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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ikea + cake = sweet

A friend here at the office recently celebrated a birthday. She is an Ikea fan(atic), so this is the cake someone here had Artrageous Cakes make for her. How cute is this?! And it was turtle... Yum.

I drive by Ikea on my way to work every morning and fight the urge to wave... Ha! Can't wait until it opens March 12!


at 10:29 AM Blogger Mary said...

You and my boyfriend both. This is embarrasing, but he absolutely loves the hot dogs at IKEA. ("And they're only 50 cents. Can you believe that?") Apparently stopping in the little cafeteria and eating hot dogs and swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce is part of the whole IKEA sensory experience.

at 12:15 PM Blogger Lauren said...

I'm not a snarky person... but that piece of work was really done by a bakery? Cute idea, poor execution.

at 1:54 PM Blogger Mary said...

Oh, I don't think it's that bad. I'll bet it was the first time that anyone has ever asked them to do an IKEA cake. Artageous has always made very good cakes. They used to be a kosher bakery until last year, but I guess they wanted to expand their horizons.

at 2:00 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Well, Ikea is basically a big box. Not much room for nuance... :)

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