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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.

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- Jen
Sunday
Jul222018

Sunday Sweets Celebrates SEQUINS!

There's a sparkly new trend in cakes, and I think you're going to like it:

SEQUINS.

 

Like this!

(By Cakey Jane's in Buckinghamshire, UK)

Ahhh, pretty as a new penny - I'm always a sucker for shiny copper.

 

The trick seems to be combining just the right amount of sequin bling:

(By Patisserie V Marie in Ontario)

Look how the gold sets off the rest of the cake - it really does seem to sparkle!

 

I like the peek-a-boo effect of this one:

(By The Fondant Flinger in Washington state)

Plus you can see why so many sequin cakes are gold and pink; this color combination is heaven together.

 

Here's another:

(By Juniper Cakery in Yorkshire, England)

So dreamy with those soft ruffles!

 

I'm falling hard for this cobalt blue number:

(By Shannon Bond Cake Design in Kansas)

Look how the sequins drift up the cake, like they're floating!

 

And this metallic bronze, omigoodness:

(By Kara's Couture Cakes, full tutorial at the link!)

 

This one amps up the drama with velvety black and the shiniest gold leaf:

(By Karen's Kakes in Texas)

 

Which reminds me: how about some black sequins?

(By Eileen Fry Cakes in California)

So classic with the red roses!

 

Here comes another in copper, set off with a single magnolia on top:

(By Cakes Rock! in Austin, Texas)

 

And a whimsical little keyhole design worthy of Tim Burton:

(By Delice in Bulgaria)

I think this might be my favorite!

 

Ahh, but I haven't shown you any silver sequins yet, have I? So here's the grandest vintage beauty - like a 1920s flapper dress reborn in sugar:

(By Cake Heart Custom Cakes in Manitoba)

::swoon::

It's so beautiful.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!

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Reader Comments (10)

Oh that is gorgeous. :D I love edible bling. :D

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I’m curious about the edibility of sequins. Because, ultimately, a cake’s main purpose is to be eaten enjoyably rather than to be admired as a work of art. I think bakers sometimes forget that. To paraphrase Robert Heinlein (I’ve been re-reading a lot of sci-fi lately): I’ll choose a cake that’s plain but tastes gorgeous over one a beautiful one that’s just okay.

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The cakes with sequins are lovely I agree, but are they edible?

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I can just see the wreckers sprinkling REAL sequins on their cakes after this. Cough, cough!

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

A moment with google had edible sequins for sale and tutorials on how to make them.

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPastrychef

Thank you for the clarification. I did not know there were edible sequins, I'm not a professional baker. But it just seems like a lot of bakers do use non-edible items (plastic birthday signs, plastic balloons, fake flowers, twigs & leaves and wax candles) on cakes and you are expected to know not to eat them.

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Number 3 by The Fondant Flinger is breathtaking. I think that is the most elegant cake I have ever seen.

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

SaraCVT, the sequin cakes i have seen in real life are just round sprinkles painted with edible paint. Not only edible, but actually decent tasting. Though the black one does make me shudder a bit when I think about the teeth of the partygoers.

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDanadu101

I am look forward to see what the wreckerators will do with this.

July 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVan Kribski

I'll have to google to see how they make them so shiny! And yeah, I can just imagine wreckerators lining up to use real, non-edible ones, or just roundish bits of fondant, or...can't wait to see!

July 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

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