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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
Mar272011

Sunday Sweets: That Takes The Cake 2011

Ah, Austin. That sweet, funky town in the middle of a state that yearns for my death. I can actually feel its beady little state eyes glaring at me from here, waiting for me to fly over its borders so it can shoot down my plane with its state death ray. Or maybe make my spleen burst. Or - OR - maybe I'll just choke on a Texas peanut. But, I digress.

So, apparently, there's this "cake show" in Austin where bakers make cakes and show them. Which is why it's called a "cake show." And apparently, many of these cakes are freaking awesome. Let's take a look, shall we?

No, seriously. Wow.

(You may have noticed by this point that I'm not all that "good" with "words" but I am "trying.")

Hey, look!


By Carley King

Yellow is my favorite color!

Ya know, what's most impressive to me is that these bakers actually left the relative safety of their own homes and, as far as I know, Texas did not kill a single one of them. Frankly, I'm amazed.


By Chris Suson Wingler

Green is my favorite color!

Sidenote: Can anyone confirm that there were, in fact, Official Texas State zombies roaming the streets outside the show? Just curious.

Ooooh...

By Top That! Cake Designs

I'm pretty sure those are daisies.

This next cake was part of the official Texas theme of the show:


By Ashlee Trotter

Which was death.

Wait. I'm being told that it actually wasn't death.

(Are you sure? It was in Texas, right?

Huh.)

Ok, apparently the theme was "Superheros."

Like this one:

By Kimberly Chapman

Great. Now I have the theme from "Batman" stuck in my head.

(I'm also not so good with "Superheros.")

He looks like he's ready to kill me. Clearly, he is from Texas.

By Cakes by Cassandra

Blue is my favorite color!


Speaking of blue, I've heard that smallpox is especially bad in Texas this time of year.

Look! Birds!

By Laura Finlay

So young. So angry. Darn that rap music.


The helmet is to prevent Texas bird flu.

And finally, the most awesome cake I've seen in quite some time:

By Susie's Victorian Cakes

Because, if you remember from up there ^, yellow is my favorite color!


Those elephants look so life-like! Like they're about to trample me.

Clearly, they come from dysfunctional families.

Or they're from Texas.

A special thanks to our Texas liaison, Kimberly Chapman. And hey, maybe next year Jen and I will be able to attend the show! (They rent out the Popemobile, right?)

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Several of the above photographs courtesy of Lynn Moore of Flip Images.

Quick update: Thanks for the great comments today guys. For the record, Jen and I both agree that Texans are some of the kindest, most awesome people we have met. However, I've been to Alamo, Houston, Amarillo, Dallas and Austin and been sick, injured or hospitalized every time. But maybe it's just me... -j

Saturday
Mar262011

Wreckies of the Month: The Cake-Free Edition!

Most of the time our Wreckies of the Month submit pictures of cakes, but not today's readers! Nope, they got a *lot* more creative.

First up, Carmen L. was actually inspired by a Sweet, not a wreck. This one:

(Made by Yukiko, aka Rosey Sugar)

So inspired, in fact, that Carmen incorporated that scrollwork pattern into one of the prettiest tattoos I've seen:

Isn't it gorgeous?

Here's a close-up:

See the tulip-shape with the curls inside? That's the design from the cake!

Next, prepare for an assault of astounding adorable-tude!!


It's a double cute attack!

Now, the one on the left is a cake I featured in this post of Super Mario Sweets. The one on the right is a handmade plush by the ├╝ber talented Emma R. of Felt Original Toys. She spent six months making it, y'all. SIX MONTHS. And all because I asked someone to make me a plush of that cake. Not that I get it, of course - Emma's not *that* crazy - but the pictures are more than enough to make me grin like a loon.

Here's a close-up, so you can see all the painstakingly precise hand-stitching:


And lookit little Mario!

SO. CUTE.

Ok, my final reader spotlight today is the extreme opposite of "cute," so if you're enjoying basking in the glow of pastel stars and squishy, huggable cakes, you might want to skip it. Or take a moment to brace yourself before scrolling down. [evil grin]

Ready?

Ok, here goes.

Soo...remember that horrific meatloaf baby cake thing I posted way back when? Yes? Seared into your memory for all time? Haha! Yeah, I thought so.

Well, a lot of you sick, sick people had one thought and one thought only: What did it look like after it was cooked?

And, "lucky" for you, loyal minion Jessica K. is here to help.

Before:

[shudder]

Aaaannnnd....

After:

Any questions?

(Besides "do you have ketchup?" I mean.)