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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
Oct262014

Sunday Sweets: Boo-tiful Treats!

Halloween is just five days away! Are you ready to par-tay?

Good. 'Cuz this Sweet stack is making my inner girly ghoul SO HAPPY:

(By Gimme Some Sugar)

The lacing! The candy cauldron! The colorful ruffly bits! And that bright green really makes the whole design "pop."

 

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

Ooh la la! So pretty, and I love the vintage vibe on that argyle.

 

Or maybe you prefer your Halloween treats more on the spooky side:

(By Cake Lovers)

That'll do the trick. o.0

 

Or maybe some scrumptious spiderwebs?

(By Cakery Creation)

I've seen a few tutorials around for this, and I believe the webbing is made of marshmallow icing!
Mmmm.

 

This Haunted Forest cake has both hand-painting *and* 3D sculpting:

(By My Sweet, Cosette)

SO COOL. And check out the ruins painted off in the distance!

 

For both extreme creepiness *and* amazing artistry, you just can't beat this steampunk Frankenstein's monster:

(By Crazy Sweets, based on Rick Baker's amazing costume)

WOW. It really looks exactly like Rick Baker's costume! Just amazing.

 

You can always count on some amazing Halloween wedding cakes every October, and CW reader Eden didn't disappoint:

The groom - now Eden's hubby - actually made the cake himself! I love how it's two cakes in one: the skeleton below, and the more traditional cake balancing on his head above. Plus, check out that insane stringwork! So perfect!

 

For sheer laugh-out-loud delight, I'm a big fan of Mr. Pumpkin McChompers here:

(By Corinna of Lovin' From the Oven)

That expression! Hee!

 

And finally, another stellar vintage-inspired design:

(By Dream Day Cakes)

Great colors, cute costumed bears, and a wee spider dangling from the hat tip!

Love it.

 

Hope you guys have a fabulous Halloween!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Friday
Oct242014

Friday Favs 10/24/14

Some of my favorite submissions this week:

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it's nice to see bakers doing their part:

...to make pink ribbons look like ding-a-lings.

 

You know how they say the most important thing is to just never stop trying?

Please stop trying, bakers.

Please.

 

Mary ordered a cupcake cake (patooie!) in the shape of a number 6 for her daughter, but I guess the baker ran out of cupcakes, so...

This birthday is brought to you by 3/4 of the number 0.

Thanks for nothing.

 

How Twitter has ruined us all:

#Wrecktastic

 

And finally, Catherine told the baker her son's name was "Stephen with a PH."

She got this:

 

Thanks to Amber G., Diana E., Mary G., Meredith N., & Catherine J. for the phweet phurprise.

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