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When garnishing my cake, I attempted to parody your style of blending the glaze and frosting together with melted butter.

Is this a correct usage of the word parody given that there is no mocking or satirical intent?

  • Does “parody” imply a mocking or satirical intent? -- look up the word in a good dictionary. If you did not mean to imply what parody means, then why use the word? What exactly are you trying to imply instead? Please expand. – Kris Feb 12 at 9:32
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The standard definitions of parody all seem to imply some degree of mockery or satire. Certainly in your example, I would assume that you exaggerated the effect rather than simply copied it. It would probably be better to stick to "imitate", e.g.

When garnishing my cake, I attempted to imitate your style of blending the glaze and frosting together with melted butter.

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