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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
May232016

A Reptile Dysfunction

In honor of World Turtle Day, let's take a moment to meet some of the lesser known turtle cake varieties.

Because nature is beautiful, people.

 

The Slimy Nope Tail:

Also collects spores, molds, and fungus!

 

Snootless Flipper Swaddles:

They do a mean sloppy swish.

 

The Hardboiled Nubby-Teeter:

The candy coating makes it go down easier.

 

The Majestic Elephant-Pawed Flirpity Floo:

So named for its magnificent flirpity-floos.

 

The Squeaky Noodle Squelcher:

Watch out; they squeak!

 

Hypno Danger Piddle:

Try not to stare.

 

And finally, and most majestic:

The Dong-Headed Stumpy Trunks:

Truly the pokiest of them all.

 

Thanks to Kathryn S., Shannon K., Megan B., Liz K., Kyna H., Jamie L., & Sara M. for really coming out of their shells.

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Sunday
May222016

Sunday Sweets: Rockin' Rockabilly

Pin some victory rolls in your hair and break out the red lipstick, ladies, 'cuz today we're going ROCKABILLY.

(By Rock Cakes)

AW YEAH.

 

Rockabilly is a style from the 1950s that keeps coming back, hipper than ever. There's a big rockabilly community in California, of course, but sometimes I spot those stylish lovelies even down here in Orlando. (Of course, usually they're at Disney... visiting from California.)

Rockabilly has a classic retro vibe mixed with punk rock edge that - who knew? - looks pretty dang Sweet on cake:

(By Laura Barton, I think. Anyone have a site for her?)

 

There are lots of elements to rockabilly: you've got a little classic 50s jukeboxes and milkshakes thang going:

(By It's A Piece Of Cake)

 

A dash of the retro bowling shirt crowd:

(By Sweet Heather Anne)

 

And a healthy smattering of classic tattoo art and cute lady pin-ups:

(By Ivana Guddo)

 

Cherries, polka dots, and checkerboard are popular:

(By Rebecca Sutterby)

 

And there's also a big nautical influence, which I'm really diggin':

(By CiccioCakes)

 

Check out this beauty someone's Super Mom got for Mother's Day:

(By Cake My Day)

A perfect homage to Rosie the Riveter!

 

It's probably no surprise that Rockabilly wedding cakes are on the rise:

(By Ben The Cake Man)

SO PRETTY.

 

I love all these reds and blues:

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

 

But if you really want your wedding to be rock-and-roll, then this is my fav:

(By Sassa's Bespoke Cakes)

Check out that shading! SO GOOD. It's like a painting coming to life... during a shreddy guitar solo. :D

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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