Friday, September 24, 2010

This Calls For a Par-Tay

Friday, September 24, 2010

Birthdays and weddings? Pshaw. That's nothing. How about...


...celebrating your favorite fashion fetish?

And I love cake! We should be friends.

No, you can't borrow my yellow boots. Yes, I know they're awesome. No, sorry, you can't "just hold one for a minute." Hey, what are you...are you smelling my shoes?!? Dude, this is getting kind of uncomfortable. You know what? How 'bout you just give me my slice of cake and I'll go eat it in my cubicle?


Ok, so maybe fashion fetish cakes aren't the best idea. How about obscure lines from 60's sitcoms?

Here's a story

Of a lovely lady!

(everybody, now!)

Who was something something very lovely something!

Something something...something...

something...
.....

AND THAT'S THE WAAAAY WE BECAAAME THE BRADY BUNCH!



Alright, maybe some of us don't remember the Brady Bunch that well.


HOWEVER, who couldn't use a cake like this?

Perfect for blind dates.

(The visual is in case they happen to be illiterate. Or Canadian.)


And once the honeymoon's over, there's always this handy design to let your mate know exactly where s/he stands:

Or, in this case, sleeps.

[It says, "You're in the doghouse now!"]

It's kind of a mixed message, though, don't you think? I mean, I'm in the doghouse, but you're giving me...cake? (Granted, a vile cupcake cake - ptooie!- but still.) Hmm. Yeah, I've thought it over, and you know what? I *still* think those pants make you look fat. So THERE. And I hear there's a sale on sheet cakes today. Just thought you should know.

And speaking of repeat offenders...

If loving your favorite gun enough to celebrate it with a cake is an offense, then call me not guilty. (I prefer cannoli. Unless it's an automatic, of course; in that case, I go with the more traditional JELL-O Jigglers.)

"But, Jinn," you're thinking - because now you've confused me with a bottle-dwelling genie, or maybe that guy on LOST - "Jinn, I don't *have* a favorite gun to celebrate! Or any gun at all!"

Well, my sadly confused friend, never fear; no matter who you are, or what you're celebrating, I've found a cake that will truly go with any occasion:


It's like a one-size-fits all.

Assuming the "all" is one person, of course.


Thanks to Alison D., Becky K., Sondra D., Kasey R., Laurie R., & Mia L., Mia L., Mia L., who I believe are all Canadian. And I love them. In fact, I love Canada. I love Canadian stuff. The fact that I've chosen to make Canada my knee-jerk nemesis for this post is really just a reflection of my deep-seated love and respect for this country and its people. 'Cuz they can take a joke. And won't, for example, hunt down errant bloggers with packs of wild meese. (That IS the plural of moose, right?)
The Boob Nazi said...

The gun one is completely appropriate. Who doesn't want flowers and guns together?

Anonymous said...

Personally, I would buy a cookie that said Marsha Marsha Marsha simply because it said that, but then I was raised on the Brady Bunch.

Jan said...

Is the gun edible? That's a handy idea - just eat the evidence!

Canuck said...

"Or Canadian."

What the what?

GalFromAway said...

(The visual is in case they happen to be illiterate. Or Canadian.)

Hey now - that's not nice. As a Canuck I take slight offense to that. :(

Nicole said...

I have to admit, I would have loved that soup can cake when I was 5 and asked for a tomato soup cake for my birthday!

Bekah said...

Do I detect a reference to the "drinking out of cups" animated bit there in your special-thanks-to section? Whether or not you meant to, it made my day.

Anonymous said...

Hey, now, don't be Hosers, eh! We Canucks can totally take a joke.

MarliO said...

Personally I'm a bit worried by the blood pooling under the shoe.

WV: phissedn. I suppose the shoe cake would be worse if the shoe had been p(h)issedn.

Dubs said...

Careful on those who can release the wrath of meese on you...

Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti...

NiteNurse said...

Girlfriend ---- you ARE feelin' frisky this morning. There will be Brady Bunch singers, Canadians, moose, and foot fetishists all wanting to Epcot your...um...butt. ( I was going to use "a" word but butt seems more family appropriate..oh nevermind. Note: am now randomly mushing words into one word for fun. Tryit.)

As for Campbell's tomato--there will always be somebody at the table enquiring if they can get the reduced sodium version!! Bleech....

Kay said...

After seeing that doghouse, am I the only person who is now singing "He's in the Jailhouse Now" (from the Soggy Bottom Boys)?

Anonymous said...

I am in awe. The diversity of cake afficianados out there is inspiring.

I also like the firearm cake. But, hey, I'm an American with a NRA membership. Lynyrd Skynyrd puts it best "God & Guns". It's what this country is founded on.

*scratching head* Always thought of meese as plural for mouse, not moose. (yeah, mom had some odd grammatical sense) Our plural of moose is 'moose and squirrel'.

Good thing there was a pic with the crabby cake... I wasn't sure what it said. Lousy icing writing and all that, eh?

SO happy you decided I need the Brady Bunch theme song floating in my head for the rest of the day. Yeah, REAL happy. NOT!!!

~~Di

Oh, and if you're handing out the drinks... pass one my way, please?

Dani said...

My husband totaly LIKED the gun cake. (in sing song voice) I know what he's getting for his next birthdaaaaaay.

Jan said...

Ground red glass in my shoe? Nice! Oh and, "Here's the story
of a lovely lady
who was bringing up three very lovely girls
all of them had hair of gold like their mother
the youngest one in curls
here's the story of a man named Brady, who was busy with three boys of his own..."
I can't remember my cell phone number but I remember this

tjbmurph said...

ha ha ha! Guns-N-Roses

Melinda said...

Kay, I wasn't singing that song until you mentioned it. Before that, I was singing the theme to "The Brady Bunch," because I totally remember it (and am willing to sing it at the drop of a hat. Or even if the hat doesn't drop...or if there's no hat at all, really.) Being a BB fan, I also know that the Wreckerator misspelled "Marcia."

Tricia L said...

Oh, my.

However, I do like the Marsha, Marsha, Marsha cake. It is groovy. On the other hand, Ms. Brady spelled her name "Marcia", so I guess it is a wreck.

TornadoBaby said...

I'm pretty sure the plural of moose is "moosen"... as in, "I saw a flock of moosen!" per Brian Regan ;)

Elkman said...

I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the concept of a tomato-flavored cake. I can't say I'd like eating a cake baked with tomato soup. That would be even a little too strange for James Lileks' "Gallery of Regrettable Food".

Chicken noodle soup-flavored cake would be even worse.

wendl26 said...

I can see the shoe cake possibly being done for someone who is in the Krewe of Muses (the only all-women nighttime parade at Mardi Gras) - our signature float is a red shoe.

Granted, I could do a MUCH better rendition and hope to for my Krewe sisters! :)

Michelle said...

@ Dubs: LOL

@ Jen: As a Canadian and very recent fan of your blog, I'm really not sure how to take that...I'm sure you didn't mean to be insulting, but I haven't been reading your blog long enough to 'get' where you were going with that comment!

y said...

I can't believe stores sell this crap! It must have been, give a bagger a shot at the bakery position day. Especially the condensed, condensed soup can. Proportion does count!

Juno said...

Packs of wild meese! I think your commentary about Canada just made my day!

Moggypie said...

The revolver cake surely must be for a shotgun wedding.

Keeley said...

So that's a condensed tomato is it? No soup? Actually the whole thing looks a little condensed to me.

@ Dubs: I love the Monty Python line, it's one of my favorites.
Every time we see a moose, that line works its way into the conversation somehow.

Zita said...

Pardone moi, madame, but Canadiennes do not pute an "e" at the ende of everie worde. Certainmente not crab!

Queen Julian XIII said...

I thought meese was the plural of mouse? Or was that meeses??? Now I'm even more confused!

Hilary said...

Was the fifth one supposed to be a veiled reference to Guns N' Roses? Because that's just sad.

drumnate said...

Now that you point it out, it's interesting that the actor went from Jin to Chin. And he's still in Hawaii.

Deirdre said...

Wait, "Marsha Marsha Marsha" is an obscure line? Crap, I'm getting old. I think I need some cake.

CDSquared said...

(The visual is in case they happen to be illiterate. Or Canadian.)


Hey, Im canadian and I love America as much as the next person (in fact, i love the USA so much, some call me un-patriotic! hah)
but even I know that canadians are just as stupid as Americans! :)

Canada may just be USA's "hat" but without your hat America, you would be lost!! :)

dagnabitt said...

I can't speak for my fellow Canadians but "Oh noes you dinn't". After all, legible cursive frosting does trip people up - does that say "Crabe" or "Crabs"?

Any Canucks still feel edgy? Here, I made some Brownies!

Donna said...

I know I know I know!!!! The doghouse CCC (Ptooie) IS the punishment!!!

Just a thought...you may now resume your day...

Lyla said...

Aw, Canada. We only make fun of you because you're like our little bro.

Incidentally, ever seen this cake recipe before? http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/tomato-soup-cake-i/Detail.aspx
It sounds absolutely repulsive. :3

Laura said...

I'm Canadian, and take no offense. Keep the laughs coming!!

Stefanie@IvyRoad said...

I love shoes as much as the next girl...but wow!!

Michelle said...

A joke about shoe-sniffers. This is why I love cake wrecks. My first few years using the internet was an eye-opening experience for me. I was astonished at how many creepers crawled out of the woodwork once people could communicate anonymously. But what really boggled my mind was how many heels introduce themselves with opening lines declaring their pointed interest in shoes or feet. *shudder*

Knit Wit said...

I think the gun cake was for a meeting of the Guns 'N' Roses fan club. Sorry. It was too obvious not to say. :-)

WV: tionge I'm tionge to understand the logic of the wreckerator.

tiny purple elephant said...

the doggy house pic made me want to eat cake..

T.T. said...

OMG Shoes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HjIljJd-o0

LOL. Now, that is obsession...

clan of the cave hair said...

Its totally morbid, but if that gun was in better proportion, I would like that cake...there's something wrong with me.

elissa said...

Is it really a cupcake cake if it's just individual cupcakes arranged into a shape? These are not slathered together by a mass of icing mortar, after all.

WV: cisyndin. I got nothing, though it seems like I should be able to come up with something really good...

Peachy said...

The Brady Bunch started in 1969 and ran until 1974, so it's more '70's than 60's!

sara said...

Perhaps that cake was for a shotgun wedding! :)

F'Bank said...

Bwahaha.

Okay, in our household, if you're Canadian (or Australian, French, a New Zealander, etc.) it's like an automatic pass.

Ohh, you like [insert offensive viewpoint/taste/beer name/etc]!?! Ohh, well, that's okay 'cause you're Canadian.

Brookeville said...

I wonder whether the Crabe cake is flavored with Old Bay spices? That would be unique.

Karen said...

As a Canadian I'm going to pretend to be angry about that, and write a strongly worded letter.

ZED.

Seriously, that's how it's pronounced.

Now that that's over, I feel much better...Although for some reason i'm now craving tomatoe flavored icing...

P.S. Please make fun of us Canadians more. We like to belong.

JJ Sobey said...

Another Canadian who can take a joke. And got a chuckle out of the extra 'e'. Spot on. :P

Kimberly R said...

I'm totally an illiterate American because I thought the crab cake said "crabe" as well. Its pretty godawful ugly anyway, no matter what it says.

Anonymous said...

As a "French" Canadian... I don't take offence... I add an "e" to almost every english word :-) It's all in the accent!

Anonymous said...

I must getting REALLY old because the Marsha reference did not remind me of t he Brady Bunch, but rather an old quotation from something I think was on a radio soap opera my Dad listened to, with a couple named John and Marsha who were in the throws of passion and just kept saying their names over and over again."John,John,John." "Marsha Marsha, Marsha." It makes me laugh, because I know a couple named John and Marsha!

Anonymous said...

so the firearms cake is that what you might call the "guns and roses cake" ? lol....aahh, I must be tired myself :o)

nikki said...

I love Americans as much as the next Canadian but I'm unsure of your joke. I can take a joke, that I am sure, but you are calling us stupid?? I can see if you played on our apparent overuse of the word "eh" or our tendency to be super polite. But stupid? Where did that come from? Did I miss something? Maybe that does make me a stupid Canuck.

mare said...

CW3 reads, to me, like:

"Got Crabe?"

Crabe???

and what's more puzzling, is that the brady bunch cookie looks like it's out among the "regular" pick-it-up-anytime treats (vs. being a custom-made design).

nikki said...

Okay, apparently MY lack in sleep has made me a stupid Canuck. It's an "E" not and "S" therefore making it French.
Let's both get some sleep and call it a day.

CV writing service said...

i love the pictures I though it was just my cakes that go wrong, really liked the soup cake

I'm from Maryland... said...

...and the crab picture on the photocake is upside down. Maybe that kind of thing flies in Canada, but not around here.

Still from Maryland said...

Also, the Crab Cake (heh) should be sprinkled with Old Bay, not colorless sanding sugar. And don't let me find out it's NOT buttercake.

Davina said...

The gun cake was actually kinda neat. We are hunters and my husband would LOVE a cake with guns on it!!!

As for the Canadian comment..... you're just being "American".....

ladycrim said...

That's a disquieting amount of red in that shoe. Did someone cut their toes off to try to fit in it, a la the original Cinderella story?

WV: nolissin. We get-a these-a wrecks because da baker, he nolissin.

Julie said...

And yes, Marcia is spelled wrong all three times on that cookie! That makes it truly a Wreck

Did no one but me think the tomato soup can might be an Andy Warhol tribute? Wait, was he Canadian?

WV: butformo--the cake pan mold they use to make those baby bottom cakes for showers.

captive said...

Ah, so nice to see 'Marcia' spelled 'Marsha'. 'Cause as us Canadian folk know, 'Marcia' is a totally 'nother name. The Brady's just mispronounced it all those years - another sign of their passive-aggressive dysfunctionality. - that's a word, right? Just sayin...

And Kay - The *gun* was what made me think of 'In the Jailhouse Now' - gotta love Tim Blake Nelson!

Debbi said...

I have personally made a tomato soup cake (condensed tomato soup being one of the ingredients). Yes, sounds disgusting ... but it really is delicious! Honest to God. I never would have thought. It. Is Good.

Anonymous said...

I remember the invasion of the crabes.... way back...
It was so bad. They had to x ray most people's memories so they forgot...
they missed me 'cause I was looking for Emelda's other shoe.
Now, crabs of all kinds are back, and so is The Marco's family business- politics and shoes.
That gun cake, just staring at us...shudder.
mocking

Anonymous said...

Since "The Brady Bunch" premiered in September 1969, I suppose you are correct by a technicality. However, I believe most people consider it a show from the 1970s, not the 1960s, since it ran till 1974. (And no, I'm not a huge fan. I have an internet connection and looked it up.)

Sorry if I'm not the first to point this out. I didn't bother to read all the other comments. They were mostly from Canadians who maybe can't take a joke as well as you thought.

Anonymous said...

The gun cake reminded me of "Sledge Hammer." Anyone else?

Kristi said...

"Our plural of moose is 'moose and squirrel'. "


OMG, I am DYING! LMAO!

DidoCarthage said...

Anonymous who posted at 11:24 - Yes, the John and Marsha skit (it was by Stan Freberg, btw) was first in my mind as well.

I like the flowers on the gun cake. I think it would look super if someone just kind of....squished the gun a bit.

Wtf? WV is an actual word: "spines". Where's the fun in that?

Caroline B said...

No Kay, you are not the only one singing that....

I thought it said 'got crabs' - eeugh...

WV - doirear..what I'd get if I ate that red splattered shoe cake...

Suzanne said...

Godfather and Monty Python in one post? You should stay up for 42 hours more often!

Rhubarb said...

Proud to be someone picking on your Star Wars/Lost references and NOT the Canadian thing! :D

My LOST-junkie friend informs me that Jin's name is spelled with one N. But legendary Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn's name is spelled with two.

And I totally have you confused with him. TOTALLY. ;)

Delibird said...

I agree with Anonymous at 11:26 AM. The "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha" is from a classic Stan Freberg radio comedy sketch. You can listen to it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcDiB4y9oOE

What really makes it funny is that Freberg is doing the voices of both John AND Marsha!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I love the Marsha Marsha Marsha one. But then again, it's a cookie cake, which I still don't understand.

And hey, kudos to the doghouse decorator for spelling "you're" correctly. Woohoo!

Kate said...

The shoe cake looks like something ....really....



Awful.


Happened.

http://arguingwithadoughnut.blogspot.com/

Pamela said...

First thing a tomatoe soup cake is like a spice cake and the soup makes it very moist. It's spicy like a pumpkin or applesauce cake and I think the recipe was developed during WW1 or WW2 when there was a shortage of eggs. They are very good if you like spice cake. Second as a fellow Canadian I laugh at all your Jokes even the ones that poke fun at us. We are just as funny as any one else out there eh!

Fluffy Cow said...

I was just happily chuckling until the last one...
Spit take anyone?

Miranda said...

I *am* a foot fetishist... and I can decorate cakes a helluva lot better than that, thank heavens!

I also know that foot themed cakes are just WRONG, man. Not all great tastes go great together. :P

ArtMajor said...

I definitely thought of Andy Warhol as soon as I saw the Tomato Soup cake... but then I'm an art major :-)

I've never watched the Brady Bunch (rather too young), but I've definitely heard "Marcia Marcia Marcia" many times - even watching very little TV growing up, and none now. I sorta assumed it was ingrained in pop culture.

The guns 'n' roses cake (or so I assume it is) was rather beautifully done. Prettiest 'wreck' in a while.

Also - Jen, you make my day. I adore your posts. :-)

Lalli said...

Hey, that Campbell's Soup can is very pop art. And everyone knows, pop art doesn't actually have to be good...

I love tomato soup!

mizdarlin said...

Hunt you down..no, no, we are a patient bunch...just don't turn your back..or go to sleep...even Canadians can make cream pies...just ask some of our politicans..

ladyrazorsharp said...

@Kay, I was totally singing that too! "He's in the doghouse now...he's in the doghouse now..." XD

These are just...weird. Except for the "Marsha" cake--that's how my mom spells her name! =D (although she has to endure her share of Brady Bunch jokes)

I would say the Campbell's Soup Can is a poor attempt to do what the peeps over at Duff's place do--make detailed replicas of things out of cake. Either that or the wreckorator was just feeling random that day.

Whenever someone on here makes a joke about Canadians, I think of Rick Moranis and his buddy in their earflap hats on 'Kids in the Hall.' (or was that SNL?) Hollywood Canadians! ;)

Anonymous said...

Move over Andy Warhol, there's a new artist in town!

craftinqueen said...

Gotta say great post and comments today!

@Karen... LOVED your angry "letter". Please miss, may I have some more!?!?

WV: hanis (pronouced HAY-nis) This cakes are totally hanis

Maddie said...

When I first saw the doghouse cupcakes, I thought they were supposed to be an Oompa Loompa! (from shoulders up) It's the right colors and shape! HAHAAHH!

Anonymous said...

Well geez. I'm so cheesed by the 'Canadian' comment I might have to go to Timmies for a double double.

Vinie said...

I see the " got crabe" as a wrecky decorator that simply wanted to follow the laws of bilinguism. Maybe the cake was made in Ottawa? =P

I wonder what the shoe wanted to splat to be that big and red...lets hope for a giant mosquito!

Keep the good wrecks coming! ^^

Ps; mice is the plural of mouse. But meese, that's something i totally didn't know! (living in quebec, its fun to see how when i was young, learning english was mostly done with crosswords. ;) )

VW: Guess. Yup, that,s totally what i did today, with the silly meese stuff.

Brie said...

because now you've confused me with a bottle-dwelling genie, or maybe that guy on LOST


--that made me snort my odwalla. thank you.

Aliza said...

Glad others were thinking of cakes with tomato soup in them, and of Andy Warhol

Ooo, I know a fellow that should be given that doghouse cake! He's in one so often, he might as well enjoy it :) (And I thought that was an ugly cupcake mosaic, which is OK, not a CCC?)

@Maryland: So, I guess then that wasn't a Canadian cake, but an Australian one?

About the "meece": plural of mouse is mice. (Dare I insert a comment about Canadian schools vs American schools here? --BIG grin)

@Zita: adding the "e"... was "hilar-e-ous" :) The extra "e" adds a certaine je-ne-sais-quoi to words, eh? That explanation sure beats what I was thinking when I saw the cake (public health risks! Amber's professional hazards?)

That cake may love shoes... it eats them alive. (I prefer to think that as leaching shoe dye, not as foot blood!)

PS I'm Canadian(who grew up in Australia, hence my comment above) who appreciates gentle teasing. After all, we DO invade Jen and John's state (Florida) every winter ;)

msyendor said...

Eewww. A shoe fetish and evidently of stomp/snuff films.

Or alt./older version of Cinderella where the stepsisters, in order to make their feet fit the tiny slippers, amputated bits, thus tipping off the prince they weren't a perfect fit by leaving pools of blood in their footsteps.

That is not how you make crabcakes.

Do not Marcia three times to a friend I know. Beetlejuice is much nicer.

WV: zinglut -- when too many zingers are flying on the boards.

Elizabeth said...

I love meese!

Anonymous said...

Jen, play nice with the Canadians or we'll send you all of our elderly every winter!
... Oh, wait . . .

Craig said...

#2 Definitely Stan Freberg because of the spelling. Love the daisies, though. If that's what they are, I mean -- I wouldn't want to give out false flower information on a site about cakes. Maybe they're (tying handkerchief on head) crymanthesums!

#3 Got crabe?? For some reason, that makes me think of 'Jabberwocky'. I wonder if the sender of this and the sender of "It's Just a Gold Sore" know each other.

#4 Anyone who receives a CCC (patooie!) should already be wondering what they did wrong, so the message is redundant. But is it a CCC if the cupcakes aren't cemented together by frosting applied with a trowel?

#5 "Gun and flowers that may or may not be roses." Kind of an awkward name for a band, so I went with a Dirty Harry reference: "Go ahead, make my day." And yes, Sledge Hammer. (Great -- now I have that Peter Gabriel tune stuck.)

#6 Warhol all the way. Tomato soup cake is yummy.

@ Karen, you do belong. Love the 'strongly worded letter' joke. People who 'get' the spirit of this forum add to the fun.

Olga said...

I am really happy that you agree with me on the plural form of 'moose'. Thank you.

Craig said...

Oops -- missed it! How many noticed the use of "you're" on the cake board on #4? To paraphrase Winston Smith, "Little by little, we expand the area of literacy."

So the message makes some kind of sense, it is properly spelled and the cupcakes are not hidden beneath a pavement of frosting. Is it Sunday already?

Kelly said...

Why does the dog house CCC say "Slot" on it? I don't get it. It also kinda looks like a carrot arrow.


WV: hodecal - another word for "tramp stamp"

Tricia L said...

Aliza may be on to something. The invasion of Canadians to Florida each fall may have quietly influenced poor Jen's sense of humor. Over on Florida's West Coast, we would announce "They're baaa-aack" at the sight of the first Canadian license plate in October. Of course, we adopted their pennies and dimes as US currency too.

wv: ewello - Jello made in one of those Easter lamb molds

Canadian Crabber said...

Mmmm, crab cakes.

My sister was bit by a moose...

Meeses W. said...

Yes! I always knew the plural of moose was meese!

Charles Ellis said...

clan of the cave hair, what's wrong with the proportion of the gun? Looks like a picture-perfect representation of a Colt 1851 Navy revolver to me.

Anonymous said...

Extremely funny post! I'm so glad I wasn't drinking anything ('cause it would be already be out of my nose and onto my keyboard).

Anonymous said...

I am Canadian, but I don't take any offense to that, considering here in the North we do love making fun of the Americans.

Anonymous said...

I hate to be grammatically correct, but the plural of mouse is mice and the plural of moose is moose. Moose is both singular and plural. Although I use the word meeses in place of mice, I don't technically think it's a word. Anybody up for trying to get it in the dictionary?!

Meeses: Plural of moose of mouse,take your pick.

Anonymous said...

I don't know which is funnier... the cakes or your commentary! You are freakin' hilarious!

Anonymous said...

If it's already been said, forgive me but the "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha" quote was from a commercial of the same vintage, but it's not a Brady Bunch reference. I don't remember what they were selling, but they were satirizing romantic / fuzzy-film romance by having 2 lovers run towards each other in slo-mo. "She" was saying, "John," once, and he replied...then they kept turning up the ludicrous until it was three of each name.........Yes, I'm old enough to remember it. Our family still jokes about it.

violetfade said...

The shoe cake reminds me of Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion:

"Would you excuse me? I cut my foot before and my shoe is filling up with blood."


WV:ectona- That is ectona ugly cakes!

Anonymous said...

I think the CCC is technically a cupcake MOSAIC, which you said was ok. Granted, it's a bad cupcake mosaic, but that would make it not a CCC and therefore not ptooie-worthy, correct?

Arlene said...

Lol at that got crabs cake.. Oh my. Is there ever an appropriate occasion short of an impending break up to use a cake like that? Can't stop laughing. Maybe a vengeful ex gave that cake to a happy new couple..so many evil things wreckerators do to ruin cake.

Kristeen said...

@Davina LOL!

As a Canadian AND a Brady I think I should get the corner on the Offended market! ;)

Anonymous said...

That tomato soup can really was condensed...
As for the gun cake, the only thing I can thing is someone told the cake orderer they wanted to put a gun barrel down their throat for their birthday. A little macabre, but hey, it could happen. McWorld!

rachel said...

As a Canadian, I'm always just happy to be mentioned. It doesn't have to make any sense. Aww, look, they're talking about us!

VeggieT said...

Ok now on the count of three, 1-2-3 "Mom always said 'Don't play ball in the house'"

Brady Bunch for-the-WIN!

Anonymous said...

@elissa said...
"Is it really a cupcake cake if it's just individual cupcakes arranged into a shape? These are not slathered together by a mass of icing mortar, after all."

Let the battle begin!! You are actually correct, this is a display of cupcakes vs. a CCC (ptooie). However, is it any less asthetically offensive? Anyone, anyone?

@Brookeville said...
"I wonder whether the Crabe cake is flavored with Old Bay spices? That would be unique."

OMG- I got bile in my throat over that one! ICK

The only John,John,John and Marsha,Marsha,Marsha skit I know was the Bugs Bunny ripoff! :D

P.S. Jen, there is no one-size-fits-all cake: I know someone allergic to tomatoes (and, incidentally, someone allergic to only fresh tomatoes...)


-Barbara Anne

Anonymous said...

Excellent post and even better comments! Well done, my fellow followers! Well done!

Kim in ID

Danielle said...

No it would be Moosen.. Just ask Brian Regan

Suburban Princess said...

DO you think you could stop with the all the shots at Canadians? It got boring a long time ago and it certainly puts me off visiting your blog or buying your book.

James said...

I love the gun cake. It's amazing!

Rainyday said...

Yep, Blame Canada. We can take it. We're ... nice. Some of us even have pet meese. It's all good. Mmmmm cake!

CarrieP said...

Jen,

I do believe that's the Mal pistol.

http://store.qmxonline.com/Official-Malcolm-Reynolds-Stunt-Pistol-Replica_p_22.html

Cake is still wrecky, but that's the only gun I'd put on a cake. That and Vera.

Anonymous said...

Ok, im 14, and I have the brady bunch theme song down by heart. clearly, you need to work on ur theme songs

Little Lovables said...

um, the gun one is kinda cool in a kitschy kind of way

GenaboBena said...

As a Canadian english teacher, I just wanted to say the "pack of wild meese" comment made me laugh out loud. Love this site!

Cupcakes Lady said...

ha ha ha! Guns-N-Roses. Great wit! lol xx

Artemis said...

Yup, meese, I'm sure. I mean, there're geese, right?


Well, I thouhgt it made sense. Then somebody told me I was wrong.

Tana said...

So is that last cake a piece of pop art?