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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 Sweets For Makeup Lovers

After today, ladies, you may find yourselves trying to take a bite out of your makeup brushes:

(By Roses And Bows Cakery)

Because how is that all cake?!

(And how surreal must it be to eat one of those lipstick tubes?)


Check out the powder blush on the brush on the left here:

(By Cupcake Clusters)

I think this was made to help a makeup artist advertise, but I'd be asking for the baker's card!


An impressive bottle of Chanel No. 5:

(By Symphony In Sugar)

The airbrushing is blowing my mind. Look at those shadows!


Fantastic texture on this one:

(By B Cake NY)

I'm always a fan of this style of quilting, but the sheen really makes it look like patent leather!


Having a Spa Party? Then check this Sweetness out:

(By Cake Couture)

Never in my life have I seen such perfect cakey towels, you guys. I want - no, NEED - to pinch one a little, just to convince myself they're sugar. The pumice stone, too, while I'm at it.


Speaking of which, ever had a sugar wax?

Then you deserve a cake to celebrate:

(By Kingfisher Cakes)


The most perfect giant lipstick cake I've found:

(By Elite Cake Designs)



Or, if you want one standing up:

(By Cake Central member Jovel)


On rare occasions I have to rely on the baker's watermark to convince me what I'm seeing is actually cake. This was one of those times:

(By Luna Cakes)



This one, too:

(By Laura Jane Cake Design)

As beautiful as everything here is, it's the hand-painted rose pattern that's winning my heart.


And finally, one last stunner you'll never believe is cake:

(By Ennas' Cake Design)

So perfect, from the rainbow colors to the intricately tiled cake board! Then when you consider all the metallic silver accents, the interior lid pattern, the subtle shading on the makeup brushes...! IT'S ALL TOO GOOD. Love it.


Hope you enjoyed the eye candy, everyone! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (21)

Now THAT true cake artistry-they are all stunning.

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

All of these are breathtaking but it's that simple, perfect OPI bottle that made me gasp. My eyes were busy looking at all the beautifully executed elements of the other cakes but that monolithic bottle, with nothing to distract, had to be flawless. It certainly is!
Thanks for the "Oh wow!"s

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

I am having the oddest sensation. Usually I am ready for something sweet after a Sunday read; or perhaps to go garden a bit. Today, however, I want to run and get out my cosmetics bag to play with colors. What beautiful, inspiring cakes!

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

These are all stunningly gorgeous, but the black patent leather one also qualifies as a Cake Wreck . . . check out the spelling of "birtday" . . .

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie


March 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterharold

They're near-perfect reproductions, beautifully executed, but not one of them looks very tempting to eat. Who would want to bite into a lipstick or eat a brush?

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Patent leather is glossier than that -- you can see reflections in it. What it does look like is REAL leather, which can have that nice semi-gloss finish. Or pleather, like the bomber jacket I picked up for $16 on clearance at Ross. :-)

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Like the watermark on the spa cake said- these are edible art! With emphasis on Art! Wow, wow!

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

The fourth down makes me think of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, but with a girly spin! Nice--all of them are astounding! =^~.~^=

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Those rocks...
Those rocks just have me blown over. They look so real.
I am having a hard time not running out to taste the decorative rocks out front now

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

A lot of these cakes would make good make-up gifts.

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

I am in awe of this cakey artistry!!! Unbelievable !! Hats off to all these bakery artists! Is that silver chain and lock CAKE too on the Roses and Bows cake? Hoo whee!

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

These all make me very happy.

But that OPI bottle. How the light reflects off of it. Wow wow wow. (Plus, I think I have the color for my first spring/summer pedi)

The other one I like is Carmen's Chanel lipstick. (I hope Carmen's initials really are "CC") I know it's probably just die-cut fondant, but the cleanliness of the Chanel logo and Carmen's name just stand out to me.

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

All of these are amazing! The OPI nail polish bottle is my favorite - and my favorite color too!

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

@Julie:good catch!! =^~.~^=

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

These are all really well done. But why would someone want a cax of sugar wax?

March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

All these cakes are beautiful and well done. Especially the one with the pink flowers, so pretty. :)

But almost none of these cakes are done without fondant/gum paste molds and impression mats.

That's the reason I don't think these kind of cakes are real art. If they were real art the cake maker wouldn't need mold or impression mats, they would just do the whole cake free hand.

With enough practice anyone who can level and layer a cake, roll out fondant, use molds and impression mats, make most of these cakes.

The hardest ones to do would be the blue fingernail polish cake and the standing up lipstick cake, because they are sculpted cakes, and those can be harder to do.

March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

That OPI bottle, wow! I love it. That's my favorite shade of OPI too/

March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

These cakes are giving me LIFE! They also remind me of a Fun Fact: The first film that John Waters and Divine made together wasn't "Pink Flamingos", but a short film called "Eat Your Make-up".



March 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

I would like to see all those same cakes with a slice taken out, just to be sure they are edible cake under there! I suspect structural rice krispie blobs under some of that frosting...

March 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

God **** that HAD the be done by a machine especially the 2nt to last one

April 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLols

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