Saturday, October 18, 2008

If That's Your "Real" Name

Saturday, October 18, 2008



Hey Lee C., "Jean" is going to be ticked you blew her cover. Still, as reader appsnchaps pointed out, at least she got sprinkles.
AppsNChaps said...

At least "Jean" got sprinkles. . .

Jamie and Angela said...

What an "attractive" cake.

Angela

horriblelicenseplates said...

I'm thinking they maybe should have put the quotes around "young". Is that licorice on that cake?

Headyball said...

I think some cake decorators need to take a few english classes! LMBO! Keep up the good work "Jen". (if that is, indeed, your real name!)

joyce said...

At least she got sprinkles

joyce said...

The "J" looks funny---and just like the "Y" until the extra line was added. And are the red arches jelly or hot lava? Poor "Jean".

Anonymous said...

did anyone notice how there are random patches of sprinkles???

Shadow Shaivya said...

Poor, poor "Jean".

Anonymous said...

Nice sprinkle application...I'm laughing because that's exactly how my 5 year old would put them on. One pinch, right here, another pinch, right over there. OK, done! Poor "Jean".

walrus said...

my grandma puts quotes around everyone's name like that for "decoration"

All Adither said...

Uh...yum?

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

tony a.k.a. isweatbutter said...

why the hesitation on the "n?"

Laura said...

I don't know... looks like "Jearv" to me...

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Jen,

I just "love" your blog. It is so "funny".

Your "friend",
TCC

Neb said...

Additional penalty for clumpy use of sprinkles and awkward lettering.

The quotes still boggle my mind.

mandi said...

This poor cake has sprinkle pattern baldness. Sad. Maybe Betty Crocker has a Rogaine equivalent for that.

Becky said...

I "love" misused "quotation" marks. They make "me" chuckle.

"Becky"

Tracibub said...

It looks like the sprinkle fairy had the flu...vomiting small puddles all over the poor cake. At 83 years, don't you think "Jean" should have a nice looking cake? But no, alas, "Jean" is resigned to this wreck...

Oh, and did anyone ever think that maybe, just MAYBE "Jean"'s parents put the quotes around her name on purpose?? :D

Anonymous said...

My mother-in-law always signs her birthday cards: Have a "Happy Day!". I've always what she means by it! So I got out and have a good day regardless. That way, I'm either taking her best wishes to heart, or I'm spiting her. I doubt I'll ever know which!

Poor "Jean". I wonder if she had a "Happy Day!"

Crazy Mommy said...

What is the deal with people and their "quotations"? I bet the same people use inappropriate air quotes too.

Vivian said...

Maybe her real name is Denim.

MagsP said...

So "Jean," if that is her real name, stuck it out for 83 years (and the last few have been no picnic, I'm sure) for this cake that not only is decorated terribly but has also outed her from the witness protection program. Poor "Jean."

kitchenlogic2point0 said...

Every time my mother gives any of us children a card, she writes our names within "quotes". Makes me wonder if I've been running around for 49 years without knowing my real name and perhaps I'm on the witness protection plan.

It's a good thing my mom was a "nurse" and not a "cake decorator". Or is it?

Cat Skyfire said...

I don't think it's licorice...maybe the jellied blood of the young?

Ms Unreliable said...

Happy 83rd birthday Jea-squiggle!

Anonymous said...

Argh! My aunt does that on every card she's ever given us! Merry Christmas, "Shannon" Happy Birthday "Amy". It's traumatic when you're already a kid who thinks she's adopted.

Women on the Verge said...

This just shows you....

"Jean"'s name is probably "Jean". Quotation marks and all. Who knows? It may have been her parents' favorite punctuation marks so they decided, "Hey, let's put those cute little marks around her name!" There you have it. Not a mistake at all.

Shadow Shaivya said...

Omigod! I just love how so many people said 'Poor "Jean"' :D

Debbi said...

Ok. First for the "good." "Jean" got sprinkles. Can't be all bad if you get sprinkles. Now for the "bad." How much time do we have? The cake decorator looks like they forgot if they were doing all caps or upper/lower case when they wrote her name. Looks like they started writing the "n" in lower case, then remembered they were writing in all caps today and tried to compensate. I have no idea what happened with the "a" in "years." Those red blobs (blood? I hope not!) around the edge of the cake may be leftover from that shark CC from yesterday, from all those ripped off hands and feet. Poor, poor "Jean."
OMG! I can't stop using "quotation marks!" Help meeee!

Erin said...

That looks like it should be posted here:

http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/

..::Angel::.. said...

Her Husbands name is "Denim"

Anonymous said...

ewwww! what's "with" the random sprinkle placement??

Anonymous said...

If her husband's name is "Denim" then is their last name "Jacket"?

--Nancy

FundamentallyFlawed said...

If she's using a fake name, you know she's lying about being 83, too.

Mad Izatie said...

Baaaaad. It's not such an obvious wreck, but it's not that good looking either. Send it back, is what I'd have done!

Jennifer said...

Erin already posted the link to The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks--that's all I could think about when viewing "Jean's" cake. I'm a huge "fan" of crazy "punctuation."

Bee said...

What's with the blood-colored leeches parading around the edge of the cake? Ewww.

Stacia said...

I had a cake with quotation marks around my husband's name a few years ago TOO! We joked the whole night about it and even took pictures with us holding up "quote fingers" in honor! I knew what this post was about when I saw the title!!

nc said...

I love how the sprinkles are in little clusters

Altissima said...

Looks as though "John McCain" decorated this cake!

Kara said...

Did they decorate it in fake Hollywood blood? Eww!

dubya said...

oh dear lord I'm on the school library computers and I am helplessly crackin up!!! stifling laughter just makes it worse.

amyk said...

My boyfriend's mother always writes birthday cards and the like in this way! She puts his name in quotes inside the card...it makes no sense! I guess she is not the only one.