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Mar 19, 2008

This Hedge is for YOU

First, Happy Birthday Shakespeare, you lil' brisle brush o' love.

Second, Ziv S., the fabulous Stanford Daily columnist, this hedge is FOR YOU.


GO CARDINAL, ZIV and grat submission, Jenny C.!

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wouldn't you have loved to see the bakery person's reaction to that order? :o)

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 06:28 AM

for some reason this picture makes me feel all teary-eyed...i just really love the idea of celebrating a hedgehog's birthday...

happy birthday, shakespeare!!!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 06:35 AM

Yay!!! Happy birthday hedgie! (So -- what's in the cake? I thought you guys ate bugs and worms?)

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 06:36 AM

Yummie, yummie what a nice cake, but I don't want to eat myself...:-P

Holy Cuteness
 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 06:49 AM

That's awesome! I should have celebrated my hedgie's birthday. We did give him a few chuncks of mango a couple of days ago... :)

Angela P.
 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:04 AM

hehe happy birthday!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:31 AM

"shakespeare"???? what a great name for a hedgie!

where was MY invitation to the party? hmph!

happy bday shakesie!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:35 AM

Kinda strange eating an image of yourself on your birthday

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:38 AM

Happy birthday, Shakespeare!


 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:40 AM

"Brush" up your Shakespeare!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:50 AM

Hope you have a goood birthday Shakespeare. Wishing you lots of snorgles

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:51 AM

I'm having the same teary-eyed reaction as temperance. I was fuming and riled up at work from having to deal with jerks... and then here is a reminder that someone is sweet enough to think of having a birthday cake made for a hedgie. *SNIFF*

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:53 AM

I like how he's being held there. "Here is your cake. Look at it, but don't touch it!"

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:56 AM

Oh.my.god. That is so cute!!!

Now I want a hedgehog. And I shall love him, and cuddle him and call him Hans.

An Cailin
 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 08:09 AM

To eat, or not to eat - that is the question. Oh, that these too, too solid quills would melt!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 08:10 AM

The cutest thing is def. that the hedgie is named Shakespeare. Adorable!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 08:27 AM

Happy Birthday to Shakespeare, happy birthday to yoooooou,
Your cake looks so yummy, and you look yummy too.

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 08:51 AM

Katrina -- nice! LOL, that's the second "Kiss Me Kate" reference I've seen this week.

...and they'll all kowtow! (forsooth)

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 09:20 AM

Threecatnight..Standing Ovation... Love it.

And Shakespear who loves ya Baby? Happy birthday!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 09:28 AM

that's a lot of cake. either shakespeare has an army of hedgie friends...or shakespeare's mom & dad were just dying to throw a big par-tay. just after this pic was taken, the kegs were delivered.

and why not, with such a sweet reason to celebrate?

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 09:32 AM

Banana, I feel your pain. My A.M. is going exactly the same and so I open c.o. and feel such joy at knowing anerable little Shakespeare is having his b-day celebrated. Y to the E to the A! And to all who commented about not wanting to eat your own image on a cake... haven't you ever seen a face cake? You know, where a photo of you is transformed in to something edible and put on the cake? Same idea I guess. I love how HUGE the hedgie is on the cake!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 09:39 AM

Happi birfday Dear Shakespeare, hapi birfday TOOO YOOOOUUU!"
Man that is one cute hedgie...how do you function with him around, do you have a job? How can you leave the HOUSE?

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 09:42 AM

aw, dat is KEWT. A hedgehog cakie, aw. I'm sure Shakespeare was impressed. I hope there are lots of peeps around to eat that!

A thinker
 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 09:59 AM

Wow, I wish I had a birthday cake that was 10 times my size!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 10:04 AM

For some reason I was reading the birthday cake as 'Blueberry Shakespeare' >_>.

*requests video of Shakespeare making paw prints in the icing.

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 10:05 AM

OMG that cake looks so unbelievably good.

(Oh, and the hedgie's cute too.)

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 10:24 AM

I love that when you visit this hedgie's owner's Facebook page, there's a link to Shakespeare the hedgehog's Facebook page. Too cute! Although, should I be depressed that a hedgehog has more friends on Facebook than I do :)?

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 10:47 AM

Beautiful! Will we be getting the recipe? (Are those slivered almonds or . . . ?) And Theo--are you a Cole Porter fan??

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Wow! It's my birthday today too *and* I've been in the library all day writing about Shakespeare. Which, while being about the most bleak sentence ever constructed, is an astonishing coincidence! Happy birthday leetle hedgy. I hope you had a funner day than me. :)

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 01:04 PM

Sure... Cole Porter, Ginger Baker, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Carter... oh I'm a fan, all right.

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 01:07 PM

(and what a band THAT would be, eh?)

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 01:09 PM

Wow! The cake is 10 times bigger than the hedgie!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 02:17 PM

Hmmmm!! It's a puzzlement! I cannot answer your question, Theo!! Presumably, they all have something in common---3 of them are musicians and one is a fabulous example of a human being and an ex-Prez, to boot!
"I get no kick from Champa-a-a-gne....mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all. But I get a kick out of you!" (which is certainly true in your case!)

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 03:43 PM

Hooray for Ziv!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 05:24 PM

Shakespeare, the terrified prisoner of hairless bipeds, notes that captors wish him to see that much larger (and two-dimensional)hedgehog has been rendered into some kind of sugary pulp.
Wishes he had nice grub, wrapped in leaves...

Daphne Moss
 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 05:26 PM

My very same thoughts, Jen! LOL!! This pic (and the very dignified name) caught me off guard and I can't stop laughing. Super fun!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 07:34 PM

A dish fit for the Gods! Cry "Havoc," and let slip the Hedgehogs of war!


 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 09:43 PM

So, I'm sure this has been said before, but Shakespeare is an awesome name!

 |  Mar 19, 2008 at 10:27 PM

As wicked a dew as ere my mother brushed with raven's feather from unwholesome fen drop on you both! A southwest blow on you and blister you all over!
-Caliban, "The Tempest"

 |  Mar 20, 2008 at 04:31 AM

i want a hedgie!
i want a hedgie!
i want a hedgie!
i want a hedgie!
i want a hedgie!
soooo cute!:)

 |  Mar 20, 2008 at 07:20 AM

Now is the cake full of slugs an worms, or is it a conventionalone?

Hon Glad
 |  Mar 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

All the world's a cake.

 |  Mar 20, 2008 at 01:55 PM

I do creative cake decorating, specializing in making a completely edible representation of an unrelated object - I've done things like a tractor-trailer rig, a foaming mug of beer, human anatomical features, and so on. The hedgehog cake is great! Now I just wish someone I knew had a pet hedgie to make a cake for...

(Incidentally, the quills are made with a special icing tool which is designed to give the effect of hair, fur, grass, shag carpet... and hedgehog quills.)

 |  Mar 20, 2008 at 07:05 PM

That cake is huge... bigger then most people get...

 |  Mar 21, 2008 at 01:26 AM

An Cailin --

Hans My Hedgehog?? Are you kidding me?? I thought I was the only person that had ever seen that! Props to you!!

one of the erins
 |  Mar 21, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Happy Birthday !!!

Chastity K
 |  Mar 22, 2008 at 08:12 AM

Wow... is this all for me?*starts munching*mmmmmmmm its good! wait you say it's for the party? oops sorry! hope u dont mind a lil hadge spit!

 |  Apr 17, 2008 at 05:31 AM

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