Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blogs That Make Us Hungry: Cake Wrecks

Janet here:
It's Cake Week here at LTIR so this blog devoted to, as the name so wonderfully states, Cake Wrecks seemed the perfect blog to give a shout out to. Not that Rachel or I has ever made a cake wreck of course. But the sensibility of someone who focuses on life's imperfections — the blog's tagline is "when professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong" — rather than its wonderfulness seemed, well, like something we would have done if we'd thought of it first. Sadly, we didn't.

The post yesterday on Mother's Day cakes gone bad was especially brilliant. As a former high school English teacher and an editor now, I get more than a little irritated by grammatical mistakes and their clear indication that society as we know it is on the downward slid. And then I read blogger Jen's one-liners about these professionally-made cakes and I just felt so much better. Someone else is as bothered by apostrophe misuse and poor spelling as I am!

Jen is an equal-opportunity cake basher; anyone can submit a professionally-made cake gone awry and she'll consider it. In this world where the PC police are making humor in general something that's not allowed, it's just so refreshing to see someone willing to lighten up. I have bookmarked this baby and will absolutely use it to make my day a better one, one bad cake at a time.

Rachel here: Ok, so I'm obsessed with this website. Nothing is better in the middle of trudging through two painfully long and tedious weeks of final exams than the discovery of a website on which you can spend hours procrastinating. Ok, maybe hours is a bit of an exaggeration, but you get my drift. Stuck with a boring desk job? Bookmark this site for when you've run out of people you went to kindergarten with to look up on Facebook. It is seriously, seriously funny and, plus, promises to alleviate any pressure you might feel to attain culinary perfection in the kitchen.

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