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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
Jul072014

Chocolate Day Scat Fest

For Chocolate Day we decided to illustrate a beloved children's classic.

I highly recommend hitting play and reading along:

(Note: Mild language at the very end.)

 

Everyone Poops

An elephant makes a big poop.

 

A mouse makes a tiny poop.

 

A one hump camel makes a one hump poop.

A two hump camel makes a two hump poop.

Hahaha, only kidding.

 

Fish poop...

...and so do birds.

And bugs, too.

Different animals make different kinds of poop.

 

Different shapes, different colors, even different smells.

 

Which end is the snake's behind?

What does whale poop look like?

 

Some stop to poop, others do it on the move.

 

Some poop here or there.
Others do it in a special place.

 

Grownups poop. Children poop, too.
While some children poop on the potty, others poop in their diapers.

 

Some animals poop and pay no attention.
Others clean up after themselves.
These poop by the water:

 

This one does it in the water.
He wipes himself with paper then flushes it down.

 

All living things eat, so everyone poops.

 

Thanks to Stephanie M., Beth W., Lisa R., Dede H., Robin, Robin E., Anony M., Anna O., Anthony S., Wendi P., Anita C., Cassandra M., Christie D., & John W. for our crappiest post yet.

(Can you believe none of those were supposed to look like poop? Except maybe the rainbow swirly one - which I'm guessing is unicorn poop, and therefore gets a free pass.)

(SEE WHAT I DID THERE?)

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Sunday
Jul062014

Sunday Sweets: Classic Kids' Books!

To quote an awesome grandfather, "When I was your age, television was called BOOKS."

I may not be quite that old, but there's still nothing more magical than all those "special books" we grew up on. So let's check out some gorgeous cakes inspired by a few childhood favorites:

 

Madeline

(By My Sweet Indulgence)

Pastel perfection.

 

Harold and the Purple Crayon

(By Cakelava)

Such a simple idea, but I love the 3D elements that pop out from the cake.

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

(By Cake Doodling)

Talk about impossible textures to match - but somehow she managed it! Beautiful.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

(Submitted by Beth K. and made by Dessert Deli)

I see a lot of book cakes, and this is one of my very favorites. All those 3D elements, and perfect piping!

 

Peter Rabbit

(By Catherine's Cakery)

More like delicate handpainted porcelain than cake - and doesn't Peter look soft and fuzzy? I want to snuggle him. :)

 

Captain Underpants

(By Confectioneiress)

HA! Bold, bright, and fun. Love it.

 

Olivia

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Over the years I've learned to spot Rosebud Cake's style anywhere. That combination of sculpted buttercream and subtle airbrushing is all their own, and absolutely gorgeous. (Notice only the box and number 2 have fondant/gumpaste. Impressive!)

 

The Little Prince

(By Arte da Ka)

The little rose! The asteroid craters! SO SWEET.

 

The Rainbow Fish

(By Cakes Unique by Amy)

So much to love here, but it especially thrills my crotchety old heart to see edible glitter done right. Aaaaaahhh.

 

The Gruffalo

(By Little Cake Cupboard)

This guy's next on my "To Snuggle" list.

 

And finally, a book beloved by many, disdained by some, and utterly depressing to all:

The Giving Tree

(By Tiffany's Baking Co.)

This is a wedding cake, and I am in awe. AWE, I say. The book on the right is cake! And the apple, and moss, and flowers... WOW. 

Here's the front view:

How perfect is that bite out of the apple?!

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Now, go read a good book.

Be sure to 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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