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|Thursday, December 5th, 2013|
|And This Concludes The Festival of Slights
In the mad rush to get custom Hanukkah treats out, sometimes mistakes happen.
You might misspell something:
(Ooh! That's a new one!)
Or get a little carried away with your store's "Hanukkah House" display:
Or maybe - juuust maybe - you might put several dozen upside-down Halloween temporary tattoos on all your store's Hanukkah cupcakes, thinking they were dreidels. Or maybe Stars of David. But definitely something Jewish.
Still better than snowflakes.
My wreckporter-who-wishes-to-remain-anonymous tells me this baker had to hand-cut dozens and dozens of these, and never once noticed that they all say Happy Halloween. Or that they're big spiderwebs. With a dangling spider. That looks like this:
Thanks to Marlo D., Shoshana F., & Anony M. for an especially chappy chanukah.
|Wednesday, December 4th, 2013|
|Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013|
|Note on Swiped Artwork In “Storm: All-Weather Wear”
Since the results for Project: Rooftop’s Storm: All-Weather Wear redesign contest were posted, we’ve been made aware that one of the Runner-Ups, Daniel Agbodjo, based his figure in his illustration on the artwork of another artist, Jace Wallace. Agbodjo gave no credit to basing his work off Wallace’s previous work, which violates one of P:R’s guidelines and key principles of both P:R founders. P:R has since removed Mr. Agbodjo’s entry from the contest results, and we publicly apologize to Jace Wallace for hosting the uncredited swipe of his artwork.
Swiping is common in our industry. Too common. And those who do it rarely realize how offensive, obnoxious, and often OBVIOUS, this practice is. Project: Rooftop is a site dedicated to featuring the specific skill of superhero costume redesigning, but we have always used this platform to promote indie and professional artists with clear talent deserving of wider recognition in the comics community. Swiped art has always been banned from this site, and we apologize for allowing this piece to damage our record. It’s easier to spot when entrants swipe from art by established creators, but this time, we were had by someone who searched DeviantArt for an elegant drawing to pass off as their own, with changes. We might have considered it an honest mistake in understanding the rules here, but Mr. Agbodjo also flipped the image, a common swiping technique to avoid detection.
This is a notice to everyone. We will not always be able to spot swiped entries. We really are pretty good at it. But this time we failed, and the entrant is no longer welcome to participate here at P:R. Don’t swipe from other artists, and definitely don’t bother us with them.
Chris Arrant and Dean Trippe,
Co-Founders and Editors of Project: Rooftop
|The Hanukkah Blues
Hanukkah started on Thanksgiving this year, and yet somehow bakers didn't leap at the opportunity for a yarmulke-topped turkey cake. You have to admire that kind of restraint.
Then again, we all know bakers really only have one go-to Hanukkah design:
Blue and white snowflakes.
It's the kind of design that says, "Hey, I can dig your Jewish Christmas thing, but I prefer to express it in a generic, non-committal way that even those crazy Winter Solstice people might buy."
"Plus I get to make more of my special Halloween spider webs."
And just like real snowflakes, every Generic "Hanukkah"(winkwinknudgenudge) design is completely unique.
Like fingerprints. Or hairballs.
Are you feeling the warm glow of the season yet?
How 'bout now?
Hang on, I have an idea: how do you feel about adding a little extra fiber in your diet?
No, really, there's cake in there. PROOOOMISE.
(Supposedly that's edible paper, not a rain slicker. But I'm not buying it.)
Ok, ok, what would you say if I told you I actually found a cake with both "Happy Hanukkah" and a Star of David on it - and nothing's wonky or misspelled?
You: "It's on plastic, isn't it?"
Me: "Yes. Yes, it is."
And on everyone's favorite traditional Jewish dessert, too!
Oooh, wait, it appears one brave soul actually did attempt to pipe a Star of David!
6,000 years of cultural heritage just went, "BOINK."
But at least it has the right number of sides.
[Foreshadowing? What's that?]
TALK ABOUT MISSING THE POINT.
Thanks to Ami E., Sarah B., Nicole M., Sandy H., Saundra, Rebecca S., Lena C., True B., & Amy K., who are all special snowflakes in my heart. My icy, icy heart.
|Monday, December 2nd, 2013|
|Sunday, December 1st, 2013|
|Sunday Sweets: Minion Mashup
Ever since I first saw "Despicable Me," I've been telling everyone that what I really need are minions.
(And that unicorn. He's so fluffy I'm gonna DIE!)
Well, apparently I'm not the only one who thinks a few minions would make everything work a whole lot better.
Maybe it's time the minions stepped out of their subordinate roles and fulfilled their true destinies!
For example, I think minions would make great superheroes. I mean, look at these guys:
(By Sugarnomics Cake Studio Guam)
Aren't they marvels?
(You'd have to be totally Loki to take them on.)
Besides, minions are naturally flea-resistant:
(By Tessa Tina Cakes)
... so ol' Wolverinion there would be a lot less likely to get itchy at an awkward moment and accidentally give himself a close shave.
Seriously. Don't you agree we need more minions fighting for truth, justice and the American way?
(By Cecilia's Custom Sugar Art)
Super. (Hey, we don't know where minions came from. It could have been Krypton.)
I've always considered minions alien in origin, so it really wouldn't be that big a surprise to find they have a few intergalactic cousins:
(By Wooden Heart Cakes)
The farce is strong in this one.
Or maybe they took the Police Box and went on a little planetary road trip.
(By The Bunny Baker)
Go ahead and blink -- I'm pretty sure you'll be fine.
(Did anyone else blink away a few tears during the 50th Anniversary special? Uh, me neither... *sniff*)
They might have even visited the Monster's Inc. world.
Not that I'm trying to sully anyone's reputation...
Of course, they could be plain old earth creatures who got hit with a minion ray or had a strand of DNA go out of whack. They could just be regular -- well, relatively regular -- guys with regular jobs.
(By My Sweet Obsession)
Somebody has to make sure the trains run on time.
Heck, a few minions working at Disney could make it a Whole New World.
(Baker unknown. Anybody know who made this fantastic cake?)
To start with, there'd be a lot more songs featuring banana karaoke.
A little minion DNA might even make Cartman more iconic.
(By Ivy Jane's Bakery)
Of course, it might also give him access to Gru's arsenal.
You know, I'm feeling pretty good about all the ways minions could be integrated into my life.
What about you guys?
(By My Sweet Obsession)
Heeeyyy. How you doin'?
Curious which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets? Then check out our Sunday Sweets Directory!
|Friday, November 29th, 2013|
|Thursday, November 28th, 2013|
|Gobble 'Til Ya Wobble
IIIIIT'S TURKEY DAY!!!
And just in time, too, 'cuz the gang's all here! Here, lemme introduce you.
Daddy Long Legs:
Danny Double D:
(aka "The Smothered Brother")
"All right, all right; just one wafer-thin mint."
...and, last but definitely not least, Mr. Hurkey:
They're here to wish you a very:
Or, if you prefer past tense:
Now get out there, my friends, and:
Sooo... chop chop!
Thanks given to Ashley K., Bonnie C., Caitlin D., Carina B., Allie S., Lauren M., Rachel S., Tammy P., Maggie W., Judith R., Courtney, Daniel L., & Leslie M. for making "ham" a verb.
|Friday, November 29th, 2013|
|Wednesday, November 27th, 2013|
THIS JUST IN from WREX-TV:
A toxic icing spill at an area shopping mall has left locals traumatized, confused, and a little peckish:
However, it was in the bakery that results were most devastating, particularly among the turkey cakes.
Some burst into flames:
...others complained of being a bit chilly:
"I'll give you a heads up when it's warmer, guys."
And a few even found themselves on the new literal reality show, "Face Off."
"This punches you in the face with how bad it sucks."
"I liked it!"
"Nobody asked you, Ve."
This guy was spotted rolling down the bread aisle:
He looks fierce, but turned out to be a big cream puff.
(Now he's toast.)
Sadly, the largest percentage of cakes turned into something experts call "poo wangs."
And once a bakery is infested with poo wangs, it's really hard to flush them out.
In the mean time, though, the bakery is having a sale on the classic English dessert, "spotted dick."
So it looks like this situation might have a happy ending, after all.
Thanks to Jayson G., MK, Sara G., Lisa P., Judi I., Nat B., Wendy C., & Laurence R. for the spot of English culture.
|Tuesday, November 26th, 2013|
|Whiskey. Turkey. Foxtrot.
Think all those turkey cakes are bad?
Well, they are.
But these are worse:
1. Mildly amusing idea, SUPER creepy execution:
No. Just... no.
2. "Jack Skellington and the Politically-Incorrect Window Display of Holiday Awkwardness."
With bonus charred turkey flying out of a pumpkin.
3. Evil Zombie Pilgrim:
Yeesh, this reminds me of the bad guy in Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame. Whatever happened to all the cute little pilgrims?
Oh, wait, here they come!
4. Pilgrims in straitjackets:
You know, I'm starting to think bakers REALLY don't like these guys.
5. Thanksgiving Bachelorette Party:
"Hey, bebeh, do you prefer light meat, or dark?" [eyebrow waggle]
6. "Heeeeeeere's JOHNNY!"
Admit it: you'd order a dozen of these in a heartbeat, just to see your in-laws' reactions.
Actually, Jeannie tells me she HAD to buy this because her cell phone camera wasn't working - and this obviously needed to be documented for posterity. POSTERITY THANKS YOU, JEANNIE.
Posterity also thanks Megan L., Christie C., Jamie N., Rob, & Laurie R. for the excellent wreckporting.