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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
Monday
Jul132015

Embrace Your Geekness Day

There are many flavors of geekdom, my friends, but not to worry; these bakers can wreck 'em all.

 

"Oh, you want a Minecraft cake in green and black?

"NOOO PROBLEM.

"I don't see what other bakers are complaining about. These things are easy!"

 

Chris found out the hard way what happens when you try to describe Captain America's shield to someone who's never seen it: "There's a blue circle inside a red and white circle with a star... and... uh..."

Sure. That's close enough.

 

One of my favorite geeky genres is steampunk, but that's another one that's hard to describe in a pinch.

Even so, you'd think telling a baker to decorate with some "gears and old clock faces" would get you KIND of close, buuuuttt....

NOPE.

(I like how the baker just poured piles of gold sprinkles over the "gears.")

 

You know what's great about the TARDIS from Doctor Who? It's a big rectangle. A RECTANGLE.
How much easier does it GET for... uh...

 

 

Steph ordered her own Doctor Who cake somewhere in the middle East, so naturally she wrote the words down in English for the bakery, just to be safe.

Here's a Cake Wreck's first, though: somehow the paper got flipped upside down, and...

Doctor Who?

No, Doctor OHM. (Or "WHO" upside down. Bwahaha!)

 

And finally, let's finish up our mini-Doctor Who streak with a not-too-wrecky but very funny wedding cake topper:

BAD BRIDE.

 

Thanks to Jerry J., Chris K., Jennifer B., Sarah Y., Steph R., & Anony M., for the Who-bilation.

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Sunday
Jul122015

Superhero Sweets For SDCC

This weekend many of My People, aka geeks, have converged on San Diego Comic-Con - and I'm not there. [sob]

BUT!

The rest of us can still look at awesome comic book cakes and dream, right?

(By Bella Cakes)

Look at this gorgeous Wonder Woman cake! LOOK AT IT.

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Ok, you can stop now.

Because na na na na na na... BATMAN!

(By Nayrunia)

LOVE this design; so much impact for a (relatively) simple silhouette.

 

But maybe you prefer the Dark Knight a little less... dark?

(By Lindsay Colasurdo)

Pretty piles of punchy pink, Batman!

You know, this color combo is really starting to grow on me.

 

Here's a fun Hulk cake with some priceless reactions:

(By Cheri Ross Sarner for Icing Smiles)

I admire your restraint, Elijah; I'd be gnawing on Hulk's elbow by now.

 

Anyone else excited about the new Supergirl series coming this Fall?

'Cuz you could totally use this cake for Supergirls OR Supermans (er... men):

(By &Sweets)

 

Oh! And did you know Groot has his own comic book now? It looks fantastic, just like this cake:

(By Aroma de Azucar)

And I love that Rocket!

 

If you're after more classic comic books, though, check this out:

(By 21 Cake Lane)

Awwwwesome. The colors, the ascending dot pattern, the perfect overlapping covers - it's ALL good.

 

And another classic: Wonder Woman!

(Baker unknown)

So wonderful.

(See what I did there?)

 

Not exactly a superhero, but you have to see this fun comic book/pop art cake, made entirely with buttercream!

(By fredbutt)

C'mon. How fun is this??

 

Yet another reason why geek weddings rock:

(By Exquisite Wedding Cakes)

Joker & Harley wedding cake.

 

And finally, a dreamy color combo for some of our fav superheroes:

(By Cake Me To Your Party)

...plus maybe a favorite villain? 'Cuz I like to think that's one of Harley Quinn's bombs on top. :)

Happy Sunday, guys! Hope those of you at SDCC are having fun!

 

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