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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
Nov152010

Clean Out Your Fridge Day

Today is National Clean Out Your Fridge Day! I know, I'm excited, too... mostly because the only things in my fridge are a box of old butter and a half-eaten tube of cookie dough. Still, for those of you who only wish they were so lucky, here are a few handy guidelines:

You might need to clean out your fridge if:

...you're staring at your leftovers and they start staring back.

...last week's pizza is flakier than your Aunt Milda's scalp.


...your lemons and limes are "spreading their seeds."

...last week's spaghetti and meatballs remind you to get your prostate checked.


...your squeaky-clean crisper gets more squeaky than clean.


...the top shelf items band together to form a new life form.

And the kids want to keep it.

And, lastly, if you see this in your fridge:

You should probably move.

Myra T., Eric B., Hillary G., Laura P., Leah C., Rachel P., Sibel D., & Candi S., call me if you find any pudding cups back there. I'll send you my address.

Sunday
Nov142010

Sunday Sweets: Classic Beauties

Today, we're taking a look at some beautiful cakes with a vintage charm.

Starting with a little old-fashioned design:

 

Submitted by Gen W., made by Lori of Elegant Cake Creations

 

The detail here is stunning. Look at the intricate piping on that lace! It looks like delicate tablecloths on each tier. (And those colors are magnificent!)


I am in love with the "rusted" look of this cake:

 

 

By Nancy's Cakes

 

It's flawless! Is it metal? Is it wood? NO! It's CAKE! Awesome.

 

Let's step into what I like to (affectionately) call, "Grandma era" cakes:

 

 

Sub'd by Sara B., made by Catherine Joann Cakes

 

I'm pretty sure my G-ma still has Tupperware exactly like this on top of her fridge. I love it.

And this cake looks a lot like some yarn-art she had hanging on her wall when I was a kid. (Which might actually still be there.)

 

Sub'd by Tisha M., made by Sugar

 

My G-ma Ruth was so ahead of her time.

 

 

 

How could you ever cut into this?
Helloooooooo, gorgeous. Cripes, the bead-like piping is flawless! And I don't always love pink, but I love this.


This one is immaculate:

 

 

Let's take a closer look at some of that detail:

 

 


Have I said "flawless" yet? Because I'll say it again: FLAWLESS. Wouldn't you think this was the most fragile of porcelain? And look at the gently embossed vines by the flowers. I can't even draw a straight line. Unbelievable.

 

Next let's visit some art deco divas.

 

I want this as a dress:

 

By Lori Hutchinson, aka The Caketress

 

Tres magnifique!

And this one, too:

 

Sub'd by Libby G., made by Rhianydd Easton

 

Those feathers are actually edible wafer paper!

Can someone give me another word for "breathtakingly gorgeously beautiful... seriously, this is flawless"? (For some reason this reminds me of Miss Piggy's dream sequence in The Great Muppet Caper.)


This architectural look is amazing.

 

 

Sub'd by Vanessa M., made by Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

 

 

Stunning.

 

 

Jen and I debated whether this cake features an egg or a pine cone:*

 

Made by Rylan T. of Art and Appetite

 

Either way, it's GORGEOUS. It's just magical... perhaps literally. Look closely at the bottom tier: Is it levitating? (Must be the enchanted pine cone.)


And this might be my favorite cake of the whole post:

 

 

By Lulu Cake Boutique

 

And maybe my most favorite cake ever. I can't get over that fabulous mint green! I want this as a dress, a cake, and a wallpaper. And a hat. Simply... flawless.

 

Have a Sweet to suggest? Then e-mail it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

 

*Note from john: Apparently, you guys are convinced it's a pineapple. Or an artichoke. I happen to think it's a daisy but what do I know?