Cupcake Addiction

When Oil and Water Don’t Mix

Posted on: July 9, 2010

Every cupcake recipe I have ever seen always calls for flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, oil, and water, but what happens when oil and water don’t mix well?

As seen by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the mixture of oil and water can create tragedy. In the case of the oil spill in the Gulf, it has created devastation to the environment, loss of jobs for fisherman, and, when it happened, a lot of good people lost their lives.

With 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil spewing from BP’s breached well each day, the impact to the environment and the economy continue to worsen. On a positive note, crews hope to begin replacing the existing containment cap on the leaking well with a larger, more permanent one. This plan of action should start this weekend. On a negative note, while the crews are switching the caps, about 15,000 barrels of oil could flow freely into the Gulf during the switch while there is no cap on the well. A vessel called the Helix Producer will hopefully be there to swallow up the gushing oil during this switch.

To sum up, continue mixing your water and oil together to form those perfectly moist cupcakes I like to call “little pieces of heaven.” Just remember what happens on a larger scale the next time you drip.

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1 Response to "When Oil and Water Don’t Mix"

Great one! =)

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