Sunday, February 21, 2010

Seussical Sweets

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Do you like cake,
And do you like Dr. Seuss?
Can you not bake,
But only gawk like a goose?

Then, I have a surprise!
(One aimed to please)

Just open your eyes,

And take a
gander at these!


(By our amazingly talented non-pro, Breanna K.)

(By The Quaint Cake Co.)

(Submitted by Marisa S., & made by Planet Cake. [I'm in awe of those water droplets.])


Well, we're all out of time,
And that's probably best for you,
Since my ability to rhyme,
Is frankly less than impressive.


- Similar Sweets: Defying Gravity
Annette said...

I love, love, love Dr. Seuss!

Kenneth said...

The cakes are great, as usual. I love me some Cat in the Hat, and the way you totally bombed the closing remarks.

Candee said...

These are epic! I love cat in the hat!!

Breanna K. said...

This is the best day EVER! My cake is a Sunday Sweet! AWESOME!

Toriisen said...

Oh, the wrecks you will see
Misspelled & swirl pooed
The sight of these cakes
makes me want to coo!

Oh, the wrecks you will see
Marrked down and half priced
The price of these cakes
will make the bakers say NICE!

Elonock- The baker in Whoville

Katie Bug said...

These are amazing! I love the baby shower cake and the Cat in the Tub cake.

spotshouse said...

These truly are sweet and so timely! Dr. Seuss's birthday is March 2. We always have a celebration at the library that day!

Peachkins said...

These Dr. Seuss cakes are all adorable. I am still wondering why Breanna is still a non-pro. She certainly does a better job than many of the "pros" I've seen!

Fanboy Wife said...

Those cakes are amazing!

Kimberly said...

My jaw actually dropped for the water droplets.

Oooo I wanna know how to make 'em! There's gotta be some kind of reinforcement, I assume...

Anonymous said...

WOW thats all just wow

duffylou said...

These cakes are great, but that last cake left me awe struck. It is fantabulous!

VeggieT said...

lol... loved the last "rhyme,"
I think that this post was rather impressive, and I'm glad that these cakes were not at all suggestive, but these Bakers are good and do excellent work, I'm sure a day at the bakery they would not shirk, but like you, my rhyming is done, and it was quite fun, but at last I'm all out of time.

EG said...

I confess that the Cat in the Hat annoys me (which is the objective, I suppose) but I could look at your Sunday Sweets every day of the week! These are amazing.

The Vagabond Priest said...

Awesome! And Brenna's cake is so perfect! She has MAD skills! Love these!

Shannon said...

I work with pre-schoolers so I'm surrounded by Dr. Seuss. These cakes are great! I would love to see a Green Eggs and Ham cake; I have that book memorized thanks to one five year old. I am Sam. I am Sam. Sam I Am. That Sam I Am, that Sam I Am, I do not like that Sam I Am. Do you like green eggs and ham?

The Boob Nazi said...

The look in that fish's eye is cracking me up.

Anonymous said...

How are these cake wrecks? Where did they go "horribly, hilariously wrong"? I'm more a chef and less a baker so maybe I'm missing something.

Alisha Rene' said...

wow, wow and WOW

Courtney C. said...

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! I L-O-V-E Dr. Seuss..... Now my life is complete! (and I know what I want my b-day cake to be!)

Erin said...

I want a dr. Seuss cake!!!! I'm without words these are such perfect cakes!

michael said...

YAAAAYYYY!!!!

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Anon @ 11:19,

Sundays on Cake Wrecks are reserved for the best of the best. We call it Sunday Sweets. It's sort of a day of recovery from the horror of the wrecks.

Welcome to Cake Wrecks!

john

mickeyp415 said...

the detail (like all those little baby clothes on the line) on the cake by the "non-pro" is AMAZING. as for "non-pro"... technically maybe, but i'm not convinced. more "pro" than a LOT of the wrecks you see here!

Nicole said...

Wow, these are fantastic. I'm a huge Dr. Seuss fan! LOVE!

Laura Wynn said...

ahahah! You are a poet, and you didn't even realize! ;)

Annette said...

Not to take anything away from Breanna K's cake at all but I'm wondering: what makes a "pro"? I've been to her site and they're wonderful cakes but it looks like she takes orders and sells them and she's teaching a cake decorating class. So at what point does one pass from being a really talented amateur into a professional?

Patty O'Chair said...

I adore Dr Seuss! It was "Green Eggs and Ham" that was the first book my oldest child read out loud (she's 20 now).

I kept all the Seuss books. :)

And great rhymes! Much better than what I'd come up with.

My word verification sounds like a Seuss word: Sedbunsu!

Gracie said...

Again, another amazing Sunday Sweets! Fantastic cakes, and I love the last one with the shower over the Cat!
Thanks for sharing!

Karren said...

Yay! I'm finally on cake wrecks!...and not even on one of the normal days! I feel like I just took a seat at the cool kids' lunch table! (secret confession: I am wearing my Dr. Suess footie jammies right now:-)

Anonymous said...

wow

Anonymous said...

I don't particularly like Dr. Seuss (I just don't 'get' it)... but these are some stunning cakes.

That's the joy of Sunday Sweets, IMHO; even if you don't particularly like the subject, you can still sit back and stare in awe of the awesome decorating skills.

Anonymous said...

@Annette

Obviously, I'm no authority... but my understanding of the term 'professional' is that it applies when the skill in question (cake-decorating in this case) becomes the primary job.

So, if Breanna K (whose work is awesome, btw) decorates cakes and sells them as a hobby and/or a means of making a little extra cash, but still has to support herself with a 'day job'... IMHO, that would mean she's an amateur and not a professional.

frosting_queen said...

I think that today's are my most favorite Sunday Sweets! I have always LOVED Dr. Seuss and I think all of these cakes are fantastic! Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite though...I with that you had posted a Green Eggs and Ham cake.
-Beth

Shasta said...

These cakes are terrific! Designs like this always leave me with a question, though: how on earth do you cut and serve them?

Katie said...

I'm really hoping that last one's a baby shower cake- that would be so literal!

MarieA said...

Do YOU like cake
I do! I do!
I like cake here and there
I like cake everyWHERE!

aren't these beauties. Too pretty to eat!

SweetSpiller said...

these are so incredibly awesome! I want one!

Breanna K. said...

Annette- I just wanted to mention that I appreciate your kind words about my cakes. To be a "pro" you need to be selling cakes and have a licensed kitchen. While I am really lucky to have so many friends and family who let me practice on them- I don't make a living doing this... yet! =0) Someday...

AshleyB said...

I love Dr. Seuss, but why are all of these from The Cat in the Hat? That book always irritated me, even when I was really little. There have to be more great cakes out there.

Victoria said...

Adorable & gorgeously executed.

Kelly said...

I ADORE Dr. Seuss. These cakes are amazing!!!!!!

T said...

Love 'em!

Melissa said...

These are great!

keri said...

The Wrecks are hilarious, but I have to admit, I look forward every week to the "Sunday Sweets." My question is this... how do people cut into and eat these beautiful creations??!!

Bakingdom said...

Ooooo!!! I'm in love with cake number 4!! I'm totally inspired...maybe some Seussical cupcakes are in order on my blog this week!!

Jordan said...

There is nothing I love more than Dr. Seuss so I really appreciated this post! I was actually planning a Seuss-themed party for my next birthday so I'll be needing one of these cakes! Thank you very much for sharing these fabulous sweets and keep up the great work :)

Annette said...

Breanna K. and others - thank you so much for explaining that to me! Breanna, your cakes are awesome and way, way better than anything my local bakery is turning out!

bamatam said...

Your commentary is every bit as important to this website and the cake pics--so fabulous! I love the poetry and all your wonderful snarky comments every day! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

To echo many, that last cake is simply amazing! This is one of the sweetest collections of sweets ever.

Breanna, I do hope you are someday able to "go pro"! I see from your website that you have young children, so perhaps it will be awhile, but you certainly have a gift!

--kate

LeenBean said...

I teach second grade and my absolute favorite time of the school year is Seuss's birthday. Read Across America is almost as important as Christmas in my holiday hierarchy.

waterrat0 said...

That last rhyme made me think of "The Private Eyes," with Don Knotts and Tim Conway.
It's a lotta kicks!

Candice said...

I love the Horton Hears a who reference on the baby shower cake!!! SOO PERFECT!!!

Hermine said...

I didn't grow up with Dr Seuss (yeah, cultural differences), so I guess I'm missing the nostalgia factor, but these are absolutely fantastic! especially the last one - how did they even do that?

Angela said...

I sit and am amazed everyday on this site. Most days it is that someone could build such a bad cake then try to sell it. But Sunday's WOW makes me wish I had half as much talent as these people.

And I am with everyone else, how did she do those water droplets!! I mean really someone has to relive the secrets

CookieMonster said...

Oh, aren't those fabulous!

You know you are really ruining my ability to order a simple birthday cake. My standards are too high! :) I go to my local bakery and think, ugghh, is that all they can do.

Kathi In NJ said...

Laughed out loud at your closing poem. Well played as I am supposed to be paying attention to this presentation at church!

Anonymous said...

Of most kids books, dr suess are my least fav. But those cakes are fantastic.

Amanda said...

I love Dr. Seuss! These cakes are brilliant, and your rhymes are great, especially the last one =D

(Did you know they have actually edited later publications of Dr. Seuss books? Some of the 'scarier' monsters taken out of Wocket in my Pocket, for example. Pah. Kids these days are way too coddled!)

Louanne said...

These are SO AWESOME! My daughter would love if I could make her a cake like this.

ecuakim said...

UH-MAZING! Great cakes!

Nads' Bakery said...

WOW.

Miz Dinah said...

I do not like green cakes and ham,
I do not like them Jen-I-am!
But I do love your blog. It is a family reading affair and I share it with everyone who needs a good laugh (or a look of horror). So I have nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger award. Come by and pick it up!
http://mizdinah.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-award-goes-to.html

Marie said...

Really beautiful cakes.. I am nearly recovered from those horrid engagement cakes..

A in NL said...

I am really missing a Yertel cake.

Can't See Sheep said...

These are all so enchanting & delightfully whimsical, just like the Seuss books are, well done!!!

Stephanie said...

Pretty cakes and Dr. Seuss... doesn't get much better than that. :)

The Shitty Astrologer said...

Oh man....those are ALL beautiful works of art! Talented cake crew!

Dr. Killjoy said...

Cookie Monster, I feel your pain. These cakes are amazing and I want one for my very own.

But, if it makes you feel any better, customers purchasing one of these cakes are paying serious money for both decorator fees and royalty fees for the use of licensed characters. Or both the decorator and customer are in danger of a hefty copyright violation suit. Either way, it can get very pricey.

Anonymous said...

"I love to eat cake in the tub!" Fabulous!

lisadh said...

Freakin' gorgeous cakes!! I'm in awe of the artistry. Amazing!



wv: swizatic, adj. meaning ecstatic to the nth degree, as in:
"I'm swizatic over these Sunday Sweets!"

Tori said...

What a fun theme to design a cake for! I wish I could decorate like that, just so I could make a Dr. Seuss cake.

K. said...

Love the musical references! :D

GreenStockings said...

I would have been a dancer
But I couldn't keep the time
I would have been a poet
But I couldn't... make the words fit...

Laurel said...

I just love your jokes, Ken! Ever thought of trying out for a comedy/talent show? Oh, and about the mario cake with the cars... it's a wreck, cuz the yoshi is on a 64 kart. Really, it is. Just thought ya wanted ta know! Oh, and yoshi is the green one.

Julia said...

I love these!

Anna said...

I want one of those for my birthday!! My birthday is on March 2nd...same as Dr. Seuss and I have NEVER had a Dr. Seuss cake :(

Gav said...

These cakes are Seuss-tastic!

Tonja said...

http://franknotes.wordpress.com/2007/10/28/happy-birthday-evan/
http://creditcardhell.blogspot.com/2007/10/birthday-pictures.html
I like this dr seuss cake. not sure if it meets the criteria...

Cupcakes Lady said...

Adorable, definitely a work of art. xx

CINDY said...

these are beautiful. cat in the hat is the best. thanks for the post. cindy