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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
Thursday
Aug072014

The Jeers Of A Clown

Now if there's a smile on my face,

 

It's only there trying to fool the public!

 

But when it comes down to scaring you

 

Now, missy, that's quite a different subject

 

So don't let my glad expression

Give you the wrong impression

 

Really I'm bad!

Oh, badder than bad!

 

You've gone and you've made me so mad!

Once you're alone I'm gonna be glad!
'Cuz there's some bad things known to man

But ain't too much badder than...

The jeers of a clown

When there's no one around!

"And I bet those jeans are relaxed fit, too."

 

Thanks to Tylar K., Amy H., Stephen M., Meggan B., Drew M., Karyn B., Jennifer, Kasandra G., & Emma P. for finding that last one on the cover of a vintage Wilton decorating book. o.0

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Wednesday
Aug062014

The Cherry (Blossoms) On Top

One of the hottest new trends in weddings today is the cherry blossom wedding cake:

(By Diane's Cakes and More)

 

This elegant design not only looks beautiful, but is a cinch to make, too! In fact, here are a few tips to ensure your own cherry blossom cake looks as gorgeous as this.

 

First, always make sure your icing is niiiice and smooth.

It helps if you lick your fingers first, so they slide smoothly over the icing.

 

Next, mold or pipe your branches to gracefully scale the tiers of your cake in a natural, realistic fashion.

I know it's hard to believe but, yes, that's really just icing.

 

Remember, the flowers are the most important part!

[Crickets chirping]

 

It's usually best to leave off a wedding topper for this style, but if you do choose to have one, make sure it's simple, understated, and elegant.

Note the baker's restraint. Not a single balloon animal!

 

And finally, when all else fails, remember:

You can always jam a stick in it and charge $200.

(Yes, this was someone's actual wedding cake.)

(And they paid for it.)

(With money.)

 

Leanne W., Danielle L., Moxie, Holly J., and Robert V. did you know you can make a forty dollar cake look like a 500 dollar cake with just some cookies and sprinkles? Just imagine what you could charge if you jammed a stick in it!

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