Yes, even more.... And we could buy um... hire the best doctors and have ourselves fully repaired, nay, transformed into penguins no I mean perfect human beings... yes even more perfect ones.... I'd get new lungs and brains and you... well, whatever your heart desires. Pun intended.

      Here's the good news: we would never change. We've already reached the limit of our self-love. No? Okay, let's do it.One million bucks coming up. Ten times. ANGIE!!!!!!

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    6. but of course! How dare you even presume I'd waste the money on me.... and especially on your blue bum! :) If my poor ticky ticker wasn't so poor, I'd challenge you on a duel right now :) We'd invest in business and in feeding the poor! And we'd buy ourselves musculy Robocop suits so that the doctors could turn us into cyborgs!

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    7. Well, I'm impressed. That sounds like a doable plan.

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    8. Everything is doable in my realms.... I'm just slutty like that.... :)

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    9. Speaking of doable, how come you've never made yourself a headbanner, Grumpy, knowing how much you like to play with Paint?

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    10. Because I'm lazy. There, I said it. Plus... I like the places in the pictures in my banner. Recognize the house?

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    11. but that's an underheadbanner :) You needs a proper headheadbanner the titlebanner... now go an make it....

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  2. Funny that you are quoting William Shakespeare.....
    He was born and died at 55 on this very date!
    Yes...Blue....why doth Angie protest so?
    Cheers!
    Linda:o)

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    1. I underestimated you, Linda. You're not only smart... You're super smart! I didn't think anyone would know, and there you are.

      She won't tell me. Women... when will they be fathomable?

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    2. Yes, you are! And imagine how happy that makes me! I bet you're now dreaming about Bora Bora. All we need to do is get into business, make a truckload of kaching! and, well, we can simply buy Bora and invite all our blogger friends. It's a plan.

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    3. maybe Angelina thinks she is not good enough, tell her that we think she is!

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    4. Yes Blue....tell her...give it to her straight...don't pussy foot around...she can take it!!!

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    5. Will do, Dezzy. Will do. Okay, Linda, I'll give it to het straight. Wait, what are you saying? That I should give IT to her STRAIGHT? Oh it's an expression. I get it ;) No pussy footing either.... Thanks, Linda.

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    6. OMG so much naughtiness in that last comment of yours, sir Randy Mandy, sir :)

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    7. It's called art, Dezzy. Dirtiness in art is seen in a totally different light. A little red light that tells you he must be a whore. See. That's what I mean. Shocking art. We could make millions without ever having to ask Angie Dear to, I quote, "DO" cake. Or I did it because I knew you'd like it and you were impatient to get a quick fix.

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    8. Poor Linda will blush so much when she comes and reads it :) But then again rosy cheeks will go nicely with the white décor of her palace....

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    9. Well, let's see what happens when she does.

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    10. and here's for the 100th comment!

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    11. You 2 are B A D....
      Those lines were from a Phil Hartmann skit on SNL....
      Guess you guys didn't see it...........
      Oh well....back to my white palace (?) with my rosy cheeks......
      Cheers! To the 100th comment.....WOW!

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    12. Beautiful Adorable Desirable? Dezz, is that what Linda means? That makes her B A D too, wouldn't you say? Um.... no, I didn't see it. I feel so ignorant right now. Just now. Um... who is that Phil person again...

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    13. WTH???
      Phil Hartmann...from Saturday Night Live...an American iconic show...have you never seen it???
      You should google the skit with Phil...he plays an actor...and they are trying to fire him...hilarious!
      Ok...it was my daughters birthday Blue...you were pulling my leg..right?
      Enjoy your evening...
      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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  3. wow, her cakes are beautiful.
    Eating your cake though... the first cut would be the hardest ;)

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    1. Thanks, I'll tell her. The first bite... I hear ya, Lynda. :) How's your project going? You know, the one that we know nothing about?

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    2. That project is coming along super slow. Massive learning curve n all. I'm trying to decide whether to share more now or later when I have something sparkly to show for it. You know?

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    3. she's writing a movie script!

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    4. Ha, Dezzy. That's child's play compared to what I'm doing... (might be a slight exaggeration)

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    5. See, I knew it! She writing your biography. That's got to be tough stuff.

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    6. or maybe she's just baking a cake... I heard she calls it a mission impossible :)

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    7. Don't listen to him, Lynda. Dezz, you're horrible.

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    8. What? She told me herself.....

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    9. I bake cakes! well, one kind of cake: Chocolate cake!! Nom nom nom.
      I'm rather skilled with eating them too.

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    10. You do? How come I didn't know? How come Dezzy did? Nom nom nom sounds pretty good to me. Still, I'm not convinced it's got anything to do with your secret duck singing non script writing project.

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    11. I made cake on the weekend because all this talk of cake made me crave one. In a small way it does have something to do with the mystery project--I needed a brief distraction. lol.

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    12. You did? Was is delicious? I bet it was. No ducks to steal that one from you either. Or a Cat.... The mystery project and cake but in a small way.... The plot thickens!

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    13. There is a cat, but not THE cat. And I didn't let her get close to the cake. The cake was more than delicious. It was NOM! Chocolate cake (because that's what I make) with orange zest and dark chocolate buds so you get gooey bits inside. More than one nom, it's nom nom nom!
      I've decided. I will share on May 7th a little of what my mystery project involves.

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  4. Yes she should do it. And you're going to need a good Quality Control person to "test" the cakes to make sure they are up to par. OK, fine I'll do it.

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    1. Thank you for agreeing with him who she does not agree with. I know I could count on you, sir. I bet you'd make a fantastically, nay, wonderfully, nay, superbly skillful Quality Control person too. Do you reckon there would be anything left to, you know, sell? OK, fine... let's do it. ANGIE! WHERE'S HIS CAKE?! UNICORN SHAPED!

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  5. Angie should do whatever she wants, and you should stay out of her way.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. And I love you too. Damn Janie, why do you have to be so charmingly candid? And what if I told you it had been her whim in the first place, I made it real and she backed out on me? Well? On my side yet? Anyhootertutor, how are your cake baking skills these days? I remember something about some delicious cake you once made. Let's get into business and get filthy rich. Not to buy our own personal slaves or a golden turd but just to buy ourselves freedom. Are you in?

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  6. I don't know
    The money may flow
    But it would be a ton of work
    So for her may not be a perk
    She could get like your snore
    Be mad and stressed out and start to roar
    I guess then you could be in tune
    Snore and roar under the moon lol

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    1. You don't know at my show?
      Say it ain't so….
      A ton of work? How about a healthy bit?
      You wrote three books at a time.. shit!
      I mean sh-t! Your talent didn't go wasted
      Still in one piece or were you pasted?
      But I guess The Cat's got a point
      At my blueman pie kinda joint
      Things could be tough
      When success ain't enough
      And you need a driver or two
      And a castle on Bora too
      And more and more at your door
      A golden floor
      Your very own shore
      Where you can snore
      And champagne to pour
      Twenty-four
      Seven
      From eleven till eleven
      That's when it would get a bit much
      All I want for her is a future that's fine
      Let's toast and have some bluewine

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    2. Well that is true
      If it brings joy to her at your zoo
      Go for it indeed
      No matter the work at her feed
      Not everyone likes to work like the cat
      So have to be sure at your mat
      But after the start
      When she gets everyone's heart
      She can hire employees to do it
      And sit back saying I'm too old for this shit
      Collecting the dough
      As off to bora bora you go

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    3. Hard work can be fun
      As long as we're not talking Chicken Run
      Go for it, that's right
      No success without a fight
      Even if it takes all night
      When you see the light
      We can take a bite
      It'll taste great
      So worth the wait
      Kaching kaching too
      Employees working for you
      That's the way I see it Mr. Cat
      How do you feel about that?

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    4. You guys have mad verse skills
      Mine sucks... I'd better go feed the ducks... (lol)

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    5. That works for me
      Here at my sea
      work and work and work some more
      And then never have to work again at your shore
      Let all those below do the work
      And just sit and collect the dough, such a perk

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    6. Pat, Lynda's off to feed the ducks
      Not interested in making some bucks
      Or maybe that's her secret project thing
      Feeding the ducks, making them sing
      Next thing you know
      She's got her own show
      Maybe she can make you sing too
      No need for part 4 of some you-know-who shoe
      "Cats and ducks" is like cats and dogs
      Or a Riot Kitten who jogs
      Or a Blueman eating um.. logs?
      Well, you get the idea at your shore
      No need for me to tell you more
      I bet it works for you
      Maybe I could come and work for you too
      No? What do you mean no?
      I would destroy your show?
      How rude!
      It's time for a very long interlude

      INTERLUDE

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    7. Singing ducks... onto something you might be!
      We will just have to wait and see.
      Seems my verse has degenerated into Yoda
      Someone get me a soda...

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    8. I knew it. Well, I'm patient, Lynda. Curious too. Nom nom nom. You know...

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    9. Singing ducks would be grand
      They could sing across the land
      Then when they are beat
      The cat would have some tasty treat
      Secret project up in smoke
      Come now don't choke
      You eat logs?
      Is that like dogs?
      If so never come near me
      That is a tad too nasty
      No wonder you are blue
      Don't you know that can poison you
      Unless it goes back in the other end
      Yep, that is a growing trend
      Works for may too
      Who knew you could be cured through healthy poo
      They take a healthy person's crap
      Then shove it up a sick chap
      Poof, sick no more
      At least for some things at ones shore
      And look where you made me go
      Time to hear the ducks sing all in a row

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    10. What did I do oh what did I do
      I made you talk about your favorite word poo
      Poof sick no more that cure is great
      Kind a smelly though but worth the wait
      So you have ducks for dinner too
      Breakfast and lunch at your shoe
      Lynda will surprize us all I'm sure
      With a singing duck at her um... door

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    11. The ducks they did get retired
      After in the pond they got mired.
      The mystery project battles on
      So here endeth the song

      he said, "poo!" giggle

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    12. He did he did that dirty cat did
      I now very well where that poo he hid
      See now I'm like you talking like Yoda
      He'd rather be drinking milk than soda
      Your secret mission will be a blast
      Making us look like a thing from the past
      Nom nom nom you know....

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    13. Hidden poo can be a dangerous thing
      You could accidently step in it and go zing!
      And how do you know he'd prefer milk over soda?
      If we want the truth, we should ask Yoda.

      Just going with the flow
      You know?

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  7. Her cakes are absolutely lovely! However, I say if she doesn't want to do it for pay, then that's ok. I've often had people ask me to make them something for pay, but when it becomes work, it's no longer fun. Sometimes it's just nice to keep our creative side reserved just as a hobby.

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    1. That's okay? So who's going to pay the bills... me? But I hear you, Theresa. You do have a point. But I always say, Give it a try first. You might like it. It could still be fun. No?

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    2. it's true, when you have to make a cake on a deadline and with your creative process limited by your customer's vision and expectations, the baking ain't fun no more....

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    3. Well, us women do tend to keep our men around for the simple joy of letting them pay the bills from time to time ;)

      I do see what you are saying too. She could get a little thrill when she sees how happy she makes her customers with a custom cake. My cousin does cake baking for a living and is always so happy when she gets positive feedback from her customers.

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    4. @The Dezz - That's talking a glass that's half empty. Hard work and deadlines can be fun, like a challenge. I told her to only make exclusive cakes so she can focus on just a couple of big cakes a week. No producton work in our cave, no Sir.
      Theresa Mahoney - Tell me something I don't know. I've got dealines every week and I'm still going strong, loving my job. Happy customers will come back and tell their friends... on FaceBook. Did I say, "Facebook"? Darn.

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    5. I myself don't do big and fancy cakes :) I do smaller ones or delightfully packed ones :) And I see Angie does fondant too, I don't.

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    6. Of course you don't DO big cakes. It's not like you want to outdo that guy in some dirty pie movie, right? Ah you DO smaller ones. I prefer smaller ones too. Um... What are we talking about? Cakes? What do you mean... "cakes"? Okay, let's talk about cakes. Angie does fondant too, yes, but never the cheap stuff. I don't remember why. It's got something to do with differences in smoothness. You don't? And you want me to be your handsome bureaucratic manager?

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    7. I'm more into piping... the old fashioned, and tougher, way :) It is so relaxing when you hear the filling burst out and splatter around.... and you can lick your fingers too :)

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    8. Damn, Dezz. There goes my lunch. Speaking of which, how come Gloria Dear hasn't stopped by yet?

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    9. what's so disgusting about decorating a cake? :)
      I've no idea, Gloria hasn't visited me in ages or possibly centuries... depends what's the time zone in Chile....

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    10. hopefully not in southern parts.....

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  8. She should definitely do it, if she wants to. Or she could go on one of those cooking channel shows. What's that one? Cake Boss, or something like that. I never watched it, but I hear they can get up to some serious cake-related hijinks up in those kitchens.

    Oh, and I'll gladly join Christian in the Cake Tasting Department. You should totally make me Manager of that department. I won't let you down.

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    1. Cake Boss, yes. That's the Buddy is was talking about who would 'borrow' my blueprints. Get it... BLUEprints? Of course you get, being our future Manager of the Serious Cake Tasting Department. Our control room, say. Just one question before we take you on and give you a truckload of cash to lend us your talent.... What do you think of that bluecake? Doesn't it look strangely deliciously tasty too?

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    2. Oh yes, in my expert opinion, there's no cake quite like blue cake. You really can't go wrong when it comes to the color blue.

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    3. Candice, I hereby declare you my favorite new friend. Blue thumb going up. You've got impeccable taste. Eat your heart out FB fetishists. There, I said it.

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    4. Cool! Is there a plaque, or a trophy that goes with this title?

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    5. You betcha. Plus your picture in the press.

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  9. Wow, she really made cakes that looked like that, and were made of...well...cake? That's fucking impressive. I make good cakes but they aren't works of art like that.

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    1. Ah there you are! My favorite non-violent kitten. It is fucking impressive (hey, you like swearing, don't ya?) and there are more where those came from. Too bad they're not going to mucho paying customers who have mucho eating friends who have mucho kachingching. Yours are not works of art? How's that even possible?

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  10. Just imagine what you could have done with that $12? I think of all the, um, uh, well, geez, Blue, you can't even fill up your car for $12. Give Angie a kiss, a hug, tell her how much you love her, her cakes and her baked goods! hehehe

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    1. I knew you'd understand. Twelve bucks... Just think about it. Socks at a dollar store.... hair accessories.... at a dollar store. The list is endless. Okay, so it's not much, but it took me three hours to figure out how to get that .com to work. My hourly rate is $100, so do the math... hehehe

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    2. Your hourly rate? Sheesh, she should be charging you! Don't forget, Blue, we've seen just how beautiful your wife is! hehehe Hope life is treating you well.

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    3. Are you telling me you failed to notice the handsome groom right next to her in the same picture? Oh darn. How are you today?

      Life's been treating me much better. Knock on wood.

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  11. I think Angie makes beautiful cakes and has a keen business sense. Who eats cake these days? Not a single person I know with perhaps the exception of my 51 year old son who can still wear his high-shcool jeans. Wheat flour has genetically changed and one granual of sugar ticks off the liver and it sends a pooch-out signal to the fat cells. It's not our fault we can't eat cake..... it's the chemicals and poisons that have been introduced into our food-stuff. I'd love to eat a piece of that cake.....if my liver wouldn't find out. Ha But unfortunately, it always does and yells, "SHE'S EATING CAKE." Then I spend a week trying to shuck the extra pounds of protection from my liver. Naugh, ain't worth it.

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    1. Well, I suppose they would be wedding cakes. That's how you can still get people to eat a bit of marzipan. I agree, there's so much chemical junk in our food these days that we really shouldn't be eating, it's incredible. I try to be aware of what I'm eating, though. It's not like I have a choice.

      You've got one smart liver, Manzanita. I hope it isn't giving you too many problems. No cake is worth risking your health.

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  12. Her cakes are gorgeous. I don't know why she won't make your dreams come true... :(

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    1. Hi Robin. Yes, her cakes look great and taste even better. I don't know why she won't make my BMW um... dreams come true. She's the quiet type, you see. Maybe I'll find out when I get my pension.

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  13. I think I would buy a Grumster cake... maybe not eat it, but to leave it on the bedside table as a wake up call. :-)

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    1. Hahaha smart thinking. WHAT! AS A WAKE UP CALL? Not to turn it into a shrine?

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    2. I can appreciate a good joke. I like your style. So... you're ordering how many?

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  14. She made those? Seriously? OMG. She could get mega bucks.

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    1. I never joke about works of art. You're talking about the Blue Grumpy Cake, right? No?

      Mega bucks, and not for the sake of mega bucks but to earn a decent living, is all.

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    2. yep, some people would pay mega bucks to get rid of that Blue Grumpy cake :P

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    3. I'll pretend you didn't say that. It's hard, though.

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    4. somebody should eat it before it gets too hard and stale....

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  15. We buy cakes from a lady my husband work with for our celebrations. She does a nice job, but they're no where NEAR as nice as these. I love pretty cakes. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to them, of where your first cake pictured (that I love, love, love) is going right now.

    That being said, if it won't make her happy, you don't want her to do it, money or no money. :)

    Happy Thursday to you!

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    1. But how does one live on air? She's got a talent and she could use it to earn a decent living. Yes, that first cake is very hard to make. It's so incredibly polished you'd think I made it. :p

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    1. My point exactly. Never waste a talent. Look at you... You're a writer.... Writing is hard work but does that keep you from writing? It does? ;)

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  17. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

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    1. You think so, Jerry? I for one wouldn't recommend it unless you've got a thing for all things blue ;) Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. It was my birthday yesterday, Blue. I'd have paid a gazillion squid for a cake with your face on so I could eat it and laugh like the mad hatter! That bride of yours has Skills dripping out of her fingertips! (Wink, wink) You lucky old sod!

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    1. #HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO JULES
      HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO JULES
      STILL LOOKING MIGHTY FINE JULIEEEEEEETTE
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUI

      Pretty good singing for an old sod like me eh?

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    2. Birthday Jules?

      Why wasn;t THIS on the jnews?!?!?! I have to listen to a host of other crap that someone deems to be news, yet not mention of the incredible Ms Jules' birthday..

      Happy Birthday, dear!!!

      ~shoes~

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    3. Happy B-day, Juliette! Blue, go and make her a cake!

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    4. Me? Do you dislike her that much?

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    5. OK then, pay Angie to do it! And don't be cheap....

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    6. Why thank you....*She swoons at the loving and high spirited remarks from the most beautiful bloggers.* NOW MAKE ME A CAKE! *smiles*

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  19. Good morning, Grumpster..

    I like that image of you as a cake!!

    How are you? I've managed to throw my lower back out of whack here with a short time left before school is out... it hurts like a mother trucker...

    AUGH!!!

    Just wanted to drop in and say 'hi'...

    HI~

    ~shoes~

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    1. Good morning, Professor Red Shoes AKA Captain Harrrr. Dear Lord, what did you do?! I'm sorry to hear your back hurts like a mother something.... oh trucker, I see. But... now what?

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    2. Now What

      Well, Hell... we eat CAKE!!!

      ~shoes~

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    3. Sounds like a plan! How about a Red Shoes Cake? Let's do it!

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  20. I love cake, doesn't even matter what kind.

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    1. Good... our first customer. Could I interest you in our Extra Bloody Vampire Cake?

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  21. Gidday, Blue! Well, let me say, I haven't a sweet tooth by any stretch of the imagination ...but, I do buy them for other people. And oh my... Angie made that?? That is some cake! Crikey, get her the necessary tools of the trade (if she hasn't already) and get her to work!

    And Angie, if you're reading this, you are sooooooo talented! I have a friend in the cake business (talented much like you) and may I say, she is sought after. Truly. I think maybe, Blue is right :)

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  22. Holy crap my man! Beg that woman on bended knee for sure! That is a lot of talent!
    However, if she is just doing it for fun, then it takes the pleasure out of it to start a business. You might never get another cake is what I am telling you. Kinda like being a married hooker. My guess that husband doesn't get any either. Just saying.

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  23. Haha! You are a funny babyhow you cry Grumpy blue.
    So she made these wonderful cakes?
    Amazing! And what was inside, how taste? Bluberries or chocolate I wanna see a piece please to give my opinion lol
    And told Dezzy he can visit me too:)
    I

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    1. thanks, Gloria Dear, send me an airplane ticket and I will come over for a cake...
      Blue, do we have 100 comments, yet?

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    2. @Wendy - She's got pretty much all the tools of the trade. It's hard to get her to work. She usually gets me to work. She thanks you for the complement.

      @Life Happens - Hi Melynda, if crap never used to be holy, you bet it's holy now. You might have a point there.... no more um... cake for me... that would be even more depressing, because you know I love my um... cake. Thanks for the advice.

      Gloria Dear - Funny? Me? Nobody ever thinks I'm funny like a bunny eating honey counting money when it's sunny. Yes, she made them. I was there. Very much there. Both are strawberry cakes with I don't know what. Angie's not here right now, but I'm sure about the strawberries. My own cake, you know the most classic one of the three cakes on display here, is most definitely a blueberry cake.

      @Dezzmeister - Dezz,you should go and pay Gloria Dear a visit. (Be careful what you wish for, Gloria.) 100? I'd say 1,000 in the Gloria & Dezzy Show.

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    3. yes sure has to be with with blueberries:)
      I find a lovely récipe with blueberries, I hope to make soon !!

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    4. As a birthday present on June 14? :)

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  24. And to give my opinion I need the other picture of a piece of these cakes please:))

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    1. yes, Gloria Dear is right, we need a picture of it sliced to see the inside!

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    2. Of course we need that Dezzy to give a real opinion! Come on grumpy what had inside these cakes:)

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    3. If I had them, I would send them to you so you could take a bite. :) Dezzy always wants to take a bite...

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  25. There are no such pictures. Angie doesn't want to see her cakes being cut into little pieces. Maybe if you lend me your penguin time machine, I can go back and do a proper job. And I'll buy tomorrow's winning lottery ticket so Angie won't have to listen to my complaining. I would be rich and hire Gloria to bake my blueberry cakes.

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    1. I want a picture and slice of the cake with YOUR face. pretty!

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    2. Im impressed ! she is really an amazing chef!
      (But why always has you on diet?)

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    3. I'm always on a diet because I have a sweet tooth. I love candy. I'll ask her to make a blueberry blueman cake, slices and all.

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    4. isn't bad have a sweet tooth lol
      You only have to eat healthy and sometimes some treats:)

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    5. tomorrow I will post something more healthy lol
      I make savoy thing a lot but not always I can' t take pictures.
      The twins say:
      Where is she?
      (Espe) she is taking pictures again
      (ditto) Im hungry
      Espe ) you always are hungry
      Ditto) finally here she comes!
      (Espe) good!:)

      tell me who can take pictures with these two talking??
      anyway now she is working and he studing so happens only the weekends!
      (Did you love my story?) is absolutely real haha

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    6. I'll have a look, Gloria Dear. :) Tell me, who do they take after? Do they look like you? Yes, of course I love your story. How could I not?

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    7. noot more long stories grumpy !

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    8. Yes sorry I go too much wherr the cat:)

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  26. Cakes look lovely. Oh my! She made it? Hats off to Angie, her hands needs more bangles :) Someone is definitely sitting on oe goldmine.

    And about that blue cake, yes, we start off with eyes, then slice into half and then face and turn blue to zombie before he is swallowed and digested? Graphic enough?

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    1. I like your style. According to wikipedia that is the ONLY way to safely eat a blueman cake.

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  27. Of course she should definitely give it a try. Those are marvelous-looking samples and as you attest they all taste great. It will definitely succeed considering a plus the hubby's enthusiasm about the idea.

    The "Blue" cake looks cute. I love to cut if for you ha ha :P

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    1. That's what I thought. Especially since she'd warmed to the idea of starting a business.Everyone wants a piece of me....

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    2. Grumpy you don't like my story with twins?
      :( you don't say nothing..

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    3. Oh I've been busy correcting my PhD's articles. I'll be back real soon.

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    4. Sorry grumpy Im really busy too!

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    5. You know you never have to say sorry to your friend Blue, Gloria Dear. :)

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    6. I think is good say sorry dear blue!
      Have a nice day!

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  28. I used to work with a guy whose wife made cakes "professionally." I use that term very loosely. They looked like something a 6th grader would put together for a science project, but still people in the office bought them because they felt some kind of obligation.

    What I'm saying is that I'd totally buy one of Angie's cakes (even with your mug on it) and not out of obligation. Plus, I could get to say "I ate your face." Not many people can say that about anyone, unless you're Jeffrey Dahmer.

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    1. Thanks, fellas. "Not out of obligation"... That's a wonderful compliment I'll make sure to pass on to the missus, and I know you mean it too. But... even with my mug on it? You're not drinking beer now, are ya?

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  29. Just stopped by to say 'hey'. 145 comments. That's amazing. You go, Blue!

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    1. You know I love it when you stop by, Sandra. Well, 145 comments divided by 2 because I answer each and every one of you :)

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  30. I normally always side with the wife in these circumstance, just out of girl principle and all, but in this case, Blue, I do think you are correct! The cakes look amazing. And it's something that most people could never do. I know we can't eat those cakes through the internet, but could you slice one of those open and let us sniff it?

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    1. Why, thank you Kianwi. I thought you'd side with Ms. Bollywood. As for the cake sniffing.... are you telling me you don't have a Sniff Sniff app installed on your iPhone?

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  31. Quite late coming into the fray, Blue! Having your cake and eating it! That'll be fun. It's something that had bothered many people before! Many tried to do it but they fared miserably! I wonder if it can be done with some legwork! Nicely!

    Hank

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    1. My Main Man Hank... I'm pretty late myself, being momentarily swamped with work. I never get to have my cake and eat it. I do find myself getting the bill and pay it. ;)

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  32. What a fun blog. And I want that cake. Where were you when I needed a wedding cake for my daughter?! Such talent.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome, Debi O'Neille... That's a fine name to remember. A wedding cake for your daughter.... is that a fact? Well, I don't know. Maybe I was not even married to the Missus myself :) #Oh happy dayyyyyy...# Wait! Strike that!

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  33. I think I would like to order the Blue Guy cake..can Angie whip me up one? I mean what other cake would I want a blue guy cake for a blue lady..I wonder if it is blueberry fruit filled?

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    1. There you are. I've been waiting for you, blue lady. You have been missed. Of course it's blueberry fruit filled with a bit of rum to dry those inner tears. How are you Truedessa, Mistress of Poetry?

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  34. You can have your cake and eat it, too--you just need two cakes! Okay...I guess then you wouldn't have your "cake," singular... I love looking at pretty cakes, though. I have a feeling Angie could turn your rendition of a cake into something beautiful.

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    1. Hi there, Stephanie. I don't believe we've been introduced. How nice to meet you. If there's anyone who could turn my pretty awful blueman cake design into something strangely edible, my bets would be on Angie Dear, alright. Two cakes... sounds like a plan to me. ;)

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