Tuesday, January 19, 2010

She's Got Leeeegs...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

[singing] And she knows how to use them!

This was in the display window of a bakery in Austria.
Which is interesting, since I had no idea Austrians were INSANE.

Still, my knee-jerk reaction? This hip fondant feat kicks butt! Yep, those limber "pedals" should "garter" serious props from the ankle-biters.

Now, who wants to see Footlight Parade?

(Count the puns, my friends. COUNT 'EM.)


Trish B., I bet this cake costs an arm and a... aw, you know.

- Related Wreckage: A "Cake" With More Sole
Mike Owens said...

I got 7 puns, don't think I missed one.

Taylor@MyOlderBrothers said...

This is like a cake representation of a female version of a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick. Make it a man's leg with a cowboy boot and jeans, and I would totally want that.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, I LOVE that cake! I mean that. It is amazing. Leg cake. Everyone should get one.

mitushi said...

That looks like a serial killer's trophy case!

Anonymous said...

This is for sure one of the more entertaining wrecks that I have seen. So wreckish it is almost appealing. I can't really decide if I would buy this cake. I think I would.

Becky

MJC said...

Christmas Story leg lamp, anyone??

Can I just say, what bugs me most about this cake is not the freaky multiple-leg design (I'm used to freaky on cake wrecks) but the fact that ONE- just ONE - of the legs is going in the opposite direction of all the others. If you're going to go to the trouble to hand-mold a bunch of (fairly well done) fondant legs, wouldn't you make the effort to put them on the cake correctly?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the lamp in A Christmas Story.

Jessica said...

I really like this cake!! The idea is odd, but the execution could've been waaaaay worse.

Culinarychiq said...

Great cake for wishing a loved one good luck on their first day as a Rockette... or at the strip club? Or maybe it's finally lil Ralphie's 21st birthday LOL

I have to say it's very pretty though and I'm loving the little bows at the top of the legs. I wonder if they're plastic or fondant as well (the legs I mean not the bows).

Toni Cascio said...

Wow! Although I often marvel at the "wonders" presented here at Cake Wrecks, I've never felt the need to post a comment before. I am simply awestruck at not only the hideousness of the cake and the frightening dismemberment but Jen's ability to find abominations from all corners of the globe for our entertainment. Bravo!!!
Toni

schneefink said...

We have an Austrian cake wreck! I had nearly given up hope. And it looks nice, too, if you ignore the... well, the legs. But nice colours. And flowers. Hello from Vienna *waves*

Noni Mausa said...

Nah, it's just an Austrian attempt at the Welsh triskelion. With roses.

http://wapedia.mobi/thumb/476514628/en/fixed/470/433/Three_Legs_of_Man_-_Triskelion.jpg?format=jpg

Anonymous said...

The funny thing is that the actual artistry is beautiful. Smooth, delicate, nice colors.

If it were anything but dismembered stripper legs...

-- abadidea

Amanda Mac said...

It's . . . surprisingly well done, albeit freakishly so. Except the feet are too small. But - I might actually buy it!

Candee said...

Reminds me of the movie "A Christmas Story" When the father gets a lamp in the shape of a womans leg and he is so proud of that ugly lamp.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

Now let's see some edible stilettos.

Anonymous said...

Can-Can-Can you do the Cakewreck?
(hi kicks)

Is there a holiday attached to this wreckage???

wackplayer said...

Be nice to have at the midnight screening of "Rocky Horror Picture Show"

VanDyks said...

MJC, I'm with you! Why go through THAT much work, and make ONE leg go the wrong way? It feels like they're trying to make some kind of statement that I'm just not getting....

WV: sigher. Really doesn't NEED an explanation, does it?

Colette said...

Perhaps this is in celebration of a new prosthesis? I'm having trouble thinking of another scenario where this cake would be at all appropriate LOL.

Anonymous said...

wow, this cake belonged in "A Christmas Story" for sure!

drumnate said...

Austrians? Insane? Do you not know who the governor of California is?

Anonymous said...

BOOYAH!!!

Good puns!

Suzanne Dargie said...

What I'm confused about is why one leg is facing the wrong way?
Are they marzipan legs, or fondant? If they were marzipan I'd eat them all!

Another thing, "Footlight Parade", that poster is freaky looking! I don't think even the real dancers had legs that freakishly long!
I also would have been 'weirded out' by the fact that James Cagney was in it, until I saw a documentary on him recently and discovered he actually got his start as a dancer, not a gangster, in the movies!
:)

Tigerwolf said...

And, strangely enough, a guy in a Spidey suit bought this cake!

^..^

(Yes, I know there are only six legs on the cake, but work with me, people!)

WV: gunbolin. "Is that a gunbolin your pants, or are you just happy to see this cake?"

Sue in N. Va said...

I love the puns, Jen! You rock!

Listening to my husband, BIL and SILs, I can see this cake appearing as a "thanks for all that you left us of our barbie dolls back when we were kids!" as my husband and his brother did toss the girls' dolls up into the drop ceiling and they'd never return with all of their limbs. Yup... perfect cake for them!

Julie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the single leg placed facing the wrong direction.

Weirdness aside, the wreckerator did a pretty nice job on that cake.

April said...

So many deflowering jokes ricocheting around in my head!

Morthoniel said...

This makes me think of Dexter.... Don't know why...

Anonymous said...

Six legs, does that make it an insect?

Catboreal said...

Methinks someone is a little to ennamored with the Christmas Story leg lamp.

Susan said...

I like this cake. I would make this cake. But with buttercream, not fondant (bluch).

funnycide said...

Whoa. Maybe it's a tribute to the three-legged emblem used by the Isle of Man and Sicily, but...more flamboyant, to salute the resilience of amputee showgirls? Whichever way you throw this cake, it stands!

Mary said...

For someone with a foot fetish?

Laurie said...

Not to be nitpicky, but one of the legs is facing the wrong way.

Fluffy Cow said...

Yeah... I was gonna comment on the one reversed leg. But um... someone beat me to it so I really don't have a leg to stand on. Perhaps if I came here earlier, I'd have a leg up on the commenting.

Nicky said...

I'm in the Odd Leg Out camp. What?? Also I am impressed with the soles on the shoes. they look at least as good a ballet slippers.

Lisa said...

I think this cake deserves A Major Award!

Amy said...

It's looks like a girly version of the flag of the Isle of Man. With more legs. Hm.

Anonymous said...

Busby Berkeley? I'm going to concentrate really hard on production numbers best appreciated from above the stage, because all I see is a red cake covered in women's severed legs, and I wonder if there's a serial killer running a bakery in Vienna. Kind of like Sweeney Todd lived above the pie shop?

*shudder*

Anonymous said...

This is totally an interpretation of the Polish poster for "Cabaret."

http://beautifuldecay.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Picture-71.png

rhonda said...

I like it, it's more quirky than wrecky IMO. Skilled decorator too.

VeggieT said...

8 puns


W.V. Lesista, from a word in foreign language meaning "leg." this is the name of the cake you see above

GardenGirl31 said...

Incredibly distrubing. By the way, congrats on the writeup in FIRST for women for the February 8 edition!

Bek said...

Count me among those baffled by the Odd Leg Out. I mean, it looks as though a woman is face down in the cake, with other legs flailing about her...

Something is very wrong.

girlnblack77 said...

The decorator spent waaay too many hours watching Yosemite Sam on WB cartoons. Sam had an obsession with can-can dancers.
/dada da-da da-da dada da-da da-da dada da-da da-da dahh.../

Anonymous said...

Aren't rosehips an herbal suppliment?

Kacey Kate said...

here's the real question... are they all left legs? If so, I refuse to dance with it.

Erin said...

is there a "creepy" category. I think it's creepy. and weird. and definitely beyond bizarre. Any explanations from the Austrians yet?

Anonymous said...

I'm just waiting for all those legs to coordinate their efforts and roll this cake right out of the window to make their escape . . .

Liz in Seattle

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

love how they all lead up to a rose...

Terry Lee said...

in my effort to write something that hasn't already been said, i will say this:

the front and bottom-most leg, upon closer inspection (i clicky clicked on the picture) appears to have some unsightly cellulite on the back of the thigh.

yeah. that's all i got.

Amanda said...

Reminds me of Silent Hill for some reason... *squick!*

Anonymous said...

9 Puns? Dang, that's some serious work to come up with that many in that short of an entry! Skills!

Angie said...

Creepy AND really well made! What are the chances of that happening? (again)

The legs are gorgeous, really. Creepy as all get out since there are so many and they're not attached to anybody, but still... really well made. I can't even begin to fathom what kind of order came in to produce such a thing.

Trae said...

All I'm saying is that Hitler was an Austrian.

Think about it.

Anonymous said...

Talk about suffering from foot in mouth...... I thought I was bad with my TWO left feet.....

Anonymous said...

Boy, I thought I was bad with my TWO left feet... talk about suffering from foot in mouth...

Hobbit said...

Ugh! Okay, what did they do with the rest of the Rockettes?
But aside from the dismemberment it's a lovely little cake.

Mary Connealy said...

Strange but really, beautifull done.

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jo said...

gives new meaning to the question, "Who wants a leg?" formerly attributed to serving turkey.

what's the occasion for this thing? valentine's day? (red roses, etc.) or maybe they misunderstand our Christmas movies over there in Europe and they think it's a way to celebrate the holiday based on the "Major Award" leg lamp in "A Christmas Story"

Miranda said...

What the crap???

Kimberly Chapman said...

I see I'm not the only person who immediately thought of the "major award" from Christmas Story. :D


WV: nopine, as in, This leg is made of only the most modern materials, and no pine!

Anonymous said...

wow. I'm impressed with you people. This cake is like a Rorshach ink blot to the psyche.

Some see serial killer victims (trophies), some see can-can dancers, some see strippers, other see flags for Broadway shows or the Isle of Man (I'm getting quite an education, here!), others see the major award leg lamp, others see mutilated Barbie dolls (these people have probably had therapy from the teasing of older brothers), still others see it a a celebratory cake for someone getting a prosthetic limb...

"So tell me," *tapping notepad with pen* "What does this cake mean to you?"

Flea said...

So what is this? A bachelor party cake? Rite of Passage cake? Major Award cake? Groom's cake?

Anonymous said...

and still others are obsessed with the one leg facing the wrong way... Obsessive compulsives, please stand up!

Anonymous said...

This cake reminds me of the June Taylor Dancers from the Jackie Gleason Show. Anyone else here that old? Anyone? Anyone?

Charles CĂ©leste Hutchins said...

You didn't know Austrian were insane? That's where Freud comes from. And you can just imagine what he would make of that rose!

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

This is definitely for the Christmas Story lover in the family. "Its a Major Award!"

Rachel said...

Good to see I'm not the only one who thought of the mannequins from Silent Hill...

ros said...

Nona Mausi, the triskellion is not Welsh, as indeed the link you gave makes clear. It's the symbol of the Isle of Man.

Karen from the Cape said...

I got eight puns, myself.

Anonymous said...

This cake is perfect for a bachelor party or a dance line team it has its place

pj said...

This may be a pun on the town of Fuessen, which is 5 km from the Austrian border, and whose shield is 3 legs. (A pun on the German word for "feet".) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuessen

Sharon said...

It reminds me of Dexter, too. When the Icetruck Killer put the dismembered Barbie with each doll part tied with a red ribbon in Dexter's fridge.

theRachel said...

Does this post make anyone else think of the Big Lebowski? That's what comes to mind for me...

Anonymous said...

maybe they saw "a christmas story" too many times??

Anonymous said...

I love this!
Make it for a viewing of "Moulin Rouge"! Serve absinthe alongside, and you just know someone's going to be propositioning the pastry...

vb said...

the leg -- you know, the one facing the wrong way -- maybe it dances to its own tune? marches to a different drummer? makes total sense!

if it is an accident, though...

whizkidforte said...

I love this cake - it's sooooooo sexy!!!

Anonymous said...

That cake creeps me out a little because it reminds me of the mannequin monsters from Silent Hill, but prettier. Maybe it's less freaky if pretty mannequins try to kill you in dark alleys..

http://silent_hill6.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/mannequins.jpg

Reuven said...

It's the birthplace of Hitler and Bruno! This is to be expected.

Anonymous said...

There is a space creature on the old Muppet Show with legs that run in circles, sort of like they're pivoting and/or on a wheel. But it had fuzzy, Muppety legs, so this is just the regular kind of freaky, I guess, and not of the Jim Henson-sponsored variety.

Brooke said...

"...since I had no idea Austrians were INSANE." Cracked me up. I love the delivery.

Maryanne said...

Oh, I can definitely see this as the new accessory in the CW jewelry line, next to the carrot jockey necklace....awww yeeeaah!

Lindsay said...

Will it come in a box that says "fragile" (sounds Italian.) Maybe I will get THAT for my hubby's birthday. lol

Amber Cathey said...

I've read this story - it ends badly for everyone.

Kelli said...

You didn't feel like a heel making all those puns? (Sorry, I couldn't pass up the chance to add another pun to the total)

Anonymous said...

ROFL! That's all, just ROFL!

-Julie

Kirsten said...

Baker to self "What do I do with all these left over legs from the dolls I have been putting into cakes?"

Sabrina said...

Creepy

Stephanie said...

Groan... you are on a serious roll with those puns today!
Not that I'm complaining, mind you. ;)

Mary said...

I actually kinda like this cake. The legs are actually made very good. Kinda weird, but if you just had your legs amputated for some reason would be an interesting cake to get. *yes, I know I'm sick*

Mrs.Dr.Shot said...

That Footlight Parade poster is absolutely scandalous! Much more so than the creepy cake. Some weird leg holiday?

irishelflinwe said...

I'm counting around ten puns... or maybe nine. Well, ten if you count the Footlight Parade, I guess. :P

The feet are kinda scary... but yes, the legs are very well done. :D

Libby said...

Anyone notice that the leg to the right is the only one facing right?? All the others are going left in a circle..... um...I wonder

Tbelle said...

It must be a major award!

TanuvasaCasa said...

she's also got cankles...

Anonymous said...

I thought it kind of looked like some sort of complicated synchronized swimming pose, except that would necessitate blue frosting...

Cher' Shots said...

so it's not chicken... but I'd take a leg. Wonder if it taste anything like lady fingers??

Christopher said...

This cake makes me smile! It's pretty, fun , bizarre and a tribute to Busby all in one!

Nice Roses!
Great Gams!

#1; Did it TASTE good?
bet it did..
!

Toasty said...

Reminds me of Sicily. Hmmmm.

JoAnn said...

Hitler was born in Austria. So at least some of them are insane...

feathergirl said...

I...I...I don't understand this cake. This confounds me more than those supermarket messes.

I think I need to lie down now.

pretzelogic / Philly, PA said...

Maybe the bakery was just trying to see cake decoration from a different ankle... heh.

WV: thery - Freud had a thery that sometimes a leg is just a leg.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of A Christmas Story: Must be Italian. . .It says, "fragile."

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

amazing cake

TheIntrepidPie said...

Awesome cake!

And thanks for the mention of "Footlight Parade." It's no "Golddiggers of 1933," but our favourite juvenile lead Dick Powell is in it so that makes me happy.

What were we talking about? Cake or something?

Anonymous said...

I also counted 7.

Nick said...

The thing that bothers me most about this one . . . I actually think it's pretty, actually . . . is that one is going the WRONG WAY.

June Cleaver said...

I'm fairly certain MJC is my soul mate (or, should that be "sole mate").

My first reaction wasn't that it was an odd cake and I didn't question the subject matter. The first thing I noticed was why in the world would someone not make sure all the feet were pointing in the same direction? That's just messed up.

vmdesign said...

I've had a pretty terrible day and was just about to go to bed when I remembered I hadn't gotten my daily dose of wreckage. So, I wandered on over hoping for a laugh, and was definitely rewarded for the trouble :) Thanks for all the punny, wrecktastic times Jen and John!

june2 said...

It's definitely not appetizing, that's for sure. But well made, nonetheless. No wonder so many are so confused about life...which came first: the confusion or the leg cake? Thus we have: confused people baking cakes = wreckatators galore.

academic poser said...

reminds me of the creepy barbie jewelry.
http://www.margauxlange.com/

River said...

One of those legs is back to front. Unless it's facing the right way and all the others are wrong?

1nes said...

What's the occasion? Bachelorette party???? 6th time around for a murderer?? wheel of torture?

That's what i want to know. but other than that, amazing design and craftsmanship!!

sendingtheclowns said...

Nick,
Just for a moment, consider this:
WHAT IF...that leg is the only one going the RIGHT way....?
Hmmmm?
=^-.-^=

Amanda said...

How... very odd! Is it weird that the first thing I thought (well, after 'that's weird') was how much I'd love a pretty red bow garter like those? LOL!

Prism said...

Many years ago, I received one of those wierd black and white birthday cards, which had a group of pigs in birthday hats and the words "nothing says happy birthday quite like a cake in the shape of your nose!" However, I think that could be changed to "legs"!

Rusty and Bandit said...

Eeeek! Why did I read this while eating breakfast? Lol, though this is definitely not as bad as some of the other unmentionables Ive seen!
Anna Marie

writtenwyrdd said...

You guys do the best puns!

All I could think of seeing this was "A Christmas Story."

Tammi said...

Glad to see that I am not the only one suffering Dexter (Ice Truck Killer!) flashbacks with this cake!

shikishinobi said...

My first thoughts on this cake were 'push me pull you', but that doesn't work out evenly.
Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir? That is about all I got left for this one.

Dodger said...

Epic pun win! I think you set a record, Jen! I applaud thee. And thanks for the laughs :)

Anonymous said...

what is really really bothering me with this cake is that one of the legs is facing the the oposite way of the rest of them. WHHHYYYYY????

Ryan said...

I bet this cake helped them get a "leg-up" on the other bakeries in the area and really "kick-started" their business. At the very least, it must have helped them get their "foot in the door" of a highly competitive Austrian cake-wreck market.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Thank you for mentioning Footlight Parade! My favorite movie!

Kaitlin said...

It reminds me of synchronized swimming for some reason.

Leslie said...

Fuggling hilarious! You've got mad skillz in the pun department this week! Hope you didn't step on any toes with this one! (sorry)

Karen said...

I'm torn between being extremely disturbed at the disembodied legs, and the fact that I think its a really cool looking cake.

cygirlkat said...

Wow...didn't Alice Cooper have an album about this a couple of years ago? The subject of the album was, ahem, collecting victims to build a life-sized 'spider', or something like that?

Anonymous said...

Jen, I love you. Thanks for everything.

Savanna

Anonymous said...

I am loving the biker babies! But wait.... Are those carrots?! Oh well, they ARE only babies... I just loved reading your book "Cake Wrecks" and I wanted to find your blog... My mom and I love that book! The whole family thought it was hilarious! Jeez, pretty mucha great blogging inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Looks like one veeery sexy starfish.
I'm so lonely!

d.edwards

Anonymous said...

I was about to say something about Hitler, but then it seems that at least 3 people beat me to it.

The cake is pretty though, despite being... um... freakish. (is that even a word?)

-whimsicism

Dissasociative Dreams said...

I've seen this design a lot. It is from the musical "Cabaret", which is about WWII and is probably more well-known in Austria.

It is a fantastically done cake, and very nerdy for those who are into musicals as much as I am.

The legs in a circle comes from one of the dance scenes in the musical.

-Deserae

~* Aria *~ said...

I followed that link to Footlight Parade and lost an entire day to Wiki-surfing.

Cupcakes Lady said...

Tthis cake belonged in "A Christmas Story" for sure! - Definitely xx