Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Sweets: Spooktacular Wedding Cakes

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Most of the Halloween-themed wedding cakes I've come across are heavy on skulls and light on charm. So, I wanted to share a few truly spectacular specimens, inspired by - who else? - Tim Burton.

For the Nightmare Before Christmas fans:

And my personal favorite, for Corpse Bride fans:

Made by Melissa Capyk of Wild Cakes.

If you look closely, you'll see those are delicate blue butterflies floating around the cake. Gorgeous!


And lastly, how cute is this guy?


I think he'd make a perfect wedding favor - that's my excuse for including him in this post, anyway. ;)

Thanks to Amanda C. for the cupcake submission, which was originally uploaded here.
Mad Izatie said...

I WANT!!! JAck the Pumpkin King!!!

Alison said...

I used to work for a bakery that does those ghost cupcakes every October. They can be a pain to eat if you don't like fondant. Mmmm, fondant. I need to go get one of those ghost cupcakes.

Amanda said...

Wow, that Corpse Bride cake is amazing! If I'd have gotten married around Halloween, and if this movie had been out by then, that's exactly what I would have wanted. Heck, I'm not getting (re)married any time soon, and I STILL want a cake like this.

Wild Cakes said...

WOOO HOOOO!!!! I have a cake on Cake Wrecks on the non-wreck day!!!

The Corpse Bride cake is mine :-)

Melissa

Melody said...

The Corpse Bride cake is from a company called Wild Cakes. The website is... www.wildcakes.ca. If you go to the Cake Gallery, then the Wedding cakes its the third one down.

D.B. Echo said...

That ghostly cupcake looks disturbingly like a nose.

I would love to see a Miss Havisham wedding cake from Great Expectations, complete with candy rats and spun-sugar spider webs! (I see there actually are a few examples online, but none capture the full horror I remember when I first read the scene.)

killemall said...

I think i'd quite like the corpse bride one for my wedding. Its too cute....very Wednesday Addams

horriblelicenseplates said...

These are so cool. I love the first cake. I kind of wish I had been at that wedding.

Ms.Bean said...

Check out the corpse bride and nightmare before christmas cakes at pinkcakebox.com under gallery/ favorite cakes... they are fantastic!

The Jen said...

That cupcake is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I really like that Corpse Bride cake. Disturbingly charming.:o)

The Myers Family said...

LOL! I was just coming to post the Corpse Bride cake was a Wild Cakes!

Whoo Hoo Mel!

Look at you a non-cake wreck!

Mama-Beans said...

OK the Corpse Bride cake is stunning.. but SUCH bad luck! The "bride" on the top? is the woman he does NOT marry on the movie! The corpse bride turns in to the butterflies at the end when she finds peace, and he marries his true love, the merchants daughter! So LOVE it, but terrible ju-ju for a real wedding! Not that that is the point of this webiste, the cake is incredible.

Jen said...

Mama Beans, you definitely have a point. I looked around, though, and all the Corpse Bride cakes out there have these toppers. I guess having a Corpse Bride cake sans Corpse Bride would be a bit odd. :) Still, you're right: it's odd to pair Edward with the girl he *doesn't* marry.

Ah, details. They really get in the way sometimes, huh? ;)

All Adither said...

Halloween wedding cakes....hmmm. hmmm, I say.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Emily said...

Oh my... I want the Nightmare Before Christmas cake! It is amazing!

Norma said...

The Nightmare Before Christmas Cake and Corpse Bride cakes are sooooooo beautiful (yeah, I'm partial; a huge Tim Burton fan)...what works of art. I look forward to the amazing Sunday cakes *almost* more than I do the gut-busting wrecks!!! : )

Mandatory Vacation said...

I'm glad someone pointed out that the corpse bride topper is terrible for a wedding. Although it would make for an awesome divorce party cake.

starrypawz said...

Gorgeous Halloween themed cakes. I love Burton's work and to see them done so well in cake form is so lovely.

K. said...

Martha Stewart Living has ghost cupcakes and a really cool haunted house cake in it this year.

wpb30635 said...

The little ghost cupcake is just BOOtiful.

Miss Attitude said...

I love the little ghost cupcake. How hard is that to make?

V. Nicharico said...

The Corpse Bride Cake is fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

What's best about these, in my opinion, is that even if Halloween (or Tim Burton) themes weren't your thing, the bottommost layers are just amazing all on their own.

Allie said...

What a cute cupcake! What's underneath the fondant to give it that shape? And to make the eyes look so hollow?

Sept said...

Ok that's it, the corpse bride cake is going to be my wedding cake.

Lose That Girl said...

Love the Nightmare Before Christmas Cake!! And the little ghosty cupcake thing. So nice to see SUCCESSFUL cakes on here!!

KatyBelle said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww....

That cupcake makes my heart sing!

Calantha said...

If I got married I'd definitely want the Corpse Bride cake. Beautiful work and it's one of my favorite movies ever. And it's in colors I like too! Major win!

wavecloud said...

That reminds me of my wedding cake. A neighbor of mine made it (she's not professional), but I loved it so much! I got a lot of "Hmm, how interesting . . ." comments on my wedding day! It's on my blog if anyone wants to see it:

http://wavecloudetsy.blogspot.com/

Juliet said...

I love the films of Tim Burton but had never considered rendering them in wedding cake form. I'm glad someone did.

Jennifer said...

As a big fan of both Tim Burton AND cake, this is one of my favorite posts! And wee ghostie is adorable.

I love that you showcase stunning cakes on here as well as the wrecktastic ones.

Indigo Moose said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Those are AMAZING! I WANT I WANT I WANT!

Damn my diabetes, lol

I ADORE Tim Burton's work, I'd kill for a cake like those

asillylittlegirl said...

Sweetly awesome cakes!

The Seeker said...

Awesome! I love the "Nightmare Before Christmas" cake, and I wasn't even that big of a fan of the movie. The ghost cupcake is great!

Clare K. R. Miller said...

OMG... sending that Nightmare Before Christmas cake to my boyfriend! That is one of my favorite movies ever.

Crochet by Momma J said...

I love those!!

Marianne
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

So cool!!!!! Wish I was getting married so I could have one for me. I love Halloween and everything it brings with the season... costumes, decorations, crafting, festivals and my current favorite
http://ecard.costumekingdom.com/

Ashley said...

Oh, can you imagine an Edward Scissorhands cake - all those topiary and ice sculptures? I love these cakes, and the Mario one from a couple of weeks back, but who is their right mind could take a knife to them?

Aviatrix said...

I love the way each layer of the cake is like a separate cake all of its own with that smooth colourful icing and individual themes. It makes me want one, even though I don't like the spooky movie themes.

Anonymous said...

Thrilled to see a cake from a fellow Brantfordian on the Cake Wrecks site - way to go, Melissa!

Tracy (St. J's)

Anonymous said...

Tres chic for the Halloween wedding...

But I checked out the Wild Cake website and how is it the "blue shimmer" cake isn't a real wreck?

ksaldria said...

Oh my gosh, I love the Corpse Bride cake. It's absolutely beautiful.

And that has got to be the cutest little cupcake I've ever seen ^.^

Ms Unreliable said...

That ghost cupcake is adorable! It makes me ponder actually celebrating Halloween...

Anonymous said...

Love this site, but if I want to see "really cool Nightmare Before Christmas," cakes, I could go to any other website. I come here for the wrecks!

Jess said...

These cakes were awesome! If I liked Tim Burton more (I'm still bitter about his Willy Wonka remake) I would totally want these cakes.



After checking out the website for Wild Cakes though...I think the dead crow is a wreck. No way around that one.

Eric said...

Awesome cakes

I watched a Food Network Challenge today and thought of this blog. The challenge was to build a cityscape cake. Seattle, New York, Chicago were a few of the cities. The problem was the overall quality of workmanship was similar to entries here at Cake Wrecks. OK, maybe not quite that bad, but it did have me thinking about this site.


goinggreenaccidently.blogspot.com

Fen said...

Wow, I always have mixed feelings about halloween cakes... They are so real-like and thus spooky. I wonder will I actually order one for a Halloween Party since it is not very common in Singapore...

Anonymous said...

The Nightmare Before Christmas cake is astounding. The weight, color, everything is perfectly balanced. Let Them Eat Cake does such good work; I'm consistently amazed by their portfolio. Every time I see their url, though, I read "let the meat cake" and shudder.

Doug

nc said...

Those are truly fantastic! Amazing.

rainbow.rock said...

i think i may have just cake-gasmed.
too graphic?
i adore jack, and sally.
and the whole deal.
kudos to whoever made that.
thankyou so much for posting.
mama baker also has some adorableghosty cupcakes.
hoorah for halloween!

xo
www.crooked.blogspot.com

Quarter to Three Studios said...

oh dear god...i'll never be able to get married without having that corpse bride cake!! WANT!(but i could never cut it...it's too pretty!)

pitchersbakery said...

The nightmare before christmas is one of my favorite movies. i use to go to disneyland almost 60-80 times a year, and I would say ten of those times was the month of october because they changed the haunted house over to the nightmare before christmas. my husbands dad eve got out names on the naughty and nice list... he worked at disneyland for many years... i love that cake, ive seen many others, but this sure is awesome, makes me want to attempt it!love it

Anonymous said...

How do they make the icing for the ghost cupcake? Is it too difficult/time consuming for a full time pre-k teacher with 3 kids? Oh, wait, everything is to time consuming for me. How do you do it anyway, just in case I decide to forgo sleep?

Suzyhomemaker said...

Your site is a very well rounded one, I think, a good mix of wrecks and Sunday totally makes up for the beauty lost on the other cakes. :)
That cupcake is adorable too!

What's Her Face said...

I think I'm in love.

Cathie said...

I would so have done that wedding cake! I love Jack and Sally!

donkeyinawhitecoat said...

These are definitely beautiful cakes and cupcakes, but I have to wonder, what's a bride to do these days if she wants a gorgeous, stylish wedding cake and absolutely hates fondant? I watched both Ace of Cakes and Amazing Wedding Cakes last night and i realized that frosting is just totally out of the picture these days. GOd how I love sugary, crisco-y, so sweet it hurts, bakery frosting. YOu know, the kind that has a hint of almond and gets a crust on it in the fridge, but melts in your mouth? The delicate roses and swirls and vines.

My sister is getting married in two weeks and her baker was ASTONSIHED that she requested NO fondant. As a result the cake is white white decoration on white frosting, becuase they were stumped on how to make a pretty autumn cake without fondant. I fear the art of the frosting rose is going to be lost...sigh...

Katie Alender said...

The bones trim on the second tier of the Nightmare Before Christmas cake is perfect!

Becky said...

There's a cupcake that you like?? Shocking!

Charming Weddings said...

oh, that little ghostie cupcake!! so sweet!

Dea said...

BEAUTIFUL cakes! Love them! Of course, I'm a sucker for Jack and the Corpse Bride....

x said...

OMG. See me and my boyfriend are huge tim burton fans and he recently bought me a diamond engagement ring from www.idonowidont.com we will be getting married on Halloween! These cakes are perfect for what we're going for ! Corpse Bride cake is our dream cake!

crazy-catlady said...

I have fallen in love with the Corpse Bride cake. My boyfriend is now only my second love, this cake is the first. I want it, I want it, I want it!

mp. said...

dang! those cakes are just amazing.

but i was slightly disappointed in the websites for the bakery -- i wanted close up shots to see all those fantastic details. and nothing. (doesn't detract from the stellar work, but... i. want. more!)

Bailee said...

Wow..! These Halloween-themed wedding cakes are looking cute and yummy.

Wendyburd1 said...

I think you just showed me the perfect Jack cake that my sister Sam needs WHEN she gets married, she is obsessed with Nightmare Before Christmas AND wants a Halloween wedding!

Rubyfruit said...

The first two are incredible. The Nightmare before Christmas cake brings back some good memories.

And the little cupcake ghost is so cute!

Fuzzy Izmit said...

Those are so awesome! I love all of them and are fans of both movies! Thanks for this non-cake-wreck!

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Wedding_Skulls said...

That ghostie is adorable! We were thinking of doing something like that, but went with a sword/shield/lego theme instead (you can see ours on my blog). It's great having a change from the usual sugary disasters!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE CAKES. MY FRIEND IS GETTING MARRIED ON HALLOWEEN AND WANTS A NIGHTMARE BEFROE CHRISTMAS WEDDING BUT WE CAN'T FIND A CAKE TOPPER COULD YOU OR ANYONE HELP FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME bkchloe@aol.com. thanks so much

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE CAKES. MY FRIEND IS GETTING MARRIED ON HALLOWEEN AND WANTS A NIGHTMARE BEFROE CHRISTMAS WEDDING BUT WE CAN'T FIND A CAKE TOPPER COULD YOU OR ANYONE HELP FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME bkchloe@aol.com. thanks so much

Lydia said...

Question: Why are such fabulous cakes listed as cake wrecks?!

Heather said...

awesome cake and all but when is someone going to use an edward scissor hands and winona ryder cake topper? that was an amazing love story

Anonymous said...

Hm... Speaking of details of the Corpse Bride story getting in the way...
The two either identical or nearly identical Oogie Boogies on the Nightmare Before Christmas cake are bothering me a little. I want to pluck one of them off. It's nice besides that, though.

Cupcakes Lady said...

I just mentioned jack in another post. Freaky. Wonderful cake....absolutely. xx