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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
Oct032011

SPAAACE!!!

It happens to the best of us: Sometimes, you just run out of room.

The test of a true wreckerator, however, is how creatively you manage to soldier on in the face of seemingly insurmountable icing borders.

Ok, so maybe they're not all that insurmountable.

 

In fact, here are a few more tried and true tactics employed by wreckerators everywhere:

The Nose Dive:

(Cartoon bomb noises optional.)

 

The Double Stack:

Now with extra ellipses!

 

The "Round Abound:"

The color choice is what really sells it.

 

The Second Time's the Charm:

Also known as the "Maybe No One Will Notice."

 

The Cliff-Hanger:

"Y! Hold on, Y! I can't...you're...you're slipping! Y!! NOOOoooOOOOooOOO!!"

Ahem.

And finally, my personal favorite:

The "Stop, Walk (Away), and LOL."

 

Thanks to Leigh M., Brenda S., Holly H., Ariel F., Victoria M., Mike S., Jenny B., and Lauren L. for really exploring the studio space.  Before we're done here, you'll all be wearing gold-plated diapers.

 

Quick Reminder: Just one week left to take advantage of my free bookplates offer! E-mail me your receipts for 5 or more books, and I'll ship you as many personalized plates at no cost to you. Both Cake Wrecks and Wreck the Halls make great gifts, so consider stocking up for the holidays!

Sunday
Oct022011

Sunday Sweets: Sweet Treats

I. LOVE. FOOD.

I especially love cake, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, candy, or anything with copious amounts of
sugar
SUGAR
SUGAAAAR!!

I mean, it's really no secret. I eat sugary food, I write about sugary food, and I make sugary food while I eat sugary food and write about sugary food. So today, let's see some gorgeous cakes that give "eye-candy" a whole new meaning.

Made by Kim C.

Look at all those treats! Pie, ice cream, donuts, cupcakes, bon bons, cookies, and cake. It's so realistic, it's hard to believe it's all cake!

 

Here's an adorable topsy-turvy candy cake:

Submitted by Suzanne B. and made by Sweet Irene

But should a one-year old really be eating all that sugar? You better give it to me.

 

Adding some whimsy isn't a bad idea. Just look at these little cupcake houses!

Submitted by Heather M. and made by Rose Sen

"Home 'Sweet' Home," indeed. When can I move in?

 

Here's a delightful nod to the Candyland game without being too literal:

By Robyn Loves Cake

Another first-birthday cake? Yeah, I better eat this one, too. Just to be safe.

 

Sweet treats take an elegant turn in this impeccable teapot cake:

Submitted by Tracy Q. and made by Sugar Creations

I can't believe every inch of this is edible, including the gelatin butterfly! Gorgeous.

 

There are a latte cute details on this coffee cake:

By Sweet Bites Cakes

I'm not a coffee drinker, but that biscotti looks pretty good. Biscotti is like cake, right? Cake that's been left out for a few days? Yeah, I'd still eat it. Don't judge me.

 

I love these over-sized Hostess cakes!

Submitted by Julie H. and made by The People's Cake

Though I'm not sure the sign was necessary. Wouldn't I assume it was cake whether it was a cake version of the cake or just the cake itself? I guess it could have been a sculpture. (And now I desperately want this as a sculpture.)

 

Now this is a cupcake cake I can get behind:

Submitted by Marian and made by Andrea's SweetCakes

And by "get behind," I mean "stand behind and nonchalantly lick the frosting until someone notices."

 

Speaking of cakes I want to devour single-handedly...

via Williams Sonoma

Now, where can I find a glass of milk big enough to dunk it in?

 

This beautiful balancing act is a floral delight!

Submitted by Kristy L. and made by Calamity Cakes

I love that this cake represents Strawberry Shortcake while maintaining beauty and elegance. Perfect for any age!

 

Nothing says "sweethearts" quite like this candy heart engagement cake:

Made by Lisa B.

 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for THESE:

Submitted by Esther W. and made by Hello Naomi

 

I'm serious, if I don't eat an ice cream sundae today, I'm going to go bananas.

Made by Studio Cake.

Alright, I'm officially going to get ice cream now.

 

Before I go, this next cake is quite possibly my most favourite cake I've ever come across while writing for Cake Wrecks. Beautifully constructed, enormously entertaining, and perfect for any baby shower:

Submitted by Vanessa and made by John S.

Pickles and ice cream!! This cake cracks me up. I wonder what flavour it is!

(Now I'm going to get ice cream. Writing this post was like grocery shopping when you're hungry. Such a bad/good/bad idea.)

 

Have a sweet to nominate? Send it in to sundaysweets [at] cakewrecks [dot] com.