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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
May172009

Sunday Sweets: Legos!

Legos aren't just for kids anymore; there's a thriving artist community that builds amazing sculptures, mosaics, and other art pieces with them. You know, like cake:

(Submitted by Beth of LEGOLAND.com)

(Found by Katy E. here. And btw, from those bins in the background I thought this was taken in a store. It wasn't - that's the guy's HOUSE. Leaping Lego-Loving Lizards, Batman!)

'Course, those cakes are made of real Legos. But how about some cakes made of Legos made of cake?

Number of Lego bricks individually cut and trimmed? 125
Number of Lego "studs", placed one by one? 442
Hours to create? "at least" 8
Site of the crazily devoted Mom responsible? Jumpin' Monkies

And get this: she's not a professional baker, y'all. Wowza. (Thanks to Such Cool Stuff for the link!)

Here's the Goliath version by Chocmocakes:

I've seen a couple of mid-construction Lego wedding cakes, but I really like this one:

(Found here by Amy L., and guess what? It's another Charm City Cakes creation!)

But if you wanted something more subtle, here's a cool minimalist version:

(Source, but no baker credit. A little help?)

And another more-subtle version that Miriam L. saw at a wedding just last week:


Love it! (More pics of the Lego-themed wedding here.)

And lastly, for you cupcake types, some gorgeous examples by the oh-so-talented Hello Naomi:

*Similar Sweets: Lego Batman: The Video Game

Saturday
May162009

Demons of "Stupity"

I'm sure this will be shocking to absolutely none of you, but I've always been a big Dilbert fan. Probably because he reminds me so much of my Dad, who I think is an engineer, but to this day I couldn't tell you exactly what he does for a living. (Words like "quality" and "resource" and "Brillouin-Scattering Centro-Symmetrical Birefringence" factor in there somehow, I believe.)

Anyway, for those of you not familiar with the strip, Dilbert's dog Dogbert likes to go around exorcising people of their stupidity, like so:


Which is pretty hilarious, and also what Leni's coworkers wanted on their department manager's birthday cake.

Instead, they got this:

And that's "unintentional irony" for the win!

Score!!