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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
Aug072016

Sunday Sweets: Modern Geometry

There's a geometric trend sweeping the wedding cake world, peeps, and I APPROVE:

(By Erica Obrien Cake Design)

What sweet sorcery is this? It feels retro and modern at the same time.

 

It's pure modern elegance in these sea-swept tiles, though:

(By Cake Life, featured here)

In fact, I like this one so much I think it got into my subconscious: I just realized the curtain I bought this week is the same teal ombre! Ha! (Now if only I could find real tiles like this to match.)

 

This next one defies description:

(By Olofson Design. Photography by Anneli Marinovich)

What do you think, "exploding pastel fractal"? Maybe?
(Dig that stand!)

 

I know exactly how to describe this one, though:

(By Very Unique Cakes by Veronique)

WANT.

Yep, that fan topper is breaking my brain in the best possible way. Love it.

 

Raise your hand if you can't believe this next one's cake:

(By Amy Beck Cake Design)

[raises hand]

Such a rich masculine vibe, though. Me likey.

 

I've always felt there isn't enough kelly green in the world, so this little Pretty is making my day:

(By Cake Your Day)

Not to mention I want that topper as a hair clip, STAT.

 

Oooh, but here comes my favorite color combo:

(By Sweet And Saucy Shop, featured here)

Mmm, orange and teal goodness.

 

I also love the drippy candy thing (technical term) that's so popular right now, so this is a cool combo:

(Baker Unknown. Help?)

Check out the hexagonal lollipops, and that patterned topper! Rockin'.

 

Although there's a kind of serenity to these chic clean lines:

(By Sweet Fix, featured here)

Ahhh. Perfection.

 

And finally, for those brides who crave a touch of blue, you simply CANNOT beat this gilded Sapphire beauty:

(By The SweeterE, featured here)

The patterns, the textures, the perfect floral placement! YES.

 

Hope you enjoyed today's Sweets, everyone! Happy Sunday!

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Friday
Aug052016

Friday Favs 8/5/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:

 

A former patient wanted to thank the nursing staff at her hospital, so she had a cake sent over.
Clearly, she learned at least one thing during her stay:

AMEN.

 

So it's taken forever and more merciless mocking than even I thought I was capable of, minions, but at long last, it appears bakers are finally - FINALLY! - giving up on the oh-so-wrecky Frozen cake kit:

 

Rachel ordered one of the cupcake cakes (PATOOIE!) last week. Here's what she got:

o.0

Note how they're not even trying with the wonky purple mountains or trees anymore.

And hey, just call it a glacier, Rachel.
That way you can still say it's Frozen.
(bah-dum-CHA!)

 

Here's a fun game: Flowers or balloons?

After that we can play, "edible or choking hazard?"

 

And finally, since the Olympics start today, bakers, let's talk Olympic Rings.

This is too close:

...a LITTLE too close.

 

But this is too far:

WAY too far.

Since these were both spotted at the same bakery, though, I assume the one in the middle was JUUUUST right.

(Shhhh. Let me have this.)

 

Thanks to Anony M., Rachel A., Stacey M., Emily P. for that ringing endorsement.

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