Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cake Wrecks

The two posts I had queued up for this week - the wonderfulness of my summer and my need of a new working title for my novel - languish unfinished as I laugh aloud at Cake Wrecks: When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong. The pictures are wonderful, but it's the accompanying descriptions that sing. ("'Gradutas' does sound like something from Taco Bell; it kinda has a nice ring to it, don't you think?")

The Star Wars series is unreal, but check out the video of the cake on fire. (If you're at work, my apologies to your boss. It's easy to lose hours on this site.)

I haven't made a birthday cake for Paul this year, but then, I haven't yet thrown him a party yet, either. His birthday was in May. Hmm. I'm now planning to combine his birthday party with our Harry Potter movie party next month. Multi-tasking!


Orange said...

An acquaintance has a husband who's a baker. For her birthday, she asked for a cake wreck, and what he made did indeed capture many of the tropes of Cake Wrecks. Misspelling, lopsidedness, horrid color combination, etc. But intentional.

Orange said...

(How long before bakeries are selling custom-made Cake Wrecks?)

Sarahlynn said...

Not long, I'd say! I saw one post on the cake wrecks blog that talked about just that phenomenon. (I spent way too long clicking "older posts.") She posted a couple pictures of requested cake wrecks which the baker tried to correct . . . but made different mistakes. Classic!

I think my favorite wrecks (other than that burning chocolate fruit monstrosity) were the ones that put the instructions right on the cake. "And under that, Good Luck!"

flatflo said...

My SIL's bridal shower was this past weekend, and I made a miniature classic wedding cake with white cake, raspberry filling, and fondant over buttercream. It turned out beautiful, but it picked up some funny odors from being stashed in the fridge overnight with just the crumb-coat frosting. It dissipated after a while, but it was never as tasty as the practice cake I made earlier in the week.

Here is a pic:
Her colors are red, fuchsia and orange, so I had ribbon for each tier with a matching gerbera daisy (her flower.) I almost gave up on it a couple of times during the making, but was able to pull it all together, finally!

Sarahlynn said...

Wow! That is gorgeous and I am VERY impressed!