Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Creepy Crawly Cakes

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Can't we just have normal frosting roses, sprinkles, maybe a spermy-looking bunch of balloons? Even a beanbag-body clown would be ok. I mean, I try to avoid even being in the same room with yukky-looking creatures...do I really have to take a bite out of one with a side of Ben and Jerry's?

This is a Naked Mole Rat. Cousin to the rare Old Navy Sweater-Wearing Mole Rat. This cutie is interesting because he lacks the ability to feel pain.

Yeeeah. I kinda wish I had that trait right about now.


Maybe if we hadn't stored this confection in a grimy cabinet and put a ravioli under the sheets, we could have avoided this infestation, hmm?

And speaking of infestations...

Do you think if you made a cake like this out of Twinkies, it'd be twice as likely to survive a nuclear holocaust? Just wondering.

Hey, ever wonder what you'd get if you crossed a naked mole rat with a roach?

Yeah, me neither.

Still, I bet it'd look something like this:




Kathy, Rebecca A., Lisal F., & Jessica D., these cakes aren't bugging you, are they?

UPDATE: A big thanks to Cristy B., creator of the Naked Mole Rat cake, for being such a good sport and submitting her own cake!

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sebbers said...

Interested in naked mole-rats? They are incredible creatures- they don't regulate their body temperature, they have a really weird social system more similar to termites than to other rodents, and they can't get cancer!

To read more, go to my article on naked mole-rats entitled "The naked truth: Cool rodents provide insights into longevity" and vote for the cute little beasts!

http://www.scientificblogging.com/contest/voting

arensb said...

and put a ravioli under the sheets

Surely the singular is "raviolo", no?

lisagems said...

My very old apartment building had an outbreak of bedbugs last month. (not that they let us know, I found out from other tenants) I've been freaked out and constantly checking my bedding ever since.

So, # 2 made my skin crawl, made me jump and skim past *really* fast.

And here I thought *nothing* squicked me.

lisagems

Nichole said...

I love the Naked Mole Rat Cake! My Son would Love that one.

watch me eat said...

Truthfully, I'd love a naked mole rat cake!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you noticed...the naked mole rat's teeth appear to be coming out of it's nose. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

Link to a good picture indicating where the mole rat's teeth are actually located! The cake is pretty accurate. The naked mole rat cake is well done.

http://www.katzenzeitung.eu/en/Breeds/images/Hairless/naked_mole_rat.jpg
Link found on google images for naked mole rats

Andrea

Nicki said...

Despite being really really really gross, these are actually the most talentedly made cakes I've seen on cake wrecks.

Me said...

I think the fangs on the naked mole rat are coming from its nose.... huh. *violent shiver*

Majeeda said...

That naked mole cake is something. Why? Why?

Leighanne said...

That last cake reminds me of the dreaded Cockamouse from How I Met Your Mother, you know the one that wouldn't leave Marshall and Lily alone... We never actually saw the thing on the show but if it looked like anything this had to be it!

Julie said...

I work at a zoo design firm and we just did an exhibit for Naked Mole Rats. Where can I order one of those???!!!!

DeliciousCake said...

That last thing, I think, is supposed to be a cicada. I think...

connie said...

Why are the teeth coming out of his nose???

Victoria said...

That last one may be a cicada, but for some reason it reminded me of the snap-dragon-fly in [i]Through the Looking-Glass[/i]: "Its body is made of plum-pudding, its wings of holly-leaves, and its head is a raisin burning in brandy."

Picture about a quarter-way down the page. Of course the wreckerator left off the long thorax:

http://www.ebbemunk.dk/alice/alice7.html

--Dr. Vic

Anonymous said...

Okaay all of these are great art work, but who would eat a cake like that. I WOULD BABYYY!!!

ali said...

i can try them :)...

PlanetHope89 said...

OMG that is just absolutely horrible!!!! How can anyone even think about making a critter cake. :(

jill said...

I don't know if anyone else wrote this yet (there are too many comments for me to read them all), but the first cake is probably based on work by patricia piccinini (may FAVORITE artist!)

warning: this is by no means the most disturbing thing in her collections.

go here:http://www.patriciapiccinini.net/
and find the "nature's little helpers" collection. This one seems to be based on her creatures in "the embrace." (look through those pics and you'll find it.)

While you're there, DEFINITELY take a look at the "we are family" piece. for me, awesome. for others, it's the stuff nightmares are made of.
-jill

LemurKat said...

I totally love that naked mole rat. That's what I want for my next birthday ^^

(And the awesome thing is, I won't have to share it)

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