Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Sweets: Edible Ink

Sunday, April 10, 2011

We always like our Sweets to make a lasting artistic impression, so here are some inspired by...lasting artistic impressions.

AKA, tattoos:

By amycakes

Sweet, colorful, graphic - what's not to love?
Those Koi fish are tat-too cute!


This one was inspired by tribal tattoo designs:


Stunning!

And I'm in LOVE with this tribal butterfly design:


Here's the side view:

I vow to make every cake in this shape from now on. Super cool.


This high-roller cashed in on old-school poker tattoos:

Cha-CHING!


And this little firecracker is exploding with cuteness:

No design means more to dear old Mom than this traditional favourite:

The detail on this hand-painted Ed Hardy wedding cake is amazing:

Handpainted, guys! Seriously!


Classic tattoo motifs also make for a sweet wedding cake:


And yet another wedding cake that really says "till death do us part..."

...and then some.


I like the wash of colors on this cascade design:



Of course, not all tattoos are in color. Still, who knew a monochromatic design could look this sweet on cake?


Simply beautiful.


I love that this one takes a flat medium and renders it in 3D:

In fact, every little detail on this cake makes me love it more. Awesome.


And finally, I was nearly knocked out of my chair when I saw this tattooed beauty:


Holy molasses! The roses, the neon colors, the hand-painted topsy tiers... I'm in love.

Check out all the detail:

The outlining on the roses even makes them seem more 2D. So clever!


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

Mmmm tattoos

Anonymous said...

Jen if you get that tattoo so will I

reg said...

Nope. To me, it's like they're all covered in skin.

racheld said...

Lasting impressions, indeed! The last, with its shades-of-Dick-Tracy comics is my favorite, I think, though the two up in the middle with the tribal motifs are simply stunning.

Who would have ever thought to choose cakeatrices? Absolutely amazing.

Anonymous said...

Oh how colorful :D

Geisha_Girl said...

Wow. WOW. I've been wanting to get more tattoo work (no money for it, sadly) and now I want tattoos AND cake. Thanks a lot, Cake Wrecks! ;)

Sarah said...

If you hear a loud thump, that was my jaw hitting the floor on account of the last cake. Wow.

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm not a tattoo person, but I have to say WOW.

Colleen said...

Beautiful!

I wonder if the did the outlining on the roses on the last cake by hand or by putting a stripe in the bag?

min said...

Love, love, love these! The roses on that last one made me grin from ear to ear, they're wonderful!

Sara A. said...

OMG that last cake is Amazing!!!!! I love the roses with the black(that would make a good tattoo hmmmm)

steveandonna said...

I'm not a tattoo girl by nature, but I absolutely LOVE the black and white cake. Very chic.

Gary said...

As a registered fish geek, I've got to say that both of the cakes featuring koi are wrecks for me. The fish are very crudely drawn, and very anatomically incorrect, on both of them.

I like the other cakes, though.

diddleymaz said...

apart from the first one (with proper Daiseys!),well executed but no, not for me.

Frankly I am not keen on the "dead whorehouse" look.

hope thats not too honest an opinion

Anonymous said...

Not a tattoo person either and these cakes aren't my style, but the artwork on the cakes is amazing. The last cake is a piece of art.

White said...

*gasps for air*

I was never really into tattoos, but these... almost make me want some!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! This is by FAR my favorite Sunday Sweets post ever. Why didn't I think of a tattoo cake for my wedding???

Liz in Seattle

The Writing Goddess said...

Stunning, simply stunning. Would like to see pics of a woman (or man) with matching cake/skin tattoos.

Kimberly Chapman said...

Yes, wow, the detailing on those last roses makes it look like trompe-l'oeil even though it's not, which is layering the awesome upon the awesome!

jellybeans said...

Wow.

Chris Wright said...

Most of that shows skill on the part of the decorators, but a lot of it seems a bit short on taste. And the red koi on a blue background look a bit deformed at first glance, due to the perspective and the shape of the cake.

The monochromatic koi cake seemed better at first glance, but the larger image, not so much. I like koi; I wanted it to be great. I am disappoint.

jebus llama said...

Wow that last cake is a stunner! I may have to take inspiration from this post when I get my (hopefully several) tattoos. When I have money. Sigh. All the same, gorgeous post! I love, love, love tattoos and these are some truly gorgeous cakes! Thanks!

~Jaclyn

mel said...

Incredible -- from the elegance of black and white to the complexly colorful and sometimes cartoonish, these are amazing! These awesome artistic interpretations of life -- and death -- reflect not only the skill of the artist but also the soul of the recipient.

wv - phestr: what an improperly done tattoo can do

Sharon-gonna keep losing it said...

They really are 3D tatoo cakes! My 9 year old daughter grabbed her 3D glasses (Crayola sidewalk chaulk glasses) and looked at the screen. The roses really do look like they are coming out of the screen. :-)

Anonymous said...

Makes me think about how you could also possibly have a tattoo wrecks site...

Anonymous said...

Who IS Ed Hardy anyway? Is he an actual tattoo artist, or a fictional character Christian Whatsisname concocted to sell t-shirts?
That said, love the cakes...

(wv: dissers. No joke.)

bibberly said...

To anonymous at 2:39 - there is a great site of tattoo wrecks at http://ugliesttattoos.failblog.org/ but be warned: while it is always hilarious, it is definitely, 100% not for kids or the workplace.

Jennifer said...

Georgetown Cupcake could learn a huge lesson from these cakes!

Anonymous said...

Stunners, every last one of 'em!

I can't help but adore those itty-bitty daisies on the first cake! And the hand-painting detail on those other cakes... JEALOUS!

I'm going to have to try that!

Kara said...

This made my day. Completely. I now vow to make a cake someday that incoroporates all 12(+) of the tattoos I wanna get in it. (Sheet music... hibiscus flowers... seahorses... wings... It'll all work out somehow.)

amyandtenaya said...

hhmmm ... makes me wanna eat my own arm ... but that's not cake ofcourse, these beautiful cakes combine 2 of my favourite things, cake and tatts

ninjapigeon said...

How in the world do I convince people to buy me a tattoo cake, and then pay for the tattoos to match? Also, the artwork on the cake that got attributed to Ed Hardy should really get attributed to Sailor Jerry. Most classic "sailor" style tattoos (swallows, hearts, anchors, roses) is now designed from his work. But they were all gorgeous!

Terrs said...

these cakes are fantastic!

on an unrelated note..... i have been reading this blog for two years now and only just now read the FAQ because.... well, to understand everything on the blog i just read every single post in an evening of loneliness at university...... so i looked at the hobby lobby carrot jockey babies..... and i am slightly disturbed by the fact that the carrot jockey babies are described as white and the black baby (which, let's be honest here, looks more like an alien sea monkey and not a baby) is labeled as ethnic, because apparently all non-white peoples are made exactly alike and look like alien sea monkeys at birth.....

Anonymous said...

Think long and hard about getting a tattoo of a cake. Remember, your niche is CakeWRECKS.

Unless, of course, you want to have "with sprinkles under that" spelled out on your arm.

EG said...

You absolutely need a tattoo of a tattoo cake! I mean, you make a living writing about cake. It just makes sense!

I know the blog is called Cake WRECKS but I love Sunday Sweets the best.

binbin said...

I love your color combinations :)

Adorably Dead said...

At first I was going to say I liked the monochromatic one better, but than I saw the last one. Wow...just beautiful.

Arlene said...

Wow all of these cakes are so gorgeous. Makes me want to go out and get another tattoo..almost. All that gorgeous detail on that last cake have me gasping in awe.

saraH said...

those are beautiful. what an art.

Sarah said...

Tattoos, cakes, oh my I'm in love!

janet2buns said...

Circa 2050, one nursing home employee to another: "Tattoos must have been in style at one time. Seems like every second Alzheimer patient's butt I wipe, there's an old saggy tattoo on it. They've lost their marbles, their hair, their teeth, their bladder and bowel control, but they've still got whatever that tattoo used to be."

~flying gurl~ said...

Simply wonderfully amazing I was drooling and when I saw the last cake I hit the floor! WOW!

Lydia said...

I want the one with the koi!!!!!!! It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.