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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

Oprah's 8 Crazy Nights

Oprah just released her annual list of Favorite Things for the holidays, and at least one of them is getting a rise out of folks:

If your Hanukkah celebration lasts more than 8 nights, see your doctor.


If this perky pastry looks familiar, it's because I posted it last December:

Except my bread menorah came [snerk] with its own flour-y prose.

Yep, you could almost say my bread puns were... SECOND TO NAAN.


There can be only one conclusion from all of this, of course: Oprah is trolling Cake Wrecks for ideas.

So first off, Oprah, let me say:

And I mean that.


Second, since you're clearly looking for the kind of creative, out-of-the-box bakery options that make people laugh and then write incredulous online articles, I have a few more suggestions for your list!


1. Bread Snakes

Perfect for snake-lovers, ex-boyfriends, and 1/4 of Hogwarts students.


2. Invisible Football Pudding Cake Trays

A holiday touch down if ever I didn't see one.


3. A Giant Wad Of Frosting with Little Brownies Stuck To It

Or as I like to call it, a GWOFLBSTI.


4. These Things:

I think they're supposed to be some kind of bird.

Let's just agree they're turkeys.


And finally, the ultimate gift for those high-fashion ladies who get a little snacky while clubbing:

5. Cheesy Club Sandwich Shoes!

Be a PYT in your BLTs.


Thanks to everyone who sent in Oprah's list, plus Julie, Erin R., Carol B., Amanda, Lelac A., & Dorothy B., who's a shoe-in for Weirdest CW Sub Yet. (Get it? SUB? Heyooooo!)


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Sunday Sweets Gets OVER DRAMATIC

There's a place for casual elegance, but sometimes you want something a little more... elaborate. Something bold, something over-the-top. Something that grabs your eyeballs by the collar and slaps 'em around a bit - in a good way.

You know, like this:

(By Tran Linh)


So good.


You want sparkles?
We've got sparkles:

(By Artisan Cake Company)

Booyah AGAIN.


Think you need a big cake to make a big statement? Think again:

(By Modern Lovers)

This little gem packs a pretty punch!


It doesn't get more classic than black, white, and lipstick red:

(By Very Unique Cakes)


Or, for that matter, black, white, and gold:



Here's the same color palette with a little more joie de vivre:

(By JT Cakes)

Ahhh, Paris. Where even the streetlights cast little heart shadows. (So cute!)


I just realized most of these have been on the dark side so far - but believe me, you don't need any color at all to make jaws drop:

(By Cakes Decor member Beth)

This drama queen is a vision in ruffles!


Or how about this snow white wonder:

(By Bobette and Belle)

That hand-piped lace is blowing my mind.


Now add a bold pop of red swirly flowers:

(By Made With Love)


And don't forget a little a lot of bling!

(By Practical Imperfect Mom)


And one final statement piece proves that not all that glitters is gold:

(By Fine Cakes by Zehra)

Sometimes it's silver.


Happy Sunday, everyone!



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