Happy Birthday Mom!

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13″x9″ Carrot Cake

Today is my mom’s birthday and being the thoughtful, loving and caring daughter that I am, I made her a carrot cake – from scratch.

This year I followed along with the recipe from Food Network with the exception of a few things such as pastry flour (All Purpose will have to do), omitting salt, not using a sifter (mine died T^T), using a 13X9 instead of three 9″ round pans and not following the time guidelines. (24 hours before frosting the cake??! Not happening. ) The carrot cake is topped with cream cheese frosting and walnuts – and of course I had to do the obligatory carrots on top. 😀 Since the batter tasted so good I am confident that when it’s time to serve, the completed cake will taste even better! 🙂

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Handmade Anime

Over the years I’ve read a lot of shojo manga and one of my favorites for a while was a shota title called Meru Puri Marchen Prince by Matsuri Hino; the creator of Vampire Knight. As any good otaku, I would look up related fan produced works such as art and MMVs and happened across this project by TheWindyStar on Youtube. She single-handedly attempted to make her own MeruPuri anime! Sadly this project has long been put to pasture, but it just goes to show what someone can accomplish with enough determination!

(I know the voice sounds kinda wonky, however TheWindyStar used her own voice in this project)