8 Horrifying Wedding Cakes

What were these people thinking?

8 Horrifying Wedding Cakes
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The image of a wedding cake is usually a towering creation covered in white curlicues of buttercream frosting, sugared flowers, and perhaps even white fondant spray-painted blue, a nod to the ocean for that seaside summer wedding.

Not a cake topped with skeletons, skulls, zombies, and blood.

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One could say their wedding day is the first day of the beginning of their life. The person standing across from you at the altar is the one you're to spend the rest of your life with, through sickness and health. Yet some still choose to celebrate the day with a design that suggests otherwise. And no, we're not talking about the deer-hunt-gone-wrong cake toppers. (Feeling humorous? This might be a light addition to a shotgun wedding.)  Rather, these are designs that, frankly, might have us waking in fits and starts all night long.

There is no shortage of creativity and talent here. Consider this fondant-covered cake that looks more like smoke than a solid shroud of gray, and topped just so with a spiderweb. Bone-chillingly creepy. Or this Aztec-inspired cake with a surprise taking the place of one of the lower layers — an eerie countenance that you might expect to appear in your nightmares (rather than when you're standing across from your love and cutting the cake). Yet none of these take the cake (pardon the pun) when compared to this cake. Yes, that's blood. Not what you'd expect to see on your wedding day. Even if the U2 song "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" is one of your favorites.

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greggwillams30's picture

I can see how those cakes would fit into a fall/Halloween wedding, but some of them go too far. The one where the blood is going down the side of the cake, that one crossed the line. I wonder what kind of personalized wedding gifts from Pittsburgh were there.

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Wow. Cool, personal cakes. Ignorant, judgemental article.

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I created this account to reply to this incredibly rude article, as well.

What were they [the couples] thinking?! Oh gee, how about 'It's our day and we choose to stand here not only with love and honor, but with senses of humor and frivolity ... especially for everyone else attending, as well."

No one really loves the wedding day as much as the immediate family and the bride and groom, but at least at these weddings, there was something more to talk about amongst the guests.

Or how about "We want a fun wedding which expresses OUR personalities and not the tired old traditions which everyone says we are *supposed* to follow."

I think this entire article is rude, arrogant, dismissive, judgmental, and incredibly shallow.

For this "writer" to suggest a piece cake, a piece of CAKE for Heaven's sake, the design of which she doesn't happen to approve of in a wedding environment, is sufficient evidence for her to publicly opine that it doesn't appropriately represent a commitment to the persons standing across from one another at the altar -- is incredibly arrogant and obnoxious.

I think she should go make herself a Jordan almond gift bag in gauze (that's about her speed) and plan her own wedding. She was not invited to attend, or mock, these weddings.

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Like the commenter above, I created this account just to express how appalling this article is. If the world was populated with sad, sad mainstream-y people like you, art would not even exist in the first place, and neither would freedom of speech, or freedom period.

I know, way to over dramatize.
But every big scale human drama starts with people unable to accept difference.

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Like the commenter above, I created this account just to express how appalling this "article" is. If the world was populated with sad, sad mainstream-y people like you, art would not even exist in the first place and the hell with democracy, freedom of speech, or freedom period.

Yes I know, way to over dramatize.
But every big scale human drama starts with people who don't know how to accept difference.

tusitalia's picture

Wow! I think these cakes are great! I'm thinking of getting divorced and then marrying again just to let my hair down with a cake like one of these. What fabulous designs!

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Lighten up! These cakes are adorable! Weddings are a time of celebration and fun. The reception is a party. It's a cake, for heaven's sake, and creative, beautifully done cakes at that. If they reflect the personalities or the fun-loving nature of the brides and grooms, all the better...or should everyone be vanilla?????

jill1012's picture

I second the above comment! This article is absolutely ridiculous, and incredibly rude. I LOVE these cakes, and wish I, too, could afford to have one of these fabulous designs. All brides are not created equal. Who are you to say what is right, and what is wrong? These cakes represent months, sometimes years, of planning and dreaming. Shame on you.

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I created this account JUST to let you know how out of line your judgement of these cakes and the people who wanted them is. I would looove to be able to afford the Corpse Bride or Nightmare Before Christmas cake! They are gorgeous cakes! I suppose you think all cakes should be boring white buttercream generic, looks like every other damned generic cookie cutter David's Bridal dressed wedding. Who died and put you in charge of OUR BIG DAY?!?! My response to ANYONE, including my own mom who wants to nay-say ideas for my wedding gets this response..."fukk you! MY day!" I suggest you keep that in mind when mocking what someone else loves...

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