The Chicagoist today did a very nice write-up of and interview with Natalie Slater, a punk rock’, cupcake makin’, cake decoratin’ Chicagoan who makes and sells stuff that’s right up The Angry Waiter community’s alley.
Natalie doesn’t make just any old cupcake…she decorates her creations with swear words, pictures of dead celebrities, horror flick creatures, insults…pretty much anything your nasty heart desires. She makes nice cupcakes too. I think I saw one with whipped cream and a cherry on her Flickr page.
This stuff is perfect for anyone in the service industry. Think about it…you have an argument with your manager, don’t apologize, get her cupcakes with “Up Yours” written in icing. Had enough of your drunken owner’s abuse? Give him cupcakes with “I Quit!” swirled on top. At first he’ll think you’re being nice, but when he looks at them he’ll realize it’s your way of saying, “Screw you guys, I’m outta here.” Or, if you perfer, just get the ones that say “Fuck You.”
She also makes little decorations you can stick into any pastry. Her sister wants a cake decorated with “The Golden Girls” because “she likes old people.” Natalie’s stuff has enough attitude to curl the hair on Bea Arthur’s chin.