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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 (11)

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

Oh the first one or the dark blue one are soooo beautiful. However, when we had edible glitter milkshakes, there was glitter residue in our.... for days. Surely this will be the same? Happy to try these to experiment though.

August 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKiwiCath

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