Barstool Blast From the Past: How Many Of My Mom's Cakes Do You Think I Could Sell Now?




So my mother gave me this when I was home in Swampscott last weekend.  Yes this is a real advertisement that I ran in the early newspaper days of Barstool.  I’m talking first couple months in existence when we were going broke and needed to figure out some ways to make some cash.  You didn’t always think I was rolling in Internet Dollars did you?   Nope I had to scratch and claw for every penny.   I thought this was gonna be my ticket to retirement.  Because I stand by saying my mother’s Sour Cream Cake is the best cake on the planet. (terrible name I know.  Big source of controversy in the Portnoy household for years)   But ask anybody who knows me about the cake and they’ll tell you it’s legit as hell.  In fact before I started Barstool I even debated buying a kiosk in the mall and selling  slices there.   So I figured this was the next best thing.  Trying to sell “My Mom’s Cake”    Unfortunately it did not take off.   I think we got like 10 orders and they were all from friends and family who we ended up making the cakes for free.   Total debacle.  Ended up in the red big time with it.   The fact that I actually put my mom’s cell phone number in the ad may be the most shocking part of it all.  Maybe the worst son move ever.   Although I bet I could sell a billion of em now.  Problem was back then Stoolies didn’t even exist yet.  It just goes to show you how timing in life is everything.  If this ad ran nowadays my mom would probably be the new Mrs Fields.