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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen
Monday
Mar272017

The Long And Short Of It

[WARNING: It's been far too long since I told you to hide the kids, right? Well, today's the day, peeps. No kids or bosses beyond this point, unless you enjoy awkward conversations. :D]

 

You know those commercials where you can't figure out what they're trying to sell? Like, okay, there's a woman playing cello in a tree fort - is that a perfume, a drug, a new protein bar, what?

I love those.

Here, lemme try one on you guys - buzz in when you guess it.

 

[Somber Narrator Voice] Life.

Life can get you down.

 

The never-ending rat race...

 

Pressures at home...

 

Sometimes it feels like you'll just never stack up.

UNTIL NOW.

 

Because now there's Sure Nova!

[peppy music starts up]

 

Sure Nova will restore your confidence.

Sure Nova makes you stand tall!

 

Whether you're hard at work:

 

Or clowning around with the boys:

 

Sure Nova can give you the life you've always wanted.

 

Don't wait.

Go for the sure thing.

Go for Sure Nova.

Small Print announcer voice: "Sure Nova may cause hair loss, weight gain, and excessively itchy toes. Do not use Sure Nova while driving, swimming, or lactating. Sure Nova is not responsible for your unrequited love triangles. Do not taunt Sure Nova. Improper use of Sure Nova may result in hysteria, mega Youtube hits, and a tie-dyed Fraggle penis.

"Which isn't our fault, either."

"SURE NOVA: Live life, grab life, make life."

 

Thanks to Robun B., Leigh E., Tharr, Anony M., Amber C., Jodee R., Megan, Dennis K., Erin, Alison, & K.R. for the first intentional wang cake to make me question whether or not it's actually supposed to be a wang. I mean, that could be a fuzzy gavel. Or yarn pom-poms on a tiny thigh-high boot. Or a giant clown nose. All things to keep in mind when your boss asks why there's coffee all over your keyboard. [evil grin]

*****

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Sunday
Mar262017

Sunday Sweets Springs In

It's officially Spring!!

Which, I know, doesn't mean much when you're still buried in snow or already rockin' the flip-flops.
(GUILTY.)

Still, Spring means flowers and happy colors, so today, that's what you get. And you're gonna like it.

(By Suzanne Kleinsman, aka The Queen of Pops)

SHA-POW.

See? Happy cake.

 

(By Mutlu Gün Kurabiyecisi)

And BOOYA, sweet mini florals for an engagement cake!

 

Tell me you're not smiling, 'cuz I've got more.

(By Kiara's Cakes)

Like this! Something about that color combo equals instant eye candy for me.

 

Of course Spring is all about gettin' down and dirty, so brace yourself:

(By House of Cakes Dubai)

SO DIRTY. And gorgeous. And kinda cute, if you like snails.

 

Here comes another natural beauty who's all bark and lots of bites:

(By Sweetness)

Phenomenal Fondant Powers, look at these textures! This is one that must be bitten to be believed; I've never seen a better tree bark OR more delicate ruffles.

 

Speaking of double-takes, here's another one that fooled me:

(By McGreevey Cakes)

The pitcher is cake, if you can believe it - I'm still not sure I do! What I do know is I'm in love.

 

Here's a fun modern take in bright pinks and yellows:

(By Kakes By Karen)

It's so Springy, right? And look at that embroidery texture! Incredible!

 

Now my favorite color, with my favorite flowers:

(By Torta Nicoletta)

Orange + Poppies = Pure Jen Joy.

 

Or how about a wheel barrow bouquet?

(By Golumbevskaya Olesya)

That's all sugar paste work, with a cake barrow!

 

Let's wrap things up with one more bold and bright number - and I freely admit I'm playing favorites:

(By Lumipo)

MORE POPPIES! Woot woot! And how fun is that green "barn-wood"? (The topper is two hearts with a padlock and chain between them.) My favorite is the hand-painting, though, inspired by the art of Colleen Parker. So good.

Hope this made your Sunday a little more Springy, peeps, and a lot more happy!

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