For those of you who would otherwise insist on knowing the whys and wherefores of this photo, here's what submitter Sarah M. had to say for herself (yes, she's the baker):
Subject: I swear I do get paid for making cakes
"The attached however was for a friend's surprise birthday party at a Chinese restaurant and since the birthday girl was born in the year of the rat, well I thought a giant rat cake would be appropriate."
Good thinking. Rats as a whole get far too little face time in the world of cakes.
"However my air conditioning failed halfway through the process and the butter cream icing began to destabilize and well all I could save was the head with the light up eyes."
Yep, see that tin foil "tail"? It's electric!
"The recipient of the cake claimed to my face it was the best d**n thing she had ever received.
- Sarah (I have more talent than this) M."
Sarah, I think I speak for everyone here when I say: you really need to buy better beer. Is that Miller Lite I spy in the door? Tsk, tsk. Oh, and also: we should all be so lucky to have friends make us electrified rodent heads for our birthday celebrations. Right, guys?