Happy Children’s Day?

Welcome to another edition of Step Away From the Pastry Bag! If my online translator did right by me, the text on this cake by the butter cream Palmer Method drop out says, “Happy Children’s Day”!

According to Wikipedia:

Children Day, as an event, is celebrated on various days in many places around the world, in particular to honor children. Major global variants include a Universal Children’s Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation. Children’s Day is often celebrated on other days as well.”

Well, far be it from me to disagree with the United Nations, Children’s Day is celebrated around this house 364 days a year. The exception being Mother’s Day, that glorious day when I don’t have to wash dishes and I get to order Kung Pao Beef and spring rolls for dinner from my neighborhood, maximum security, Chinese takeout restaurant.

Well, enough about me, let’s get back to the cake! We’ve already established the fact that I won’t be ordering this cake or any other for my crumb snatcher on the 20th. But I’m thinking there are other occasions one could use this cake. My friend John suggested it would be an appropriate way to celebrate your first colonoscopy. Or perhaps the perfect confection to indulge in when you make a killing in a slip and fall settlement.

Of course, I don’t know how happy a child would be after consuming that much frosting and food coloring. Chances are real good that a kid would either be climbing the walls like a strung out hophead at rehab or giving the parish priest the pea soup treatment. Happy Children’s Day, indeed!

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2 Responses to Happy Children’s Day?

  1. Nancy Durant says:

    I think what the clown is doing is this: He is holding all 4 corners of the cake in place. If he were to get up from that position I am certain the 4 corners would retreat back to the middle area of the cake. Maybe it is really a round cake and he is stretching it into a rectangle? That bakery is heavy on the icing, that is for sure! Thanks for sharing this one!

  2. Mrs. Crankipants says:

    A cake stretcher, I like it!

    A friend of mine worked in the kitchen of a restaurant doing prep while in college. It was his second day on the job, he knew NOTHING. The sous chef sent him to the restaurant next door to borrow a bacon stretcher. The kitchen staff had a good laugh at his expense and sent him on his way.

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