I finally decided to make one of the cake mixes that you so kindly sent me. It was a little more work than normal and required a lot of improvising. The biggest hurdle was the fact that I did not have any kind of cake pan. I ran to the store to see if there was anything disposable, but I was out of luck and was not going to spend $25 on a pan. So, I came home and settled on the broiler pan. It is larger than a cake pan, but it can withstand the oven temperatures. The only real downside was that I ended up with a cake that was only about 3/4 - 1 inch thick. The real trick was making sure that it didn't over cook. Even though the package said 25-30 minutes, this was done in about 20. I used 1 can of frosting and ended up with a really tasty home made treat. Yes, I did share with the neighbors!
Thanks for taking such good care of me!