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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
Mar102014

Say What?

Remember, boys and girls, NEVER ASSUME.

'Cuz that's not 'awesome.'

(It was supposed to say 'Happy Awesome Day.' Keep up, now.)

 

So let's eat, drink, and... er...

Suddenly all those "Marry Christmas" cakes are starting to make sense.

 

So in conclusion:

AWK.
WORRRD.

 

Thanks to Amy M., Heidi Ann, & Jennifer H. for keeping us abreast of the situation.

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Sunday
Mar092014

Sunday Sweets: Art Nouveau

After our Art Deco feature, we figured it was high time for some Art Nouveau goodness!

(By Anna Taart)

Or more like art nou-WOAH, am I right?

 

I'm a huge fan of this style, so it's fun to see it translated so beautifully onto cake.

(By Comper Cakes)

Yeah, I'd hit that.

(With a fork.)

 

No one's ever asked me to describe art nouveau in four words or less, but if they did, I'd say it's "in-your-face elegance." This style is meant to be noticed, dahling!

(By Rosebud Cakes)

See? No shrinking violets here. There's pretty stuff up top, fancy things down low, and the middle looks like it's made out of sugar-coated dreams. Everywhere you look, BAM! Gorgeousness.

 

Not that it can't be understated, too.

(By Nevie-Pie Cakes)

Sweet and simple, with a suggestion of stained glass.

 

Or if you prefer your stained-glass cakes on the other end of the spectrum...

(By La Bella Torta)

[Insert angelic hallelujah chorus here]

 

I bet you could look up 'art nouveau cake' in the dictionary and find this picture, it's so perfect:

(By Elegantly Iced)

Or if not the dictionary, then Google for sure.

 

This next one's as pretty as Boston in the Fall*:

(By Lindy Smith)

Plus the topper reminds me of the fiber-optic lamp my grandma had in her basement. BONUS.

[*No, I've never been to Boston in the Fall - but I hear it's awesome.]

 

I can't decide which I like better: the dragonfly or the "beading" on the bottom tier:

(By Tortenherz)

See my dilemma? So fantastic!

 

And I'd have a hard time stopping myself from breaking off this topper and making a run for it:

(By WOW Cakes)

Fun fact: the technique used to make that topper is sometimes called a 'run-out', so it's pretty much asking to be kidnapped anyway, right? Right.

 

You guys. This cake. I can't even. I just ... WOW.

(By Cakes By Beatriz, more details shots here)

It's spectacular! Look at the precision! The perfection! The intricate details in the stained glass. The relief designs on the side. I have no words. (Unless ooooh, ahh, and woah count.)

 

And finally, if art nouveau St. Patrick's Day were a thing, (and why not?!) then I have just the cake for it:

(By The Cake Whisperer)

Gorgeous greens, glittering gold - it's magically delicious!

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! And as always, 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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