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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
Jan042016

5 Resolutions Anyone Can Keep. BALLS.

How are those New Year's resolutions coming, minions? Did you already ditch the ol' "get up earlier, work out, and eat better" thing? SO WITH YOU.

Really, we should just pick easier goals... and then reward ourselves. With cake. For picking goals.
Because baby steps.

Here, I'll kick us off:

 

In 2016 I Resolve To:

- Be more compassionate.

But I'm still not giving this cake back.

 

- Volunteer for a worthy cause every month.

I promise at least John will be "awear".

 

- Spend more time with the ones I love.

Cider beer, if you please, John.

 

- Communicate exactly what *I* want from a relationship.

But better make it chocolate.

 

And finally, the no-brainer:

- Start ending every sentence with an exasperated "BALLS."

Like most of this blog, that one makes more sense after a few cider beers.

 

Thanks to Matthew S., Kristin E., Pate C., Alyson A., & Jackie for resolving those issues for us. BALLS.

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Sunday
Jan032016

Sunday Sweets for J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday, and I have JUST the cakes to celebrate.

Starting with the most adorable Hobbit hole this side of the Shire:

(By Cakey Goodness)

Complete with a little Gandalf coming to visit!

 

Or, for a more movie-accurate homage to The Hobbit:

(By Bubolinkata)

I'm digging the sepia-toned portraits and hand-painting.

 

Then there's The Hobbit's biggest star:

(By Tartas Imposibles)

BENEDICT CUMBER... er, I mean Smaug.

And seriously, LOOK at that sculpting! Incredible! Not to mention the genius design of having Smaug's head slithering out of the book pages.

 

Any LEGO fans out there? Because this Gandalf the Grey minifig looks positively smashing:

(By Sylwia Sobiegraj)

As fantastic as his beard is, I think it's the pegs on the cake board that really make the whole thing.

 

An incredibly detailed Minas Tirith:

(By Chocolate Shells 1)

The White City of Gondor in white chocolate, perhaps? Perfect for geeky weddings!

 

Although this Dark Tower definitely draws the eye:

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

Eh? EH??

:D

 

When it comes to weddings, though, you can't beat this gorgeous Elvish design:

(Baker unknown. Anybody recocgnize it?)

I love the hanging Evenstar topper, and the Gondor sigils.

 

Or how about this subtle Lothlorien-inspired beauty?

(By Perfect Endings, pics via Vanity Fair)

 

I'll be honest, I got majorly distracted by the wedding photos for that cake, because LOOKIE:

Easily the most lavish themed wedding I've ever seen! Follow the link up there to see the rest.

 

And finally, since you can never have too many amazing dragon cakes:

(By Cakes Rock)

Who would ever guess that's cake?? And as stunning as the sculpting and airbrushing is, for some reason I can't stop staring at the perfect pile of gold coins. SO GOOD.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Want more amazing LOtR cakes? Then check out my 2015 roundup here!

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