Local cake decorator comments on the worst cakes ever made
CAMDEN — Anybody who has ever seen Cake Wrecks, a blog started in 2008 with photos of "professional cakes that have gone horribly, hilariously wrong," knows that bad cake making is an elevated art form. (Well, not necessarily to the maker of the cake). But that's the point.
We asked Hillary Bousum, a.k.a. "Camden Cake Lady," a cake designer from the Midcoast, to comment on some of the worst professional cakes she's ever seen on Cake Wrecks and to give us her unvarnished opinion.
"Cake Wrecks fascinates me kinda in the same way a train wreck does... you never want it to happen to you, but you just can't not look at it... and I love a good snarky laugh," said Bousum.
"Creating edible visual sugar art is my passion and using local Maine ingredients is my mission," she said. "Making cakes come to life is always a fun challenge, however, there is always the threat of a cake disaster, whether it is spelling someone's name wrong (done it) or calling a client who was supposed to be surprised (did it). Cake delivery with stacked cakes wobbling in a car is the WORST part of the job and it is always a nail-biting experience."
She said she tries not to think of her husband's famous statement: "You know honey, someday you WILL drop a cake. Hopefully that cake won't be your wedding cake!"
She's kidding; she's a pro.
Check out her captions to the photos below and find her on Facebook.