Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mary Worth 1,520

How much time is left on the 6-hour clock?? How long did it take to make all those tiers?? How many ovens were they able to use?? How long did it take a cake that thick to cool enough to frost? How long does it take the frosting to dry before you can safely add the pièce de résistance, Mother Nature Mary?? These are the questions I have. You can't just assume I know everything about cake baking and will understand what's going on. You have to explain it to me.

Today's Full Strip

29 comments:

fauxprof said...

What is that thing that Dill is hanging of the back of the cake? Is it a sheet of fondant icing? If so, it should be applied before the other decorations are piped on. Yet in panel two, it's still draped there while they're constructing all their fussy flowers.

Maybe it's just a dishtowel. None of this makes any sense, even Worthiverse sense. However, after yesterday, we know why the cake is so heavy, what with John Dill pouring flour into a liquid measuring cup--that way, you get way more flour than a recipe calls for.

heydave said...

I always use a handy Sham-Wow! on my cakes, so I see no issues here.

Dave in Parma said...

Slow down, SLOW DOWN! I can't keep up!

Yahoonski said...

I can accept that he uses the dishtowel to hold the piping hot top tier as he positions it in 1st panel, but why is he applying the icing directly to the towel in the 2nd panel? And I agree with Dave in Parma that things have been moving at breakcake speed this week.

Anonymous said...

Is the towel- looking icing thing a long wedding veil? Is this going to turn out as a wedding cake, complete with Barbie & Ken on top?

Tony said...

Moy made an issue of moving the cake to the judging area. Surely something dramatic will happen then.

Maybe they will drop it, and Mary will explain to John that trying hard is more important than winning.

KitKat said...

@fauxprof at 7:58 AM, my thoughts exactly. I guess we should be impressed that despite the breakneck/breakcake speed, their aprons are spotless. Nary a smudge of hideous pink goo on John or Mary.

I assume Team Dillworth is going to win this thing. I only hope they celebrate by squirting that revolting fuchsia stuff all over each other.

Thorpnotized said...

In the second panel, Dill is blowing the frosting out if the piping bag with his mouth. Points will be taken off for unsanitariness. (And yes, Spell-Checker, "unsanitariness" IS a word!)

Anonymous said...

I wondered if he was patting it dry?

kathyo said...

Aww, it jumped a couple of segments; I was seriously wondering what contestants do while their cakes are baking and cooling.

NonnyMus2 said...

You see what has happened to Chin Napkin? It's become so desperate since losing the Worthies that it has dyed itself pink and hired itself out to John Dill!

Oh, the ignominy!

Doodle Bean said...

Why are they shaking?

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

It appears that John Dill (When will Moy start referring to him as just John?)is succumbing to the stress. Mary appears concerned that he doesn't have the stamina to finish. And I'm with Nonny. It is gratifying to see Chin Napkin making a rare and long overdue appearance, the first since his Worthy Awards snub. Performing in a completely different role, Chin Napkin is demonstrating his impressive range.

Dave in Parma said...

I feel bad for John Dill--he seems so content living out his dream, making the cake.

Little does he know his dreams will be crushed when Team DillWorth is stripped of its victory when testing reveals that Mary used Deer Antler Extract on her arms too help build strength to carry the cake.

Anonymous said...

Chin Napkin Lives!

Kat and Pat said...

Why is Mary giggling manically in the background while John is carefully draping it in fabric?
What is going on here??

Mary's Dehydrated Cranberry Mothballs said...

I was completely prepared to see the progress of one decorative flower applied per day.

Anonymous said...

Why is the icing in the bowl white while the icing on the cake is pink?

And really, despite the addition of Chin Napkin masquerading as a cake toga, their decorating scheme is insipid. They really need something out of the cakewrecks dot com school of decoration.

--Beagle Vet

Nance said...

Nature has never looked more lovely.

BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAAHAAAA!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

After displaying its stunning versatility at the Santa Royale Cake Baking, Cooling, Decorating and Transporting without Dropping All Over the Floor as Area Younger Cake Artists Gape in Horror Extravaganza, this could finally be Chin Napkin's year to win a Worthy Award! This is more exciting than any cake from Team HillWorth could ever be!

- Jennahrationex

meg said...

Chin Napkin groupies attempting to take over this discussion. Time to rally our troops, John Dill Chest Hair groupies!

jennahrationex said...

Although a Worthy opponent indeed, this is Ultimate "Rock, Paper, Scissors" in the Worthiverse: Chin Napkin covers John Dill Chest Hair!

kathyo said...

"Mary and John Dill decorate their entry cake..." sounds like they're married.

meg said...
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meg said...

jennahrationex-SNORK!! yer killin me!

Anonymous said...

It's very likely that Chin Napkin ends up on the floor covered with broken cake.

meg said...

Anonymous at 7:59- from your keyboard to Moy's brain. I won't be happy until I see that grotesque cake slouching on the floor with Mary and John weeping over it...

mrpeenee said...

Dill is shaking from the supersonic cake speed he's working at. Mary is shaking cause she's huffing icing sugar out of the pastry bag.

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