Sheer Baking Stupidity

So this mistake is brought  to you by my sheer lack of knowledge about cast iron. Clearly I have never owned anything cast iron, let alone baked or cooked in it. I needed a muffin tin the other day to bake cupcakes (which turned out terrible btw) and then I decided it was time to wash the pan. NO MOLLY.....

SO I washed it with soap and alas it didn't get the gunk off. SO I proceeded to let the pan soak with dish washing detergent....AGAIN...NO MOLLY!

So I left the house, came back to find my pan splotched with soap stains and rusted beyond repair. 

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So then...I googled solutions that didn't work...then I called the one woman who knows everything- my grandma, Mema. She told me to rub it with vegetable oil. So I proceeded to rub oil all over the pan with great force and aggression because I was so ashamed of my mistake. BTW this was not my pan...borrowed from my cousin. 

THEN....a miracle. 

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The pan was miraculously restored to it's original state. Gotta love grandmas. This is one of the many mistakes that I will only make once. Hopefully you will never have to make it and I have heroically saved you from your future mistakes with cast iron bake-ware.