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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
Aug082011

D'OH!

 

It took me forever to realize this wedding cake was supposed to have a Simpsons theme:
Mmmmm. Paaaaaper.

And yes, you read that right: this was a WEDDING CAKE.


I especially like the way the sides transition seamlessly from edible paper to airbrushed fondant:
SEAMLESS.

 

Oh, and Bart's chalkboard reads, "I will not lick the wedding cake."

 

I guess there wasn't room for "...not if you paid me a million dollars."



Posted by a justifiably irate bride here, and spotted by Meredith, who thinks we should RELEASE THE HOUNDS!!

 

New site update from john:  From about 6:30 to 7:00 tonight, we were trying to speed up the website a bit.  This ended up making everything wonky.  Sorry about that.  It's back to normal.  Isn't this fun?  [banging head against wall]

Sunday
Aug072011

Sunday Sweets: Taste The Rainbow

Who says you have to have a white wedding? These bright beauties are proof you can have your color and eat it, too.

Daisies are red, violets are blue...

 By Sweet Disposition Cakes


Okay, before we head to the Epcot bunker: they're actually hand-painted poppies, and they're beautiful!


Orange you glad I found this gorgeous cake?

 By iHeartCakes


Such a great color. Everything should look that cheerful.

Or, if that's too much orange (never!), here's a way to stand out with classic black and white:

 


Look at the little bows! Clever, indeed.

 

This mellow yellow is a stunning way to add some unique detail:
By The Couture Cakery

Okay, those may actually be daisies.


Still, I'm a girl who wants more bang for her buck:

By Superfine Bakery

BANG!
I love the vintage feel.

For a more elegant style, this bakery muted the colors and added more feminine detail:
By Criollo Cakes

Those piped pearls are divine!


If this doesn't make you green with envy, I'm not sure what will:

 

By Bella Cupcakes

Wedding in the garden, perhaps?


How about a classic design with a kick?

By Pink Cake Box

Going green has never been more tasteful.


This blue beauty was inspired by sun-printing:

By Once Wed

Totally mod - and what a cool technique!


Moving down the spectrum, these violet violets are just adorable on a modern cube cake:

Made by BethAnn at Studio Cake Design

Simply beautiful.


And if you can't decide on just one color, why not use them all?

By Sweet Element

I love love love this striped summertime sweet. I only hope they used Fruit Stripe gum for wedding favors.


However, I don't think I've ever found a wedding "cake" I love more than this:

By Maki's Cakes

Rainbow-colored cake spheres? Roy G. Biv would be proud!


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