But then, there's the more unusual and unconventional cakes, the ones that you look at and say, "Is that actually a cake?!" Like these:
And then there's the cakes that start venturing into the flat-out bizarre, like this one. I mean, seriously, what person actually is going to pay around $1000 for a cake that looks like a slab of bacon and canned beer?! I do enjoy bacon, but I gotta draw the line. Regardless, I'm hard-pressed to be able to tell that it's a cake...here's the definition of "the wow factor."
For all you baseball fans out there (givin' a shout out to my hubby), there's this cake: an exact replica of Wrigley Field. I had to show this one because I saw the episode of "Ace of Cakes" where they made it. It was ordered for the 80th birthday for a life-long Chicago resident and die hard Cubs fan. Duff actually drove from Baltimore to Chicago to hand-deliver this cake.
And finally, here's an example that really takes the cake. Okay, sorry for the extremely cheesey play on words, but I couldn't resist. :) This is one of those cakes that should be preserved behind plexi-glass in a museum: the Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter books. Why would anyone in their right mind want to actually eat this cake?! To Duff and his staff--you guys are geniouses.