Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Countdown to Kelly Ripa, day 13: Cake music

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Thirteen days to go, and it's starting to feel real. In less than two weeks, Kelly Ripa and I will be decorating cakes together in New York to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Foodbuzz and Electrolux have fed us a few more details, including what to wear (casual, they'll supply the aprons). Of course, New York casual and southern California casual are probably two different things entirely, so I've still got wardrobe decisions to make.

After Kelly from Evil Shenanigans told me she used to be a singer, I started thinking about thematically appropriate songs for us to hum during the event. My Twitter friends suggested a few classics:
  • Mama's little baby loves shortenin', shortenin'...
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain
  • If I knew you were comin' I'd-a baked a cake
  • Sugar, Sugar (the Archies, 1969)
  • Sugar Pie, Honey Bun
  • Brown Sugar
  • The Good Ship Lollipop
  • The Muffin Man
All wonderful songs. However, this one by the fresh-faced English duo Rocky and Balls is the clear winner. I've been listening to it all day. Enjoy - you'll definitely be in the mood for a cupcake when this is over!

Coming tomorrow: pictures from my private cake decorating lesson with Gourmandise Dessert's Clemence Gossett! I am so ready for New York....


craig geller said...

It's my favorite strap-on baking metaphor song ever.

suz said...

Use of kazoo=awesome song.

Erika Kerekes said...

Craig - I have to admit, I did not notice the double entendre until you said that (my husband made a similar, albeit less specific, comment). Maybe some of it is "across the pond" stuff. I.e. "cake hole" sounds provocative, but I think it's like the American "pie hole" aka mouth. Although, come to think of it, that sounds somewhat provocative too.

Suz - I agree, the kazoos are genius.

craig geller said...

but it's like mixed metaphor, double-entendre. sometimes the cake is cock, sometimes it's vagina. confusing but catchy. and they are just darling and can sing the shit out of it.

Erika Kerekes said...

HEY. Watch the language. My kids read this blog.

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