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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
Jun152009

Who's Your "Dady"?

Most Dads get cards and cake on only two occasions each year: their birthdays and Father's Day. Since Father's Day is coming up soon, let's see how you Dads have been making out for your birthdays, eh?

Huh. Now, I hear you when you say "it's the thought that counts," Janet S., but I'm pretty sure that doesn't include afterthoughts. Particularly misspelled ones. Right, "Dady"?


Well, this one sure is pretty, which - as Elena N. knows - is always key when buying the old man a cake. But, "Daday"? Really? Who even pronounces it that way? (And before you ask: yes, this was supposed to read "Daddy".)

At least this next one *sounds* right:

"Deddie" - see? That works.

Wait a minute, though...something's not right here. What's with all the pink? And the polka-dotted mountains/slides/sleep mask?

What's that, Melissa K.? This was for Debbie, the breast cancer survivor?!?

Ah.

Well geez, that really doesn't belong in this post at all, then, does it? Heheh.

[tugging at collar] Ahem. So, moving on...

Yep, this too was supposed to say "Daddy". Very... creative. And that's a nice use of all-caps. When in doubt, scream it, I always say.

RIGHT, MICKI H.?!?

[wicked grin]

So, I think we've all learned some valuable lessons here today. First, stick with "Dad" on the cake, and you'll have no problems at all:

Nope, nooo problems at all.

(Yes, I see it, folks. See, I'm employing a clever bit of sarcasm here. Because I love sarcasm. Really.)

And secondly, when in doubt, SCREAM IT. (Tod & Cathy J., I must have that stitched on a pillow.)

Father's Day is this Sunday. Tired of getting Dad a boring old tie for the occasion? Then how about getting him a Carrot Jockey tie? Eh? No need to thank me; I'm just here to help.

Sunday
Jun142009

Sunday Sweets: Star Wars

Well, I gave Trek its time in the sun, so it's only fair to showcase some Star Wars goodness now. Besides, since I shared in the heady experience of a group heatstroke with approximately three million SW fans yesterday, I'm definitely in a "Wars" mindset.

The challenge, of course, was finding SW Sweets that my friend Mike over at Great White Snark hasn't featured yet. Seriously, Mike, how's about you leave some goodies for the rest of us cake-loving geeks to post, eh? Sheesh. It's a good thing Star Wars fans reeaally enjoy their cake.

Ok, let's start with the "official" stuff. Jim found these two on StarWars.com, and both were made by the "Ace of Star Wars Cakes" himself, Duff Goldman. (That link leads to a great article on Duff, btw, for you Ace of Cakes fans.)

Hard to believe it's not a large model, huh? And check out this next one:

Wowza. The gang at Charm City Cakes really rocked this one. Kudos, guys.

Here's the backside:



Kristi F. sent in this amazing Millennium Falcon by Cakes by Jyl:

Just look at that detail! Jyl reports that everything here is edible, too. Nice!

Rose B. found a Star Wars wedding cake:

And get this, icing purists: that AT-AT is almost entirely fondant-free! Amazing. Here's another cool shot:

Yep, those are the bride and groom figurines - and they dressed to match! The cake was made by the bride's friend Teresa, and the cutie-patootie Ewok cupcakes by her friend Amanda. You can see all the fun wedding pics here.

Here's Brooks G.'s amazing R2D2 groom's cake, which he was kind enough to share with me this week:

Artoo was made by the 1886 Cafe & Bakery in Austin, TX, who were furnished with painstakingly detailed diagrams, photographs, and plans by the bride, Kristina. Yes, the bride. (Alright, Kristina! Way to represent for us geek gals!) Oh, and speaking of which, here's Kristina with the cake:

After all the guests were through taking pictures with Artoo (in increasingly risque poses, I hear) the couple cut the cake - while playing the "waaaHHHH!" noise that R2d2 makes when he gets shot in the head with a blaster. Heh. Morbid, but funny. I bet the guests loved it.

And lastly, here's another wedding cake, by Dy Rinella of Bewitching Elegance:

Not only is Dy a vegan baker, she also won the Star Wars Insider Best Wedding Cake of 2008 with this gorgeous Star Destroyer. It was made for a couple who belong to the 501st, an "imperial costuming organization."

See?

The cake's obviously been cut here, but check out all the tiny details:

Looks like it was a well-deserved win, Dy! Great job.

If you want to see more great Star Wars cakes (and I mean LOTS more) head over to Great White Snark for his Geeky Cake of the Week feature. And as always, if you have an amazing cake to nominate for SS, send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com. (I also take requests, so if you have an idea for a theme, let me know.)