Pay very close attention to these cake pairs, now; I wouldn't want you to get the Wreck mixed up with the Inspiration Cake. [eye roll]
Elodie M. asked her baker to do this, only with far fewer rose petals. The baker obliged by providing this:
Ah, nothing symbolizes the beginning of a new life with the one you love quite like shriveled old rose petals. On the plus side, at least they distract the eye away from the poor cake construction. The weird grass sprigs sprouting haphazardly from the side and top help in that arena, too.
Next, Claire G. discovered the hard way how important "pipemanship" (as opposed to penmanship) is.
What she wanted:
What she got:
Such delicacy, such grace...
By the by, I don't monogram much, but I think the middle initial is supposed to be larger than the other two. I also think that if "msk" were a word, it would accurately describe the leveling job done on the leaning wonder here.
And lastly, Hannah W. asked for this, only with square tiers instead of round:
She even brought in the brown ribbon and fresh blue hydrangeas for the bakery to use. Pretty simple, right? Just make some white square tiers. But you know how some bakeries are, always complicating things...
Let's see. Misshapen layers, lumpy icing, no ribbon, electric teal icing "flowers"... What seems to be the problem, Hannah?
Zagat suggests 10 restaurants to try during the solar eclipse.
Julian Assange, man without a country. Hmm. If he has no country, can any country's laws be considered strong enough to hold him?
Photos of roadside America of the past.
Dahlia Lithwick: they will not replace us.
Paul Krugman: When the president is unAmerican.
As the climate heats up, construction workers fight for breaks.
Can this summer be compared to the summer of 1939?
She's 98, he's 94. They met at the gym. And now they're married.
Amanda Knox on life after wrongful conviction.
August marks the 75th anniversary of Two-Face's first appearance (Detective Comics #66). To celebrate I figured I'd post a few Two-Face comics throughout the month.
First up is Bruce Timm's 'Two of a Kind' from Batman: Black and White.
( Scans under the cut... )
( Unstoppable! )