Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Today we salute you, Mr. Grocery-Store-Cake-Decorator

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


(singing) "Mr. Grocery Store Cake Decor-A-TOR!!!"

Yes, when faced with the challenge of your own stupidity, you valiantly ice on, turning that perfect-yet-mistakenly-crafted "2" into a not-so-perfect-but-still-reasonably-acceptable "4"...

(background singing: "ooo, make mine in chocolate!")

So here's to you, Mr. or Mrs. Grocery Store Cake Decorator: although perhaps you should lay off the Bud Light while you're at work.

(Fading Out: "Mr. or Mrs. Grocery Store Cake Decoraaaaatoooor!")
Annie Welch said...

I've never understood why people think it would be a great idea to have someone's portrait on a cake. If someone put my face on a cake, I would be horrified.
And what's up with the candle mustache and goatee?

Anonymous said...

My face is on fire, my face is on fire!!

Kyla said...

I was too busy staring at the candles that were used to make the goatee and mustache to notice the 2.

Anonymous said...

I don't even know what to say.


Words fail me.


That cake is legendary... I nearly had an aneurysm.

-Matt

Teresa said...

At first sight the mustache looked like porcupine quills. Or some new facial hair trend

Susan said...

Oh dear lord, I nearly choked on my gummi bears when reading this one. You have made my day and are now my idol for the next 4-5 hours.

Anonymous said...

I love those Bud ads. This is hilarious.

Tommiegurl said...

I'm thinking he is like 210 years old

Anonymous said...

The 4 looks like the symbol for the planet Jupiter.

Cassie said...

oh my... you know that wheezy-like laughing that sometimes strikes and you can't stop and it just goes on and on and you can't see cause you're crying from laughter and stuff?

My flatmate and I just had this experience.

You rock.

Anonymous said...

that was an awesome cake to use the bud light commercial on!! i laughed so hard

Anonymous said...

Umm, like the fireman with the hose, I have to wonder "Is anyone else noticing this, or do I just have a dirty mind?" What the heck are all the white splatters randomly strewn on this cake?!

Anonymous said...

"What the heck are all the white splatters randomly strewn on this cake?!"

If you look to one side of the cake, it looks like there are several more candles. Also, the candles on the poor guy's picture have icing on the ends, as if they'd been in the cake before being used for a mustache and goatee. I think the white spots were where there used to be candles before they were removed, leaving spots of broken icing. Well, mostly. The ones on the guy's face could be where the top layer of icing came off, somehow.

Anonymous said...

I thought Freddie Mercury was dead...

Jade said...

So I'm reading these at 3am and my dreams are always heavily influenced by the last things on my mind before I go to sleep. So I'm now fully expecting at least one dream to play out like a Bud commercial.....it's gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

at first sight, the white blobs look like bird poo to me.

ick.

Rebekah said...

Yes, it definitely looks like the cake-receivers removed the candles from around the man's face and created candle facial hair before photographing the masterpiece. They couldn't resist adding more silliness to the already crazy cake. I was also so mesmerized by the candle facial hair that I didn't notice the 2-4 at first. Thanks for pointing that out.

Molybdenum said...

I am loving the candle-style facial hair

Saara said...

Gee, thank you. Me and my co-worker were spending a perfectly productive Friday afternoon, until we stumbled upon this. It caused uncontrollable laughter, causing our boss to come see what's so funny. We quickly changed our browsers to display documentation, source code and such. Now he thinks we've gone mad, seeing us laugh while the work content was on our screens.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite of all cakes posted. I have spent about two hours on this site, smiling, rolling my eyes, until I saw this one. The candles for the mustache and goatee did me in. I needed this laugh, and this cake delivered!

Neb said...

This guy on the cake looks like "The Rock"...as Blackbeard the Pirate (you know, the lit candles for beard instead of lit slow matches IN the beard...it sort of works). On the other hand, maybe I'm just up way too late. Love this site. I'm also glad that no matter how bad my cakes are, they'll probably never land on here because I'm not a pro baker (whew!).

Anonymous said...

I laughed hysterically while reading your comments about this one.

Chris said...

Is it wrong to think that the guy on the cake is hot?

(minus the crappy facial hair, of course)

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he's a good owER or a great one, how embarrassing.

The Pink Queen Albatross said...

I totally heard the actual commercial guy singing your comments. Your commentary is too funny, its making me tear up at my desk because i'm laughing that hard.

z0iid said...

i thought the candles were firecrackers.... that would have been fun.

WackPlayer said...

I've seen the movie, it was great. I remember the whole movie like it was last week. I do remember the laser/behind-the-screen SFX sequences like it was yesterday.

I wished they'd at least release a colorkey/shutterframe 3D-enabled DVD for the MJ collector, if there are still any left. Me? I'm into the technology section.

This movie had plenty of tech behind it. I also remember the first release contract had expired, and they replaced it with something like "Honey, I shrunk the audience!" and it was so lame they had to bring back Captain EO, and it stayed there until the first MJ molestation lawsuit came about. The movie was officially cancelled from further showings and was replaced with an early test movie which was also weak.

Anonymous said...

and thats when friends have no budget (or taste) lol

Anonymous said...

No, it's not wrong, Chris. He is hot. lol

If I were the birthday boy I would be totally flattered that they thought I was turning 20 based on the photograph until they obviously checked the order! lol