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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

Nicole Is Living Her Best Life, People. BACK OFF

May is International Civility Awareness month, so now that it's almost over, LET'S GET AWARE.

For example:

Let's say your coworker is droning on about something that happened over the weekend.

Now, you could reply with:


But the civil thing to do is LISTEN and respond accordingly:

Remember, the more specific your apology, the less likely you'll be asked to bring snacks to next month's break room birthday bash.


Maybe someone you know just had quintuplets.

You could say:

...but that emphasizes the crappy side of babies. NOT CIVIL.


Instead, why not add a positive spin:

While subtly reminding them that baby boys make their OWN rain, IF you know whadda mean.

Muahahaaa. Haha. Ha.




We all know goodbyes can be hard, but that's no excuse for rudeness:


Instead, when a co-worker leaves, try to part on good terms.

Really REALLY good terms.


Welp, I think we all learned something today. Especially about Nicole. (Mrowr.)


Allow me to leave you with the immortal words of Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson, who, as he was leaving the pub one cold, February night, was inspired to utter that most poetic of farewells...


Thanks to Megan M., Keely M., Anony M., Amanda H., Clayton M., Karen C., & Jemima, who should know Lord Tennyson said that to Duke Nigel Pignorthupton, and meant it, like, totally affectionately.


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Sunday Sweets Celebrates Mer-May!

I follow a lot of artists on Instagram, and I've been loving the "Mer-May" art prompt this month. So many mermaids in every conceivable art style - except, hang on, where are the CAKES?

Now there's an art style we can sink our teeth into.

So hold on to your foot fins, beautiful land mermaids, because I went fishing... and found 10 Mermaid Cakes that are Sweet as shell.


By Little Cherry Cake Company in England

Looove these colors; who knew minty blue and lavender would work so well together?


Oh! And I'm adding something new to Sweets: When possible, I'm going to tell you guys where each bakery is located. I've always found it fascinating how Sweets are from all around the globe, so I thought you might, too. (I still include Sweets hobby bakers, though, so not everyone will have a location listed.)

The most popular "mermaid" cakes right now focus on their better halves:

By Cocoa Lane Sweeterie in Ontario

I think the tails are cute. Bottoms up!


This one looks like a giant mound of glitter, and I approve:

By C&C Cakes & Co, but I can't find their website. Help?

Where's Tamatoa singing "Shiny" when you need him?


Check out the perfect ombre fade on these scales:

By Cake Central User Maris Paris, design by Marinold Cakes


Speaking of scales, this one's a little more abstract - but I am SO HERE for the floating hair and watercolor effect:

By Cake Studio Rouge in Serbia

Positively dreamy - look at the water bubbles on the cake board!


Low-key plotting to steal this crown so I can wear it:

By Good Gosh Ganache in Texas


Of course we can't talk about mermaids without including everyone's favorite redhead:

By Antonella di Mana Torte & Design in Sicily

Ariel! And she's never looked cuter.


I love this version of the Little Mermaid, too:

A Cakeheads collaboration by McGreevey Cakes in Pennsylvania, using the art of Alicechan


If you're looking for a shiny-but-subtle mermaid cake, how about this jaw-dropping single tier?

By Rosie's Dessert Spot, who has a Youtube tutorial on how to make your own!


More gorgeous watercolors:

By Nevie Pie Cakes in England

My favorite color combo! And I like how they're stacked like a 3D paper-cutting.


And finally, this one has a little of everything:

By Lynette Brandl in London

My favorite part is the ruffly "waves." So clever!


Happy Mer-May and happy Sunday, everyone!


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