14 September 2008

Cake Wrecks

I stumbled on this site last night:

Cake Wrecks
When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong

It struck me as interesting because I am hopeless at decorating cakes myself.
We've discussed this already.

I'm thinking about cakes at the moment because my good friend Swift Jan recently made a cake for her Dad's birthday. The finished product was amazing! It so closely resembed the picture she modelled it on, I was in awe. I thought only Cake Fairies could do that, not mere mortals. But maybe with Swift Jan, I've been entertaining a Cake Fairy unawares.

I'm sure she won't mind if I post two pictures: her model, and her finished product. Get ready: this is rather awesome.

Left: the picture she modelled it on; right: her finished product, which was in my books, simply amazing!

Now check out these cakes that fell far short of the pictures they were modelled on.

I'm not good at cakes. But I'm not this bad. And there's no way that I'd make something like that and believe it was anywhere close to the picture I'd been given as a model.

You're getting the picture, aren't you?

Now I'd like to show you the funniest concept I've ever seen in a professional cake. Ladies and gentlemen, Allow me to introduce to you ...

The Naked Mohawk Baby Carrot Jockey Cake

And the ever-festive

Anti-Sexual Harassment Cake

And then there's THIS. I'm not even going to show the picture. Follow the link if you dare.

If you're feeling down and need a laugh, please go to Cake Wrecks. Whether you are good at cakes or bad at cakes, it will lighten your mood.

Unless one of your cakes is featured there, I guess.



I think your friend's cake is better than the model!
I love cakewrecks.com, it cracks me up.

Swift Jan said...

LOL!! Thanks for the mention *blushes*

The Naked mohawk babies are cracking me up!!!
Havn't dared click the link yet!!

scargosun said...

I have heard of this but had yet to visit. It looks like the wrecks were made with buttercream icing and not fondant. Odd.

Tracy P. said...

Well Hey, I learned that your Sonny MJ shares a birthday with my husband AND the friend he is talking to on the phone this very minute. How funny! He had his cake on a different day so he could have his own day in the sun.

I went to cake wrecks one other time, and I don't know that I've seen one worse than the first two you featured. But what would be the occasion for the anti-sexual harassment cake? Oh my goodness!

Jen said...

That is the funniest thing that I have seen today. Thanks for the laugh.

Heather of the EO said...

Shut up. What are the babies doing on the carrots!?
I followed the link. Why didn't anyone get me that cake at the end of my pregnancies, WHY?

Savvy Mode SG said...

hahhahaa... very funny. and true, if it's my cake then i will be very sad.