Jan 10 2018
Sarah Gurr
3 Minutes to read

If you were craving sweets this holiday season, the ezCater office pantry had everything you needed. Cookies, chocolates, caramels; you name it, we had it. The ezTeam was spoiled by an abundance of sweet treats. Three coffee cakes even showed up and sparked a little friendly competition. It wasn’t your average eating competition though. Instead, we held a haiku competition.

Our team waxed poetic about coffee cake and three winners took home a cake of their own. Who knew we had such talented poets among us?

Here are the haikus that flowed in:

Adam Haywood

Adam Haywood (Coffee Cake Winner)

Coffee cake crumbles

Butter and sugar pieces

How do you not spill


Panera in house

Coffee cakes circling round

Which one will I win


There is no coffee

Except only in its name

New name: morning cake

Alex Haigh

One Haiku for You

Others may have two or three

Too bad, that’s so sad


I want coffee cake

May I have the coffee cake?

Thank you, very much

Amy Boerger

Amy Boerger

Swirls, sponge like, pure love,

Many crumbs are in my beard.

I eat like a slob.

Bob Solorio

Bob Solorio

Secret beyond time,

Mystery of the ages:

Contains no coffee

Casey Paul

Frog walks on water

Out into the dark he croaks

“Give me coffee cake”

CJ Johanson (Coffee Cake Winner)

Warm, swirled dough rises,

Heart racing, our paths now crossed,

My soul is yours. Cake.

David Mayer

David Mayer

Butter, salt, sugar

The scent wafts dangerously

Let cool for the night

Desiree Zimmermann

Coffee cake, coffee

Go together very well

Let’s have a snack break

Emily Stephenson

Emily Stephenson

Cake with that java

Mumbling much crumbling

Get in my mouth please

Erica Young

Crunchy, warm, delicious

ez to eat the whole plate

Boston coffee cake


Quick, ez, Simple

Is there anything better

Than leftover Pizza?

Hillary Bauer

Hillary Bauer

Let us do all the work

So you can take the credit

Boston coffee cake

Jesse Belanger

Jesse Belanger

Hard-shelled walnut

Yielding to springy, moist cake.

Deliciousness roots.


Blueberry blizzard

Blankets rolling hills. Belies

Coziness within.


Marbled black and white.

Balancing, swirled union.

Yin and yang as cake.

Josh Zalinger

Coffee cake. … Coffee?

Not coffee. Cake, not coffee.

Love not-coffee cake!

Julian Plovnick

This is just to say,

I really want coffee cake.

Something about plums.

Kayla Vaccaro

Kayla Vaccaro (Coffee Cake Winner)

I can’t eat sugar

But marble madness sounds great

Diet is canceled

Michael Berkowitz

In winter, coffee

Beans, ground as fine as snow, steeped,

And then served with cake

Steph Karwacki

Steph Karwacki


Candied walnuts, airy cake.

Morning made better.

Takashi Essex

Haikus are easy

But sometimes they don’t make sense


TJ O'Brien

TJ O’Brien

Challenging vices

Coffee and cake tempt me so

Just one cake won’t hurt


We have the best cakes

Folks, believe me, they are huge

Huge cakes, bigly hug

Tom Thrift

Tom Thrift

Dear my friend Santa

All I want for Christmas is

Blueberry Blizzard

Tyler Berman

Tyler Berman

Chat over coffee?

I don’t really drink caffeine.

How ’bout coffee cake!?


I don’t really chat,

But I do love coffee cakes.

Can you prepare 3?


Sorry for the mess.

Did not anticipate this.

Should have brought napkins!

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Sarah Gurr

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Sarah Gurr

Sarah Gurr is the Head of Content Marketing for ezCater. After managing digital marketing for pizza and sandwich chains, Sarah now focuses on providing insanely helpful information to ezCater’s customers and partners. When she’s not managing the ezCater blog, she’s baking new recipes and trying new restaurants in and around Boston.

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