Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Curse Of The West Bend Cake Pan....A Curiosity For The Collector Of The Strange And Unusual

*If you scare easily, click away now.* 
You have been warned. 

This is the story of the West Bend Cake Pan. A rare oddity sought after by many collectors. Please read the full disclosure before you make a final decision. If you would still like to possess this item you may find it for sale HERE.





1973

Edna Heffelpoppin was taking a leisurely afternoon walk along a graveyard fence. She stumbled over something and looked down. She saw a beautiful West Bend Shape Cake bundt pan. 'This is perfect!' she thought. 'Now I can make a beautiful cake for my good friend Enid.' Edna took it home and made a lovely cake for Enid. The next morning Enid and Edna woke up with giant warts on their faces. Coincidence? Maybe.


1976

Janet Saffenbocker bought this same bundt pan from a garage sale. It was 10.25" across and 4" high. Perfect size for her Christmas Jell-O mold. Janet went home and made her famous lime, cherry and jalapeƱo Jell-O topped with bacon bits. Her guests loved it. The next morning everyone who ate the
Jell-O woke up bald. Related perchance?


1982

Robert Gobbelbobbin found a bundt pan in nice vintage condition with a slight patina and a small mark on the side in an abandoned lot. 'My wife would love to use this as part of her kitchen decor!' He took it home and his wife displayed it proudly. 2 days later frogs started coming out of all the faucets and filling their home. I don't think this is just happenstance.


2014

Niki Patterson was shopping at a thrift store when she came across an awesome fluted/bundt pan. 'This is great! My son's birthday is coming up and I can make him a cool cake!' After baking the cake it fell apart because she doesn't follow directions well. Her son is now disappointed and has told all his friends on social media what a horrible cake his mom made. (This incident was actually caught on film)

                                         

She is now a social pariah and never leaves her home.

I did some online research and found that this pan was used by a coven of witches in Salem to bake their Cake Of Doom on All Hallows' Eve. They hexed the pan so any person who was not a witch would never benefit from the beautiful cakes it can make.

If you are interested, it comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity For Curses and Hexes written by a real witch doctor named Larry I met at a laundromat. He has confirmed my suspicion of the curse.

Buy this at your own risk!


I am not responsible for any harm that may come from using this pan. Larry told me if you go see him he can remove the curse. He lives in the basement of his mom's house.


Happy Halloween Everyone!

Cheers!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Grand Theft iPhone....And Other Stuff


This is Amelia Pond.

                                         

AKA:
Bean
Booger
Lil' Bit
Monster
Chicken Butt- on account of the chicken on her butt

                                          

She looks like a cute, sweet little pup, but Amelia has a problem. She is a kleptomaniac. 

                                  

Pudding Cups

                                          

Lipstick

                                         

And, most recently, my iPhone. Anyone who has an iPhone knows you don't have to unlock it to take a pic. You just swipe the camera icon and the camera automatically opens. I guess Amelia wanted to get in on this whole Selfie craze. On 3 separate occasions she has taken quite a few selfies. 

The First Attempt

I guess she wasn't happy with it
                                          

The Second Attempt

Artistic, but not quite right
                                  

The Third Attempt

Much Better
                                         

Then of course she had to get a pic of my fat bum trying to get my phone back

                                          

Not my most flattering angle, but better than my drivers license photo. 

And finally she moved on to video. I guess she was hoping to claim her 15 minutes of fame. 


                                    video

If you see this dog, please do not try to capture or subdue. Contact your local authorities.


                                             

Have your pets taken selfies? Photobombs? Or anything just too cute? Share them with me in the comments. I'm a sucker for cuteness!

Cheers!






Saturday, October 3, 2015

An Amazing Discovery For Bakelite Lovers!

I just read an amazing blog post from Angiezilla's Boutique. She stumbled across a new method of testing Bakelite. Most people test with 409, Simichrome or the hot pin test (NEVER DO THAT!). Turns out baking soda will give a positive result as well. It is quite easy. Just dampen a Q-Tip, dip it baking soda and rub gently for about 30 seconds. I put this to the test trying out different plastics. I used 2 items I knew were Bakelite and 2 that were not. And wouldn't you know it, it worked! By Jove, I think she has something! Check out the results below!

                                    
Apple Juice Bakelite hat pin tested positive

                                   
Cherry Red Lucite that could be mistaken as Bakelite tested negative 

                                   
1930's coffee pot with black Bakelite handle tested positive. Many people know black Bakelite frequently gives a false negative result using other methods so this is a fantastic find!

                                   
Apple Juice Lucite that can also be mistaken as Bakelite gave a negative result 

My verdict: This is a proven method. Baking soda is cheap and easily available unlike Simichrome and you don't risk the damage with 409 or the hot pin test (Did I mention to NEVER DO THAT?!) Not only did I get these results, many people have as well and shared it on her blog.

We should bow down to Angie and worship her for this amazing discovery! 


Or at least send her some brownies or something. 

Next time you are unsure if your item is Bakelite pull out that baking soda and test it. Then thank the stars for Angie's awesomeness! (Is the praise a bit too much?)

You can read the full article HERE and make sure to share this information with the world!

Cheers!