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Posted: 03 August 2008 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Just saw this link on David Lebovitz’s blog, and I thought some of these were pretty hilarious.  I didn’t make it all the way through, but so far I haven’t seen any of my cakes—and I hope I won’t!

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

Two of my favorites so far:

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/07/inspiration-vs-perspiration.html

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/05/when-brides-have-no-budget-or-taste.html

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Posted: 03 August 2008 06:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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oh the baby shower cake!

sooooo wrong

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Posted: 03 August 2008 07:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I saw this on David’s site, as well.

The commentary is hilarious. smile

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Posted: 04 August 2008 07:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I was pointed in the direction of this site by someone else and I thought it was a laugh too!  My favourite is also the tartan cake, just imagine receiving that prior to your wedding , what a let down!!!! vampire

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Posted: 04 August 2008 04:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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the nemesis or the antithesis, thanks for sharing this hilarious web Matt.  I loved it.

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Posted: 05 August 2008 12:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Well, that led me on about an hour’s detour through all kind of horrors.  If you follow the links within Cake Wrecks, you’ll just go from thing to thing to thing.  I just broke out of my stupor and have returned to the land of the conscious.  The lotus foot cake lady . . . I don’t know. And the realistic baby cake; that’s right up there with the hyper-realistic dolls.  Only you don’t EAT the dolls!

If you go through you’ll find some links to YouTube.  The baby cake has one.  You can see a time-lapse video of the construction process.  Admirable, but still.  Ewww! Who’d want to eat it?  I just hope that all of these cakes that are sculpted beyond belief actually TASTE good.  The pleasure of eating involves all the senses, and it should LOOK good as well as TASTE good.  If it looks like a live human being, (or a deformed foot) why would you want to find out what it tastes like. 
“Oh, honey.  Let’s order the cake.  Strawberries and Crem Fraiche if it’s a girl and Chocolate Mocha for a boy.”  (The baby was a chocolate cake, so I guess it was a boy.)

I also wonder about the “entirely edible” concept.  There are things which are technically edible (library paste, for instance), but how do they taste and do you want to be served a big hunk of it.  I’ve never worked with or tasted modeling chocolate.  Large hunks of fondant would be disappointing to me, taste-wise. When the baby video popped up, there was a video of a sculpted dog cake in the like video clips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOyibd6tDvo  It w.as very impressive, but it was covered with what must have been a 1/2” thick coat of fondant.  There was cake in there, for sure.  The head was fondant covered foam, and the front legs were probably modeling chocolate.  I really don’t know. 

Individuality and personal expression are great, but as for your guests (and the money you are spending to FEED them), let them EAT CAKE!

Now, I do like to play with non-traditional cakes, as I am sure we all do.  But there is a line out there somewhere, and I think lotus feet and other realistic depictions of human beings (or components, thereof.  Don’t even ask.) are on the other side of it.

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Posted: 05 August 2008 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks for posting this link Matthew. It is so entertaining. I actually saw the “bride cake” in the People magazine (I think) a few months ago.

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Posted: 05 August 2008 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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JennyBee, I got confused because what you wrote reads just like it was written by myself.  Well said, and agreed.

I like my cakes edible, too.  Recently, my Japanese chef at this high end bakery I work at, made a very interesting comment.  He said in the USA people like to put flowers on their wedding cakes.  Are flowers edible?  In Japan, he prefers to use fresh fruits (edible) instead of flowers.  I am getting hungry already.

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Posted: 07 August 2008 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I saw this site a couple of weeks ago… thought I’d pee my pants laughing so hard… the family kept peeking into my office to see what was so funny!  What in the world were some of those people thinking?
I especially enjoyed the criticism and additional link devoted entirely to the random use of quotation marks - Happy “Birthday” Joe…  hehehe, soooo funny!

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Posted: 08 August 2008 03:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Matthew-

Thank you for posting this link! My sons and I nearly passed out laughing.

I did have a guilty moment remembering a birthday cake with 3-D dark chocolate spiders on swamp green whipped cream frosting that I made for a Shrek-themed party…

Cathy

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Posted: 09 August 2008 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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A friend of mine, who loves my stuff and doesn’t bake any more than she absolutely has to, came to me one day and said she had to show me her cake that she made for a school function.

It was a cat box cake.  No lie.  (She doesn’t go for the precious moment kind of stuff).  It was really yucky, nilla wafer crumbs, something for the little “scent crystals”, and the piece de resistance . . .softened and shaped tootsie rolls. 

Of course the “ladies” at the school were a little taken aback, not appreciating the humor, and made a few comments.  She proudly proclaimed to me.  “Well, a lot of their little crackers with tomato and a little basil leaf ended up in the garbage, but everyone loved my cake.”

So.  You never know.  There is a time and a place for everything.

Except the lotus foot.  That’s just nasty.

JennyBee

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Posted: 14 August 2008 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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serves me right for not visiting the forums recently—i would have missed this had my wonderful blog master travis not called it to my attention. i stopped doing the copy editing review and laughed myself silly til tears were rolling down my cheeks. the horse tail was my fav. the commentary—well all i can say is i can no longer think that n.y. have the monopoly on sarcasm!

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