Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Sweets: Threadcakes!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

As you may recall, Threadless.com hosts an annual contest called Threadcakes where bakers replicate one of Threadless' shirt designs in cake form. Threadless shirts are super fun, and the participating decorators are always amazingly creative. The contest just wrapped this week, and since Jen is one of the judges again this year, I thought I'd share some of *my* favorite submissions.

(I'll post a photo of the shirt design first, followed by the cake entry.)

I'm in love with this design titled "Alice's Sewing Basket:"

And here's Melissa's phenomenal matching cake:

I want this as a statue on my desk for all of eternity.

Here's one called "Firelight Cottage."
And Jennifer's cake:

Look at all that detail! I would never want to cut into that robot. EVER!

This shirt is too cool: "Doc Franklin's Miracle Tonic"


But Neli's cake is even better:

By Neli Josefsen
You can see closer detail shots at the link. So cool.


This design is called "Long Journey." I love the swirly blues and greens!


Vina did an awesome job of bringing the design to life:

Gorgeous!


"Strange Birds" is one of my favourite designs on Threadless. Look at these colours!

Cora's cake based on the design is just as fun.:

I love the white chocolate pretzel barrier!


"Diver No 12" is such a neat design on its own...

But Jamie's take on it is so... very... awesome.

By Jamie Hoffman
And the rainbow pools are chocolate ganache mud cakes? Yeah. I'm so there.

This shirt called "Extraordinary Observer" is really cool:


But Georgia's cake really blew me away:

By Georgia Suter
The base is made from cake, and the detail above is all pastillage and gum paste. Very impressive!!

I'll wrap up with a few favorites from the 2D category.

This sweet design is called "A Vehicle Built for Dreams." It reminds me of books I read as a kid:
Sarah's cake is so beautifully painted...

By Sarah Woodward
...and she's only 17! Wow!


"Sugar Land" is the perfect design to turn into a cake:

And Kim really brought those evil cavity causers to life:

By Kim Rountree


"Birdsong" is a very intricate design:

And Megan didn't miss a beat when she turned it into a cake:

By Megan Matsumoto
It took her a whole week to make! Well worth it, Megan.


There are HUNDREDS of entries on the Threadcakes site, so be sure to check out the gallery for more! This year's winners haven't been announced yet, but we'll let you know when they are.
Anonymous said...

Wow!

SuperDaisy said...

I am blown away by the incredible artistry and talent!

Holey schmoley, these people are Fan-Cakin'- Tastic!!

DaMamaJama said...

Stunning - absolutely stunning! I can't pick a favourite, I... I just can't. They're all too amazing!
You've out-done yourself, #1!

We Heart Homeschool! said...

The Firelight Cottage cake is phenomonal! I have a soft spot for robots destroying small, peaceful villages ;)

Fluffy Cow said...

(Something I never thought I'd say in here)

That eyeball cake is exquisite.

Amanda said...

That last one is amazing. Every single line is replicated perfectly! :o

they're all super, don't get me wrong, but... Woah.

Anonymous said...

There is no way you can pick a winner. Holy cow.

Bethany said...

These are amazing! And gorgeous!

Maru said...

They're all really amazing, but the Long Journey one I think is my favorite. It's so bluuuuue.

Sirona said...

Incredible talent. Every one of those cakes is amazing. What a tough job to be a judge of that competition!

Anonymous said...

I'm dumbstruck! Are there any more like these you can post? Works of art!

MiSC

Jamie said...

Yeah baby! I'm on Cakewrecks Sunday Sweets! Doesn't get any better than that!!

The Tame One said...

Amazing. I would feel terrible eating anyone of these. The Nightmare Before Christmas / Tim Burton looking one is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! My favorite is the one making fun of Thomas Kinkade!

Anna B. said...

My son walked up while I was looking at these, & he said he wants a cake like the Firelight Cottage one for his upcoming 4th birthday. I wonder if I can even come close...

Meg said...

OH...EM...GEE!!! How AMAZING are those cakes??? Love them all! I seriously can't pick one & I'm floored at the level of talent. Totally amazing!

martha said...

SERIOUSLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn Peterson-Smith said...

I'd like to say I always have the right word for the occasion, but words fail me when I see these entries! No superlative does them justice!

*wipes drool from her desk as she pushes her chin to close her mouth*


wv: tules - If you have four pears and I take a pair, you have tules.

caferacers66 said...

I am just so amazed at the talent! Such execution and style with nothing flubbed or imbalanced - three cheers for this collection of talent!peemoris

Anonymous said...

OMG such skill-they could have been painters

Anonymous said...

Those cakes are incredible.

mickeyp415 said...

amazing. fantastic. mind-blowing. (i don't know if there are enough superlatives!)

love 'sugarland' in particular -- my husband has this t-shirt (one of my faves) and the cake version is just as sweet!

TerraD said...

Very nice post, Pam.

TerraD said...

WOW!!!! Those were some of the best Sunday Sweets we've seen in a long time. Fantastic job by all of the artists! Thanks for sharing with us CW!

Donna said...

Long Journey is my favorite, followed by Sugar Land. All are works of art!

Sarah Woodward said...

These are my favourites too, especially seeing as though "A Vehicle Built for Dreams" is mine.:) Thanks so much for the kind words!
I'm super excited to see who wins this year, there are so many amazing designs to choose from!

Little Lovables said...

Holy CRAP! This stuff is amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely irony to have "Sugarland" reproduced in sweet, sugary cake!
Carol

Cassidy said...

These are possibly my most favoritest Sunday Sweets! These people are so amazingly talented.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

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Tricia L said...

Quote: "Strange Birds" is one of my favourite designs on Threadless. Look at these colours!

Has Number 1 crossed The Pond?

Great works of art, though. Thanks for sharing them.


wv: ovencess - the official royal designation of an oven princess

Anonymous said...

Sunday Sweets posts continually make me realize why I don't do this for hire... and then you show up with one of these! WOW. Beyond WOW.

I feel very insignificant now.

~~Di

EG said...

Just amazing!

Denita said...

They're all excellent and absolutely phenomenal works of art! But I have to say...any cake showing a robot trashing a cutesy-wootsy *retch* Thomas Kinkaid cottage is a HUGE winner in my book!!

WV: comyc. As in, "Firelight Cottage" has impeccable comyc timing.

Marlyn said...

They're all fantastic, but my favourite is "The Long Journey". That's super-amazingly-wonderful!

archersangel said...

wow! that's great work!

Anonymous said...

There are no words to describe how amazing those were! I have a question though, and this is entirely my ignorance of the whole cake decorating world. The last cake (which is beautiful!) has a notation that it took a week to make. How do they keep the cake from going stale? I mean, if a cake like that is made for an event, it's a week old when it gets there. How do they keep the cake fresh?

shikishinobi said...

I have only two things to say to this set. Artistic flare! The skill in the making of those cakes is rather clever. I can't understand how some people go so badly when there is full on skill out there. Especially with some of the more difficult cakes where detail is specific. Go the artists.

bostoniancouture said...

Amazing ! must how taken a long time to make

Sixxlet said...

They are all great, but I especially loved Sugar Land!

Arlene said...

Gorgeous. That one cake with the robot reminded me of a Thomas Kincade painting. Without the robot of course lol. Gorgeous just takes my breath away. I wish I had even a tiny amount of the talent these decorators have.

Jennifer Flynn said...

I'm honored to be featured on Sunday Sweets thank you!

Also, thanks to everyone for their lovely comments :)

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome cakes!! WOW!!
Liz in Norway

Anonymous said...

I am just amazed at how much more vivid some of these cake translations are than the original design. Fantastic!

veii said...

So many different levels of impressed!

ladyrazorsharp said...

Wow. Absolutely incredible. The diver helmet cake is...just...whoa. And 'Birdsong' is...guh. The creators of the shirts are so inventive, and those who reproduce the designs in cake are just over the top!

TJ said...

I hate to criticize a nice cake, but... does anyone else notice the robot appears to have a lit flatus coming from his backside?

lisadh said...

"Long Journey" and "Birdsong" just take my breath away. Simply stunning works of art.

ksaldria said...

I think my favorite is the Doc Franklin cake. Blew me away! :D

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Simple Way to Use Google said...

oh it's amazing
good work

Angela Castillo said...

Sooo beautiful! I love "birdsong!" Thank you, Cake Wrecks, for your wonderful blog!

ikan said...

Nice posting guys

Fiona said...

Wow, they are all so amazing, and now I want some really intricately made cake

lyndsay said...

i am SUPER IMPRESSED!! what a fun contest... seriously amazing.

i wonder if the cakemakers are professionals or just hobbyists??

seriously crazy!!!

Grace Wong said...

Woah. These cakes are unreal. Serious, serious talent in all these cake artists.

Anonymous said...

Truly and art form...meant for eating but, not wanting to because of the beauty of these babies!!