Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Don’t Laugh; They’re "Special"

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I think these guys should team up with the poison bon-bon cake, given the fatality risk of eating real puffer fish. At least, I think those are supposed to be puffer fish; the one on the right (my right, people) looks a bit like a smushed hedgehog – all he needs are some tire treads across the back. Come to think of it, that would explain the bug-eyes...

If this continues, I may have to start a "Poisonous" category - something I never would have imagined needing on a cake blog. What next? Poison Dart Frog cakes? (You know they're out there, don't you? Let's see who can find one first. And...Go!!)


Many thanks to Mary P. for sharing her catch.
*Michelle said...

HAHAH! Love it. Along with poison dart frogs, there is probably (hopefully a halloween inspired thing) a Mad science lab cake.... hmm.. sounds kinda like the one you already posted with the spinning thing on top and the green slime oozing out of it...

Poptart said...

Awww, they're kinda cute!

But no.

angela said...

Those are hilarious. I find it absurd that the puffer-fish cakes weren't made for an actual order, but made to sit in a case and sell to random passers-by.

giz said...

That's hysterical in a totally whacked out kind of way. Hi Honey, I love you, here's your poison cake.

Anonymous said...

New to your site! I love it! You gotta question some people's tastes.
Though it makes me glad I'm not a cake decorator. :D

check out these two!
http://www.emmascakes.co.uk/glisteningteardrops.html
http://www.emmascakes.co.uk/wrapandruffles.html

Events by Evonne, LLC said...

Hmmm... what were people thinking when they made the cake?

Mary said...

Ok..were these for sale at a fish market? Or perhaps this is a special item for The Pufferfish Festival..hmm. As always great commentary..I had people gathering around the computer at work to see this one!

Anonymous said...

haha...those look hilarious!!!! awesome job at being creative with the food!! those are too cute!!

Eva Whitley said...

Is that the chocolate knock-out cake from Cake Love (Washington, DC area bakery)?

Atalanta said...

Naaaaaw, these are adorable!

JuliaMazal said...

I like these. I would buy them. I would eat them. I would SHARE them!

S for Kitchen Confit said...

Great cakes! So creative in their designs.

Leslie said...

Very interesting!People have such HUGE immaginations!

Laura said...

aww, actually, i think these are super cute. certainly no worse than the grooms' cakes i've seen, shaped like their hunting dogs...

VelvetMarmoset said...

Oooh! My fiance desperately wants one of these cakes. Any chance you'll share where they can be found? I actually kind of like them, for the horrific amusement factor.

freebutterfly said...

Well, it isn't a cake, but this site boasts that their poison dart frogs "made of sturdy PVC" can be used as cake decorations...

http://www.realcooltoys.com/minifrogs.html

Nice!

Vanessa

Carol Browne said...

I love those guys! But dart frogs? That would be so great.

7Seas said...

OK, marine biology geek here...

1) Not all puffers are venomous. Not all are poisonous either.

2) Poisonous = things that are toxic to eat. Venomous = toxic by injection. So snakes are venomous, while pokeberries are poisonous...

Anyway, I love this blog. :D And these cakes are totally cute!

LuLu said...

With the two of them right there together, they kinda look like a furry bikini top.

jen said...

tempting....

armedwithjello said...

I would buy those cakes! They're so cute!

Big Dan said...

Having had pufferfish in Japan, and lived to tell about it, it's pretty good. Not the best seafood I've had, but it's still good. But expensive and prepared only in restaurants that only do Fugu.

That said, I'd like a cake like that ;)

Emilly Orr said...

Puffer-fish cake!

Now, see, sadly...I'd order this.

I mean, I was the one, after all, who ordered a birthday cake with an open grave. :D

Anonymous said...

awwwww, i think they're cute in a retarded way. :)

eris said...

I am assuming these are dart frogs from the coloring added to the backs of the chocolate frog shape. Does this cake count?
http://www.mycakeguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/frog-cake-3.jpg

Also, new to this blog and just loving it!

eris said...

oops, forgot my frog comparisons!

http://travel.mongabay.com/panama/600/pan02-2161.jpg

and
http://www.be.wednet.edu/Acts/S.%20Olson/Images/frog51.jpg

~JEWEL~ said...

I generally love the LATIN Cd's the most but since we just returned from MAUI and had Hawaiian music playing so often I would LOVE LVOE LOVE this one Hawaiian Playground

Stephanie Duda said...

I love these guys! I want one of these for my birthday! Besides, in terms of decorators intent, you can tell they're puffer fish, which is more than you can say for a lot of these cakes.

hunieshine said...

I happened to look away while the screen loaded, looked back and promptly burst out laughing!

I don't care what or how anyone feels about the cake- those two with your blog are hilarious.

Great blog!

Thank you!

Laurel said...

I dunno I think those are pretty awesome. They might sell simply on the novelty factor alone.

Heidi said...

Found the poison dart frog cake...
http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/coolest-frog-birthday-cake-53.html

and since we're talking poisonous/venomous creatures, here's a rattlesnake cake...

http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/rattle-snake-cake-21.html

and did you know that the male platypus has venemous spurs on his back feet?

http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/coolest-platypus-cake.html

I say bring on the "Poisonous" category!

Dana said...

I laughed so hard at "smushed hedgehog"!! That's what I thought it was before I read the caption.
LOL

Lydia Sirena said...

I never would have guessed puffer fish on my own. At first glance, I thought it was a reference to Chrono Trigger's Lavos!

Xydexx said...

Awwww! Poor squashed hedgehog cake! So... *nom nom nom* sad and... *nom nom nom* delicious...

Felis said...

I look at these and shudder. Gaaah! Runaway!

Cake in a Box Lady said...

Puffer fish cake...cool...but why?! I cant see why people would like them so much? xx

Lucy said...

Mary P? As in, Mary Poppins? Well, that explains why they look so realistic...

Haiku Joy said...

Maxiumum effect
requires a poison bon
on each spiny tip.