The Writing's On the Cake...
We’ve made cakes for just about every occasion. Sure there’s the usual suspects… birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, retirements, etc.
We’ve done cakes to ask people to prom, to get married, to be bridesmaids and to announce they are pregnant.
But we’ve also had some pretty unique requests: the cat wedding for example. Two cats got married, one in a custom gown and the other in a tux. After a quick limo ride they exchanged meows under a Chuppah then clawed the cake. We thought we were on a runaway train to crazy town until we found out the wedding was for a young girl’s birthday and as “wedding gifts” she asked for pet food and supplies for the Montclair Animal Shelter.
After the cat wedding we thought for sure there would be a good story behind the order for a puppy shower. No such luck. Someone was getting a puppy and a friend threw her a shower. Congratulations ma’am. It’s a beagle.
A good customer called up and asked for a cake for his date that night. He wanted it to say, “You were right.” All of the women in the Bake Shop told him “You were right” is not the same as saying “I’m sorry.” He wouldn’t budge. We are unclear if his carefully worded cake did the trick. All we know is that we haven’t done any engagement cakes for this couple.
We’ve superimposed a dad’s face on to the Pope. We’ve served up the Drake lyrics “if you had a twin I would still choose you.” We’ve politely deflected requests for human anatomy, but we did do a cake for a mom congratulating her daughter on getting her period. She took our suggestion for red velvet, but not our recommendation for tampons as candles. I mean if you are going to cross the line let’s just go all out. Am I right?
Even if the celebration is a common theme, it’s always fun when we can be creative with the inscription. Here is a list of some of our favorites:
Gender reveal cakes.
Gender reveal cakes are a fun way to tell parents whether they are having a girl o r a boy. We bakers get a note from the customer’s doctor so the parents-to-be don’t know. When the cake is cut at the party there is either pink or blue frosting inside to reveal the gender of the baby.
“We’re here for the sex”
“What the duck is it?” and “He or She? Waddle it be?”(both rubber duck themed)
“Pink or blue we love you”
“Whoo will it be?” (owl themed)
“Prince or Princess? What’s your Guess?”
“He or She? Cut open to see”
“Wyatt’s 1st Rodeo.” From now on it’s a true statement that it’s not his first one.
“Wii Wish you a Happy Birthday” with Wii characters to match the family
“Happy Stinkin Birthday” for someone who worked at Diapers.com.
“In Our Opinion… You rock” for the Editorial Page Editor of the New York Times.
“Happy 50th Birthday Gayley Waley Poopy Face” No explanation given.
“M is for Mommy and M is for Manolo” We really hope she got those shoes…
“Happy Mother’s Day from all your little peeps”
“Happy Mother f-ing Birthday” For our Selena whose birthday fell on Mother’s Day one year much to her dismay. Two holidays celebrated as one? Cheated.
“World’s Okayest Mom,” “Adequate Parenting Award” on Mother’s Day Cookies
We’ve had lots of requests for warm and fuzzy sayings on pink heart cookies but our anti-Valentine’s Day sugar cookies read: “Snapchat me your junk”
“It’s not me it’s you”
and “Not tonight I have a headache”
“Ho Ho Uh Oh” A Santa cake we did got bumped and quite messed up. So we didn’t fix it and wrote “uh oh” under the smear. Good thing our customers have a sense of humor during the holidays.
“It’s a Christmas Miracle” was on a cake for a Christmas party where the house construction ended literally hours before the party
We laughed when we wrote on a confirmation cake,
“God Bless Grace. God Help Us All.”
We were confused when we wrote “To Pesto!” on a cake, and we were leery of “God’s perfect man meets God’s perfect cake.”
But our all time favorite cake just said,