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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
Dec042011

Sunday Sweets: Painted Cakes

Don't worry, everyone; you came to the right place. You may have stopped short when you saw this cake:

By Nevie-Pie Cakes

...and wondered if you had accidentally surfed over to CakeShapedItemsWrappedinFancyWallpaper.com, but nope, this is Sunday Sweets, and that's a real, hand-painted cake!

 

Cake-painting is just like regular ol' painting, except the artist must work extra quickly when using food-grade paints, and must also be ok with the fact that his or her masterpiece will surely be sliced up and devoured by the end of the night.

Sumitted by Debbie C. and made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

"Noooooo!"

 

Most painted cakes don't rely on 3D fondant sculpting, so they get their visual impact from lots of detail and bold colors:

Sub'd by Kelly C. and made by Maggie Austin Cake

 

But here's a double dose of awesome: both fondant figurines and some amazing cake-painting inspired by the nostalgic children's illustrations of Lucie Attwell. (yup, Googled that).

Sub'd by Natasha and made by Nevie-Pie Cakes

So sweet I'm getting cavities just looking at it!

 

This painted-on barnyard scene adds a solid dose of whimsy to an already whimsical cake.

By Maggie Cakes

By Maggie Cakes It's dripping in whimsy! It's whimsy overload all up in heah! (That's how the cool kids say it. I'm not cool).

 

I love the simplicity of this cake, the designs look like super high-class doodles!

By The Cake Company

Did I ever tell you that my nickname in college was "The Doodler?" Maybe I'm cooler than I thought...

 

And if you just can't get enough animal imagery on cakes, you're going to go wild for this one:

Sub'd by Amber M. and made by Rising Flours

Out of Africa and into my heart! (And belly!) It's absolutely stunning. Baby giraffes, zebra print and cake may very well be all I need to get by in life.

 

But what's a post about painted cakes without an actual painting on a cake?

By CakeDiva73

Starry Night, by Vincent Van Gogh-on-with-your-bad-self!

 

However, if you asked me what the most unlikely painting to be reproduced in cake form would be, due to its abstract nature, abundance of miniature shapes and swirls, and a use of colors you simply aren't going to find in the cake decorating aisle, I would confidently reply: The Kiss, by Gustav Klimt.

(Actually I would just stare at you for a long time and slowly, unblinkingly, back away.)

 

Sub'd by Mary K. and made by Sweet Ladies Bakery

But what do you know? Here it is. Truly a work of art!

 

The impressionist style is a natural fit for painting with frosting. I think Monet would approve, and probably glumly wonder why he didn't think of it first.

Sub'd Emily L. and made by Megpie

Now you can have your art and eat it too! Yum-azing.

That's all for today, have a great rest-of-your-weekend!  

 

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

Friday
Dec022011

Wedding Whoopsies

Brides, have you ever had a lofty cake dream...

...fall flat?

 

Or have you ever wished for pretty-as-a-picture polka dots...

...only to get gravity-defying cow patties?

 

How about something that should have been simply sublime...

...that turned terrifying?

 

Perhaps your "something blue"...

...has you seeing red?

 

Have you ever wanted creamy lace and bows...

...only to get "AAAAUUUGGHH!!"

Well, have you?

Yes?

Oh, good!

Then send me a picture, won't you?

This stuff cracks. me. up.

 

Thanks to brides Ashley B., Emily K., Lara A., Christie S., & Kathleen M. for sharing their private pain with us. So that we may laugh. And then feel kinda bad about it. But not enough to stop laughing.