Friday, June 5, 2009

And Now, MORE Weird Wedding Cakes

Friday, June 5, 2009

Aw, you know you love it.

Monica G. thinks this cake from the Wilton website looks like it's covered with rocks. I, however, say it looks like a pottery project. Covered in rocks.

And here we have...

A fish tank.

In a wedding cake.

That is all.

(Thanks, Phyllis L.)

If that isn't fishy enough for you, though, there's always this option:

(Look closely.) I am amazed, Karin. Completely freaked out, but amazed.

(UPDATE: Nope, these aren't Koi fish. Or imitation crab meat. For a close-up and explanation, go here.)

Laura M. tells me this next one is a "new take on a croquembouche gone awry". Now, I have no idea what a "croquembouche" is, but from looking at the photo...

I'm going to guess it's French for "albino booby tower".

And lastly, let's take a "peep" at Courtney S.'s find:



Hm. Now why does this topper remind me of the final scene in Beetlejuice?


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Anonymous said...

I have to disagree about the Wilton cake. I love truffles, so that cake is heaven to me. mmmmmmmmmm

Melissa K. said...

The third cake is definitely Koi fish, which do come in those colors...in Chinese culture, fish are symbols of prosperity, so you'll often see fish around at weddings, to wish the couple a prosperous life together.

Jenna said...

Haha, that albino booby tower looks like a cake covered in fish balls (http://lh3.ggpht.com/choongkeat/R1_yN5BQ34I/AAAAAAAAAgo/JNDgb5YmD5Q/s800/Dumpling+%26+Fish+Ball.jpg) - made from ground fish meat, glutinous rice flour and a little salt. They're a very common food in Taiwan, Japan and parts of China.

At least the rock cake looks tasty. The fish ball cake does not.

Jenna said...

BTW I doubt the dead-shark cake is supposed to be koi. Koi do not have to be red and white. They can be red, yellow, white, orange, or even dark blue/purple. I saw a very expensive, rare one once that was pale green. In most koi ponds in Asia, they try to strike an artistic balance of colors and stock with koi in varying colors...so if it were a koi cake (which could be really cool if done well) it'd reflect those colors.

Oh, and I like the Peep cake, but two rabbit peeps in a veil and bowtie would have been a much better topper. Is nobody allowed to have a sense of humor anymore?

Chris said...

Yum. Cake.

I need cake.

I want cake.

NO.

I NEED it.

"Chris is Starving!"

Anonymous said...

Jessie

Don't know if its just me but the fish tank looks like it has a seam. I am thinking its not a real tank but a paper printing wrapped around the middle of the cake.

Sara said...

Well, I think "koi" is Japanese for both "love" and "fish", so it could be a really, REALLY obscure pun. I hope.

Emily said...

The Koi fish cake looked like a bunch of used...feminine products at first glance!

Pink said...

The way that fish tank one is leaning just adds to the wreckiness. Otherwise it looks perfectly executed. I guess it's just a strange concept, but if that's what the bride wanted...

Just not tempting to the taste buds.

Lily said...

With that third one, I can't decide if what I'm seeing is a monstrous tower of clubbed baby seals, or the bottom of the trash can after aunt flow's come to visit. Either way, it's horrifying.

Karmen said...

the croquembouche like cake looks like it is made out of cake balls to me. What's a cake ball? Mushed up cake and flavoring shaped into a ball and dipped into chocolate.

Anonymous said...

I sort of like the fish tank idea. (blush)

And, spinning off an idea that Silly Philly mentioned, a croque-en-bouche cake made of MALLOMARS would be *awesome*!!!

Stacie said...

Ohmigosh, it's my worst nightmare! A TOWER of meatballs!!!

Mandy said...

LOVE the fish tank cake and peep cake!

BillyD said...

Not only are they dead whales, but they look like their dead white sperm whales. it's got something to do with Moby Dick, surely.

Yota Armai said...

I'm confused.. several people pointed out the origin of the Dead shark cake and the link to back it up, yet people are still commenting that they want the back story. I thought at first that it was because the comments queue before they are posted. But nope, people just don't read the comments, or even skim them.

Thanks to foobella who found it first:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theladygloom/3400938580/

"3 ft tall. Made to be displayed as part of an awareness campaign depicting the cruelty of the brutal killings of sharks to make sharks fin soup usually served at Chinese weddings."

Johanna said...

My education between our nations continues - I am just about to google 'peeps' because I have no idea what you lot are talking about :-(

Jo UK

adrienne said...

gross that fish cake is so nasty!

is the one with the fish tank leaning to the side from the weight of the tank? or maybe the picture was taken crooked

Anonymous said...

Not KOI. Sharks.

(As quite a few have already posted.)

It's illustrating how shark fin soup, used in many Chinese weddings, comes at the cost of many sharks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theladygloom/3400939386/in/set-72157600883128862/

Nick said...

The red and white fish cake . . . I'm not sure I should even mention this, but I could have sworn on first glance that that cake had more to do with feminine hygiene than with fish.

DangGina said...

These cakes are NOT OKAY! -I'll admit that the first one at least looks pretty...even if it shouldn't be a wedding cake. As for cake number 3...NOOOOOO! Yuck! For real?! The "booby cake" is a hoot (prolly cause of your comment), and the peep cake is just inexcusable.

This is all.

Burtie said...

Yota Armai - infuriating isn't it? It's like they punch in the first thing they think of, so we end up with a hundred comments saying "Oh, they're totally koi!"

Jenn- it's a protest against food served at weddings, that's why it has a bride and groom topper. It's not for an actual wedding.


If you go to the flickr page that numerous people have linked you can see a high-res picture with all the details apparent. The sharks are white because they've exsanguinated.

Not koi, repeat, not koi.

john(the hubby of Jen) said...

To Burtie and many others,

Yeah we know. We saw the Flickr page and I don't think it's Koi. But who knows? ;)

It does bring up a really interesting question though: Is it the responsibility of the commenter to read all the comments in a post before making their own? What if there are 200? What if what they want to say has been said before, but poorly? Is a comment board meant to be a conversation or a venue where people can speak their minds?

Anne-Marie (the Wrecksistant) and I (john the hubby of Jen) are the ones tasked with moderating comments on this site and, to be honest, we are thrilled when a post makes people want to speak out. It means people are participating and it makes Cake Wrecks fun.

That said, there is a case to be made that if you are going to say something with authority and certainty (anytime in life really) you should probably check your facts.

Wreck On!

john

Catherine said...

I think the aluminum foil peeking through the albino breasts is especially classy.

Gladys said...

Any cake that leads to the usage of the word "exsanguinated" is all right with me!

(Okay, wait. This one is totally not all right. But I still think more people should get to use "exsanguinated" in everyday life.)

.kat. said...

OMG I think I almost
peed my pants at the
"albino booby tower"
comment. I've never
laughed so hard in my
life! OK, maybe that's
not totally true but
still. TOO FUNNY!! :oD

newsjunkie said...

Is it wrong that I actually like the Peeps cake? But in my own defense, I love EVERYTHING Peeps.

Tipton said...

Really enjoyable! Love the albino booby tower, my thoughts exactly!

Sewing-Chick said...

Pfew. I'm glad those were just sharks. At first I thought it was a used tampon wedding cake!

Brain Picker said...

After seeing the close-up on the shark cake, I thought 'WTF?'. Then I read the explanation. It's sad, but not many people are aware of the cruelty of the shark-finning industry.

Anonymous said...

looks like a tower-o-tampons to me.

Laura Meaux said...

So, that albino booby cake was cake balls dipped in chocolate. My best guess (from the person who took the picture) is that the bride asked for a modern interpretation of a wedding cake....and that is what she got.

Cat said...

Quote from the maker via the Flickr of the shark cake:

'It wasn't used at an actual wedding. It was made for ACRES in protest of sharks being killed for their fins to make soup at Chinese weddings. More can be seen on youtube. Just search "ACRES wedding cake"'

So to people concerned that it was used at an actual wedding... it wasn't, so chill.

Great White Snark said...

I wonder what the shark protest cake actually accomplished, besides alienating/utterly confusing all the guests?

Anonymous said...

Hey! I think the Peep's couple would make an Cool shirt for CakeWrecks! I would buy it.

-Jesse Mindolovich

TrishNotChris said...

"My name is Lydia Dietz and I am of sound mind...you're asking me, I'm tellin' you...yes, I love that man of mine...."

AWWWWWWWesome....

Trish from Wisconsin

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updated link on the shark cake. I thought it was a tower of used tampons at first.

Canterproductive said...

No one seems to be reading the comments before commenting themselves. That makes me go like this:

:-(

It is a Dead Shark Wedding Cake made out of dead, finless sharks. It's not for an actual wedding, it was made to protest the use of shark fin soup in traditional Chinese weddings.

Here is a closeup of the individual sharks. It's grisly, yeah, but it's SO WELL DONE!

Really cool! The maker has an awesome golden ox-cake, too, for the new year!

Gabbi said...

For one, I must stop looking at this blog when eating.

For two, I'm almost embarrassed to be the one posting the link to this video. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw the Peep Cake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itGGVd3nHUw&feature=related

the thom said...

The Sharks from a not close up view look like used tampons....

xanaxnation said...

k since most people cant click the link to read the story about the bloody shark cake... lol anyways. did you see the booby galore cup cake cake (i know how much you LOVE those) on the same page as the shark cake story? a HOOT! (slappin knee) http://www.flickr.com/photos/theladygloom/3400297851/in/photostream/

Hungarican Chick said...

I especially adore the leaning tower of Pesca.

I'll bet that couple fiber-optic-lit rotating colour fountains at home.

Anonymous said...

" Now, I have no idea what a "croquembouche" is"

Oh come on! You can't be serious. I can't boil an egg (or practically) and I know what a croquembouche is.

Tauney said...

The "peeps" cake reminds me of MirrorMask...the weird bird people and the things that are half bird, half...something else...

a little pale said...

I so thought the shark cake was bleeding tampons. I so grossed myself out. Time for an eye exam.

Emily said...

Is it just me or does that shark cake look like it's covered in a bunch of slightly used tampons? Gross, I know, but that's what I thought it was.

Sara said...

OMG! I thought I was the only person in the world to ever have a couple ask me to put a tank of live fish on their wedding cake! They owned a trout fishery... and wanted the cake drifting on the lake in a canoe no less. My jaw just dropped when I saw this and I had to comment!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for the shark fin soup explanation. At first glance I thought that was a cake made to look like used tampons. Gross.

Anne Alagna said...

OMG, I am so glad you included a link to explanation... I thought that cake was covered with bloody tampons! ACK!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I was totally grossed out by this weird dead fish cake you posted a while ago..then came across it again on Flickr... here's the description - Made to be displayed as part of an awareness campaign depicting the cruelty of the brutal killings of sharks to make sharks fin soup usually served at Chinese weddings.

Here's the link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theladygloom/3400939386/in/pool-creative_cakes

not sure if this has already been explained...but there you go... Love your site! Can't wait to see your new book cover options! I've already pre-ordered it!
-dezyner-

Anonymous said...

ha - just noticed that it's already been posted by others! nevermind! :)

Kitty said...

I actually thought the shark cake was tampons (sorry!), I am so glad I clicked to read more.

Anonymous said...

I say it's cans... Covered in rocks.

Anonymous said...

sorry but have too be a know it all ;):
Cake three is dead finless sharks.It was made as a CAMPAIGN against a shark fin soup traditionly served at chinese weddings.
ok know-it-all-ness is over!Cake 1 looks like somthing I made when I was in year 2!(got a B+!)

Ms. Deckard said...

"And now, Robin, would you like to share the vows you've written for Lark?”

“Lark, you’ve set my heart aflutter from the start. As we perch on the edge of our life together, I promise to love and cherish you forever. Today, I vow that you will never egret marrying me. Even when I have no heron my head, and can’t remember my own name, I will still love you. I am so glad that we’ll be each other’s peeps forever.”

Anonymous said...

I say that it's some tin cans, covered in rocks.

bluegrasslass said...

The shark cake ... it ... omg ... it looks ... it looks like ... I'm just gonna SAY it:
It looks like a pile of used sanitary towels OK!
guh-ross :P

Anonymous said...

I think the shark one looks like a pile of blood covered bandagages!

Odd Etsy said...

"Knife-a goes in, a-guts come out that's what Osaka Seafood Concern is all about."

Amber said...

At first glance, I honestly didn't think those "sharks" were fish. They look like bloody tampons. Yum.

Anonymous said...

the shark cake...umm im just going to say it .... looks like a bunch of tampons .... fin <---- haha "fin" okay im done ...

Melissa Klyce

whizkidforte said...

Out of those cakes, I like the one from the Wilton (I haven't tasted their fondant, but I read on the Web that it tastes grody to the max, as Valspeak has it for disgust-o!) website, the Truffle Tower cake, which looks like rocks!

Oh, and for the croquembouche, it's sooooo nekkid (LOL)!

Shewholuvs2lol said...

People, the mysterious cake is a pile of dead sharks. It was about awareness of the brutal killing of sharks for shark fin soup in China. At least, I think it was China... click on the link under the picture. It says. Plus it has a closeup where you can tell that they're sharks. I just thought I'd remind everyone, since it seems like a lot of people are asking about it in comments. :)

Andree La'Croix said...

Ok seriously can I just say two things?

First off, how many of you really think you need to google "Croquembouche" and post the definition like you're making some grand gesture and granting a tiny portion of your limitless knowledge to the poor ignorant readers of this site, when it's word-for-word the same definition that about 20 other people have posted the same way?

Secondly, there is a link to the picture of the shark (not fish, not tampon) cake that explains both the decorations and the purpose of the cake. Perhaps you could click on it and save your "omg gross what is that?!!one!eleven!1" response by educating yourself. Granted, it requires effort on your part, but I promise that learning something for yourself doesn't hurt. Godspeed.

GWSTB said...

Yep. I totally saw bloody tampons too. My word. Maybe they should've gone with GREY sharks. Not that I'm sure it'd have mattered.

whizkidforte said...

The first cake really gets me - not only it's so funny, but the Truffle Tower cake amazes me as a Wilton fan (save for the fondant, in which many of y'all are unimpressed tastewise should you have tasted it) - I have the yearbooks and will someday make a cake (wreck) by their methods! Thanks Wilton for having the Truffle (Rock) Tower Cake as my inspiration to be a cake decorator!

Anonymous said...

The peeps cake is AMAZING. I can only hope they did it specifically for humor- anyone who honestly thought that was a truly romantic gesture is nutty.

The dead shark cake is great, even before you realize it's not a real wedding cake but a political statement. So much detail! Damn!

mizdarlin said...

Sorry but I LOVE the Peeps wedding cake-what a concept..being a Peeps lover, who waits tos ee their luscious little lineup on the Easter candy counter every year, I totally get why this makes sense...
in a squishy, sugary sorta way!

Anonymous said...

The shark cake looks like a pile of used tampons! Could they not have at least tinted the sharks somewhat blue??? Did they have to all be STARK WHITE???

Ugh. *pukes in trash can*

PotsyinAZ said...

The "pile of bleeding fish" cake isn't fish at all. Click the link. They are sharks with their dorsal fins cut off. It wasn't a cake for a real wedding, but a statement cake to show how awful it is that sharks are slaughtered merely for their fins so they can make Shark Fin soup, which is traditionally served at weddings in China. :)

I'm gagging at the grooms cake with the open pond and real fish. :P

Anonymous said...

I thought the dead fish one looked like tampons. Wow........

Wally said...

Ooh, I actually own the Wilton Cakebook that has the decoration instructions for that first cake. So much chocolate. And yes, those are handmade truffles (although they're made using their patented candy melts, I think. I have the book, but it's not with me currently.)

It really does look like a pottery project, though, doesn't it? Never saw that before!

Lynette said...

I think if you're a super Peeps fan the Peeps cake is kind of cute.

There is no way I would eat the fish tank cake for fear of yucky fish water contamination.

The shark cake is to make a statement for animal rights. I think it does a good job of that. It definitely catches your attention.

Anonymous said...

I want to name a band Albino Booby Tower, as in, "Albino Booby Tower? I saw them at the Metro, they ROCKED!"

sheila said...

I never would have guessed "sharks" for the white-and-red one. I was thinking more of "feminine hygiene products" :(

Granted, i couldn't think of a reason why someone would make a cake comprised of little tampons... but is it really more unreasonable than the true story?!

Rachel said...

Albino Booby Tower.

Classic!

Think I'll request one for MY birthday.
Better yet- My HUSBAND'S birthday!

TheCakeTop said...

I am totally weirded out by the dead fish cake. What is that?!?!? Are they really dead fish? How is that in any way appropriate? I don't get it. Very weird though! Definitely fits your site. =)

Yvhv Hvtkē said...

The albino boobie cake looks like a cake ball cake to me. I used to work in a bakery that made them.

Mags said...

I know this is an old post, but I stumbled upon it and just had to crack up at the PEEP Wedding cake! How hilarious is that?!!! :)

mariettamama said...

In regards to the croquembouche, Oh my but you must see Danielle Le Duc's work at his bakery www.douceurdefrance.com he is a classically trained chef and a wizard with baked goods!

Kathy W said...

From a distance the shark cake looks like bloody bandages. Yuck.

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