Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Creepiness Continues

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Not all Cake Wrecks are a result of poor construction, as you can see from this example. Some cake artists just seem to forget that, at the end of the day, their creation is meant to be eaten. Can you seriously imagine being told to slice up and serve this cake?

And baby shower cakes seem to be the worst offenders in this vein. People, try to think outside the box, will you? Just because the occasion has "baby" in the name doesn't mean the cake has to BE a baby, mmkay? You don't see bridal shower cakes made to look like the bride, do you? Oh, wait - scratch that example...

But getting back to this cake - I think the worst part is that the baby is staring at me. No, really - check out the right eye. [shudder] Dang, that would be spine-tingling even if it were a real baby, you know? (And can you imagine being the person who gets served that eye? Eeeek- I'm going to give myself nightmares.) Call me finicky, but I really can't eat anything that looks like its looking at me.

Still not creeped out? Then watch the video of this cake's construction. The final few seconds are the stuff horror flicks are made of ("The eye! It's opening! Aaauggh!!!).
Jordan and Mary Pitts said...

For some reason the name Rumpelstiltskin popped into my head when I saw this cake.

TheCourteousChihuahua said...

My daughter literally jumped back from the computer screen when I told her it was a cake.

That's some scary shiznit right there.

john gjertsen said...

it's the left eye that looks a slit open. creeeeeepy!!

Jade said...

In all fairness to the creator, the cake wasn't meant to be served and eaten. It was for a sculpted cake contest: Cake 2006 at NEC Birmingham, UK by Michelle Wibowo.

But, it IS creepy. ;)

giz said...

The artistry in this cake can't be denied but the "Chucky Factor" just so creeps me out. I'd feel like a baby killer cutting into this cake. Eeeuuuwww.

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing the video some time ago and thinking "eck!" who the HE** is going to eat the baby! Okay, so it was made for a competition, but still, in general cake is meant to be eaten, so even a competition cake should be tasteful enough to be eaten (no pun intended).

Annie said...

I agree with anonymous....cakes are meant to be eaten! Competition or not!
If I were to make a cake that looked like a baby though, I'd at least make a CUTE baby. This one looks like it's had a hard life and has been hitting the "bottle" just a little too much......

Anonymous said...

but if you cut into it, is it red? are there bones?

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Not sure if I'd want a piece of this cake either.

Vedetta said...

I've seen similar stuff from Asia, bakery that makes products to look like human body parts.

Becky said...

So, do you think it was a red velvet cake?

Anonymous said...

I'll never be able to say "Why you just look good enough to eat!" to a baby again!

Shaindel said...

How *perfect* would it be to serve this cake to a support group for moms with post-partum depression? Just think--a safe way to act out your fantasies ;-)

Joe said...

Your site is great! I arrived here courtesy of a link off of joemygod.blogspot.com.

I personally think almost her entire portfolio of work are eligible to be cakewrecks! I mean, it's great that she's apparently making a handsome living off of this stuff, but it boggles the mind who orders these things. I've seen some weird similar stuff on "King of Cakes" on the Food Channel, but nothing as creepy as this baby!!

Sara said...

Ooh--I call the soft spot!

Anonymous said...

Golly Jeepers! Totally grotty. And the WORST PART??? The cake maker is NOT wearing a HAIR NET!
TOTALLY GROSS!

Wilika said...

Annie
There are lot of things beyond babys and bunnys and stuff... really mean things...
Not everything has to be all cute and and adorable...
...ya seen Trainspotting?

George Bernard Shaw said...

Well, if your a cannibal looking for a birthday cake, this would work. I'm Sure Dr. Lecter would serve it to his patients!
Silence of the babies!

Cap'n Marrrrk said...

Quit being sissies. I would love to take a knife to this cake and devour it!

How cool would that be?

M-M-M! That's some gooood baby.

Annalisa Ure said...

Who the heck would eat that?!?!

Izile said...

I'd eat it. To paraphrase Dylan Moran: "I just want to eat the face, I like to interact with my food, and if you eat the eyes first, you'll always win the staring contest."

Anyte said...

The best part is, when I watched the youtube video, I honestly thought the information said "The Making of a lifeless Baby Cake for sculpted cake competition"

RJ said...

Somehow, the fact that it looks like Mother Theresa as an infant disturbs more than anything else.

Yvonne said...

I think it's a changeling! Can't you see? The slightly wrinkly appearance, the eerie facial expression. All says "changeling" to me.

Anonymous said...

So that is where Kuato's been hiding all these years! Someone call Arnold.

Anonymous said...

wouldnt it be a bit wierd having to slide a knife into a newborn?? It coudld give someone an appitite for stabbing babies and or pregnant women...

tasteslikeyum said...

That's beyond wrong. As a vegan, even if it were a vegan cake, I'd probably still consider eat it wrong... cannibalism, if you will.

Awesome blog, btw, it took everything in me to wait till I got home to read more after I got the link :)

Anonymous said...

Clearly, based on the fact that this is meant to be slices, is either to celebrate a bris, or a congrats on your abortion cake :D.

Anonymous said...

+10 experience points for sliding a knife into this train wreck!

Beth said...

Yea, speaking of horror flicks- the first thing I thought of when I saw this cake was the remake of Dawn of the Dead!!! ZOMBIE BABY.

badfae said...

Well, to be fair, the YouTube link says it was for a competition. I agree that it's way, WAY too creepy to eat, though. *shudder*

charris1980 said...

cutting into that with a knife is just too creepy

Seoul Brother said...

Is it just me, or does it look like the li'l baby is resting on dishtowels?

And Beth, you're right. It does look like the zombie baby from the "Dawn of the Dead" remake. Ain't nuttin' wrong with zombies.

But the first zombie baby I was thinking of when I saw this Undead Pastry was the anklebiter (sorry, I couldn't resist) from Peter Jackson's magnum opus "Dead Alive."

Mrs. Tantrum said...

I think that someone took that phrase from Austin Powers "I'm gonna eat your baby" a little too far. Also that baby looks a lot like a dead baby. It is very creepy...indeed.

faeorain said...

Yes, I would have to say this one sort of creeped me out a bit. The baby itself is a little creepy looking...but the thought of slicing into it...what were they thinking?

Anonymous said...

It looks like one of the munchkins of the lollipop guild in the Wizard of Oz....way too creepy, to eat or to just look at!

Evil Genius said...

This kind of thing is precisely why Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes fame on Food Network) stopped doing cakes of people's pets. It just got too disturbing.

"Who wants cake?"
" I do! I do! AHHHHHH!!! We're eating Scraps?!!? WAHHHHH!!!!!"

Anonymous said...

The commentary alone on this post is well worth coming here!!

Thank you for making a truly awesome site (I would say hawesome, my highest compliment, but I'm afraid the spelling people would be on my butt about it. Alright I'll say it any way. Your blog. It is the hawesome.)

The baby looks a little like a mythological dwarf of some sort to me. Or maybe I'm just a big dork like that.

Also, does it look to anyone else like the "baby" is covered with whatever rags happened to be lying around? Like, "Well, our baby is ugly. Let's put a burlap sack over it and forget about it. Maybe it'll go away."

LolaLane said...

Doesn't this remind anyone of the line "Open your mind Quaid" of Total Recall fame?

Anonymous said...

"Quaid! Start the reactor!"

Marjolein said...

Oh my! That is just sooo creepy.. and besides that, how do you make such a real-looking cake anyway?? and why!?

maxflash said...

It looks like an infant Yoda offered up on a platter to the Dark Lord. "Mmm, infant Jedi! Tasty!"

Can you imagine putting candles in this? "Oops, set the baby on fire!"

Jenny said...

It doesn't even look like a baby, it looks like a shriveled old woman alien. Even those creepy realistic baby dolls in the newspaper inserts (which are weird to the extreme anyway) look more like an actual baby than this does.

Whoever wondered if it was a red velvet cake should get a prize. Especially if it also has strawberry jam filling.

jo hales said...

just watched the video, very clever, but i agree, creepy as hell. I actually got goosebumps as it zoomed in at the end.
I sure as hell wouldn't want to watch it in reverse, that WOULD be like a horror movie!

Anonymous said...

I've just discovered your blog and cannot stop laughing at the insanity of some people! This is a friggin' scary cake. Sort of weird is the fact that several of the "related videos" on the YouTube page for the video of the baby cake are of women breastfeeding toddlers... educational or for perverts?

L said...

I'm dying, I'm laughing so hard I absolutely cannot breath. That is the scariest looking baby cake I've ever seen. I'm pretty sure it may just come alive Child's Play style, for goodness sakes it looks like Chuckie!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I am laughing so hard I am crying! Makes our little "Happy Birtday Andy" cake look so peanuts. But this particular baby one gives me sympathy for the 2-year old Elmo lover I know who let out horrified screams when mommy started to cut into his Elmo cake. . . . now I get it!

AlanaRockz said...

Did they catch the serial killer that asked this to be made?

Lotta said...

That is so damn wrong. And it totally looks like an "early" baby so it's double sick that they are going to eat it.

What's next? Placenta cake?

jme said...

How do you figure out you can create this sort of thing? The creepiest part of the video is the construction of the baby's right arm. It took soooo long & there was so much detail. Something about those tiny baby-hand fingernails is creepin' me out man! UCK & Shudder...

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I am laughing so hard! As one who has a hobby of cake decorating, I see a bunch of examples of "what NOT to do!"

Jim said...

Jade, show me a cake that's not meant to be eaten, and I'll show you an utter waste of cake.

This cake is an abomination. The demon child must be destroyed! And eaten! Mmmmm...

Anonymous said...

The love child of E.T.?

Erica said...

Also, the music in that video is so frenetic and ominous that it makes it seem like something TERRIBLE is about to happen - and it DID.

Danielle said...

This blog is awesome, LOL....I have been sharing some of the worse ones with my husband and when I showed him this one, he said, "Hmm...wonder if it's a red velvet cake?"

Reading the comments, I see he's not the first to ponder this, LOL....Just had to share. Great site!

Anonymous said...

That looks like Quato from Total Recall!!!

Morgan said...

Wow. I could not imagine eating that. Does anyone else see that its like a deflated baby?

Looking through her portfolio I have to say it is pretty impressive, Id rather see her have a show than Charm City she definitely has much more talent. Sorry to all hte fans but a cake decorator that uses rice krispies as a short cut is not one to me.

Anonymous said...

It is very interesting but I can't decide who it resembles the most: Author Truman Capote, North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms or composer Paul Williams.

Jannick R. Chr. said...

Snort... best caption ever... tears are flowing, I'm rolling... wooo... hilarious.

thanks :)

ChefinaBox said...

I actually went to this person web site to look at her cakes. And while I have to admit she can spin a frosting bag. She does not seem to have a grasp of what looks normal, fake or out and out creepy. Her animals are strange looking some huge dinosaur with eyes that look like they are human eyes. Then what got me was a BMW car cake with Happy 30th to Michael on it. You have to see the two people standing next to the car. One looks like a pimp and the other male is half the size dressed in pink shoes and a pink sports jacket and nothing else. I gave that five Whisk's for being just freaky and in poor taste. As far as the baby cake goes, give me the knife, anyone care for a slice.
Cheers,
Melanie
~Chef in a Box~

Wendy said...

This cake will give me nightmares.

Persephone said...

If it was red velvet I would totally eat it! Mmm... red velvet. Totally fits, though. XD

Cactus Wren said...

It looks like the offspring of a highly ill-advised union between E.T. and Mother Teresa.

Anonymous said...

URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL CAKE DECORATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cake is not sculpture. Anything you make is going to be eaten (unless it is such a wreck that no one will touch it.) IF IT CREEPS YOU OUT TO THINK OF EATING IT, DON'T MAKE IT OUT OF CAKE!
(If eating that wouldn't creep you out, you are sick)

Valirae said...

That cake has Fat Bastard written all over it lol.

"I ATE A BABY!"

Danamite said...

What would Duff Goldman say...

Gina said...

This brought to mind the old Tom Petty music video "Don't Come Around Here No More" which had an Alice in Wonderland theme. At the end, Alice became a life-size cake and they ate her. Well...at least THAT was fantasy. This is just...ew.

Gina

Anonymous said...

Awww I think it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I went to this site, the woman who made this cake actually won an award for it!

~M said...

I watched the video. This woman is a genius. It's too bad she hasn't learned to use her power for good instead of evil. And what's with the 8 layers of fondant and a cake solid enough to carve, I'm sure it was "tasty."

Mike Watson said...

Open your mind, Quaid. Open your miiiiiiind. Open youuuur miiiiiiiiiind. Ooopen your miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind!

Milton said...

Ewwwwww! Reminds me of those dolls that really look like live babies. Maybe I'm alittle extra touchy since I went to an infant funeral 3 weeks ago.

And that music! I know Flight of the Bumblebee is used for speed, but that version just makes the video even creepier...

Julia said...

Does this remind anybody else of Benjamin Button?

yasmel said...

I just found the link of how it was made lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFx2hSkuWk8

Anonymous said...

It looks like a 70 year old baby.... it's too creepy to eat

Anonymous said...

Is it wrong that I really want to eat a baby cake? I'm going to have to find one, and get some friends to help me eat it.

Mm, delicious youth!

Anonymous said...

Benjamin Button???

Anonymous said...

my god, that is terrifying!

Anyone else think it looks like E.T.?
o.0

Jessica said...

I couldn't eat a baby! it's way too realistic

Anonymous said...

The cake maker got an AWARD for the cake,I wonder if the judges actually ate a slice,or declared her a winner at the spot so they wouldn't have to slice it up.

Twasthebrilligandtheslithytoves said...

this is god-awful. lol. very well put together, but if someone presented this cake to me at a babyshower, I would be horribly frightened...

OrbitalDiamonds said...

Reminds me of something some stand-up comic said about a newborn once. "That's not a baby, that's a junkie!"

Teh Krazeez said...

Oh my. Is it sort of a voodoo cake? I'm not sure what anyone would have against a baby this young, but it's either a voodoo cake or someone trying to quit cannibalism cold turkey.

And to Sara: "I call the soft spot"? really? EWW!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not eating that thing, it's been dead too long. Euw.

Jennifer said...

Ugh, this is solidly in the Uncanny Valley.

Lindsey said...

Ignoring the obvious squick factor...
After that much fondant, you may as well switch your artistic medium to Sculpey; at least then you won't have the ramifications of it being edible! (Not that I consider that much lightly-sweet crayon wax to be edible anyway...)

Call me old fashioned, but I would think cakes would have to be at least 51% actual cake by weight to be eligible for competition.

Linda Wadsworth said...

I love the cake, but I just couldnt cut into it. i'd feel like I was committing a murder!
Linda Wadsworth

Anonymous said...

I just showed this picture to my hubby and he said "is that Benjamin Button?" Hahaha...

Meggin said...

Hi! Sorry, I know this is an old post... you must get enough comments to moderate as it is... but I just wanted to say how much I looooooooooooove your blog!

B.A. said...

Ok this is a VERY cool job. That being said - what's with that frigging eye?!?!?! Freaks me right the heck out.....

Anonymous said...

Gives a whole new twist to the saying of having a baby in the oven, don't it?

Gary said...

What is the material this thing is made of? Plasticene? Silicone?
I'm trying to imagine what would be firm enough and plastic enough to sculpt in this way, but still edible. Something tells me it would be like biting into a big chunk of sealing wax.

Gary said...

What is the material this thing is made of? Plasticene? Silicone?
I'm trying to imagine what would be firm enough and plastic enough to sculpt in this way, but still edible. Something tells me it would be like biting into a big chunk of sealing wax.

KatK said...

Augh! *twitch* THE CAKE IS A LIE!!! (Portal reference for the win!)

nancikay said...

Wow, watching that video was the longest 3:15 of my life! I looked down at the time-counter thinking it had been at least eight minutes! Thanks for giving me a laugh today. I found your blog from the Merci Beaucoup website.

Courtney P. said...

Its Benjamin Button!

Sally said...

When I saw this video it reminded me of the poem "Dreadful" from "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. The last stanza goes:

"Someone ate the baby.
What a frightful thing to eat!
Someone ate the baby
Though she wasn't very sweet.
It was a heartless thing to do.
The policemen haven't got a clue.
I simply can't imagine who
Would go and (burp) eat the baby."

I also think the decorator's talents are impressive, but I wouldn't want to slice or eat that cake. (But I feel a little bad about eating chocolate bunnies and lamb cakes.)

sarahstoletheworld said...

it would be SO ironic if that cake was Red Velvet-flavored...

EllyYuki said...

The baby looks dehydrated or extremely aged for some reason. It looks as if it has been too long out in the sun. Doesn't look very healthy... If appetizing.

Melissa said...

I've got to stop looking at these baby shower cakes - your comments are making me laugh so hard I'm forgetting how to breathe.

Xydexx said...

Oh my goodness! It's like something out of A Modest Proposal.

Baby: It's What's For Dessert.

Mindy said...

I really hope that wasn't made out of red velvet cake.

(Remembering the armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias ...)

Anonymous said...

Creepy! This is what my baby nephew looked like in his casket.

Anonymous said...

It looks like Bert Newton. IT LOOKS LIKE BERT NEWTON! Aaaaauugh!!!!

Cake in a Box Lady said...

Half human...half E.T...scary! ;) x

Anonymous said...

I seriously thought that was an old lady on the cake at first...

Anonymous said...

Looks like Benjamin Button....lol

Kit-Kat said...

It reminds me of Yoda, for some reason.

libro said...

Guide! I loved it hope you like mine

Anonymous said...

And the baby seemed like an old guy! Uggly!!!

Haiku Joy said...

Cake baby loves you.
Cake baby wants to hold knife.
Cake baby needs bloooooooood . . .