Cake or death?
June 20, 2004 9:14 PM   Subscribe

Amazing Cakes («flash link) from the food networks Wedding Cake Challenge. Whether it's Mikes Amazing Cakes, Michelle Bommarito's Cakes, or Colettes Cakes, these are all some awesome cakes.
posted by bob sarabia (17 comments total)
Charm City Cakes
posted by destro at 9:23 PM on June 20, 2004

The Louis Vuitton/Cherry Blossom cake is just SO 21st century Tokyo. I would love to know more about the couple who ordered it. My (single, female, Japanese) cubicle neighbor gave the idea a thumbs down, however.
posted by bashos_frog at 10:13 PM on June 20, 2004

Dufflet Cakes
posted by wannabehippie at 10:17 PM on June 20, 2004

starry night is my fav
posted by bob sarabia at 10:30 PM on June 20, 2004

Cake, please.

Rare Cake is that really a cake?
posted by obloquy at 11:16 PM on June 20, 2004

This woman used to have a Tabasco bottle shaped cake, but it's gone now. She must have had copyright issues.

Check out the Ice Chest cake, though. (It's on the UT Longhorns' page)
posted by ColdChef at 4:43 AM on June 21, 2004

What an appropriate link. My birthday is today.
posted by whoshotwho at 4:47 AM on June 21, 2004

Happy birthday!

I watched this cake competition and frankly, I thought the judges were too stodgy. Collette's cake was definitely the safe bet (and in my opinion, a pink and gold leaf nightmare), and the judges seem to punish the entrants who showed a willingness to push the form. Michelle Bommarito's was my favorite because it was just so wacky, but if I were a judge, I would have scored Stanton Ho's the highest since I thought he had the nicest combination of technique and artistry.

But what the hell do I know about wedding cakes? When it comes time for the SO and me to tie the knot, we want wedding pie.
posted by jennyb at 6:06 AM on June 21, 2004

I saw the show and the cakes were truly amazing. But hardly any mention was made of how the damn things actually tasted. And isn't that really the whole point of a cake? Fondant tastes awful.
posted by Atom12 at 7:09 AM on June 21, 2004

Hah, caught the same show last night. One of the few occasions when I wish my TV were bigger.

There are some drool-worthy flavors on charmcitycakes: thai iced tea, pear compote & ginger...
posted by of strange foe at 7:31 AM on June 21, 2004

let them eat cake...

posted by Dreamghost at 7:47 AM on June 21, 2004

Nothing beats the spaceghost shaped cake by friend pete made me for my 18th birthday.

My moms Ninja turtles made out of twinkies that adorned my 11th birthday cake was also pretty sweet.
posted by Dreamghost at 7:54 AM on June 21, 2004

From the 'these' leopard cake link above: This cake was created for a wedding planner doing a display and lecture. It was designed to reflect the fabric, tassels and fruit involved in a centerpiece he had created.

*tries to imagine centerpiece, reels*
posted by widdershins at 8:22 AM on June 21, 2004

mmmmmmm cake!
posted by SweetIceT at 8:24 AM on June 21, 2004

I know some folks who used this talented woman to make their wedding cake. She makes "normal" cakes, too, but these were so absolutely cool, they had to have one.

It was a huge wedding, and they did the old "sheet cake for the masses" trick, which was okay with me, because it was the best cake I've ever had.
posted by jeremy at 8:34 AM on June 21, 2004

Atom12, I'm with ya on the "Fondant tastes awful." It makes things look pretty and smooth on the outside, but it's thick and tough and not fun to eat. Stick with a classic buttercream, I say.
posted by dnash at 9:39 AM on June 21, 2004

The food network show was pretty good. I like all those pastry contests they show and this fit the bill the same way.
posted by stew560 at 3:10 PM on June 21, 2004

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