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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
Thursday
Sep112014

Well, This Is Awkward...

 

I think it's safe to say these parents just won the brass nipple ring of Awkward First Birthday Cakes:

(Note: Picture taken down at customer's request. Please enjoy this "artistic" rendering. -john)

Try not to imagine the scrapbook photos of little (Child's Name) and her smash cake.

 

JUST TRY.

 

Hey Catherine M., got milk?

 

Note: Jen wanted me to make a few more adjustments. Pleast to enjoy this lovely picture of Epcot:


 

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Wednesday
Sep102014

Love is in the Air...

Can you feel it? Weddings being planned, love blossoming, and a general spirit of fairy-tale perfection in the air? Ahhh.

So naturally, I must CRUSH that spirit with tales of wedding cakes gone wrong!! Mwuahahahahah!

[patting hair] Ahem.

 

What Stacey H. wanted:

Nifty modern texture. I like it.

 

What Stacey got:

Erm, I'm pretty sure dragging a fork through crusted-over icing doesn't count as a "technique".

 

Anony Bride wanted a cake with tiers similar to this:

 

But instead she got tiers like this:

Something about the puffy wobbliness of this cake makes it look like a diaper cake to me - you know, those shower gifts made out of actual diapers? Which probably would have been sturdier, come to think of it: the weight of the wedding topper made this cake start to collapse in on itself.

 

This was Stephanie S.'s inspiration:

 

Which resulted in...this:

I'm not sure who gets the blame for the ribbon selection, but that neon teal "scroll work" combined with the black icing border is sufficiently Wrecky on its own.

 

And lastly, Vanessa wanted a single layer version of her wedding cake for her one-year anniversary. Here's her wedding cake:

Oooh, preeeetty.

 

And here's what she got for her anniversary cake:

Oooh, shii...er...NOT pretty.

Ah, the mismatched whites, the battle-scarred frosting, the ponderous folds of flabby fondant! Who else is inspired to throw a toga party?

 

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