You know what's a great thing about birthdays? There is almost always a chance that you get a present(s) before or after the actual date. This, my friends, is one of those. My thoughtful friend Sydney got me this lovely cake pan that has a tasting cup. You pour batter into the pan as well as the little cup and set it in to bake. After a couple of minutes, you pull out the cup and taste the cup to ensure that it tastes as lovely as the recipe says it should. Quite genius, no? She got it from quirky where you can make your inventions and ideas come to life. I can't wait to use it; I've got to find the cake recipe to break this bad boy in.