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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
Oct062014

8 Bakers Failing At Ridiculously Simple Tasks

You had one job, bakers:

ONE JOB.

 

::sigh::

 

[head in hands]

 

My eyes!

 

I'm always hearing how cakes should come with spell check. Um, guys?

This one did.

 

Q: How easy is it when all you have to do is pipe a little path for Strawberry Shortcake to stand on?

A: Apparently not easy enough.

o.0

 

I don't know why, but this one made me laugh like an unhinged maniac:

"Almost... there... almoooost... AW SCREW IT."

 

Then I found this one:

"JUST SCREW IT."

My life, it is now complete.

 

Thanks to a Melissa H., Rae, Raynn, Julia K, Rebecca H., Christi O., Mary A., & Reginia B. for the borderline insanity.

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Sunday
Oct052014

Sunday Sweets: Projections of the Future?

Everyone's going nuts this week - and rightfully so! - over Disney's latest wedding cake technology.
Have you seen? If not, take a look!

(This one has a longer animation.)

SO COOL.

 

Ahh, but Disney is not the first to use 3D projection mapping on a cake! Check out this vid Lisa C. sent in, taken back in January of 2013:

 

And for the gamer geeks among us, how about this retro-licious Donkey Kong wedding cake from last August?

(Cake by Christine of Meals for Reals, projection by Posh DJs)

 

This next one uses plain white boxes as a stand-in for the cake, but Highland Media Work's demo reel of possibilities is STUNNING. I can't pick a favorite; there are too many!

You could just have all these patterns cycling through during the reception!

And hey, if any of these designs ever get wrecked, the bakers can just blame the projector. :D

 

Of course, there's a more old-school way to put moving pictures on your cake: zoetropes! I featured a couple ages ago, but here are a few newer creations to hit the interwebz since then:

(By The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory)

I'll admit it: I really wish that center tier wasn't yellow.

 

One more!

(By Julia M Usher)

LOVE those bouncing flowers!

I know this was pretty different for Sweets, but I hope you guys found them all especially moving. ;)
And rest assured we'll be back to non-projected, stationary decorating next week.

Happy Sunday!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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