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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
Oct252010

All Hallow's Wrecks

Henchpersons, it's the final week before Halloween. And you know what that means, right? [rubbing hands together gleefully] Ooooh, yes. It means: this week is gonna be GOOD.

Sorry, did I say "good?" 'Cuz I meant "spooy."


You're gonna love it, though. I mean, c'mon, when else will your cupcakes literally give you the finger?


Or will Oompa Loompa glitter skeletons tap-dance across your sheet cake?


Or - OR - will you find an obscure Addams' Family reference scrawled on a huge pile of airbrushed icing?

Nice save. Really.

And sometimes, if you're lucky, you'll even see stuff like this:

"Don't scream 'til you see the egg-whites of their eyes, boys."

And so, my dear Wreckies, enjoy this week. Embrace it. Savor it.

Oh, and:

Hey Samantha R., Stephanie M., Cindy S., Melaina V., Emily D., & Whitney N., true story: my folks used to call me Cousin Itt behind my back.

I'm guessing 'cuz that's where the resemblance was strongest.

UPDATE: The "Cousin Itt" Epcot threat level is currently at: ORANGE. Do not panic; this is only a drill. (Plus I fixed my typo.) Carry on.

Sunday
Oct242010

Sunday Sweets Goes Back to the Future!

In honor of Back to the Future's 25th anniversary, and of my getting to see it on the big screen again yesterday (woot woot!), I decided I simply HAD to feature lots and lots of amazing Back to the Future cakes.

Um, I found eight.

But - BUT - they're a really fantastic eight. So let's get to it, shall we?

This diorama of the town square from the movie is actually cake:

And not only that, a wedding cake. Woot!

It even has a mini Delorean:

Made by Caryn's Cakes

Awe. Some. I just wish there were better detail shots!

And now, some delicious Deloreans:

By Cup A Dee Cakes

And my favorite:

Oh, and before I go on, let's take a moment to remember the joy that is the cake in the actual film:

Ah, the Jailbird Joey cake. Love it. I've seen examples of folks re-creating this cake for their BttF viewing parties, too - such a fun idea!

Getting back to the Sweets, how about a few flux capacitors?

It's a shame the writing was smudged, because that's a perfect BttF quote for a 30th birthday. Awesome.

One more:

Found here, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?

Now I want to see one that lights up. (Duff? You listening?)

Mad props to this baker for getting the font just right:

Sub'd by Bethany C., made by Heidelberg Cakes

And finally, one of the great masters herself nearly fooled me with this perfect hoverboard:

By Debbie Does Cakes

Debbie, you did it again. Rock on.
(Oh, and if you're wondering where her Delorean is, I featured it back here.)

Oh, and if you missed yesterday's showing, there will be another one Monday night in most AMC theaters. Go here for more info. Then make a like a tree, and get over there! It is your density.