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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
Feb122012

Sunday Sweets: Be My Valentine?

Today I got you a very special valentine. Yes, you. No no, not you - YOU. [waggling eyebrows]

Now, it might look like a regular Sunday Sweets post, but it's filled with awesome Valentines cakes. Just the way you like. Yep. (Who loves ya? Huh?)

Check it out. This one says, "I'm wild about you, Valentine!"

By Kakes by Karen

I think it's also saying "Eat me!" - but in a really polite way.

 

This one is for that adorable nickname I gave you:

By CakeCentral member Miranda1987

"Curly cherry stem."

 

And I know how much you like Snoop Dog, so...

By Blue Cupcake by Julie

You're welcome.

 

Remember that time we released a single balloon at the park, and stood together watching it rise and rise as it drifted off into the rich red sea of the sunset?

No?

Oh.

Well, this is pretty anyway:

By hello naomi

Simple perfection.

Just like you.

(D'awwww.)

 

If I had the time, ability, or inclination to hand form and dye hundreds of tiny sugar hearts, and then apply them one-by-one to a beautiful cake, it would never look this good:

By Erica O'Brien Cake Design, tutorial for sugar hearts here

But I like to think it'd still make you smile.

 

Boxes of chocolates are sweet, but you know what's even sweeter?

By Baking Obsession

Boxes of chocolates that let you EAT THE BOX.

And from now on I've giving every box lid a test nibble, just for you.

 

Speaking of edible, you're not going to believe this, but you can eat this lace:

By For The Love of Cake

Well, and not choke on it, I mean. That is, it's supposed to be eaten. Wowza. Can you imagine if ALL lace was edible?

Er....oh.

On second thought, never mind. (Hi, kids!)

 

Ah, here's just the Sweet we need to rescue my dignity:

By Truly Custom Cakery

That is some serious swag.

 

Of course, the best Valentines always celebrate what's *inside*:

By Bakingdom

And this makes my technicolor heart oh-so happy.

 

Speaking of which, you know I have to give you a Valentine that reflects my geeky side, too, right?

By Cakes by Katherine

Just try not to read too much into the red-shirt thing.

 

Sub'd by Lisa R., made by SugarRushTreats

I call these, "Love Bytes."

(Heehee!)

 

And finally, the ultimate expression of love and companionship:

By Cloudy Cakes

And that's no lie.

Have a great Valentines this week, Valentines!

 

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

Friday
Feb102012

Finding the Words, Losing the Lunch

For those of you who aren't planning on dumping your significant other this Valentine's day, there's still time left for that ultimate declaration of affection:

"Your love sticks to my socks when I walk in the woods."

Yep. That's love.

 

Here's an invitation to the Tunnel of Love if I ever saw one:

Er...

The Tunnel appears to have sprung a leak.

Ewww.

 

And who says you have to express your love for a *person*? Maybe you just really, REALLY love gardening:

He's a rakish sort of fella.

 

Just beware of cakes that require an explanation, because those can get messy fast.

"Why does the 'I' look like that? Um...well...it's a thermometer! Yeah. You know, for taking your lurve temperature, IF you know what I...where are you going? Come back! I also have Cheerwine!"

 

Yep, when it comes to the big day, it's all about finding the right words:

These aren't them.

 

No....

 

DING DING DING!

We have a winner!

 

Thanks to Jen M., Sarah A., Zoe C., Vanessa B., Allie D., Sara S., & Erica L. for proving that "huge me," much like the "super bowel," just never gets old.