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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 Sweets: Tour Edition

Today we're featuring the five bakers who provided the amazing cakey creations for our latest "world" tour, which wraps today. Though the cakes for the shows have been/will be featured in the tour posts for each city, we thought it'd be fun to show some more of their best work here today. So, with no further ado...

Breanna Kealey
Sugar Dreams Cakes & Things
Tempe, AZ

Breanna made this and the next cake for the new Cake Central magazine. (Yep, she's totally famous and stuff now! Of course, I take all the credit. :D)

Just look at her lace work:

Yes, that's all edible! Wowza.

Vanessa Martin
Amazing Cakes By Vanessa!
Tempe, AZ

It's so refreshing to see "congratulations" spelled correctly and a grad cap that actually looks like a grad cap, don't you think?

Ryley Eaton
That's My Cake!
Salt Lake City, UT

Little monsters! So cute.

Linda Darck
Sweet Art Cupcakes
Pasadena, CA

Seriously, how perfect is this cupcake?

Linda really knows how to make cupcakes look (and taste!) amazing:


(Btw, John has declared her strawberry cupcakes to be the best he's ever tasted.)

Lisa Douglas
Cake Dreams and Cookie Wishes
La Jolla, CA

I'd like this dragon in plush, please:

And also this bear:

Must. Not. Hug. Cake.

Thanks again for making our tour so sweet, ladies! You guys are awesome.

Have a sweet to nominate? Send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.


Sweet N' Salty

Salt Lake City charmed our socks off, pure and simple.

We had a great crowd in the gallery next door to The King's English, and as you can see, everyone LOVED my yellow boots. Or maybe they're looking at the slide show here. One or the other, anyway.

Rylie of That's My Cake took on the challenge of following up Tempe's treats by creating not one, not two, but FIVE cakes. (!!)

Two were yummalicious sheet cakes, and then there was the sparkly one:

A fun modern one:

And, er, this:

Now THAT is a cupcake.
Notice how the carrot jockeys are circling it like a giant whirlpool wave. :D

You rock, Rylie.

Then there are the wreckplicas: A whole two tables' worth! Here are just a few of our favorites:

The famous Poo Dog! Complete with Poo!

First time I've seen the merman on the tour. In fact, there were two merman wreckplicas. Must be merman country. :)

And speaking of bear skin rugs:

Would you believe that the guy on the rug is made entirely of fondant? No? Ok, neither would I.

And finally, our "winners":

Emily, Tiffiny, Curtis and Aubrey

And their cakes:

Love the CW butt tattoo. The only thing missing is the Barely There Censor Bearâ„¢.

Emily made a combination of three different wrecks. Can you name them all?

And this was the winner of the "Winners": the window display from Bakeries from Beyond!

Oh, and we can't forget our above and beyond Wreckies:

Custom t-shirts! Kay Krex, Cake Rex, and the carrot jockey:

They had me and John sign the shirts, too. I only let John sign the backs, though. (Sorry, ladies.)

And finally, you Epbot readers may remember my quest to find sparkly Steampunk jewelry. Well, Lois Ewing took on the challenge and made me this *astounding* jewelry set:

WOW. I know it's not cake, but that's pretty darn sweet! Thanks, Lois!