Cake Crossword: Second Helping

After venting mid-week about tests (of patience), I return gladly to tastes of… well, go on, find out. Bon appétit!

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1. Take a bite of this and it may appear on your device (5)
2. No time to savour different things? Mix ’em together and drink it (8)
4. Italian, creamy, inverted. (10)
5. Explosion of chocolate on the plate. (4)
6. Many kinds of this; the Swiss one’s particularly popular. (4)
8. It’s the date that makes the pudding so. (6)
11. The key ingredient of marzipan (6)
12. The guise chocolate takes in Easter (4)
14. Difficult to believe that something so healthy can be turned into something as delicious as flapjacks (4)
16. Draw a square. Now divide it into four equal squares. The diagonally opposite smaller squares should be the same. You see where I am going? A town in Germany. (10)
17. The first five letters is an ingredient involved in making this. The last three is another ingredient, but usually absent. (8)
18. Creamy, gooey, sinful. (5)

1. An leg. A glen. A food cake. (5)
2. So popular a kind of cake that a queen lent it her name (6)
3. Three layers? Three kinds of milk? Both? Sorry, I am a bit confused, but milk seems to be the keyword here. (10)
4. Wiki says this is named after a Russian ballerina. Another clue is in the 5 down of the first instalment (7)
6. The first 5 is actually a kind of the last 5. Typically white. Typically accompanies fruit cakes. (10)
7. The pie version of this is also a book by PG Wodehouse. (And so happy I am to have been able to bring him in to this!) (4)
9. What it really means is a milk product. The fruit version, however, doesn’t use it but can be more delicious. No? Alright, it’s hidden in the product. (4)
10. Think Christmas. Think trees. Think chocolate. (7)
13. Can mean a number of things, but the Scottish version is the sweetest (6)
15. Comes in so many kinds that it’s difficult to know whether I should mention the savoury or the sweet, the tomato or the caramel… (5)



And finally, what I’ve been talking about:

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An Ode to the Little Deriders


You know the ones

Who’s so much the funs

The ‘anything goes’ abiders.


They know what’s best

To hell with the rest;

I call them Little Deriders.


’Cause anything good

Can become the food

For ridicule at their hands;


Mean is ‘in’,

Decorum’s sin;

Nobody else understands –


What they realise.

They see through the guise

Of the old fool – ‘decency’;


Filth they’ll find

In theme of any kind,

The muck they’ll always see.


And oh! The delight

They feel at the sight

Of all that glorious muck!


Of anything nice

They’ll take a slice

And out the sweetness suck.


You like the Bard?

Well, he’s a retard.

Have you not heard that joke?


Sex or shit…

(That’s usually it.)

Anyway, he’s a worthless bloke.


You believe in – what?

Oh god, not that?

But that’s a complete sham!


They’ll tell you why

You’ve got to be high

To trust that obvious scam.


You believe in A?

Bi or gay?

The dirty version they’ll know.


You admire B?

Now, let us see…

How did that loo joke go?


It’s transparent

The way they’re bent:

Offence the best defence;


They’ll show you the way

To live your day,

Or how to live life hence;


Strongly support

What they purport,

Or you are a pathetic fool.


’Cause you can’t deny

Even if you sigh

That they’re oh-no-so-cool!










Cake Crossword, Slice 1

Get, set, gorge!





1. Little balls of choux pastry filled with crème pat. (Gosh, how knowledgeable that sounds!)
2. If you take away the accent on the last letter of this word, it also means ‘the low sound heard through a stethoscope’!
6. The fairer sibling of the very popular gooey, fudgy, chocolatey dessert.
8. It’s got a chart named after it.
9. Lime is the ___ ingredient of this pie
10. Muffins decide to dress up.
11. When a cuppa and a bite come together…
13. Think almond, think jam, think a town in Derbyshire


1. Brit informal abbrev for these sweet things
2. Scottish, buttery, occasionally millionaires
3. Take 1 across and make it long
4. There’s a New York version, there’s a Philadelphia version
5. Starts airy and ends up crisp
6. When a fruit and a sweet join hands to make a pie
7. Red. ‘Nuff said.
12. What’s common between Snoopy, Brazil and crazy?


And the result…