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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
Jan122015

9 Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Chances are you've all completely failed at all your New Year's resolutions by now.

Well, good! Who needs 'em? Round IS a shape! You know plenty of stuff already!
And really, if God didn't want you in debt, he wouldn't have given you so many credit cards!

So I say, let's try some realistic resolutions. Stuff that tells the world, "Hey, I'm BEING the change I want to see... in my spare time and when there's nothing better to do."

 

- Celebrate the little things.

Preferably with cake.

 

- Stop Saying "That's What She Said,"

0.o

... at least so often.

(The order was: "Happy Birthday Oliver, below that 24.")

 

- Drink more water.

There's water in beer, right?

 

- Be more enthuseas... inthusiast... positive.

Also work on spelling.

 

- Change all my passwords to something besides "password."

Sure. That works.

 

- Pluck

 

- Learn the names of my coworkers.

Nicknames count.

 

- Win more staring contests.

...

...

...

 

And finally, for a little fun:

- Find a new hobby!

 

Thanks to RJ, Megan H., Diane C., Tonya, Alisa G., Julie B., Shelley M., John Paul, & Betty Ann, who thinks you look fabulous in that new blouse.

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Sunday
Jan112015

Sunday Sweets: Jen's Happy Cakes

I am forever hunting down the best cakes for Sunday Sweets, but a lot of my favorites just don't fit any particular theme; they just plain make me happy. So today, no theme; just Happy Jen Cakes!

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

Love the jewelry-like border, the glitzy gold leaf, and the subtle ombré fade in the middle tier. But mostly? I love that teal.

 

And over on the other side of the color wheel:

(By Cake Alchemy)

Orangey goodness! I think the hexagons are tinted sugar glass, which is perfect with the clear lucite base.

Is it a coincidence that the first two cakes today happen to be my two favorite colors? NO IT IS NOT.

But I promise to branch out from more than just teal and orange. At least a little.

(By Cakelava)

This is one of those rare cakes that I could frame and stare at all day long. That shading in the stripes and flowers gives it this gorgeous sense of depth - so, so good.

 

This dreamy pastel number is is downright heavenly with its floating flowers:

(By Bake For Love)

And that watercolor fade? Awesome sauce.

 

Not sure which I like more on this one: the mosaics or that patchwork bow:

(By Yvonne van Bommel aka Tompuce)

 

Ah, but I'm also a sucker for drama, so...

(By Wild Orchid Baking Co.)

BAM.

Love how the black makes those floral swags pop - and who doesn't love teensy polka dots?

 

This famous landmarks cake has a fun graphic arts feel:

(By Sugarplum Cake Shop)

Check out the little heart carved in the Eiffel Tower!

 

Sometimes I find little one-tier cakes especially delightful:

(By My Cupcakery)

Robin's egg blue and rich red is another of my favorite color combos - plus look at all that delicate hand-piping! Perfection!

 

Here's another one-tier cutie, guaranteed to make you grin:

(By Anna Savenko)

D'awww, puppy love at first sight!

 

And finally, let's wrap up this shiny happy cakes post with one last burst of color and a perfect yellow bow:

(By Cake Heart)

DO WANT.

Hope today's post made your Sunday extra happy, everyone!

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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