If you've been paying attention to International news, you've heard about what the Copenhagen Zoo has been up to.
It isn't good.
Most recently, they killed 4 lions to make room for a big male lion. Apparently, they couldn't find anyone to take them. I don't know about you, but I would find some way to care for them if given the opportunity. I think most other zoos and sanctuaries feel the same way.
But even before those lions were so sadly killed, Marius the giraffe was shot, killed, and dismembered. In front of children. No joke. It seems the Copenhagen Zoo didn't want Marius anymore, and decided it was a good idea to kill him and use it as an educational opportunity for small children. Who I'm sure were really happy and not at all damaged by viewing the death and dismemberment of an adorable and majestic animal. 'Cause that's not scarring at all.
The zoo claims no one really wanted him. Once again; that can't be true! I bet if they asked Ellen DeGeneres, she would agree to take him and care for him. Yes she would. And the other 4 lions. Dang it; she'd take the whole zoo if she had to!
We want to boycott this zoo...but we live in Minnesota. So that's not really an option. But we can begin the trend of filling the internet with memories of these animals. And maybe the Copenhagen Zoo will notice and realize how stupid they are. And because of who we are...a little fun. Enter the Marius Cake.
Join us in celebrating and remembering Marius! Post photos of things that remind you of giraffes and lions to your Twitter and Instagram and tag us (@miznelliebellie) so we can respond! Oh...and the @CopenhagenZoo.
To be clear; we don't hate all zoos. We think the Minnesota Zoo does a pretty good job. Really. We're just really frustrated that Marius "had" to die. And we eat when we are frustrated, hence the Marius cake.
Marius the giraffe cake.
- 1 yellow cake box mix
- 1 chocolate cake box mix
- 3 cups chocolate frosting we used homemade, but you can buy it from the store
- eggs water, and oil: whatever quantities the box mixes say you'll need.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix both cake mixes according to the directions on the box (in separate bowls).
- Grease 2 (or 4 if you have them) 8 inch round cake pans.
- Pour one cup yellow batter into the center of the pan.
- Pour one cup chocolate batter into the center of the pan, on top of the yellow batter. The yellow batter should spread slightly so you have rings.
- Repeat until the pan is filled ½ of the way with batter.
- Repeat process with each additional pan.
- Bake the cakes, let them cool slightly, then flip out of the pan and cool completely.
- After the cakes have completely cooled, begin layering. Place a small amount of frosting in between each layer. After all layers have been added, put a thin layer of frosting along the outside. (this is called a crumb coat).
- Place cake in fridge of freezer until frosting is stiff to the touch.
- Spread on the remaining frosting.
- Add cake toppers of your choice!