Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Name's Wreck. Cake Wreck.

Thursday, July 24, 2008



This cake may technically be a wreck, but it's a freakin' sweet wreck. And get this: it's a wedding cake. Awww yeeeah [cue Bond music: dum da da dum da da da...].

Check out the details, folks: from the crashed plane and face-down henchman (my favorite) to the bad guy scaling the back and the bullet holes peppering the second tier, this is one detailed Bond diorama. And don't get me started on the blasted-off columns of the top tier: that's an engineering marvel all on its own. So sorry, but I haven't got a single criticism to offer here: just wanted to share a rare diamond in all this cake roughage.

Ann W. & Dayna B., nice one.

UPDATE: Thanks to David Malki !, the cake's designer, I can now tell you that this work of art was created by Mike's Amazing Cakes. The top layer is indeed styrofoam, and the plane is actually a model of one David flies. You can visit the original site here, where you'll also see the coolest idea to hit a wedding in a long time: an entire wedding party in coordinating Converse sneakers. Awesomeness.
John Gjertsen said...

what the heck is keeping the top layer from sliding off??

Margie!! said...

Wow. That is some detail. I cannot hate on that. I only wish I had done that for my own wedding but with a Star Wars theme. For example, what about me and Han utop the cake? I love me some Han and he knows!

aMuse said...

That is awesome! If I ever get married again...

Nichole C said...

I love your site!

nichole

lisa in LNK said...

This is so cool. I am amazed, too, by the broken columns. very cool.

Andrea said...

Oh my. That's brilliant. As a wedding cake, well, slightly disturbing. But in general, that's something else entirely. Is it an interpretation of On Her Majesty's Secret Service? Fascinating.

Mark said...

If loving this cake is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Faith said...

If, by any chance I were ever to get married again, I would have that cake. It is made of sweet awesome!

Robin said...

It makes me almost want to get married again so I can have a cake like that!

Anonymous said...

Is the groom-- is he PUSHING the bride off the side of the cake?

Anonymous said...

Dammit. I got married three months ago and I would TOTALLY have had that cake if I'd seen it first.

Erica said...

Nice! Where did this one come from?

Laura said...

I just found this blog on the Ra Cha Chow blog. LOVE IT!!!! I laughed so hard at a couple of the cakes that I just cried!!! I'll be looking forward to the daily posts!

Chaucer's Bitch said...

Not what I'd want at my wedding, but full marks for execution.

Geddit? Execution! Ba-doom boom!

Rain said...

That is worth whatever the bride and groom paid for it. Almost makes me want to plan another wedding...nah, nevermind.

kristin said...

I wasn't sure if you were going to hate this cake, cause at first look I really liked it. Granted, it's not MY choice for a wedding cake, but if the bride and groom are into that sort of thing, it's a way cool thing. It kind of reminds me of a cake that would be done on the show "ace of cakes." They do some whack stuff! Absolutely unbelievable. So yes, I liked this, especially the tilt and the explosion residue. Very cool.

Anonymous said...

OMG -- I want to go to their wedding! Too fun!

Anissa said...

I love it -- I got into baking last year -- I've only made birthday cakes for family and some holiday cakes and one baby shower cake -- I love I make a mess but it is all worth it.

Tracy said...

Very cool but I wish I knew what would possess someone to have that as a wedding cake.

Anonymous said...

awesome cake!

Christine said...

This is the funniest friggin' site I've seen in a long time. I found you via someone I don't know on Twitter, because Twitter is majorly messed up right now. Will be visiting a lot!

Sarah said...

Awesome cake! Thanks for sharing! That must have been a fun cake to make! What talent!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you gave us the back story, Jen. On first glance, seeing that crashed plane, the corpse, the explosion around the columns, and the generally kinetic activity of the figures, I thought this cake was intended to represent a mini 911. And I thought, "I am so glad I do not know this couple."

Erin Wild said...

That's awesome!!

BentonQuest said...

That is just incredible!

MaryO said...

Great cake! I love it!

JD said...

This is very, very creative!! I can SO see my son, a James Bond fan, dreaming up a cake like this when he gets married. God help his wife, that's all I can say!

Thanks for sharing :)

Sarah said...

That is the absolutely coolest cake ever.

Allison Lawless said...

Love it!!! Prop's to the decorator on this one!!

woolywoman said...

Oh, man. I need one of these for my upcoming family reunion. ( Not that the family would like it, I mean, they buy their cakes at (shudder)Costco.)

Rob said...

Wow. I sure do love that cake. Just one of those layers would be fantastic, but their powers combined equal delicious hijinks.

Chris said...

Not a very good omen on the future of this couple's marriage. It's like it was baked for Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Is there gun powder in the filling?

GREAT site, by the way. You're newest on my favorites list!

dykewife said...

i love this one!! i want it as a birthday cake! well, without the bride and groom.

Dea said...

LOVE this one! I agree with others, though - not my choice for a wedding, but hey, it COULD have been worse, as we've seen! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Any way to find out where this cake came from? Just love it!

badfae said...

Too. Cool.

Sarahjen said...

I have to say, this is the coolest cake ever! Wish I would have thought of something like that, not that my family would have let me do that.
Love it!

regis said...

oh my god.

it's ... it's *beautiful*.

kisekileia said...

It'd be a perfect divorce cake.

Seoul Brother said...

Well considering what happened to James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," I'd have to say that any Bond-themed wedding cake isn't exactly a good omen.

Sunshine said...

I really like this one. It's different, really different. And after reading that first blog (Freud blah blah blah) I gotta say I've seen worse lol. Cool Blog, I'll be back!

zzzzzzzzzz said...

this is david malki !'s wedding cake! he's the author of Wondermark, a webcomic thats also featured in the Onion. http://www.wondermark.com
he's a pretty rad dude if you ignore the exclamation point at the end of his name.

solanah said...

I'm thinking this is the best wedding cake ever.

Subhangi said...

So cool!

Sally-Tsar said...

Malki !'s cake really is the best cake

k said...

apparently the top layer was frosted styrofoam for weight reasons.

Rockstarbride said...

awesome cake.

jenniferofthejungle said...

That is awesome. I just found your blog and I love it.

Manda said...

OMG thats so neat!

i love your blog!

=^_^=

Christine said...

This is Sweat! Wish I did that for my wedding.

Anonymous said...

This is such an interesting topic for a blog! I really like this cake- a lot of detail and funniness!

Nice job on the blog and keep posting!!!

elizabeth engelhardt creations said...

This is one great cake!!!

Kristi said...

After following the link in the update, I have to say that the entire wedding sounds pretty flippin' awesome to me.

Milo Johnson said...

Matching sneakers? Did they all drink poison and hop on Hale-Bopp after the ceremony?

A Dilettante's Perspective said...

Love the blog, love the cake. May be a bad omen to have at an actual wedding, but it may also be a great conversation piece.

Anonymous said...

My wedding cake was made by the same baker. They are amazing!

almostabride said...

Fabulous!

!!FAIL!! said...

This is a fine cake.

Unfortunately not a cakewreck™

:-(

Latina Vega-Cipriaso said...

This is the FUNNIEST blog I have come across. I'm in tears. This cake however is AWESOME! What a cute couple, they must be a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome wedding cake. And the wedding itself looked pretty cool too. See, those people are real artists. Not like the fruit compost heap wedding featured above.

Leslie Coplen said...

"If loving this cake is wrong, I don't want to be right."

Marc- will you marry me??

DWW-3 kids..... Hey wait- has anyone seen "Spy Kids"- this would have been the perfect cake for the one when the parents got married.I can't ever think "James Bond" because then the "Wizard of Oz" cake comes to mind - goldfinger!

AGblogger said...

It kind of looks like the top layer of the cake was photoshopped. There's no other explaination for how they pulled that one off! :)

Cat said...

I just shot a wedding where the guys all had Airwalks. I want the same pair. They're too cute. I love this kind of crap. http://catmanchackphotography.zenfolio.com/p605307466/

Elsie said...

Actually, my wedding party all have converse sneakers too! (Mine are pink). Dang, I thought we were original....

I only wish my wedding cake were that wicked cool

laila said...

That's a truly awesome cake, and I shall have to show it to my boyfriend as soon as he gets online. I want one.

thelastsong said...

I love Wondermark! So I'm not surprised that this cake is so great. :3

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Nicole said...

That's so fantastic! I wonder where they got it made, do you know? My husband to be is REALLY into Star Wars and wouldnt it be awesome to have an exploding Death Star cake in the same style, with people climbing around and shooting... hmm... on the other hand it might be a kind of hard shape to pull off easily, and the death star was pretty big to have people on a scale like that. I've been looking around on
http://www.gatheringguide.com/ec/wedding_cakes_bakeries.html trying to find someone who will do a cake like this, but have been seeing a lot of traditional bakeries. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough. Any ideas where they got this done? I really want to use this same style for my own cake! You've inspired me!

Tularia said...

OMG a Pocket Dragon cake! How sweet!!

Linden said...

As David's mom, I assure you that the top layer was a real fake. Actually, the whole cake was awesome. David has been drawing exploding stuff since he was about three,but it's all on paper and harmless, he's actually a nice guy (sorry to give away your secret, Dave) and Nikki jumps right into his weird stuff. And yes, everybody was in Converse (at the bride's insistence), and I tell people that mine are from a wedding when I wear them.

Shawne said...

Wow, a fandom two-fer... Wondermark guy and Mike's Amazing Cakes, who I see on Food Network all the time!

Joel Bradshaw said...

Woah. This cake just showed up in my "Comics" folder of my Google Reader, quite far away from my Cake Wrecks feed, because I also happen to follow Wondermark. Crazy how worlds collide.

Vanity Fare Catering said...

That is completely stellar. What an awesome idea. Haha I know sometimes I felt like I was being sabotaged by carefully trained assassins when I was planning my wedding. What a fun wedding-- and the coordinating converse is darling; you know that couple's got a lot of personality.

catering mequon said...

That wedding cake is so freakin' awesome! I'm really impressed. When I get married I'm going to make sure that my cake is as awesome as this. Maybe I'll just buy that exact same cake. We'll have to see if my future wife approves.

Cupcakes Lady said...

Top marks for the detail. A lot of talent required for that im sure. x