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Turtles in a Pie Tin! Turtle Power!
March 31, 2010, 3:33 pm
Filed under: Desert, Ramblings | Tags: , , , ,

So, this has nothing to do with anything, really, but…

I’m kind of obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I’m only 24, so in my childhood heyday, TMNT were my little kid drug of choice.  Seriously, toys can be like crack for little kids!  I just WANTED MORE!!! AHH!!!

As I mentioned before, I was raised in a low-income family, so I didn’t get much.  I did manage to have all the Ninja Turtles, a few bad guys, and their turtle van!  That shit rocked my world!  I of course also had turtle shirts, jammies, and a comforter that I still sleep with (which really creeps my girlfriend out but I don’t care). 

As an adult, I’ve started collecting TMNT stuff.  I have all the original toys still in boxes.  I have a deck of cards, some colorforms, and a few figures from special editions, like the baseball one and the one where they could form back into regular turtles.  I also have a real pet turtle named Ferdinand, and most of my friends call me turtle.  Is this getting weird yet?

It’s about to get weirder!  😀

One of my friends who calls me turtle is dating this really silly guy named Jon.  When he found out I was into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, he just thought that was awesome because he used to be too and still has all the toys.  So we started joking around that we were going to get together for a play date.  Well… we actually scheduled it.  Tonight is officially “turtle time” and Jon and Bird Boobs (my nickname for my friend), my other friend Gina and her boyfriend, and another couple are going over to Jon’s to eat pizza and watch turtle cartoons and play with turtles.

Ridiculous, yes.  Fun, double yes.

So anyway, in preperation for turtle time, I baked two ninja turtle cakes yesterday.  I promise that my recipes will be much more complex and far less ridiculous than this, but I just had to include it.

I just used regular cake batter from a box (I’m really not that into baking at all, just cooking), and I baked the cake into two pie tins.  I flipped them over onto plates and frosted them with regular frosting that I colored with food coloring.  I would’ve liked to have added more details (uh, like mouths… lol) but I ran out of frosting and made a firm decision that I didn’t feel like walking to the grocery store.

Ouila!

Turtle Cake!

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