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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
Jul202014

Sunday Sweets... In... SPAAAACE!

Today is Space Exploration Day, so these stellar Sweets are dedicated to everyone who reaches for the stars... and then feels a bit peckish.

(By Anna Vasilyeva)

Excited? Why, this astronaut is over the moon!

 

(By Cake Studio Rouge)

Gorgeous shading, and that number constellation? BRILLIANT.

 

So it turns out making a perfect globe out of cake is just a little difficult.

By which I mean you have to be a magician with an advanced degree in structural engineering.

But, BEHOLD!

(Submitted By Jennifer W. Baker unknown. Anyone know?)

MAGIC!!
Or talent. You know, one or the other.

 

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that fabulous Jupiter cake that went viral a while back. It's even pretty INSIDE:

(By Cakecrumbs, which has a Youtube tutorial here)

 

And now, the cutest little space kid and rocket ship EVAH:

(By Viva La Cake)

Why does the astronaut have little doggie ears?* I don't know. BUT I LOVE THEM. And that rocket!
Ack! I want a miniature version on a necklace, stat.

[*Apparently those are ponytails. Which I guess makes a LITTLE more sense than doggie ears. ;)]

 

Also digging this steampunk style ship:

(By Sugarrealm)

Check out all the rivets!

 

Not a great picture, but I've always loved this alien abduction cake:

(By Leigh Henderson)

It reminds me of those cow abduction lamps. Ha! Remember those?
Anyway, the plexiglass pillar is genius, and there's even an alien inside one of the windows!

 

I'm sure we all remember how a space shuttle cake can go very, very wrong, so I'm pleased as punch to see a beauty like this:

(By Scrumptious Cakes)

There's a tiny solar system on the middle tier, and constellations cover the bottom. Lovely!

 

One more the NASA buffs:

(By Cake Central user Careyl)

Best rocket cake I've seen - it looks like a model!

 

Speaking of which, my friend Jason of Red Rocket Farm paints robots and - you guessed it - the CUTEST red rockets. So naturally, this reminded me of him:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

That's for you, Jason & Teeter. (Now, paint me more rockets, dangit!)

 

Who says a space cake needs fancy sculpting and modeling skills? Sometimes all you need is an airbrush and a tank load of talent:

(By Merely Sweets)

Great galloping galaxies! Now THAT is a wedding cake.

 

And finally, it's only fitting that I end with a space cake that defies gravity:

(By Erin Eason)

WOWZA.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here's hoping your weekend has been out of this world.

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

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Friday
Jul182014

Accidentally Insulting Birthday Cakes

I generally don't post name misspellings, because let's face it: there are people out there who spell Jennifer with a Q. Names are hard.

Still, sometimes a baker will botch a name in such a hilariously insulting way that it. is. magic.

 

Don't you agree, Whitney?

Talk about a bellyache.

 

And what "Bart" hasn't known this pain?

 

Believe it or not, this guy's not fat. He's just a little Cubby.

Good luck losing that nickname, though.

 

Is Beth happy they didn't dot that second "I"?

YOU BETCHA.

 

Funnily enough, I think Bobby did request some of these on his cake...

 

And perhaps the most subtle insult of all:

"IF that's your REAL name...."

 

On the one hand, kudos to this bakery for recognizing that a boy can like pink fairies:

On the other hand, little Jess was PISSED.

 

(If it's any consolation, Jess, they messed up Jeff's cake, too:)

 

And finally, while I don't know which name this Asian bakery thought they were writing on their display cake, I'm pretty sure it wasn't this one:

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Thanks to Heather B., Susan F., Laura R., Beau S., Brian C., Anna G., Debi, Eric C., and Rebecca M., who will all henceforth be known as Chuckles.

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