04 May 2011

"thing 2" - innocence lost

so, i just finished up the most beneficial class of my four years in college, "racism and anti-racism." seriously, some incredible, eye-opening, life-changing stuff. everyone take it, for reals.

anyway, dr. seuss has actually been known for being an anti-racist "activist," especially during WWII. however, as we were discussing japanese concentration... umm internment camps, we came across some unsavory cartoons by mr. geisel. obviously good people do dumb things sometimes, so this news didn't completely shatter my childhood, as the cake suggests. it was more of, what did i learn in "racism and anti-racism" that would be fun to put on a cake? white supremacy? check minus.

the cake was white with chocolate icing... obviously it couldn't pass in this class otherwise. and it took me about an hour to decide on a seuss character. the man was a pretty legit cartoonist, in case you weren't already aware. no simple line drawings or clipart type things, some shading that i don't even know how to tackle on paper, let alone on a cake. also, there are about infinity iconic seuss characters. 

i wanted to go with the cat in the hat, but  it was too difficult, and it reminded me too much of mike meyers and spencer breslin (what are you up to nowadays, spence?). however, my girl dakota fanning did rock that movie and every other thing she has ever done, ever. anyway, so i went with thing 2 because thing 1 was the obvious choice. can't be too cliche. i've got to keep you guessing.

TOTAL DECORATING TIME: 1.5 hours + a 12 page paper left in this class that stands between me and graduation, no big deal

most known by the pen name,
sassy badger

1 comment:

  1. I'm most astonished by the fact that I didn't know his last name is Breslin...and that he is in fact Abigail's brother. She definitely stole the spotlight in THAT family.

    BTW, that's a good looking Thing 2.

    BTW 2, I didn't think you had been keeping up with this blog! So you HAVE been making cakes...