Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Sweets: Farmed Out

Sunday, October 17, 2010

[singing] Old McDonald had a farm...

Submitted by Alison L., made by Blue Cupcake

E-i-e-i-o!

And on this farm he had some animals:

Submitted Stacey L., made by her friend Beth

This shows that your cake doesn't have to be big, sculpted, or multi-tiered to be awesome. Love it!


E-i-e-i-o!


With a "baa baa" here:

By the always-amazing Bakerella

They're cake balls. Unbelievably cute, fluffy cake balls.


And a "cluck cluck" there:

Sub'd by Nancy D., made by Carolyn Mustopa

It's a wedding cake! How very City Slickers.

Here a "neigh:"

Made by Wrecks reader Joanne P.

There an "apple:"

Made by Heidi Miller

It was inspired by the song "Big Yellow Taxi." Gorgeous!



Everywhere a "barrel of ducks wearing cowboy hats with a bar of soap:"

Sub'd by Brenda, made by Cakes Unleashed

Before you ask, the "water" is pulled sugar covered with piping gel. Genius.


Old McDonald...

Made by Chocolate Pi

Oops... sorry. Sometimes I get my McDonalds mixed up.


Well, finally, here's a bonus Sweet for all you Farmville addicts enthusiasts:

By Flores & Aromas

I'm digging those carrots.

Get it? "Digging?"

Sorry; my sense of humor is firmly rooted in puns

Get it? "Rooted?"



Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Naantje said...

Hurray! I've been waiting since this morning for the Sunday Sweets to arrive, and here they are :) Awesome

I get that you woke up early and posted early, but I'm up since 08.30, and it's 15.30 here allready.

*Impatient creature*

joyce said...

good thing you answered that question as it was the first thing my husband said, over my shoulder: how did they do the water??? y'all know just how we think! answering questions before they are asked! wow

and my word verification had ham in it.

tiny purple elephant said...

loved them all...but someone named their kid "flyer"?

Lucy said...

These are so cute! Brilliant!

Alex T. Valencic said...

That fifth cake looks like cows to me... But I still love them! Sunday Sweets are the best!

Tess said...

Big Yellow Taxi sweet! Joni Mitchell would be so proud.

Catstina said...

These are beautiful! I love the Sunday Sweets!

Anonymous said...

All of these cakes are so cute! I really have to say that the Mickey D cake made my day as all my boys worked at McDonalds through high school (and beyond!) and so anything related is cool! Was it a wedding cake?

I also post anonymously, due to the fact that someone had already taken the name I wanted, and because I am a computer spazz!

WV-suptimi What this Canadian likes do is sup-Tim(m)i(es) with her cake!

Amy said...

So cute! I wish I was better at sculpting so I could so something like this for my son's birthday!

http://amyscookingadventures.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Those are some seriously cute cakes!

american girl in italy said...

Did you see this cake?

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/10/16/verminous-dickens-ca.html

Verminous Dickens cake banned from Melbourne cake show

(I love your site. It has provided so many laughs!)

Rue said...

loved them all...but someone named their kid "flyer"?

i just assumed the cake was celebrating a horse named flyer.

are those real apples?!

Anonymous said...

Psst - "Paved Paradise" is actually called "Big Yellow Taxi."

A Paperback Writer said...

I love those chubby little ponies!
And, are those REAL apples? They sure look like it.

michelle said...

These are some of the most awesome sweets I've seen in awhile!

That cake with the bucket and duckies is incredible! Those sheep skewers, I need those right now!!!

Julie said...

Wow - absolutely amazing!

/Julie
www.99dresses.bloggspot.com

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Anon @ 10:34,

You're right. I changed it but it did say Paved Paradise on the bakers website. And really, you have to admit, "Paved Paradise" would have been a much better name for that song.

Thanks for the heads up!

john

Kevin Phair said...

I held the phone in front of my wife to show her the ducky bath picture. She was impressed and wanted to see the water upclose. We talked about how it was done and she said, "oh, those are ducks! When you showed me from a distance I thought those were Mexicans with sombraros and I didn't really understand it."

-Kevin

The Boob Nazi said...

I looveeee the sheep. And all the cakes.

Anna said...

My little ones call McDonalds "Old McDonalds". So that one makes total sense to me. :)

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Wow, what an honor to see my Chicken Love cake on Sunday Sweets! I made that for my son's wedding -- his wife is a children's book illustrator. You can see the illustration that the cake was based on if you follow the link to the blog entry. Thanks for making my day!

Anonymous said...

I kept saying Awwww throughout it. Loved Bakerella, her stuff is adorable

Das said...

Sunday Sweets make me happy! I love the squishy animals on the cupcakes in the first one.... but of course all the cakes are adorable ^_^

the_exile said...

@Anna - ours too - I'm sure they started life convinced it was the best of farm-fresh food!

The Farmville cake reminded me that Farmville is huge - in fact it's the second biggest browser-based social-networking-centered farming game in the world (pure genius from alt-text at xkcd here)

Roger Moore said...

I think those carrots need some jockeys.

Anonymous said...

All the animals are adorable. Though I'd have a problem eating the lollipop sheep by Bakerella no matter how cute they are. It bothers me when I have to bite the heads of gummi bears or chocolate bunnies (though I still do it anyway). Biting into something that's already wide-eyed with surprise to be on a stick seems... unfair.

Ice Queen said...

Squeee!!!!!

mickeyp415 said...

"so adorable!" i'm thinking as i scroll down my screen. and then i come to those golden arches. i get it, mcdonald's, but still... yucky.

that said, the others are absolutely adorable and i LOVE the sheep pops. what a fantastic idea! (i would be hard pressed to eat them, they are so cute!)

Rachel said...

I loved all of the cakes. I want one of those western rubber duckies. That McDonald's cake was too cool. As a current McDonalds employee, that one made my day.

Jen said...

Okay, I don't usually want to eat small cute animal things, but I would devour those sheep cake balls.

Anonymous said...

They're all stunning, but the apples and the barrel-o'-ducks are especially amazing.

And those cakeball sheep just look too adorable to eat! I want to use one as a pencil-topper or something!

Anonymous said...

Okay, am I the only one who's seeing Shaun the Sheep on the first cake?

Loved it! Thanks for yet another terrific Sunday Sweets!

Anonymous said...

That Dickens cake is decidedly gross. Way beyond Cakewrecks. Cakewrecks create mirth. That Dickens mess creates ... well... more mess.

I don't need to think about dieting after seeing that. And I made a caterpillar cake with worms and bugs crawling in, out and around for a bunch of Cub Scouts.

I'm sorry I followed the link.
Never sorry I stopped at CW for a laugh, however.

~~Di

Count Mockula said...

I like the Chicken Love cake, but I was hoping it had something to do with the book "The Hoboken Chicken Emergency."

Miles & Victoria said...

Holy C$%#! Are those apples REAL? They're absolutely amazing if they're made out of cake.

Wolverine Girl said...

Anonymous @ 3:00pm - I see Shaun the Sheep too. And speaking of sheep, I'm another one who'd have trouble eating those cute little sheep pops.

rookie said...

These are presh and totally appropriate considering I just went to the state fair yesterday.

Angie Schultz said...

Animal-topped cakes give me an excuse to link to this. I thought someone else would surely have mentioned it by now, but I didn't see a reference to it.

I want that long sequence near the top on a T-shirt.

mizdarlin said...

Finally, cupcakes in combo with a cake that I can get behind..so so cute! You had me at the first one...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 3:19,

"Dickens cake"?? May I ask what you are referring to?

Marnie said...

I love, love, love the cute little duckies in cowboy hats! Oh, and some adorable ponies and sheep are on my order form too. These cakes are way too cute to eat!

Marnie said...

Thinking how to recreate sheep pops for my third graders with my lack of cake decorating talent. I'm thinking donut holes frosted and rolled in those little white nonparills (is that what they're called, anyone? anyone?). I'm thinking black candies from a box of Mike&Ikes and a black gumball would top it off. I think I could mangage frosting dot eyes and a little smile. Any other non-decorators have ideas on how I can copy these?

Craig said...

See, wreckerators? It is possible to present cupcakes in a way that doesn't suck the air out of the room.

I'm lovin' that McDonald's cake. Sheep on a stick is ok, but McDonald's is 'yucky'. Thanks to the poster for clearing that up. [walks away whistling]

Molly said...

Anonymous, an earlier commenter linked to a Dickens cake at boingboing. I didn't think it was gross, but I don't really see the connection with Jen's post, either. Sometimes boinboing posts cool stuff and you just want to share it with someone (here's the link)

Aliza said...

Awwww these were cute! I *loved* that bucket of ducks with the waterpump! And all the marzipan animals... YUM :)

And what was particularly charming about today's Sweets was that they were nicely done, totally cute, context appropriate (once we got the groom's mother's -- and talented decorator-- explanation for chickens as a wedding cake!)-- and most of them would be totally affordable. Which shows how there's no excuse for what we see Monday to Friday here. (Well, other than to make us howl with laughter, of course!)

Rachel said...

Aww! Just in time to start thinking about a cake for my youngest son's 2nd Birthday - A Cowboy Theme. Of course, if I tried one of these sweets, it might end up in the wreck category!

These are darling!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Thank you for mentioning my chicken city slickers wedding cake!! It was made by my very very talented mother in law. P.S.-it tasted wonderful too!

el cajon condo said...

Those cakes look so delicious! You almost wouldn't want to eat them...notice I said "Almost". :-)

Thanks for posting!
http://elcajoncondo.com

juliapoet said...

The instant I saw those cake pops I knew they had to be Bakerella's - she is indeed amazing.

I also loved the ducks!

Arlene said...

Ooooh I want those lil sheep cake balls! Too cute to eat but knowing me I would try one anyways lol. Those cakes are as always amazing.

Mercy D'souza said...

I had to show these to my son and he loved them. He is turning 3 next month and keeps asking me for a farm cake.
I especially loved the one with the cow on top and the horses all around. My son thought one of them was an elephant. Don't know how he figured that. I wish I had the skills to make one like that for him, but I have to settle for a frosted cake with plastic animals on it.

Anonymous said...

Flyer is a horse. She made it for his birthday! He's the one on top and his barn buddies are the others.
http://www.ultimatedressage.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=186324

Nebelstreif said...

The carrot jokes at the end made this post something else. You should be PUNished. ;)

You might benefit from http://instantrimshot.com/

Kootiepatra said...

A ball of cake. On a stick. Shaped like a cute animal.

WANT.

~Nikki~ said...

I love them! The animals are so cute and the one with the water pump is genious!LOL at the McDonald's food cake :)


check out my blog: nikkiscakery.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

These cakes are SO CUTE!!! I love that first one. I have GOT to learn how to make those animals.

The Micky D cake surprised me, but it's no less awesome.

Jade said...

I happened across this a few minutes ago through a google search and saw that our McDonalds cake was tagged through cake wrecks.. I must say I was very excited to see that. A friend told me about the site a few months ago and I've loved it ever since, briefly wondered if we'd ever see one of our cakes on here. I guess that is now one thing I won't have to wonder about anymore :D
So in summary, this whole entry is super cute and amusing.
Thanks from Chocolate Pi!

Anonymous said...

It's some nice decorating, but that MacDonald's cake almost made me throw up a bit in my mouth.