Monday, October 5, 2009
Look, not everyone can afford a Charm City cake from those confectionery savants on "Ace of Cakes." Sure, you'd like to blow a small bundle on a life size David Letterman cake for your next sexual harassment work shop, "but in this economy..."™ ®
So, when Suzanne from Accounts Receivabo is downsized in favor of a Bruce Willis surrogate, you go to the Wal-Mart bakery to stretch the petty cash. You give the 15 year old Juggalo behind the counter some decorating instructions that read, '"Best Wishes Suzanne' and underneath that write 'We will miss you.'" Then this happens:
That cake is real and actually came from an Arkansas Wal-Mart in 2007. You would assume the People of Wal-Mart to be well acquainted with cake, but gorging on Ding Dongs does not a cake decorator make. Wal-Mart folk, even though they're type 2 cake enthusiasts, tend to get tripped up with "words" and "reading" and "giving a damn."
Of course, we shouldn't just pick on Wal-Mart. Cake fails happen in bakeries large and small. The website Cake Wrecks, using what is now simply referred to as "The Wal-Mart" cake as a template, has been gathering these frosted tragedies for a few years now. Enjoy a few slices of sad.