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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
Feb272017

Scout It Out

I was an honorary cub scout around age 6, because A) my brother was an actual cub scout, B) our mom was troop leader, and C) we didn't have a babysitter. My only clear memory of that time was making salt dough pretzels with the boys, though, which tasted terrible. The pretzels, I mean. I didn't taste the WHOA THIS GOT DIRTY FAST.

Er, my point is, I don't remember cake at any of our troop meetings, but maybe that was for the best:

 These are the extra tiny Cub Scouts. From the future.

 

Dangit, Michael, not again!

 

This month was the 107th birthday of the Boy Scouts, so naturally:

The only thing missing is U.

Or a bad Scottish accent. ("Ach! Me wee bairns!"*)

[*Sorry, that's from all the Star Trek books I read as a child. Scotty said it all the time, but I have no idea what it means. If it's something dirty, please accept my apologies/knowing looks & elbow jabs.]

 

And finally, bakers, why don't you give us the 411?

Or, sure, that works.

(SO CLOSE.)

 

Thanks to Colleen R., Miranda E., Robert W., & Amy H. for always being prepared... with their phone cameras.

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Sunday
Feb262017

Sunday Sweets: Masquerade!

Mardi Gras is this week, peeps, and you know what THAT means:

(Rachel Noel Designs)

Time to make Fat Tuesday live up to its nommilicious name!

 

Although I found so many gorgeous masquerade cakes this week I've decided today will be less Mardi Gras and more carnival masks in general. That way I can show off ALL the colors.

Speaking of which, let's kick off with a classic:

(By Petit Cali Cupcakes)

Ahhh. Gold leaf, black lace, and red roses were meant to be together.

 

Or for something kicky:

(By Jessica's Cakes & Cupcakes)

Love the topsy turvy design here; doesn't it look like it's dancing?

 

You guys, these textures are everything:

(By Shannon Bond Cake Design)

What are those on the bottom? Glass drops? And the berry sprigs are perfection.

 

Here's one inspired by fire and ice:

(By Cake Central User dittle)

I like the reversed colors and patterns on the mask.

 

And another stunner:

(By Kelvin Chua of Vinism Sugar Art)

Look at those metallics! Ah! And the butterfly mask matches the one on the cake board!

 

A sweet pastel number:

(By The Frostery)

So many cute elements - see the striped handle for the top mask? And I'm digging the random confetti bits sprinkled around.

 

If you're looking for wedding inspiration, I've got you covered right here:

(By Ana Paz Cakes)

Ahh-MAZING.

 

And this next one is - dare I say it? - peachy keen:

(By The Brighton Cake Company)

Those are all handcrafted sugar flowers - can you believe it? So gorgeous, I want one to wear!

 

And finally, I don't know how they did this next one, but I think I'm in love:

(By Clairella Cakes)

Look at that oh-so-subtle leafy texture, and those colors! Ah! Reminds me of old-fashioned marble paper, or a soft watercolor painting. And while I'm collecting cake things to wear, I'd like that top mask, pretty please. :D

 

Hope you all enjoyed! Have a sweet Sunday, and a merry Mardi Gras!

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