Workday parties at the office are usually hard to get excited about — it's not that people don't care about their co-worker's birthday or baby, but most gatherings are inevitably awkward and employees are surprised to realize they'd rather be at their desks. Unless, of course, there are enticing treats involving icing.
Phyllis understands this and uses sheet cake as motivation for the Dunder Mifflin employees to donate money for Jan's baby shower on last night's episode of The Office. She tells Stanley and Oscar to "look at it as if you're paying for the cake, not the baby, sheet cake." Check out the video below of the party committee preparing for the baby shower. What's your take on conference room parties? Does cake make everything better?