Some people get a nice photo frame as a store-warming gift, others a calculator or something. The guys at Charm City Cakes West in LA got the Dough Rider -- a chromed out, Lakers' purple-and-gold, ground-effect LED-lighted cake mixer.
Hobart set up the famed Baltimore bakery's new west coast outpost with a mixer that's rigged up like a classic LA lowrider. It's got a 1/4-inch steel hood ornament, a glittery Lakers' colour paint job, and a gold chain for a handle. I'm one to poke some fun at all the bakeries that pop up around New York, but I'm pretty sure this thing could kick my arse. [Mixed Up Jake]