Thursday, October 14, 2010

Barbie's Had It Up To HERE

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"And next we have a post-modern commentary on the restricting nature of societal expectations and chauvinistic stereotypes on the modern woman:


"That, or Bev got carried away with the ruffle tip again."


Good luck explaining that to the 6-year-olds, Roz W.


Note: That's a "Make Me Pretty Barbie Styling Head" on top there. Seriously. The jokes almost write themselves, don't they?
Daisy said...

Barbie's never looked better!

cklsmembers said...

I just keep thinking that the synthetic hair must be in the frosting! BLECH! [hairball]

~Maribeth

The Boob Nazi said...

For my 5th birthday, my mom's friend made me a Barbie cake. It looked SO much better than that. And they call themselves professionals....

Karen said...

Are you making fun of amputee Barbie? I suppose she's sort of the ruffly Jabba the Hut of the Barbie cake world.

Manda said...

Wow if we had to wear dresses that looked like that.. I think I would never wear dresses again...! What a travesty :{

Seriously though, could've at least made some arms with a fondant colored the same color as her skin, or some chocolate arms..

Maybe I expect too much from the wreckerators.

Danger Boy said...

I think this almost belongs in the Halloween cake post...

Trevor said...

I love it. I think someone could write an entire research paper on this cake.

Fluffy Cow said...

*opens mouth to speak*

*closes mouth and quietly leaves the room*

Kristine said...

My 4yo daughter: "Oh, that's a pretty pony cake" "That's not a pony" "Oh, what is it?"

Caroline B said...

Did you ever have the toilet roll covers that were basically a doll's head on a tulle 'dress'? They were popular in the UK in the '60's......that's what this looks like to me, somewhere under that frosting is a loo roll.....

Stefan said...

"See - if a man and a woman love each other very much, and they are really into kinky bondage ... "

kittymidori said...

i think i saw this on the sci-fi channel...

this is the part where the girl gets swallowed alive by the weird alien goo, right?

A Paperback Writer said...

Some of those roses are rather nicely done, but, even without the head, it's definitely overkill.
And what little girl wants a Barbie styling head with frosting in its hair? Ick.

Anonymous said...

Some people are never satisfied. First people complain about Barbie's body and how it it effecting our daughters' body images. So, now, they come up with a Barbie with a different body image and people still complain! I like to think of this as the new Mumu Barbie, a Barbie all girls can aspire to be.

Donna said...

My teeth hurt just looking at that mountain of icing...the decapitated Barbie is on her own.

elissa said...

I was laughing the moment the page loaded. Just barely managed to keep from spewing my coffee all over my computer.

OMG.

I don't know whether to laugh or gag.

WV: refeens; Wrecks like this make us hope the wreckerator refeens her technique before her next attempt.

Anonymous said...

Naughty girl - look at the guilt on her face - she's eaten her own legs!

H.J.D said...

I think it should be a rule that if you can't tell where the cake is in a cake then you should probably stay away.

booturtle said...

Whoa! What would possess someone to use the large styling Barbie head? Yikes. Only way it could be worse if they snapped off a couple of arms from the creepy 3ft tall dolls and poked them in the side as if Barbie were jumping out.

Eugenie said...

Is it the Ice Truck Killer's birthday already???

Anonymous said...

I remember a comedian talking about a decapitated Barbie head that you were supposed to practice your makeup skills on - I think it was referred to as "John The Baptist Barbie." Wonder if they served Salome sandwiches at that party?

LeslieG said...

When I first saw this, I thought it was a commentary on Samuel Beckett's play Happy Days, which features a woman trapped in a mound of earth that gradually consumes her. Do you think the decorator was somehow making a commentary on Beckett's view of existential bleakness? Naahhh ...

Lisa said...

see...the frosting dress was just so heavy she couldn't get her little arms and legs out of there. Poor Barbie. :(

Craig said...

Wow -- Wash Day Barbie! Now that has to be a collector's item.

I'll have a slice of frosting without so much synthetic hair in it.

Wreckerator #1: "We don't seem to get many orders for boy's or men's cakes here at Ruffles & Flourishes."

Wreck #2: "Yes, that is strange -- could you hand me that extra large ruffle tip? I gotta finish this cake for the Army recruitment center's grand opening."

Nancy said...

Oh, look, it's Bondage Barbie. Her arms have been subdued by all the ruffles.

Paula said...

Barbie looks like she's had one too many botox shots...... and I Agree that it looks like one of those crocheted toilet paper covers with the doll on top.

Squidley said...

What happened to the Soviet Russia post? It's on my feed, but not the site...

Stephanie said...

I decorate cakes for a living and actually had a barbie cake last week...it looked nothing like that...that looks like it might be all frosting and no cake :-D

Pauline said...

At least she doesn't have boobs.

Kate said...

I'm just earnestly concerned about all the ruffles. Why are we teaching our children to hate themselves with ruffles?!

http://arguingwithadoughnut.blogspot.com/

Blessed said...

My 5 year old girl going past and seeing what I was looking at:

"Oh, it's so beautiful!

I wish I would chomp down on the computer!"

So, see, it met the demands of its target audience. ; )

Cupcakes Lady said...

Halloween cake post...I think yes?! ;) xx

karina said...

That reminds me of one of the worst movies I've ever seen... Boxing Helena. Only in this case it would be "Frosting Helena"

fieldguidetohummingbirds said...

This is going to come off as pretty lowbrow after references to Theater of the Absurd and existentialism, but I have just two words:

Captain Pike.

Moon Rani said...

I notice several comments refer to having synthetic hair in the frosting. *Note to cakewreckers*: next time, please use real hair.
This cake looks like it was created by a drug cartel to send a message to doll makers everywhere. A decapitation cake speaks volumes.
In the '60s, doll cakes were popular where I lived, the kind where the naked doll wore a frosting bodice and a frosted cake skirt. Generic dolls were used because the real thing was too expensive, but everybody called them Barbie cakes. In fact, if you were unwise enought to point out it wasn't an authentic Barbie, the party hostess would correct you quickly (and angrily).

Dance To The Door said...

It's like she's stuck in quicksand that's made from layers and layers of ruffly, rose festooned frosting. Any minute now her head will slip below the surface and she'll suffer a sugary pastel colored demise..

Ilze said...

Barbie's cake/dress reminds me of some of those 'worst bridesmaids dresses'

Suzanne said...

@fieldguidetohummingbirds : my sides hurt from laughing so much! Thank you!

Siouxzr said...

So the wreckarator completes five or six rows of ruffles --- says "Hmm Maybe I'm going overboard with the ruffles. I know I'll do a row of roses." And back to the ruffles until Barbie appears to be entombed in frosting.
Amazing.

WV: phydr. Poor Barbie must now phydr way out of that doll eating cake.

Miss Mina said...

Hey lets not hate on the roses and ruffles, and look, little Susie there gets a doll head to wash (frosting) and style (sprinkles) and make all purdy!
[hack..eh...hack -pulls out synthetic hair- gag]

The frosting is... DELISH!!!

WV - Scruf "They're not ruffles, they're more... scruf."

http://velcrowallpaper.blogspot.com/

Mel said...

I sort of sympathize with the decorator, I tried to make my daughter a barbie cake for her third birthday and it turned out terrible! She being three, thought it was the best cake ever, but it was terrible. But I don't call myself a professional, so no I don't sympathize with the decorator.

Deirdre said...

@Karen: "amputee Barbie"--hahahahahaha!

I bow to the awesome posts this week.

Anonymous said...

Antebellum Barbie's petticoat swallowed her!

Momcat said...

Ever try to sit down in a hoop skirt? 'Nuff sed.

wv: artiesti - that's the most artiesti Barbie cake I've ever seen.

The Cake Chick said...

What kind of person would think of making a cake like that? Oh lets just throw a Barbie head on top of a cake layered with roses and ruffles!

Anonymous said...

coming this season: Diabetic Barbie

-Barbara Anne

Lindsay H said...

Wow. Ken might want to sit tonight out.

Delibird said...

OMG, it's a Dalek Barbie! "Exterminate! Exterminate!"

wv: isitindu

Barbie says, "Isitindu cake while someone takes du picture of me!"

Jodie said...

My 6 year old daughter saw this one and said "Oh, she's so bee-u-tiful!!! Can I have her for my next birthday cake?"

To which her twin brother pipes up "Well, she does look like you!"

Sibling love... I think it was because Barbie's blonde and DD is blonde, not that DD is covered if ruffles and roses...

Tricia L said...

If you surgically remove Barbie's head, it is actually a pretty cake. And yes, it does look like a toilet paper roll cover.

wv: chipp
The sound made by my dental hygenist as he removes the plaque from my teeth caused by all that icing.

BADKarma! said...

Gives a whole new meaning to, "Let zhem eat cake!", doesn't it... O_o

Arlene said...

I so wouldn't want a Barbie head on my cake unless it was for a halloween bash. Ugh and all that frosting would be a parents nightmare lol.

Jennifer said...

Waiter, there's a blond synthetic hair in my cake.

Sazza F said...

This makes me a total nerd but I'll say it anyway - my instant reaction was "Venetian Pasticcerie" and if you look at the reflection of the buildings in the window they do have a certain italian look (could be wrong - don't flame me) But my point is that every street corner in Venice has a Pasticcerie with this kind of flamoyant kitchness on display.

Jessica F. said...

Oh NO, it's the next evolution of the Daleks - EXTERMINATE KEN! EXTERMINATE SKIPPER! All she needs is boobs that fire death rays.

Bridget Delaney said...

*sings* "Head and shoulders, bunch of ruffles, bunch of ruffles!"

Anonymous said...

I just wanna know; who in the heck thought that putting that Barbie head on top like that was a good idea?!

Cami Franklin said...

My 5 year old was looking at the blog with me and we came across this barbie cake. Her mouth dropped, she turned and walked away in disgust and said, "I'm done." HA! HA! Even a 5 year old girl was not impressed with all the ribbons and frills.

Stacy Conner said...

gives me the heebee-jeebees!

Anonymous said...

Oh, thats scary. What the heck happened to her vital joints???? Creepy.