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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 Sweets Takes A Liking For Vikings

It's Leif Erickson Day, time to celebrate one of the world's best-known Vikings!

(By Sweet Delisse)

Of course, *I* don't know much about Leif Erickson, so I'm going to get a little help from our old friend, the Internet.


Let's see...
There once was a Viking named Eric the Red. He probably looked something like this:

(By Sassa's Bespoke Cakes)


Eric had a son named Leif, who turned out to be a good sailor.

(By Suijker Fabriek)

It helps when you start them young.


When Leif's father was banished from Iceland, they hopped a boat...

(By Debbie Does Cakes)

...and headed to Greenland.


It was while he was in Greenland that Leif and his family learned how to train dragons.

(By Richard's Cakes)

Um... wait... is that right?

[furious clicking]
OK, forget that last bit. And remember, don't believe everything you read on the Internet, kids.
(Great cake, though, right?)


Anyway... Leif sailed on many voyages.

(By Sugar and Spice)


Eventually, he got restless and sailed off to find a far-off land he'd heard about, 600 arduous miles away.

(By The Evil Plankton on DeviantArt)


(You have to see the back, too. The bubbles are hand-blown sugar!)

Leif is believed to have found the New World 500 years before Columbus.


Leif Erickson Day sailed onto the national calendar in 1964.

(By Titia McLuckie for American Cake Decorating)


Thereby raising public awareness of Viking culture enough to inspire a TV show in 2013:

(By Bitchin' Bakes)


...not to mention its fair share of adorable birthday party themes:

(By Moxi)


So, Happy Leif Erickson Day, everyone!

(By Tarts De Sande)

May the horns on your hat never fall out.


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Friday Favs 10/7/16

A few of my favorite new submissions this week:


What do you think, worst proposal ever?

I mean, it's misspelled and on a DONUT, for StayPuft's sake.

Then again, if s/he says no, I suppose you could claim it was a joke ("I just meant I'm really cheerful!") and eat the evidence super quick. So hey, silver lining.


I can't decide if this is an argument for more art in school, or less:



And hey, speaking of anatomically improbable figures:

Is his chin a pepper shaker?

And please tell me I'm not the only one squicked out by the thong-not-reaching-all-the-way-between-the-legs thing. YOUR THONG NEEDS BETTER SUPPORT, DUDE. Nobody wants all that flapping around and migratin' and whatnot.

(I know what you're thinking, and yes, I would be a terrible person to invite to your bachelorette party. I'd be the one handing out sweaters and Purell and asking if we can turn the music down.)


And finally, these segues practically write themselves, because someone ordered this MAC lipstick cake:

...but in leopard print. I have no idea why.


Anyway, Douglas Adams was right, y'all: BEWARE OF THE LEOPARD.

Especially when it's supposed to be leopard-spotted lipstick. Which, ostensibly, this is. [suspicious look] Yeeeeeah.


Thanks to Leah F., Tiassa, Naomie-Ruth, & Aviancee, who I'm still not sure I believe, but hey, I report, YOU DECIDE.


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