Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Weird Valentine

Valentine's Day has never been a big deal at my house. We usually pick up some chocolates or a card for each other, whatever is easy and convenient, but it's not expected or taken very seriously. This year, totally on impulse, I decided to buy my husband a cookie cake. I was at work early in the day, and while walking through the mall on my lunch break, a display of them in the cookie shop's case caught my eye. They were so cute!  Then I saw one that was perfect for my husband, since he's an aquarium keeper by profession. It had a drawing of a fish on it. The young guy waiting on me told me it would only take him about 10 minutes to decorate my cookie, so I was happy to wait. I paid up, and he stepped behind the counter to decorate my cookie for me.

Clearly, he's not the same employee who decorated the samples.

Behold, the weirdest fish drawing I've ever seen:

I didn't have the heart to tell the kid that his cake looked bad. And it turned out to be worth every penny I paid for it ($30, plus tax) when you count the laughs I had with it, first with my coworkers when I brought it back from my lunch break, then with my husband, then when I shared it on Facebook. I considered sending it to Cake Wrecks but it wasn't quite that bad, or that funny. But you have to admit: that's one strange looking fish!

(Also.....if you've never visited Cake Wrecks you owe it to yourself to go have a look. Funniest. Site. Ever. In fact, you might want to pee beforehand)


  1. I don't really go in for Valentine's day either; and my wife certainly doesn't (not surprising). But I did recently buy her some very expensive hand made Belgian chocks. The sales girl asked me if I'd like them wrapped, and as the box was heart shaped I said YES PLEASE. I was then given the most amazing demonstration of 'pleated wrapping' that I've ever encountered. She must have spent months learning how to achieve the absolutely perfect result she achieved. It was almost a shame to unwrap it.