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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
May222011

Sunday Sweets: Jim Henson Tribute

Last week marked the 21st anniversary of Jim Henson's final bow. So, in his honor, I thought we'd take a look at some of the many Sweets featuring his most famous friends:

By dutch-cakebox

Not to mention my unofficial role models. Heh.




Submitted by Eri R. and made by Bluebird Cakes

This is the cutest flying bed (and miniature rubber ducky) I have ever seen. Such a great design, too!


By Cupcake Occasions

Why is there a Sam Eagle cupcake? Because AMERICA, that's why.

Now on to the "cakes you want to cuddle" section of today's post:


Sub'd by Karen A. and made by Suikertaartjes

Ernie is such a doll!



And Elmo is begging for a squeeze!

Best toy chest ever? I'm thinking YES.

These guys look like little beanie baby versions of themselves:


Sub'd by Mags and made by love-a-cupcake

I'd love to have Cookie Monster sitting on my monitor right now. So cute!


Here's a newer character from the Street today: Abby Cadabby:

Submitted by Lisa M. and made by Rhapsody Cakes

And classic Kermit never gets old:

I promise I *did* look for Sweets from some of Henson's other work - the Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, and my personal favorite, Labyrinth - but all I found worth mentioning (and that I haven't posted before) was this doorknocker from Labyrinth:


Yes, it's really cake! I actually have the matching set of Labyrinth knockers on the closet doors in my office (photo here) so I was especially smitten to see one rendered so well in cake.

So getting back to the Muppets, here are two more of my favorites (and who I'd also love to have on my desk):


Beaker and Dr. Honeydew! The baker calls this a "baby shower cake for a mom-to-be who is more into science than babies." (Note the H2O molecule on the border.) Brilliant!

And finally, since I don't have a cake version of him for you, here's the Swedish Chef demonstrating the proper use of the "cäkenschmööscher."


Bork bork bork!

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

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Friday
May202011

Artsy Fartsy

[adjusting bow tie] "Welcome, gentle beings, to the grand opening of SplüüRff.

[faint applause]

"All of our works here tonight have been created by world-renowned artists, and are available for sale for far more than you can possibly afford. So, let's begin.

"Our first piece was painted by Japanese artist Noh Wei using traditional oils. Her inspiration was taken from the ocean, mother earth, and the organic nature of the gore splatters in Bikini Slasher Kill Zone 4: Revenge of the Waxers"

"It sells for $490,000.

"Our next piece comes from Swedish craftsman Joques Onyu. Joques spent three years in isolation to focus on this masterpiece, during which time he subsisted solely on prune juice and Ranch flavored Bugles."

"It sells for $893,000.

"The much lauded Yuki Grohs is known for her daring and unconventional techniques. This piece, for example, was constructed using squeeze mayo while the artist was blindfolded and spinning around on a wheelie office chair."

"It sells for $10 million.

"Another avant-garde darling of the art world, the 'Do' Dude uses his trademark combination of gold leaf and 'personal bodily secretions' to both shock and intrigue viewers."

"This mixed-media masterpiece sells for 11.2 million.

"Please feel free to browse the rest of our gallery, where you'll find even more distinguished masterworks, such as:

'Summer Daisies for Janet'
$7.5 million


'Grilled Cheese Electric Chair'
$27.5 million

'The Existential Possibilities of Finding Lucky Charms in June While Wearing Rubber Galoshes and a Fez'
$17.5 million

'Texas'
$6.66 million

"And, of course, our most coveted new piece...

'Coffee Cake with Icing'
$6.00

Thanks to wreckporters Christie R., Aimee W., Alyssa H., Holly L., Laura M., Christy S., Liz C., Anita M., & Stephanie F. for the art attacks.