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Elegant Cakes – Who You Callin' 'Pro'?
Life Should Be Cake

Who You Callin' 'Pro'?

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You all know I only feature professionally made Wrecks here on CW. The irony, of course, is that I mistake pro for amateur way more often than the other way around! Heh. So anyway, while I’ve been told that today’s Wrecks are indeed made by real, honest-to-goodness, got-paid-for-their-efforts cake decorators, part of me still refuses to believe it.

I’m still posting them, though, because they’re all wedding cakes. Served at people’s actual weddings. And even if one was actually made by Aunt Mildred who calls herself a pro but really isn’t, I think the world deserves to see this cautionary tale.

Plus, you know, it’s funny.

Whoa, thank goodness for fresh flowers, am I right? Too bad they didn’t have enough to hide the fact that the cake is being served on a giant dry-erase board, though.

I also like the gentle placement of the topper. It really screams “finesse.”

 

This was taken during The Great Icing Shortage of ’73 – back when grooms were stayin’ alive with their groovy butterfly collars and the bridesmaids wore Frigidaire green. Looks like they ran out of flowers here too, though, and raided the fruit bowl instead.

 

Hey, “Love to Highway”, right? And getting married doesn’t mean the groom has to give up his matchbox cars.

 

And now, a haiku for you, wedding cake:

red bleeding ribbon
did the cake get in a fight?
lumpy icing tiers

 

And finally, before I show you this last Wreck, I feel I should reiterate that the bride herself *assured* me she paid actual money to an actual professional to make it. Honest. Really.

Now, in the baker’s defense, I’m told the insides of all the cake tiers were raw.

How is that a defense, you ask?

Well, er…

Oh! I know! Imagine how hard it must’ve been to stack all those raw cake tiers! Eh? Yeah, I like to look on the sunny side of things. Which is good, because this cake is so sunny I can hear my retinas sizzling.

 

Hey, Grace C., Tony M., Anony M., Anony #2., & Anita R., “sizzling retinas” would be a terrible band name. Really. Just awful.

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