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Coming from a state champion baker:



If y’all use a decent box mix and use melted butter instead of vegetable oil, an extra egg, and milk instead of water, no one can tell the difference. I sure as hell can’t. 

Also, if you add a little almond extract to vanilla cake, or a little coffee to chocolate cake, it sends it through the roof. 

This concludes me attempting to be helpful. 

I never got box mixes…if you have to add the butter and the egg and the milk, then aren’t the contents of the box just flour and sugar?

(no, I don’t know anything about baking. whoowndachiefs , wanna be the expert?)

Well … yes and no.

The Pillsbury chocolate cake mix I just pulled off my pantry shelf lists flour, sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, baking powder and cocoa as the bulk of the mix.

The rest of the ingredient list is a bunch of processed … stuff.

The assorted processed “stuff” is designed to replicate the sorcery that happens when dairy fats and proteins are mixed with eggs, flour and sugar and heated up — plus increase shelf life and who knows what else.

The box says you just add water, oil and eggs.

So by going off-script and using butter and milk, this person is just adding what the mix has already compensated for. And that will probably boost the moisture and texture, making it seem like a from-scratch cake because, well, it pretty much is a from-scratch cake loaded up on processed “stuff” steroids.

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Meanwhile, in prehistoric Canada…..

No no, you don’t understand, moose really do get that big. Take it from a Canadian. I’ve seen that bullshit in person. Scary as all heck.

I live in Alaska and this exists. Trust me. It exists.

I thought this was one of the optical illusion camera trick thingies. 

I saw one when I was canoeing it was amazing, they are really this huge.:)

They’re like North America’s version of elephants @_____@

((true story, living in the country in Alberta I was late for school on multiple occasions because you do not leave the house when moose are hanging around the car. These guys average to 7 feet tall at the shoulder, that’s not including the antlers, 10 feet long and have an antler span of 6 feet. Average males weigh between 840 -1540 pounds.

You do not fuck with the giant deer. You drive slow at night because if you hit one of these with your car, you will die and it might walk away.

You don’t fuck with deer Hulk.))

Yup, we were headed north for some camp fun, looked out the car window and all I saw were legs.

when i see a moose i reblog a moose

Dude when I visited Canada when I was 17 I was staying at this place called the Keltic Lodge or something like that and they had to close down the pool because moose were hanging around it.

Male Alaska Moose can stand over 2.1 m (7 ft) at the shoulder, and weigh over 630 kg (1,386 lbs). The antlers on average have a span of 1.8 m (6 ft). Female Alaska Moose stand on average 1.8 m (6–7 ft) at the shoulder and can weigh close to 480 kg (1,056 lbs). The Alaska Moose with the Chukotka Moose, matches the extinct Irish Elk as the largest deer of all time.


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