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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
Mar312014

A Failure To Communicate, Part 48

There's something really beautiful about one person looking into another's eyes and saying, "I understand you."

And then the other person being all, "Then why did you write 'Au Caps' on my cake when I asked for it in all caps??"

As you can see, that was not the case.

[sound of pin dropping]

Ahem.

 

Granted, 99.99% of the time it's "Happy Birthday," but no no, bakers, I'm SURE that's right:

So Hill Birthday, Jill. HILL BIRTHDAY.

 

For an office retirement party Davis asked the baker to write all the retiree names around the cake randomly:

"No, YOU'RE out of order!!"

Fortunately Davis tells me they were still able to "enjou" the cake.

 

And lastly, my new favorite cake puzzle! Let's see if you can decipher what it was supposed to say:

What, haven't had your coffee yet?

Ok, I'll give you a hint: After all these years, this baker's days are numbered.

Check the comments if you're still lost; I'm sure your fellow wreckies will be happy to oblige. ;)

 

Thanks to Leigh B., Jill H., Davis, & Cindy J. for the brain teaser.

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Sunday
Mar302014

Sunday Sweets: Cakes of Thrones

What's cold and sharp and bled all over?

(By a friend of this redditor, no name listed)

THE IRON THRONE!

(Eh? EH??)

 

So gather your dire wolves, dragons, and impaled heads on stakes, my friends, because WINTER IS COMING:

(Posted here, baker Anna Tyler Cakes)

 

If impaled head stake cake pops aren't your thing, then how about this fabulous Weirwood heart tree?

(By Chelsea of The Inn at the Crossroads)

It's always nice to see a baker branching out.

 

I guess it shouldn't be surprising that a show named Game of Thrones has so many throne cakes - but what IS surprising is how awesome this one is:

(By Sweet Ruby Cakes)

The crown, the chained dragon, the carved wood detail? YES, PLEASE.

 

Oh, you need a place for birthday candles? Nooo problem:

(By Sugar and Spice)

C'mon. That is GENIUS.

 

Ok, enough thrones. How about some house sigil cupcakes?

(By Regali Kitchen)

 

Or everyone's favorite character?

(By Au pays de Candice)

Those airbrushed flames are perfection.

 

Of course, I know Daenerys isn't everyone's favorite character, so let me quickly cover all the other potential candidates:

(By Cake Retro)

Any questions?

 

(There was a fan at MegaCon last week who turned his wheelchair into the Iron Throne, and then dressed as Tyrion, complete with false legs. It was so. cool.)

House Targaryen does have the sweetest emblem, though:

(By Cake Central Member bikemom3)

 

And it's hard to beat the mother of dragons, if only because she has the best stuff in her closet:

(By Cake Central Member attackofthecakes)

Closet, chest... CLOSE ENOUGH.

 

Some couples are even having dragon eggs made for their wedding cakes, which is a surprisingly elegant touch of geekery:

(By Sophie Taylor, found here)

 

And speaking of elegant, ALL OF THIS:

(By Cake Haute Couture)

From the cobblestone board to the chain mail to the sculpted emblems, I'm pretty sure George R.R. Martin would need at least 300 pages to describe this cake.

(OH YES I DID.)

 

And finally, it's time for me to come clean: I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.
But I will say this:

(By Choccywoccydoodah)

You gonna eat that?

 

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