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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
Mar142011

The WHAT of the Irish?



St. Patrick's Day is coming, and you know what that means, right?

Yeah, well, neither do these wreckerators.

"Ok, team, time to show our Irish spirit!

"Now, quick, make a bunch of dead leprechauns!"

I like it.

"Now the Geico Cavemen!"

Balancing eight apples on your head: so easy, a wreckerator can do it.

"Now the banana split!!"

Uh, boss? Don't you think these designs are getting a little str...

"NOW THE WHEELED SHAMROCK PIGGY OF DOOM! OF DOOOOM, I SAY!
AHAHAHAHAAA!!"

Um.

So.

You guys enjoy your St. Patrick's day, hear?

Thanks to wreckporters Mimi C., Lisa P., April A., Sara F., & Melissa B., who don't think the Irish seem quite so lucky anymore.

Update from john: Some of you have sweetly pointed out ("...and you call yourself a geek?!?") that today is Pi Day. Sadly, we have nearly 14,000 cakes in our archives but very few explore the mathematical joy that is "Pi." However, that's not to say we don't have any Pi Wrecks:

You're welcome.

Sunday
Mar132011

Sunday Sweets: Double Dose

You're in for a treat today, guys; I've got a special double-feature Sweets for you!

First, a little luck o' the Irish:

By Debbie Does Cakes

Now that's a rockin' shamrock.

And these little clover cookies are pure gold:

I love the technique used for drawing the clovers: you drop three dollops of liquid green icing into the white, and then draw a pin or toothpick through to give them the classic heart shape. Aren't they just perfect?

This neck-less Leprechaun made me grin:


And I still have a hard time believing this one is actually cake:

Submitted by Snow W. and made by Cakes by Design

Of course, everyone knows the rainbow has to end in the pot of gold:

By For the Love of Cake

And here's some fondant-free fun:

By The Dairy Berry

This one, too!

Also by The Dairy Berry

Check out that "foam" on top: amazing!

And finally, a wee tiered beauty:

By Ava Sweet Cakes

SO. CUTE.

Ah, but we're not done yet! Since I haven't featured any Mardi Gras Sweets, here are a few masquerade beauties to make up for it:


Pretty paisley.

By Small Things Iced

Gooorgeous. And the mask and flower on top are sugar paste!

This one was spotted at the "That Takes the Cake Show" in Austin:

Photo by Amanda SG, made by Daniel Keadle

Such a cool design: it was split down the middle!

I always love color, but sometimes an all-white design really lets the detail shine through:

By Black Flour

Beautiful. The mask is also made from gumpaste, and would you believe those lower feathers are cut from rice paper?

And finally, hold on to your hats, 'cuz yes, this really is cake:

By Highland Bakery

There are no words. Just "WOW."

Hope you enjoyed your double dose of Sweets, all!

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.