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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
Aug152011

I'll Just Have The Salad, Thanks.

Never before has a delicious food made to look like another delicious food made me want to LOSE my food quite...like... this:

To be fair, this is exactly what pizza looks like - if you make it with old Cheez Whiz, moldy beet slices, algae, and blueberries. (AKA the "Nothing beets berry cheesy seaweed!" special.)

 

I was about to ask why someone would make a cake that looks like cherry pie...

...but then I realized no one did.

[OH! SNAP!]

[What do you mean, "no one says that anymore?" I just heard some hep cat on the YouTubes saying it last week! Stop crammin' my jive, H-dub.]

[I do SO know what I'm saying, John. You're just jelly of my lyrical songifications, mug-buzz.]

 

Not entirely sure what's happening here, but I'll tell you this:

That's fowl.

"See, just imagine the caramel sauce as glistening rivulets of semi-congealed grease, and the green stuff as... Hey! Where are you going?"

 

And finally, put down that coffee, and allow me to introduce you to...

Cockroach Steak: the other other white meat.

 

All hail Greg, Emily H., Lindsay I., and Erica R., slayers of appetites!

 

Sunday
Aug142011

Sunday Sweets: Threadcakes 2011 Final

Threadcakes 2011 is wrapping up this week, so let's take a final look at some more of the amazing entries, shall we?

As before, we'll start with the shirt design, followed by the cakey re-creation. Links go to the creator's page on Threadcakes.

I have a particular affinity for this design, since John just bought the shirt for himself last week:

"Doctor Hoo"

By Margaret Hoar Aaaamazing.

 

Now I'm not going to say anything else, because I picked WAY too many favorites to show you today, and I can't bear to cut any more. So, enjoy:

"Bountiful Catch"

By Samantha Friday

 

"Together Again"

By Connie Verbruggen

 

"The Fox Confessor"

By Ashlee Perkins of Minette Rushing Custom Cakes

 

"Recording Seal"

By Kelly Alexander of The Cake Studio

 

"M aw"

By Cindy van den Hoonaard

 

"Recessionopoly"

By Erin Toews

 

"Happy Accident"

By Saahna Bryan of Saahna Cakes

 

This one made me laugh:

"Toast"

By Britain Spinney

 

"Work of the Genius"

By Megan Maller

If I were some kind of metal-working genius, I would totally make one of these for my desk. (Even though there's no way it could look as good as this cake. WANT.)

 

"Second Sun"

By Jenna Winkeller

Check out that hand-painting!

 

"My Playtree"

 

By Tom Nutter of The BIG Time Cake Company

 

"Storytellers"

By Jamie Manos

So. Cute.

 

"Pistols at Dawn"

 

By Ann Bailey

 

"Nature Photography"

 

By Carly Geehr; click here for more of her work.

WOW.

 

This is only a small sampling of the Threadcakes entries, by the way. Check the gallery here for lots more. And if you'd like to submit your own cake, hop to it! The deadline is tomorrow!

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wreck [dot] com.