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CAKE! [20110328|16:34]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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You know what's better than cake? Mystery cake received at work on a Monday morning. So really, nothing is better than cake. Only the mode of delivery can improve cake.

CAKE


Me and mah jam


In the magical pink box of CAKE are six scones, two little pots of jam (raspberry and strawberry), 10 English Breakfast teabags and a little packet of ground coffee. I believe I am expected to provide my own clotted cream. I can do that.
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2011-03-28 18:14 (UTC)
I was girding my loins for a "scones are not cake" tirade (well, I say tirade, more of a paper-thin-excuse-to-wax-mightily-on-the-delights-of-scones...ade), when I found the stale scones apparently go hard (being a scone fan, it's been a good long time since any scone within reach has had the chance).

This means, of course, that they are cakes, and not biscuits. Hurrah for scone-cakes!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-28 20:12 (UTC)
I did wonder if scones were cakes, but the box came from Miss Cranstons Tearoom in Glasgow, and I figured if they were labeling the box "CAKE - FRAGILE - THIS END UP", they knew what they were talking about.
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[User Picture]From: helpful_mammal
2011-03-28 20:47 (UTC)
I would argue that scones are a bread, not a cake as they're leavened with baking soda, not eggs.

Although, were I to argue thus in the presence of scones it might come out as 'mmmfl mmmffl' due to mouthful of scone.

Scones are too delicious for words. And very nearly rhyme with 'nom'.

Edited at 2011-03-28 08:49 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-29 17:32 (UTC)
I bought clotted cream on the way to work. I attempted to bring up the "jam first or cream first" debate with my work colleagues as we consumed the scones. Their answers, curiously enough, were rather 'mmmfl mmmfl'-ish.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2011-03-28 19:50 (UTC)
How lovely! What was the occasion?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-28 20:09 (UTC)
I have no idea. There was no return address, neither was there a gift message inside. Surprise cake!
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[User Picture]From: sneakypeteiii
2011-03-29 00:16 (UTC)
Man, clotted cream is the best. I had some in HK with scones when the 'rents and I went out for afternoon tea.

Also, one of the scones contains a deadly poison.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-29 17:32 (UTC)
It's a good thing I shared them, then. I only had one out of the six. Scone roulette!
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2011-03-29 03:17 (UTC)
Oh goodness, I need a scone fix now. Deluxe has good orange-vanilla-date scones, but that's all the way into town. I should visit Martha's Pantry some day, too, they have proper tea shop hours. There's a place I saw cheese scones at, but I'm blanking now... argh!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-29 17:33 (UTC)
My favourites are the plain scones. I like them because they do what a scone does best: provide a delivery mechanism for clotted cream & jam without interfering with their flavour.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2011-03-29 07:48 (UTC)
Perhaps you have a secret admirer, hoping to woo you through your weakness for tea and cakes?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-29 17:34 (UTC)
Possibly, although I suspect it's more likely a thank-you from some person or organisation for whom I did outreach during Science & Engineering Week.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-29 17:34 (UTC)
(Although tea and cakes would indeed be a very good way of wooing me.)
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[User Picture]From: thalassius
2011-03-29 09:54 (UTC)
I know what this is for - let me know if you feel like finding out :) Or not, if you prefer the mystery.

Scone envy. Mmm, scones.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-29 17:35 (UTC)
Ooh, no, please don't tell me. I like guessing. :D

I brought clotted cream to work today and my labmates & I ate the scones before a meeting. I say "ate" but it was more like "inhaled". Yum.
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[User Picture]From: painted_dreams
2011-03-31 06:46 (UTC)
How lovely, scones and jam :-D mmmm and tea... I agree nothing is better than cake. One day I would like to receive a cake in the shape of a tardis with a little doctor action figure. I'm not sure how I want it to be delivered, I'll have to come up with something cool.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-04-01 16:37 (UTC)
Well, the best way would be for it to be delivered by the Doctor in the Tardis, I reckon!
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