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Best. Birthday cake. EVER.

Last night was the 2010 CSSF Short and Novel Workshops gathering where everyone gets to know one another, and where we talk about how things work in the workshops, logistics, and theory. It also coincided with my birthday this year, which is about the time my first novel ARCs are being printed, so Jean (and others, I hear) made me this awesome cake:



That's James Gunn smiling behind the Cake of Awesomeness™, and me trying not to let the wonderful cake slide off its tray. Did you know good bakeries can take an image and use frosting-jet printing technology to transfer the image to edible goodness? Check it out:



Thanks, y'all! Okay, now I must head up to the dorms for lunch with these kind folks, and then the Workshop officially begins!

Best,
Chris

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m_danson
Jul. 5th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
Looks great. I bet it tasted great too.
rose_lemberg
Jul. 5th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
It was awesome.
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
It did! Choco-vanilla swirl.
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mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Sure was!
cmt2779
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's so cool!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
I was all full o' smiles.
professormass
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
Coolest. Cake! EVER!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
I know!
clevermanka
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
Jean (and others, I hear) made me this awesome cake

Gosh, who could that have been?!? Hmmmm...

It looks beautiful. That baker deserves a big ol' tip. Wow!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for getting him the photo! It printed so nicely.
normalcyispasse
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, I think I need a frosting printer.


. . .I would print porn on EVERYTHING.
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
That would be AWESOME. Your friends would love you forever.
klingonguy
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
happy yummy first novel birthday, dude!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Lawrence!
siro_gravity
Jul. 5th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
omgggggggg!!! that cake is awesome!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Isn't it, though? Y'know, you could have a special section in your classes where you teach frosting-print techniques. It would be very popular and sort of performance-art-like in its impermanence.
roseconnelly
Jul. 5th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had such a wonderful cake for your birthday!

(And I did know. I've had one of my photos published on such a cake.)
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Cool! You should own such a printer, methinks. I'm sure it wouldn't lead to anything bad...
roseconnelly
Jul. 6th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it wouldn't lead to anything bad...

My ass thinks otherwise...
mckitterick
Jul. 7th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Heh. I think your ass might actually like it; it's the rest of you that might disagree with said ass ;-)

I've been so good so far: Last night, I walked the workshoppers down to Silas & Maddy's and didn't get any ice cream for me.
saycestsay
Jul. 5th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
That is just fantastic :) Okay, I know I'm not allowed to miss being there... but I do! Have a great workshop and enjoy the book launch (and lunch), Mr Novelist sir!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Sure, you can miss it! You've been missed, so it's only fair.
kimberlywade
Jul. 5th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Looks like the best birthday cake ever! Hooray!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
'Twas!
jjschwabach
Jul. 6th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
I saw one of those at World Fantasy a couple of years ago at a launch party. It was the first time anyone at the party had seen it, and before they cut the cake, the authors called everyone over to take a look at it.

Way cool.
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
I really didn't want to cut it, but alas....
ericreynolds
Jul. 6th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Looks delicious!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
It was tasty AND fun!
blzblack
Jul. 6th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
Cool!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Too bad you missed it!
orrin
Jul. 6th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
That is a rad cake!
mckitterick
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Sure was - and tasty, too.
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mckitterick
Jul. 7th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
It sure 'nuff was!
rowanda380
Jul. 6th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
random commenter
Happy Belated Birthday!
mckitterick
Jul. 7th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Re: random commenter
Thank you!
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