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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen
Sunday
Apr152012

Sunday Sweets: Robot Rock

Robots are awesome.

Well, most of them, I mean. Obviously the Terminator/War of the Worlds/Furby models need to be killed with fire, but the REST are pretty dang cool. Cuddly, even.

No, seriously! C'mon, tell me you don't want to snuggle with K-9 here:

By Imaginative Icing

How adorable is he?! I just want to take him home and introduce him to my cats. After all, if they thought the Roomba was great...

 

Of course, some robots can be a bit more....debonair. Right, R2?

By The Uncommon Cakery

[beep boop WOOO-AAAH!]

That's droid for, "Check me out in my bow tie, ladies!"

 

Hey, kids, do you know what time it is?

That's right:

It's PRIME TIME!!

Submitted by Paula D. and made by The Bunny Baker

I guess technically Optimus is a kind of alien robot, but let's not get distracted from how amazing he looks on that cake stand. (Er, the stand made of cake, that is.) Every detail is just stunning.

Oh, and you can tell this isn't the movie version of Optimus Prime because he's not surrounded by a giant exploding fireball. Heh. Aheh. Heh.

 

When Doctor Who fans marry:

Submitted by Desiree L. and found here; baker unknown.

"CEL-E-BRATE."

I like how the cake uses the same gold studs as the Daleks - very geek chic.

 

Ah, but I can almost hear some of you complaining that the Daleks themselves are not cake.

Not to worry: Big Daddy Dalek is IN DA HOUSE:

By Stacked Cakes (process pics at the link)

This killer specimen is over two feet tall, and his head can rotate from side to side. WOW. (I'd be terrified, but there's a little step up to my office. So, you know, I'm safe.)

 

When Androids go green:

By Mike Terry, photo found here.

In case the little cake in his hand didn't give it away, this guy is a wedding cake. And check out how his head is balancing on that tiny post: that is some impressive cake engineering!

Btw, you know your mascot is adorable when your competitor's customers have toy versions of it on their desks. Just sayin'. (Although mine's yellow, not green.)

 

And while we're talking robot wedding cakes, you guys have GOT to see this one:

Submitted by Gina F. and made by A Cake to Remember

Hang on a sec while I wrap my brain around this:

It's a cake robot...with a cake cake in his lap... SITTING ON A CAKE.

Ok. Yeah.

That is awesome.

 

When Robots Meet the Robinsons:

Submitted by Julie B. and made by Jean S. of Cakes With Character

I admit it: I just made myself giggle with that joke. Mostly because now I'm imagining the Robot and the T-rex trying to play patty cake.

[imagining]

BWUAH-HA-HA-HAAAA!!

Here's another shot of him:

 Plus, I'd say the only danger here is that I might start gnawing on one of those slinky arms.

 

And speaking of slinky arms, I keep seeing this adorable robot all over, so I finally Googled him to find out his name:

By Superstar Pastry Design

Turns out this is Plex from the show Yo Gabba Gabba. Which I'm pretty sure all you moms out there already knew. And since he's from a kids' show, I'm now going to be forced to go investigate what kind of Plex toys are out there. (You know, 'cuz my Android toy is lonely.)

 

Has anyone else noticed that Doctor Who has all the best robots? K-9, Daleks, and - oh yeah - CYBERMEN:

By Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes

I've actually featured this cake once before, but the photo I had then was tiny and not the best clarity. This time, I managed to find a great close-up shot:

Just look at all that detail! And this guy is also pretty massive - I think over two feet tall. Wouldn't you love to see him next to the Big Daddy Dalek?

 

Ok, let's wrap things up with what is arguably the cutest robot in the whole galaxy:

By Kara's Couture Cakes

WaaaAAAaall-E!

Now, I've seen a lot of amazing Wall-E cakes, but the added details of the boot planter and Wall-E's pet bug make this one of the BEST Wall-E cakes I've ever seen. It's Awwww-Mazing!

 

I did my best to find cakes of every famous robot I know, but I couldn't find any for Rosey from the Jetsons, Metropolis, Atlas and P-body, or the Horizons robots from Disney - and I've already posted a personality core (ala Wheatley) from Portal. So, if you know of any robot cakes I missed - or have any other nominations for Sweets - then please send them to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!

Friday
Apr132012

Ghost Taunters: Friday the 13th Editions

[dramatic voice-over guy]: "Today, on Ghost Taunters International, the team travels to Geneva to investigate an ancient spa slaughterhouse that was also used as an asylum for homicidal clowns."

"Uh...guys? Does the fountain always do that?"

 

"Where tortured souls, rubber noses, and victims of unspeakable beauty treatments lie in wait..."

"There's something in the water. THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER."

[sounds of scuffling]

"Oh, never mind. It's just some disembodied arms. And maybe a child's head."

"PHEW! For a second there, I thought we'd found a cold spot."

 

"And dark forces seem to be lurking...in the dark."

"Ok, who brought the dog?"

 

"Are these wayward spirits trying to break free from their unearthly shackles and actually make contact?"

"Okay, I've got a plan. Stay close...stay close!...and..."

"GET HER!"

[shrieks]

[more scuffling]

"Oh. Sorry, Leslie. But really, you might consider laying off the white powder and mascara."

 

"What shocking new evidence will be revealed in the team's quest for proof of the supernatural?"

[sssppssspspsspppssIwanttoeatyourfacessppsps]

[gasping] "OMIGOSH. Someone said my name. Did you hear that? Something said, 'Leslie.' I swear! Did you hear it?"

"I dunno; sounded more like 'Cream Cheese' to me."

"I heard 'Velveeta.'"

"Anyone else getting hungry?"

 

"Or could these spirits be up to more serious funny business?"

"The clowns are angry. I can feel it."

"Ok, if there are any clowns down here, could you please give us another sign? Maybe this time without killing our camera man?"

 

"Will the team find answers in this circus/spa/slaughterhouse?"

"This was the seaweed wrap room, wasn't it?"

"How did you know?"

"Just a hunch."

"Or will they face their greatest challenge yet?"

"Ug. You know, in this infrared your pores look DISGUSTING. Seriously. You should, like, exfoliate or something."

 

"Find out, on Ghost Taunters, International!"

 

Thanks to Cynthia C. booturtle, Teri P., Natalie B., Chris C., Lyn W., Diana M., & Anna M. for the MASS HYSTERIA.