Friday, July 23, 2010
The Perfect Wedding Cake
I enjoy searching the Internet for wedding cake ideas and photos. One of my favorite search engines is Google Images, and they just revamped the structure of the search results this past week. It's a great improvement! You get hundreds of photos by just scrolling down instead of having to page through the results. This is wonderful for when I'm doing some pretty in depth searches and hate waiting for the page to constantly refresh. So last night I was strolling through the Internet and decided to try a new search just to see what came up. When I'm looking for a specific cake color or style I'll search for something like, "black white wedding cake" or "contemporary square wedding cake." Since I wanted to branch out a little I thought I'd try, "perfect wedding cake." What cakes are considered "perfect"? I was REALLY surprised at the results. The first cake pictured here is actually the second one listed (sorry, but it's prettier than number one), and it's by Amazing Cakes By Joanne. I love it! White chocolate roses with a creamy textured band on three layers of pristine cake look pretty perfect to me.
It went rapidly down hill from there. The number six cake was this wild Tim Burton design by The Pink Cake Box. Now I agree that they are one of the finest cake bakeries in the country and make consistently incredible cake creations, but dead things on a blue cake? Really? If this is your type of thing then this is the cake for you, but it just surprised me.
The number eight selection I've seen before but it makes me laugh every time. The website it appears on in this search is a blog and doesn't name the cake artist, but I do agree that it ranks high on the coolness and execution factors (sorry about the pun). Just look at it! The attention to detail and creative mind that was behind this was incredible. However, looking further down the search results gets confusing. There are "classic" cakes mixed with really wild and questionable ones and cakes that look like they were made by the bride's dotty aunt. What do you think? What would your "perfect wedding cake" look like?