Archive for September, 2008

The Fancy Schmancy Food Aisle

I was just musing about this over at MomsLikeMe, but it bears repeating.

The thing is,  I seem to have temporarily lost my mind– and somebody needs to keep me out of the food aisle at T.J. Maxx.  For some inexplicable reason, I suddenly decided I needed the following items:

Mandarin Orange Teriyaki Sauce

Chocolate Covered Key Lime Coconut Patties

Pomegranate Salsa

Pistachio Nut Turkish Delight

Ocean-Themed Cookie/Cupcake Decorations (sharks, dolphins,tropical fish)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spritzer 

 and for some reason…

 Grandma Hoerner’s Big Slice Apple Sauce w/ Tropical Fruit.

(Although that one does look kinda good, don’t you think?)

Before you judge me too harshly, let me say that all of these things were on the closeout aisle, so they were waaaaay cheap. But still. And the thing is, I’m really not a shopaholic or impulse shopper by nature– I mean, I didn’t leave there with 35 pairs of shoes or anything! (Just pomegranate salsa!)

So, make me feel better– has anyone else ever done this?

And… who has a good recipe for Teriyaki Coconut Patties with Dolphin Sprinkles?

Cake Wrecks

Here’s my little Happy Weekend present for you, dear readers– I am going to introduce you to the delicious awesomeness of Cake Wrecks. A clever woman named Jen has dedicated an entire website to fabulously craptastic cake decorating, or as she describes it:

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate – you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it’s simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I’m not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Here’s a little ‘taste’– go check this out, I’ll wait for you.

Cake Wrecks

*sound of humming, tapping foot*


OK, HOW FUNNY IS THAT?! Here are a bunch of my favorites:

Here’s what happens when very literal-minded cake decorators take orders over the phone or by email:

This is a little scary! (Gracelynn, you’ll like this one:)


This is Cake Wrecks Jen’s favorite:


Here’s a creepy little number– picture cutting into this:


I’m going to go way out on a limb and suggest that the next two cakes were ordered by men…



I don’t care how good this might be on the inside, I’d never be able to get past the frosting–


And finally… Well, there are just no words.

So– anybody got any of their own cake wreck stories to share with the class?

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