I work in a building called Chelsea Market, which also is home to Food Network. Because of this, I am subjected to a disproportionate amount of advertising for Food Network programs. Don't get me wrong, I like Food Network. This summer, the shows to which I most look forward are Big Love and The Next Food Network Star. However, when a large Ace of Cakes billboard went up across the street, I remember thinking it was a show I'd never watch.
But last week, my wife and I were relegated to the (TiVo-free) basement while we had some work done upstairs. In captivity, I didn't change the channel when Ace of Cakes came on. Before I knew it, I was on the Charm City Cakes website, ogling their magical desserts. Here are a few of my favorites:
Previously on mental_floss: Miss Cellania's gallery of Technological (Geek) Cakes.