It’s Friday, and I think that that means Baking Day.
Oooh, one of my favorite Slate cartoons ever! Who doesn’t like a cupcake cartoon, huh?
A baker’s dozen, for you know-nothings, means 13 cupcakes or cookies or doughnuts or whatever. Bakeries used to be generous, and also smelled even better, and used real butter, and made everything themselves. I mean, really what does dough cost, a few pennies? So what is one more cookie or cupcake, or chocolate croissant, or…okay, chocolate cheesecake? And they were so happy to have regular customers that they often gave the customer 13 items instead of 12!