Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday Sweets

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hey all! John (the hubby of Jen) here. So my dear and wonderful wife, knowing how I get all weepy when I see kittens and bunnies and tribbles and the like, has asked me to take care of this week's Sunday Sweets. I'd like to think this is due to my incredible wit and charm, but it's probably more because she has to write a bazillion posts in the next two days. So, with no further ado, I give you: Easter Sweets!

This first one may be the most adorable bunny I have ever seen. Reminds me of those "Dunny" dolls Jen likes:

(Amy F. found it on Chocmocakes' Flickr stream here.)

Who's a cute widdle Dunny bunny? It's you, it's you!*

Next we have some fluffy bunny 'tocks. Jen thought the bottom texture looked a little like floral foam, but I think it's funky-cool.

(Found by Linda A., and made by Newsums of Cake Central. )

This next one has an unusual color scheme for an Easter cake, but it's nice and the bunny on top is super well done:
(Another find from Linda A. on Cake Central - this time by Dutch-Cakebox.)


As you all know, Jen is not overly fond of Easter lamb cakes. (Hey I just thought of a joke: What do you get when you eat most of an Easter cake? A quarter SHEEP cake! Booyah! Next stop, Reader's Digest!)

*ahem* As I was saying, Jen doesn't usually dig the lamb cakes - especially the smoking kind - but this one earned her seal of approval:

(Made by Andrea Schwarz. Thanks to Heather R. for submitting it!)

Personally I love the looks on their faces; like someone just jostled the cake and they all fell over. Cute!

And what would Easter be without a giant Easter egg and some lazy bunnies?**

(Pamela found it on Flickr and it was made by Cakes by Ashley. Thanks!)

This next cake is freaking amazing:

(Submitted by bunches of you, and made by the fantastic Fantasticakes.)

From the embossed pattern in the chocolate fondant to the sweet little chick on the top, this is one gorgeous cake. I've kneaded and rolled my fair share of fondant, so I can tell you that that egg was not easy. (If I had done it, there would be a big jagged seam up the back and pleats all over the place.) Also, Jen says the colors are "faboo", which I think means "cool."

And finally, here's a cake that both Jen and I looked at for a moment and said, "Wow, it's beautiful - but what is it?"

(Also submitted by a ton of you, and made by the one and only Highland Bakery.)

After a few moments we figured out that it's an Easter bonnet with a bunny cameo on it. (It's probably hard to tell because the edges are slightly cropped.) The skill shown in that ribbon and feathers is super impressive.

Well, that's it for me. Thanks to everyone who sent in submissions, and Happy Easter!


* I sounded very manly when I said this in my head.
** Great name for a rock band.
JessicaAFM2 said...

Oh Wow, I love them all but the easter bonnet is gorgeous!

Gossamer said...

The Dunny cake is awesome!!!!! And I couldn't tell it was a bonnet either.

Estir_BunE said...

that Easter bonnet is amazing!

Nakia said...

John, I hope you do more posts in the future on occasion. Your commentary is as hilarious as your wife's. What a team!

The chocolate egg cake is my favorite I think.

veggievixen said...

wow, those are some intense cakes!

mommadisco said...

That bonnet is insane! Great sweets! :)

Galadriel said...

Isn't that last one a top hat?

Valerie said...

I'm inspired!

Think the sheep look like those cute guys on the mattress commercials.

I'm gonna have to give fondant a try.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

Aw, I love a good Serta Mattress cake.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Z's Wife said...

That is so funny that you said that about the band name... I'm constantly saying random stuff and then saying "That would actually be a pretty good band name!" -- My husband just jumped on the band name band wagon, so we're pretty pumped to see other people do it too.

ANYWAYS... those were super cute. I can't even believe the detail on the easter bonnet. That's insane!

Nove said...

A man wrote this post, and the blogger and her husband are two separate people? I refuse to believe that. The commentary and style are identical to all other wrecky commentaries. Alas. Pretty cakes are pretty.

Dani said...

Wow. Ya know what's funny is I don't evenlike cake but I love this site especially on Sundays. I love sing the insanely skilled ones. These cakes are clearly art.

That bein said I think I was more impressed by the last two cakes in todays post than any others. The chocolatey one looks almost like Faberge and the pink one...I just want to sit and admire it's beauty all day.

john (the hubby of JEN) said...

Dear Nove,

I've spent 11 years married to the brains behind Cake Wrecks and 10 months reading and rereading every post and moderating most of the comments. It was kinda inevitable that I would end up writing like Jen.

I have even tried my hand at writing everyday funny posts but Jen always says something like, "No no, don't try to sound like me. I want it to be in your voice."

Ah well. This was my first shot and I hope it was okay.

You guys are the best.

john

Julie said...

Haha, John, I enjoyed this post. You and Jen are clearly a great team.

Dorci Harris said...

Nicely done, John (the hubby of Jen)!

I love that you're willing to talk a little baby talk to bring out the essence of a cute widdew Eastew cake.

Happy Resurrection Day to you and Jen!

Fiona said...

fantastic! How could you possible eat something so beautiful?

Anonymous said...

Like Galadriel, I thought the last picture was a top hat, but my first thought was actually that it was the Mad Hatter's (from Alice in Wonderland?) Easter hat.. hehehehe.

Faboo, indeed.

Giusi. said...

the Dunny cake is the cutest thing i have EVER seen!! awwwwww!!!! : )))
and that bonnet is freakin gorgeous! holy crap!!! wow. it's too pretty to eat!


Happy Easter! :))

Nikki said...

So, so pretty! This totally makes up for all the wrecks earlier this week. I cannot believe how many horrible cakes are actually for sale!

deckardcanine said...

At first I mistook the giant chocolate egg for a football. Still looks yummy.

It'd be harder for me to eat the 'tocks.

Sariah said...

John, you were AWESOME. :) We should definitely have more from you (But tell Jen we missed her and want her back. Cuz no one can replace Jen. Ahem)

Fabulous cakes, as usual!! I made an Easter cake... looks nothing like these. Good thing you don't take non-professional wrecks. ;)

Jasry said...

It's seeing cakes done to this level that make me despair of ever creating something half that good. Amazing, just amazing.
And today's commentary was pretty rockin' too. (Why are there so many Jen and Jo(h)n combos? I'm half of one too!)

Anonymous said...

Props for the awesome guest post!

Elessa said...

very nice post, john! you are a sweetheart for giving jen a hand.

the cakes never cease to amaze me on sundays. wow. just wow.

Char said...

Hoppy Easter everyone!

Amy said...

That bonnet is something else! What nice cakes! All of them get an "A++" in my book.
Happy Easter~
Amy B.

ehudwill said...

Lazy Bunnies would be an awesome name for a rock band! I hear a random collection of words and tell her that would be a great name for a rock band. Sometimes she just rolls her eyes at me and sometimes she smiles. I do it for the smiles.

Anonymous said...

The last one looks like a version of the Mad Hatter's hat.

ksaldria said...

I love the sheep!

Anonymous said...

Great job, John! Love the "manly" comment at the end. :P

green said...

What is it about the inherent awesomeness of J-names?

The Fabergé Egg cake was faboo/cool.

And while I saw the bunny cameo it didn't take until reading the further commentary to spot that it was a hat. This makes it all the more cooler.

What I like about cake wrecks is that I could actually stand chopping them into little bits and eating them. These? Bring on the lacquer!

fabelicious said...

They are all great cakes. Happy Easter everyone!

Anonymous said...

Awesomely wrecky wrecks yesterday, adorably awesome sweets today! Add in the first sunny day in a while, and I'm having a very happy Easter indeed. :)

How on earth is my word verification "potomac" today?

Mari said...

Those are inspiring!

Meagan said...

The Dunny Bunny cake is by far my favourite.

jbcpc said...

The egg was most likely covered in modeling chocolate which is easier to use on rounded objects and can give that shiny look

Julie said...

These are the sweetest of your Sunday Sweets!

Jessica said...

I LOVE these, and I love Sundays at Cake Wrecks!!

Louisette said...

Oh wonderfull cakes Easter, greeting from Belgium, happy Easter.

Jess said...

I don't understand the quarter sheep joke D:

Kat at Muddy's Bake Shop said...

John- yeeeah, when I read the commentary on the dunny bunny cake, I was TOTALLY picking up a burly man vibe.
I think the voice in my head while reading it was Mister T:
"It's you, it's you!... I pity the fool!"
Great job today!

gingerzing1967 said...

I love the Easter bonnet. I want a bunny cameo pin.

THE TREASURE NEST - ELFIE'S PLACE said...

Thanks Manly John - very nice Sweets!

I am knocked out by their beauty and terribly disappointed to see that ALL the pretties are fondant. Doesn't anybody freehand buttercream any more?

REALLY glad I got all my bunny surprise cakes delivered before reading this or I would have been sad for them.... definitely not Sunday Sweets items. People love their Easter cakes so I keep trying, and entries like this one really prod me to try harder and harder. Awesome cakes!

Thanks to Cake Wrecks, following links (LOVE those links you give us!) and doing some reading, well thanks to YOU I just finished my first truffle filled Devil's Food with ganache glaze & whipped ganache rosettes and it was KILLER! Thanks John & Jen

Happy Easter
Elfie

joyce said...

Dear John,

Thank you for helping Jen. For coming along side, and weeding out the trash from her tender eyes. (well, at least the trashy comments).

The cakes today are so pretty--too pretty to eat. Some resemble play dough, and while I have never tasted fondant---the war stories here do not make it sound that appetizing.

Today's word verification was just too interesting not to comment on: unteat.

I am not sure of the word means the removal of a teat for a "G" rated cake, or the whole weaning process featured on the baby shower cakes.

Holly said...

I love the stump and flowers in the second one. Incredible!

MistyG said...

I love the cake with the bunny hiding in the tree --- these cakes are simply amazing! I love this site!!!
MistyG from Starkville, MS

Lizzy Leigh said...

That chocolate cake is fantastic, but I'm pretty sure the egg on it is a mold, and not fondant. It's just too clean. Still, fantastic! My favorite is the first one. It's just so simple and adorable!

Suzanne Dargie said...

The first one has the cutest bunny EVER! I wouldn't want to eat him.
The Easter Bonnet one is beautiful, but I thought it was a pink Mad Hatter's Top Hat. Very strange but well done.

cygirlkat said...

Great guest post, John, and beautiful choices. Glad to see that Jen can pass the blog into capable hands, on days when it's needed. :)


(Elfie-that sounds delicious!)

Jessica the Vet Student said...

These are beautiful! The rest of the site made me giggle hardcore. I don't know if I just haven't seen it yet, or if you can (amazingly) not have one, but you really need a "Happy Birthday, Brain" cake on here. My Uncle is named Brian, and I swear there isn't a single year he doesn't get a cake wishing his brain a happy birthday. :-)

Also, I hate you (but just a little), because now I want cake.

Anonymous said...

I think the orange and brown cake isn't for Easter - it's got "Happy 2008" on it. A carrot cake for the new year?

WV: cutokto

DoodleBunz/DB Impressions said...

These are truly fabulous,even the ones that aren't really my "taste" (I really DIDN'T intend a pun here....). Great finds everyone! Nice to have you Jon!

Anonymous said...

Jess, the "quarter sheep" = "quarter sheet"... as in quarter sheet cake. :) Took me a minute or two to get it, don't feel badly.

Sherry said...

I would recognize the cake with the eggs & bunnies anywhere. It's from Ashley. Here's a link to her stuff
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakesbyashley/

Anonymous said...

John:
1. Awesome commentary! It was hilarious with the Dunny cake :)
2. "Faboo" is actually "Fabu" and it's short for "Fabulous" :}
3. Please do more posts in the future!

Melanie said...

The cake with the giant egg and lazy bunnies... Yeah to me it looks like all the bunnies ate to much and just can't move another inch!! LOL

John you did a great job today, thanks!

Pamela said...

I had also sent in the egg and bunny cake which was done by a very talented woman named ashley. Here is a link to the cakes by ashley flickr site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakesbyashley/

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Summer said...

Love the second cake..;D
They're all cute and looks yummy too.;D Great post as always.;D

denisewalks said...

I L-O-V-E that one with the tree stump!
So cute!

Twirly McSwirl said...

Hey, here's my amateur Easter "sweet!"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3359/3428435768_be7ffd54d3.jpg?v=1239340847

It's awesome, right?

...right?

Solo said...

They all look yummylicious..;D
Thanks for posting it.;D

Julie said...

Beautiful cakes, but as soon as I saw the first one I got the "Little Bunny Foo-Foo" song stuck in my head and it WON'T LEAVE!!!

professional daydreamer said...

i see that sheep cake and think "BAAAA! *thud* 'they tip over.'"

johh (the hubby of the mighty JEN..en..en) said...

Anon 1:07,

Thanks. I appreciate the heads up and it's nice to know our awesome readers are so protective of us. I had been told about this quite a few times and, sadly, the internet is just that way.

"Everybody's thinkin' it, I'm just sayin' it. PIRATES!"

Ah well. Thanks for being awesome.

Wreck On!

john

Kate said...

Wonderful fill in job! Yay for replacements. Not that we dont love our Jen but hey everyone needs a break.

I think on the chocolate one that is "fabu" the egg on top is not fondant but probably molded chocolate. I could be wrong but that is a guess from someone who works with a lot of chocolate. The texture and sheen is way different from the bottom "cake part. It takes nothing away from the decorator if it is chocolate because it is perfectly done and it all takes talent!

Wreck on!

Liz said...

The chocolate easter egg got a 'Is that a cake?!?!' from my Mum! I do love all of these!

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Great post, John, but I do hope you went out and chopped wood, drank a beer, or scratched your crotched afterwards.

DangGina said...

The first one is my fav. So cute it's almost a shame to cut into it...

Courtney the Knitting Goddess said...

omg, highland bakery! I used to go there for brunch when I dated a guy who lived in ATL. My affection for him didn't last, but I have never forgotten HB's eggs benedict and skillet potatoes. I pine for them. It makes me sad I never tried their cakes!

MalMal said...

OMG - bunny-tocks is now my new favorite word.

The sheep cake totally reminds me of a silly old Windows screensaver app with sheep walking around. You could pick them up and drop them, and when they landed they looked JUST like the sheep on that cake. Flat and slightly bewildered by what just happened.

Victoria said...

hysterical commentary and i love the reader's digest mention!

Annabel Manners said...

Those are amazing - I love the one with the sheep!

Ya Chun said...

All beauties.

The lamb cakes (not the smokin kind) seem to be a Czech tradition - I was looking up a rabbit recipe (yes I ate rabbit on Sunday) and, lo and behold, saw a rather beautiful lamb cake. The caption made it sound that those who couldn't get lamb made a lamb cake.

MJS said...

These are all great but the lavender bunny looks dead. Just sayin'.

Ashley said...

I appreciated that you included tribbles in the line-up of fuzzy creatures.

I love the bunny 'tocks cake. It's my favorite.

Julie said...

These are lovely. Really amazing pieces of (yummy yummy) art.

But as with so much this time of year I'm a little disappointed that none of the Easter cakes have any passing reference to Christ's resurrection (you know, that pesky church bit that clutters up the morning before all the chocolate and bunnies and such).

My son's baptism was a few weeks ago and I thought "oh, at least decorations will be easy. I'll find some pastel crosses and flowers or other spring-y colored religious stuff". No dice. None. Target, WalMart, Michaels, Kmart...not one hint of religious theme in their aisles and aisles of "Easter" decorations. Bah! It's as ridiculous as Christmas now!

So I guess I was hoping for at least one beautifully done cake with a cross and draping stole; or a cave and rolled back boulder. Something. Anything. Nope.

Nicole said...

The Easter bonnet blew my mind! The details are incredible- the feather looks real, the ribbon looks like cloth, and the brooch is so pretty!
The first one is so quirky, I would love to see a variation of this whimsical cake for a wedding.

Trish said...

Great job John! IMO you can fill in for Jen anytime (though we would still miss her)!!

As usual, the Sunday Sweets are gorgeous. If the chocolate egg cake is indeed made of chocolate instead of fondant, then that is an even bigger bonus. (Total chocolate fiend!!) Chocolate is NEVER too pretty to eat for me!

When I was a teen (so long ago!!) I made up the name "Undulating Blubber Monkeys" for a band name...too bad I can't play any instruments and am totally tone deaf. Oh well, I still like my name!!

DeDe said...

The first cake is cute, but the bunny reminds me of Raving Rabbids

NYCGirl said...

The first one is so adorable it hurts! Oh, and nice job, John! :)

W.V.-- putratux
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Sue said...

I guessed "Easter bonnet with a white chocolate cameo" before reading below the picture. I had a wicked flash back of white chocolate cameo's. I don't think I've seen one in about 35 years. Does anyone else remember them?

jb_dean said...

They are all gorgeous ... my favorites are the little bunny butt sticking out of the tree stump and the bonnet. But most of them use this new flattened icing that they lay over the cake like cloth. My daughter had her wedding cake made like that and I don't care for the taste or consistency in my mouth. Looks good but, to me anyway, cake's for eatin'!

Great blog, btw!

Aleesuhn_Muhree said...

These are too good to eat. I love these!

Anonymous said...

I might be off on one, but the 'Easter Bonnet' looks oddly like the Prince of Wales insignia to me, only for some reason with a helm instead of a coronet. :/

Saint Savvy said...

I thought the bonnet was a top hat.

Anonymous said...

These are all fantastic cakes, but I couldn't help giggling when I saw the phrase "Dunny bunny" - Here in Australia, "dunny" = "outhouse", ie, a makeshift outdoor pit toilet, usually surrounded by flies...

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunny