Bad culinary metaphor watch
Dahlia Lithwick in Slate on the Jessica Cutler case (she had sex with a guy and blabbed on her blog; he's suing her):
In the short term, Steinbuch's suit has only added buttercream frosting to the cake of humiliation Cutler baked him. It's hard to fathom how his privacy interests are being protected by a pleading that recycles every salacious detail from her blog. But he is clearly angry and embarrassed and in search of some justice, and he has thus sued her for the tort of "public disclosure of private facts.""Buttercream" is a wonderful touch, but I would have dragged my cursor over "cake of humiliation," thought for a second, and hit delete. The image of this man eating her cake is de trop.