Tuesday, February 17, 2009

For Me?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Just had to share one last Valentine Wreck - because it was for ME! Well, in a virtual sense.

Sensitive Wreck Seeker Kate W. sent me an e-mail with the following message:

"I just wanted you to know that my heart boats for you. And not even the loud and obnoxious kind that overturns old men while they're fishing, but rather the put-put-put kind that's hard to steer. How's that for romance?"

Uh, a little more confusing than romantic, honestly, Kate.

Oh, wait! There's a photo:


Ahh, NOW I get it. And I'm touched, Kate, I really am. But not in the creepy, time-to-press-charges kind of way, but in the innocent, I-like-anyone-who-sends-me-cake kind of way.

Note: yes, technically that *is* an 'e', but at first glance it looks like an 'o', so I'm going with it. You should, too.
Sarah said...

looks like an "o" to me.....

Sara Doane said...

I don't understand how cake decorators can have such terrible icing-writing skills. Those words look like they were written by a 1st grader...and don't get me started on the whole "4 U" thing. I HATE that. Just write out the dang words!

5thsister said...

We call that Atrial Fibrillation.

Elleah said...

That's funny!

Naazju said...

On the other hand, I'm quite impressed with the heart-monitor line across the top (the actual word currently escapes me . . . )

melydia said...

Wow, you actually posted it! I'm so excited! Regarding my comments, I guess they make more sense when you see the original post I made in my blog: http://melydia.livejournal.com/486854.html (Okay, maybe it doesn't make any more sense there, but at least I can claim not to have started it.) :)
--kate w.

Don said...

I was a cake decorator. My training was someone handing me an icing bag and then telling me that I was going to be the cake decorator from now on.

I am glad that no photographic evidence exists from those early days.

Jennifer said...

"I don't understand how cake decorators can have such terrible icing-writing skills."

I totally agree Sara.

If I wanted sloppy cake writing, I'd do it myself! (Or ask my 12 year old nephew to do it for me.)
I'm paying someone else to do it because I want it to look nice!

*sigh*

Oh well. If they didn't screw it up, we wouldn't have these lovely cakes to laugh at.

Ashley said...

From personal experience, writing on cake with icing is hard.. but it does look like and O

Threadds said...

At first I thought it said "My hurl boats 4 U".

skinny minny said...

THE reason I don't do cake decorating or crafts that require writing mine wouldlook worse but then I am not a supposed professional either. th color of thered there brings dracula to mind for some reason...

Baking and Mistaking said...

It may be intended to be an e, but if it looks like an o, acts like an o....guess what? It's an o!

Jasry said...

A funny thing: my handwriting on cakes is vastly superior to my handwriting on paper. I have very nice icing-writing, but hand me a pen/pencil, and you might as well forget about deciphering it.
And that is sooo an "o".

Fluffy Cow said...

O.

Katie said...

Maybe the decorator was trying to stick with the medical theme and wrote it to look like a real doctor wrote it...maybe.

heartafire said...

It actually says "My heant boats for you...."

So it could be a *brand* of boat, called a "heant" and someone is giving it to his beloved for Vaslentimes' Day. (then, the only thing missing is the apostrophe on "boat's" i.e. "My Heant boat's for you")

Don't be such a hater with all of the criticism, Jen! You're such a sweetheart, but sometimes you take it a little far. I really think my explanation could be the correct one.



...No, really.....

thelannatron said...

What? Nobody else's hearts boat? Mine does for about a week in the summer...

Kathryn Magendie said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! tee hee

Lizardbreath said...

Definately an O. And even if you don't get any training, that shouldn't keep you from practicing.

Anonymous said...

The writing is so bad I thought it said: 'My huge boobs 4 U' for a minute. Given the artfulness of the cake, it could have. It's so hard to read shuddering, sinister icing text sometimes.

Anna

D.B. Echo said...

Next Valentine's Day, I expect to see a cake that does say "My Heart Boats 4 U", with a little heart in a boat.

Not too little, or it might look like something else.

Sheila said...

I just have to point out that the EKG isn't correct, technically.

Ariel said...

"E" or "O" issue aside, that EKG does NOT show a beating heart. As another commenter mentioned, it looks like atrial fibrillation, or, put another way, someone who didn't take the two seconds to google what an actual heart rhythym looks like.

THE OFFICE OM said...

I totally thought it said, "My heart boats 4 U."

Special Sauce said...

Yeah, but "my heart's in afib, so somebody better load me up on AC's and put my cardiologist on call" just wouldn't fit on the cake...

(At least it wasn't V-tach, right?)

Glory von Hathor said...

Ah, the perfect cake for those who like to remind their paramour of their own mortality. And boats.

Also, previous posters are saying 'EKG'. Please do not tell me that in the US Cardio is spelt with a K... Surely not. Alongside '4 U', I think my little heant might get boaten at such liberties with language.

Valerie said...

I love this site. I was a professional cake decorator in a previous life. It really isn't that hard to write in icing.

My training was watching my mom (who had taken Wilton lessons) and getting a book out and following the directions to teach myself.

Now a UNION job as a cake decorator is much more demanding, they do the whole apprentice thing and everything so you really learn the craft, not like what the poor folks in the grocery store bakery experience.

Lonnie said...

The Dr. iced this cake. He scribbled 'My Heart Beats 4 U' in prescription handwriting. snicker, snicker...or,he must have been drugged when icing.

Anonymous said...

Ah, it's the LOVE BOAT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_wFEB4Oxlo

Solo said...

That was just funny...=D
I think the person who decorate that cake must learn more on how to decorate and write better than it does!!!=)
But i do like that presentation..
Love it..

roentarre said...

Mmmm what an interesting cake blog. I love it!

Typo Tat said...

It looks like an 'o' at second glance too!

Anonymous said...

and i thought i was the only one that was going to comment on that rhythm...

ps my word verification was "sunhos"
ohhhh yeah.

Caite said...

well that explains the strange CCC on yesterday's post then - it's not Texas or Ohio, it's a heart boat.

Aviatrix said...

I want to see a guest blog from Don who said "I was a cake decorator. My training was someone handing me an icing bag and then telling me that I was going to be the cake decorator from now on."

I'm in Canada and we say EKG and ECG both. I suspect the inventor was German and we just took the untranslated acronym with Kardiogram.

WV: ponsil - You might be on an EKG if you have your ponsils removed under general anesthetic.

Anonymous said...

It should say my heart beats irregularly for you because that is not a very healthy looking wave pattern there.

Anonymous said...

yeah, that beat's not only irregular but it's missing a few parts...so I'm wondering how long that heart is going to be "boating" for this other person!

Sara said...

I just wanted to say hello, found you via Pophangover and I love your blog. I'll be back!

Anonymous said...

lol really bad icing. Fred Smilek is the acting president of the Society to Save Endangered Species. It was founded two years ago by Fred Smilek along with his two best friends Charles and Jonathan. http://www.fredjsmilek.com

Joe Fox said...

@Valerie -- great, UNION cake. Does it have that same crap-tastic flavor that GM and Dodge vehicles do?

Blah unions. You get paid what you're worth.