Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweets For Dad

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today, we celebrate men.

And not just any men: men who make babies! Also, men who adopt babies! Also, men who are with women who made babies with other men! Also, men who adopted babies and there are no women involved except those involved in making the babies! (Ok, so pretty much all men, except for men like me who have no babies. Except my cats.)

Look, men! Cigars!

(Sub'd by Laura V. and made by Sweet Gems)

How manly!


And what's this? Could it be Captain Kirk?!?!

(Sub'd by Judy M. and made by Spense)

Extremely manly!


And what man would be complete without one of those blue and white shirts from 80's Wall Street movies?

(Sub'd by Christina W. and made by Esperanza)

It's business time!


Football! And not that wussy European football*, either! No!

(Sub'd by Jennifer L. & baker unknown)

MANLY Football!

*grunting*


And tools!!
Every man needs tools!

(Sub'd by Colette D. and made by Cheri's Bakery)

Somebody break something so I can fix it!


And Harley Davidson motorcycles!

(Sub'd by PJ. and made by Amore Cake)

Because MEN ride them!


And Vegemite!

(Sub'd by Sarah H. and made by Ab Fab Cakes)

Because MEN at Work sang about it, that's why!
Somebody make me a sandwich!


And finally, what's more manly than man's best friend?

(Made by A Couple of Sweet Things)

D'awww, who's a widdle boopsie boo? Izzit you? Yesh, it is!!

[looking up]

Oh, uh...hi, guys. Heh.

So. Um. Where were we?

Oh, right.


Alright, men! Sing it with me!


We're men!
We're men in tights. (Tight Tights!)
We roam through the woods
looking for fights.
We're men! (MANLY men!)
We're men in tiiiights,
When you're in a fix
Just call for the men in tights!

(We're butch!)


Happy Father's Day Falker Satherhood, all.


*Update! Just so we're clear, when I say "European Football," I am referring to soccer, a game where gently bumping a player results in said player holding his face and screaming in agony while rolling around on the ground. I am in no way referring to Rugby, a game so manly that just typing it has caused hair to burst from under my shirt collar. Glad we cleared that up.

-john
Anonymous said...

FotC reference!? you most rocketh! :)
-Lara

Anonymous said...

The song-lololol. The cakes are amazingly detailed

Anonymous said...

Amen Lara. The Antipodeans approve. Although....it isn't actually our Father's day.
You're the Hip-Hoppopotamus.
-Kit

Heather said...

You so rock for putting the song under the pretties!

Maria said...

Yet another FotC reference in this block which rocks like no other!

Josin L. McQuein said...

The leather effect on that Harley cake is AWESOME. Me want.

Dedi said...

Men in Tights is one of my fave movies. :oD

Liz said...

I love the Robin Hood: Men in tights vid! Good Call John!!

Sarah said...

Awesome, John, just awesome. Thanks for the smile this morning!

Jennifer said...

John, you rock. That is all.

Jen said...

The pup is cute, and I <3 Robin Hood:Men in Tights. ^__^

Mommy to Monkeys said...

You guys always make me smile and laugh out loud!
Thanks

Ninja said...

Where are the grills? My dad's a grill MANIAC!

April said...

Does anyone else see the potential Wreck in the "To Boldly Go" cake? Doesn't the captain's chair look a little.....toilet-ish?

I'm just sayin!

LibrarianJessica said...

Gee thanks, John. Now I'm gonna have to watch the whole movie to get the song out of my head! (Great post.)

Anonymous said...

Yum I love vegemite!!! Of course I wouldn't like to eat a vegemite flavoured cake. I'm not sure about your comment regarding American Football being more manly than European Football... I would have thought a sport requiring shoulder pads and a pretty hat was a bit girly. European football's only safety equipment is a pair of thin plastic shinpads... and Australian Rules Football???? You're only allowed a rubber mouthguard to stop getting all your teeth smashed in. Now that IS a manly sport.

Dennis said...

"To boldly go" - All Kirk needs is a newspaper and the confused image of captain's-chair-as-throne would be complete.

Anonymous said...

and Happy happy to all men who baby their cats, and dogs, and iguanas and other pets too! "Who's a liddle widdle boo boo kitteh/goggie/guannie?"

christopher said...

Too funny today ! All the cakes were nicely crafted, and the Vid was killer. Thx !

wv; menfessa
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Jewels said...

Flight of the Conchords and 'men in tights' in one post? Well played.

Anonymous said...

LSU and Baton Rouge thank you for the mention. That cake will be the envy of the city.

Lioness said...

The 'leather' on that Harley Davidson cake is positively incredible!

Catherine said...

"To Boldy Go"--So much nose! At first I was tempted to say that cake looked more like Pike than Kirk, but, no, I think it's just random crewman X aspiring to bigger and better things in the john.

Anonymous said...

awesome post save the whole "MANLY Football" bit. American Football is just sissified Rugby. If they were REAL mean, they forgo all that padding. Which, I might add, REAL footballers don't use discounting shin guards of course.

Katie said...

Hahaha. Best post ever.

Fanboy Wife said...

Nice.

Rookie said...

This is probably the most epic post on this site to date. Loved all of it, including the Men in Tights bit!

Kelly said...

Props to you, John, for the great Flight of the Conchords reference (my fave song of theirs!). I hope your cats treat you well today!

The Boob Nazi said...

That wittle puppy is so cute!!!

Michelle said...

Great cakes! And I *LOVE* the Men in Tights video. Thanks for making me smile!

Quay W said...

FotC ?!? Well, if that's what you're into.



Hope the tour is going well.

Thanks for the best laugh of the day.

Anonymous said...

I am *QUITE* upset at the suggestion that our European football is anything other than manly!

...oh, wait, you're right. Carry on.

CookieD'oh said...

Seriously, Men in Tights is my favoritestest movie bit EVER. Love you guys for posting it!

Oh, and the cakes are great, too.

Kelly Pratt Photography said...

That leather texture on the Harley cake is AMAZING!

Suzi said...

Jen is one lucky, lucky dame ;-) I'm thinking you may be one of the awesomest men to ever roam the Earth, there John!

missfrecklehead said...

We're butch! Always brings the lulz.

The leather texture on that Harley cake.. holy moly! Let's ride!

Nara said...

Huzzah for including a not-traditionally-manly puppy cake! Do you know how hard it is to find a father's day card for a shrink who doesn't play sports, grill, watch sports, ride a Harley, or care about sports? I always just find the cutest kitten card possible and write in the message. Candy & kittens -- that's what really confident dads like.

Aliza said...

Those cakes were impressive-- particularly the football and the Harley Davidson cakes. The puppy was just totally adorable (although I would be a bit worried about green fur on an actual dog!). The tools one was well done, but my neighbour would be distraught at so few tools-- and my dad would be befuddled by that many! (for my dad, a telephone to call a contractor is HIS favourite tool!). The video was a hoot, too.

But, as someone who lived in Australia, I do have to agree with others that rugby is more manly than football - the whole "give blood, play rugby" mentality- although I'm with you on football vs soccer. But as a Canadian, having tasted Vegemite , the *only* way that stuff is edible is when it's on Cake Wrecks Sunday Sweets as a fondant covered regular cake :)

Happy Fathers Day to all dads!

Sami said...

Oh John. I love you XD Seriously, you just made me whole day better. Father's Day around my house is pretty depressing since my sister and I really don't have our dad in our lives, and my grandpa died a few years ago. We celebrate with my uncle, the best substitute-dad in the world, and I will be showing this post to him when he comes over for dinner.

Sami said...

Just when I thought you guys couldn't get any cooler, you go and whip out Start Trek, Flight of the Conchords, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights all in the same post. I freakin love you guys.

Susie said...

I really love that toolbox cake and all of the tool-y accessories.

And yes, I did think that Captain Kirk had been interrupted while on the throne, so to speak. Oops.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I love the cakes today, and especially the Men in Tights references! My hubby and I just watched that last night - what a weird coincidence. I had never heard of Flight of the Conchords, but after watching the clip, I looked up 5 or 6 of their other clips on YouTube and laughed myself silly! Thanks as always for the wonderful post! You and Jen rock! :D

Angela said...

It took me a minute to figure out that the Harley Davidson cake was not actually something made out of real leather. They're good.
I really liked the cigar case cake too, though. Such amazing attention to detail. Not sure about the half-smoked one in the background, though.
Yeah, I thought that was Kirk on the toilet at first glance, too. "To boldly go" did not help matters.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Sigh... I truly wish my father were still here to give a cake to... He did in 1988. He was my step-Dad but he was a terrific father...

Don't forget the uncles who who may not have kids of their own but who love their nieces and nephews (and great nieces and nephews) like their own.

I am an auntie who doesn't have children of my own but I am "Mom" to two.

Quiara said...

Your ... um... "interpretation" of the song was cute. It was a wreck of its own! Awww!

(But, um, you coulda just watched the vid again and got the words right. But still... cute songWreck. ^_^)

Sixxlet said...

I LOVE that the Harley Davidson cake actually looks like REAL LEATHER! Very impressive!!

Anonymous said...

My fav is probably the shirt But My god this Harley effect really looks like leather! very very very impressive!

Anonymous said...

loved the Daddy's Day cakes, and yes, the "To Boldly Go" Cake, did need a newspaper in his hand and his drawers down around his ankles - that would make it fitting for most Dad's that I know; the one's who use the "Bridge" for their escape pod from their oh, so crazy crew.

As for the LSU cake, I kept looking for the jockstrap. The cake designer put everything else related to the team on there, so where was the jock strap????


Finally the cute doggie everyone liked. Well, I didn't like it. Why? I thought it had been tortured. Just who in their right mind would twist that cute little puppies paws all around so the bottom of its' feet stuck straight forward??? That's horrible! Sadistic! A crime against cute puppies!!

Mary Jane said...

There is nothing manlier than the "Men in Tights" song! Way to go! Great Blog entry, John! :)

B-Jo said...

maybe my bad, but what the heck is FotC?

And the Harley Leather is so sweet!

Amy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Just when I thought I couldn't love Cake Wrecks any more than I already do...After that business shirt, reading the line "It's business time" had me crossing my fingers hoping for a Flight of the Conchords link. THEN to top things all off, my favorite movie OF ALL TIME was referenced -- Robin Hood: Men in Tights WITH A VIDEO! I'm so overwhelmed. BEST.POST.EVER.

Gina said...

The Harley one is awesome! Anybody know how the decorator made the "leather"?

Anonymous said...

wooohooo LSU!

Anonymous said...

This post made me laugh even more than usual! John may just be my new favorite after the "Men in Tights" reference! BEST.MOVIE.EVER!!
-Courtney

Leslie said...

Well done. Tip of the cap to you, sir.

The Quibbler said...

I don't know how this hasn't been said yet, but A MAN MUST BE SWIFT AS A COURSING RIVERRRRRRR
-Jessica W.

Heidi said...

Brilliant post! Particularly enjoyed the Men at Work reference. Happy Cat-Dad Day to you!

Green said...

I'm sorry. I couldn't get over the enORMOUS manly cigar in the background of the first picture. I'm afraid I might have to look over all of these again without GIGANTIC CIGAR distracting me.

It looks like Cheech and Chong made it. C'mon, who's with me?

Katie said...

Aw, John, you can be Father of the Cake Wrecks blog. Happy Falker Satherhood!

Pyro said...

That's not "Manly Football", it's "Sissy Rugby"; in the UK we play it without pads and helmets, and without stopping every 90 seconds...

Chris said...

Why does the Shat look like he's taking a s...

Hey look, a squirrel!!

mumstheword said...

Great cakes.
But your manly football is our wussy rugby.

I grew up in England. Football uses feet.

Mary Connealy said...

The Captain Kirk cake is beautifully done, no denying that. But who eats his head.

Just because it's a really GREAT head, doesn't really make it better.

Anonymous said...

So are you Australian, John?
You've got the Vegemite, the rugby... and there is a beach town on the north side of the Sydney harbor named ......
R e a d y ?
.......

MANLY !!!!!

from your neighbor down near Tupperware Jeanine

Anonymous said...

I actually object to your referring to english football as the wussy type of football when it isnt, american football is the wussy version of rugby.

Anonymous said...

Captain Kirk looks like he's sitting on the john. Yep, I'd say he's pretty "bold" to "go" in front of everyone like that!

Emma9405 said...

I laughed out loud. Several times.

NZNeep said...

This is why all football players should grow up in rugby nations. Last night the New Zealanders were bouncing back up and the Italians were crying and rolling around clutching themselves. Who are the world champs again?

Donna said...

OMG! The Harley cake actually looks like leather!

Poppy said...

I'm not certain, but the LSU football cake looks a lot like the work of Sucre, a terrific bakery/candy/ice cream shop in New Orleans.

Katie Bug said...

Love the "Business Time" reference. That is my ringtone for my husband when he calls my cell (his choice, of course)!

Myrnie said...

Love these cakes! Amore Cakes did such a great job...but then, she's just all around awesome :) (R, hope you're reading this ;)

sendingtheclowns said...

Yawn--it's already *tomorrow* and I'm just now seeing these.

Now, I reverse-heart fondant, but these are pretty cool.
Except that I think James T. Kirk looks more like James Arness...and I don't know what HIS middle initial is.
Let's have a little fun and put a sheriff's star on his uniform where the Star Trek badge goes.
(I know, that would be blasphemy! Or...maybe it would be blast-off-phemy?)
Back to bed for me!

=^@.@^=

Arlene said...

Will now have that men in tights song stuck in my head all night.. until I evilly pass it on to my husband lol. I love that movie! And all of these cakes are so beautiful and detailed makes me wish we had kids so I could buy my hubby one lol.

MissNay said...

I still can't watch Blinkin punch those guys and not laugh.
So friggin funny.

Tami said...

Seriously! With the getting bumped in the chest and then grabbing his face and rolling around on the pitch for WAY too long?? Ridiculous. Also, could you explain why the 3rd US goal was taken away? So irritating!

Also, nice cakes:)

Christine said...

American football? Manly? When the players are hiding inside a suit of kevlar armour?
And don't get me started on baseball, which we call rounders, and which is typically played by 8 year old girls (also without body armour)...

Toaster said...

To be fair they only scream until the magic sponge appears and it is clear that they are not going ot be awarded a penalty. Then they stop immediately.

Adrienne said...

Amateur football teams are way tougher than professional ones. My little brother's football league only acknowledges injury when there's either bone showing or so much blood it makes the pitch slippery.

Amanda said...

Heck YES Flight of the Conchords. That made my day. And got "Business Time" and the Hip-Hoppopatumus vs Rhymenocerous song stuck in my head for the day.

Also, these are completely awesome cakes. I'm especially impressed by that Harley cake--the leather looks so real!

Alisha Rene' said...

*Update! Just so we're clear, when I say "European Football," I am referring to soccer, a game where gently bumping a player results in said player holding his face and screaming in agony while rolling around on the ground. I am in no way referring to Rugby, a game so manly that just typing it has caused hair to burst from under my shirt collar. Glad we cleared that up.
DAMN SKIPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miranda said...

Cakes and testosterone, together at last for the first time?

Delicious. I'll have a slice. Is it BEEFcake?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for acknowledging lots of different types of dads.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the LSU cake! Geaux Tigers!!!


-Kyla (my very first comment, but I've been reading here for a year now.)

Laura said...

Um, yeah....normally I love you guys, but the sissy soccer stuff is crap. American football in pads is a lot of fun to watch, but c'mon...they're wearing pads. Rugby is some serious stuff, and so is soccer (the real football). Shin guards as your only protection, and you have to outwit the other team with the finesse of your feet...that's a manly sport. You have to be fleet of foot, able to strategize, work as part of a well-tuned machine, and keep your hands OFF the ball. You guys were way off about the manly quotient, unless you mean meathead manliness.

Scarlett Robyn said...

Hi....
Hate to burst your bubble but the 7th one (the vegemite one) is actually a birthday cake. The label that says "Happy Birthday Rob" is sort of a give away......

Michael said...

I absolutely love your blog, but I was extremely disappointed by your reference to soccer as being a wussy sport. You obviously have never played yourself,so I am assuming the comment comes from ignorance. I consider American football to be the wussy sport. Those guys have to stop every few minutes to rest up and discuss(or be told) what they will do next. In soccer you are running for 45 minutes without a break and have to think on your own while running. I could go on and on.....but anyway GREAT cakes!

Anonymous said...

Already mentioned, but worth repeating: The texturing on the Harley Davidson cake is AMAZING!

John and Sarah Sperry said...

I was soooooo hopping that you would like to the FotC song, YAY!! Oh, and your description of the various types of football was awesome. Thank you for making me laugh my head off!

~Nikki~ said...

These are awesome! Happy father's day to all the dad...

Love the Men in Tights reference!

check out my blog: nikkiscakery.blogspot.com

peaches1111_00 said...

Gah that LSU cake is uh-mazing. Louisiana born and bred...LSU fan since forever. Super duper awesome. <3

Michelle said...

I cannot believe the Harley cake is not made of leather! SO AWESOME! =D

Brenda said...

The leather on the Harley cake is AMAZING!!

Anonymous said...

...Said he who has probably never played soccer and gotten kicked in the shin with a cleat worn by a guy running about 100 miles an hour. Two words: NO PROTECTION. Sissy is wearing shoulder pads, mouth guard and all other sorts of protection up to *here* while pushing each other around. My own father hates it when I say that, bless his soul, but it's true :)

ladyrazorsharp said...

Whoa. The Harley cake is just...wow. My dad would go berserk.

The Kirk cake, while very awesome, makes me a bit uncomfortable. You'd have to decapitate him to serve it (ha, Futurama) and I'm not sure that's my thing. But it's still awesome.

That DOG oh so cute. Maybe for a new dad! So much squee.

LOL Men in Tights. "Unlike SOME Robin Hoods, *I* have an English accent!" XD

Tienne said...

No question, the cakes are great, but I come here for the snarky commentary and I have to say, Jen: You married a winner. This might be in the running for best guest post evar. :)

Anonymous said...

Since when is it "sissy" to protect yourself from injury? Do you manly rugby snobs also boast about not buckling up while driving? I say, bring on the mouthguards! We like our teeth over on this side of the pond.

Sharon said...

You see, in "real" football - you know, the one where they can only touch the ball with their feet - they have these things called "rules" which stop people from punching each other on the field.

However, sports like those fake footballs have dulled people's brains, so they don't notice when little things like "fouls" have occurred. Therefore, the players have to draw attention to them in the time-honoured fashion of silent-movie/melodrama actors.

Namely: much flailing about so that the folks at the back of the house can see that something has happened.

moonfall86 said...

Glad I'm not the only one who thought Captain Kirk was sitting on a toilet at first. The "boldy go" quote didn't help...would have been really funny if it HAD been a toilet.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else look at the background cake in the first picture and think "log in a thong"?
-Andrea

Kaija said...

Lol. Robin Hood: Men in Tights is the best movie ever. You got some of the lyrics wrong, though... Awesome cakes!

kar131313 said...

ROFLMAO - "Boldly Going"*
Men in Tights - cigar-in-a-thong!
Stop, please, I can't breathe for laughing. :-D

*just needs a little flush handle on the side of the captain's chair...

Anonymous said...

Link to Flight of the Conchords? I knew I liked this blog for a reason.
-Sheri

KittenKat said...

So is the toolbox cake the male equivalent of the purse cake, then? All we need now is a hiking boot cake to go with the high-heeled shoe cakes and we're set!

Also OMG CAPTAIN KIRK (even if it does kinda look a liiiittle bit like he's sitting on a toilet)