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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 Sweets Gets OVER DRAMATIC

There's a place for casual elegance, but sometimes you want something a little more... elaborate. Something bold, something over-the-top. Something that grabs your eyeballs by the collar and slaps 'em around a bit - in a good way.

You know, like this:

(By Tran Linh)


So good.


You want sparkles?
We've got sparkles:

(By Artisan Cake Company)

Booyah AGAIN.


Think you need a big cake to make a big statement? Think again:

(By Modern Lovers)

This little gem packs a pretty punch!


It doesn't get more classic than black, white, and lipstick red:

(By Very Unique Cakes)


Or, for that matter, black, white, and gold:



Here's the same color palette with a little more joie de vivre:

(By JT Cakes)

Ahhh, Paris. Where even the streetlights cast little heart shadows. (So cute!)


I just realized most of these have been on the dark side so far - but believe me, you don't need any color at all to make jaws drop:

(By Cakes Decor member Beth)

This drama queen is a vision in ruffles!


Or how about this snow white wonder:

(By Bobette and Belle)

That hand-piped lace is blowing my mind.


Now add a bold pop of red swirly flowers:

(By Made With Love)


And don't forget a little a lot of bling!

(By Practical Imperfect Mom)


And one final statement piece proves that not all that glitters is gold:

(By Fine Cakes by Zehra)

Sometimes it's silver.


Happy Sunday, everyone!



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Friday Favs 11/6/15

Some of my favorite submissions this week.


Oh what a difference a missing "e" can make:

[sound of bomb dropping]
[followed by a THUMP]



Or, if you're like me, first get distracted trying to read the writing, then wonder why there are Hello Kitty boobs over "E linzsbath", and then refuse to believe Amy W. when she says it's a roller skate.

Ok, I guess now I see it.



They asked for a pizza cookie cake:

 Not gonna lie: part of me wishes we were looking at a single slice right now.

Because that'd be a "pizza cake." EH? EH???

At least Cookie Monster gets me.


Susan's husband asked the bakery to draw a pregnant woman on her birthday cake. Now, I assume this is because Susan is pregnant, but just to be safe, NOBODY ASK. [meaningful glare]

Anyway, I've been staring at this for ages, and I still have no idea what's going on here:

It's like a cow... arm chair?

Definitely a cow something, anyway.

So, hey, good luck with that, Susan's husband.


I've seen so many butchered peace signs on cakes that I'm starting to suspect someone changed it without telling us. The prime suspect being Mercedes Benz, of course:


Gosh, if only bakers had a reference on hand to copy! You know, something close by, and in the same colors, and clearly visible...



Peace out to Janie B., Amy W., Laura Y., Linda M., Susan L., Vanya C., & Kerri R..


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