Monday, January 5, 2009

Why Football & Bridal Showers Don't Mix

Monday, January 5, 2009

The happy couple-to-be chose his (yes, his) favorite football team's colors for the bridal shower cake, resulting in...well, this:

I'm not sure which is worse: the color scheme or the smashed floral squid-like creature lurking on top, its rosy tendrils poised to snag any unsuspecting guest who strays too close. ("Oh, look, hon! They spelled it right and everythin...AAAUGGH! It's got me! Getitoffgetitoff -HELP!!!)

Despite my dizzying array of sports knowledge, I'm afraid I don't know which football team out there dresses in orange, purple, and pale puke green. Any ideas, Ashley W.?
Joyce said...

Purple and gold can only be the hapless Minnesota Vikings.

Anonymous said...

It really goes well with the pink table cloth!

BakeBoutique said...

Ummm... is it supposed to be for Da Bears of Chicago? Oh the horror.... Even the female Bear's fans would think this was awful!!!

Bonnie said...

"its rosy tendrils poised to snag any unsuspecting guest who strays too close"...Fantastic commentary as always! The first thing I thought when I looked at this was that it looked like a giant spider on top of a cake....Orange? hmmm...

~Bonnie B~

WV: OPPESS- Help! We're being oppessed...we're being oppessed!

Melissa said...

Frightening and ugly in one cake!

Word verification seems aptly appropriate "worstso" -this is the worst wreck so far this year ;)

Jocelyn said...

I bet it's a Clemson cake.

Sorry to curse on your blog. tee hee!

Sarah said...

It looks like orange and blue to me, which makes my best guess the Denver Broncos. And it is just the kind of thing a Denver Bronco fan would do (I saw not one, but four houses decorated in orange and blue christmas lights this year with the message "Go Broncos" spelled out.)

Nicole said...

Clemson University colors are purple and orange but who knows if those colors were the intention of the Wreckorator. Maybe it's a colorblind attempt at gold and black? hehe

Naoko said...

Can't explain the puke green, but my best guess for team would be the Florida Gators at UF. I'm not a sports fan by any account, but living in the heart of Gator Country for 20 years makes one sure to recognize blue and orange together as meaning only one thing.

Amy said...

Gag. Someone's either colour-blind, or has a bad sense of colour coordination.
~Amy B.

Craig said...

Perhaps the purple is supposed to be blue. Orange and Blue are the colors of several teams (Chicago Bears, University of Illinois, Auburn University all come to mind immediately). Of course, that would mean that the green was an addition of the decorator and had nothing to do with the team color scheme. In reality, I don't think it matters what colors were on the cake, it would be ugly anyway. This just made it worse.

Justfrosting said...

Is it still a wreck if it is the customers fault for choosing a horrible color combination?

We cannot be held responsible for their bad taste. We just take their money and do what we are told. Cake prostitutes...that is what we are.

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

I turned to my fount of sports knowledge, my husband, who says that if it is a professional team, it might be the Broncos. Their colors are deep blue and orange. If that is the case, it only adds to the wreck factor. It could be a college team though and then, anything goes!

Anonymous said...

If it's college football, it's probably Lousiana State University. As for professional teams, I got nothing!

Lisa said...

Might that be for Clemson University?

Erin said...

Maybe it's one of those things where you're supposed to stare at the cake for 30 seconds and then look at a blank white wall to see what the cake's colors actually are.

Maybe there's a lot of strife in the two families over who gets the roses. This could be a real peace-making cake, here.

Tralix said...

It the famous Mile High squid from Denver! It's a shame he got caught in that rose bush.

Cause I really think that Purple should be Navy blue.

HorribleLicensePlates said...

I would be so royally T.O.ed if this was my cake. Hilarious, because it's not. :-)

k-bro said...

This cake is pretty wrecktastic.

If I had to venture a guess as to the football team in question, I'd go with the Minnesota Vikings. Their colors are purple and gold. Perhaps the puky green is really white in bad lighting.

devinisagirlsname said...

Purple and orange are Clemson's colors- and quite the tacky combination! I guess the green is just to accent the beautiful roses with some leaves.....

Alix said...

EXCUSE me? That cake is freaking bee-yoo-ti-ful!!

Obviously, you are not a Florida Gators fan. Orange and Blue is the perfect color scheme for football, bridal showers, you name it

GO GATORS!

Anonymous said...

That would be Clemson's colors...minus the puke green!

Elvira said...

I love the Washington Redskins and even had my wedding colors burgundy & gold. Heck we were introduced as Mr. & Mrs to the "Hail to the Redskins" Song...but our wedding cake, grooms cake & shower cakes were not football themed. Let alone had squid like roses on them. This is a wreck but not entirely the fault of the decorator. The person ordering played a hefty role in this abomination! I imagine she said. "I want to make sure everyone can get a rose w/ their piece" ::shudders::

Misha said...

Wow, I thought the cake underneath the flowery squid was just football-colored. It wasn't until the end of the commentary that I realized that was supposed to be part of a team's colors.


Word verification: empant. Rampant empathy?

Anonymous said...

Purple and orange belong to Clemson University in Clemson, SC!

Rachael M. said...

I agree with Jocelyn; that can only be a Clemson cake!

Half Assed Kitchen said...

Aren't the Broncos purple and orange? Oh, what do I know.

But I do know that I this cake hurts my eyes. Still, if they dished me up a slice, I'd eat it in a heartbeat.

CaliGirl9 said...

I thought it was some sort of pseudo-Hindu pattern until I read "favorite football team colors." So I am way off base LOL

Is this supposed to be American football or "football" aka soccer team colors? Kinda hideous either way through no fault of the decorator.

aliciajennifer said...

And I quote: "I think cakes overall should use more orange, too, don't you? Year-round, I mean: orange is just underused."
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/10/sunday-sweets-autumn-awesomeness-in.html

=P

aliciajennifer said...

And I quote:
"I think cakes overall should use more orange, too, don't you? Year-round, I mean: orange is just underused."

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/10/sunday-sweets-autumn-awesomeness-in.html

=P

Azure Islands Designs said...

I know nothing about US football teams...I'm Canadian(I know nothing about Canadian football teams as well... :0))

Having said that... this is an awful cake...purple is one of my favorite colors but not like this!!!!!!!

Cheers

Ashley said...

That woman is a saint, because I would NEVER allow something like that to happen!

Feisty Irish Wench said...

I'm going to assume it's a college team, such as Clemson, which has purple and orange as their team colors. There are other colleges with the same drunken color combination, but Clemson stands out in my mind, mostly because my SIL graduated from there a few years ago.

Since my husband and I cheer for different college teams, our cake would have been plain white and no team related colors permitted.Thankfully, we eloped.

Kenya Starflight said...

Well, as a native to Idaho, I can testify that blue and orange (if the flowers are indeed blue) are the colors of Boise State University. It's a running joke here that, between the construction-worker orange and the electric blue, you can see BSU fans coming from a mile away. XD (Though that cake looks more pumpkin and navy to me...)

If it's purple and orange, though, I'm stumped...

(Totally irrelevant but fun fact -- Boise State University's football field is bright blue -- we call it the Smurf Turf. Ducks have been known to crash-land on it thinking it's a lake.)

thecottonwife.com said...

I love how the decorator put so much effort into the ::ahem:: decorations that there wasn't even room for the bride and groom's NAMES.

Charles said...

as a gamecock when I see those colors I see a Clemson fan.

Abby said...

No, the Broncos are blue and orange. The first thing I thought of when I saw that cake was, "Now THAT'S a Broncos cake!" Indeed, it is something a Broncos fan would do. Being from Denver myself we're quite proud of displays of affection for our team and not ashamed of it--even in cake form.

All hail Saint John of Elway. May his blessed memory live on in all our hearts.

goffcouture said...

I think that's orange and blue - Go Gators!

I also think that it's a PAINFUL image, colors and floral sunburst alike. I'm dizzy.

goffcouture said...

I think it's blue and orange. Go Gators! Or whatever.

I also think it's a painful sight! From the day glo orange to the floral sunburst... I'm dizzy.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of the Dolphins, since they're orange and that sea-green blue color.

John and Sarah Sperry said...

The funny thing is that no one knows of a team that's actually orange and purple (and green, if we're being picky), which means the decorator screwed up the colors, too! The purple should be blue OR the orange should be gold. Either way, it's gross.

maryjack said...

The colors on this cake are PURPLE and ORANGE, not BLUE and ORANGE. This is clearly a Clemson cake...

Shay said...

It's a shame that correct spelling and nice penmanship had to be wasted on such a hideous looking cake.

WishTrish said...

Are we sure it's football? It looks like the Orange and Purple of the Phoenix Suns basketball...

Anthrophile said...

Whew! Okay! So I'm not the only one seeing purple and orange...

utaduta said...

you know those people who want a rose slice of cake? they all are in this family! that explains the zillion roses. i would kill my husband if me made me have such a yucky color cake!

jamiebentley said...

Looks like Miami Dolphin fans.

Hoolyjulie said...

Now being a color person, since these two colors are complementary colors (opposite each other on the color wheel), if you take a spatula and smear and blend the whole thing together, you will get the most wonderful putrid brown poo color!

dws689 said...

I lived in Urbana for years and can't erase the mental picture of droves of Illini fans with bright orange pants. This could be a cake for any of them.

Anonymous said...

GO TIGERS!!!

Anonymous said...

The Vikings are Purple and White; The Bears are Navy Blue and Orange. So Neither of those...

Michelle said...

If the roses were blue instead of purple, it would look like a Denver Broncos cake. Except, you know...hideous.

Fluffy Cow said...

I have no coherent thoughts on this cake. Can't put my finger on precisely why... but it makes me giggle uncontrollably!!

WV: hesse

"Get that cake away from me, you hesse!"

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it's not supposed to be Cthulhu?

Anonymous said...

As a Clemson alum I'm sad to see my poor Tigers colors depicted in such a horrible cake. Go Tigers!?

Linda said...

Yep, purple & orange + EXTREMELY tacky = Clemson Tater cake.

Kathryn.L.Sweeney said...

My first thought was also that it must be the MN Vikings. Although I can't think of a single Vikings fan I know that would tolerate such an ugly cake.

Penny said...

Well it's funny how this cake is interpreted by different fans. It is possible that the wreckerator(and designer) is color blind but I am hoping that this is truely a misrepresentation of the intended design and colors and hope no one would request something this bad.

WV: Stawship - how this cake arrived on earth for all you trekies out there.

Anonymous said...

Got to be a clemson fan..... purple and orange....and well i can't explain the flower arrangement on the cake..I guess they didn't know when to stop.
Oh yea, a rose bud for aunt jane, oh and the next door neighbor's, daughter's, step child, oh yea and......

jengersnap said...

Saw the colors, the sports theme and the "best wishes" and figured it was a "best wishes next year" for whatever team it represented. It looks rather morbid to me, and definately not something I would want to try to start a marriage out on a happy note with.

WV: younshes. As in "You-n-shes gonna exchange words over this one."

thepipers said...

Can you imagine what someone's mouth would look like after eating a piece of that?!?! You'd probably have to have your teeth sanded to remove the stains.

Ronnica said...

That has Clemson written all over it.

Private Ivy said...

I think it's UVA, and that purple is supposed to be navy blue. The puke color is because everyone at UVA is a despicable drunkard.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Private Ivy,

I was totally gonna reject your comment since it's a touch on the mean spirited side but than I thought, hey, if ya gotta insult somebody, do it with style!

I like to use "purveyor of bufoonery" or "dastardly scalawag."

john

Alix said...

On my BlackBerry the icing colors are orange and blue. On my desktop the colors are orange and purple. Maybe I should power up my laptop for a tie-breaker.

I love maryjack at 11:26 going all hostile for Clemson colors. Boy, mention football on this site and you better up your life insurance policy.

OMG... word verification is "colur." I'm dyin if I'm lyin.

Ream O Rama said...

Jen, keep in mind that Clemson is in "Death Valley"....

and those are definitely Clemson colors....the green I think we can attribute to "artistic license".

Anonymous said...

Most certainly a Clemson cake. Only a Clemson fan would have this much pride for a mediocre team. That's right... I said it.

Go Dawgs

Scritzy said...

Spouse is a Clemson University grad, and if he saw that THING, he would weep. Purple and orange, yes. Sherbet and blueberry sorbet, no.

What a mess.

Word verification: boledess. A female boled.

Stephanie said...

Those look like flower kabobs!

Beckster said...

YOU PEOPLE ARE FORGETTING ONE THING: SHE ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN!

RUN BRIDE RUN....

spyderpenguin said...

All I've gotta say is that whoever eats this is going to have some AMAAAAAZING colored poop..lol

The Abbyness said...

It reminds me of the Springfield Meltdowns...

Melissa said...

It is most definitely purple and orange and it most definitely for Clemson.

That in no way, shape or form resembles Gators orange/blue - although I'd love to blame this atrocity on Florida, that's all South Carolina.

Shanti said...

My high school colors were orange and blue. *cringes at the memory*

Anonymous said...

i can't see any green!

Michaela said...

I can't be the only person who sees an egg beset by streams of purple sperm here...

oddharmonic said...

I don't have an opinion on which team the cake represents, but I have to confess that I once carved a Denver Broncos jack-o-lantern.

Word verification: yashir. "I want sprinkles." "Yashir."

Stephanie said...

It's gotta be a Clemson cake. It's way too tacky to belong to anybody else! And can I just say how excited I am that a Clem$#% (it's a curse in my house) fan ended up with a Cake Wreck on their table?!?
Go Gamecocks! THE University of South Carolina

Wahoowa said...

John, I am a UVA alum and we do not consider it an insult to be called a despicable drunkard. It is actually a compliment, and entirely accurate. Private Ivy and I have probably sung "The Good Old Song" together... ;o)

Amy.mangos said...

Totally the Denver Broncos, based on all the "If God's not a Bronco's fan, why are sunsets orange?" bumper stickers displaying the 'blue' mountains at sunset; and my confidence that the greenish color is that of our state tree- the Colorado Blue Spruce- which is of course visible during sunsets.... if you're standing right next to some, with a flashlight.

Kitti said...

It kinda looks purple and gold to me. I'm thinking LSU?
Kitti from Baton Rouge, LA

Anonymous said...

no way that's the purple and gold of the vikes, joyce. poor call!

Jen said...

Wow! Rose kabobs on a cake!

Scooter said...

Looks orange and blue to me... I'd say broncos... and denverites are crazy enough to do something like that! (Spoken by a true denverite)

Katie M. said...

Is that what happens with a UT guy and TCU girl get together....and have a baby that goes to Baylor? Although the bridal shower is a bit early to be havin babies, or am I just old fashioned?

btw- I love cake prostitutes!

Susan said...

I want the approximately 5x5" "rose piece" in the center.

MMMMMMMMMM.

I will close my eyes so I don't have to see the color. Then I will smile at everyone with my blue or purple teeth.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Ummm purple and gold would be the Vikings. Blue and orange would be the Broncos. Purple and orange? No clue.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

ROTFLMAO at the Gators guess. Maybe it is not a wreck, I must say that such an ugly cake is perfect for the Gators :)

Ashley W. said...

OKAY, TO SETTLE THE FIASCO:

The colors are purple and orange! I submitted this cake, and the colors are most definitely purple and orange.

Distressful Damsel said...

Is anyone else getting dizzy staring into that flowery sunburst?

Hyena Overlord said...

I found an orange at the bottom of a Christmas fruit basket. I thought the cake was a tribute to rotten oranges everywhere. Eww..I can almost smell that moldy overripe orange stench.

wvotd bayan..."we'll increasing your dose of litin. You'll soon be resisting the urge to clash icing and table cloth colours in a few days."

Crystal said...

Ick Purple and Orange only mean one thing in SC and that is Clemson. As a Carolina fan, I find these colors to be absolutely hidious. :)

Vellum said...

Geez, I would have thought this was a Halloween cake, really. Orange, purple and green are the classic Joker combination.

~E said...

Purple and Gold? Clemson College, University of Washington...

Ugly!

Michele said...

I'm willing to bet it's Clemson! Orange and Purple, and the fans are nuts.

Mad Izatie said...

Arrrrrrrrrrrgh. Looks so... offputting. I don't think i'd want to eat it.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Clemson.

Anonymous said...

Now that is a cake that should have been submitted to your flu/virus challenge.

Anonymous said...

It's Clemson -- my hometown!

Susan said...

Hey. The purple and gold that the UW Huskys use look good together. Not like this Kraft macaroni and cheese too-much-cheese-powder orange and almost electric blue "purple."

Asphodel said...

I just had to tally this off to 100 comments!!!!!!!!!

Now I'm cake hungry....

"Celia Golightly" said...

OMG - I think I actually know who this belongs to? I had a high school friend who both her and her hubby went to Clemson University... their entire wedding theme was purple and orange. It was probably one of the most ridiculous weddings I've ever seen.... not to mention, hideous, even for a few die-hard fans!

Dodi said...

That cake is probably supposed to be orange and blue - Go Broncos!

(Bronco fans would totally go for this - perhaps the "fan in the can" is getting married again?)

bobmungovan said...

Echoing WishTrish @January 5, 2009 11:32 AM

Could it be basketball? The Phoenix Suns Basketball team is definitely Purple and Orange.

Upon seeing the cake, without reading any of the text I had two impressions: It seems to almost cause one of those optical illusions where it looks like it's spinning and that it was a Phoenix Suns cake.

Christina said...

Wow, not ONE guess for SU (Syracuse University?)

Go Orange!

Anonymous said...

and my cousin sent me this???
I knew she was having a bad day.

Anonymous said...

Whoever says Clemson's colors are ugly needs a shanking!!!

butcherbaby said...

Erin said...

Maybe it's one of those things where you're supposed to stare at the cake for 30 seconds and then look at a blank white wall to see what the cake's colors actually are.


nope, i tried that, it didn't work.

and i have to admit...i LIKE the color combo. but i also have a unhealthy interest in bright clashing colors. i'm sure i've worn outfits and even hair colors that would make that cake look tame.

WV= bukuker HAHAHA! you either get it or you don't is all i'm sayin....

Shelly N said...

Having seen this colors in many monsterous incarnations, I would say this is a University of Florida Cake. Orange and Blue... and that dark blue that you really can get to without makingyour frosting taste like printer's ink... Many Florida Groom's Cakes bear this nauseating combination.

Anonymous said...

I thought those things were shishkebabs with meatballs on them!

solvency ii said...

Florida Gators perhaps. anyways it looks like a psychadelic octopus

Brian said...

purple and organge were my high school colours--The Danville Ironmen, in Danville PA. The purple and orange are meant to represent cool and molten iron respectively.

Anonymous said...

Danville Ironmen from Danville, PA!
When we were kids we HAD to have Converse "Chuck Taylor" sneakers in orange & purple, so you could wear one of each to the football games! Ok for sneakers, maybe not so much for a cake-but it's memorable for me.