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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
Jan092012

A Healthy Appetite

So, Wreckies, how are those get-healthy New Year's resolutions going?

Mine are going GREAT. Here, let me run down my list with you:

 

1) Eat more greens

CHECK.

(Look, it has real lettuce on it. Of COURSE it's a salad.)

 

2) Also eat more fruit

CHECK.

(Granted, green grapes and chocolate icing aren't really my thing, but I'm committed this time, guys. I'm gonna see this through.)

 

And speaking of seeing things "through"...

 

3) Start an Activia video diary like Jamie Lee Curtis told me to

Er... Ok, I'm actually a little "behind" on this one, [BWAHAHAHAA POOP JOKE] but it looks like this guy has gotten a "head" start: 

I bet he's calling Jamie on his banana phone right now to tell her the good news!

 

4) Avoid pasta

CHECK.

(That's the new "I CAN believe it's not pasta!" from Duncan Hines. It's also gluten-free! Which means it's, like, TWICE as healthy.)

 

5) Eat more fiber

You'll never believe this, but after I wash the polyester fuzz down with some milk, I'm actually completely stuffed!

 

And my final get-healthy resolution:

6) Start running!

CHE...AAAUAUUGGGGHHH!!! RUN AWAAAY!!

 

Thanks to Tianna B., Rachel T., Sara R., Laura P., Patti M., & Greg B. for keeping me on track.

Btw, if you want MORE running inspiration, check out the rest of artist Scott Hove's "Cakeland" exhibit. [shudder]

Sunday
Jan082012

Sunday Sweets: At The Movies

Well, I think Jen took pity on me this week, after I admitted in my last Sunday Sweets post how terrified I was of... well, pretty much every movie ever made during my childhood. So today, we've arranged for Completely Happy Non-Scary Movie Sweets!

Now, I just have to try not to let it slip that Wall-E totally made me cry. Dang it.

Submitted by Lizzie S. and made by Charm City Cakes

This baker really captured Wall-E's sad little rusted robot eyes. And look, he's all dressed up for Eve in a bow tie! Gah! I need a tissue!

 

Ok, this one will cheer me UP. I literally said "WOW!" out loud, about seven times, and that was before I had even looked closer at the weather vane, and shingles, and garden hose.

Submitted by Jean C. and made by Classic Cakes and Confections

Did you see the garden hose?!

Incredible. And just who is that hanging out on the porch? A Wilderness Explorer, friend to all, be a plant or fish or tiny mole...

Submitted by Renee C. and made by Cake Central member KayB4262

Russell! I didn't know a cake could look enthusiastic! I love the errant collar poking out over his bandana, and of course, that hair. I would feel like a soulless brute slicing this cutie up to eat!

 

But speaking of slicing, you'd better get out your katana, because these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ready for action.

Submitted by Jeffrey K. and made by Zhanna Zubova

I can't imagine the time it took to sculpt one of these dudes, let alone all four, plus decorate the whole exquisitely detailed cake! I bow to you, baker sensei.

 

And this next baker didn't bat an eye when someone requested a knife-wielding one-eyed weasel named Buck to adorn their son's birthday cake.

Submitted by Mary Beth S. and made by Sweet Talk Custom Cakes & Confections

Inspired by Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, another movie that I'm totally not going to admit made me cry. Why can't Scrat just catch that darn acorn for once, WHY?!

 

I have nothing but love for Tim Burton's version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which I think we can all agree, is way less creepy than the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Submitted by Reagan H. and made by Sweet Designs by Larissa

I also love the subtle simplicity of this cake, about as subtle as an everlasting gobstopper perched atop a giant Wonka-hat cake on a purple pile of edible satin can be, that is. And the golden ticket! How ever did they make that?!

 

Luckily this next cake must not remain untouched by human hands, because it looks delicious!

By Little Cherry Cake Company

I call the piece with the chocolate waterfall! Both of them!

 

I love how this cake chronologically represents the scenes and characters from The Wizard of Oz: from Dorothy to Glinda, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the field of poppies and finally, the City of Oz.

Submitted by Elizabeth J. and made by Good Gracious Cakes

So much fantastical detail here. And did you spot the tiny tier representing the Wicked Witch of the East? I guess she would be at the bottom, huh?

 

Um, excuse me? There's some hair on my cake?

Submitted by Jasmin Y. and made by Sugar & Spice Custom Cakes

And it's FABULOUS!

Seriously, call your daughter or niece or little neighbor kid over to the computer and watch her eyes light up as she beholds these Tangled-inspired sweets. Then break out the fondant kit, because she is going to want one.

Submitted by Raine C. and made by jess9375

Heck, I want one. I want this one!

Oh my gosh, cuteness overload! My eyes can barely take it all in!

 

But that's nothing a Night Fury munching on some dead fish can't cure.

Submitted by Jess M. and made by Rouvelee's Creations

Nope, sorry Toothless, you're just as cute, too! And so are all the teensy flowers and foliage spilling over the sides of this cake. Even the rocks are cute!

 

And there are exaketededly zero ways to improooove these Alice in Wonderland sweets.

Submitted by Janie S. and made by Kelly's Cakes

Oh, that hookah-smoking Caterpillar! He's such a fungi. (Sorry, that's the only mushroom joke I know).

 

And finally, an appropriately topsy-turvy cake to celebrate the wacky world of Wonderland.

By Say It With Cake

I love the tiny tea set, and the daisy and daffodils (they always get overlooked!), and the curve in that Ace of Hearts. It's all in the details!

 The only things missing are the words, "Eat Me!"

 

Hope you enjoyed today's Sweets, guys! And remember, if you have a Sweet to nominate, just send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.