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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
Oct092011

Sunday Sweets: Fall Treats

You guys, the weather here in Florida is now a crisp, clean, [checking temperature] uh...84 degrees.

Yippee! Time to break out the sweaters!

Yep, we Floridians may be a thin-blooded lot, and our trees might stay green year-round, but that doesn't mean we don't love us some Autumn colors!

And pumpkins! Who doesn't love pumpkins?

 By Cakes by Suzy

How gorgeous is this? The Fairy Godmother herself couldn't ask for a finer specimen. Love the squiggle wires, too. (That's the correct technical term, right? "Squiggle wires?")

 

It goes against the grain to say it, but this next Sweet leaves me no choice: I think you'll find it's all bark and no bite.

By Cake Obsessed, aka Sweet Fix

Well, no bites yet, anyway. Pass the forks?

 

I'm seriously crushing on this anniversary cake:

By Cakes by Suzy

Isn't that the perfect shade of green to go with those adorable little pumpkins?

 

It's no secret that orange is my favorite color - yet another reason why I love this time of year. It's also the perfect accent color! It only takes a little to add a lot of POP: 

By The Sweetest Thing Cakes

These colors = perfection.

 

You're not going to believe this, but the little pumpkins on this next Sweet are edible!

By Cake Central member Estasrica

Yes, really; they're fondant "frosted" with sugar! The cake itself is fondant-free and hand-piped. Just amazing.

 

This one goes on my "all-time favorite Sweets" list:

By Lilo Taart

Again, those colors are perfection. Warm, dramatic, cheerful: everything you could want from the season! Plus, if you've ever wondered how to pull off a short topsy-turvy cake, this is the gold standard right here. Great angles.

 

Ever wonder if fairy houses change with the season?

By Truong

You can almost see little wisps of smoke coming out of that chimney, can't you? And check out the perfect line shading on the steps and flowers by the door; it looks more like a 3D painting than a cake!

 

This couple met at a campfire, so they asked for one on their wedding cake:

And I bet you never thought a campfire could look this sweet!

By Cake Central member cupcakegirl22

Seriously. Those little flames? And logs that look like actual tree logs and not poo? I die. I die of cute.

 

It's easy to get caught up in the traditional Fall themes and designs, but there's plenty of room for some modern chic:

By MsGwinn

This autumn wedding cake features the sweetest lil' nuzzling blue birds and clean, bold lines. I like it!

 

And hold onto your hats, 'cuz this next Fall design is a real Drama Queen:

By YOU'nique Cakes

Oooh, love the reds and teals mixed in with the more traditional oranges and dark browns! Gorgeous!

 

And finally, let's end with a quintessential Fall beauty:

By Tiffany's Baking Co.

A bushel of apples, whimsically stacked tiers, perfect piping, delicate flowers...and all wrapped up with a raffia bow!

Just look at those details - right down to the "staples" holding the barrel together! And the piping! And the flowers! Totally swoon-worthy.

Oh, and I never pay much attention to the flavor details on Sweets, but this one was pumpkin cake with a caramel apple filling and cream cheese frosting. I don't even like cream cheese frosting, guys, and I'm totally drooling over here. Mmmm.

Hope this helped launch you into the Fall spirit, my friends! (And if you can't get enough, there are more here and here.)

 

Bakers, did you know you're allowed to nominate your own Sweets? In fact, we encourage it! So please, send your favorites to Sunday Sweets {at} Cake Wrecks {dot} com.

Friday
Oct072011

Jen's Mom Writes a Post

And now, a note from Jen's mom:

 

Hello.

Jennifer tells me I have to use the funny cake pictures.

[You're doing fine, mom.]

So.

Are you coming to Jennifer's little book parties? She's been working so hard on them, even though I told her that probably nobody is going to come.

But I told her, I said, "Just because people don't want to see you doesn't mean you're a failure. Maybe everybody's busy! Maybe they're at their mothers'! Who am I to say? What do I know?"

 

All I know is that all of my friends already have grandchildren.

It's hard for me to tell them that my Jennifer apparently doesn't love me enough to give me grandbabies.

[Mom! This is not the time.]

Fine! Fine, I'll change the subject.

So, I remember Jennifer's first period...

[WHAT.]

What? I'm telling a story! Well, anyway, she cried for days. It was terrible. And the clots...oh my goodness...

[MOTHER!!]

Okay, okay! Well. If you blog people aren't visiting your mothers on the night of Jennifer's little party, maybe you could go. Who knows? It might be fun. And if not, at least you'll know you did something nice for my baby.

Oh, and also:

Wait. That's not the right cake. Jennifer, sweetie, how do I put up the "Thank You" cake?

[Don't worry, Mom. I'll just put that in later.]

 

Thanks to Erin B., Kelly W., Ryan H., B.I., Anne S., and Jen's mom, who would obviously never write something like this and is an awfully good sport.