Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Show and Tell

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I have to say, you Wreckies are an impressive bunch. Not only do you enjoy making some intentional Wreckage and/or beautiful Sweets in your off hours, but you also take the time to e-mail me cake stories - both hilarious and heart-warming - along with your photos. I had some particularly good e-mails this past week, and realized it'd been far too long since I shared any with the rest of the class. So, here ya go.


Remember that lovely Unicorn cake I featured a while back on Sunday Sweets - the one based on the tapestry? Well, Johanna's sister loved it. So for her birthday, Johanna decided to get her sister a cake that looked exactly like the Unicorn cake. And it does. See?

[snicker]

This could be the best use of a photo cake I've seen, Johanna. Excellent.

Patrick B. got a little more hands-on, and decided to recreate the horrific dolly-cake himself. I think his version might even be a bit better, though:

Patrick, this cake brings a particular childhood memory to mind...
[cue flashback harp music]
Yes, I remember it well: I was about 6 years old, and watching my mother put on her make-up in the bathroom mirror. I was so absorbed I didn't realize that the toilet seat was up until I sat down - with a splash. Ah, misty, water-colored memories...

And finally, I'm pleased as spiked punch to report that Cake Wrecks is officially The Blog of Champions. Check it out:

That, my friends, is Breanna K., the Best in Show winner of the AZ Cake and Sugar Art Show held last weekend. And yes, she is wearing a Cake Wrecks shirt. Woohoo!

Breanna, mad props for showing your Wrecky loyalty at a cake show, and for doing such an amazing job with your tutu cake. Can you believe she's not even a professional, guys? Wow, maybe there's hope for the rest of us, eh?

And to all the rest of you who have e-mailed me in the past: thank you! I may not be able to answer you all individually, but I really do enjoy and appreciate every single one of your e-mails!

Baking and Mistaking said...

Ever since I saw that submerged baby cake I've wanted to try it - but if you bake it in, the baby will melt in the oven, no?
If you do it afterwards, that involves dismantling a baby and setting it in cake. Horrific.
Wrecktastically horrific.

rainylakechick said...

I want to know how to make the cake with the dolly inside... I think that would be awesome for my next baby shower that I throw! Patrick B, if you have any hints, let me know!

Jill said...

The wrecks are funny, as always, but omgosh, I am in amazement at your cake wreck champion's tutu cake!!! If my little ballerina catches sight of that, I'm in trouble come birthday time. I fear even the best of the local cake decorators would end up in the inspiration vs. persperation section if I asked them to try it!

Phil DeJarnett said...

And it's my design! Woohoo!

Still lovin' every post!

DoodleBunz/DB Impressions said...

What a beautiful job she did with her corset cake! Congrats!

HorribleLicensePlates said...

I think the only thing that would make the baby cake better would be an extra limb maybe. Hilarious!

Amy said...
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Jim and Garret said...

Johanna, that was perfect. There should be some sort of separate award out there for your creativeness! Thumbs up!

Garret
http://jimandgarret.blogspot.com/

RAK said...

The unicorn cake is beautifully meta. Well done.

Andy said...

Ooh, so I could get a sheet cake decorated with a picture of the cake that is decorated with a picture of the unicorn cake.

And then I could get a picture of THAT cake on ANOTHER cake...

Vicki said...

Breanna's t-shirt is at the show is how I foud this site and love it. She is amazing and her cake was well deserving of Best of Show.

Kristen said...

i think you are right the baby cake is better! and i love the pic of a cake on a cake.. priceless!

FreedomFirst said...

Haha, I love the photo thing. That's hilarious.

Zoey said...

That tutu cake is just COOL! Love the Cake Wrecks shirt.

Oh, and the "tapestry" cake had me falling out of my chair for a while. Brilliant though!

Z

Anonymous said...

Hehe brilliant idea with the unicorn cake! At least little sister won't be adamant that Johanna didn't follow her wishes. =D

Ooooh I particularly like the bottom part of the tutu cake!

Tamsyn said...

Hilarious as usual! Congrat's Breanna on winning Best in Show, your cake is gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

I saw Breanna's cake on Cake Central and loved it. I still want to know how she made that tutu. Awesome.

Cathy Davis said...

I love them all!!

I'm extremely impressed by the non-professional baker and her beautiful cake and the confidence she's showing by wearing her cake wrecks t-shirt to the event! BRAVO!

Moose of Reason said...

It's ironic how 'Cake Wrecks' goes after people for a typo or two on a cake, but spells "underneath" wrong on their t-shirt.

Unless, of course, that was done on purpose.

wpb30635 said...

You mean there is more than one of me? Cool. Cause I am patrick B and that cake is not mine. I wish, i could use something sweet right now.

Brianna! said...

The toilet seat story was classic! Ha-Ha, you just made my day!

Morgan said...

RECURSION CAKE IS RECURSIVE

Hehe mad props for meta-wrecks.

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to Lynda's blog: if you click on her name in the comments she left on the original post, it takes you to her blogger profile, which links to her blog...

http://lyndafowler.blogspot.com/

Cyberrblue (Colleen) said...

I love them!!! Those are some great cakes, I would be proud to serve any of them!

~Colleen (cyberrblue.wordpress.com)

The Lunar Fox said...

Oh, that last cake looks so beautiful and so good. *dreams of sugary creme cake*

kf said...

OH MAN THAT BABY CAKE: all ive every wanted is a doll or barbie cake but i fear it would look like that (but is that bad?)

also, TUTU CAKE + CAKE WRECK SHIRT = PRICELESS

hope said...

to get the doll in the cake you actually just use the parts. you can buy a whole doll and dismantle or go to any craft store and buy the the parts separately and stick them in after baking and before decorating.

heartafire said...

ANDY STOLED MY IDEA!! NO FAIR....I"M TELLING!!

JEN, ANDY STOLED MY IDEA, AND IT WAS GOING TO BE MY FIRST EVER PICTURE I SENT TO CAKE WRECKS ! And it was going to be DANG FUNNY.....
DANGIT! I WAS GOING TO DO THAT....
and you were going to love it, and say that I had really taken it to the next level, and then you were going to write me a personal note, and then we were going to be BFF and I was going to help you with your blog because I'm almost as funny as you, and stuff, and hilarity would ensue and then people were going to say boy-oh-boy this Cakewrecks Plus One Site is really the tops----man-o-man, Jen has a real great assistant now......it's sort of like Heart is the Vice-President....

(except, really Andy...I only thought of doing the ONE sheet cake with a picture of that cake on it..... I didn't keep on and on, like you were going to do....so maybe Jen will choose you to be vice-President of CakeWrecks International, instead of me. You really deserve it.)

Anonymous said...

Hey! Just figured a way to make the baby cake - bake the cake, then cut & hollow it out to fit the baby! *facepalm*

Marita said...

I just wanted to say thank you for your blog.

Right now tragedy* consumes us here in Australia and it is just such a relief to know that each day I can click on Cake Wrecks and get smile.

Thank you.

*Bushfires, currently 181 dead - http://leechbabe.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/bushfire-appeal/

Breanna K. said...

This is the best day ever!!! I can't believe I am on Cake Wrecks!!! I just called or emailed everyone I know! WOOHOO!

Jen F. said...

Bravo, Breanna K! I love looking at the cakewrecks and laughing until I cry, but it's also great to see such a gorgeous cake. How did you do the tutu?

web said...

It's striking me as ironic that a site for us cake lovers features shirts that run EXTRA SMALL.

In the Meantime said...

Oh my GOSH that tutu cake has me in complete awe. That actually makes me miss the two years of ballet I took (I was downright AWFUL), if only for the pretty clothes. And edible pretty clothes? Yes, please!

Shelley said...

The tutu cake is too, too fabulous! LOL Okay, bad joke... sorry. I want to know how the ruffles were made. Is that fondant or gumpaste or just icing? It is fantastic!

julieNarlington said...

Not an extra limb, but a tail; now that is what the baby cake needs. The tutu cake is absolutely extraordinary. I love it.

jenny said...

That baby is a double wreck - not only does it really look like it's drowning in a vat of icing but - now this might just be me or my monitor's brightness setting - it's filthy! I think that baby was playing in the mud before falling into the cake!

heartafire said...

Seriously, people, you don't BAKE the BABY!
You make the beautiful cake, ice it, and then bury the edges of the neck and 4 limbs and ice around them with the beading.
It's an ILLUSION.
HorribleLicensPlate---loved your comment, and you're absolutely right. (especially if it was an extra limb from a larger or smaller doll)

(maybe a Barbie leg?)

I am in awe of the gorgeous tutu cake too. The layers of pink tulle are truly magnificent. Breanna, you are an amazing artist.

Tanya said...

Psst - Moose

Check out the wreck "underneat" this:

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/05/cake-that-started-it-all.html

betty said...

Breanna, awesome cake and congratulations on winning the whole cake show. you're amazing!

Jamie said...

I had the pleasure of ogling the tutu cake in person this past weekend...most amazing cake! She did a knock out job, and deserved her Best In Show win!

Johanna said...

I am like Breanna K, I emailed everyone and told them about being on Cake Wrecks! It feels like an honor. Esp to have my silly idea paired with two amazing cakes! My sis is already drooling over the tutu cake...maybe next year. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the song reference! Misty, watercolor memories indeed!!!

~Jeffrey

Aviatrix said...

I sent Jen a cake picture this week and for a moment I was all excited that she was going to put it on the blog. But don't worry, I'm not disappointed. I'm going to make the next cake I make so spectacular that she has to include it next time she features readers' cakes.

Calandra said...

Yay for meta-cakes!

Hannah said...

That unicorn cake is so freaking amazing. I love it.

Also, I can't BELIEVE that tutu cake baker is not a professional. Really??!! No way!

Taross said...

Ooh, so I could get a sheet cake decorated with a picture of the cake that is decorated with a picture of the unicorn cake.

And then I could get a picture of THAT cake on ANOTHER cake...



Haha... Recursive cake!

Eriisu-chan said...

So.... why is Breanna K. NOT a professional? I mean... WOW! That is a nice cake!! =D

Sharon Rose said...

OMG! Did you see the decapitated eagle head in the background of that gorgeous cake? Patriotism FAIL!

Christina said...

That baby cake made me want to have an episode.

That beautiful tutu cake is amazing. She has a future career if you ask me.

Giusi. said...

WOw! that tutu cake is simply amazing! I love it! Mad props to her!
: )))

Cindy said...

WOW. the tutu cake is a work of art! I imagine that you probably can't really appreciate it unless you see it in person. I think the dolly cake is so very funny! Thanks!!