Monday, December 05, 2011

jive turkey

The Baby's birthday was on Thanksgiving. In some ways this is worse than an Xmas bday because no matter what, you always have to eat turkey.

So why not go alllll out turkey-wise? I saw that Baskin Robbins was offering up a cake shaped like a turkey filled with ice cream. Hilarious! How can you go wrong? Uh...
Well when I got the cake it looked NOTHING like it was advertised and it was a pretty sad cake, birthday or not. Seriously. Does that look anything like >> THIS??
Luckily no one cared because hey, the thing was filled with mint-chip ice cream. I know. Kinda weird.

It was a good thing we had a kids party the week before - remind me not to get this cake again next year. (I probably will.)
**update: Baskin Robbins saw this post and apologized by sending us a refund for the turkey cake!

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Anonymous Andrea said...

That needs to be posted on Cake Wrecks, I think it's highly appropriate. At least it tasted good!

Monday, December 05, 2011 7:14:00 AM  
Blogger Nanette said...

YES! Cake Wrecks for sure! I think B&R also needs to see this "version."

Monday, December 05, 2011 9:18:00 AM  
Anonymous corrin said...

Cannot stop laughing. That looks nothing like a turkey.

Monday, December 05, 2011 9:29:00 AM  
Blogger auntie said...

In all fairness, they DID nail the weird heart-shaped outline in the side, which I guess is supposed to be what...the wings? Weird.

Monday, December 05, 2011 9:42:00 AM  
Blogger sko_G knits said...

OMG. that is fricken hilarious. perhaps they should have given you cooking instructions because what was in the original advertisement looks like what you get AFTER you pull a turkey out of the oven. what you have pictures looks like the before shot. RAW turkey.

Monday, December 05, 2011 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger L.A. Story said...

LOL! That's insane. It definitely looks like it needs some more time in the oven. :) Glad the Baby had a great b-day!

Monday, December 05, 2011 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous myra said...

Were the Baskin Robbins workers able to keep a straight face when you went to pick it up?

"Here's your err... "turkey".... cake... Enjoy!!!"

Monday, December 05, 2011 6:56:00 PM  
Blogger Tarrant said...

My son was born on Thanksgiving Day. I've always given thanks he wasn't prone to large gatherings of friends for birthdays--they're inevitably out of town.

While boy child has had a couple of "requested" cakes, he defaults to our Thanksgiving favorite--a pumpkin cake. We only frost half because half of the family doesn't like it with the frosting. He doesn't mind and interestingly chooses the piece at the edge of frosting and no frosting for his slice.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Yum-e said...

Remember that horrendous Mickey Mouse Cake that I had ordered for you from BR a long time ago? Where Mickey was ORANGE? And looked like a regular rat than Mr. Mickey himself? yeah - that was horrible too. guess the designers were on vacay already.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:52:00 PM  
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Blogger Ashley Jones said...

I used to work at a BR, and here is the ld on that cake.

It's a PAIN IN THE ASS. Ice cream melts (duh), and those "legs" are sugar cones with a scoop of ice cream on them.

Stuck to ice cream.

Which melts.

Now, I personally never turned out a cake that looked like /that/, BUT you should know that BR does not supply their stores with the proper equipment for constructing this cake. Most stores have to work with what they have. It's part of the reason I left that job: The constant expectation to perform ice cream cake miracles with little more than some white icing and a butter knife (in ridiculously short amounts of time).

Saturday, January 16, 2016 5:09:00 PM  

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