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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
Dec092018

Sunday Sweets: Gingerbread Bliss

There's something so approachable about gingerbread houses:

(By SpiceCakeHouse, Russia)

You see a gorgeous one like this, and think to yourself, "Y'know, with just a little more training, patience, artistic ability, time, and talent, I could make that."

Then you laugh and laugh, and keep scrolling through all the jaw-dropping Sunday Sweets that few of us mere mortals could ever hope to match.

Wise choice.

(By Brennie's Cake House The Netherlands)

Isn't this a hoot?
(Yes, I went there.)

 

Of course every baker has a different take on "gingerbread house."

There's the traditional snow covered house:

(By Elena Bondarenko, Russia)

 

Or there's a sandy beach hut for our friends in warmer climates/hemispheres:

(By Catherine Beddall Edible Art, Canada)

(It's just waiting for Sandy Claus.)

 

A sweet flower-bedecked cottage:

(By Olesia Gul, Turkey)

 

And the flowers could have come from this clever greenhouse:

(By Silverodlan, Sweden)

The gelatin sheet windows are genius.

 

Or how about a totally different kind of green house?

(Find the step-by-step tutorial here, by Sugar and Cloth, Texas)

Now we're rolling.

 

Or we could go to London; a book I read said this place is there somewhere:

(By Haniela's, Pennsylvania)

Can somebody please help me find it?

Seriously. I need to talk to the owls about a letter they misplaced.
And because they're adorable.

 

I know, let's ask Alice:

(By Petite Fille by Sai)

She's always finding wonderful places.

 

And since a lot of Alice's adventures were dreams, let's end with this gravity-defying "dream house."

(By Cakes by Beatriz, Canada)

Wow. The longer I stare, the more incredible details I see. The grass! The window etchings! And I'm pretty sure that second floor is straight-up floating.

So who's ready to make a gingerbread house now? Or maybe just eat some cookies? (WISE CHOICE.)

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope it's extra Sweet.

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Friday
Dec072018

Rising To The Occasion

[WARNING: Those blessed/cursed with a dirty mind are going to find this post hee-LARIOUS - but should probably clear the room of innocents first. Remember, Santa is watching, kids.]

 

There's just something about this time of year, am I right? Crackling fires in every fireplace, romantic twinkly lights in all the trees, and of course, skin-tight Santa suits. Yep. This, my friends, is the season... OF LURRRVE.

And a good thing, too. After all, it makes us more giving:

(Step 1: Cut a hole in the box.)

 

More attentive:

"Yes, deer."

 

And even when we're feeling a bit knotty:

[insert 'morning wood' joke here]

... we know this is the time when its better to bury the hatchet, not leave.

 

Yes, it's the season for dropping the underpants of our emotional reticence, and letting the ding-a-ling of our love shine out.

(Oh, it's happy, all right.)

 

I guess what I'm trying to say here, my friends, is that Rudolph has a giant wang on his face:

And you've just gotta love that.

 

Thanks to Sarah L., Nick, Bridget F., Luke, & C for taking a firm upper hand with these rascally wrecks.

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