Paying With Plastic

Bakers, it's time again to "holiday" up those displays, but don't you worry: adding a little winter cheer is as easy as jamming a plastic penguin pick in place!

Aww. Seeing the traditional Yule ducks always gets me a little misty-eyed.


Of course, all of your leftover stock cakes will need the same treatment, too.

After all, a flattened lizard/alligator/green blob with eyes is BORING - but shove an ornament in his mouth and a tiny Santa sleigh on his back, and....

...well, I guess it looks like that.


What's that? You need a Christmas baby shower cake?


And look! I didn't even have to unwrap it!


Plus, this really is the best time of year to be a baker, because all of your new designs can look like this:

Heck, you don't even have to place the plastic pieces in the right order; just chuck 'em in with the cupcakes and call it a "cupcake puzzle!" Easiest twenty bucks EVER.


For you overachievers out there, though, there's also this fun option:

Note that there isn't a single edible item in or on that mess of frosting. Score!


Of course, some people - let's call them humbugs - insist on most of their cakes' decorations being edible. (I know, right?!)

For them, there's this:

See? They get something that's technically mostly edible, and you get to see their faces when they open the box! It's a win-win!


Thanks to Karen K., Nora B., Erika A., Sharon P., Cindy J., & Jennifer H., who think paying for plastic with plastic never gets the proper credit.