Weird Cakes

Cakes Bite Back!

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Since we did a blog on the joys of chocolate, we decided to do something on the joys of cakes. But that quickly turned into the weirdness of cakes.

While you have to admit that these cake decorators are really good, you also have to admit that some are downright disturbing. Take these two for example. (Note: It might be a good idea to make sure you aren’t currently eating anything, or haven’t eaten anything recently … no reason.)

Photographer CB2/ZOB Eat Your Heart Out! From recent Leeds University graduate Victoria Wilkinson, aka Cakes By Victoria, the cake is a "tester piece" for an exhibition that she will be taking part in at the end of October called, Eat Your Heart Out. Victoria explains: �The cake is completely edible and uses marshmallows as pustules, jam and food colouring for the blood, etc. "I have just finished my 3 year degree in Visual Communications from Leeds College of Art. I started cake decorating 2 years ago in the second year of my degree, and started doing more gruesome cakes toward the end of my third year as I wanted to play with the idea of making cakes that people wouldn't think were cakes. I made a cake to look like a pig's head, a skinned sheep's head and for my final year exhibition, a rotting human head.

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Eat Your Heart Out! From recent Leeds University graduate Victoria Wilkinson, aka Cakes By Victoria, the cake is a “tester piece” for an exhibition that she will be taking part in at the end of October called, Eat Your Heart Out. Victoria explains: �The cake is completely edible and uses marshmallows as pustules, jam and food colouring for the blood, etc. “I have just finished my 3 year degree in Visual Communications from Leeds College of Art. I started cake decorating 2 years ago in the second year of my degree, and started doing more gruesome cakes toward the end of my third year as I wanted to play with the idea of making cakes that people wouldn’t think were cakes. I made a cake to look like a pig’s head, a skinned sheep’s head and for my final year exhibition, a rotting human head.” CB2/ZOB/WENN.com/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: wennoddpix060605

Eat Your Heart Out! From recent Leeds University graduate Victoria Wilkinson, aka Cakes By Victoria, the cake is a "tester piece" for an exhibition that she will be taking part in at the end of October called, Eat Your Heart Out. Victoria explains: �The cake is completely edible and uses marshmallows as pustules, jam and food colouring for the blood, etc. "I have just finished my 3 year degree in Visual Communications from Leeds College of Art. I started cake decorating 2 years ago in the second year of my degree, and started doing more gruesome cakes toward the end of my third year as I wanted to play with the idea of making cakes that people wouldn't think were cakes. I made a cake to look like a pig's head, a skinned sheep's head and for my final year exhibition, a rotting human head."

Eat Your Heart Out! From recent Leeds University graduate Victoria Wilkinson, aka Cakes By Victoria, the cake is a “tester piece” for an exhibition that she will be taking part in at the end of October called, Eat Your Heart Out. Victoria explains: �The cake is completely edible and uses marshmallows as pustules, jam and food colouring for the blood, etc. “I have just finished my 3 year degree in Visual Communications from Leeds College of Art. I started cake decorating 2 years ago in the second year of my degree, and started doing more gruesome cakes toward the end of my third year as I wanted to play with the idea of making cakes that people wouldn’t think were cakes. I made a cake to look like a pig’s head, a skinned sheep’s head and for my final year exhibition, a rotting human head.” CB2/ZOB/WENN.com/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: wennoddpix060608

While those two are nothing but gross, there are some that are really quite beautiful. Like these two.

Photo taken on April 28, 2011 shows a wedding cake displayed in the window of Harrods department store in London, Britain. London's famous luxury department store Harrods is displaying an exquisite collection of wedding cakes by tiered designers to commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which will be held at Westminster Abbey on April 29.

Photo taken on April 28, 2011 shows a wedding cake displayed in the window of Harrods department store in London, Britain. London’s famous luxury department store Harrods is displaying an exquisite collection of wedding cakes by tiered designers to commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which will be held at Westminster Abbey on April 29. Zeng Yi Xinhua News Agency/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: xnaphotos078906

Foodstuffs and Stimulants: Cakes.-Wedding cake.-Photograph, undated, c.1875 (W.Salmon, Reading); handwritten on the reverse: "My wedding cake (..)".

Foodstuffs and Stimulants: Cakes.-Wedding cake.-Photograph, undated, c.1875 (W.Salmon, Reading); handwritten on the reverse: “My wedding cake (..)”. akg-images / Archie Miles./Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: akgphotos240415

And while I can’t classify these next ones as “beautiful,” at least they don’t make me want to run out of the room screaming. Maybe they’d be fun for a bachelorette party?

a celebratory cake with a heeled shoe to decorate it

a celebratory cake with a heeled shoe to decorate it. Design Pics / John Kroetch/John Kroetch / Design Pics/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: depphotos113058

A selection of cakes are seen in an Hispanic bakery in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York on Monday, September 3, 2012.

A selection of cakes are seen in an Hispanic bakery in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York on Monday, September 3, 2012. RICHARD B. LEVINE/Photoshot/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: ptsphotoshot928499

Moving from the bachelorette party to the wedding day, here are some atypical wedding cakes. When I saw the first one, my thought was that it should be featured on “My Redneck Wedding.” But after reading the caption, my heart went out to the bride. Seriously, look at her. She looks like a mummy.

Florida, USA - Nov 27, 2009 - Florida, USA - The stress of organising your big day is enough to make any bride anxious. However, if your husband-to-be ordered this for your wedding cake, you'd be forgiven for snapping at him. But that's exactly the situation one American woman found herself in, when her football-mad fiancŽ asked EB Cakes for a homage to his favourite team, the Florida Gators. The alligator, the team's emblem, is more than two-foot long and is holding 'The Swamp' which is the name of the team's stadium. The bride and groom are placed on top Ð both wearing Florida Gators' kits Ð along with three teamplayers, including quarterback Tim Tebow. However, for what could arguably be described as the ugliest wedding cake in the world, the design is faultless Ð and every part of the creature is edible. Owner of the shop, in Toccoa, Georgia, Ms Forkey said: 'I designed it and my husband helped me make the supports inside

Florida, USA – Nov 27, 2009 – Florida, USA – The stress of organising your big day is enough to make any bride anxious. However, if your husband-to-be ordered this for your wedding cake, you’d be forgiven for snapping at him. But that’s exactly the situation one American woman found herself in, when her football-mad fiance asked EB Cakes for a homage to his favourite team, the Florida Gators. The alligator, the team’s emblem, is more than two-foot long and is holding ‘The Swamp’ which is the name of the team’s stadium. The bride and groom are placed on top – both wearing Florida Gators’ kits – along with three teamplayers, including quarterback Tim Tebow. However, for what could arguably be described as the ugliest wedding cake in the world, the design is faultless – and every part of the creature is edible. Owner of the shop, in Toccoa, Georgia, Ms Forkey said: ‘I designed it and my husband helped me make the supports inside. ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: zumawirewestphotosthree014447

And while there’s really nothing that wacky about this next cake, it just seemed like a bad idea to already have a divide between the bride and groom.

Wedding cake

Wedding cake. Tetra Images Tetra Images/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: tiphotos013758

Again, nothing that weird about the next one, except that there are two wedding cakes being guarded by a man with a shotgun.

A prison guard stands with his shotgun next to wedding cakes at the CERESO 3 prison in Ciudad Juarez August 24, 2012. About 103 male inmates tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at the local prison in this border city, authorities reported. The mass wedding is part of an agreement between the Civil Registry and the State prosecutor's office to help inmates with their civil union status, conjugal visits and the legal situation of their children.

A prison guard stands with his shotgun next to wedding cakes at the CERESO 3 prison in Ciudad Juarez August 24, 2012. About 103 male inmates tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at the local prison in this border city, authorities reported. The mass wedding is part of an agreement between the Civil Registry and the State prosecutor’s office to help inmates with their civil union status, conjugal visits and the legal situation of their children. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: rtrlfive457681

Finally, for the ones that gave this blog its name.

Cakes Bite Back! Beware the confection which can bite back! Okay � so technically they�re not entirely edible as they�re typically constructed out of a carvable polyurethane-sculpting foam, which is shaped with handheld Japanese woodcarving knives. The cakes are then frosted and decorated with a variety of thickened acrylic gels, using traditional cake decorating tools and pastry bags. They are then accessorized with assorted media: mirrors, switchblades, taxidermy jaws, pills. Artist/sculptor Scot Hove the looks for pieces around his Oakland studio. So if you�re lucky enough to find one, whatever you do don't take a bite!

Cakes Bite Back! Beware the confection which can bite back! Okay – so technically they’re not entirely edible as they’re typically constructed out of a carvable polyurethane-sculpting foam, which is shaped with handheld Japanese woodcarving knives. The cakes are then frosted and decorated with a variety of thickened acrylic gels, using traditional cake decorating tools and pastry bags. They are then accessorized with assorted media: mirrors, switchblades, taxidermy jaws, pills. Artist/sculptor Scot Hove the looks for pieces around his Oakland studio. So if you’re lucky enough to find one, whatever you do don’t take a bite! CB2/ZOB/WENN.com/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: wennoddpix059851

Cakes Bite Back!

Cakes Bite Back! CB2/ZOB/WENN.com/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: wennoddpix05984

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