Sunday, November 30, 2008

Just Watch Out for the Buttercream Boulder

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Here's a fun Raiders of the Lost Ark cake making the internet rounds:


And here's the money shot [smirk]:

Now how cool is that: Lori over at Clever Cake Studio lives up to the name by providing a little marzipan bag for the famous switch! Really, I think more cakes out there should encourage us to recreate famous movie scenes before eating them.

Thanks to Pip and the rest of y'all who shared the link with me.
Daeni said...

That is AWESOME!!!! OMG.

trenna said...

first-ness!!!!

Katrina said...

SHe even mentions keeping her cakes off Cakewrecks a post or so down. At least she made the SUnday Sweets. The cakes I saw, like four or so pictures are really good.

Alix said...

Way cool - in an overgrown viney ancient Mayan temple kind of way. But where are the cobras?

Alixandra Hice
http://casahice.blogspot.com

All Adither said...

But I wonder how it tastes...

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Jamie said...

Ha, pretty neat!

Laura said...

When you order this cake, is it delivered by Harrison Ford???

Anonymous said...

Looks very cool! Although I am not sure I would have painted the vines on as this would be the place for some piping...

And Alix, as a HUGE fan of this film, there were no snakes in this part of the film. Just tarantulas earlier on. It could be nice to place one or two around for some extra decor!

Jodith said...

Is it just me, or do those vines look like mold spreading out over the cake?

An Apron Straitjacket said...

The little money bag is the best.

D-Notice said...

When you switch the marzipan bag does a boulder-shaped cake come falling down and roll towards you?

Fluffy Cow said...

A for concept

A for design

A+ for sand bag accessory

B- on those vines... perhaps a little dimension would help

Pip said...

So cool! I'm glad this one made the cut. I love your buttercream and money shot jokes. You are great at this, plus I love cheap puns.

Keep up the good work!

Rykan said...

Now that is fantastic!!

Molly said...

I didn't realize this was a Sunday Sweet and was repulsed by the "mold" that is all over this cake. My stomach still hasn't recovered...

Viola said...

jodith, i see the mold, too...
but i really like the money bag ^^

Anonymous said...

I don't really like it. At first glance, it made me think back to those really old display cakes. Maybe it's the color or the vines, but something got me where I probably wouldn't eat it, lol. But it's still a great idea and talented piece.

Amy Ellen said...

Oh I like this. I do like the movie and game theme cakes, as long as they are well done of course.
Amy

goblue562 said...

Sorry, but it does look like mold.. I thought that it was blue cheese frosting at first.. :)

Cute concept though, especially with the bag switch. Didn't he just fill the bag with dirt, though?

RainGirlLori said...

I was woken up this morning by a text message telling me to look at Cake Wrecks. This is rather awesome. Thanks! Also, good point on the vines. They don't look quite as bad in person, but yeah, next time, piping. :)

Anonymous said...

The bag o' dirt is my favorite also. We need more action cakes!

And thanks Jen for the heads-up on GWS. This was worth a repeat, but the warning helped avoid pouting.

Alex

Anonymous said...

how is this a wreck? it's an amazing cake, it doesn't belong on this blog.

Craig J. said...

That is incredible, I love it!

Anonymous said...

Sorry. It looks WAAAAAY too much like mold.

Latitude said...

I, too, did not realize this was Sunday, and thought it was a mold covered cake. I was thinking maybe another display cake that had outlived it's welcome. It must look better in person! :)

Deborah Godin said...

I agree, flat vines = mold, but everything else is top-notch! And you had a terrific idea: Great Cake Movie Moments. My short list would include the Marilyn/subway scene (perfect for a sheet cake) the Thelma & Lousie cliffhanger (definitely multi-tiered) and something based on Invasion of the Body-Snatchers (cupcake pods?).

Mari said...

Looks cool, I obviously need to see the movie again so I understand why it looks that way!

Debbi said...

Hey Anonymous ~ Sundays are the day Jen sets aside for the awesome cakes! Definitely not the "wrecks" ... these are the good ones!

pudenda shenanigans said...

Ew. fermented bleu cheese sculpture.

NO THANKS!

Wendy said...

Very cute idea! The vines need to be re-thought. Like some other viewers, I also thought it was another moldy cake at first glance. But what a creative idea...and the sand bag--genius! Can't wait to see the new and improved version!

Holly said...

How in God's name did she do those vines? That is an AWESOME cake and I'm not even a rabid ROTLA fan! I don't think the coloring is offputting at all, although I'd hate to cut into a cake that lovely I'd definitely eat it!

PS. PEOPLE. READ. Sundays are reserved for Sunday Sweets which are cakes exquisitely and artistically done. The opposite of cake wrecks.

Lesley said...

Nice! I'm all about 80's movie cakes. I'd pay big money for a St. Elmo's fire cake!

Lesley

http://robotballoon2.wordpress.com/

Hyena Overlord said...

That cake is so wonderful. Her site has some more really cute ones. I like the dead cow.

I could eat the whole ROTLA cake and any buttercream boulders that happen by.

wvotd undan...."if I divorced would I have to perform an "undan"? " His name is Dan*LOL*

sweettc said...

i happen to like this cake. I like how on her blog she learns from her mistakes. She said in her blog that is gonna start taking a pipping class. she never once calls her self a pro. I happen to think she did a good job.

Marissa said...

Wow!

Jen Vesper said...

Very fun idea. Love the money bag! I wish I would have looked at this a few days ago before I did mine!

Eva Smith said...

I agree with the mold people! It's gross.

Christina said...

This belongs in a museum!

Alex said...

I agree with many previous commenters--the cake is clearly well-executed, and the bag-switch is a clever idea, but the vines give it an unappetizing look.

Alix said...

Gosh, I just LOVE coming to Cake Wrecks to find my comments critiqued and criticized (wink), because God knows I don't get enough of that from my teenagers. No worries fellow Cake Wreck fans; I humbly risk my dignity for the privilege of being among you.

Word verification: "bringus" as in bring it!

Paul Riddell said...

Hey, I'm all for recreating famous movie scenes in cake. So, what's next on the list: George Romero, or early Peter Jackson? (I'd gleefully pay good money for a Meet The Feebles cake, just to watch the expressions of my guests when I served it at a birthday party.)

Mia said...

to be fair, the post does not indicate "sunday sweets" in the title, which it usually does, so i can understand the confusion.

also, thumbs down on the vines, but the idea and everything else look great!

The Acting Mom said...

Too cool!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the mold comments! Great idea but at first i thought it was a wreck, not a Sunday sweet!

The Zebra said...

HOW COULD ANYONE EAT THAT?!?!

IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL.

Bobskot said...

Whoa! I don't want to eat that. I want to either take a picha of it or put it in a museum.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, moldy fondant.

badfae said...

I LOVE it!

PrincessGreen17 said...

That is adorable!!

Cupcakes Lady said...

If delivered by Harrison Ford, I would definitely buy this cake ;) xx