#1 By: Cory Doctorow, January 18th, 2014 11:01
#2 By: Acer Platanoides , January 18th, 2014 11:04
wrong-wrong-wrong-wrong-wrong-wrong-wrong banana fail
#3 By: kpkpkp, January 18th, 2014 11:35
What is with this trend to cluster cupcakes and decorate them as a unit? What ever happened to a CAKE which is sliced and then served on a plate? What is the advantage of these modular paper riddled things?
I went looking for good examples, and what I find is basically groupings of cupcakes with WAY TOO MUCH FROSTING.
Ugh! I'm trying to see the practicality of these things - I mean, yes, they CAN look nice, but you have to peal the paper off the things before you eat them, and being that they are slathered with layers of frosting in order to fill in the gaps, all I can see is a fist full of frosting while you try to unwrap a module.
This is an example of food that is meant to be looked at, not eaten. It just happens to be edible.
#4 By: Shuck, January 18th, 2014 12:00
Oh, it's cupcakes! I've never seen such a thing, and I was wondering why it was so unnecessarily lumpy and not-banana-shaped (even beyond the obviously questionable ability of the maker). I had assumed it started life intended to be some other thing and got turned into a banana instead, but I could not, for the life of me, resolve that lumpy shape into anything.
Based on how it ended up, I'd say it's not meant to be looked at, either.
#5 By: chgoliz, January 18th, 2014 12:10
It's a current trend;
It's much easier to dole out among a group of people: no cutting knife, no forks, no plates.
#6 By: kpkpkp, January 18th, 2014 12:39
Two words: Frosting. Everywhere.
#7 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 18th, 2014 14:16
It is called Slacker Cake.
#8 By: Seraphim_72, January 18th, 2014 16:31
You say that like it is a bad thing
#9 By: chgoliz, January 18th, 2014 16:40
Apparently that is considered a feature, not a bug.
No, I don't understand it either.
#10 By: Grimm, January 18th, 2014 17:17
To be honest I'd just rather a paper plate or something. You can make those compostable, too. Make the environment smile with less waste and stuff. I've never heard of a cupcake wrapper that doesn't involve wax.
#11 By: pjcamp, January 19th, 2014 02:03
Sorry, bananas don't have stripes.
Well, ok, maybe yours does.
#12 By: tuzonghua, January 19th, 2014 19:47
Would someone kindly link me to the source of @doctorow's banana posts? I've tried finding the very first "just look at it" post but it seems his obsession with banana-related things goes back further than I thought.
A reddit-style "Explain Like I'm 5" of these posts would be nice, too.
#13 By: dloburns, January 20th, 2014 03:55
1) There's a bana post
2) You look a it.
#14 By: dloburns, January 20th, 2014 03:58
Even in my pants?
If so ... ∗ziiip∗
#15 By: Jorpho, January 20th, 2014 13:56
I guess the white thing at the top is supposed to be an eye, but the smaller markings at the top look like smaller, squinting eyes above a screaming black mouth. Am I the only one who can see it?
#16 By: Grimm, January 20th, 2014 23:48
Next time, make them horizontal.
As they should be.
#17 By: Cory Doctorow, January 23rd, 2014 11:01
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