Monthly Archives: April 2011

100 things to do in 1000 days; #34/46: Watch Spirited Away.

Also, we watched Spirited Away while we baked.


100 things to do in 1000 days; #14: Do some fun creative baking.

I don’t even know where to start with this one. Because I am tired. So excuse the word vomit. Wait, hold on, you’re reading this, you’re used to it.

I don’t really bake, or cook, or do anything that doesn’t involve a microwave and five minutes, and, like so many things on this list, I’ve always wanted to but never really gotten around with it. So when my roommate Hannah suggested making Cookie Monster cupcakes as a way to complete number 14, I was all in. But, as so often happens, our reach may have exceeded our grasp a tad (we learned well from Top Gear).

This was the picture we used as a reference:

We decided to make Cookie Monsters, Grovers, and Oscars, and I was also going to make some peanut butter bees, which I’ve made before, but never by myself. The batter for the peanut butter bees lent itself well to Snuffaluffagus, so we made some of him too.

My favourite Oscar’s the one in the upper left corner. He’s not at all impressed.

We would have made trunks for Snuffles, but, frankly, we couldn’t do it in a family friendly manner, so disembodied eyeballs it is. And we would have stuck a carrot in Cookie’s mouth, since cookies are a sometime food now, but…we didn’t have any.

The Beginning

Peanut Butter Bees

Stabbing Cookie Monster in the Face

The Aftermath