Happy Halloween everyone.... *hack.... cough, cough...* Husband Mic here and even though I have come down with the dreaded *cough* common cold, Silly Cake News must march on!! *sneeze*
Okay, the first slice today gets plated up for Lady Gaga's wedding? Well, not really, but while her tour was stopped in Ireland, a local Dublin cafe was asked to create a little white, lace, and blood splattered cake for the singer. Take a look:
Appears to be a bride only affair. I wonder what happened to the groom with all that blood laying about? Is there anything creepier than a bloodied Barbie? Enjoy Gaga!
Our second slice is a bit of a button buster from The Flying Monkey in Philadelphia. More like the second through the ninth slice, meet 'The Pummple!" Already a star on The Today Show, this chocolate and vanilla cake contains in its tiers both a full apple and a full pumpkin pie!!!!! Word from the article says it weighs in at 1800 calories per serving! Slices, intended to serve four, go for $8 while a full Pummple will run you $75. Wow. The Holidays in Philly just got a whole lot more interesting. Hail the Pummple!!!
Third slice is served up gory and bloody to all the ghouls and goblins of the U.K. You gotta love the brits! A special Halloween shop will be opening up in London from the 29th (today Londoners!) through the 31st only and will be selling how many different spooky treats? That's right cakers! 666! The store, known as Eat Your Heart Out and The Pretox Potion will have everything from marzipan limbs to eyeball cupcakes and syringes full of sweet blood. Eat them before they eat you!!
Is there room for a fourth slice? Well, there better be because I had to include this Buffyverse cake I caught over on the Whedonesque site a couple weeks ago. It is a sculpted cake based on "The Beast" from the series Angel and was made by a creature named Zach. He has a great blog with all his cakes on there and gives a nice detailed explanation on his process. Way to go Zach, this cake scares the crap out of me!!
Okay, a quick fifth slice today because I just have to say congrats to the Cake Boss! The software that is, not the unnecessarily loud Jersey dude who shouts during all his interviews on his reality show. (Seriously, watch it. Tell me I'm wrong.) Love you Buddy, but TLC failed to do a Google search before naming your show or else they would've seen that Masters Software has been producing and marketing their bakery management software "Cake Boss" since 2007, well before TLC began airing their Cake Boss. A judge in Washington put out an injunction stopping TLC from using the name which prompted the network to reach into their deep pockets and ensure everyone at Masters Software a nice end of the year bonus check! I for one would've have been laughing till St. Patty's Day had the almighty TLC been forced to change the name, affecting everything from books to videos to Buddy's speaking tour! Oh well. Anyone know if Fisher Price is going after The Little Couple?
**Introducing Today's Topper! Here's a new feature on Silly Cake News for ya! "Today's Topper" will be a a quick little factoid from the cake world to round out each edition of SCN. Makes sense right? Well, welcome our first installment then!**
Today's Topper: The stock market symbol of "CAKE" belongs to The Cheesecake Factory!
That's Silly Cake News for this week friends! Be sure to tune in to Amazing Wedding Cakes this Halloween Sunday to see our "Through the Looking Glass" cake!! It is stupendous!!