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    (UPDATE 3) McGladrey’s Giant Putting Green Cake Will Ensure That Everyone Gets to Celebrate Their Rebranding

    By | June 3, 2010

    Webcam chat at Ustream In the best example that we've seen of accounting firm make-up sex, today the RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen announced that they will now be branded under one name…McGladrey. Since the deciders on the name checked imagination at the door, the firms make it up to all of us with the best possible solution – building a giant putting green cake. One of the duffers sponsored by McGladrey, Chris DiMarco, will attempt to chip in on the green later today and with any luck you'll be able to watch it above as it happens. As exciting as that is, it isn't entirely clear whether or not this also serves as a tasty distraction from the layoffs and restructuring that is going on McGladrey. Kick that around if you like but also consider the fact that Natalie Gulbis doesn't seem to be jumping out of this thing at any point in time, and that is a travesty that cannot go unnoticed.

    UPDATE: We've been assured that the cake's tastiness or lack thereof will be communicated to us later today. Whether or not there will be pre-cake jays, gallons of Vitamin D milk to wash it down or couches to pass out on has not been determined. Discuss and keep us updated. Spare no details – flavor, frosting, texture, etc.

    UPDATE 2: Okay you guys – who witnessed this sorry-ass display? Natalie wouldn't have disappointed the crowd like these losers. And then someone skulls one right into the camera? Video is completely gone right now. Unbelievable. Get back to us on this cake.

    UPDATE 3: The report on the cake is in:

    1) The cake is, actually, pretty big. And, it's all cake, except for the part of the logo, which is made of rice krispie treats. 2) As for a slice of that cake…quite good, actually. The cake part is marble, and very soft and tasty. I nabbed what might be a corner piece with the "rough" frosting. It's a lot of frosting. A lot. I'd give the cake a solid A-. There will be a lot to save in the next few days!

    Two minutes later we got his follow-up:

    I had to stop eating it halfway through — I think I'd go into diabetic shock if I ate any more of it. The grade gets downgraded to a B+.

    RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, Launch New "McGladrey" Brand [McGladrey]