Monday, October 6, 2008

Cake Wrecks the Game Show?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Some cakes are like those ink blot tests you saw in grade school: baffling blobs of color open to interpretation. Well, not exactly; cakes are usually supposed to look like something in particular. Sometimes they taste better, too.

Anyway, since I've gotten a few of these "ink blot" type cakes submitted, I thought it'd be fun to add a little suspense to your daily dose of Wreckage. That's right, boys and girls, now it's time to play...

"Guess That Wreck!"


Everyone ready? Ok, clear your mind of all thoughts. Now, scroll down and tell me what you see:



"What's that? Ah, you see the moon cooking on the grill in a paper bag? [scribbling on notepad] Interesting, veeery interesting... [looking over glasses] And tell me, how IS your relationship with your mother?"

Check back tomorrow for the "answer": I'll post a picture of what the cake was supposed to look like. In the mean time, let's see who can come up with the most outrageous explanation. I may even post the top 3 guesses here, so bring on the funny, folks; fame and fortune await!*



Thanks to Dana W. for inspiring a brand new category! Oh, and Dana? Don't go giving away the answer just yet, k?

*By "fame" I mean a shout-out to your posting name, and "fortune" is used more in the "destiny" sense of the word than the "wealth or riches" sense. So in other words, no, you won't be getting any money*. Unless someone sends it to you, of course. But that someone would not be me. So probably not.

* Or begetting any money, either; 'cuz that'd just be weird. And wrong. But mostly weird.
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myf said...

Erm, I see some kind of hotdog/hamburger thing going on, with loads of creepy-crawlies (ants or spiders maybe) around the base. With a randomly placed fleur-de-lys, just for the heck of it.

CrazyCakeLady said...

I'm gonna guess that it's a giant lobster + steak meal (surf & turf) garnished with little football helmets. Definitely unappetizing and almost unrecognizable but the orange stipes and grill marks gave it away.

Liz C said...

I thought it was a really ugly bedspread, until I saw the helmets. Then, when I squinted, I almost saw a football stadium with decapitated heads all around.

I can't wait to see what it was supposed to look like!

AJ and Dexter's Mom said...

What do I think it is supposed to be?
The stadium where the New Orleans team plays, judging by the Fleur de Lis and the football helmets with numbers.

What does it look like?
Here's the scenario as I see it.
Customer: What is your special today?
Waiter: Ah, you are in luck, Ma'am. Tonight we are serving our famous French Steak, Salmon Ice Cream. It is a juicy steak straight from the BBQ topped with an entire salmon with basil leaves in the shape of the Fleur de Lis, and topped with a mound of our slightly baked vanilla ice cream. This is carried to your table by our local football team.
Customer: Okay, yes, I'll have that.

Nadia said...

umm..it kinda looks like a casket to me LOL.

Suzyhomemaker said...

Superdome?

Doody Mac said...

It's a big slab of salmon or tuna on the grill, surrounded by little beetles... in France.

Anonymous said...

My three year old asked me if I was looking at a football couch with a spider on it. I personally don't even have a guess.

Neen said...

I am sure it is a really really REALLY bad attempt of the Superdome.

My 4 year old said it was an ugly couch and old rug with toys on it.

Funny thing I think her explination makes a lot more sense than the Superdome.

Neko Noir said...

Is it the back of a bald guy with a tie-dyed scarf on? Maybe the bald guy is a coach and the little helmets represent hallucinations of his players.

Reiza said...

I'm going to second what Delilah said up there near the top. I thought tuna sushi too. I'm glad to see I'm not alone. It looks like tuna sushi on burned rice with coffee beans. Not sure what the top thing is, but I'll go with her tombstone idea.

Tiff said...

I'm pretty sure that the superdome were the Saints play.

Shadow Shaivya said...

I don't know why, but they remind me of the LikeLike monsters of the Zelda series... Especially in The Legend Of Zelda (that's the first game).... In which they looked absolutely like giant salami sofas. Sort of.




(P.S: Please do not take this as advertising... Though I'm a fangirl :3 But still, no no no, no advertising!)

Cleocatra said...

Still looks like a hat to me.

A very snuggly hat.

Looks... edible.

Eleanor said...

At very first glance it looked like a spider being grilled. There are bugs supporting the grill.

Maire said...

Ok I get the muddy football field with the yardlines marked w/ little footballs.and the new orleans saints fleur de lis. but that is the saddest looking dome i can imagine!

Adele said...

I am guessing the Super dome after hurricane Katrina and before reconstruction???

Tamlynn said...

If I squint at my screen I can see little numbers beneath the olives with dorsal stripes. So I guess they are football helmets, and the rest must be a football field. The New Orleans Saints are burning in purgatory?

I like delilah's answer about sushi.

Melanie H. said...

It's a burning UFO (allied with the French monarchy, hence the fleur-de-lis) taking off from behind a wooden fence, leaving behind the helmets of all the football players that were just abducted, which were numbered for scientific cataloging purposes.

Walking With Scissors said...

It's a splayed open hotdog (made in France) on a really dark bun, leaned up against a rock with a bunch of beetles storming in for a bite.

Laura said...

It is just me but at first I thought those round things round the edge were bugs of some sort. Then I looked closer and saw they were American Football helmets.

Lindsey said...

Those things on the bottom are definitely football helmets, and the thing int he middle is definitely a fleur de lis. What two things did you never expect to see together on a cake?

Tooty Zelda said...

Looks like a salmon skinned itself with that hook, died, and washed on shore between a pier and a rock.

- Tooty Zelda

Jonathan said...

oooh, someone dropped their souffle on all those cockroaches.

Jennifer H in SC said...

i think either I missed the point or several others did. We weren't supposed to guess what it was supposed to be...but what it could possible in our wild imaginations be. correct?

Either way what i came up with in my warped head (and i must say college football is ALL i watch no NFL)
obviously it is a grave. The grey head stone at top, the dug up and opened empty casket (on fire for symbolism, that the saints team will not die they will never be back here) and the beetles (w/helments) were inside till the fire broke out. and they had to scramble!

Thats my story and im sticking to it!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

It looks like this cake has a guest appearance on CSI and this is its autopsy scene.

debbiearnn said...

I thought COUCH, GRILL, BOY SCOUTS, FOOTBALL MEN GETTING CRUSHED, I'm leaning more towards PIANO...carried by a bunch of football men.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only person who at first thought those were creepy beetles holding something even creepier, but as of yet, unamed? Oh well, guess that's just me. And I am clearly not all right in the head...

Tanya Brown said...

It's a modern-day variation on the parable of the Princess and the Pea. Instead of a bed, we have a sleeping bag embroidered with a fleur de lis. Instead of peas, we have teensy plastic football helmets.

Theory #2: It's Gulliver's sleeping bag, and he's just killed the entire football-playing population of Lilliputia.

Baya said...

A commemoration of the end of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution?

Sarah said...

it's a fireplace, complete with fire and stone hearth. ooh, and decorative stone around the bottom.

selaura said...

Well, I know it's supposed to represent *something* for the Saints, maybe a couch? However, it looks like a dissected Saints fan, perhaps a portion of the thigh?

Princeton McKinney said...

Even with the fleur de lis and the helmet/football and numbers, it still looks like a striped couch with a giant ottoman supported by helmets. For the life of me I can't remember that giant couch sitting outside and dwarfing the Superdome.

Jennifer said...

I think it's football related, but before that I thought it was some sort of coffin with bugs crawling out of it!

kateypie35 said...

Thats the New Orleans Saints Superdome...right? But, is it on fire or something?

PlazaJen said...

So, it's easy to assume it's a football stadium for the Saints. But upon closer inspection, you can see that the cakerist (a professional cake artist) was really creating a visual metaphor renouncing French Tyranny and Napoleon.
I submit the fleur-de-lis, a common symbol for France, practically burning at the stake.
All the helmeted figures vainly trying to transport their beleaguered icon represent the Corsican army.
The large gray area in fact represents the failed battle on Russian tundra; the brown earth in front is clearly the Battle of Waterloo. (It had rained the night before, so you KNOW that ground was muddy!)
Since much conjecture has been made about Napoleon's death, and many scientists now believe he was poisoned with arsenic, it might not be advisable to eat this cake. The authenticity may be a little TOO accurate. In the interest of education and history, we should allow it to stay completely intact and serve as an educational tool for years to come.

DotC said...

moon, a giant butterflied salmon with a fleur de Lis tattoo and a steak fell on some football players.

ErinM said...

I cheated and read the comments first. After reading that it was supposed to be the Superdome, my first thought was "Why are there little bugs all around it?" Then I figured that surely there were an enormous number of bugs post-Katrina.

Then I saw other people say they were football helmets. Oops.

RadioRae said...

It looks like a french UFO landing on some hamburger-shaped dock, while little Martians with helmets reminiscent of Little Debbie Snacks gather around to celebrate under the glowing neon of the UFO sidepanels.

And my relationship with my mother is excellent, thank you : p

Amy said...

It has to be a the Superdome after Katrina, because that cake is a disaster.

Pam said...

To me it looks like a torso. The little football helmets could be the belt, the brown part could be a piece of the skirt or pants, the orange could be a top with a brooch on it and the silver could be a very ghostly looking upper chest area

lois said...

It is a poofy treasure chest, with numbered, striped green olives spilling out of it.

LutherLiz said...

I think it is supposed to be the Superdome. But depicting it in post Katrina destruction with a team of crushed New Orleans Saints below it seems a little harsh. :) Of course it could explain the odd red coloring...

Chiclet said...

First I thought the little helmets were supposed to be beetles, so that had me thinking along the lines of some kind of crypt or something. Then I saw that they were numbered, so then I was thinking it was some kind of beetle expert who keeps numbered beetles, so the middle part was the hive (or whatever beetles live in). But then I realized they were actually helmets and I stopped paying attention because I don't like football.

Anonymous said...

The guesses about the Superdome are probably right BUT to me it looks like BBQ ribs before and after. The fleshy before right after being removed from the pig and after being overcooked on a stone pit over hot dogs. The Fleur de lis is added for a classy touch.

Bridget Delaney said...

Well, it looks like a Fleur de Lis, so for the New Orleans saints. However, it looks like it is in a coffin on fire that's built into a rock with dirt at the bottom and giant bugs eating into the dirt.

But, others have said the Super Dome, and with the Fleur de Lis, I'd guess that they are right on guessing what it is supposed to be.

Erin said...

Originally I was thinking a couple of sushi rolls, but with the fleur de lis I thought maybe the Bastille jail in Paris. And then I saw the brown circles with white stripes and numbers below them and decided it must have something to do with football.

Kateri said...

Well, I guess it is obvious that I am not one bit into football, because no matter how hard I look it, I can't see footballs or stadium. My first thought was why are there all those big colace pills around the base of the cake? (Colace is a stool softer..as a nurse I handed thousands of colace pills when I worked in the hopital.) All I can think is an ugly abdominal wound. That cake looks very unappetizing.

Becca said...

I thought it was a french bed with weird little bedbugs crawling out of it! (Before I clocked that they were football helmets)
Becca

stumphed-xx said...

looks like a sofa riding on a giant square hamburger carried by bugs to me.

Mal said...

I'm going to say it's a football team carrying a giant casket? This guy's team spirit has just been laid to rest, I guess.

A said...

Beanie floating on swamp water, bugs attacking the remains of the former owner's brains.

Rather sad tale, I think.

Melinda said...

My first thought was that it was a campfire, with the yellow and orange streaky parts being the flames and the brown part being a log. The fleur de lis is a Boy Scout or Girl Scout logo, isn't it?

Renee said...

It's a couch- presumably to watch the big game on (on what looks to be a hardwood floor?), adorned with the Saint's logo, with the helmets and numbers of the team around it?

Anonymous said...

An avant-garde Parisian interior decorator's worst adolescent nightmare cake? (aka - I was never chosen for the team so now you all must die!)

I.e. - A white, orange and yellow striped fleur de lis sofa that apparently someone has been murdered on, judging by the blood marks seeped into the seam. In front of that a rough-hewn, grill-marked, chunk-o-steak occasional table, with the whole she-bang being supported by the numbered, severed heads of football players. On gold lamé parquet.

And huddling behind the sofa... the shy, gray hunchback of dessssstiny...

Lisa

Anonymous said...

I'm still puzzled over what is that cooking on the grill with some sort of beetles waiting with watering mouths.

Janet

Blossom Merz said...

Thank goodness for Google image search.

The little helmets told me it had to be a sports thing. Football? Oh, hey, there's an NFL logo that features a black fleur-de-lis! Could this be their stadium?

Yeah, the infamous Superdome. Oh, here's the picture they used as a reference: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/1976

And here's where they learned about perspective:
http://scribalterror.blogs.com/scribal_terror/images/2007/06/07/tapestry7.gif

Twistie said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm seeing a rock lounging comfortably in a French bed held up by a row of Oreo cookies...or possibly bear claws. I'm not certain whether they're cookies or claws.

As for what it's actually meant to be, I haven't the foggiest notion.

Shelli said...

OK, IF the little helmets weren't there to indicate to me that SOMETHING football was related, um, well. Not sure, really. Some kind of orange thing on brown stuff, with a fleur delies stuck on there.

ACK.

Jo said...

It's the crown jewels, right?

Anonymous said...

A giant rust-streaked stone memorial marking the site where a bunch of football players were massacred. Their bodies could not be identified; only their numbered helmets remain.

Tracy said...

It's a floating, burning funeral pyre for the Marquis De Sade!

jengersnap said...

It's got to be...

"When the Saints
Go Marching in
Oh When the Saints Go Marching In..."

Err, to be specific, I believe they are marching into post Katrina New Orleans in that particular cake. Because despite the similarity to the Superdome's silvery top, that thing is nothing a player would proudly call "Dome Sweet Dome".

Andrea Frederick said...

I just have to say that I was never good at the "hidden" picture pictures. You know, the ones where you look at it long enough and see what is really hidden. So, I'm sorry you now have 254 comments to read and mine is just babbling, but I love the game!

Jenn said...

(Since you started the Freudian analysis, I'll end it ;) )

This is actually really poetic.

See, the cake represents the French flower thing in all of us struggling to escape from the ugliest vagina-representation this world has ever seen. This cake designer has been hurt. So hurt by women. Look at the angry red, the burning yellow, the scalloped looking sides. Oh such pain represented in this air brushed monstrosity. But, alas! all is not lost!

This horrid monster is dying on a grill! The epitome of masculinity! And what circles said grill? FOOTBALL HELMETS! All numbered to represent the females in his life that has hurt him.

WHY, NUMBER 47!? WHY!?!?

Do not mock this cake. It is a celebration of escape! Of survival! Horrah, cake designer. Horrah.



...No more Freud and Twinkie binges for me. It makes me loopy. :)

It says I have to have a nickname said...

At first I thought it was supposed to be the bed of Louis XIV. Then I saw the football helmets and thought, "gee, Louis was into some pretty questionable things." Then it dawned on me that it was the Superdome, and I spent the next 10 minutes wishing Louis had indeed been schtupping the entire Saints lineup just so my cake sensibilities wouldn't have been so screwed up.

-Jen

EP Hudziak said...

This thing appeared right after they started doing those Big Bang experiments in Switzerland. There are no further logical assessments to be made.

teri said...

I instantly thought of a fireplace. Don't know why, just did.

Leila said...

It looks like I'm not the only one that has figured this out. It's the Superdome with the New Orleans Saints logo. The dome it at the top and the football field is on the bottom. I can't wait to see what the cake was supposed to look like!

Anonymous said...

This is *clearly* a French cheeseburger - they couldn't even get the order of the stacking right. (It's *bun*, burger, cheese, bun - not burger, *bun*, *bun*!)

It sits atop a bed of roasted potatoes - they're too "gourmet" for "freedom fries". ;)

Melanie said...

I think it's supposed to reflect the Saints and the Superdome in New Orleans. But then again, maybe it's a Po-boy.

CakeEater said...

Looks like a couch to me. With a coffee table in front of it. Don't really get the little helmets. Perhaps they're keeping the couch from revolting when they lose! Oops, too late.
The Superdome?....oh I hope not. I can see it, but I hope not.

Sarah Thomasin said...

It looks like a 2 bar electric heater of some kind.
The question is.... WHY?
'Happy Birthday Grandma, sorry you can't afford to heat your house?'

'My love for you is like an electric heater. uneconomical, outmoded, and slightly dangerous'?

Who knows?

S

eventualsense said...

I'm guessing it's the Superdome, but really it looks as though someone is trying to disguise the gates of hell by slapping on a French motif... :)

Rozi said...

To be honest it looked like a slab of soon-to-be-roasted-meat-tied-up-with-string and those little bits around it... when I first saw them I wondered how does striped bugs suppose to link with the roast meat? Or were they suppose to be olives :-p wouldn't have guessed it was a football stadium themed until I read the comments...

Anonymous said...

It looks like an evil neon couch of doom fell on top of a football field.

-Angela J.

Rose said...

I believe that it is a half-fileted rainbow trout with a piece of grilled tuna belly propping it up.

The silver part on the back is a tribute to serving wear throughout the ages, perhaps a montage on the dining sets once known as a child.

The helmets are for a game where whoever picks the number of the helmet that is closest to the number the baker is thinking wins a cake made by that baker, but only if it has something to do with fish insides. Helmets you ask, well why not. Rubber ducks would just be ridiculous on a cake...

The fleur de leis in the middle of the cake harkens back to the cake orderers heritage and symbolizes the seal of their forfathers.

R said...

Looks like a slice of mutant-zebra butt above a strip of steak, topped with a black (poisonous?) orchid and lovingly adorned with chocolate bonbons. Yummy.

The Liebers said...

Some very industrious little Boy Scout just finished his Eagle Award project and is being rewarded with this cake. The cake is obviously a campfire with hot dogs a marshmallows to represent all of the camping that Boy Scouts do. Oh, yeah...and a rock to sit on while camping. I totally see it!!

Jill in MA said...

It's some odd looking piece of sushi being carried away by ants wearing football helmets. Right??

NonnaKosten said...

Oh, I know this one! It's the Fire Temple from Zelda (Ocarina of Time). Yup.

Taylor said...

while at first glance, it looks like a sacrificial rite using the fleur de lis, I see tiny football peeps, so it must be the saints' stadium.

Jill said...

It looks like a giant, rotten hamburger but the entire football team has gathered around to enjoy. Oh, wait, I mean "enjoy." The top bun is gray from the mold that has overtaken any remnants of what could possibly be bread...the next layer is the cheddar cheese that is so old it's all hard and crusty. The next layer is the mostly raw hamburger with ketchup and mustard running down the sides and the bottom layer is the bottom of said hamburger bun that is not only moldy and rotten but has some pieces of truly disgusting lettuce still hanging on for dear life. Um ew!

Summie said...

Man I read some of the comments about it being a football stadium and having football helmets. Well.... I had no idea what they were talking about I thought the helmets were bugs or weird rocks around some poorly constructed Treasure chest. yeah when I first looked at it I didn't have a clue what it could be!

regan said...

It's the Superdome! Geaux Saints!

bex. said...

I would have to agree with everyone else. It looks like it is supposed to be a football stadium. But supposed to look like and does look like are two different things.

crazymonkeycreates said...

Before I noticed the helmets, I thought it looked like grill lines on something, maybe 2 burritos and a steak or 2 pieces of fish and a piece of beef. Like a grilled sushi dish or something.

Then I saw the helmets. And the fleur-de-lis. And then my brain exploded.

kitchenrefugee said...

The lid has come off Hell. There is something horribly raw, dead and flayed, and something else that is burned to crisp, and a bunch of numbered coffee beans lined up around the outside.

Whatever it is, it's a great appetite supressant, squishing any desire for salmon, sushi, barbecued meat, cake, cappucino and football games...

Aaron James Patterson said...

Well at first it looked like a couch with a fleur-de-lis on it, then it looked like an inside out hamburger with the bun on the inside of the burger and onion with a lot of bugs chowing down on the beef. But the color choices, the black fleur-de-lis, and the many football helmets with numbers on the outside made it obvious that it was a New Orleans Saints reference. And after a little bit of google searching, it's pretty obvious it's a side view of the Superdome.

Jessica said...

Well, the football helmets and fleur de lis do give it away, but I'm still very eager to see what it's supposed to look like.

Rabid Child said...

The depiction is obvious to me.

The mothership descends, dropping a giant flying alien beetle. Meanwhile the armored ladybugs man the lasers in their bunker and fire back in defense.

Nicky said...

Listen! you've got it all wrong. I will tel you what it is!
*little cough*
Well, off course it is a HAT. Te colors reference to dark secrets, so i guess it's made for a maffia-guy of for mr Death. It's also a bit rotten, that makes it two points for mr Death. the third layer is covered with puke - from a chipmunk, a very drunk chipmunk. With one paw (yes! he had a hard life). the things under the Wreck are olives, for sure, with some ants to make it look more - intersting. It is absolutely a masterpiece.

Anonymous said...

If (for the sake of argument) this IS a "football stadium" of some sort, why are all the "players" standing around outside the gates?? Not only are they nearly as tall as the stadium that they play in, but I have NEVER seen a team fill in when the rent-a-cops fail to show up for work before a game.

ksaldria said...

A giant hot dog...um...nestled in a football field? Ow, my brain. >.<

joyce said...

The emblem is for Boy Scouts. So the wood and the perfect fire on a grill of perfectly split logs would be in celebration of their campfire badge?? Just a guess. I have no idea about the stripes on the rocks on the border, however.

Shannon said...

It looks like the Superdome is sitting on top of the Saints. Maybe, since they are playing tonight, someone from Minnesota is hinting that they are going to squash New Orleans on MNF.

Beckster said...

Ok, i know its supposed to be the superdome (with helmets), but it looks like the superdome AFTER the hurricane and little roaches (or june bugs) are crawling away with it. Ewww

mel said...

I was going to guess a grill of some kind... But alot of people keep saying "superdome" so I'm changing my guess to that to sound smartish.

:)

Chicka said...

Steak and salmon on a hot boulder grill, held up by tiny little football players. Some kind of tailgate party gone seriously wrong. LOL! (Ok, I know it's supposed to be the Superdome, but dayum!!)

kate said...

Ew, to me it looked like bad teeth over rotting gums - a warning of what happens when you eat cake?

AndrewTPhilly said...

It looks like a Metroid.

mb said...

Something to do with the Saints Football team, a rack of ribs, cartoon flames and a silver grill??

Jade said...

How in the world did you guys get Super Dome from this? I saw the football helmets and numbers, but could not connect the rest of the cake with this until I read the comments here. THEN I counted the yard lines, and decided maybe this was a football field, but in no way can I see any sort of "dome".

Kelly S. said...

It looks like a salmon steak on a grill for a football tailgate. Not quite sure what the fleur-de-lis is for....

MJ said...

I'm gonna say that its someone's Eagle project from Boys Scouts.

Another other mother said...

Football? No way! I think that's a royal insignia. This cake is clearly the crown of Princess Pimento, from the Kingdom of the Royal Striped and Stuffed Olives.

Jenny said...

Well, honestly, if you lived in New Orleans before the Superdome was refurbished, it really was that ugly.

exquisite red said...

alright, now, i know it's the superdome. but i swear it looked like a casket full of snow (for a saints fan, of course) when i first saw it.

Amazing Katie R. said...

When I first looked at it, I thought it was a bunch of cockroaches carrying a chunk of bloody flesh.

Upon closer inspection, those cockroaches appeared to be football helmets. Oh well. I have terrible vision.

laura10933 said...

Looks like Elphaba's book of spells from "Wicked" to me!

Anonymous said...

I am afraid to say...is it a football stadium with a dome cover? Or an very bad accident and a memorial to the players involved?

Shannon Hillinger said...

I think it's a lavishly decorated coffin with football players for the pall bearers.

Angela said...

I feel especially creepy, because I thought it was an open casket at a football player's funeral.

Lola said...

I was going to guess some sort of hamburger, but then I noticed the little football helmets, so now I'm going to guess that it's the Superdome with the fleur de lis logo on it.

infmom said...

It's a Foreman grill eating a Boy Scout uniform, of course.

Steph D. said...

I think it looks like an accordian.... the red lines show the divisions between the white keys, and those yellow lines look like they're supposed to be the black keys. Plus, there's the round numbered buttons. Don't know why the fleur de lis is on there though.... maybe the accordian player is french?

Peas on Earth said...

It's gotta be the Saints' home stadium, but wow ...

Karin said...

I was going to say it's a French leprechaun's pot at the end of the rainbow on a cloudy day but the football helmet kind of threw me off, so I'm going to go with a Cajun leprechaun's pot of stone soup that he's serving at his Monday Night football party.

Wendy C said...

I think it looks like a French pirate ship with a big sail and little paddles in the water with a big gray moon behind the sail.

Stacey said...

I know Halloween is coming up soon, and I am really scared. What kind of bloody tombstone is that and the little beatle type thingies give me the creeps. What is going on here, is a horror themed cake..... worse than any nightmare. Like some one died in bed in france and the beatles are coming....

normanee said...

I think I know what it is now, but it looks like lips being cooked on a steak with a rock smushing them down, sealed with a creepy brand.

MangyCat said...

Looks like a king-sized bed but with quickly (and efficiently) retreating bedbugs.

Sam said...

I'm guessing the Saint's stadium.

I really hope that my Texas Stadium cake doesn't get messed up in a few weeks :(

Anonymous said...

I see a couch being carried away by a swarm of junebugs.

vespaskank said...

I know what it's supposed to be, however I personally think it looks like an animal carcas ala Discovery Channel or Wild Kingdom.

Sabrina said...

I saw a couch from the sixties being lifted by the Saints football team.

Jenny said...

Seriously, though, it looks like the moon fell on a woman in an ugly tie-died shirt and a way small miniskirt with freaky fringe on the bottom. You could probably find that outfit about five blocks away from the superdome.

Kathy said...

Well, obviously this cake represents the back of a bald alien's head, a bit clueless, wearing a crown like a bandana and an Oxford shirt with some serious ring around the collar which has been infested by striped cucumber beetles.

Vicky said...

Good lord, is the Superdome on fire?!?!

Carrie said...

My first thought was fish, too, but I have no idea how the little football helmets fit in with that....

Anonymous said...

It looks like a fireplace.

Janice said...

I think it is New Orleans Saints football related. I could only tell because of the emblem in the middle, and the little brown turds on the outside that somewhat resemble the husband toting past time.

Brianna said...

Lightstick-Rave-n-Mud-Wrasslin' night over at the Superdome?

Janet said...

I think it is a creepy Jesus surrounded by disturbed and entranced children in the woods, with a sexually suggestive and grammatically incorrect inscription.

Someone Being Me said...

It looks like the New Orleans Superdome on LSD to me.

Carmen Keys said...

Why it is numerous thick slabs of bacon in various states of decay, atop a bed of decapitated football players' heads. All approved by an offical seal.

jessica said...

A couch made out of a salmon filet with an overcooked steak footrest, I think.

Obsidian Dragon said...

I seriously thought it was a fire place.

Anonymous said...

It's a mass grave for some really unfortunate football players.

nikki said...

C'mon. It's quite obviously a U.F.O. (unidentified french object) hovering over a field of seared eggplant and little boll weevils that someone has cleverly attempted to protect with football helmets. Or, you know, the Superdome.

Alison said...

I thought it was a coffin!!! How sad!!

Carrie B said...

Thanks to everybody for spoiling the suspense...

Before i looked at any comments I would have said it was a football team that's been crushed by a giant, falling, French-imitation-of -a-hamburger. You can tell its French by the fleur de lis and the artful use of condiments. They didn't quite get the 'sandwich' concept right though, or maybe the other bun just got lost in space.

Melesa said...

It looks like a layered fire; log on the bottom, fire in the middle and that gray stuff is smoke. The black design in the "fire" is the end of the fire-poker that fell in. Am I close??? ha ha

Nicole said...

My first reaction was actually that it was a guillotine; the fleur-de-lis for France and its royalty, all the heads around the side, and something that looked like it was supposed to be flesh colored...
The football stadium probably makes more sense.

Miz Dinah said...

Someone call the exterminator! A swarm of beetles is carting off the pot roast dinner, complete with mashed potatoes and carrots!

New Girl on Post said...

I too am guessing the Superdome, although that's a horrible likeness of it.

Mandy said...

It's either the inside of a fireplace (log with fire) or a hot dog.

Holly said...

It's the Superdome in New Orleans pre-Katrina when the Saints were really, really bad. Almost as bad as this cake.

Holly Christensen

Betsy said...

A rock, on top of a a French hot dog bun (lots of ketchup, easy on the mustard), on top of a NY Strip. With a raisinette border for aesthetic value.

Tineke said...

Huh? I just read a few of the comments and have no idea how most people seem to see a football stadium.

My first guess was someone's impression of a piano. Someone who got confused about the relation of the black keys to the white keys and decided to add nobbly bits (many pedals?) for decorative purposes. But I still see a piano.

Crissy S said...

This has got to be a sugary re-interpretation of Plato's Allegory of the Cave.

josh said...

Well, it's obviously a football stadium.

But why is it built on Ayers Rock, and when did the Saints relocate to the Austrailian desert?

Anne-Marie C. said...

The sad demise of the New Orleans Saints, tragically crushed trying to outrun the “bifteck et poisson énormément”, or Huge French Surf n’ Turf

beloved30 said...

I see a tomb which is brightly painted and has a shinny dome top with a fleur de lis added for good measure. The football helmets are worn by the earthworms who saw what was inside and are making a run for it so fast that they are leaving little trenches is the dirt.

Holly said...

My first guess was a tombstone, but then there are all those football helmets. Maybe it's a cake for a memorial service for a football team? Except that's awfully gruesome. Especially since, now that I think about it, those look like the flames of hell on the cake. Yikes. Guess somebody didn't like THAT team.

Cheadle Chick said...

A football stadium eh? hmm... I don't see it but I'll go with it for a second.

How about a football stadium that was picked up in a tornado (or hurricane) Wizard of Oz style and upon landing crushed the evil team of football players. Kind of like the house on the wicked witch.

momma said...

a couch with a casket as a coffee table surrounded by football helmets??? wtf is it supposed to be? and i hope no one actually PAID for that thing.....

kdelarosa22 said...

Maybe it is a steak on fire with a fleur de lis sent up as some kind of bat signal.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... It's a rock that opens up to reveal a flaming piano keyboard, just above the...I just don't know anymore.

OK - it's a rock at the Boy Scout camp (hence the fleur de lis), there is a small fire, rocks are all around the campfire...again, I just don't know.

Melissa said...

I thought it was a coffin at first!

Witterbutter said...

At first I thought it was some sort of French fireplace.

Took me a minute to see the football helmets.

Martin said...

It looks like several slabs of ribs in a barbecue cooker. The two on top have just gone in, so they're pink and you can see the rib bones. The one on the bottom has achieved succulent, barbecue-y goodness.

It was done for a football game day party, hence the little helmets all 'round.

I have no idea what the Fleur de Lys is doing in there.

Meagan M. said...

I'm guessing....

A French Lava Hamburger being devored by some sort of disgusting looking beetles.

(stomach rolling...)

undergrad RN said...

it has captured the essence of a baleen whale, somehow.

markzero said...

It's mostly a grilled hotdog on a bun.

The Alphabet Gang said...

What do I see?

The Death Star, rising over the decimated (the brown stuff) and burning (the orange and red stuff) trees on the Forest Moon of Endor,
edged with the little brown stripey mound-graves of slain Ewoks who lost their lives in their brave fight against the Empire! The little numbers pay homage to how many rocks/sticks/clods of dirt each little Ewok threw at approaching Storm Troopers before his or her untimely demise. *sniff* Brave Ewoks, we salute you with this Wrecktastic Cake. Long Live the Rebellion!!

What is it actually supposed to be?

The Superdome. Yuck.

Carmiehead (who's imagination is working waaaaaaay overtime on this one!)

Shell said...

Given the fleur de lis and the footballs (thanks for the clarification), I am going to go with the Superdome. But I am pretty sure it is one fire. It also might be a zit surrounded by footballs considering the puss like icing appearing about to pop.

The Alphabet Gang said...

Oops! Must add this to my original post, cause I forgot to mention...

The Fleur-de-Lis is the shadow of an X-Wing Fighter, doing a fly-by in homage to the fallen Ewoks.

Good? :D

Carmiehead

Phat Mama V said...

It looks to me like a large filet of french (obviously) salmon on top of a fire being carried about by giant beetles. The beetles are numbered of course....so that must mean they are teamsters right?

Jon S Olsen said...

There is no doubt in my mind it's the Superdome.

The question perhaps is, before or after Katrina?

Overmatter said...

It looks like Spartan Spirit gone horribly awry.

Anonymous said...

Clearly it's a french salmon being cooked on dirty grill, surrounded by black olives to keep it from running from the wreckitude.

I say it's a "French Salmon" because it's got a Fleur de Lis on it, and that's pretty French, isn't it?

Those of you saying Superdome..How in the H!!! do know this?? I would never have guessed, even with the little football helmets swarming the edges of the...er...cake-thing.

Claire said...

Wow this is a popular thread! From the picture on the RSS feed, I was convinced it was a fireplace with some kind of bizarre grate. I didn't have an answer for the big grey thing - a puff of unconvincing smoke? Or to why anyone would want a cake rendition of their fireplace, but judging by this site, people want weirder cakes than that (manky, diseased feet anyone?). When I visited the site, I did notice all the little numbers, which started unravelling my half baked theory. However, it seems like most people concur that it is something to do with American football, which I know nothing about.

TaniaRocha said...

Some kind of fish?

Alyson said...

It looks like a the couch of a saints' fan, that is slowly being eaten by those armored monsters in super mario brothers (you know, that look like the little walking darth vader heads), also saints' fans.

hy.c said...

The first thing I thought is that it looks like a fireplace...

Kitti said...

If I wasn't from New Orleans I wouldn't have known. But that's definitely the Superdome where the Saints play =)

Larry said...

I'm from Louisiana originally. I'd know the Superdome anywhere!

Anonymous said...

I actually think it does have to do with the Saints. However, my guess is that's it's commemorating a Saints fan's living room re-decorating project. Tie-dye couch, proudly displaying the fleur de lys, complete with football helmet roller base and superdome grey remote shelf in back. You see it now, right?

Pauline said...

Well, the Fleur de Lis doesn't say "football" to me - I must be in the wrong country. Nope, I'm saying it's a comfy overstuffed couch, with those old fashioned claw feet. Lots of 'em.

Anonymous said...

I'm betting all my money on a coffin in the incinerator.

K

Dani said...

Having never seen the Superdome, I couldn't understand how in the world that could be a stadium depicted on the cake, until I saw this picture...

I can't believe a professional could create something so horrific, but then again, that's why I read this blog.

Peggy F said...

It's obviously some clue left behind by the Priory of Scion, informing us of the location of the Holy Grail.

ErIca said...

Well you tricked us, because you posted the gosh darn thing upsidedown. Had it been turned the other way, you could clearly see it's a piano for a 4 armed freak with yellowing keys, who enjoys steak-like wood grain and pods of spiders to carry it around. And oops, it looks like his fake mustache fell off while tickling the ivories.
Erica

ChatRabbit said...

It's imported French salmon delicately pan-seared on a bed of crushed football players...bon appetit!

Rebecca said...

Before reading the comments my thought was it was a fireplace. The brown bottom being the metal base. The red/orange were the burning logs, and the grey thing at the top was just the background/smoke. I thought the 'football helmets' were just little decorative metal ball type things. The Fleur De Lis thing also being a decoration, like on the glass doors to a fireplace.

Sadly I think all the Superdome guesses are correct. But IMO it looks more like a fireplace than the superdome.
Rebecca M.

Chrystal said...

Duhhh! It's totally some olives stuffed with maraschino cherries being crushed by a giant sushi monster that visited New Orleans and got too drunk in the Frech Quarter and came home with a fleur de lis tatoo.

I mean, honestly. The numbers under the cherrolives and the dome totally give it away.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

A really bad cake for a really bad team?

woodsielady said...

Bedore I read any of the comments, the first thinfg that came to my mind was "weird Jaenne d'Arc comemoration-cake". It did make sense (well, at least for a second or so): the french fleur de lis, the flames/stake/"grill", the little helmets represent the knights who fought in the war of hundred years. I have no idea why they are numbered, though. The stone-thingy on top stands as substitute for a tombstone, since Jeanne d'Arc was denied one.

A Young-ish Soul said...

A football team with a stadium dropped on them a la the Wizard of OZ?
Sue

Tanja said...

I'm from the Netherlands and don't understand the first thing about football (beside the fact that it has nothing to do with actually playing with your foot...).

Soooooo, I'm guessing it's agiant log burning a giant marshmellow which is rising too high so they put a rock on it.

(and then someone decided it'd be fun to put those little helmets around the edge just for the heck of it...)

So... did I win???

pepperjackcandy said...

It's an unfolded sofa bed in Texas (or possibly Florida) with really huge cockroaches crawling out from under it.

Coco the Great said...

I think the baker was trying to make a steak burning on a grill. He might of overdone it by showing it before it burned. This is a blogger named Coco the Great.

Kaylyn said...

I'm seeing a fish, hot dog, and steak on a gril with a fleur de lis, which is making me think here, Louisville. As far as I know, though, we don't have any foot ball teams with those colors... And if it's supposed to be a meaty food, then that's probably tailgating.

A bad version of the team's logo?

Or a start of football season cake?

Eleanor said...

My first thought was a sofa on a hard-wood floor- that's the brown lines coming off the front

My second thought was a rack of ribs, also on a hardwood floor.

But neither of those explains the grey protuberance on the back, or the fleur de lis on the rack/sofa!

Anonymous said...

It's totally the crown for a deposed French prince. His relatives still think of him as king so it's happy birthday to Le Royale Emile

Aunt Sat said...

Well, in the dark with one eye closed it might resemble the Superdome...I think.

Cyberhippien said...

Well, it's wuite obviously a French lily sitting on a coloured sofa in an arty concrete cellar, overtaken by a music art community. The Grey thing is the granite stage, used for Open Stage new age singer-singwriters.

Kimocean said...

It's a piece of elaborate football themed sushi. That has to be salmon in the middle with the silvery skin left on. The brown is a seaweed base.

Canaduck said...

I see a Victorian couch, surrounded by football helmets.

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