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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 Isn't Ready For Fall, Y'all

I know technically it's already Fall, but I'm not ready for autumn colors yet! So here's one last hurrah of bright flowery goodness before we surrender to our Pumpkin Spice overlords.

(By Mandarin Cakes)

One of the most beautiful wreath cakes I've ever seen - and that's all buttercream! Can you believe it?


These pinks and greens are perfectly Spring-y:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)


And this mint-and-yellow combo is the cheeriest of them all:

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)


Need to battle the impending Winter blues? Then how about a giant bouquet of pretty-in-pink tulips?

(By Cofetaria Dana)


Then again, sometimes the blues aren't so bad.
Especially if they're in the form of hand painted pansies:

(By Maggie Austin Cake)

Digging those papery ruffles on the bottom tiers, too!


I may not be ready for Fall, but orange is still always my favorite:

(By Candelle Pasteleria Boutique)

And this combination of hand painted stems with 3D flowers is perfect. PERFECT, I say!


Ruffles and orchids and gold, oh my!

(By Precious Taarten)

I just want to hug that bottom tier. Is that wrong?


Oooh, now here's an amazing design:

(By It's A Cake Thing)

I can't decide which I like more: that dramatic flower topper or the fun beaded ombré underneath!
(That billowing on the bottom isn't too shabby, either.)


Another dramatic topper, this time with a tropical hibiscus:

(By Joylicious Cakes)

And that sweet swath of lace! Ah!


You'll be hard pressed to look at this next one and NOT smile:

(By Fantasticakes)

It's those cheerful greens, right? And the bitty little bird?


And finally, a whole wagon load of summery, spring-y cheer:

(By Butterfly Cakes And Bakes)

Just about Sweet enough to last us 'til Spring!


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Friday Favs 10/2/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.


I don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure it wants to hurt me:

"Yes, yesssss; bring that knife... CLOSER."


Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Finally captured on film!
The elusive Pepperoni Pizza Butter-Pie!

So cheesy, am I right?


In case you were wondering if those awful Frozen cake kits are still out there:




Believe it or not, this next photo was taken inside the bakery. See the shelf & cake behind it?

So someone bought this cake, brought it home, put custom candy letters AND a candle on it, cut into it, realized it was chocolate and not yellow like the label says, and then returned the cake.


So, uh... used sperm balloon cake, anyone?


I've seen a bunch of these dragon cupcake cakes (patooie!) now:

...and trust me, they NEVER look this nice in real life.


This one, however, wins the Brass Ring of "Look, Ma! NO HANDS!":

'Cuz I think he made it with his feet.


Thanks to Megan W., Norma E., Caite L., John B., & Leanne W. for dragon that in.


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