Parental Trolling, lvl 50

This is a story of how my parents trolled me…on my birthday, no less!

You may remember that one of my pet peeves is cute holiday imagery of penguins and polar bears living together in harmony, because as a biologist I know that penguins and polar bears do not overlap in the wild.  Penguins live in the south pole (only Galápagos penguins live near the equator), and polar bears live in the Arctic.  Never the twain shall meet.

My mom also makes me a creative birthday cake every year.  She’s done Jane Austen books, a Skellig Michael landscape, and even jungle animals. After I analyzed the species of the jungle animals, I think she assumed I’ll always be blogging about her cakes.

So here’s what I got this year:


Yes, she spent hours making these intricate cupcakes, just for the sake of irritating me by putting polar bears and penguins together.  She has whole books full of cupcake designs, so I imagine that once she saw these two animals she couldn’t resist.

To be fair, they were really cute, and also tasty.

8 thoughts on “Parental Trolling, lvl 50

  1. kwenzqoatl April 4, 2017 / 9:12 am

    That’s really cool! The two designs go really well together actually. Now I wanna see more Polar Bears with Penguins. lol

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  2. starwarsanon April 5, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    LOL omg I love your cakes that you get every year. They are so interesting! And this is too funny as well. I love your mom because of this.

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  3. NovEllaandBanannabelle April 8, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Ooh, those are adorable! Despite the geographical incongruity, the colors do go well together ;-). I hope you had a happy birthday 🙂 !!

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