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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
Sunday
Jan222017

Gilt-y Pleasures

If you're groaning over "Gilt-y Pleasures," then I have a subtitle for you:
"If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it."

:D

I know, I know, but I think you'll forgive me once you see today's cakes - because these things are seriously amazing.

(By Gateaux Sur Mesure)

Sha-POW! See what I mean?

 

Here's a Pretty in pink:

(By Elizabeth's Cake Emporium)

 

Oooh, and this one has a hand painted room inside it:

(By Elysia Root Cakes)

Look at all the moldings! And the little chandelier! Ah!

 

More proof that stunning things can come in small packages:

(By Fine Cakes by Zehra)

Love these colors together. The cool gray really balances the red and gold.

 

Check out all these frills and filigrees:

(By Karen Leong Cake Design)

So many details! I'd love to see this one up close.

 

A more modern feel with clean pastels:

(By The Whimsical Cakery)

That mint and gold is so sweet together!

 

Ah, but nothing beats black, red, and gold for pure drama:

(By Royal Cakes)

Timeless.

 

Here's another with a little chandelier room inside!

(By Cake Opera Co.)

This is absolutely stunning, you guys. Look at the hand painted panels! And all the trim and "fabric" draping! WOWIE.

 

Meanwhile, these soft pastels are singing my song:

(By The Cake Duchess)

::dreamy sigh::

So good.

 

And finally, another timeless beauty with juuuust the right amount of glitz:

(By Carrie's Cakes)

...by which I mean ALL the glitz. Love that mosaic texture mixed with all the trim and moldings!

Hope you guys enjoyed today's Gilt-y Pleasures!

Happy Sunday!

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Friday
Jan202017

Like You Need Any: More Weird Reasons To Buy Cake

Need more excuses to eat cake, minions? Then I'VE GOT YA COVERED.

Why not celebrate:

The Birth of Man

A little esoteric perhaps, but if anyone asks, just say you're being sarcastic.

 

A Really Nice Meadow:

For those out standing in their fields.

 

Calling Dibs On The Front Passenger's Seat:

 

A Good Steak?

At least, I assume that's what this diagram is.
(Why celebrate steak with cake? Because cake is better than steak, duh.)

 

How Many Cakes You've Had:

So meta. I love it.

Anyone else wondering what your number would be? 'Cuz if we're counting slices from separate cakes, then the CW Book Tours alone mean I've got most of you beat. [Wistfully remembers the days when I got a slice of cake every night after each show.] Ahhh. Good times.

 

Hang on, I'm not sure this is something to be celebrated, but cake DOES help:

It better be chocolate.

 

In fact, this next one is a MUCH better occasion for cake, am I right, ladies?

HECK YEAH.

 

Thanks to Juliann B., Ramona R., Jennifer E., Julie S., Jennie R., Katy T., & Amanda M. for inspiring a generation of future hysterectomy cakes.

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