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Stay Puft Ectoplasm Cake

If you saw (and/or wept tears of inspiration and joy during, like I did) the “Like a Girl” campaign during the Super Bowl last weekend, then you now know how to run and punch like a girl. Well, come 2016, we’re also going to learn how to fight ghosts like a girl. By four of my favorite comedian juggernauts. And, girls. I’m getting emotional again just thinking about it.

So, I thought I’d do what I do best and bake a treat in their honor (and pull a script off the shelf of the Writers Guild Foundation Library).

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Below is a glorious conglomeration of cake, photos, recipe, and script pages from the original Ghostbusters draft written by Dan Aykroyd in 1983. This script has been flying off the shelf of the Foundation Library like the card catalogues in the opening scene of the original film (although the WGF Library is less haunted by ghosts than aspiring screenwriters and film scholars – although we welcome all types, dead or alive).

May this weird and wonderful mixture of media be my tribute to girls doing their thing everywhere and one small fist in the air for gender-bending remakes.


1 box King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix
½ cup butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 package green Jello (I used lime flavored.)
1 carton whipping cream


1. Prepare the cake mix per the instructions from the intrepid souls at King Arthur Flour.
2. Let the cake cool for 5 minutes in its pan, then gently remove and place on a cooling rack.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the jello packet according to the instructions.
4. When the cake is completely cooled, put back into the pan and using a knife or fork, poke holes, from top to bottom, all over the cake.
5. Pour the liquid Jello over the cake, focusing especially on the holes you just poked. (Pour a small bit of Jello into a cup and refrigerate, if you would like to top your cake with ectoplasm like we did). 
6. Refrigerate the cake for at least an hour.
7. Beat the whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks. Frost as you like.


This post is courtesy of the talented chefs at Garlic, My Soul!  Be sure to stop by their website to see posts like this one and many more! 

In addition and as a special treat for Ghostbusters fans, the good folks at the Writers Guild Foundation provided Fanboy Comics with several pages from the film scripts, which may be viewed at their library in Los Angeles, CA!

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Ghostbusters p2 17a
Ghostbusters p132 136
Ghostbusters p133 2e0
Ghostbusters p134 9c2




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