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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
May102015

Sunday Sweets: Story Time With Mom

Since it's also Children's Book Week, I thought we'd celebrate Mom's Day with an ode to all the stories she read us when we were little.

Anyone else remember that delicious moment when YOU got to pick the book?

(Posted here, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?)

 

And how about the shelf packed with Little Golden Books, like The Poky Little Puppy here?

(By Corrie Cakes)

 

The Velveteen Rabbit. Classic.

(By Gateaux)

 

(Don't you just want to squeeze him?)

 

There's so much great art in kids' books, too, like the bright colors of The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

(By Heather's Cakes and Confections)

So fun to see the butterfly on there, too!
(Uh, spoiler alert?)

 

Charlotte's Web is perfect for moms who act out the characters with funny voices:

(By Brooke Butts, found here.)

And that's a really clever design on that spiderweb.

 

Ooooh, here's one of my personal favorites as a kid, The Secret Garden:

(By de koekenbakkers)

Completely in love with that cookie tree with the little bird perched inside. And the teensy tiny butterflies! Ah!

 

This Rainbow Fish cake really captures the beauty of the book:

(By Wendy's Cake Space)

Just look at those lovely watercolor scales. Mmm.

 

Guess how much I love this Guess How Much I Love You cake:

(By Paula Cake Couture)

WOW. Incredible combo of 2D painting with 3D sculpting/piping! So, so gorgeous.

 

Of course, no mention of story time with Mom is complete without the good doctor:

(By The Pastry Studio)

Seuss, that is.

 

Or Pat the Bunny! And The Giving Tree!

(By The Night Kitchen Bakery)

Now I'm torn between wanting to pet all my books and just wanting to eat them. :)

 

And finally, a classic by Roald Dahl, and the best cake depiction of his chocolate waterfall I've seen:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

(By Lovely Cakes)

Seriously, isn't that chocolate lake perfect? With the ripples? And the boat! And the tiny Wonka bars! I like how even the tiers look like they're seeping chocolate between the layers. It's genius, I say. GENIUS.

So here's to you, moms, and all the times you read "just one more" before bedtime. Thanks for teaching us to love reading, great stories, and sometimes even funny voices. :)

 

Happy Mother's day, everybody. Now go call your mom.

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Friday
May082015

Ode To Moms' Body of Work

WARNING: Today's cakes depict childbirth, and are therefore not appropriate for children. Enjoy the irony. (And I'm guessing your boss won't approve, either.)

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Today, my dear minions, we look at the beauty of motherhood.

...in all its lumpy, oh-so-appetizing glory.

(Anyone else see a screaming face in there?)

 

Yes, moms, you are the oysters from which baby pearls spring.

You are the pod, full of anthropomorphic pea people.

You are the oven, stuffed with DANG GIRL, WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR HANDS?!

Ahem. Sorry.

I of course meant "what's wrong with your glorious hands?"

 

Moms, we all know that giving birth is your single most crowning achievement - and I mean that in the most literal way possible.

So lets thank the anonymous submitter who made this photo collage for us. Just think: without the upper right angle there, we'd never have known this cake had an anus!

 

Moms assure me you forget all that pain, though, once they bring out your little bundle, all wrapped up:

Not like that.

NOT LIKE THAT!

Uh... You know, on second thought, let's get that plastic wrap back on.

 

So here's to you, moms, as you look forward to the day when all the sleepless nights and cleaning poop out of your hair will be worth it.

Because someday - maybe even one day soon! - your kids will realize everything you've done for them, and will want to express to you exactly how they feel.

And it will be glorious.

Happy Mother's Day, moms.

 

Thanks to Janie M., Hannah L., Anony M., Joshua T., & Candy D. for reminding us that Moomy knows best.

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