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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
Apr062015

Wedding Wrecks: Just Leave It

It's the latest budget-friendly sensation sweeping the nation - or at least a couple of weddings:

Leaves and twigs!

Not only are they "beautiful," they're a great way to upcycle those lawn clippings!

 

Just grab a leaf blower, and bam!

The cake's decorated!

 

Drape them for a drapey effect!

 

Or just jam them all over!

Leaves and twigs!

CONSIDER IT.

 

And hey, if that doesn't work: TINY PLASTIC SHARKS.

Bam!

 

Thanks to Ann C., Adrienne H., Kim W., & Jen A. for the most baffling double-sided wedding wreck I've seen in at least a few weeks.

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Sunday
Apr052015

Sunday Sweets Hops To It

Happy Easter, everyone!

Is your basket overflowing with candy eggs today? Because here's a Sweet idea: 

(By The Gunny Sack)

Love those colors!

 

Or perhaps you like your cake with a little more character:

(By Montreal Confections, featured here)

I know bunny butt cakes are popular, but I gotta say, I prefer this end. Lookit dat cute lil' nose.

 

And this one made me grin:

(By Yummy-Mummy Cake Creations)

:D

 

As you might imagine, I tend to have a soft spot for cakey carrots:

(By Fantasticakes Cecile Crabot)

And how fun is this design? Really diggin' all the little details, like the snail on the sign and that little green worm sticking out the side.

 

Sometimes a Sweet can be as simple as these perfectly-piped cookies:

(By Kava Dolce)

Those eyes, ha! I'm sure I'd mess 'em up, but they make me want to break out the royal icing.

 

Cookie art has come a long way, too; check out these amazing 3D cookie baskets:

(By Julia Usher)

Even the patterns are edible; they're printed frosting sheets.
(It's nice to see edible ink being used for GOOD and not wrecks, huh?)

 

Oooh, here comes another carrot!

(By My Cake School - hit the link for tutorial)

Well, it's no carrot jockey rocket, but it'll do. ;) And you've gotta love the Peep riders!

 

I almost didn't believe this next egg was cake; it's too perfect:

(By Made With Love)

Over on her site there's a companion egg cake with a slice out, though, and there are 4 or 5 layers in there! Swooning over the soft colors and that perfect flower swag.

 

More soft pastels and sweetness:

(By Rouvelee's Creations)

And teensy carrots! Yes!

 

And finally, a gracefully chic Lady Easter Bunny:

(By Dolle Drentsel Dagen, but I can't find the website. Help?)

Isn't she gorgeous? And so unique, like an art doll sculpt! Love.

 

Hope you all have a beautiful Easter Sunday!

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