12.03.2008

Cake Wrecks-worthy?

As you've probably heard, our wedding cake was, well, a disaster. I wrote about the whole thing here.

I've been trying to decide whether our cake was worthy of submission to Cake Wrecks, one of my favorite things on the world wide web these days. Obviously the structural issues alone do not warrant Cake Wreck fame, but compare the decoration on our cake to the cake photos we gave the baker for inspiration-- it just might be wreck-worthy.

Please consider these photos, sent to the baker and the idea behind the cake we wanted:



The idea behind the design was the alternating swirl-dot-swirl motif on the left, with the little frosting dots (seen in the cake on the right) along each tier. Simple.


Here's what we got:



Now beyond the obvious and heinous lopsidedness (due to the bottom layer collapsing entirely), please note the terribly blobby "dots" of frosting between the tiers. Here's one more, this time a nice close up (click on the photo to see it larger than life):



Those "dots" look an awful lot like mini marshmallows to me-- and they don't even continue around the entire cake! She just gave up. And yes, that's cardboard showing. A nice touch.

Wedding Wrecks were featured on Cake Wrecks today. Honestly, those cakes made me feel better about our charming little disaster. What do you think, was our wedding cake a certifiable cake wreck? I just might have to submit it to find out...

p.s. yes, after much back and forth, we got our money back. Add Image

12 comments:

Aviatrix said...

It doesn't match today's wrecktasticness, but yes, it's a wreck. It wouldn't be if it were just for the over-elaborate swirls: they just didn't get the subtlety of the original. And at first I thought the blobbies weren't TOO bad, until I saw the closeup. And the giveup. And the collapse. You didn't drop it or anything? The cake collapsed like that of its own accord?

For your tenth wedding anniversary you should bring the photo of the wreck to a bakery and try to get them to recreate THAT.

Ophelia said...

I'm so sorry about your cake - it looks like some very unstable frosting was used to cover it as well. :(

It's Loverly said...

oh yes, it collapsed all by itself. After much back and forth we got the baker to admit that there were in fact "structural problems" with the cake. (Really?)

AlisonH said...

Oh goodness. I'm sorry.

cakeburnette said...

definitely submit it. I think the cardboard showing and the incompleteness of the frosting "pearls" alone make it wrecktastic.

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Bride in Exile said...

I think it's Wreck-worthy. Between the "structural issues" and the icing dots that didn't go all the way around, this is definitely a Wreck!

Just out of curiosity, did you get any money back from the "baker"?

Michelle said...

I followed you over here from wrecks - and you SO should submit that! I got married in 1991 and my cake was just a minor wreck but worse, it tasted HORRIBLE. If I had a picture of it I'd submit it - I wonder if we had the same bakery (I'm in MA too).

Anne said...

i'm so sorry about your cake!

but... absolutely yes - submit it!!! i love cakewrecks, and yours qualifies.

Morgan said...

Yes, you should post on there - I love that blog!

Flartus said...

At first I thought, meh, it's not bad enough to submit to Cakewrecks...but that second pic? With the unfinished marble chain? Yeah, that's a definite candidate!

But, hey, your marriage at least has to be better than your cake, right? :)

Irishker said...

Loverly, I am so glad to hear that you are still blogging and also that you got your money back! :)