Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You Say "Redneck" Like it's a Bad Thing

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I would like to state for the record that I grew up around a bunch of rednecks, and I have nothing but affection for that Nascar-loving, deer-hunting, Coors-ball-cap-wearing crowd. That said, I'm pretty sure they should never be allowed to plan their own weddings.

Exhibit A:


I have no words.

Exhibit B:

I have words, but none that can be repeated in polite company. Egads, man, the hoof! I don't even want to know what that is inside it - just tell me it's not the cake server, please. [shudder]

Exhibit C:

"We are gathered here today to join this man, this woman, and this truck in holy matrimony..."

Exhibit D:


For a "shotgun wedding" perhaps? (Ba-dum-bump!)

And finally, Exhibit E:

Hey, look, an actual bride and groom topper - no deer heads! Oh, but there IS a deer...and the bride's toting a shotgun...and I'm suddenly in the mood for fruit roll-ups. Huh.

I'm actually a bit disappointed that I couldn't find a Nascar-themed wedding cake. Anyone have one to send me? C'mon: it'll be therapeutic!


Thanks to Chris M., Melody H., Jacy D., and both Anony M.s for their expert Wreckporting!
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Ellie said...

Look closely-the groom appears to have met untimely demy at the hands of his wife.

Anonymous said...

I kind of like Exhibit C...not that I would ever choose that for my wedding. However, if I saw any of the others while attending a wedding I'd sneak out back and order a pizza.

Klucky said...

OK now I KNOW I'm a true redneck - I saw that first cake, immediately showed to DH and said "dang why couldn't we have found an awesome cake like that when we got married?!"
Mind you I said that - not him...but he agreed!

Katie said...

you gotta admit, though the first one is a little creepy to have as a wedding cake, excellent work! off to find nascar cake...

Serena said...

I am definitely from an area where most people are 'rednecks', but those are a little... wow. And I've been to a wedding where the groomsmen had camo vests (no joke, you can get them at MW Tux), and the ring-bearer took the flower girl down the aisle in a little kids electric John Deere. (Granted, the flower girl had no way to get down the aisle herself, she was an infant...)

I do think the first & third cakes were great.. the CAKES. The addition to the cakes, however--not so cool. Not my style, at least...Seriously? A Truck?

(Just FYI, at the camo wedding I mentioned, the cake was great--beautiful, with a little mini cowgirl & cowboy bride & groom. No deer hooves.)

Rodeo Princess said...

There is a God. I was just paging randomly thru the blogs and came across these cakes. What a gift to me. We have a big party coming up this summer and rather than go for multiple layers of twinkies and chocolate hostess cupcakes glued together with cool whip, I'm thinking I might go for a wildlife theme such as these... Thanks for the inspiration. Is that my cousin's truck on that cake?

sendingtheclowns said...

That second thing, there---the one ("cake"??) with the camo covering and the dead-animal foot accent (party favor??)...and the severed head sprouting out of the top? What IS it???
You know, it's so tacky that I wouldn't be AT ALL surprised to learn that there is an actual person crouched underneath the table with his hand up inside the head--waiting for the signal to operate the mouth like a ventriloquist dummy's! The head could start talking, burping, singing or making lame jokes. Can you picture that?
I CAN, actually...
MAN! I just realized that I must be a lot less mentally stable than I had thought!

jordan said...

I actually think the tree stump cake is kind of cute. Hehe... Also, in its defense, the initials are clearly "DWL", not "DWI."

Bakerella said...

I'm glad you liked your cupcake. Good luck. But I don't think you'll need it. Your site is great! And that hoof is scary!

Michelle said...

Of course there's a NASCAR wedding cake!

www.hal-pc.org/~canupnet/nascar-cake.html

sendingtheclowns said...

Anonymous said...
Those who see two male deer on the first reminded me that not all New England outdoorsy types are furry animal- and tree-huggers who want world peace and universal health care; there are quite a few hunters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and especially Vermont.

Or perhaps this is a cake for the premiere of Brokeback Mountain 2: Return to the Woods, only this time they're hunters instead of cowboys.

January 28, 2009 2:36 PM

********************************
Ay-yup! I can attest to that 'specially Vermont stuff, having been a Vermonter for all but three of the earliest of my 58 years. Damn straight.
Vt. is chock-a-block FULL of us huntin rednecks. Way more of us than them there treehuggers an peace-sign wearers...if you go out fur enuff from the big cities like the capital, that is. Bout a mile or so'll do er (cross through Wilter Hanksabob 's pasture and apple yard to find a real good spot).
Problem is, they's too many of them rich outta-staters comin in an huntin in our woods with their fancy-shmantzy car racks an huntin LICENSES an LL Bean coats an such. Think theys so all-fired bettern us locals. Fraid to get a little cow flop on their overhalls.
They can all go ta--
Gotta go, Ma's callin me fer breakist.

Kriegel said...

That first cake is not bad, but the two male deer make it somewhat odd.

I like the third, as well. Creative.

Not that either of those should be used as wedding cakes.

Rob said...

Now, A & C are really quite well done. Hilarious as all swyve, too, but not wrecks.

Susan said...

I give credit to the first one for being well made. It's not what I'd pick myself, but if it's what the customer wanted, the decorator got the job done.

I didn't run across any NASCAR cakes, but toppers for them abound. I think I'd go for a checkerboard layer and a tire layer with a nice topper.

bonnie. said...

Actually, most of those cakes are very well made.
Just very redneck-ish as well, lol.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, my sister wants her wedding to be like these, she loves that show redneck wedding.. and I will probably have to be in it :(... hahaha

Christine Jane said...

Hee! But I have to admit I kind of like the truck cake...it has a lot of personality.

Sophie said...

I ADORE that first cake. I am SOOOOOOOOOOO talking MG (My Guy for those who don't know me) into getting us that for our big day!
:)

Rachel said...

I was at a wedding where instead of a traditional wedding cake with cars on top. They had his and hers nascar cars. I'm so sorry I don't have a picture

Anonymous said...

Exhibit A is actually pretty, but I really don't want to be thinking "dried leaves" when eating cake.

The last cake - it looks like the bride shot the groom instead of the deer! Mwahaha...

Jo said...

I actually think that first cake is quite exceptionally done, though the theme may not be everyone's favorite, still well done!
I also think it's funny that on the stump cake the first person's initials are DWI...are they telling us something?

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

Are we SURE the first one is a wedding cake... two deer, both with antlers? It has to be a father/son event right? No true redneck would marry another man! Long live "antlers in all of your decorating".

Meagan said...

I want to lick the stump cake - I imagine it tastes like maple.
Mmmmmm.

Susan - said...

Now someone went to a lot of trouble to make that first cake. It is still awful. The rest? Bless their hearts! (snort)

Moose Nuggets said...

I'm confused, it isn't Sunday??? I don't see what is wrecktastic about these cakes (well OK the first one with 2 bucks is a little odd).

alw_ays said...

The initials on the cake are DWI: Is that how they're getting married? "while intoxicated?"

alw_ays

Hannah R said...

the first cake is a buck and a spike. a spike is a male deer...

Jen of TheOutpost said...

I like them, but I am a redneck so that's to be expected.

Mirth said...

Sadly enough, I really kind of liked exhibit c. The baker created a neat effect. Does this make me a redneck?

Lauren said...

my dad had the armadillo cake (from Steel Magnolias) made for his wedding... I think it was his groom cake. Red Velvet. yummmmmmyyy. And maybe it had a crushed beer can under its chin. Can't quite recall. Blocked it out. Love that guy.

delaney55 said...

At least most of them were done by people that can actually decorate cakes. I love the first one with the deer. Does that make me strange? I think it is very well done and I love the colors. That said, I wouldn't want it at a wedding but it is a cool theme cake.

Anonymous said...

Even if it is in poor taste, at least the first one is executed well.

Tesa said...

Bahaha, I actually kinda fancy the stump one.

Naomi said...

First one reminds me of paint-by-numbers... and that is the nicest thing I can say. LOL... great post.

jackie31337 said...

Eloise said... More tacky talent, please!

I move to add a "tacky talent" tag for cakes like these.

Ana said...

well, the theme is... to say the least... a bit of
but all the cakes are very well done, some of them extremely well done...
so I say the wreck is the theme, not the cake...
and the theme is hilarius...at least for a wedding... LOL

I've been reading and visiting the blog for a long time, and this is my first comment, congrats on a very well done blog

Double A Training said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't let my sister see these! She would have them at her wedding.....I worry that she'll end up on that Redneck Wedding's show.





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Polar_Bear said...

Great, thank you very much.

Now guess what my OH wants as a wedding cake.

I know it's my fault I showed them to him.

Although apparently the car has to be a range rover and he's got the model version all ready to go.

I can go off websites you know ;)

Mindy said...

Its not NASCAR but it is a car racing wedding cake.

http://storybookwedding.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/dsc05047.jpg

solvency ii said...

God bless america, we sure need it with people like this!

TJLoop85 said...

I really have no words! If I had to choose the best wedding cake I think it would have to be the tree stump with the initials carved in it (and that's if I HAD to pick) ha-ha.

Great post.

Brittany said...

I didn't have a NASCAR themed cake, but I did have NASCAR limos! It was exciting... but I'm sure if my husband had seen one of those other options he'd have petitioned for some sort of replica... I'm glad I went with a traditional looking cake... I can't call it a wreck except my cake topper was sitting in front of it because the baker had put a bazillion icing flowers on top where the bride and groom were supposed to go.. oh well...

BeadKnitter said...

Though they are all strange, I think the first one is actually very pretty-if you take the heads off the top. LOL!

cre8ivegirl said...

I love the shot-gun shells! I hope that they are made out of fondant. I think the first one is actually pretty cool...But I am a redneck at heart...

Magaidh said...

Groom's cake: http://www.cakesbysam.com/images/Wedding_Cakepics/jengroom.jpg

No idea where it comes from, but: http://picasaweb.google.com/lighthousewilly/TheKrekowSWedding#5188790505039396066

I found a ton of cake toppers (this being my favorite: http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.13789468.jpg), a ton of non-wedding NASCAR cakes, and a ton of people who were talking about having a NASCAR-themed wedding ... but no NASCAR wedding cakes other than these! Weird.

WV: halight. This blog is the halight of ma mornin :)

Lori said...

Except for the shotgun shells and neon bugs, I think the tree stump cake is cute for a groom's cake.

LPRM said...

Actually, I think the top one is quite beautiful if it were for a FALL motif only. Get rid of the scary heads on top and you're good to go.

Sarah 2E

Aphrodine said...

All the men wore camoflagued vests under their tuxedo jackets at my cousin's wedding.

Actually, from a distance it looked like a very-tastefully designed ornate pattern.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I'm the least redneck person ever, having been raised in Milwaukee, but I kind of love the monster truck cake! It's clever, funny and interesting and fine as a groom's cake.

Brandy H said...

I wouldn't have called most of these "wrecks", either. Your wedding cake should be about you. Ever watch "Ace of Cakes"? They do some pretty weird cakes, but, hey, that's what the paying customers want!

Cameron said...

Are the first set of initials on that stumptastic cake really DWI? Because if so, thats fantastic! Think of all the jokes!
Maybe it stands for Decorating while intoxicated, instead of the usual driving while intoxicated? Deer without icing? Oh, I'm out, but maybe others more clever then myself can think of more funny things.
God, I'm going directly to hell for mocking someones wedding cake, arnt I? Oh well, I'm in good company.

D.B. Echo said...

I think all these cakes are actually pretty beautiful. Except the second one, the camo-and-blood cake...not quite sure what they were going for there.

Word verification word: ratemis

Anonymous said...

uhhh Marian, blue balls on a wedding cake? My inner teenage boy is laughing hysterically

http://www.myriadcakedesign.com/pages/wedding.php

Lara said...

Is it just me or does it look like the bride shot the groom and is dragging him to his grave on that one cake.

Cheating already?

Anna said...

what does it say about me that I think exhibits A and C are awesome, and that I actually wish I either hunted or off-roaded, so that I could have one for my wedding? What have you got for hobby mycologists?

daMamma said...

Clever and beautiful, particularly the first one. Playful and perfect for that bachelor party event. As a wedding cake for the reception after the wedding... ummm... no!

Mum-me said...

Exhibit C is classic - my husband would have loved this cake for our wedding.

unMuse said...

oh man, just google "nascar cake". There's a whole lot of "great" stuff there. How do I know this? A friend was looking for an idea for her brother's birthday cake. yeah.

June2 said...

Oh yeah, nothing says true love like a clear-cut tree stump and a shotgun. The monster truck? Does anyone in that bride's family know the word - INTERVENTION - ?! Daaang...

hisgal2 said...

Ya know, the first cake has some nice things....the leaves are amazing!....that's about it. Haha....I have to wonder about the one with the mudslide... Did the hubby-to-be just want to be involved in the cake design part of it??

Raine said...

I really like the first cake, although I'd make sure it was a doe, not just a spike buck on it. I wasn't married in camo, but I did sew a camo dress for my junior prom. Then again, I'm the deer hunter in the family - the hubby thinks it's too much trouble.

The truck cake gave me an idea for hubby's birthday too. Anyone know where I can find a Dodge Ramcharger model? He has 2 of the old things.

LindaBudz said...

I did a NASCAR cake for my husband's groom's cake (well, I just took a regular cake and put his favorite #3 car on top ... this was before Dale died. Had a little bride and groom next to it ... turned out kind of cute, and he was nicely surprised).

Our actual wedding cake had purple flowers and pretty bells on top, though, very non-wrecky.

jeannette stgermain said...

wow, some of these cakes are very creative, but at a wedding?? I love the first one the most -
4 tiers of deer, you can't miss it - I got even my hubby to watch these wedding cakes,
thanks for sharing, jeannette

Cattie said...

So, the first deer cake looks like it'd be perfect for my college roommate, who wanted to put a deer head on the wall of our room (hint: I'm an animal rights person, haha). When I vetoed that, she covered her bed in bunny skins just to taunt me. We have a theory that the student services office had their pet monkey match our roommate applications together, because we couldn't be more opposite, lol. But yeah, she'd love that cake. I think I'll email it to her...muhahaha...

CappuccinoLife said...

hahahahahahaha!!!!!!

I can so *totally* see these being served at a few weddings around these parts. Redneck heaven here-deer season is an official school holiday.

2 winters ago someone had strung up one of those white light deer decorations from a tree in their front yard, and added some red lights in it's gut. I had to back the car up and drive by again to make sure I was really seeing that.

So yeah, deer and shotguns on a cake would work real well here.

Jo Asakura said...

"THE HOOF!" killed me enough to delurk.

even moreso than the technically well-done, but bizarre cakes.. THE HOOF.

WHYYYYYY?????

wv: natin "what is our natin comin' to when we lets the rednecks plan their own weddin's?"

Tig said...

I know there are some comments higher up in the stream about the first cake clearly featuring two male deer...one a mature buck, and the other but a youngster... Is this maybe a NAMBLA cake? A redneck NAMBLA cake?

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

I agree with Emily J - I think the first one is lovely!

FoxTrottinKate said...

The sad thing is...the first cake, with the deer? I've seen it before, and one of the girls I work with thought it was awesome and wants something like that for her own wedding. Of course, she's already said she wants a camo theme. Yep...I'm going to be sure to get a picture of the (sure to be Wrecktastic) cake.

(yeah...I work in the agriculture office of my school...it's redneck central)

Lonnie said...

exhibit E: just wondering why the deer & shotgun-toting bride are still standing; while groom reclines in what looks like a near-death position,leaning against his beloved? did she 'mistakenly' shoot the wrong subject? hmmm...? couldn't be THAT! forgot, this is a redneck cake...don't think, enjoy!

Amber said...

You know, the first one, without the decapitated animal heads, isn't too bad. At least it's well made. And I kind of think the "shotgun wedding" one is a little cute...*shug* maybe I'm just oblivious to what rednecks really look like from people on the outside-I wouldn't say I am one, but I've lived in the south my whole life. Meh.

Anonymous said...

Hey being a "redneck" is not aa bad thing.I think that if a preppy girl can plan her wedding and her cute little cake with all the ribbons and flowers and bows than a country girl can plan hers with her cake and with camo deer and guns.Its about who you are and what you like not about what other people think...I know how it feels to be made fun of just cause you are country...so back off and let the paople pick there own wedding cakes.:)

Stefan said...

Well these look like they were made for people having fun. Anything has to better than these weddings which cost fortunes and make everybody uncomfortable and miserable.

primate9683 said...

That frosted loaf of bread looked as though someone had just squeezed a chihuahua after several helpings of chili.

Isa said...

Fantastic.

Actually, I was at a bridal fair with a friend yesterday, and I saw a cake almost exactly like the truck one, except with snowmobiles.

I live in northern Canada, redneck haven, eh.

Anonymous said...

HOLY REDNECK, SHOTGUN WEDDING, BATMAN!!!

I grew up in the country and I received a request from a friend I went to highschool just last week for a grooms cake that looked like camo-bark with a dear on it... and I got a picture of Exibit A as a "WE REALLY LIKE THIS ONE" example!!!

MWAHAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

This is just a new tradition of the "man cake" at weddings. There is a normal cake which is often seen as "girly" as then, the new "man cake" where the man can have something manly, like hunting on it.

Some of these are very beautiful cakes, even if they are entirely inedible.

Anonymous said...

Just as a matter of opinion, I see a wedding as a very personal thing, and if you want a "redneck" cake as your wedding cake, then it's your wedding. Not every wedding cake has to be white with flowers, after all.

I also have to say that I think that most of those cakes were done very well. They look almost as well done as some things I've seen on "Ace of Cakes" on Food Network.

Jen said...

To the anonymous right above me, they aren't "man cakes", they're "groom's cakes", and they aren't a new tradition in southern states.

Personally, I think that your wedding cake should reflect your personality, and as such refuse to qualify these as wrecks, as wedding cakes or not.

Laura said...

Maybe I'm just sick to death of seeing wedding cakes that look *exactly* like every other wedding cake out there, but I didn't find most of these to be wrecktastic at all (of course, I've got four months to go in an 22-month engagement, and I'm on wedding planning overload, so I may be biased). In fact, I thought most of them were quite well-done. I really like the first one and the one with the truck.

Kudos to those happy couples who decided that they didn't want monograms, polka dots, or whatever else the wedding websites are proclaiming as eminently chic and went with something that reflected their personalities and interests instead! :)

Jennie said...

At least they look to be well made. They are great though.

Anonymous said...

Probably nobody will see this, there being near 300 comments, but has anyone noticed that on the tree trunk cake, one of the names (initials) is *DWI*??? Is that hilarious or what?

Anonymous said...

A side note: in Italy the word "cornuto" ("horned", as in horned animal) also means "cuckold". :-D

In the Hay said...

the first cake actually isn't THAT bad... just that cake and animals are like water and oil.

Anonymous said...

Exhibit D would've made a cute cake for an Anniversary party if it weren't for shotgun shells

amanda nabas said...

how creative you are! your comments made my day, what a spirit! well done!

Anonymous said...

I am still searching for the elusive NASCAR wedding cake, but this topper ( http://www.magicalday.com/NASCAR-wedding-cake-topper.html ) gives me hope (?) that one is out there somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Exhibit A was brilliant. We don't have cakes like that in Australia. There was great skill involved but the taste was questionable. The juxtaposition of the 2 = enjoyment for all!!

Richard said...

"Not all NASCAR fans are uneducated rednecks."

http://rs79.vrx.net/works/photoblog/2009/Jan/21/image059.jpg

Anonymous said...

This is great these are some of the cake ideas we have for our wedding we are going to show the pictures to our cake decorator and see what she can do thank you for posting these pics

RaleighRob said...

Looks like several commenters were confused about the first cake having two bucks on the top.
Yes, there are same-sex redneck couples out there. Visit Garner, NC and you'll see tons.

Politics of a Patriot said...

My mother pointed out that the deer on the left, with the small horns, is also a male. Female deer do not have horns. Brokeback Mountain in Alabama? :)

Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch that the first cake had two male deer on it? Maybe an old buck and his twink?

Poli: the matron sister of everyone said...

Most of those cakes were beautifully executed- proof that even a skilled baker cannot render a tacky theme tasteful.

Anonymous said...

I think the cakes were very well done - and I don't understand why this kind of non-traditional wedding cake elicits so much horror, while everyone falls all over themselves to praise wedding cakes with super mario, vampire, james bond, star wars, nightmare before christmas & other very non-traditional themes.

For every geek-themed cake that someone loves, someone else probably thinks its tacky. Why so much hate for the hunting / truck cakes? Are they really more tacky than Star Wars?

Indigo said...

Am I the only person who thinks it looks like the bride is dragging the groom along the ground? Maybe they shouldn't have given her that gun...

Jess said...

They are all well done and pretty, but definitely inappropriate for a wedding.

Though the stump cake was a pretty cool and cute idea, assuming it didn't have the shells surrounding it it would make a pretty adorable hippie wedding cake.

Anonymous said...

I think Exhibit A looks pretty!

Anonymous said...

Loved cake A... until the deer of course.

Nascar wedding cakes abound curtesy of google. I found a couple of 'good' versions here...
http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/forums/p/3548/21907.aspx

Good to see such great work, brings a smile everytime I check in.

Tia

Katalina said...

The first cake's toppers with the deer are actually two male deer. No does have antlers. So, it's an adult male deer marrying a young male deer. Pedo-deer, anyone?

Dana Lea - SU Stamper! said...

my BIL had a NASCAR themed groomsman cake. I got to make it. I bought two cars for it and my brother and the groom keep switching which car was "in the lead" on the cake (one was the grooms fave driver, the other my bro's). I don't get NASCAR. They drive in a circle. for hours. um, hello? boring.

Anonymous said...

Ok this comment is a bit late and a dollar short, but seriously WHAT THE FUDGE IS WRONG WITH THE FIRST CAKE. I see NOTHING wrong with it, it was obviously VERY well made, it's not a gelatinous mass of goo that makes me get sick to my stomach and want to flee to the nearest restroom. It is original, it is somewhat cute. I mean good god someone gets a decent cake for a wedding and it has to be the anti christ/a wreck because it's not floral, pastel or cutsie wootsie?! I've seen some goth cakes that were well done posted up here a while back, and some harvest cakes and easter cakes and etc, but heaven forbid two people get a cake that's worth the money they spent it on because it screamd redneck!?

God some people.

Craig said...

Exhibit A: Very well done, but so very wrong.

Exhibit C: Perhaps the rescue vehicle is coming to the aid of that poor, innocent cake.

Exhibit D: My favorite parts, apart from the shells, are the hyper-realistic katydid and caterpillar.

The designer of exhibit E has some serious issues. I thought it was a hunting theme until I noticed the following: The bride is facing away from the deer, which seems to be merely a witness. The groom, meanwhile, is not standing and is apparently being dragged...

Chelsea - Indiana said...

I most definitely must be a redneck because I love the first cake! I doubt I would have it for my wedding, but maybe for my hubby's birthday or something.

Katie Rosenthal-Mayer said...

Okay...I'm not a redneck but I have a sick obsession with Camoflage. I HEART the first cake!!! I would have had that for my wedding...though I would like to point out that both deer have horns! Which makes them both Bucks. (aka boy deers for you non-rednecks)
If this was truly a wedding cake, that seems a little strange. Unless it was a same sex redneck wedding...I'm just say'n!

Anonymous said...

i think the first one is very pretty im just wonderin why the doe has antlers...the 3rd one is really cute too

Cupcakes Lady said...

Not traditional by any manners of means. Not sure I could have this. xx

Anonymous said...

Didn't see a NASCAR themed cake exactly, but did see a NASCAR topper: http://www.bridalwave.tv/nascar.jpg Enjoy the Reneckiness! =)

Barb said...

Did you get a race car themed wedding cake yet?? http://media.cakecentral.com/gallery/696028/1291322110.jpg

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