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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
Jul312017

Now Witness The Power of this Fully "Armed" Belly Cake

I've got a baaaad feeling about this...

 

 

Thanks to Lindsay for looking for wrecks in Alderaan places.

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Sunday
Jul302017

Sunday Sweets: Ombre Treats

Merriam Webster defines ombre as: "having colors or tones that shade into each other." I define it as "soooo pretttttty."

 Here, why don't I just show you?

 (By Sugablossom Cakes)

 That's ombre.

  Isn't it gorgeous?

 What I didn't realize until I started looking into ombre cakes was just how many ways ombre could be incorporated into a cake.

 Sometimes literally.

 

(By AK Cake Design)

 

The outside deserves a look, too:

(By AK Cake Design)

 

There are a lot of ways to achieve ombre.

 You can take a pristine white cake and "ombre it up" with some pretty piping:

(By Cake Coquette)

 

... or maybe a swirl of flowers -- like this one, inspired by a Steampunk-themed invitation:

(By Sugar Song Cakes)

(See, Steampunk doesn't have to be brown...)  

 

It seems like bakers are able to make ombre cakes out of pretty much anything:

 Pretty blue ruffles:

 (By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

 

...big, swoopy swirls:

(By Charm City Cakes)

 

 ...pink fondant tubes:

(By Fat Girl Cakes)

 

...teeny-tiny flowers:

(By Cake Fixation)

 

...and sunset slashes:

(By Eat Cake Be Merry)

 

Sometimes, the shading is subtle:

(By Olive arts)

 

 

Other ombre cakes are a little more extroverted:

(By Frosting)

 

 You certainly couldn't accuse this cake of being shy:

(By Maggie Austin Cake)

 ... no matter how much it blushes.

 

One thing's for sure; ombre cakes will never fade quietly into the background.

And thank goodness for that!

 

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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