Friday. Silly Cake News. It's happening. Keep reading!
There are definitely those days when I think to myself, "well, if I could just rob one bank..." I wouldn't be greedy, just one of those bags with the big dollar sign on the side is all, just a little playing around money officer!! But I can safely say I've never thought "let's rob a cupcake shop with a syringe!!"
That is exactly what happened in Denver as a man entered Gigi's Cupcakes and grabbed an employee, threatening her with a blood filled syringe! He claimed it was full of his "AIDS blood" and to open the register. The man was clearly delusional as cupcake shops never have any money in them. He made off with about $300 and a dozen red velvet. Police are believed to be looking for a "transient" man mumbling to himself, "I don't get what the big deal is, it's just red colored chocolate cake." But in all seriousness, we're glad no one was hurt at Gigi's and everything is back to normal.
Ladies, do you love Halloween? Do you love cupcakes? Have you ever wanted to dress up like Katy Perry? Well, you're in luck!! Totally Costumes has announced the Katy Perry California Gurl Cupcake Adult Costume!! I think the name could use some work, but come October 31st, and with a regiment of lettuce and water and 8000 sit ups a day, you two can look like this:
Of course, if all this silliness makes you think, "I should buy something," then have I got a t-shirt for you! From Busted Tees, comes this warning of the pure evil of the cupcake!!
This simple statement says it all. Cupcakes will kill us all!! It also make me think of that line in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World where he says "bread makes you fat?" Always makes me laugh. Cupcakes on the other hand, are bad. The proof?
In an attempt to drive cupcake lovers off of bridges from Glendale to Santa Monica, reality pariah star Lauren "best selling author" Conrad is said to be scouting locations to open up a cupcake business in Los Angeles. This begs one question, WHY, DEAR GOD WHY?!!!! Is she trying to prove the age old adage, never trust a skinny chef? I doubt Lauren has ever eaten a cupcake, let alone knows how to bake. Wait, let me change that, I doubt Lauren has ever digested a cupcake if you catch my drift;) What really sucks is that it will probably be a huge success as "star" struck "Hills" fans flock to eat recipes from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook and buy some crappy shirt with a script font and clip art. You're reading our Shop Talks right? Cause that was a BURN!! Boom, you just got served LC!
Alright, let's wrap up with something near and dear to my heart, in other words, the anti-Lauren Conrad! I'm talking about San Diego Comic Con International!! My annual pilgrimage to all things nerd, geek, and dork is filled with comics, meeting awesome folks, networking, food, and a depleted wallet. It is also a blurry week where literally hundreds of things are happening that you will never know about until you get home and check the internet. Exhibit A: Marvel held a cake competition?
Yep, me, the world's most famous cake spouse (patent pending), had no clue that Marvel Comics joined up with Cakes.com and Deco Pac to hold a cake competition. Photos of entries were submitted to Marvel's website and then fans voted on their favorites. The top 3 vote getters were invited to San Diego to compete on Sunday. Oh, that's it! I wasn't there Sunday. Not sure where they competed, but it looks like they might have been on the main floor which would've been crazy, but the winner was not featured in the article I found so all I have is this shot of the second place team from Dizzy Desserts. Captain Cakemerica!!
I hope Lauren Conrad can take some time from awkwardly staring off into the middle distance while lunching on a $40 salad with her best "frenemy" to compete next year!! I'd love to see what she does with M.O.D.O.K.!!
Alright, this week's SCN has left me emotionally exhausted. Here's to the weekend everyone!!