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  • How much they spent on the big cake "birthday" of Hugo Chavez

    07/30/2016 8:30:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 7-29-16 | Informe21
    In the midst of economic crisis, the government a lot of money is spent on a cake for the "birthday" of Hugo Chavez, in a "celebration" that was held Thursday at the CDLM (Cuartel Mountain, January 23, Caracas) and also it included singers to llanera music. At least 1.20 meters and 90 kilos more ingredients were required for the "architectural replica" of the headquarters of the mountain that ended in the "whiskers" of Nicholas. Below is a list of the budget for the cake of "absent": Kilo of wheat flour: Approximately 2,000 Bolivars (Second-hand in Catia or Petare, by shortages)....
  • What if a Gun Store Owner wouldn't sell to a Muslim??

    06/14/2016 4:25:56 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 22 replies
    vanity | 06/14/2016 | ealgeone
    Recall the outrage of the left when a bakery owner wouldn't make a cake for a homosexual "wedding"? Wonder what the outcry would be if a gun store owner refused to sell a gun to a Muslim?
  • Ted Cruz Argues He's "In For the Distance" as Indiana Primary Nears

    05/02/2016 10:31:30 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 27 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 05/02/2016 | Patrick Svitek
    OSCEOLA, Ind. — Ted Cruz is arguing he still has a path to Republican presidential nomination, even if he loses the primary here Tuesday as expected. “Absolutely, but we intend to do everything possible to win tomorrow,” the U.S. senator from Texas told reporters Monday after a stop in this town in northern Indiana. “I am in for the distance,” Cruz later said. “As long as we have a viable path to victory, I am competing to the end.”
  • Another Whole Foods accused of putting a hateful 3-letter slur starting with "G" on a cake (satire)

    04/20/2016 7:31:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-20-16 | The Looking Spoon
    A San Francisco bay area resident is accusing the bakery staff at the local Whole Foods of adding an "extremely offensive" three-letter slur that starts with a "G" to a cake custom cake ordered at the store. The cake in question was commissioned to say "Love Wins" at the top, but upon receipt of the cake Gianny Limpschtick claims that someone at the Whole Foods wrote "GOP" below. "I can't even say look at it much less say it," said Limpschtick. "I'm not only upset because the cake has been ruined, but San Francisco is a safe space, and that...
  • The Salem Witch Trials and the Social Justice Warrior Hysteria

    04/19/2016 2:39:58 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ace
    Just a note: We often think of the men who conducted the Salem witch trials. They were the judges and jurors. But they weren't the accusers. The accusers were a nine year old girl, an eleven year old girl, and a twelve year old girl. It's important to remember that. Young people, especially young girls in a male-dominated society, may feel powerless. And may feel more acutely any ambient paranoia in a community. Immature people of all genders and ages might be prone to this. Lodging a hysterical accusation suddenly makes the powerless powerful, and the marginally noticed suddenly the...
  • A Lone Ranger Campfire Cake

    03/04/2016 2:27:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    This Recipie is so neat!!!
  • It's National Chocolate Cake Day. How Are You Celebrating

    01/27/2016 7:34:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    MichiganLive ^ | January 27, 2016 | Jessica Webster
    I don't get all worked up about every food holiday, but I'm having trouble containing my exuberance for National Chocolate Cake Day. And after recent studies showed that chocolate cake, as part of a balanced breakfast, can help you lose weight? I'm in. In case you're looking for a new favorite chocolate cake recipe to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day in your own home, I thought I'd share links to a few of the recipes I've published over the years. If you've got a favorite chocolate cake, share your recipes in the comments below. Mrs. Schembechler's Hershey Cake: Bo Schembechler...
  • ‘Sweet Cakes’ Owners’ Bank Accounts Seized as Damages... [Before Christmas]

    12/29/2015 12:33:47 PM PST · by amorphous · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Chris Enloe
    On Monday, the Associated Press reported that "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" owners Melissa and Aaron Klein paid their state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple with check totaling $136,927.07 - but that isn't the whole story. According to Fox News writer Todd Starnes, who spoke with Melissa Klein a few weeks before Christmas, Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries confiscated all of the money in her checking and savings accounts, including one that had money set aside for her church tithe. They totaled nearly $7,000.
  • 'Sweetcakes' owner defiant in face of $135,000 fine

    07/05/2015 5:50:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-3-2015 | Barbara Boland
    After getting hit with a financially-crushing $135,000 fine Thursday for their decision to not bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, the owner of the Oregon "Sweetcakes by Melissa" bakery has a dire warning for Americans. "For years, we've heard same-sex marriage will not affect anybody," Aaron Klein said in an interview with The Blaze. "I'm here firsthand to tell everyone in America that it has already impacted people." Aaron and his wife Melissa are required to immediately write a $135,000 check to the lesbian couple they refused to bake a wedding cake for, Rachel Cryer-Bowman and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, to...
  • Wal-Mart Store Apologizes For Baking ISIS Battle Flag Cake

    06/27/2015 3:43:17 PM PDT · by paltz · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Wal-Mart is apologizing for a store in Slidell, La., which refused to bake a cake designed as the Confederate battle flag but accepted a request to bake a cake that looked like the ISIS battle flag. Chuck Netzhammer, a local resident, presented his story in a YouTube video Friday, saying, “Alright, Wal-Mart, you’ve got some explaining to do. I went to go buy a cake from you all the other day with this image on it and y’all wouldn’t do it. I went back yesterday and managed to get the ISIS battle flag [cake instead].” Netzhammer shows the ISIS battle...
  • Same-sex couple in Sweet Cakes controversy should receive $135,000, hearings officer says (Oregon)

    04/24/2015 7:35:43 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 120 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 04/24/2015 | George Rede
    The lesbian couple turned away by a Gresham bakery that refused to make them a wedding cake for religious reasons should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering, a state hearings officer says. Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife, Laurel Bowman-Cryer, $60,000 from the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a proposed order released Friday, April 24.
  • State Says Bakers Should Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Bake Cake for Same-Sex Wedding

    04/24/2015 1:34:05 PM PDT · by mykroar · 115 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/24/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    An Oregon administrative law judge recommended today that the bakers who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding should be fined $135,000. “[T]he forum concludes that $75,000 and $60,000, are appropriate awards to compensate [the same-sex couple] for the emotional suffering they experienced,” wrote Alan McCullough, administrative law judge for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries in his proposed order. Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa located in Gresham, Ore., say the fine is enough to potentially bankrupt their family of seven. The dispute began in January 2013, when Aaron denied Rachel Cryer a...
  • A Lesson in “Marriage Equality”

    04/09/2015 12:55:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/09/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    Gaystapo message to evangelicals and conservatives isn't the once-heralded live-and-let-live proverb; it's the ISIS shout to the infidel, "Renounce your faith or die!" When the idea of same-sex “marriage” was first soft pedaled to the gullible masses, the pitch was, “What can it possibly matter to you if two men or two women wed?” As Glenn Beck said, “If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me?” Since then conservatives and evangelical business owners have learned the difference it makes and why it matters: It can mean an end to their small businesses,...
  • Critics of Indiana’s religious freedom law are trying to have their cake and eat it, too

    04/05/2015 10:40:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    After all the heated rhetoric over Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law, this rights debate could ultimately come down to a cake war. Just as diners were at the epicenter of the fight over racial desegregation, bakeries have become a flashpoint today. Conservatives in Indiana and elsewhere have objected to bakers (and florists and photographers) being “forced by the government to participate in a homosexual wedding.” While those conservatives have been rightly ridiculed for failing to explain how the Indiana law as originally formulated would not license bigotry, critics can be equally chastised for failing to explain where to draw the...
  • Cake Shop Faces Legal Action For Refusing to Make Anti LGBT Cake

    01/22/2015 8:38:19 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 25 replies
    Denver Eater ^ | 1/20/15 | Andra Zeppelin
    Azucar Bakery owner Marjorie Silva refused to make a Bible-shaped cake complete with strong anti-gay wording and imagery. Azucar Bakery found itself in hot waters over the message that was meant to go on a Bible-shaped cake, reported Out Front Colorado. The staff at the South Broadway spot refused to write "God hates homosexuality" and other anti-LGBT text and imagery on a cake that a man attempted to order. The man came in and began ordering a cake. After he found an image of a Bible-shaped cake to his liking, he showed the bakery employees the message he wanted displayed...
  • Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake, And Is Denied Se

    12/16/2014 7:39:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    Shoebat ^ | By Ted on December 12, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual marriage cakes are persecuted throughout America. They get sued, they get fined, they get death threats, and they lose their businesses. So we at called some 13 prominent bakers who are either gay or pro-gay and requested that they make a pro-traditional marriage cake with the words "Gay marriage is wrong" placed on the cake. Each one denied us service, and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us. One baker even said that she would make me a cookie with a large phallus on it. We recorded all of this in...
  • Houston Bakery Offers Cake Stuffed With 3 Pies

    11/12/2014 9:05:57 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | keye
    It's being called the "Turducken" of desserts. It is three different pies, baked inside three different cakes. "It's a pumpkin pie in a pumpkin spice cake, a pecan pie in chocolate cake, an apple pie in an apple spice cake," said Bobby Jucker, chef and owner at Three Brothers Bakery," said Bobby Jucker. The dessert stands 11 inches tall, and weighs 23 pounds. The Pumpecapple Piecake sells for $175.00 and must be ordered 5 days in advance.
  • Demi Moore Gives Daughter Rumer Willis Birthday Cake Shaped Like A Gun

    08/19/2014 9:05:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 8/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Over the weekend Demi Moore gave her daughter, Rumer Willis, a cake shaped like a gun for her 26th birthday. Written beside the gun-shaped cake were the words, "Bang, Bang!" in all caps, bright red. According to, Rumer responded to the cake by saying: "Best birthday cake ever. Thank you mama for making this day...[so] special."
  • Harvard Students Invent Cake From a Spray Can

    07/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 49 replies
    Newser ^ | July 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    For two Harvard University undergrads, what began as "an excuse to eat a lot of cake" may turn into the invention of a lifetime. John McCallum, a 20-year-old from Louisiana, was daydreaming about cake his freshman year during his “Science of Cooking” class when he happened to see someone spraying whipped cream and thought to himself, why not spray cake? Is that possible? He and his girlfriend and fellow student Brooke Nowakowski went on to prove that it is, winning first place and $10,000 in the 2014 Harvard Innovation challenge, reports ABC News. Their "Spray Cake" involves spraying cake batter...
  • How Did Hillary Clinton Become Marie Antoinette?

    06/24/2014 2:21:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/25 | Jonathan Chait
    The return to preeminence of the Clintons was supposed to signify a renewed economic populism that would define the Democratic Party. It was, after all, Hillary Clinton who quaffed beers with white working-class Democrats in her 2008 campaign against the abstract, yuppified idealism of Barack Obama. And it was Bill Clinton who, in a 2012 Democratic National Convention speech, folksily explained the party’s economic philosophy more concretely than Obama himself had ever managed. And yet, in the wake of a stream of disclosures and clumsy statements, the class narrative has turned sharply against the Clintons. The Arkansas populists find themselves...
  • Employee in Saudi Arabia Fired Over Controversial Cake (Made Fun of Morals Police)

    06/03/2014 12:05:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 3, 2014 | Habib Toumi
    Pastry shop apologises, insists it has utmost respect for morals policeA pastry shop in Saudi Arabia has offered its apologies after one of its employees made a cake that reportedly denigrated the moral police for tailing an open truck driven by a woman and transporting women. Social media in Saudi Arabia, where women are banned from driving, promptly decried the cake and users said that “it was making fun of the highly respected members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice who were depicted as using a van to chase the all women truck.”...
  • How I Predict Divorce Based on the Wedding Cake

    05/30/2014 7:00:51 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 67 replies
    Kevin A. Thompson ^ | Apr 12, 2013 | Kevin A. Thompson
    As a pastor who regularly performs weddings, I can tell that some couples are more likely to divorce than others. It’s not most evident in pre-marital counseling or private comments made before the service. I can’t see it as the vows are said or rings exchanged. It’s not even in the kiss. As a pastor, I can predict the likelihood of divorce based on how the wedding cake is exchanged. I’ve been performing wedding ceremonies since I was 18. One of the first ceremonies I performed was pretty routine. Everything went without a hitch until it came time for the...
  • The Invention of the ‘Pizza Cake’ Signals a New Dawn for Mankind

    04/19/2014 4:44:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 19 Apr 2014
    Skies darken, the universe begins to dissolve. A giant sign emerges in the sky. DING! This is it – Level 2. The game has changed ladies and gentlemen, the human race has reached a whole new stage of evolution… with the invention of the ‘pizza cake’. A North American pizza chain has asked its customers to vote for their favourite from a catalogue of wacky pizza innovations. pneumatic pizza cutter A mechanical pizza cutter. Because traditional pizza cutters are so taxing to use (Picture: Boston Pizza) The long list of entries includes a pizza-shaped shirt pocket, a pneumatic pizza cutter...
  • Would Jesus bake cakes for gay weddings?

    03/04/2014 9:08:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    life site news ^ | John Stonestreet
    March 3, 2014 ( - The call for tolerating same-sex marriage has become a demand for compliance. Cases like Masterpiece Cake Shop in Colorado and Elane Huguenin’s New Mexico photography business have shown us that “tolerance” ends exactly where the right to say “no” begins. And so people, businesses, and non-profits are forced to choose between their livelihoods and their convictions. Some fellow Christians are giving this new state of affairs a thumbs-up, including Kirsten Powers, whose fearless stand against abortion I admire, and Skye Jethani, a friend I respect greatly. They argue that Christians who won’t participate in gay...
  • Yes, Jesus would bake a cake for a gay person

    02/22/2014 10:19:15 AM PST · by aimhigh · 86 replies
    Redstate,com ^ | 02/21/2014 | Erick Erickson
    Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person. He’d bake a cake for a straight person. He’d bake a cake for a girl, a boy, a person who isn’t sure what they are, a black person, a white person — Jesus would bake that cake if it, in some way large or small, drew that person closer to Him. . . . . The disagreement comes on one issue only — should a Christian provide goods and services to a gay wedding. That’s it. We’re not talking about serving a meal at a restaurant. We’re not talking...
  • Peace Of Cake

    01/22/2014 1:57:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/22/14 | SrutonimADS SrutonimADS
    Mr. Abbas, Israel wants to sign a peace treaty based on the principle of "two states for two peoples." You have refused to accept this formula. Israel has proven that it will withdraw to new borders, remove Israelis from your state, and give up its claims to Biblical lands. It's time for you to reciprocate. Recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, stop the incitement against Israel, and let's bring an end to the conflict once and for all.
  • This Cupcake Costs $750. Repeat: This Cupcake Costs $750.

    08/13/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Thrillist ^ | Matthew Parvis
    This cupcake costs $750. Repeat: this cupcake costs $750. Maybe you shouldn't get one for everyone in the third-grade class. Meet the $750 Decadence D'Or cupcake at Sweet Surrender inside the Palazzo. It's encased in a hand-blown sugar fleur-de-lis and crafted using chocolates that get more special attention during production than Rip Torn when the movie's shot in a whiskey bar. It's arguably better than the Hostess version. Here's how it breaks down: • The Cake: Made from Palmira Single Estate chocolate, which was developed by Valrhona, a French chocolatier who planted a series of Criollo bean trees to create...
  • Bakery's hilarious error sees 'cat and not 'cap' placed on graduate's head...

    06/18/2013 5:06:25 PM PDT · by Twotone · 46 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 18, 2013 | Carol Gambrel
    If the "cat" fits... wear it! That's presumably what staff at an Indiana bakery say — after they confused the word with "cap" and inked a cute kitty on a graduate's portrait cake. Carol Gambrel, 59, was left in fits of laughter when, picking up the tasty treat, she saw a cat sitting on top of her daughter Laura's face.
  • Colo. gay discrimination alleged over wedding cake

    06/06/2013 2:33:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 6/6/2013 | IVAN MORENO
    A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honor their Massachusetts ceremony, and alleging that the owners have a history of turning away same-sex couples. As more states move to legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, the case highlights a growing tension between gay rights advocates and supporters of religious freedom. "Religious freedom is a fundamental right in America and it's something that we champion at the ACLU," said Mark Silverstein, the legal director of the group in Colorado, which filed the complaint on behalf of the...
  • Police Chief Recovering After Eating Entire Cake Laced With Pot

    04/12/2013 9:32:56 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 80 replies ^ | 4/12/13 | Josh Poland
    LAURELVILLE, Ohio - The Hocking County Sheriff's office is trying to get to the bottom of who is responsible for drugging Laurelville Police Chief Mike Berkemeier. Berkemeier says the problem began Easter Sunday when he ate some cake sitting on his kitchen counter. ”I got up in the morning and ate it -- the entire thing,” he said.
  • health vanity question about cake

    09/21/2012 7:03:36 PM PDT · by married21 · 60 replies
    vanity question about food intolerance: What could the problem be with Costco birthday cake? I have had a piece every day since Tuesday, and have also had miserable chest discomfort/gas/burping discomfort almost immediately afterwards. Which ingredient could be the culprit? The shortening in the frosting? Soy of some sort? I am quite ready to give up and never eat this again, despite the fact that I really like it, but I need to know which part is the problem, so I can make other plans the next time we have a birthday around here.
  • It's a Fake Snake Cake!

    08/17/2012 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 31 replies
    Grind TV ^ | 8/15/2012 | David Strege
    The photo of this Albino Burmese Python looks so real, Francesca Pitcher of North Star Cakes in Kent, U.K., was prompted to add this tagline: "****I DO NOT SELL SNAKES****. This photo is of a snake CAKE made to look like an Amelanistic Burmese Python for a birthday party." Yes, the snake is a fake. It's a fake snake cake.
  • Fake snake cake

    08/16/2012 8:30:08 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 19 replies
    Grind TV blog ^ | 08/15/2012 | David Strege
    The photo of this Albino Burmese Python looks so real, Francesca Pitcher of North Star Cakes in Kent, U.K., was prompted to add this tagline: "****I DO NOT SELL SNAKES****. This photo is of a snake CAKE made to look like an Amelanistic Burmese Python for a birthday party." Yes, the snake is a fake. It's a fake snake cake.
  • Protesters Demand Baker Make SSM Wedding Cake Saying Its a 'Civil Right!'

    07/30/2012 7:56:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 85 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/30/2012 | CBS Denver
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  • Michelle Obama, daughters visiting Las Vegas

    03/29/2012 8:45:45 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 28 March 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are visiting Las Vegas after stopping in South Dakota on a family trip.</p>
  • Girls Ordered to Pick Up Poo for Serving Feces Cake

    12/22/2011 7:58:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | December 22, 2011 | Elyse Madison
    While most teenagers spend their spare time hanging out with friends and playing sports, three former Avon Grove high school students will spend their time picking up dog droppings and scrubbing toilets, urinals and bed pans at local senior centers and nursing homes.
  • Trio Of Mean Girls Admits Icing High School Classmate’s Birthday Cake With Human Feces

    12/22/2011 11:03:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 22, 2011
    A trio of Pennsylvania teenagers pleaded guilty this week to “icing” a birthday cake they gave to a high school classmate with human feces.
  • Time to eat our peas! = Let them eat cake!

    07/12/2011 5:15:06 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    News | 12 July 2011 | Mene
    We've been eating our peas for 40+ years now. So many of us have been slaving at our jobs, mistreated by leftists who hate us, paying taxes and continuing to endure corruption from the President, members of Congress (BOTH parties), Federal officials across all agencies, State officials across all agencies and local officials. In the meantime, we drive by house after house occupied by those who are provided food, clothing, transportation, education and healthcare at our expense and fill their shopping carts with all of the fine foods we long to eat checking out in front of us at the...
  • Make Prince William’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake For Yourself….

    05/02/2011 2:27:44 PM PDT · by sussex · 26 replies
    The Aged ^ | 02/05/11 | the Aged P
    This was one of the two cakes commissioned by William and Kate for their wedding. The chocolate cake was William’s boyhood foody fetish.
  • ROYAL WEDDING CAKES (towering supercaligragiliciousexpialidocious layers)

    04/26/2011 3:37:17 PM PDT · by Liz · 34 replies
    From Charles and Di's towering showstopper to Princess Grace's musical cake, feast your eyes on these over-the-top confections PRINCE CHARLES & PRINCESS DIANA Not just one cake would do for Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who served 27 at their July 29, 1981, wedding. While most were donated by royal watchers, the couple's official cake was prepared by chef David Avery of the Royal Naval Cookery School. Topping out at more than 5 feet high, the cake was adorned with both the Prince and his family's royal coat of arms, the couple's first initials and a spray of roses, lilies...
  • Car damaged in cake attack

    02/10/2011 10:54:56 PM PST · by UncleHambone · 40 replies
    The Worcester News ^ | February 10, 2011 | Worcester News
    A DRIVER was stunned after an iced cake was thrown through her car window. The woman found the cake after her rear passenger window was smashed as she waited at traffic lights. The woman was sitting in her silver Ford Mondeo when she saw a man walk up to her car and heard a bang and the sound of breaking glass. Police said the man was white, aged 25 to 30, wearing dark-coloured trousers, a long, grey mid-length jacket and a dark woolly hat with two stripes. The car was damaged in Abbey Road, Evesham, at about 4pm on Monday,...
  • When Brides Have No Budget (Or Taste) (Bizarre wedding cake)

    11/05/2010 9:01:06 PM PDT · by tlb · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Cakewrecks ^ | May 31, 2008 | Jen
    Obviously someone needed to rein in this woman during the wedding planning. What kind of ego does it require to commission a life-sized replica of yourself in cake? But what really baffles me is this: the details are exact right down to the hair clip, so what the heck is UP with that tacky red rick-rack down the skirt of the cake? "Sure, we hand-painted a matching bodice-design, copied the make-up and hairstyle, and have identical veils - but then we thought this giant rick-rack would add just the right extra touch!" ?!? Obviously Bridezilla shares my opinion: she's eying...
  • Meet Pumpple Cake, The Perfect Dessert To Go With Turducken

    10/29/2010 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 22 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | October 29, 2010 | Chris Morran
    If a simple slice of pie or cake just isn't complicated enough after you've gorged on the chicken-in-a-duck-in-a-turkey poultry Voltron known as turducken, then here's a dessert for you. Meet Pummple Cake, which combines two kinds of fruit pies (apple and pumpkin) with two kinds of cake (vanilla and chocolate) into one divine mess -- and at only 1,800 calories a slice.
  • USDA Bans Delicacy? Pork Blood Cake Candles Snuffed Out

    09/26/2010 6:47:52 AM PDT · by mattstat · 20 replies
    Yesterday's headlines in all Taiwanese newspapers screamed with indignation: United States Department of Agriculture To Ban Pork Blood Cake! Typical is this news report (which is in Mandarin; but you'll get the idea; word-for-word, pork blood cake = jew shiyah gao): Pork blood cake is just that: a cake made of pig's blood and rice stuck on a stick. The rice and blood are cooked together and then left to set up; the rice binds the blood. The end results is like a sausage without a skin. The best pork blood cake looks like a slightly melted fudgesicle. Just before...
  • Homeland Security chief rebuffs Texas Gov. Perry on U.S. border patrols [busy eating cake]

    09/17/2010 9:43:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 17 Sept 2010 | Todd J. Gillman
    The nation's homeland security chief left little doubt Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry - rebuffed repeatedly in his demands for more National Guard along the border - can forget about getting more troops. The federal government has already invested $600 million to tighten security, Secretary Janet Napolitano said, noting that illegal immigration and smuggling are down, while violence from Mexico's drug war remains contained across the border. "He is a governor. He always has the ability, in a way, to bring up National Guard, if he's willing to pay for them," she said. "That's always an option available to...
  • No birthday cake for Obama as Secret Service steps in (Anyone seen Hussein's mistress lately?)

    08/08/2010 8:28:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies · 2+ views
    MB ^ | 8/05/10
    No birthday cake for Obama as Secret Service steps inAugust 5, 2010, 1:29pm WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Wednesday his security staff put the kibosh on a birthday cake that was to be offered by union leaders for his 49th birthday. Obama, who spoke at an AFL-CIO labor federation meeting in Washington, said that "it's good to spend my birthday with some good friends," but that "the Secret Service nixed the cake." AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka had offered the US head of state birthday wishes and said the powerful labor group wanted to provide a cake for...
  • 7,000 for the cake at Chelsea Clinton's £3.2 MILLION wedding of the year

    07/28/2010 6:08:05 PM PDT · by dselig · 58 replies · 8+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:24 PM on 28th July 2010
    When your father is a former U.S. President and your mother is the Secretary of State, having your wedding reception in the local pub isn’t an option. Chelsea Clinton’s big day in a country mansion on Saturday could cost up to £3.2million. No expense will be spared at what will be the American society event of the year, with the equivalent of £6,400 being spent on each of the 500 guests. Tents costing £400,000 have been set up, £70,000 is going on tables and crockery and a staggering £320,000 is being spent on flowers, thought to be Casablanca lillies and...
  • £7,000 for the cake at Chelsea Clinton's £3.2 MILLION wedding

    07/28/2010 8:12:56 AM PDT · by DontTreadOnMe2009 · 72 replies · 5+ views
    Daily Mail U.K. Online ^ | July 28th, 2010 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Tents costing £400,000 have been set up, £70,000 is going on tables and crockery and a staggering £320,000 is being spent on flowers, thought to be Casablanca lillies and orchids. Miss Clinton’s dress, designed by Oscar de la Renta or Vera Wang, is rumoured to be a cool £16,000, and the jewellery she wears on the day is worth £160,000. The cake alone will cost £7,000 and security a further £130,000. Estimates put the cost at between £1.9million and £3.2million, far more than most celebrity weddings. When Liza Minnelli and David Gest tied the knot, it cost £1.6million, while Tom...
  • Twitterati Report: Syria Trip Mixes Work With Play

    06/18/2010 2:51:34 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 175+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:26 PM | Posted by Josh Rogin
    "Twitterati report: Syria trip mixes work with play" Posted By Josh Rogin Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:26 PM SNIPPET: "The State Department's two leading Twitterati, Special Advisor on Innovation Alec J. Ross (@alecjross) and Policy Planning staffer Jared Cohen (@jaredcohen), are in Syria this week leading a delegation of tech companies hoping to, as the Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon puts it, "woo President Bashar al-Assad away from his strategic alliance with Iran" with offers of networking equipment, computer software, and the like." SNIPPET: "In between drinking frappuccinos and touring such places as the Souk al-Hamadiye, the famous covered...
  • Obama's Ugly Birthday Cake

    08/05/2009 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 90 replies · 3,917+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-09 | Mike's America
    Who let this out of the kitchen?To those who say there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans I have another item to add to the million already compiled. A Republican First Lady would never order such a hideous, comical birthday cake to celebrate her husband's birthday. The Obama's were supposed to be the new "glam" power couple in the White House But with Michelle dressing in something that looks like it came out her daughters' art class when she visited Westminster Abbey in London I guess we shouldn't be too surprised at this: "44?" He's the 44th President but...