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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
Apr172016

Parks & No Wreck: Sunday Sweets To TREAT YO'SELF

This week is National Park Week, so I decided to round up 10 Sweet nature cakes that would make Leslie Knope proud.

(By Intricate Icings Cake Design)

Preeeeettty.

Now, I'm a hermit blogger with what my doctor described as a "shocking" vitamin D deficiency, so I think it's safe to say I'm not the outdoorsy type. BUT! I hear there's actually a lot you can do in our national parks.

 

Things like:

Kayaking:

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

 

Hiking:

(By Sweet and Sassy)

 

Camping:

(By The Royal Bakery)

 

And fishing!

(By Tiffany's Baking Co.)

At least, I think you can fish in some parks, right? Either way, those sculpted waves over the fish are super cool. (Note all the broken hooks, 'cuz the fish won. Ha!)

 

There's also that classic park activity:

(By Little "Miss" OC's Kitchen)

Eating!

Or I guess the proper term is "picnicking."

 

For you park-lovers getting married, here's a delicate hand painted number:

(By Cake Central member Ratga)

I like how the tree tops extend over the tiers!

 

Or how about the pebbles-and-bark textures on this one?

(By Delicut Cakes)

Not to mention my favorite color flowers. Mmmm.

 

This sugar waterfall works perfectly with a topsy-turvy cake:

(By Rising Flours)

Also perfect? The white frothy bits near the bottom. So good.

 

I'm diggin' the silhouettes on this one:

(By Colorado Rose Cake Company)

Plus? It's fondant-free!

 

And finally, while it's not exactly a parks-celebrating cake, I couldn't pass up showing you guys this EPIC Ron Swanson lumberjack cake:

(By Artisan Cake Company.)

Even the axe is sugar! And it's filled with red flannel!

Now that's sweet.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Friday
Apr152016

Don't Worry, Look At Cake Wrecks

Important note- This post is about tax day which is traditionally on the 15th. However, taxes this year aren't due until the 18th because the Federal Government wanted to mess up our post flow. Not cool, Federal Government. Not cool. -john

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It's tax day here in the U.S., but did you know April 15th is also the day President Lincoln died? And the Titanic sank? And McDonald's was founded?!

Maybe that's why today is also known as "That Sucks Day."

But don't worry, minions; I'm here to make it better.

Ahem hem hem.
[begins strumming ukelele]
[stops strumming ukeleli to go look up how to spell "ukelayle"]
[resumes strumming ukulele]

 

Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note

 

Don't worry,

BE HAPPY.

 

In every life we have some trouble

 

But when you worry,
you make it double

Don't worry,
BE HAPPY
Don't worry,
be happy now!

 

Ooh-ooh-hoo-hoo-ooh hoo-hoo-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Don't worry,
BE HAPPY

 

You swerved in traffic and wrecked your cake?  

 

Got stuck this morning in a big earthquake,

Don't worry,
BE HAPPY

 

The baker trying to make you frown

 

He turned your rainbow upside down

 

Don't worry

Woo-ooh-woo-ooh-woo-ooh-ooh

BE HAPPY

 

Don't worry
(Ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha)

BE HAPPY.
(Look at me, I'm happy!)

 

Ooh-ooh-hoo-hoo-ooh hoo-hoo-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Oooh this song goes on foreverrrrr
Oooh ooh
THAT'S ENOUGH.

 

Thanks to Diana C., Morgan B., Casey F., Courtney B., Richard B., Crystal F., Amanda B., Stevie M., Sean Z., & Jessica H. for reminding us there's always someone out there having a wreckier day.

 

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