Thursday, June 5, 2008

I'd Still Eat It

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My husband took one look at this and declared it the least appetizing cake he'd ever seen. Bingo! Today's post!

Ok, granted, that may be how "Clare" spells her name, and the other spelling error may be intentional (though I couldn't hazard a guess as to why...), but we cannot ignore the brown dripping goo with the pink roses - we just can't. In the words of my hubby, "Blech-ag-ack".

Oh, and I love the huge kitchen knife waiting in the wings - you can almost hear Mr. Black Shoes saying "Take the picture, will ya? I'm hungry!".
John Gjertsen said...

I can't believe you forgot to mention how the "L" in "Late" definitely started out as a "2" as in "28th" and then decided to get creative. Don't you think?

Tora said...

Yeah, erhm.. I wonder what it's made of?

Like, that colour :S

Tora said...

By the way, I hope you don't mind me linking here from my own blag? :)

Jen said...

Link away, Tora; we're here to amuse. ;)

Jen said...

Great catch, John - I totally missed that! Wow, these just get better and better...

Anonymous said...

hey i didn't know Benzoil made icing!

Chris said...

Can I please point out that in the same comment where you were drawing attention to the misspelling of "tu" and, perhaps, "Clare", you also misspelled the word "here"? (Should have been "hear".)

Anyway, who's to say this isn't a crème brûlée "cake"? It might almost think about looking appealing. But then there's all that icing....

Jen said...

I'm just amazed it took a solid month and who-knows-how-many readers to catch my spelling error, Chris. (No, I'm not trying to say it was intentional - that was a definite flub, so thanks for the correction.)

I'll grant you your unspoken point that no one is grammatically perfect at all times, but I still maintain that errors done in icing are less excusable; a single sentence using all common words should not stretch a "professional's" vocab skills.

And, creme brulee? With all that icing? Ew, I hope not.

D Melissa said...

Is the cake on the floor? There's what seems to a bench in the top left then the tip of a shoe on the bottom right. (Not to mention what looks to be a kids shoe to the bottom left)

Who cuts a cake on the floor? Who puts a cake on the floor?

Lucy (Northern Ireland) said...

Many Irish people use the spelling Clare after the county, and not the French name Claire

deense said...

Clare is also a saint, and more common in italy. Claire is the more modern spelling, popularised by the french, but both are entirely correct.

Anonymous said...

That "frosting" looks like diluted barbecue sauce. Yuck!

Kate P said...

That knife is definitely going in for the kill - but can you imagine the angle in which the knife-holder must be sitting?? (lying? kneeling?)

Anonymous said...

It looks kind of like a giant flan.

Meg said...

I'm just going to hazard a guess that it's some kind of chocolate covered cake-ish thing, cheese cake perhaps?

denubbler said...

I think the worst part is how it appears it has been doused in hoisin or barbecue sauce. The brown icing is a strange gooey-translucent texture...

Anna said...

The only thing I thought of when I saw "to" spelled as "tu" is, Oh, that poor underpaid hispanic worker. :/ ("Tu" is the Spanish word for "you." Yay quotes!)

Anonymous said...

I don't think the "Late" was creativity. I think it went something like this:
Customer: "28th"
Order-taker: "What?"
Customer: "Two Eight" (Translated as "2 ate" then made into "Late")

Priceless.

Jennifer said...

looks to me like a regular cake covered in whipped cream icing
the brown stuff on top is chocolate ganache

that ugly coloring comes from when the ganache is too hot... melting the whipped cream and voila... instant yucky mess

Anonymous said...

@denubbler
hoisin sauce cake? that's. bloody. BRILLIANT! a nice salty, savory fish cake with creamy, thick icing and lovely sardines in the middle! brilliant! i honestly want to try some right now!

-i'm a guy of course, but that is just bloody genius.

Anonymous said...

I think that's flan, actually, which would explain the sauce (which should be caramel sauce). And if it is flan, then that might also explain the "tu", though even translated from Spanish, it still doesn't make any sense ("you be exact"?). Either way, even if it's flan, it's ugly.

Krys said...

has no one mentioned the hideous underlining? Why would you underline every word?

Anonymous said...

Did no one notice the accent mark over the "a" in Late. Maybe the Spanish speaking assumption is correct.

Anonymous said...

My best guess is that the icing is supposed to be coffee and that they spelled latte wrong.....at least they tried....

Anonymous said...

My name is spelt Clare. :( I live in Australia.. my background is Scottish, but I don't think that had anything to do with it.

chelizz said...

I used to decorate cakes at Albertson's and...in trying to dissect this monstrosity, I think I may know what's wrong with it.

At first, I thought someone had ordered a cake enrobed in caramel instead of the fudge that is generally used for enrobed cakes. But, upon further investigation of this picture, I realized that that is a Snickers cake gone horrible wrong.

Snickers cakes are just chocolate cake with caramel whipped icing. You put a shell border an inch or so away from the edge and then pour on some melted caramel to drip down the sides. It looks like someone (either the decorator or the customer) got a little caramel happy and decided to top the entire cake with it.

Ew.

Anonymous said...

it sort of looks like crem brulee. just gigantic and grammatically incorrect

Anonymous said...

im not trying to be racist but as a proud mexican i can sadly say that is probably the work of one of my people. or at least definitely latin american. we're suckers for the quotations and the "tu" is a dead giveaway. hahahah its still funny and grotesque. ay ay ay!

boo said...

I think the sad "burnt orange" color of the cake, combined with "TU" means this cake is some kind of reference or jab at a University of Texas student. Aggies call UT, "TU" and burnt orange is UT's color.

My theory is thus:
The cake was ordered for a UT student by someone who loves them but doesn't love UT.

It was the first thing I thought of when I saw it.

Anonymous said...

My best friend Clare spells her name that way. If I'm not mistaken it is the original spelling actually.

Cupcakes Lady said...

That "frosting" looks like diluted barbecue sauce. Not a truer word said. lol x