Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Sweets: Wintry Wonders

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hey all! john (the hubby of Jen) here and it's my turn to pick today's sweets. It's finally starting to get a bit chilly here in Florida (60 degrees! Brrr!), and that has me in the mood to post a few icy beauties.

(Made by Edible Art)

Wouldn't it be awesome if Super Man burst out of the top?

Check out this adorable little deer.

(Found at Kageriet.net)

And for our mostly fondant free sweet, we have the Abominable Snowman also known as The Bumble from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.

(Baker unknown)

And since 'tis the season to deck the halls, I thought you might appreciate these:

(Made by Cupcake Envy)

Cake Christmas ornaments! Brilliant!

And lastly:

(Made by Cupcake Envy)

...simple, elegant and fun. Gotta love it.

Nominate your own Sunday Sweet by sending it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: Winter Wonderland
Upupaepops said...

These are wonderful. The ornaments and the light would be great for a Tree Decorating party. The light cake maker needs to make one of a broken ornament.

Anonymous said...

Wooooow...

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

Those last two look too good to eat!

Jenniffer said...

OMG! I love the ornament cakes and the Christmas light cake!

-Jenniffer
http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com

WV: biata - these cakes are much biata than the others you have shown this week!

Surfie said...

Oh, I adore that Abominable Snowman cake!! He's so cute!

Jim Todd said...

Wow - great looking cakes!

But...60 degrees, Jen? Here in Ontario, Canada, that would be simply balmy. It's 27F right now (-3C). That's chilly!

Half Assed Kitchen said...

I like the deer...as long as it's sleeping and not...er...resting the eternal rest. That would just be sad.

Rita said...

I love the ornaments! The bumble is cute too.

WriteCards said...

Oooooohhhhhhh . . . those ornaments! That light! WHAT cupcake envy? I think all cupcakes would be envious of them! Wowzers!

Cathy said...

I L*O*V*E Bumble! Those ornaments look really cute too!

Gary said...

The ornaments and the light bulb are beautiful, but they don't look edible.

I love the polar bear iceberg.
"Wouldn't it be awesome if Super Man burst out of the top?"
Jen, you have got to be the nerdiest person on earth. I mean that as a compliment, of course. God bless you.

Shannon said...

The Bumble!! Bumbles bounce! The ornaments are amazing too. I think I would be afraid to eat the christmas light one....looks a little TOO real hehe

Anonymous said...

The face of Bumble looks like fondant to me. I could be wrong.

I wish it was 60 here. (it's 17 degrees at most)

Anonymous said...

Rudolph.

Anonymous said...

I'm in love with that deer cake. And the ornaments! And the Lights! Too lovely to eat, methinks.

Nightfalltwen said...

LOL. I love how 60F is cold.

*looks at the 27F on the thermometer*

I wish it was 60F.

Costumeholic said...

I love the light bulb and Christmas ornament cakes. I wish I knew how to make them.

And by the way, I'm also from Canada so I have to say "You find that 60 is chilly and it makes you think of winter? That was the average tempeture here last July!"

(Here is is currently -1°C, meaning about 30°F).

:P

A Paperback Writer said...

Wow!
Now THOSE are cupcake cakes! (See, there has to be a way to do that right-- and the folks at cupcake envy have done it.)

jackie31337 said...

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said Those last two look too good to eat!

I think they all look too good to eat. Especially the adorable little deer... it's too cute!

Natballs said...

these are great! i LOVE the snowman and the decorative cakes

Terry Lee said...

dear lord! they're all so delightful this week!

am especially fond of the brown and pink (awesome color combo!!) cake with the precious lil deer sleeping on top.

awwwwww!!!!!!

ps. missed the brouhaha and hullabaloo here a couple of days ago. seems like i always miss out on the excitement when i'm out of town. hmmmph. ;-)

Karla said...

Those ornaments are great! And I thought the same thing about Superman.

ncflaggs said...

correct me if I'm wrong, but some of the elements on the Bumble look like fondant, so it's not entirely fondant free, eh? I love the light, simple ADORE the ornaments, but that little deer? OH MY GOSH, so sweet.. there's no way I could eat it!

Mellodee said...

There seems to be no bounds to a good baker's imagination and creativity! Wonderful cakes!! I think I enjoy the Sweets even more than the Wrecks.

As for 60 degrees, I grew up in FL, I know and understand what you mean!! Don't let all those cold, cold Northerners get you down!! It all depends on what you're used to. Go have some hot chocolate or a hot toddy...the key word being HOT.

Hobbit said...

That deer cake looks too cute to eat! Nice job picking the sweets today, John!

Oh, and Seattle hit 30 this weekend. Black ice galore last night. Yikes!

Rosie_Kate said...

Okay, so the deer cake is adorable! However... I fail to see the "winter" connection. Unless it's "hunting season". Which I have nothing against, but it is a cute little baby deer, and I hope no one is hunting cute little baby deer. Which are born in the spring...

CookieMonster said...

I love, love, love the deer cake. Awwwwwwwwwwww.

The polar bear one is awesome, but I agree it brings Superman to mind. Clever.

How rad are the ornament cupcakes? I want one.

The light cake - totally cool.

We're fans of the Bumble here. What a great idea for a cake.

Blue Jean said...

Awww...that dear deer would be perfect for a baby shower cake. If the expectant mother could weather all the "Bambi" jokes, that is.

EvenSong said...

60 degrees!?! We MIGHT get to 30F. today, but wind is 25 mph, so subtract 3 or 4 or 20 degrees! High tomorrow supposed to be 17! But no wind...
You can KEEP your frosty sweets! (Cute tho they may be)

meg said...

Psh, 60 degrees is BALMY! It's 10 degrees F here and I'm just barely breaking out my winter coat.

The last cake looks so awesome, but is that fork real or sculpted? Because if it's sculpted I can just picture a friend of someone who once put a fork into a light socket ordering that for them.

Krysta said...

Those are so pretty! I love the polar bear one myself.

I know what you mean about the 60 degrees being cold! I'm in CA and I start being cold when it drops below 80. 60 has me shivering and hiding under the fleece blankets!

Emerald76 said...

The last one was so good, I had to take a second to make the connection to the fork. It looked out of place until I remembered it was cake! Great job!

Veronica Wald said...

Cupcake Envy's entries took my breath away! I'll take those ornaments, PLEASE!

Rachel said...

60F? Bwahahaha! Where I am, right now, it's gotten UP to 12! We're having an unusually early cold spell. I wish it would warm up some and snow.

To be fair, for most of my life I lived in places where anything below 60 was downright chilly. I get it. Trust me when I say one's standards of what is cold can change dramatically!

Those cakes are adorable!

brrrr said...

Love love love!!!

Cold weather - it's all relative. If you are used to 80 & up, 60 is cold. I say this as a Northerner who now lives in the South.

Just kidding!!!!! said...

ncflaggs said...
but that little deer? OH MY GOSH, so sweet.. there's no way I could eat it!
________________________
I would have no problem eating him.. first his legs so he cant run away, then his body. Ill eat the head last so i can hear him scream the longest!

toast said...

I live in the Caribbean and I wish i could send you some of our sun and warmth!!

Jessica said...

60 degrees is very, very warm! It's only 12F here in Denver, CO! Which is why I'm indoors reading this blog instead of out shoveling snow...which I should be doing.

Actually the weather here is quite appropriate for cold themed cakes. I love the first one, it's so pretty. They're all great though.

Anonymous said...

It WAS sixty degrees here a couple weeks ago-- now we have 20 degree highs and snow predicted this week. I hate that!

But I love that Bumble cake-- nuts and coconut-- like a big Almond Joy! These all look really cool, and I could get past the cuteness of that one to eat it, but not some of the others. I mean, if you've always been careful about not eating glass, well...just chew very carefully, that's all. :P

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely! Love the ornaments especially. But as some of the other readers pointed out, I think there is fondant on the abominable snowman.

Anonymous said...

OK, it must be 27 degrees everywhere else except "chilly" Floriday, because it's 27 degrees in Omaha, too. And it's snowing. And with the wind chill, it feels like 20 degrees. Please post some sunshine cakes to warm us up!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Paperback Writer is correct about cupcake cakes.

Carlie said...

They're amazing!
But seriously? Up here in Michigan, some people would kill to get a day in December when it's warmer than 30F!

J-Designer said...

*LOVE* the Christmas Bulb, the Ornaments and the Deer! Sooo Cute!!!

FelixAndAva said...

AAAWWW!!! That deer is just TOO cute!

The ornaments are gorgeous.

You think 60 is cold? We're looking at once-a-decade snow in Sacramento.

mollymouse said...

The cake Christmas ornaments are AMAZING! I would definitely eat those. :]

jess said...

These were WONDERFUL!
I think the little deer is so freaking adorable! I want one for Christmas day.

GreatBlue said...

The abominable snowman is the cutest. I didn't care for the bulb and electrical cord. It's very well done, but I'm just not comfortable with putting an electrical cord in my mouth. I'm having visions of electrocution by cake, unrealistic as that may be.

Amy said...

I love the last one! Terrific work!
Amy B-H

StefRobrts said...

Wow, the deer actually made me squeal with delight! How wonderful! And the ornaments are unbelievable too. Great finds!

Jana K said...

60 degrees IS cold! We're about 10 degrees cooler in North FL and I'm huddled near the fireplace. Brrrr.

Anonymous said...

Holy moly, those last two are terrifying!! And I mean that in the positive "so realistic I cannot physically bring myself to believe they're cake" way. So freakin' awesome.

Anonymous said...

Your site was mentioned on HIGNFY?, although not by name!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just when I look at some of the cakes here, and think to myself, "Self, you're really not all that bad for an amateur cake decorator..." I see something like those Christmas balls and want to tear my hair out in envy! Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

And the fawn? And the Fortress of Solitude? *sigh* Back to the icing bags for more practice, practice, practice!

Merry at Annie's Book Stop

WV: Sankney. When I saw those cakes, my pride just sankney deep!

Second WV: Wolms. Such talent over-wolms me!

bats :[ said...

The ice shard one is glorious.

rachelle said...

i.love.polar bears. and deers. those cakes are right up my alley as an animal lover.

Sharon said...

Wouldn't it be awesome if Super Man burst out of the top?

Yes. Yes, it would.

Tova said...

Are the metal prongs on the last one edible? For some reason I can't stop thinking about this! They look so... metal!

shopKCQ said...

Deer Cake FTW!

Killing me with cute!

floridachic said...

In defense of John's reference to our "chilly" 60 degree weather here in Florida...it's all relative, people! After you survive living in a sauna all summer, 60 degrees feels downright cold.

LOVE that Bumble!!

ksaldria said...

Beautiful. I especially love the lounging polar bears on the ice cake :D

Anonymous said...

How do you eat the deer cake? Do you use a knife on sleeping bambi? The pool it is sleeping in should be red.

SewCherie said...

I wonder if the 'ice shard/ Superman' cake was supposed to go with this wedding:
http://mydisguises.com/2009/12/04/superman-wedding-surpise/

Anonymous said...

That's a very adorable deer. And it appears to have had the mother of all wet dreams. Win.

Carolin said...

a big "awwww" for the deer cake...so so so cute!!

Shake-N-Bake said...

I love the ornaments! Amazing and beautiful!

Tiffany

LisaS said...

Although you've had many comments about the weather, I thought I'd also add my 2-cents worth. I'm also in Canada and this morning I woke up to my radio telling me it is -38C with the wind chill. A little conversion and it ends up about -36F. 60F is t-shirt weather, -34F is go south for the winter weather! :)

Ophelia said...

I know it's been said, but little fawns (that's the word for a baby deer, folks) are born in spring, when the spotty patterns on their bodies mimics dappled sun through leaves, giving them excellent camouflage. I have seen fawns hiding near apple trees, where the falling apple blossom petals on the ground also camouflage them beautifully.

All that said, I do adore the fawn cake :)

Gabs said...

I thought the last one was a hand grenade before I noticed the plug. I mean, sure, blowing things up is suitable for any time of the year, but man... talk about Grinchy...

Melissa (& Billy) said...

Looooove the Christmas light one. I grew up with those lights (as most of us did I would imagine!) and I miss them. My dad and I would sit down and choose what order they would appear on the string (green, blue, red, yellow, etc) and I would hand them to him while he screwed them in.

The deer one is so very cute and the Bumble one is great! And yes, it would be awesome if Superman came out of the top of the first cake! XD

Laura P. said...

those are so cool! that little deer is so adorable! i want one. and the light bulb is very well done.

60 degrees? you floridian wimps! (i mean that in the nicest way possible of course) come to south dakota where it's supposed to get to 8 degrees tomorrow with a wind chill factor of 30 below! snow and gusts of wind up to 40 mph. welcome winter!

Cupcake Envy said...

Thanks for spotlighting us!! I almost fell out of my chair when a client emailed and said I saw you on Cake Wrecks!!!!

Thanks so much!

Amy & Christina

Fawn Amber said...

I need the Fawn cake. Because, obviously.

Kyla said...

Come judge at our Austin cake show and you can meet Amy Eilert of Cake Envy. She'll be here judging our cupcake category and teaching a class or two! :-)

Piamarianne said...

Wow - my little deer on Cakewrecks!? Amongst such beautiful cakes, i´m so flattered - and thankful that it´s in Sunday sweets and not in the wreck-category! ;-)

Thanks for noticing John, and thank you all for commenting - great laugh!

Anonymous said...

"Humpty" is supposed to be a snowman, right? Love that the cake is yellow, as everyone knows you shouldn't eat yellow snow!

Nonna Beach said...

Thank goodness for Sunday Sweets...makes up for all the Wreck offenses above this post !

nanna said...

flowerofmorocco said:
amazing what you can do with flour and sugar. i just love the last two the ornament cakes and the Christmas light cake eventhough i do not celebrate christmas. i loved so hard when i saw santa's cakes, they made look so mean. sorry santa.

Alison Campbell said...

Cupcake Envy's cakes also taste amazing!! Anyone who was questioning the edibility and deliciousness of the last two entries can rest assured that they are mighty tasty!! They did mini-cakes for my wedding. There are a ton of amazing pics of their work on their Flickr page, and they're just awesome. They even teach classes!

Lila said...

PLEASE tell me that fork is real?? That is like the most amazing thing I EVER seen!!! =) Oh and thanks for being a faithful blogger! ;)

Mags said...

Okay - these are fantastic! I love the ornament with cord and the jumble of round Christmas ornaments. But my FAVORITE is the BUMBLE!! Too cool!

Still cracking up at the blow-up doll Santa cakes on page 1-2 as well...!

:) [INSERT NAME HERE]
Mags *wink*

Briana the Magnifi-can't said...

kageriet...I thought it would be Danish. It is. I speak Danish. I love that cake. Totally great!