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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
May012016

Sunday Sweets Celebrates Mother Goose Day!

Baby Showers are getting pretty weird these days, but lucky for us, not every mom-to-be relishes the thought of fondant nipples and edible C-sections at her party. In fact - and this may blow your mind if you're a regular CW reader - some folks still have shower cakes that are NOT filled with gory red jam!

So since today is Mother Goose Day, let's take a trip down "No Dismemberment Required" Lane, and see how some of Mother Goose's most famous nursery rhymes can look extra Sweet.

 

Hey Diddle Diddle

(By Little Cherry Cake Company)

SO CUTE.

And in case you don't remember the rhyme - as I didn't:

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed,
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

 

Hickory Dickory Dock

(By Cakes By Robin)

We all remember this one, though, right? And this cake looks like the illustration come to life!

 

Little Bo Peep

(By The Butter End Bakery)

This one has illustrations from several nursery rhymes, and I love the vintage feel of the line work on those soft pastels.

 

Jack and Jill

(By Cakeaters)

Bet you never thought I'd find a Jack and Jill cake, huh? And check out that forced perspective with the well! So clever.

 

This Little Piggy

(By Mama Wa Cakes)

Ahh, the world's first game of Footsie, set to rhyme. I suppose technically this is just a cute pig cake, but since she has a cupcake, I choose to believe this is the Piggy who went to market... to buy cupcakes.

(No need to tell me "went to market" meant something else back then, ya bunch of Debbie Downers; I DON'T NEED TO KNOW.)

 

Humpty Dumpty

(By Cakes By Candus)

Totally in love with Humpy's little striped legs and arms - and that dapper top hat!

 

Three Blind Mice

(By Jacquis Cakes)

Oops. I know I promised no dismemberment, but I just remembered how this rhyme goes. o.0 These mice appear to still have their tails, though, so I guess this is pre-Farmer's-Wife-with-the-carving-knife. (In the kitchen. Because Clue.)

 

Rock A Bye Baby

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

Like so many classic nursery rhymes this one always confused me: why are we romanticizing a baby falling out of a tree? Maybe the little bunny and squirrel are there to break the baby's fall. Or they'll go fetch a tiny little trampoline. Or... I'm overthinking this, aren't I? Um... LOOK HOW SWEET.
(The teensy mushrooms! Squee!)

 

And finally, though The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe may not be a Mother Goose rhyme (there's some debate, and then I got bored researching it, but I'm sure someone will explain in the comments), you HAVE to see this cake:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Coolest. Shoe house. EVAHHHH.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Friday
Apr292016

Friday Favs 4/29/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.

 

Let's all take a moment to appreciate the good Samaritan who fixed this label:

Muuuuch better.

 

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who noticed:

The good news is you can always rip their pudgy little legs off, switch 'em around, and then spend the rest of the party thinking about what you've done.

 

Speaking of baby showers, Ginny discovered the Carrot Jockeys before they were carrot jockeys:

Yes, those are deviled eggs. And yes, I'm hungry now, too.

 

At first Jamie balked at the high price of sheet cakes from her local bakery, but she felt better when they told her they'd "customize" the name for free.

MONEY WELL SPENT, am I right, Jamie?

 

I'm lucky enough to have not one, but TWO friends who are real live mermaids, so kids, trust me when I say growing up isn't so bad. (Pics, cuz it DID happen.)

Anyway, one of those mermaid friends had a birthday last week, and I found the perfect "cake" to celebrate:

Because I think it's supposed to be a mermaid. With no arms.

I mean, you probably got that, but sometimes you guys come here before coffee, so I'm just trying to help. I'll leave it to you to decide if those are eyeballs or eyelashes, though.

 

And finally, while scrolling through the archives this week I stumbled across another disarming gem I can't believe we've never posted:

It's supposed to be Britney Spears.
(See? HELPING.)

OK, so Busted Britney is a marvel in her own right, but what I really love is how someone at this party thought, "Hey, you know what else this thing needs? A President Obama photo cake."

That's like a whole new standard in party-throwing, my friends. Like, "yeah, cool party, bra, but is it Britney Boobs and Obama good? I don't think so." Because that's a level we can only aspire to.

 

Thanks to Jess H., Mary Ann M., Ginny D., Jamie, Xian D., & Eva, who never invite me to their wild parties even though I bring my own earplugs, book, and lap cat. YOUR LOSS, party people.

 

*Note from john: I put this Friday Favs up last week mistakenly for about 40 minutes before replacing it with the prince post. Sorry about that. Hopefully, most of you still haven't seen it. -j (thoJ)

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