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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
Aug112014

8 Wrecks To Bring the "Romance" 

It's "Resurrect Romance" week, so you know THAT means:

Time to bring sexy back! With cake!

[starting up peppy dance music]

HIT IT, JOHN!

Um. John. What are you doing. John. John.

Let's try that again.

HIT IT, JOHN!!

...no.

 

Now I'm getting uncomfortable.

 

Here, lemme take over.

Look, people, to really steam things up you've gotta be loving:

And maybe keep those pet names private.

 

Try telling your amore that tonight... IS THE NIGHT.

Only not in a murder-y way.

 

Some ladies like it if you buy them...

...THINGS. Buy them things. 0.o

 

It doesn't have to be anything extravagant, though. Sometimes just sharing a refreshing slice of watermelon can... uh...

...never mind.

 

Anyway, I'm sure we can agree that the important thing for love & romance is to be a beacon.

A sexy, sexy beacon.

("Happy Kattie?" I BET SHE IS.)

 

Thanks to Elizabeth L., Laura R., Anony M., Mallory V., Haley, Heather F., Jody M., & Jaime-Ann, who I'm reaaaaally hoping is a fan of our Pan-demonium post. Otherwise, AWKWARRRD.

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Sunday
Aug102014

Sunday Sweets: Jen Gets Girly

I don't have a specific theme for you today, unless maybe "cakes that made Jen squee like a little girl" is a theme.

Oh, it is?

EXCELLENT.

(By Scrum Diddly)

Whoah. That bottom layer is done in a "billow weave," and this is one of the best examples I've seen. (Here's a tutorial, if you want to learn.) Also love the off-center flowers & color choices; just a gorgeous composition over all.

 

Speaking of composition, how great is this cheery asymmetrical number?

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

Such a simple change, but stacking the tiers like this makes an otherwise traditional design so much more fresh and modern!

 

Now, just so you know, I'm a sucker for balloons. And bright pastels. And pink bicycles with little gift-wrapped presents on them.

(By My Cake School, click for tutorial)

Squeee!

This is another one with a tutorial, so if you can pipe with royal icing candy melts, I bet you can make this yourself! You know, perhaps as a gift. For your favorite cake blogger. [winkwinknudgenudge]

 

One thing I love about Sweets is that I'm always learning new techniques. That said, I have no idea how this heart was made:

(By Magical Edible Art by Nadia)

That intricate geometric pattern taunts me, you guys. I MUST KNOW ITS SECRETS. Someone explain in the comments, please!

 

If you look closely at this next one, you'll see little creases that almost look like sheer fabric wrapped around the tiers:

(By For The Love Of Cake)

Such a great texture! And don't get me started on that incredible floral swag. So delicate. So perfect.

 

I am all abuzz for these sweet bee cookies:

(By Sweet Art Sweets)

SO CUTE. And here's a first: you can actually purchase them on Etsy!

 

Take an unexpected color combo, throw in some soft petal ruffles, top it off with STUNNING hibiscus flowers, and you get magic:

(By Cake Central member micialuna)

Perfection.

 

Will I ever get tired of tiny bunting & delicate floral swags?

(By Sarah Edwards Cakes, featured on Marry Me Ink.)
(click for a fun pin-up inspired photo shoot)

NUH-UH.

 

And I'll never get enough of sweet vintage-inspired designs like this, either:

(By Mina Bakalova)

Mint green and pink paired with wood planks and a skeleton key? Who would dream up a combo like that?

I'll tell you: a GENIUS, that's who.

 

And finally, the cake that launched a thousand Jen squeals:

(By Corrie Cakes)

The colors! The teeny flowers & butterflies! THE HAND-PAINTED FAWN!!

I never thought I'd advocate hanging cake photographs as art, but this should be a wall-sized mural somewhere. It's just so... happy.

 

Hope today's post made your Sunday a little sweeter, everyone! Happy weekend!

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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