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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
Nov252012

Sunday Sweets: Wedding Cakes in Chocolate

Hey girl.
Today's post is dedicated to you.

By I Dream of Jeanne Cakes

That's right, to you and every other chocolate-loving chocoholic out there who can't quit craving the sweet stuff and have long since polished off the last 3 Musketeers bar in your kids' Halloween candy stash.

You know who you are.

So come along. Let's take a ride on the gentle waves of chocolate's sweet caress:

By Sweet Gems Cakes

 

Let's set sail on the decadent seas of sensory seduction.

Submitted by Debbie C. via Style Me Pretty. Photography by Julie Mikos; baker unknown.

Smell the chocolate. Feeeeel the chocolate. Taste the chocolate. BE the chocolate.

 

Let chocolate's smooth tendrils of tantalization entwine you.

By Layers

 

Embrace the chocolate! Let its sweet siren song wash over you and take you to a place where a rose is just a rose, unless it's a chocolate rose...

By Baking Arts

Because then it's like, a way better rose.

 

Unless of course, it's a painted chocolate rose. With ruffles. And twirly things.

By The Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School

Twirly things of temptation!

 

So surrender! Surrender to chocolate's rich and creamy charms!

Let the fermented bean pods of the cacao tree seep into your soul as you... um... wait.

By Cakes by Occasion

OK, so maybe that's not the sexiest description of chocolate you've ever heard. Sorry.
I'm running out of adjectives here.

 

Bottom line, chocolate is pretty much perfection.

By Wilton

Like this cake. Such perfection, I'm having trouble believing it's real. Look at those razor sharp corners!

 

And the only way this curvacious cake could be better is if there were even more of it:

Sub'd by Mary G. and made by Premier Pastry

 

I can't spot a single thing wrong here, either:

By The Pastry Studio

I'm just dotty for it! (The kids still say 'dotty,' right?)
(No? Well, I'm not very hip. My pajamas have cats on them.)

 

Of course, sometimes even the most fervent chocolate lover needs a break:

By Margaret's French Bakery

Like this. This is the perfect chocolate break.

Who could resist a cake literally paved in chocolate?
I can't. You can't. Don't even try.

 

Anyway, if you love chocolate so much, why don't you marry it? I think you should.

Sub'd by Jennifer K. and made by Kanya Hunt

If only for the cake.

 

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

Friday
Nov232012

The Turkey Aftermath

I'm sure most of you have had enough turkey by now to last another 364 days (or at least until lunch), but darned if your Thanksgiving submissions aren't still pouring in and cracking me up. So let's do a final send off with the best of what came in on the big day itself:

 

If there were a Vegas review starring hot dogs and/or Twinkies...uh...dangit, now I kind of wish that actually existed. Somebody get on that, will you?

 

 The irony, it runs deep.

(For extra lolz, just imagine the little feet wiggling.)

 

I'm sure you've seen ads for those turkey ice cream cakes. You know, these ones?

 

 

Well, expectation, meet reality:

(Once you start seeing this as a greased pig stuck in a rabbit hole, it's pretty much all you CAN see.)

 

And finally, I've seen my share of disturbing turkey cakes, believe me. (BELIEVE ME.) And yet, I think this really could be the MOST disturbing turkey cake I have ever seen.

 [blinking]

Turkey cake is people!  

TURKEY CAKE IS PEOPLE!!

 

Thanks to wreckporters Beth J., Nicki B., Rebecca W., & Courtney for "working" on a holiday. Extra leftovers for you, guys!

 

NOTE: For those of you avoiding the madness by staying home for Black Friday, might I point out that Wreck the Halls makes an excellent holiday gift, and is still only $6 on Amazon? [eyebrow waggle]