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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 Goes Under The Sea

Today Sunday Sweets really takes a dive...

(By Shani's Sweet Creations)

...into undersea sweetness!


Yep, we're going to celebrate all things beneath the waves, like colorful coral and friendly octopodes:

(By Jacqueline Marie's Custom Cakes)


Enormous hump-backed blue whales:

(By Ron Ben-Israel Cakes)


And a little of everything, like in this gorgeous hand-painted vignette:

(By My Sweet Cosette)



Prefer something more cartoony and cute? GOT IT:

(By Fantasticakes Cecile Crabot)

Is it wrong to admit that *I* want this cake? Or at least all the googly-eyed creatures? SO CUTE.


Ooh, now check out this stylin' modern design:

(By Planet Cake)

That trail of bubbles? Genius.


Speaking of modern, I'm digging this abstract mermaid and starfish topper:

(By Gulnaz Mitchell Cake Design)

It almost has a stained glass feel to it, right?


LOVE the colors in this stack of sea urchins:

(By Cakelava)

If you look closely, you can see colorful little fish near the base, too!


Of course we can't have an "Under the Sea" theme without a certain red-headed mermaid:

(By Fabricake, based on the art of Tim Shumate)

She's just a bit more grown-up in this version. ;)

I like how the art is layered to give it depth, almost like a paper-cutting.


What else do you find under the sea? Ship wrecks and pirate treasure, of course!

(By Roses & Bows Cakery)

The aging on this is beeeeeaauuutiful. The sprinkling of sand! The curled up "map!" I even like the green snaily guy.


And finally, the ultimate undersea Coral Reef cake:

(By Cakes By Kim Simons)

Complete with a swimming sea turtle topper!

There's so much to see on this one, I'm *still* finding hidden fish. And do I spy little moray eels?


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Friday Favs 7/17/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.


Look out, "Mom."

They're on to you.


They asked for "Happy Birthday Levi" in red icing, written in the top center of the cake:



"John without the H?"



Ever wonder what would happen if a cake and a beehive had a transporter accident?



I dunno about you guys, but the bee butts sticking out of the right side are freaking me right the heck out.


And finally, Jennifer's Summer School director wanted to celebrate their mid-way point with an "over the hump day!" cake. However, "she knew she was in trouble," Jennifer writes, "When the worker taking her order didn't know how to spell 'the.'"

I'm sure some of you have been there, making a phone order and wondering what, exactly, the baker was writing down on the other end. Well, in Jennifer's case, we know!

With an order form like this, WHAT COULD GO WRONG.

("Writhing" is oddly appropriate.)


Oh, right. This:

I think we can all agree this is definitely "gren" and "diferent."

Oh, and:



Thanks to Jenny B., Shirece B., Jeff J., Jennifer U., & Anony M., for the buzz.


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