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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
Mar302014

Sunday Sweets: Cakes of Thrones

What's cold and sharp and bled all over?

(By a friend of this redditor, no name listed)

THE IRON THRONE!

(Eh? EH??)

 

So gather your dire wolves, dragons, and impaled heads on stakes, my friends, because WINTER IS COMING:

(Posted here, baker Anna Tyler Cakes)

 

If impaled head stake cake pops aren't your thing, then how about this fabulous Weirwood heart tree?

(By Chelsea of The Inn at the Crossroads)

It's always nice to see a baker branching out.

 

I guess it shouldn't be surprising that a show named Game of Thrones has so many throne cakes - but what IS surprising is how awesome this one is:

(By Sweet Ruby Cakes)

The crown, the chained dragon, the carved wood detail? YES, PLEASE.

 

Oh, you need a place for birthday candles? Nooo problem:

(By Sugar and Spice)

C'mon. That is GENIUS.

 

Ok, enough thrones. How about some house sigil cupcakes?

(By Regali Kitchen)

 

Or everyone's favorite character?

(By Au pays de Candice)

Those airbrushed flames are perfection.

 

Of course, I know Daenerys isn't everyone's favorite character, so let me quickly cover all the other potential candidates:

(By Cake Retro)

Any questions?

 

(There was a fan at MegaCon last week who turned his wheelchair into the Iron Throne, and then dressed as Tyrion, complete with false legs. It was so. cool.)

House Targaryen does have the sweetest emblem, though:

(By Cake Central Member bikemom3)

 

And it's hard to beat the mother of dragons, if only because she has the best stuff in her closet:

(By Cake Central Member attackofthecakes)

Closet, chest... CLOSE ENOUGH.

 

Some couples are even having dragon eggs made for their wedding cakes, which is a surprisingly elegant touch of geekery:

(By Sophie Taylor, found here)

 

And speaking of elegant, ALL OF THIS:

(By Cake Haute Couture)

From the cobblestone board to the chain mail to the sculpted emblems, I'm pretty sure George R.R. Martin would need at least 300 pages to describe this cake.

(OH YES I DID.)

 

And finally, it's time for me to come clean: I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.
But I will say this:

(By Choccywoccydoodah)

You gonna eat that?

 

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Friday
Mar282014

What, No Waffles?

The nation of Belgium is presenting President Obama with a special gift during his visit this week:

The gift... of a cookie.

D'aww.

No, see, it's a really BIG cookie. A GIANT cookie. Five foot four inches, to be exact. And it's going to look just like him!

Oh, hush, Han.

 

Of course, when giving the president of the United States an enormous cookie effigy of himself, obviously a country turns to the very best. And I'm happy to report that the baker specially selected for the task took it very, very seriously:

"The hardest part will be the face," he told the press. "I will have to work on it centimeter per centimeter to work out all the details."

 

Wow. "Centimeter by centimeter?" Break out the world's biggest glass of milk, guys, 'cuz this thing's gonna ROCK!

Oooh, and here it comes now!!

Um...

[wincing] Oooh...

 

AAAAIIEE!

 

Oh.

 

Huh.

So tell us, Mr. President, how do you feel about cupcake cakes?

 

Thanks to Jenna W., who would like to point out that at least they managed to spell his name right.

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