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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
Oct032010

Sunday Sweets: An Ostentation of Peacock

I recently stumbled across a gaggle of peacock cakes... Gaggle? No, that's not right. {Googling...}

I recently stumbled across a muster of peacock cakes that were too beautiful not to share with the world. I also learned that there are a lot of interesting words that mean "a lot." Lets explore both, shall we?

This peafowl has quite the colony of tail feathers:

 

Beautiful elegance in a modern design.


This cluster of tail feathers is much more classical:

 

 


I really love the bushel of...uh...talent on display here:

 

 

 

And the hand-painted trees and tail are really fantastic.

 

 

 

By Ron Ben-Israel

 

 

This profusion of posies makes the perfect perch for a pretty peacock.

 

 

The gold detail in this litter of feathers is just enchanting:

 

By Highland Bakery

 

And the peacock is white chocolate! Mmmmmm... peacock.

 

Now for some abstract beauties.


The parcel of hand-drawn lines on this modern design is so intricate:

 

 

I want to throw this into an episode of Mad Men where they do a commercial for NBC.

 

This wedding cake doesn't have the skein of feathers that the other cakes do...

 

By One of a Kind Cakes

...but I love the sparing use of peacock detail.

 

The plethora of mosaic tiles here really sets this bird apart...

 

 

...and the cackle of tail feathers is abstractly beautiful.


This trio of cakes showcases some stunning Mehndi designs:

 

 

 

That peacock is pure beauty.

 

I'm totally in love with this wedding cake:

 

 

The menagerie of metallics is stunning.


And finally, just wait until you see the coterie of tiers this next cake has to offer:

 

That's a blown-sugar peacock on top. Let's take a closer look:

 


So frilly and delicate, it's more beautiful than a kaleidoscope of butterflies. (Yes, that's really what you call a group of butterflies. Awesome, right?)

 

Have a Sweet to suggest? Then e-mail it to us at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (102)

This is coming a bit late, but there's an awesome wondermark comic on collective nouns, for those of you who geek out about such things.
http://wondermark.com/566/

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Wow! I am so in love with peacocks. I just think they are the most beautiful creatures. If they didn't make so much noise they'd be in my yard. Anyway my 40th birthday is almost here and I've been searching for a cake. These cakes are so amazing. What amazing artists. The very first is my favorite but the others are fantastic too.

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChula

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