Help understanding these cake puns from a CNN Student News video

The paragraph below is cited from November 10th, starting at 9:39. Here is the transcript.

Some might say it looks a little un-oven, or that its expression’s a little frosty. But it’s a cake artist’s bread and butter and there’s no getting a round the fact that it’s one sweet sculpture, no ifs, pans or butter about it.
This is CNN STUDENT NEWS where puns are a piece of cake.

I don’t get the pun. (I’ve checked the dictionary, still don’t get it.)

Please explain it to me, thank you.


The story refers to this cake.

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  1. un-oven → uneven
    1. frosty – unfriendly or cold
    2. frosting – a sweet mixture, cooked or uncooked, for coating or filling cakes, cookies and the like; icing.
  2. bread and butter – Fig. someone’s basic income; someone’s livelihood—the source of one’s food
  3. (Getting a) round – I’m not sure about this one. I think it’s intended to be a pun. Here are some possibilities:
      1. Cakes are often round (circular).
      2. Round can be used to describe a face.
      3. round – a slice of food <a round of bread>
      4. The a round might refer to sculpture in the round, as opposed to bas relief. (user:44539)
      5. “butter” cake and “round” cake are both types of cake. (user:5937)
    1. Getting around means to circumvent, evade.
  4. sweet – slang. cool, awesome
  5. no ifs, pans or butter → no ifs, ands, or buts – without excuses or doubts
  6. piece of cake – Fig. something easy to do

Also, just before the quoted portion, the speaker says

Some might pan its likeness

Pans are kitchen utensils, but pan also means to criticize severely.

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