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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
Aug072017

The Name Blame

I know bakers see a lot of unusual names these days, but sometimes you've still got to wonder: 

 

 ...are they doing "the drugs?"

 

 (That's me channeling a little bit of my mom for you, right there. She puts a "the" in front of everything, like going to "the Walmart" or seeing "the Star Wars" or disowning "the daughter.")

 

Not cool, man. NOT COOL.

 

There are so many wrecky butterfly cakes coming in this month that my first thought for this next one was that it actually wasn't so bad:

Oops. 

(Funny thing: this one's a lot less phallic than most butterfly wrecks, too.)

 

From a bakery that uses a lot of clipart:

(Yes, really.)

On the plus side, I've *seen* most bakery clip art out there, and believe me, this is an improvement.

 

Do you think this next baker finished the cake, looked down, and thought, "Hey, what a coincidence!"?

(And no, for you positive Pollys out there - the birthday boy was not named Nemo.)

 

Now, you might think you could avoid your own birthday wreck by just having nothing on it.

And, hey, you might be right.

 

Or...

 

....yeeeah.

 

Thanks to Kasha D., Windy S., Anony M., Heather K., Aisha A., Sue P., & Kristen H. for not naming any names.

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Sunday
Aug062017

Sunday Sweets For Book Lovers

It's Sunday! Aka, snuggle-up-somewhere-cozy-with-a-good-book day.

This calls for some books we can really sink our teeth into:

(By The Night Kitchen Bakery)

That'll do.
:)

 

And a tip of the Sorting Hat to J.K. Rowling, who inspired a whole generation to grow up reading:

(By Janice Paredes-Alvarez)

 

(By Gina Rouchy)

 

Or raise your hand if you grew up on this fantasy series:

(By Bake My Cake)

So, so pretty. That little ivy trail is the perfect touch.

 

Or how about these classics?

(By Sweet Fix)

I've actually featured this cake before, but those covers are worth a second look. Seriously some of the best I've ever seen.

 

And for more classics, how about a little Edgar Allan Poe?

(By Miss Amy)

Creepy cool! Love the hand-painted raven.

 

Eventually we all graduate to slightly less riveting reads, of course:

(By Highland Bakery)

 

But all it takes is the right book to make us feel like kids again:

(By Sweet On Cake)

 

Or maybe a teenager, fighting for her life:

(By Isabelle Bambridge)

 

Maybe some of us even get inspired to start writing our OWN adventures:

(By The Cake Factory)

 

Because for book worms like us, the best "happily ever after" is one filled with stories:

(By Roxy Cakes)

Although a double chocolate raspberry filling might be a close second. ;)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here's to curling up for the rest of the day with a good book.

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