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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 For Book Lovers Day

It's Book Lovers Day, my friends, and I know *JUST* how to celebrate!
Assuming you can convince your guests these are actually edible, of course:

(By Cloud 9 Cakes)


Terry Pratchett fans, prepare to have your jaws drop:

(By DeviantArt member Barracude-Bruce's wife)

Or maybe you'll just make stunned sputtering noises, like I did. :) Look at all that detail! Disc World has truly never looked sweeter.


This stunning Les Mis cake has little barricades at the four corners:

(By Cup A Dee Cakes)

Show of hands: who else is humming the soundtrack now?


A fun library design:

(By Biscuiteers of London)


And another you'll never believe is cake, made for a Sylvia Plath fan:

(By Sweet Ruby Cakes)

I'm trying to imagine the time this must have taken - all those little keys! - and my mind is positively boggling.


Here's a classic:

(By Über Angel Cakes)

That Shakespeare portrait is hand-painted, and I'm loving the aged leather finish.


Or how about a more modern favorite?

(By Astonishing Cakes, featured here)

I admit it: I haven't read The Fault In Our Stars, because I'm allergic to sad. I know enough to appreciate the cigarettes and some of the sayings, though, and this is truly Sweet.


Can't have a book lover's post without a little Potter magic, of course:

(By TIER Luxury Cakes, who appear to be permanently closed)

I'm delighted that these titles are actually books within books. Very meta.


Another classic, done to perfection:

(By Celebrate With Cake)

I think I speak for us all when I say: thank goodness they went with a rose instead of a horse head. :D


And finally, of all the incredible Sweets today, this is the one I had the most trouble believing was actually cake:

(By Ron Ben-Israel Cakes)

Because wow. Such a brilliant touch with the butterflies, too; they add so much life and color!


Happy Sunday, everyone! Now, let's all go curl up with a good book.


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Friday Favs 8/7/15

A few of my favorite new submissions this week:

When you're trying to order a "Balls of Fury" cake (anyone remember that movie?), only to end up with:

Now that's a WHOLE different ball game.


And speaking of balls...

Er, balloons, I mean. Balloons.

(But I bet you saw something else all limp and saggy at first, didn't you?)


I swear, I'm not doing this on purpose.

Well, ok, maybe a little.


(That's my creepy, unblinking grin face.)


And finally, here's the lovely design Kimberly ordered for her wedding cake:


Aaaand here's the photo finish she ended up with:

Shoot, talk about an unfortunate development! Not to focus on the negatives, Kimberly, but I shutter to think of such a wreck ever leaving a dark room and gaining this kind of exposure. Here's hoping it was gone in a flash.


Thanks to Lisa O., Jennifer, Amanda M., Lindsey S., & Kimberly L. for finding one for the Scrap Book.


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