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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
Sunday
Jan112015

Sunday Sweets: Jen's Happy Cakes

I am forever hunting down the best cakes for Sunday Sweets, but a lot of my favorites just don't fit any particular theme; they just plain make me happy. So today, no theme; just Happy Jen Cakes!

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

Love the jewelry-like border, the glitzy gold leaf, and the subtle ombré fade in the middle tier. But mostly? I love that teal.

 

And over on the other side of the color wheel:

(By Cake Alchemy)

Orangey goodness! I think the hexagons are tinted sugar glass, which is perfect with the clear lucite base.

Is it a coincidence that the first two cakes today happen to be my two favorite colors? NO IT IS NOT.

But I promise to branch out from more than just teal and orange. At least a little.

(By Cakelava)

This is one of those rare cakes that I could frame and stare at all day long. That shading in the stripes and flowers gives it this gorgeous sense of depth - so, so good.

 

This dreamy pastel number is is downright heavenly with its floating flowers:

(By Bake For Love)

And that watercolor fade? Awesome sauce.

 

Not sure which I like more on this one: the mosaics or that patchwork bow:

(By Yvonne van Bommel aka Tompuce)

 

Ah, but I'm also a sucker for drama, so...

(By Wild Orchid Baking Co.)

BAM.

Love how the black makes those floral swags pop - and who doesn't love teensy polka dots?

 

This famous landmarks cake has a fun graphic arts feel:

(By Sugarplum Cake Shop)

Check out the little heart carved in the Eiffel Tower!

 

Sometimes I find little one-tier cakes especially delightful:

(By My Cupcakery)

Robin's egg blue and rich red is another of my favorite color combos - plus look at all that delicate hand-piping! Perfection!

 

Here's another one-tier cutie, guaranteed to make you grin:

(By Anna Savenko)

D'awww, puppy love at first sight!

 

And finally, let's wrap up this shiny happy cakes post with one last burst of color and a perfect yellow bow:

(By Cake Heart)

DO WANT.

Hope today's post made your Sunday extra happy, everyone!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

 

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Friday
Jan092015

Say What, Again?

Sometimes people often send me their cakes with no back story, which usually isn't a big deal, but other times...

Um.

Yeah.

 

I like to think this is the same James:

 

And all together, now:

"Nana nana nana nana nana... da heck?"

 

Now here's a reader who knows how to properly stage a photo:

Never have I been so grateful for a pair of quotation marks.

 

Deep Thoughts
From The Bakery:

I guess it must be a birthday cake? Maybe?

"Gee, thanks, Mom."
"And don't forget to show your friends the new sweater vest I got you!"
"MOO-OOOOM!"

 

I think "Danngeous" is supposed to be "dangerous."

Sooo, I'm guessing they never saw these bon-bons, then.

 

"And thank YOU for putting them out again."

 

This is one of those times I wish I was a baker:

I mean, the urge to put a plastic roach in this thing must have been OVERWHELMING.

 

And finally:

That says "Happy Holidays Mile High Ferret Club."

o.0

I'M OUT.
[drops mic]

 

Thanks to Jessica L., James S., Antoine J., Anony M., Erica M., Lynne M., Landon D., Karl, & Deirdre M. for letting our imaginations run wild... presumably alongside a bunch of pregnant ferrets.

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