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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 Sweets: 10 Heavenly Hot Air Balloon Cakes

You've heard of pie in the sky? Well, cake in the sky is even better.

(By Tessa Tina Cakes)

Especially when it's with Hello Kitty in an adorable patchwork balloon! D'aww.


Or how about some patchwork clouds?

(By Star Cakes)

So. Much. Cuteness.


Now here's a flight of fancy: a steampunky tribute to The Wizard of Oz!

(By April Julian of Celebration Cakes)

Wow, love the handpainted map with the riveted edges.
Oooh, and see that clockwork Tin Man heart? WANT.


Hey, you know what goes great with hot air balloons? Bunting.

(By Fatcakes)

Lots and lots of teensy tiny bunting. Mmmm.


They're also great with bright, bold colors:

(By Cakes by Bellina)


Or dreamy soft pastels:

(By Guilt Desserts)



Here's a fun 2D-turned-3D design:

(By Jessica Harris Cake Design)

See how the clouds stand out a bit from the cake? Love that. And those stripes! Ah!


This one could have been in my Defying Gravity post a few weeks back:

(By Cakes Alouisa)

Talk about a feat of engineering - I like how even the bunting is being swept away!


And the award for the sweetest basket goes to...

(By Make Pretty Cakes)

The little sandbags! And the rope heart! YES.


And finally, a hand-painted beauty that looks straight out of a fairy tale:

(By Bobette & Belle)

Now that's what I call uplifting.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Friday Favs 3/6/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


Briana S. asked the baker to make her cookie cake "look cute."



And when Lynnette's baker asked what color frosting she wanted, she said, "Whatever pops out of the icing tube; I don't care."

You should know better, Lynn.

Not gonna lie; given Spidey's positioning, my mind went somewhere else entirely with the whole "pops out" thing. (WHAT.)


You ever pick up a cake at the grocery store bakery, and it's so, SO bad, but you're too embarrassed to say anything, so you sneak over to the canned vegetable aisle and stick it on a shelf while no one's looking?



Jennifer B. found this here, and all I can say is: good call, shopper.

(I kind of love how the cake's announcing itself to the green beans, though.)


Isn't it cute when bakers are just learning to write their numbers?

I'm gonna guess Drew is somewhere between 5 and 6.

(I usually censor bakery names, btw, but would you LOOK at that cake board? Hey, if Price Chopper Bakery wants credit that badly, who am I to stand in their way?)


And finally, here's a sweet visage to whisk you off to dreamland tonight:



Thanks to Briana S., Lynnette M., Jennifer B., Lea A., & R.B. for reminding us there's more fish in sea - so I'm prolly never sleeping again.


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