Horrifying Wedding Cakes

What were these people thinking?The image of a wedding cake is usually a towering creation covered in white curlicues of buttercream frosting, sugared flowers, and perhaps even white fondant spray-painted blue, a nod to the ocean for that seaside summer wedding. Not a cake topped with skeletons, skulls, zombies, and blood.

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One could say their wedding day is the first day of the beginning of their life. The person standing across from you at the altar is the one you're to spend the rest of your life with, through sickness and health. Yet some still choose to celebrate the day with a design that suggests otherwise. And no, we're not talking about the deer-hunt-gone-wrong cake toppers. (Feeling humorous? This might be a light addition to a shotgun wedding.) Rather, these are designs that, frankly, might have us waking in fits and starts all night long.

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There is no shortage of creativity and talent here. Consider this fondant-covered cake that looks more like smoke than a solid shroud of gray, and topped just so with a spiderweb. Bone-chillingly creepy. Or this Aztec-inspired cake with a surprise taking the place of one of the lower layers - an eerie countenance that you might expect to appear in your nightmares (rather than when you're standing across from your love and cutting the cake). Yet none of these take the cake (pardon the pun) when compared to this cake. Yes, that's blood. Not what you'd expect to see on your wedding day. Even if the U2 song "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" is one of your favorites.

Credit: J-CakesWedding Day, Bloody Wedding Day
Yes, this is a wedding cake, crafted by Connecticut-based J-Cakes. Note to the groom: Don't anger your bride…

Credit: Pink Cake BoxCorpse Bride Cake
Inspired by the dark Tim Burton film, New Jersey-based Pink Cake Box crafted this Corpse Bride for one couple's wedding day. We just hope this bride hasn't risen from the dead just to marry her husband-to-be.

Credit: Pink Cake BoxNightmare Before Christmas Cake
Yet another Pink Cake Box creation inspired by the Tim Burton classic The Nightmare Before Christmas… While it might appear creepy to the eye, we'd devour a slice in a second without pausing to think - carrot cake with hazelnut buttercream, vanilla with raspberry Chambord, chocolate with peanut butter buttercream, and red velvet with vanilla? Oh my!

Credit: Cake AlchemyChains and Skulls Cake
Cake Alchemy crafted this cake for one soon-to-be-wed couple. Yet, the chains and skulls remind us of balls and chains, and being imprisoned. Wait, is that what marriage is?

Credit: Cake AlchemySkeleton Cake
Bony skeletons, sticky spiderwebs, fluttering bats, and creepy, colorful zombie faces… It's not the typical adornment to a three-tier wedding cake. But for one couple, it's exactly what they wanted Cake Alchemy to craft for them.

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- Allison Beck, The Daily Meal

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