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around the cake.

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Wayne Thiebaud’s Around the Cake is probably my dream come true: Immediate access to dessert (the most beautiful promenade of individual slices) AND no evidence (like the ever-widening Pacmac mouth that that hints at yes, I had another slice).

Breakfast of champions, really.

 

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pb&j

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Can someone just come to my doorstep and drop this off? Either the painting or the actual open-faced peanut butter and jelly. Well, both, ideally.

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one of each

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This is an appropriate breakfast, right?

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d’oh

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One for each time I’m going to say, “It’s only Tuesday?!” today. Guaranteed gone by….nine-thirty this morning.

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crocker of

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I was so pumped to learn Wayne Theibaud’s Boston Cremes and Pies, Pies, Pies were a part the Crocker Art Museum collection. And then I realized that Betty Crocker isn’t actually a real person — it’s named after the California Supreme Court Justice.

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So while I had MY MOMENT of this being in the Betty Crocker Museum, I discovered Betty Crocker’s image is as boring as you’d think it’d be. As her image changed, artists reinvented the brunette, brownie-lovin’ broad to be

“a professional woman, approachable, friendly, competent and as comfortable in the boardroom as she is in the dining room.”

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