Friday, September 12, 2008

Cake Wreck!

Isn't it amazing how, when something becomes an obsession, it almost seamlessly permeates your life at very unexpected moments...quite constantly? I have been all about this since I found it a few weeks ago (thanks, Melissa W.!!!). Imagine my surprise, while wandering through the FFA and 4-H exhibits yesterday at the Tennessee Valley Fair, when I happened upon the "Cake Decorating" exhibit. There were only 2 cakes entered. This cake received 2nd place. 2nd out of 2. Not bad. But, I just could not pass up the opportunity to snap a photo. It is classic "Cake Wrecks" material. It was a basic chocolate sheet cake, with white icing. No biggie, until the "decorating" aspect of the cake decorating happened. It is, I gather, a construction-themed cake...complete with Tonka trucks, construction worker figures, and mounds of what I really hope is brownie mix. At first, I thought that someone had cut out pieces of the chocolate cake and taken off the icing and left them just discarded on other portions of the cake (for, whatever reason, I wouldn't know). But on closer inspection, I realized the brown mounds were part of the decoration and - I hoped - were made out of something chocolatey...and edible. I believe they are to represent dirt. As in, "wow, that bulldozer sure moved a lot of dirt right there. Right there...on top of that cake." Mmmmm...

4 comments:

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

OMG you found your own cake wreck - that is awesome!!! I hope the brown stuff is edible brownie mix or something as well. It is disturbing to consider any other possibilities!

Holly said...

I knew you'd appreciate this!!! I feel terrible qualifying some sweet Carter High School (or somewhere rural like that in these parts) home ec student's cake decorating attempt as a "wreck" but I could not pass up this opportunity. It was just so perfect. :)

Jennifer said...

Holly -- MamaJennifer here. I meandered over here from your Facebook page.

I just had to say that I especially love that this cake construction scene is on a pretty white doily. ha ha ha ha

Holly said...

Jennifer -- there was a lot of effort put into this cake, but some context would have helped things a whole lot, right?!! :)