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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
Oct202014

A Failure To Communicate, Vol. 243

I like how the only thing legible is the one word NOT supposed to be there:

 

Erin K. wanted her daughter's cake to be oriented vertically, or portrait-style, but the baker wasn't getting it.

"You know, the long way?"

*headdesk*

 

When you want a big 75, NOT a "big 75."

Can I quote you on that?

 

In fact, a lot of butchered instructions end up as new nick names:

Give up?

They wanted "thank you" written in pink.

 

And this one didn't want any gel icing:

 

Here's a blast from the past: a Historical Society hosted a "President's Tea."

Thank goodness they weren't screening old 80s TV shows there, too!

Can you imagine if it'd been the "President's Tea & A-Team Party?"

 

Now imagine, if you will, the ordering process that resulted in this cake:

I'm picturing a Monty Python sketch, myself.

"No, I want you to STAY HERE, and write the names underneath!"

"So I'm to write these names twice and capitalize 'Underneath.' Got it."

"No, no, it's quite simple. Write 'Happy Birthday' once, and the names underneath."

"If, if, uh... If, if, uh... Oh! Can I write the names three times... IF I use extra sprinkles?"

"AAAAAAUUGH!"

 

Thanks to Terry M., Erin K., Dan E., Stephanie D., Melanie K., Karen A., & Damon E. - AND NO SINGING!

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Sunday
Oct192014

Sunday Sweets: Gothic Elegance

Who says dark has to be dreary? These gorgeous Gothic cakes will have you cheering:

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

 

Sweet Lake seems to specialize in Gothic designs, and I couldn't pick just one favorite!

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

Look at that lace and "fabric" draping. INCREDIBLE.

 

One more:

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

The bird skull cameo is the perfect touch.

 

And speaking of cameos, check out the raven head design on this little top hat:

(By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

The feather, the hand painted skulls and swirls, the roses - just beautiful.

 

(By Candytuft Cakes)

It doesn't get much more classic than rich black and blood-red roses!

 

I really love the contrast of the white tiers under all this heavy scrollwork:

(Baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

WOW. The bottom tier looks like a wrought iron gate, and the second has architectural arch ways. The longer you look, the more detail you see!

 

On the other hand, sometimes simple can be just as dramatic:

(By Connie Cupcake)

Love.

 

Now welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion cake:

(By WDW's Contemporary Resort bakery, found here)

That wallpaper and perfect draping has this Dizgeek all atwitter, you guys. Great color on the roses, too!

 

(By Antonelli di Maria Torte & Design)

One of my personal favorites today; I can't believe that fabric draping, and the perfect color fade on the spider web!

 

(Baker unknown)

This purple practically glows, it's so vivid. If you look closely, you can see the layered acanthus leaves making up the second tier. Beautiful.

 

(By Cake Opera Company, featured here)

Another astounding, can't-believe-it's-cake design. That heavy embroidery is insanely intricate, and I've been so busy staring at the cake itself that I just now noticed the cake stand is wrapped in fur!
Ha!

 

And finally, arguably the simplest design of them all today, but I'm just so smitten with the unusual floral swag:

(By Artistic Bites, featured here)

This wedding cake was made for a "Red Riding Hood marries the Wolf" themed photo shoot, and I highly recommend hitting that link up there to see the rest. It's the perfect blend of dark elegance and fairy-tale whimsy, and I LOVE the succulents and fuzzy mosses they used on the cake.

 

Hope you enjoyed the Gothic Sweets, everyone! Happy Sunday!

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

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