No Cake for You!

You’ve probably heard about the terribly persecuted owners of two bakeries in Oregon who refused to make cakes for same-sex weddings, something that is illegal in that state (which includes sexual orientation in their anti-discrimination laws). An Oregon alt-newspaper decided to have a little fun and see what kind of events the two companies would happily make cakes for.

Baby Out of Wedlock

WW Asks – I’m shopping around for a nice baby shower cake for my friend. It’s her second baby with her boyfriend so I’m not looking for anything too big or fancy—probably enough to serve 15 to 20 people.

Sweet Cake says – “We have a sheet cake that will feed 30, or a 10-inch cake that would feed 30 people. The 10-inch cake is $50 and the sheet cake is $52. Or we have an 8-inch cake that would feed 15 for $40.”

Fleur says – Prices vary based on decoration and frosting, but a basic cake is $3 per serving.

Divorce Party

WW Asks – My friend is getting divorced and we’d like to throw her a little party to mark the start of her new life. Do you ever write messages on those—we’d want it to say “congratulations!”—and how much would it be for a cake that could serve about eight people?

Sweet Cake says – “A 10-inch is $29.99. That should probably do it….We can definitely do something like that.”

Fleur says – “The price for a 10-inch cheesecake is $36 and up. So it’ll be between $36 and $45, but you’re going to have to call in advance because my schedule for June and July is very busy.”

They’re also fine with a “pagan solstice party.” Seems the gays are the ones that really get their dander up.

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  • raven

    They’re also fine with a “pagan solstice party.”

    I don’t care.

    Still not buying a Solstice cake from them.

    But thanks for reminding me. The summer solstice seems to come earlier every year and we always do something.

    The next holiday is a long way off. The War on the War on Halloween.

  • slc1

    It would appear that the folks at Fleur got wise after a while that something wasn’t kosher with the phone calls they were getting.

  • dingojack

    Raven – You’ve got exactly arse-about. Damn you precession!

    :) Dingo

  • dingojack

    PS anyone have any idea why the Right-Wing Talking Rectums never put funds into a ‘War on War’?

    Dingo

  • anubisprime

    It is probably a matter that they have no definitive idea about what the word ‘solstice’ actually means but assume it might be a xtian religious thang!

  • slc1

    Re dingojack @ #4

    Right wing rat fuckers are all in favor of war as long as someone else is fighting it.

  • raven

    PS anyone have any idea why the Right-Wing Talking Rectums never put funds into a ‘War on War’?

    Dingo

    That is easy.

    Because if they ever won one of their wars on Halloween, Xmas, or Easter…they wouldn’t have anything to complain about.

    The fundies might just have to do what the rest of us do, just celebrate the holidays.

  • velociraptor

    “Right wing rat fuckers are all in favor of war as long as someone else is fighting it.”

    From Mr. 15 Megaton.

    BOOM. Another Irony Meter.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Sweet Cake was complaining about “entrapment”? How so? They made a very public point of how they have a right to discrimination on the grounds of their religious belief, state law be damned. Testing boundaries of that very public point is one of the things seems perfectly legitimate.

  • dingojack

    Raven (and anyon else who is interested)-

    05:03:36UT Friday 21 June 2013, is the Northern Solstice, mark it in your calendar.

    😀 Dingo

  • http://anexerciseinfutility.blogspot.com tommykey

    But will they make a cake for a post-abortion party?

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Sweet Cake’s 10″ cake: For a baby shower, $50. For a divorce $29.99. It’s cheaper to get divorced than to have kids. Sounds like an anti-family stance to me.

  • slc1

    Re velociraptor @ #8

    Yawn.

  • dan4

    @”…assume it might be a xtian religious thing.”

    Uh, unlikely, since the word “pagan” appears just before “solstice” (“pagan solstice party”).

  • dan4

    @14 was supposed to be replying to anubisprime @5.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Wonder if they could come up with a special sort of treat for this young lady*:

    http://www.avn.com/galleries/2013-AVN-Awards-Show-Highlights-503593/503622/

    * Prolly NSFW.

  • gerryl

    I was hoping some bakery here in Oregon would refuse to make a wedding cake for someone who is the ‘wrong’ religion. You know, like “I’m sorry, my religious beliefs don’t allow me to make a cake for a couple getting married in the Roman Catholic church.” Just as a test case. Let’s see how that flies in the Letters to the Editor column.