Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sullen Sully

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hi all! Number 1 here with an ode to my favorite PIXAR movie: Monsters Inc.! Every single time I see it, I laugh harder than I did before. I'm not the only one, either. Loyal Wreckporter Michelle and her grandson Zacharia love this animated masterpiece so much they even ordered a cake that looked like James P. Sullivan, or "Sully," for Zacharia's 2nd birthday.

In case you've never seen the film, here's what Sully looks like:

Now, ready to see what Michelle got back from the bakery?

(wait for it...)

(keep waiting...)

(don't forget how cute and fluffy Sully is...)

Aaaand...

Presto!

"Oh, you're supposed to bake the cake before you frost it? That explains a lot."

Are you on the phone with Ghostbusters? Need a closer view for a more accurate description?

"He slimed me."

Good gravy, if this monstrosity popped out of my closet when I was a kid, I'd still be sleeping with a nightlight...and a rifle.

Of course, what matters is what the birthday Boo thought of his special cake:

'Nuff said.

Thanks, Michelle R. for sending in this sugary beast. Better luck next year, Zach!

*Bonus points if you caught that Presto is a PIXAR short. (And if you haven't seen it, stop everything and go watch it now!)

**Oh, and what's my favorite scene from Monsters Inc.? Glad you asked.
Fluffy Cow said...

I am pretty much looking like the kid in the picture... but hugs for you for the Presto nod!!

Taylor said...

"Put that thing back where it came from! Or so help me! So help me!"

wendl26 said...

It's like they had no clue so used the teddy bear pan...
That child's face says it all!!!
"Epic FAIL!"
I hope Z had a great birthday anyway!
Wendl

Anonymous said...

Oh, the poor kid. A blue slime birthday cake.

On the other hand...*mwah* for posting links that work outside the US.

Anonymous said...

I heart Monsters, Inc., too! I even have a Sully (gift from the husband) sitting on my dresser, and I can verify this cake does not resemble the stuffed version of Sully, either. The poor birthday boy has the right expression on his face.

Amy Park said...

That scene from Monsters Inc. is a family favorite! My kids are in hysterics every time Sully faints...and faints...and faints. Truly the best Pixar movie so far.

Sue said...

That's my favourite Monsters scene, too!! Everytime he swoons, I shriek with laughter.

Everytime.

Tatum said...

it does not look like Sully but I think he is still pretty cute

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, the look on that little boy's face is PRICELESS!!

Chad said...

Is there a Monsters Inc. cake curse? Remember Norman Davis had a cake wreck on his hands when he tried to do Sully on the Food Network Cake Challenge?!]

While I agree that this is certainly a wreck to be sure, I wonder what the client paid for this cake and what they REALLY expected to get... a scale model Sully with his EXACT likeness for $100? I think some parents watch these cake challenges and then set themselves up for failure thinking they can run out to Ma's Cake Shack and pick up comparable cakes on budget prices.

Jeff said...

Well, I wonder if this was a 'professional' baker (ie Safeway or Walmart) or a professional baker (ie Charm City or one of the Sunday Sweets bakers). If they wanted such a specific cake, and went to Walmart, then I'd say they share in the fail.

postmommy said...

The look on that little boy's face makes me want to cry. How sad.

Someone should probably send a "Thank you" note to the bakery that made this with that photo enclosed. Then maybe next time they'd learn not to suck.

Lauren Borquez said...

Gah he's a cutie...he's expression to go along with his EPIC CAKE FAIL is priceless. Monsters Inc is my fav to..I feel his pain!

catherine ann said...

Ooh, are there enough good cakes out there to do a Monsters, Inc. Sunday Sweets?

And thanks for the Presto link - I had never seen it!

Mary Connealy said...

YOu bought a cake that frightened the birthday boy.

so bad.

Elsha said...

Yeah, that probably is the best scene from Monsters. And it's a good thing it's such a funny movie, because my 2 year old watched it every day for like 2 months straight. There are not many movies I could stand to see that often without developing a deep hatred for them.

Erica said...

Thank you for the link to Monster's Inc. :-) I love the fainting ... and fainting ... and fainting.

And the quivery lip when Sully gives Mike the "Boo garbage cube." Too adorable.

Dee said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z286f9gAGvE&feature=related

bassgirl said...

I think I'd at least give the bakery a few points for making the cake a 3-D character, even if it does look like a cross between Sully's little brother and Cookie Monster!

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Oh my goodness! Look at his face! Poor little guy!

diddleymaz said...

Love monsters inc. and it was my late son geraints fav too we have a little sully next to his pic! he would love Cake wrecks!! :D

Silver said...

Oh that face!

Oh man, great post. Now excuse me while I go dig out this DVD and have a happy moment :3

Odd Bob said...

I probably shouldn't say anything because I know if I had a go it would end up looking like something that crawled out from under a rock and probably should have been left there...and squashed...and never let out again...

But...wow that Sully looks evil!

And now I want to go and watch Monsters inc. again! I love Mike's plan to get rid of Boo '...using mainly spoons'

Larisa said...

That is my favorite scene, too. I'm 37 and giggle harder each time I watch it.

wv: inking= I have an inking that I'll watch Monsters Inc later on today.

Erin said...

Slime is, of course, no good. but how would you do a good cake of a furry character?

I'm sure I don't have enough experience, but is it the conception or the execution or both that failed here?

Salann said...

Oh my...there are NO words.

LOVE "Presto"...when I saw it at the movie theatre (before Wall-E), I laughed hysterically...almost on the floor! One of the best "Shorts" that Pixar has put out.

Decadent Housewife said...

It's actually kinda' cute in a silly-string-on-a-humid-day-way. Smaller tip would have helped.

Lips are bang on.

jo said...

OMG that Presto video was adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

and that scene from Monsters...AWWwwww

Reg said...

All things considered, this cake is not that bad in my opinion. It's not a perfect Sully for sure but it is cute. At least it LOOKS like some sort of monster if not like Sully. Usually the wrecks are unrecognizable or just plain ugly. I kinda like this one!

jo said...

obviously not the home of a dentist...*gags thinking of slimy blue teeth*

wv: pulthe. The sound you make when you spit out slimy blue frosting. Or, what an EMT with a lisp says he's checking on an unconscious person. Though with a mouthful of gross blue icing, anyone would pronounce it that way. hopefully, choking on the icing wouldn't render one unconscious.

Kore said...

To the person who asked how to make frosting fur, here is a great non-pro cookie monster cake that is the definition of cute:
http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/cookie-monster.html#c11

Here's another amateur cake with Sully fur and a very cute Mike: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/coolest-monsters-inc-birthday-cake-9.html

Liz said...

God that's awful. Monster Inc. is my fav too! My chihuahua is named after Sulley

Laurel said...

As a long time Pixar nut.. and consistent Pixar applicant (Eventually they'll call me, right?)

That is not Kitty!!

But from a distance, it's pretty damn cute lol Up close? Yeah. blue slime creature, not so appealling, cuddly or wonderful.

Love the lil guys face!!
*counting down the days till TS:3 opens! I got a ticket to opening day from director Lee Unkrich via twitter, woo!*

Anonymous said...

My two year old thought it was a blue seal . . .not even close to Sully.

trek said...

Looks like a teal pig.

madrobins said...

I adore Monsters, Inc.--although I think that my very favoritest bit is at the very end, where they don't show the reunion--just Sully's face. I want a monster like Sully.

And that cake--there are no words. Poor birthday Boo.

sendingtheclowns said...

Uh...yeah.
Kid looks thrilled, huh?
So, the color's a bit off, and it's not so much "fuzzy" as it is...well...slickilicious. But gee, other than that, it's horrendous.
At least he's only two, so he probably won't remember much about --oh, wait! They had to go and take pictures! That kid'll KILL his parents when he's older. We have a home movie from when I was about 4, and I wanted play guns (like my big brother had) and I got *cute* little tiny girl guns. In the flick, I open them and then slap my forehead like "Ahhh! You've GOT to be KIDDING!" And everybody ALWAYS thinks that's sooo funny.
Yup; this kid'll won't be any more thrilled later than he is there!

=^e.e^=

Kelly said...

Poor little Boo!

Love, love, love Presto! I'm so glad you reminded me to see it again!

(My family is obsessed with "Boundin'", from the Incredibles movie. My daughter's favorite color is heliotrope!)

Roland said...

For a 2-year-old, a good-looking, furred 3-D Sully isn't worth what the cake would cost.

I'd stop at a day's pay for the cake, and even that would probably be extravagant. Go with a cut sheet.

sendingtheclowns said...

Oh, and just in case anyone wonders,(??) the phrase: "this kid'll won't"
ACTUALLY means that this kid WILL WON'T. Taking it further, "this kid will will not" because "won't" stands for "will not," because NOBODY says, "willn't."
What it *ACTually actually* means is that I got up too early.
HA!!! =^@.@^=

Char said...

Love the Presto Bunny! Too cute! I had forgotten all about that cartoon short. Thanks!

Cranky said...

When Sully was a baby monster, he looked exactly like the cake.

Fluffy Cow said...

*Hugs Taylor for the number one comment*

Kara said...

The picture of the kid's expression is priceless. Maybe they were worried about copyright violations, so they made it so there'd be no way it could possibly be mistaken for the real thing?

Laree said...

"hot air balloon? Too expensive.

Enormous Wooden horse? Too Greek!"

Love it!

The Litwillers said...

My son said, "Poor kid! He didn't get a cake that looked like Sully!"

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's all that bad. The icing is a little thin & melty but that's about it. I think they did a good job. That's a hard monster to make a cake out of!

Kim Kemp said...

My 4 year old daughter walked up as I was looking at this and said "Mommy, that monster cake is disgusting!!". It's sad when even young children can tell how bad a cake wreck is lol!

Ladybug914 said...

Just had to say that Presto is, hands down, my absolute favorite Pixar short! Of course, there has not been anything Pixar has done that I haven't loved. I <3 Pixar!

And that Sully cake is so sad.

ReD said...

Poor Sully got all melted. Love the look of the kid...."what the heck is that!"

Noelle said...

Maybe in some way it was good that the cake was not an accurate replica of Sully. All I can imagine is what the kid's response would be watching Sully being sliced up and then eaten.

Oh the nightmares!

Sapphragette said...

I'm not sure what made me laugh more - the cake, the child's face - or the comments from Taylor and Trek (who I picture sitting there staring open-mouthed at the screen before writing ...thoughtfully..."it looks like a teal pig....")

Anonymous said...

That would be a perfectly cute monster cake if it wasn't supposed to be SOMETHING SPECIFIC.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I disagree that the customer in this case was just as much at fault for expecting too much for the price. If the bakery couldn't make it look like Sully, then they shouldn't have accepted the order. If it were me, I wouldn't have given them a dime and left the wreck with them. On the way to the party I would've picked up a sheet cake at the grocery store. That would have been better than a giant blue Slimer-teddy with nobby horns. So I guess the customer was at fault after all . . . for paying for the thing after they saw it. That picture of the birthday Boo will be in his baby book for prosperity . . . all because the bakery didn't say "Sorry, we lake the skills to pull this off."

susan marie said...

When the picture of the cake was revealed, I just cracked up laughing! I hope the poor kid didn't run out of the room screaming...

Anonymous said...

Ummmm...gross??? Think of poor Birthday Boo's poo after all that blue!!!!! EEEWWWWW!!!! (see what I did there? *grin*)

The Easter Bunny brought my 8 yo ds the complete collection of Pixar shorts on DVD. It's awesome!! "For the Birds" is my hands down, all time favorite. I laugh like a drunken hyena EVERY time I watch it. EVERY time.

wv: elfeig. No, I would NOT like a second elfeig of that monstrosity!

laura said...

LOVE that scene from Monster's, Inc. I laugh every time I see that scene. The music matching the fainting is just classic!

Jerry said...

Love Presto!

Poor little guy. Hope next year's cake is much better.

bobo said...

Am I the only one who thinks this looks reasonably like the character (for a cake sculpture) and is pretty cute overall? I think the look on the boy's face is the look of a two-year old at a birthday party--they're still trying to figure the whole thing out at that age.

Leah said...

OMG. His face is priceless!

Anita said...

It's not that bad looking, really.

B-Jo said...

I'm wondering what part of your favorite part makes it your favorite?

I was thinking maybe the look on his face just before he faints...

Isolder74 said...

Noooo!!!

Somebody melted Cookie Monster! Those fiends!

Wait...that is suppose to be Sully? Boy is that bad. That big lipped muppet er monter er alligator....what IS that thing?

This is Sully!!! BTW Cry for him collapsing.....Life just isn't fair...Sniff.

http://www.thesweetlife.com/graphics/Disney_pixar1.JPG

Ivan said...

Maybe all of the cake wrecks have finally worn me down, but I don't think this one is that bad. How much was paid for it?

Sarah said...

A lot of specialty sculpted cakes get paid for up front (or at least partially-paid-for up front), so I won't even go so far as to blame the parents for that!

The Dream Police Person said...

That looked like Cookie Monster gone horribly, horribly, wrong. But then again, I probably couldn't do any better...

Anonymous said...

my favorite movie too!!

Sarah said...

I thought it said, "if this monstrosity pooped out of my closet." Which made me laugh really hard....because this cake looks like it got pooped out...of what I do not know.

sendingtheclowns said...

Kara said...
"Maybe they were worried about copyright violations..."
======
Heh heh. Maybe they should've been worried about giving the kid nightmares.
But anyway, I don't think it's even supposed to be Sully.
I think it's Yllus-- Sully's alter(ed) ego......thingy.
But what PART of him is that lumpy lump thing on the plate that they're setting down in front of the child (who is probably wondering the same thing)?


=^e.e^=

Cameron said...

I love Pixar, I love Disney, and I cannot wait for Monsters Inc 2! Nov 2012! However, I am not so much loving this Sully cake.

Jeffrey said...

Jen,

If you liked the "Sully thinks Boo is dead" scene, you should check out the Loony Toon Pixar was paying homage to. You want to check out "Feed The Kitty" on youtube. Unless cute kittehs skeeve you out.

Christina said...

"How many kids you got in there?!" is probably my favorite line, so I'm really happy that this is your fave scene.

And the comments made me laugh harder.

I don't think it's such a wreck... they did use cookies for his horns which I think is pretty inventive.

bekah said...

They should've told the kid "they couldn't make a Sully, so here's a cookie monster instead!"

Little Luxuries said...

It kinda looks like a half-melted Muppet...

Chris said...

Now, yes, that was the best scene in MI (love that movie too!) but you have to also credit the classic Warner Bros cartoon with Marc Antony the bulldog and his little pet kitty ROFL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w756g5dfcHg

Anonymous said...

thank you for the link to Presto! We DO already have it on our WALL-E DVD but this was much less hassle!!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. Now Boo WILL have nightmares.

Anonymous said...

hehehehehe even the kid knows it's a wreck

Anonymous said...

Why does sully have moobs? He should have peks! We love Mike and Sully in our house. Well, we love all Pixar movies.

Laurel the Kitty said...

Love the movie but that cake is a WTF-style fail.

Have you seen the bloopers for the movie? I love them.

-Laurel

Anonymous said...

H's still such a cute monster! there's only so much you can ruin him and he's still cute.

~Nikki~ said...

Ok I looooove this movie, but who the heck is that cake? Certanly not Sully... maybe it's Sully's jello-like baby nephew?! lol


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Catherine said...

Pustules. Purple Pustules.

Catherine said...

You know, I think this is a situation where airbrushing might actually have helped.

LucĂ­a said...

Gotta love the look on his little face. I submitted a Sully cake, and many other, but I guess you still don't get to them Jen, I promise they're all wrecktastic ):

Anonymous said...

I think that Sully was a bit of a challenge as it is, and if they'd put in more effort to get the facial features proportioned correctly (smaller eyes higher up and closer together, smaller nose, mouth higher up) and the purple spots on the fur in the right places, then it may well have sufficed.

Is there any actual cake underneath all of that blue splodgy stuff? How can such things possibly be acceptable as food for children?

Arlene said...

That poor kid getting a slimed cake for his birthday.. what on earth did the wreckerators do to it. Maybe it is best if I just back away and pretend I didn't see it.. *hums* as I quickly walk away lol.

~melly said...

presto digiatagione! lol! i didn't catch that first time around!

(when i played a mage in D&D prestidigitation was my favorite spell... SO underrated!)

Jamie said...

IF you have ever seen the classic warners cartoon "feed the Kitty" you would know Sully's reactions mirror (or copy) Marc Antony's when he thinks his Kitty has been made into a cookie. Pure classic Warners/Chuck Jones.

Anonymous said...

I'm so with that kid on this one! "The hell....?" is the perfect expression on his face! ROFL

Katherine said...

LOVED the Presto short! Thanks for the link and the recommendation :P

web said...

My 8 year old's comment: "That is so freakin' wrong."

aimee said...

my favorite part of Monsters Inc - when Sully is showing Boo that Randall's not in the closet - "it's empty! see, no monster in here! ::steps inside closet:: Well, now there is..."

Shannon said...

Well, it doesn't look anything like Sully, and I can't imagine the toxic blue icing tasted very nice...but he's a cute monster anyway, albeit a bit slimy looking...but some monsters are slimy and they can be quite sensitive about it.

:-)

Becca said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I haven't laughed that hard in a good while. Much appreciated!! lol

Chelsea said...

I have to say, Monster's INC has got to be one of my favorites. Finding Nemo is right up there too.

Anonymous said...

I have a sully stuffed and a boo cup from disney on ice. I called my husband kitty forever and he called me boo. He surprised me with the tickets for our wedding anniversary.

Ryan, Corrie, Max, and Jack said...

They gave him man-boobs. Not cool.

Anonymous said...

Aaaaawwwww! I think that cake is adorably cute! How he's just sitting there, looking a little apologetic at his own presence, it makes me feel like taking it home and making it feel wanted!

Amy said...

My daughter was looking at that, and critiquing it.
"It doesn't have its horns, and it looks like it cut of a little bit of its head."

My younger daughter insisted on a Monsters, Inc. cake for her 2nd birthday, so I went to the wholesale club, and had the plastic toppers added. easy peasy

Anonymous said...

You’re supposed to bake the cake before you ice it is a line from another Disney movie. Did you do that on purpose?

Heather the Pastry Art Student said...

I think they tried to ice it before it had a chance to completely cool all the way through, and they could have used a teddy bear pan as a base and removed the ears and built from there....Grrr...now I want to make one just so I know there's a right way....