LOVE/HATE: The ‘It’s a Wrap!’ Edition

Phoenix, Arizona’s Tammie Coe Cakes is pretty awesome. The colors are beautiful; the flavors are amazing. Heck, they’ll even ship specialty cakes to most metropolitan areas, which means that if you were willing to have individual cakes instead of tiers, you could get your wedding cake via the post. Cool, that. But tell me, what is up with these?

fondant wrapped wedding cakes

My brain looks at these and thinks “Someone threw an old sheet over a wedding cake, tied it up with a ribbon, and called it a day.” I don’t hate Tammie Coe Cakes – far from it, in fact – but I do hate this particular style of wedding cake. Messy, messy, messy! Maybe there’s a totally sweet wedding cake hiding underneath that old sheet. Or am I just being too picky?

What say you?

11 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The ‘It’s a Wrap!’ Edition”

  1. I vote “Yes” for the first one and “no” for the second… but I have to agree, as a trend it doesn’t have me convinced!

  2. I’d say just the opposite, DWI! I don’t like the flowers on the first one, but the pattern and color scheme on the fondant in the second one appeals to me! I could overlook the sheety look.

  3. I really dislike the taste and texture of fondant. And the emperor has no clothes (i.e., they’re ugly)!

  4. @Omnibus Driver I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority, but I love fondant. I was snacking on it while making my daughters first birthday cake. Yummers!

  5. casablancabride says:

    I don’t love either of these but I have seen the look done quite elegantly before. Think more like the Ghost Clock:

  6. ChristianeF says:

    Ugh, yuck, no.

    I’m sure it takes a ridiculous amount of time and work to make, but it looks lazy and sloppy. I’m not a wedding professional, but I don’t think “lazy and sloppy” is a popular theme.

  7. Jennie says:

    They look like cakes in bondage…

  8. I kind of like these cakes! I think that they are perfect for an alternative, non-traditional couple. Even these are not your usual cake design, they are definitely a change from the three-tier white cake we see at every affair.

  9. Toni says:

    I think my issue is that both of these are just so busy. If the green cake was JUST the wrap, with a simple ribbon around each tier (no bow) and no flowers, that it would have been much more elegant.

  10. Twistie says:

    I kind of thought the point of fondant was that it made a nice, smooth cake. This isn’t doing much for me as a concept.

    That said, I find myself strangely warming to the pattern on the striped one. Perhaps it’s because it reminds me so of the caterpillar stage of the tiger swallowtail butterfly, which is probably my favorite butterfly.

    A silly reason, perhaps, and yet it works for me.

  11. Lindsay says:

    i think the cake on the right looks like a monarch butterfly caterpillar. i would NOT want something so drape-looking at my wedding. yikes O.O