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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
Apr022017

Sunday Sweets Gets Suspended!

But not like that.

Like this!

(By Ponquecitos and Cakes)

Yes, today is all about cakes enchanted by Molly Weasley, because CLEARLY there is magic at work here. Beautiful, delicious magic.

 

FACT: Everything is more adorable round. Even elephants.

(By Sonhos de Encantar)

They remind me of the Rollin' Safari videos. (Which I just had to go watch again.) Cracks me up every. single. time.

 

And this one looks like a surrealist painting:

(By Divina Tentacion)

 

Now, your moment of Zen:

(By Antonio's Kitchen)

How can something be so peaceful and mind-blowing at the same time?
The rock garden base! The natural textures! Stone, moss, wood - there are even tiny lily pads in the center. WOW.

 

Then there's this:

(By Laura Loukaides)

I've seen a lot of suspended pour cakes, peeps, but this? This is the best one. Look closely; the cream is even splashing UP off the strawberries!

 

A cake doesn't have to float to break my brain, though; sometimes it can just be a perfectly balanced circle:

(By Anna Maria Cake Design)

What do you guys think of that design? Funky cool, right? I love the dots.

 

Right, you know the drill:

(By Homemade Sweetness)

Dewalt, I believe? :D

So a drill is a hard thing to sculpt anyway, but then to levitate it? And use the "sawdust" to spell out "Dad"? GENIUS.

 

I was so distracted by all the cute on this next one it took me a minute to realize how clever the construction is:

(By Sharon Wee, Faye Cahill, Anna Maria, and Margie Carter)

I'm pretty sure that mouse is NOT holding up the cake slice; it's being supported through the cake itself. Which is incredible.

 

And one last gravity-defying show-stopper for your Sunday:

(By Sweet Temptations)

I see ocean waves carrying flowers - how about you? And look at that tiny point supporting the entire structure, which is perfectly straight! Ahhh-mazing.

 

Hope you enjoyed getting suspended with Sweets today! Happy weekend, everyone!

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Friday
Mar312017

Friday Favs 3/31/17

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:

 

And they say cake decorating is dead:

It's not dead.

 

It's more in the process of being slowly bludgeoned to death.

Ergo the massive head injury and general fuglitude happening here.

 

Now let's take a rare glimpse at the Cake Wrecks Facebook Wall - because, oh yes, we're one of those ancient dinosaur sites that still has a Facebook page:

You're absolutely in the right here, Kim... but I like the way your friend thinks.

 

And here's one from Audrey, who used her cake to convey both an apology AND an explanation:

(Is that "poor" or "poop"? Because either works for me.)

I like it. Sweet and succinct. Maybe we should all give this technique a try.

"Sorry about the house. NETFLIX."

"Forgive the smell. TACO TUESDAY."

Or, for a one-size-fits-all approach:

"My apologies. EXPLOSIONS AND/OR ALIENS."

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Anyone else been on Giraffe Watch this month?

If not, don't bother googling. It's just some giraffe faking a pregnancy for attention.

(Also that cake is fine; I just find it funny that even bakers are getting sucked in.)

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Alexandria wanted a really basic beach scene for her son's birthday cake, so she ordered this design from the book and asked the bakery to leave off the characters and flowers:

To recap: she just wanted the water and sand. That's it. (She planned to add some toy sharks later at home.)

Here's what her bakery made:

BEACH PLEASE.

 

Thanks to Ken K., Katie R., Kim, Audrey O., Stephanie M., & Alexandria C. for teaching us the ocean is more of a stream, and the beach really is #1.

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