Today's bakeries face a lot of challenges: laziness, incompetence, negativity, temper tantrums, extra long bathroom breaks...
But enough about your kids. Let's talk about the bakers.
See, I'm starting to think some of them have just... well... stopped giving a flying crap.
Or in this case, perhaps giving too much of one.
And just think: Someone was PAID ... to do THAT.
The good news: I've managed to convince a bunch of bakers that cupcake cakes (pthooie!) will always be hideous, no matter how hard they try.
The bad news: So they've just stopped trying.
It's a hollow victory, sure, but I'll take it.
(Besides, this is still an improvement.)
I see this next design a lot, and I'm convinced it began as a dare:
"Oh yeah? Well *I* bet we could drag our fingers all through this here icing, and customers will STILL buy it!"
Sometimes I think about my great-grandfather, a proud man who left home at age 13 to spend his life overcoming poverty and obstacles with dignity, grace, and hard work. Then I see something like this:
... and I think, "DUDE - they spelled everything right! Amazing!"
(And I'll bet you a whoopie pie you just thought the exact same thing. THIS IS WHAT WRECKERATORS HAVE DONE TO US, PEOPLE.)
Of course, that amazement only lasts as long as it takes me to open the next e-mail:
Aaaand the wrecky balance is restored.
Thanks to Cathy W., Leah Z., Rachel C., Megan & Rebekah, Shoshana J., Colleen M., Kathleen S., Eliza T., & Luna L. for the fresh plate of perspective.