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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
May282012

Happy St. Memerial's Day!

It's Memorial Day here in the U.S., a day when we pause to celebrate and remember the sacrifices of our fallen military heroes. Fortunately, our nation's bakers have done their part, too, reminding us:

"Never Foget,"

 

And to:

"Alyauys Remember..."

 

Because we MUST...

Let the dome be free! AND LET FREE DOME RING!!

 

And why does the dome ring?

***

Er...

Well, that clears things up.

(I'll help you out: It's supposed to say "In memory of our fallen soldiers." What it *actually* says is "Memolg of oar alling Soldie." In related news, I'm so proud to be an American right now, I could just deep-fry a stick of butter!)

 

So in closing, allow me to wish you all a very:

And let's hope Memerial enjoys it, too.

 

Thanks to Jolly D., Dawn S., Dawnan H., Beth H., Laura M., and to all of our military personnel and families - past and present - for defending us even when we don't show them the respect they deserve. We are forever in your debt. God bless you all, with extra sprinkles on top.

Sunday
May272012

Sunday Sweets: Jolly Rogers

A'hoy there, me hearties! Comb your beard, grab your eyepatch, and screw that peg leg in extra tight, because we're about to set sail for adventure. We seek the sweetest Sweets on the seven seas, in a pursuit of pirate pastry! Yo ho, let's go!

And here comes our sailing vessel now:

By BakingGirl

... gently gliding toward us on rolling waves of blue buttercream!

(Note to self: no more rum for breakfast.)

 

Who knows what mysteries and adventures await?

No, seriously, does anyone know? 

Perhaps we should consult a map first...

Submitted by Darren R. & made by Mike's Amazing Cakes

 Hmm, looks like we head east for a bit, then take a left at the terrifying and hopefully not-drawn-to-scale sea dragon. Got it.

Hey, where did everybody go?

 

 Don't worry, mates, whether through shark-infested waters, cannon-fire, or an ogling octopus...

By K'precious Cakes

 ...your captain would never lead you astray!

 

Avast ye! What's this? Another captain cake?! Do I smell a mutiny?

By CW reader Erin C.

You, there! Captain Beckett! There's only room on this ship for ONE captain, comprende?  

Oh, forget it. You're just too darn cute.

 

And Captain Hook, TOO?  Fine. I'll make one last exception.

By Erin Salerno

 Besides, your prosthetic could totally double as a dough hook for my KitchenAid. That might really come in handy. AH HA HA! Ha. ha. Ahem. Sorry.

 

You know, there's an old superstition that having a woman on board will bring the voyage bad luck.

By Cake Ink.

I'm not buying it. But I'll tell you what I will buy: every last one of these adorable pirate princess cupcakes.

 

Mmmhmm, better throw in a dozen or so of these cookies, too.

By Sweet Sugar Belle

Villainy at sea has never looked cuter! 

 And I'm not sure whether Jack the monkey here is also cute, or is secretly plotting the demise of every living thing he sees.

Sub'd by Christina W. & made by Love to Cake

 I'm not even sure if he's cake or an actual monkey.  So lifelike.

(But I am sure I'm digging the use of silver dragees here.)


Shiver me timbers, it looks like we've got company, in the form of another superb ship!

Check out these fabulous details – the cannons, the railings, the sails, and the jolly roger – edible, all of it!  Well, maybe not the sails, but I'm sure if you tried hard enough...

And here's the poop deck!

By Nellaine

 Really, I just wanted to say "poop deck."

 

Aye, we've hit the motherlode: Tasty treasure galore!  But the real treasure isn't the cake, it was spending time with all of you.

By Karren's Specialty Cakes & Confections

Just kidding, it's the cake. 

Pass me a fork. 

Arrrg!

 

Avast, have a Sweet to nominate, ye folksal dogs? Then be sending it me way at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!