So there I was, looking through thousands of awful wedding cake pics - as one does on a typical Tuesday night (WHAT) - when I started to notice an odd trend: tree cakes.
I don't mean the beautiful blossoming vines we see so often:
And I don't mean stump cakes, which Jen has devoted a whole tag to in iPhoto because we have that many:
No, I mean a dead tree plastered up the side of a wedding cake.
We really don't get enough opportunities to eat things the color of wet concrete.
Sometimes, in an effort to make the tree look slightly less dead, a baker will add "leaves":
"It just so happens this tree is only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead... and all dead.
"Now hand me that knife, and we'll split the difference."
My favorite, though, is the baker who opted to liven up a dead tree with polka dots:
They're just so festive. In a pox-like kind of way. (Pox-ish?)
Like a festival of pox.
Tell you what, bakers, why not stick to what we know? Simple, beautiful, blossoming vines.
Okay, maybe these could use a few polka dots.
Thanks to Amy L., Allison N., Daniel & Kim, Katy G., Layne L., Jon D., & Linda N. for branching out.