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and then our cake had no frosting

and then our cake had no frosting

Tue, 04/20/2010
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HEY EVERYONE

Thu, 04/22/2010 - 20:38 by Ananth in response to and then our cake had no frosting

Hey guys -- 

It doesn't look like there's going to be a comic today - we're swamped with work. We'll try to put up a little something if we can find the time, sorry about that! Things will be back to normal next week. 

Have a great weekend! Hopefully we'll catch you at Tora-con!

Frosting Recipe!

Wed, 04/21/2010 - 10:59 by Aido in response to and then our cake had no frosting

A lot of people have been requesting the frosting recipe I used, so I'll share it here!

Basically what I did was make a standard buttercream frosting, but replaced the sugar with a package of instant pudding.  The resulting frosting is rich, ridiculously thick and less sweet than store-bought frostings.  I haven't seen this online anywhere, but I'm certain I'm not the first person to do this.

Ingredients:

• 1 pkg. instant pudding, any flavor
• 1/2 pint cream (you can more or less depending on how thick you want it, heck you can also use milk if you just want thick pudding on your cake, which I've done before and is pretty awesome)
• 1/2 stick unsweetened butter, melted (or more, whatever you want)
• Confectioner's sugar, to taste (I don't add any extra sugar since I'm not huge on overly sweet things)

Blend everything together.  Put on a cake, or eat with a spoon, whichever.  Frosts one cake.

All of the online recipes I've seen for pudding frosting call for Cool-Whip, which I'm sure is super delicious.

O-OH and I should mention, I don't pretend to be a good cook, so your mileage might vary with this recipe.  I kinda just made it up on the fly, which is why the measurements are so "eh whatever, use your best judgement."

Good luck!

Tora-con this weekend!

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 17:37 by Ananth in response to and then our cake had no frosting

A while back, George bought frosting for the pill cookies that went with his Dr. Mario costume. John's since been taking care of the frosting by squeezing it onto a spoon and eating it. What I'm trying to say is that give him the frosting and run away while he's distracted. 

We ordered new bookmarks today. Those cat bookmarks will be back, and they'll be joined by a puppy bookmark and a Maw bookmark. 

We are getting ready for Tora-con in Rochester, NY this weekend! Come say hi, we'll be hanging out and we'll have some tees and stuff. Oh, I also forgot to tell Conrad but he's totally on our panel. Sorry buddy. 

See you Thursday!