Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Sweets: Transformers

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I suppose I should have featured these last weekend to coincide with the movie release, huh? Well, better late than never...

Josh G. sent in this sweet Bumblebee that his girlfriend Lindsay sculpted. Check it out:


And here he is in car form by Cake It Or Leave It:



This amazing Optimus Prime cake is completely fondant free, and yet look at all the detail:

Words fail me - this is too awesome. It was made by artist Dan Zuber.

Here's a neat composition: the cake was for the groom's birthday, in addition to being his groom's cake:

Made by Cakerific.

Not every Sweet has to be a sculpted cake, either. This sheet cake by Carmen-Rose is beautifully done:

Maybe I should start featuring more 2D cakes, to show that it's more about the talent of the decorator than a 3D vs 2D issue. What do you guys think?

And finally, I'm loving the graphic simplicity of this birthday cake by Cakes by Francesca:

I love the dramatic colors, and she executed the slanted tiers just perfectly. It takes a lot of skill to get a cake that glass-smooth, too, and the corners that sharp. Kudos, Francesca!


Have a Sweet to share? Then send it to me a Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Maggie Nellie said...

those are the kind that are difficult to cut much less eat. The art involved just boggles the mind.

Karen said...

I love the cute little bride on the groom's cake!

April said...

Those cakes are SWEET! lol Hope you're feeling better Jen. :)

flutefish said...

I love the sculpted cakes, but it would be nice to see more sheet cakes so I don't feel inadequate for not being that fancy myself.

bettyl said...

I don't really have any preferences. I just love them ALL!

Jessica Sandoval said...

Wow, these are wonderful!

Spotgirl said...

Re: 2D Cakes .... yes! I'm not a fondant person or a sculptor, but that Transformer sheet cake is beautiful and achievable for a hobby baker like me.

Jenn with 2 enns said...

Hi Jen,
I'd like to see more 2D cakes on Sunday Sweets, please. The artistry and skill of some of the decorators out there is amazing and I especially am impressed by the fondant-free ones! Of course, I LOVE the wonderful 3D cakes, too, but it does seem like the 2D-ers get ignored a bit.
As so many others do, I love Cake Wrecks! Thanks for giggles every day!

janet2buns said...

I love that first cake. This is an example of airbrushing used for good,not evil.

Carlie said...

I could never ever EVER eat one of those! I'd feel like a bad person destroying someone else's art.

Knitty said...

Your Sunday Sweets are always great to see. I agree with Spotgirl. Seeing the 2D cakes gives us amateurs inspiration and hope, especially for the non-fondant peeps. :)

Jennifer said...

Those are AWESOME!!! We are addicted to Transformers in our house. My son and my hubby are gonna go crazy for those.

Andrea said...

Hey, wait, I just noticed we never had an Independence Day Sunday Sweets! ...Were there really not any that weren't Wrecks?!

Stalker v1.5 said...

" ...more than meets the eye!"

Grandma Kathleen said...

Wow! Those cakes are awesome! Kathleen

Erin said...

More 2D cakes!

Ceci said...

I agree: more 2D cakes. They're all wonderful, but the 3D cakes feel more like sculpture or art, while the 2D ones feel more like cakes. It's a lot easier to go out and find a well-executed sculpture than a well-executed cake, if only 'cause the latter tends to get eaten.

negative_net_worth said...

Oooh, I'd love to see more 2d cakes on Sunday Sweets - they can be beautiful!

Patty said...

Ok I can NOT show my almost 5 year old those cakes! Thats what he wants for his birthday cake this year, and um yeah neither his mom nor his sisters are that talented! Ours will look more like a wreck!

Yiota said...

I agree that 2D cakes should be featured as well. Normally you post them when you go, this is what this was supposed to look like.

Dawn said...

Those are all awesome!!! I'm extremely impressed by the fondant free Optimus Prime. Really amazing. I'm not a fan of fondant, so I love seeing fondant free sweets!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see more 2D cakes!
--Julie

Pat said...

These are all too incredible for words. These decorators are the Michelangelos of cake! Given that, yes, I'd like to see more fantastic cakes that would actually be in the realm of possibility for all of us amateurs. Hope you're all better, Jen...

Sarah said...

I like the idea of more 2D cakes featured. They seem more attainable to an amateur kids'-birthday-cake-decorator like myself. :-)

Paradigm said...

I'd love to see more 2D cakes. The 3D cakes are jawdropping, but working in the confines of a sheetcake can take a lot of talent, too.

G.H. said...

Beautiful. I love the last one with the slanted tiers. Reminds me of my wedding cake. How fun

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Anonymous said...

Hey that's Dan's cake! He's my co-worker! His laying down Optimus Prime cake is quite popular at the bakery we work at. He's gonna be so happy to be on your blog! -don buciak
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Molly said...

I'm all for more 2D cakes! Sculpted cakes are amazing, but there's not nearly enough love for great "painted" cake art!

Andrea said...

I'd like to see more 2D cakes in addition to the 3D awesomeness that have been the staple to Sunday Sweets.

Word Verification: polin;
As in, you are polin folks on whether to include more 2D cakes...

Miss Blondie said...

WOW! Those are amazing cakes!

My favorites are definitely no.1,3 and the one made by Francesca! I LOVE THE NAME FRANCESCA!!!!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

I would love to see more 2D cakes.

Bree said...

Neat cakes! I'm not a big Transformers fan, but as a kid I used to watch the 80's cartoon all the time.

And I'd also like to see more 2D cakes. I've only had fondant once in my life, a gorgeous wedding cake made by my aunt (who is not a professional) and I really didn't care for the taste of it. Give me good ol' buttercream anytime.

Susan B. said...

I love this site! And while I also LOVE the amazing 3D cakes, I think it would be very neat to see more good cakes that are 2D!

Serena said...

I prefer the 3D cakes, but I love the 2D ones too! You should do more of those!
Hope you are doing well!

Trish said...

AWESOME!!! I took my 6 year old son to see the movie today! What a coinky-dink (or how ever the hell ya spell it!) The movie was a AMAZING and these wonderful cakes are a great addition! The last one is the best!!! Thanks Jen!

CakeNovice said...

Yeah, 2D cakes can be equally good if not better than the 3D versions. It should be just a matter of beauty, although sculpted CAKE take more talent than sheet CAKE. BUT a person who wrecks a 3D CAKE could pull off a pretty 2D CAKE. Did I just boggle the mind? Look, I made a wave out of the placement of the word cake.

Deray said...

Can we please have some Harry Potter sweets in 2 weeks? please, please, please!

Melissa (& Billy) said...

Wow. I love love love the groom's cake. Classic Optimus FTW! XD

Those are all fantastic.

Alison said...

Jen,
I hope you are feeling better! I am assuming that with these cool looking Sunday sweets you are on your way to being 100% again.

jackie31337 said...

Yes, I agree: more 2D sweets! Considering how wrong wreckerators can make 2D cakes, it would be nice to see more of them going right.

WV: bilimp. Look, up in the sky! It's the Goodyear bilimp!

Fran said...

Wow! Thanks for including my cake Jen, I feel honoured :)

Cheers,
Fran (Cakes by Francesca)

Cindy said...

I'd love to see more really well done 2-D cakes! That sheet is awesome!

Melinda said...

Love the Sunday Sweets! I agree with just about everybody here. It is pretty cool to see a sheet cake done right. I had almost forgotten that they could be done right!

Carmen Rose said...

Thanks for including my 2D cake, I'm thrilled to see it here. See more of my work at: http://carmenrosestudio.com/portfolio.htm
And thank you so much!

ladycrim said...

I would love to see more amazing 2-D cakes!

Mad Hatter said...

those are so pretty.

Jenny said...

I'd love to see more 2-D greats!

M'Lynn said...

All of those are better than the movies.

Kim said...

My hubby is gonna love this post. Great cakes! I'd love to see more 2D art too. It's something I could attempt to recreate. *laughs*

Morgan said...

I think the 2-D cake is actually my favorite of them all!

Lynn said...

Awesome cakes...I look forward to Sunday Sweets every week ! Thank you !

Anonymous said...

That poor bride they made was awfully rotund. The cake is awesome though.
I have found the cakes with the most fondant taste awful, is it just my bad luck?

Jami said...

I like your idea of featuring more 2D cakes. While I love the artwork of 3D cakes, 2D cakes often get the shaft because of what we are used to seeing at the grocery store. Ugly cakes. So I say, here, here to 2D cake love. They are the only cakes I've received, and they taste just as good.

Penguin said...

Yes, more 2D Sweets would be lovely. ^_^ Just be sure to keep all the really awesome sculpted cakes in there, too. ;)

twinklescrapbooks said...

Wow! Just wow! I want them all!!!! :)
tina

Rachel said...

yes - more sheet cakes. I never know how people cut those super sculpted (though beautiful) cakes.

Katie said...

I totally support the inclusion of more 2D cakes! I love them, and they can be incredibly impressive. Go for it!

Carrietastic said...

More 2D cakes would be great. Thanks Jen!

Kim said...

That groom's cake is genius. Plus, the idea of getting married on your husband's birthday ... at least he'll remember the anniversary, right?

Amanda Grace said...

What do I think:

I think 2D cakes are great, too, but it's the 3D ones that really make you go WHOOOOAAA!

And I think that William probably did not notice that his Autobot face is colored Decepticon purple :)

Anonymous said...

"I'd like to see more 2D cakes on Sunday Sweets, please. The artistry and skill of some of the decorators out there is amazing and I especially am impressed by the fondant-free ones! Of course, I LOVE the wonderful 3D cakes, too, but it does seem like the 2D-ers get ignored a bit."

AMEN!

- Adoring Cake Wreck Fan

Megag said...

I do think you should post more "sweet" sheet cakes. Not everyone has the $ to shell out on a tiered cake, and it'd be nice to show that sheet cake can be awesome, too.

Anonymous said...

awesome cakes!! the only "wreck" is the Optimus groom's bday/groom cake... he did not have a gun! he had a HUGE sword/blade... I only know this because my hubby and son are obsessed with Transformers.