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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
Dec082014

A Celebration Of All States, But Mostly Florida

(Caution- Mildly naughty stuff ahead)

 

Florida is one of those places where everyone wants to live, but no one wants to admit living. Sure, John and I get all the sunshine, Disney World, and tricked out golf cart parades, but we also have Florida Man.

To show there are no hard feelings, though, allow me to present:

My 6 Favorite Florida Man Headlines of 2014
(courtesy of the top 25 from Mashable)

 

Florida Man Eats Evidence In Court

("Dang it. Well, I guess now we wait to see if he explodes."
"Move to adjourn, your honor?")

 

Florida Man Arrested After Stealing 36,000 Pounds Of Crisco

Aha! I knew there was something fishy about the new "Bundt Ball O' 'Better' Cream."

 

Florida Man Assaults Friend With Bucket During Argument Over Whether Or Not An Acquaintance Was Dead

 

Florida Man Calls Police After Wife Threw Out His Beer


 

Florida Man Tells Cops, "I Thought Cocaine Wasn't Illegal"

So I guess that explains this:

As if the floating face on the butt cheek didn't give it away.

(Today I learned "snow" is slang for cocaine! Who's broadening her educational horizons NOW, Mr. High School Guidance Counselor? Huh? HUH?!)

 

And finally:

Florida Man Offered $3 And A Chicken Dinner For Sex

Not sure if Florida Man was offered the $3 and a chicken dinner or if he did the offering, but either way, that must have been one SEXY chicken dinner, peeps.

You know, like this:

(No, it's not cake, but when a reader sends you a picture of naked dancing ladies made out of chicken wings, you share.)

 

Thanks to Ying J., Caitlin R., Nancy M., Melissa S., MJ, Katie P., Josh M., & Florida Man for scaring off enough potential residents to keep I-4 almost manageable.

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Sunday
Dec072014

The Cold Never Bothered Sunday Sweets, Anyway

According to the news, many of you are experiencing somewhat cooler temperatures these days. One could almost say it's a bit nippy out there. You know, sweater weather.

Or you might be buried in 10 feet of snow.

Either way, I say we celebrate the cold with some gorgeous cakes!

(By Fernanda Abarca)

What better way to start than with Jack Frost holding a cupcake? "Icing" has never been so aptly named.

 

Or how about some Frosty frosting?

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Btw, if you're having a hard time remembering these are actually cake, you're not alone.

 

Maybe if we tried some more traditional, tiered designs...

(By Milla Schmalz)

Nope. Still can't believe it's cake. Look how the lower bird is slightly 3D! And that hand-painting! Amazing.

 

This one looks like a perfectly painted stack of hat boxes:

(By Cake Central member Talmas)

Can't get over the texture on the hat and mittens; reminds me of a soft nubby sweater I used to own.

 

As fantastic as those are, though, you must admit that no one builds snowmen quite like Calvin & Hobbes:

(By My Cake Corner)

The perfect cake for slightly twisted families, like mine. :D

Hee!

 

Or if you prefer your winter characters with a little less, um, dismemberment:

(By Cake Hatteras)

Bumble the abominable snow monster! Aww.

 

And these cute little penguins are ready to par-TAY:

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

 

Or, for a more modern take:

(By Sugarplum Cake Shop)

Love the clean lines and shapes, and those vintage woodcut illustrations are deliciously retro-chic.
(Plus there's a bear in a row boat. C'mon. WHIMSY.)

 

This one would make a great Christmas card:

(By Jeanne Winslow Cake Design)

Hang on, I just noticed one bird is wearing a veil and the other has a twee little bow-tie! D'aww, it's a wedding cake! LOVE.

 

Most wintry cakes are all silvers, whites, and blues, so I'm loving this decadent bronze number:

(By Artisan Cakes by Julie)

Stunning. Just... stunning.

 

And finally, since most of us still aren't ready to "let it go," how about the most amazing Frozen castle cake EVER?

(By Celebrate With Cake)

WOW.

Elsa's ice castle there is a whopping 27 inches tall, lit with 2 dozen LEDs, and fed over 150 people! I'm most impressed by the airbrushing and all those delicate tower spires; it looks like a movie-maker's model. SO COOL.(Pun intended.)

 

Well, hope you guys enjoyed this week's Sweets! Happy Sunday, and stay warm out there!

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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