The Pickypants Family, Part 2

Background: For a friend's Christmas dinner, I baked a chocolate "decadence" cake from the Silver Palate Cookbook. 
Making the dessert included melting chocolate, beating egg whites, sifting flour ... work. Son No. 1 -- who has preferred processed foods to fresh since he was a baby -- wasn't thrilled with it. 

 
A couple of days after Christmas, he and a friend baked their own cake in the wee hours, apparently in tribute to the movie they'd just seen, Django Unchained. This conversation happened the following morning.
 

Son: We made a white cake last night.

Mother: I saw. It looks great. What'd you do, use a mix?
 
Son, defensively: Yes, we used a mix. It was good.
 
Mother: That's great. Most people use mixes. They don't make things from scratch like I do. There's nothing wrong with that.
 
Son: And it's better.
 
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