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Kori Bakes: Funfetti. Enough said. May 17, 2010

Filed under: Brilliant things,Cooking,Merchandise — Kori Learns @ 3:51 PM


Okay, maybe I could say a little more.

I, Kori Learns, will never be confused with a culinary genius.  I do not make dishes more complex than the rare plate of scrambled eggs or the occasional grilled cheese.

Sometimes however, I bake.  In the past it’s been pies, but on Sunday I woke up and thought “Kori, it’s time to challenge yourself.  It’s time to take some initiative and expand your horizons.  Dream big.  Live large.”  Also, it is officially the start of the Cake-tatorship…so I had to make something.  So I made Funfetti.

Martufo kindly provided me with a box of Funfetti.  Funfetti is scientifically proven to be the quickest way to start a party and cure those Monday blues (see empirical evidence below).  Funfetti is hands down the absolute best type of cake from a box, and to be honest one of the best cake types of all time.  It is unsurpassed in both festiveness and deliciousness.  There are almost no occasions where sprinkle filled batter doesn’t add a little something something.

Empirical evidence of Funfetti’s greatness:  It is 3:36 PM and almost the entire cake is gone.  Considering the cake eating start time was 1:00 PM, we’re clearly dealing with a high demand item.  Smiles in the office abound.

As if Funfetti alone wasn’t enough to insure my success and a brilliant, action packed start to the Cake-tatorship, I made my own frosting.  That’s right kids, I made it all by myself.  Here’s the recipe:

For 1 cup of confectionary sugar add:

2 Tbsps softened butter

2-3 Tsps milk

1 Tsp vanilla extract

My homemade frosting was a home run, solidifying my Funfetti cake in the Kori Learns Baking Hall of Fame.  Game over.  Match point.  Funfetti wins.



Critical Corner – Dunkin’ Donuts Bagel Twists April 15, 2010

Filed under: Criticism,Merchandise — Amanda @ 9:51 AM

A New Twist on a Bakery Favorite?   Try, the Bastard Son of a Bagel.

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, has baked up a new way for bagel lovers to take a bite of their favorite snack. Dunkin’ Donuts today introduced new Bagel Twists, an innovative new “twist” on the beloved bakery item that makes it easier than ever to enjoy a bagel, any time of the day whether you’re on-the-go at work or play.

Dunkin’ Donuts Press Release April 5, 2010

So, a handheld bakery item with cheese in the middle wasn’t convenient enough for you?  You need to elongate and twist your bagel in order to eat it on the go now?

Personally, I think this is just a ploy for Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate cream cheese.  Why do you insist on putting milk and sugar in my coffee for me (usually to excess), but you can’t spread my cream cheese on my bagel?

This “innovative new twist” is anything but that.  Stretched dough covered in cinnamon?  That’s a churro.

UPDATE:  We are not the only ones to complain. See additional review here!


Tupperware April 9, 2010

Filed under: Merchandise — Amanda @ 1:31 PM

Tupperware was developed in 1946 by Earl Silas Tupper (1907-1983) in the USA.  He developed plastic containers used in households to contain food and keep it airtight.  The formerly patented “burping seal” is a famous aspect of Tupperware, which distinguished it from competitors. 

Kori should listen to Amanda when she gives advice about Tupperware.  Otherwise she will be replaced by Tupperware.