That's what the world needs. A Mary Worth cake topper!
Today's Full Strip
He says this as if Mother Nature candy figurines are instantly recognizable as such and are available at most supermarket checkout displays among the Tic Tacs and Kit Kats. Those of us who remember the Chiffon margerine commercial from the 70s will recall that the only reason we knew it was Mother Nature was because she identified herself, but maybe Mary can provide a label (in lovely cursive script, of course), deft as she seems to be with that frosting squeeze-bag.
John Dill Creepiness Factor: 9So now, thanks to Panel Two, we see where this story is going to go. John Dill is going to crush on Mary, she will have to deal with his attentions in a kind manner, and Dr. Jeff may or may not have to punch him in the face.All that aside, adding a candy "Mother Nature" to this UltraPink Barbie Cake isn't making it a winning entry unless the Santa Royale contest is full of other inept dorks and doodahs and judged by toddlers and Pomeranians.
Excuse me, actually it was the voice-over guy who addressed her as Mother Nature.
The cake doesn't even resemble John's original design. They simply made the one pictured on the front of the cake mix box that says "serving suggestion."
Oh, my, a marzipan Mary! Will John Dill ask her to pose for his sculpture? Like Yahoonski, I'm picturing the Chiffon margarine lady, because it would never do to have Mary pose "au naturel" for Mother Nature.I tried sculpting in marzipan once, to make mushrooms to adorn a yule log cake. It did not go well. The cake itself looked nice, and was quite tasty, but for decoration I used chocolate sprinkles and called 'em wood lice.
@Nance--I vote for Dr. Jeff punching him in the face.Is there ANY character in this strip that is actually somewhat likeable?!? Maybe adding a dog to the cast might help.
I get it now; it's a pagan fertility cake.http://0.tqn.com/d/paganwiccan/1/0/c/9/-/-/GreenManCake200.jpg
If there is a category for "Most Boring Pink Cake" the DillWorth team will win hands down. Otherwises it's deadlastville.Just a quick google search on cake contest images show some pretty cool designs. Which begs the question, just what is the "design" of the DillWorth cake? Not anything like these:http://www.wral.com/news/local/noteworthy/story/7410805/
MW: This storyline has EVERYTHING! John Dill crushing on Mary! Mary serenely trampling on every idea that comes out of his mouth! Mary-inspired Mother Nature candy figurines!! We must have been extra good this year, because Christmas came early!
This guy makes a swearing wedding consultant, ham-fisted soccer coach or various snooty waiters far more cuddly!
This plot is spiraling off the track on its way to find the quickest path to boredom.I'm presuming that Mother Nature will be modeled off Wilbur, but if not, maybe John Dill will model it off the Mother Nature in the Christmas classic 'A Year Without A Santa Claus.' We can add a Heatmiser, a Snowmiser, and several of each of their little minions battling for their own degree (pun intended) of climate control. Now this cake is shaping up!
I sometimes catch the show Cake Boss on TLC. Just this week he decided to make a cake in the shape of his wife, life-sized. He did the same thing with a cow and engineered a way for it to pour chocolate milk from it's candy utters. So I'm struggling to understand John's satisfaction with this simple pink cake and I doubt that, even with the addition of a marzipan Mary Worth, it's going to win any prize.
I wonder if Karen Moy introduced this plot line as lighthearted comic relief after so many months of "life is brutal." She can't be seeing this as serious, can she?I am so hoping that Dr. Jeff confronts John at the big competition and smashes the cake over John's head. Maybe Mr. G. would draw little birds flying around to indicate John's dizziness. Bonus: birds like that would tie in with "the beauty of nature."Those of us who (ahem) remember the margarine commercial have to recall the punchline: "It's not NICE to fool Mother Nature! [thunder and lightning]!" I hope Mary says that!
Based on the glimpse of the video of a past contest we got to see on Wednesday, this is as good as the cakes get in Santa Royale. Maybe it is in the rules that they must be a simple, pink 2-layer cake. So Mary is justified in shooting down John's suggestion of adding a candy figurine. By the way, I think we have been fooled into thinking that Mary is the source of John's inspiration, when in reality, he is about to drag out an old photo album containing Polaroid pictures of Eleanor.
Sadly, the beginning of Mary's age-related dementia is confirmed, as she admits her math skills are not what they used to be.
I have a sneaking suspicion that Mary will also be the judge of the cake show, so Dilly has a pretty good chance of winning, even if the other cakes are shaped like swans with flapping wings or precisely scaled models of the rainforest. People will wonder if there might have been some bias, but nobody will confront Mary directly.I just don't understand why his contest cake is notably plainer than the one for the Charterstone party. Did he run out of unicorns?
Seriously?"I'm thinking of adding a candy figure of Mother Nature?"Isn't this the cutthroat world of Cake Design in Santa Royale (aka CDSR)? You don't just toss these little extras in at the last minute!The competition is delayed while Mary poses, in a clothes subtracted mode, for John Dill. Mr. Nature. Mr. Pink Nature.
Great. Chin napkin fails to win a Worthy again and ends up being so desperate for work it has to put up with being fondled and stroked by John Dill!!JUSTICE FOR CHIN NAPKIN!!!
If John asks Mary to pose nekkid so he can sculpt her out of marzipan, this strip will have officially jumped the shark.--Beagle Vet
I saw Steve Allen say on an old Match Game video "It's not NICE to fool with Mother Nature, but it is sure fun to PLAY with her!"
Unique?!! Whoa, 'somebody' needs a dictionary (hint: they're free on the internet). While you're there, look up 'pathetic,' miserably or contemptibly inadequate. I may have just sworn off cake forever.
Note to Mary: The cake in the drawing you're holding does not have a tier. It has two layers, period.Note to Mr. Giella and the art team: Why does every exterior view of Charterstone tilt crazily? Is Charterstone straddling the San Andreas Fault?Despite John's doubts, the sun rising in the first panel foreshadows his future success, all courtesy of Saint Mary Worth of Santa Royale.
SUNDAYAre we to infer by the sun in Panel One that Mary Worth had a SPENDOVER at John Dill's?!Holy crap!And forget the Santa Royale Cake Design Contest. John Dill needs to apply for a patent for his Expanding Cake. That single tier keeps getting taller and taller as the time goes on, yet they haven't added another layer.
I think I am swearing off cake for good.
Isn't John getting a little rough in Sunday's last panel? He's got a pretty strong grip on Mary's arm.
My husband says, thanks a lot for the image of Mary Worth "au naturel"...he can't get it out of his head. I am still laughing at meg's poem from Friday. Brilliant!
Carlye- please don't encourage her.Thanks- Meg's husband
Beagle Vet, MW jumped the shark in 1967. Yet, somehow, it just keeps going!
Wow, Toby... nice dig!
WHO CARES about the recipe? Isn't it a decorating contest?
Monday morning thoughts: Mary feeds experimental pinkcake to Dawn and Toby. The results are disquieting. It has turned Dawn's purple outfit pink, and both women look cadaverously thin. Could pinkcake be some sort of enervating life form, destroying its victims from within? Or did I watch too many bad science fiction movies in my misspent youth?On the plus side, both Toby and Dawn still seem to be unable to hold a utensil properly, which is normal for them.
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