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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
Monday
Jan162017

Are These Boobs? Do I Censor This? WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING HERE

Minions, all I know about today's cake is that it was for a shower. I'm guessing a baby shower? Though I suppose it could have been for a bridal shower. Heck, this thing's weird enough it could have been for an actual wrap-up-your-hair-and-grab-the-back-loofah shower. I have no idea, is what I'm saying.

Also, can nipples be yellow? I only ask because I don't know if I should censor this thing or not. I mean, maybe those aren't nipples at all, maybe they're... [head tilt]... little sombreros. On cantaloupes. Being held in a purple neck sling thingie.

Which brings me to another issue: is the purple thing supposed to be a bra? Because news flash, baker: bras don't work like that. AT ALL.

Oh yeah, I guess I should show you all the cake, huh? You're probably asking, "Jen, are we there yet?" Which is funny, you asking it that way, because that brings me to the final weird bit:

...are we WHERE yet? Who's asking? What does that have to do with sombrero-wearing cantaloupes in a neck sling? How is any of this shower related? Is this real life? WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE??

[sits back down]
[pats hair into place]

Ahem.

Well, thanks, Cindy W., for leaving us with only questions. I look forward to everyone's myriad hypotheses - and sketches of sombrero-wearing cantaloupes - in the comments.

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Sunday
Jan152017

Sunday Sweets: WINTER HAS COME

I live in Florida for a few reasons, my friends, none of which include having to wear two pairs of pants and 6 layers of sweaters. Indoors.

Yes, it's a frigid 67 degrees F in my office right now, and yes, I am a pansy. That's why I live in Florida. (See? Full circle.)

Anyway, if anything will make these frigid conditions bearable, it's a) my electric blanket, and b) some pretty winter cakes.

SO LET'S DO THIS.

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)

Shining, shimmering, splendid! And Aladdin quotes aside, that misty forest silhouette is positively dreamy.

 

(By CakesDecor member Alina Vaganova)

It says something when you start to daydream about wearing the fondant mittens. But seriously, how cute are these??

 

 (By Sainte G. Cake Company)

These soft watercolors are perfection. And did you notice the oh-so-subtle color stripe on top?

 

Ermergersh, you guys. Er. MERGERSH. Look!

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

Squeeee!
I love how the narwhal looks like he's policing the penguin. Like, "One at a time, now, no rough-housing!" And do you see the penguin covering its eyes? Ack! SO CUTE.

 

More icy elegance:

(By Victoria Made)

It's like a fire made of icicles, or a feathery column of smoke! Now, raise your hand if you want to see how they cut it. [raises hand]

 

Oooh, and here's an Aurora Borealis... in cake!

(By Oakleaf Cakes)

Gorgeous!

 

More cuteness for those planning a baby shower this winter:

(By McGreevy Cakes)

I really like the lime green and gray combo.

 

This one looks like a porcelain painting:

(By N. Josefsen via Flickr)

You almost expect it to light up from the inside, right?

 

Ok, I know, I KNOW - this next one is undeniably Christmassy. But look!

(By Clairelle Cakes)

Pastel sparkly prettiness!

And the deer kind of look like patronuses from Harry Potter, so, you know... BONUS.

 

I saved the best for last, though.

BEHOLD! It's me, in cake form!

(By Sweet Obsessions Cake Co.)

Just add about 5 layers of sweaters on top. :D

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay warm out there!

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