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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
Feb152010

Seeing Star Wars

It's ok: you can tell me I've been staring at cakes too long, and need to step away from the 'net for a while. I can take it.

HOWEVER...

Remember this guy from last year?

It's Admiral Ackbar!
Sure, he looks like he's offering you his heart, but..."it's a trap!"


Note: This is Admiral Ackbar:

Well, now I'm seeing his friends pop up in other Wrecks.


Be honest, now. If I told you to imagine a cutsie-fied version of a rancor beast, wouldn't something like this come to mind?


A rancor beast:


And from the context I'm assuming this next thing is supposed to be a bee or maybe a bear...

...but all I can see is a disemboweled Jar Jar Binks.


Granted, that could just be wishful thinking.


Haley B., Val L., & Sarah S., you are to wear these clown shoes and refer to yourselves as Mary. Why? Because I think this video is frickin' hilarious:



- Related Wreckage: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Sunday
Feb142010

Valentines' Sweets

Whether you're spending today with your main squeeze, hangin' with friends, or believe that Valentine's day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce and exploit gender stereotypes (Hi, Liz Lemon!*), I think you'll agree today's Sweets are all heart.

By Cake Central member peasacake


Sub'd by Angela W., made by O Holy Sweet

This is Carrie D.'s wedding cake, made by her friend Sara Trice. And get this: Sara's not a pro. In fact, this was her very first attempt at a full fondant cake. How's that for encouragement?

For you bakers looking for a challenge, check this out:

(Sub'd by Sarah K, made by Gesine Bullock-Prado)

That's actually baked right into the batter - cool, huh? According to Gesine, "It’s a lot of work. It takes more time then you really want to invest. It’s messy. But it’s beautiful. Just like true love." Check out her tutorial here.

'Course, V-day is also all about the flowers:

(By Clara's Designer Cakes)

Those roses rock.

And cute animals:

Made & sub'd by Holly of Holly Cakes (no website; just contact info)

(Now, while hyper-realistic animal cakes are a leeetle too creepy for my taste, this one looks enough like a cake to make you feel Ok eating it and enough like a doggie to be stinkin' adorable. So, a win-win.)

Happy Valentine's Day, Wreckies! Go forth and do (or eat) something sweet today.

* Yes, I do realize that Liz Lemon is a fictional character. However, in my Happy Place, she's also my bestie.

- Similar Sweets: Valentine's Treats