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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
Mar092015

Barbie's Birthday Bash

Barbie doll, you've come a loooong way, baby.

Too far.

TOO FAR!

 

What I mean is, you've inspired a whole generation of smaller doll cakes...

 

[side eye]

 

And you're not just limited to boring ol' dress cakes anymore, NO SIR.

Now you're popping out of Easter eggs!

 

And fish tails!

 

And whatever this weird pouch thing is!

 

So here's to you, Barbie:

 

Often imitated, but never duplicated.

Like, not even CLOSE.

 

P.S. Ken says hi.

 

Thanks to Joanna M., Anna S., Sara C., Elizabeth T., Anony M., Annie E., Kendell C., & Lamora D. for keeping life in plastic so fantastic.

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Sunday
Mar082015

Sunday Sweets: 10 Heavenly Hot Air Balloon Cakes

You've heard of pie in the sky? Well, cake in the sky is even better.

(By Tessa Tina Cakes)

Especially when it's with Hello Kitty in an adorable patchwork balloon! D'aww.

 

Or how about some patchwork clouds?

(By Star Cakes)

So. Much. Cuteness.

 

Now here's a flight of fancy: a steampunky tribute to The Wizard of Oz!

(By April Julian of Celebration Cakes)

Wow, love the handpainted map with the riveted edges.
Oooh, and see that clockwork Tin Man heart? WANT.

 

Hey, you know what goes great with hot air balloons? Bunting.

(By Fatcakes)

Lots and lots of teensy tiny bunting. Mmmm.

 

They're also great with bright, bold colors:

(By Cakes by Bellina)

 

Or dreamy soft pastels:

(By Guilt Desserts)

Ahhhh.

 

Here's a fun 2D-turned-3D design:

(By Jessica Harris Cake Design)

See how the clouds stand out a bit from the cake? Love that. And those stripes! Ah!

 

This one could have been in my Defying Gravity post a few weeks back:

(By Cakes Alouisa)

Talk about a feat of engineering - I like how even the bunting is being swept away!

 

And the award for the sweetest basket goes to...

(By Make Pretty Cakes)

The little sandbags! And the rope heart! YES.

 

And finally, a hand-painted beauty that looks straight out of a fairy tale:

(By Bobette & Belle)

Now that's what I call uplifting.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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