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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
Dec122010

Sunday Sweets: Oh, SNAP!

'Tis the season for gingerbread, spice, and everything nice, right? So here are some pretties to inspire you before you set off to make those cookies and houses and rocket ships and whatnot. :)

First up, the cookies may be simple, but this gorgeous pattern is not:

By the Whipped Bakeshop

Check out the shine on that gold!

Oh, and if you want to try painting on your cookies, fondant makes a great base.

Speaking of which, here's a whole hand-painted gingerbread scene:

By NeviePieCakes

So sweet! I love the tiny birdhouse painted above the door.

Gotta have a few traditional cuties in here:


And now, more houses!

To be honest, this might be a combination of both cake and gingerbread, but look! It lights up! (All together now: OoooOOoooh.)

I am thoroughly enamored with this fun edible centerpiece:

Submitted by Kimberlee G. and made by not martha

It's a gingerbread partridge in a pear tree!

Amanda F. spotted these architectural wonders at the Festival of Trees in Utah:

Love the blue!

And I'm sure no one here will be surprised that this one in particular caught my eye:


It's actually *not* Cinderella's castle, but it's similar enough to please any Disney nut. You know, like me.

The amazing Artisan Cake Company actually did a feature on their blog of even *more* fabulous gingerbread houses, so I shamelessly stole these next two from them (but be sure to check out the link for the rest):

From the Carolina Inn Gingerbread house competition

I am in love with all the details: the little rose over the window, the bear topiaries, and the way the "snow" on the roof is dripping from the shingles. Just. A. Mazing.

Forgive me for yet another Disney reference, but does this next one remind anyone else of the Norway pavilion in Epcot?


I want to know how they made gingerbread look like carved wood! Wow.

Ok, now let's get a little crazy:

Made by LovinSullivanCakes, photo by wallyg

[singing] Fly me to the moon
Let me eat gingerbread among the stars...

Now, one thing about gingerbread: it's always so...brown. You know? Not all that exciting for a technicolor dream coat kinda gal like me.

Now, THIS, on the other hand:

By Pat Kilkenny

[nodding] That'll do, donkey. That'll do.

(Is that Fruit Stripe gum I spy on the roof?)

And finally, an undersea treasure from the one, the only...

Highland Bakery:


You just keep rockin' on with your bad crustaceous self, Highland. I mean, seriously: is that octopus attaching the candy seashells on the roof with a wee little piping bag? Really?

Ok, you get a blown kiss for that. **Mwuah!**

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Friday
Dec102010

Almost Famous

Time to play "Guess that Celeb!"


Ok, I know what you're thinking.

But hey, in some countries, Mr. Bean IS a celebrity.

(No, seriously, that's supposed to be Mr. Bean.)

Ok, try this one:

Give up?

Here, I'll give you a hint:

it's Zac Efron.

Allegedly.

How about a little rock royalty?

"He's got mud on his face! A big disgrace! Curling that ribbon all over the place."

Yes, Freddie Mercury: we will Wreck you.

I don't know about you guys, but I like my cakes to have a good head on their shoulders:


Next we'll have to work on having good shoulders under the head.

Oh, and hey, Mr. Tupac Sugar, keep ya head up!!

(Yeah, I admit it: I had to Wiki him to find that song title.)


Poor "Cyndi." Her colors may be true, but time after time those cheeky wreckerators just wanna have "fun." With quotation marks.

'Course, if you think it would be weird to eat a celebrity's effigy, imagine what a weird Situation it is for them:

I guess they ran out of orange icing.

Ok, guys, party time! Grab that Lady Gaga cake; it's time to "poke her face!"


I would complain about this looking nothing like her, but frankly I think it's worse when the cake is a dead ringer:

"And for dessert, allow me to introduce Ray Lewis!"

Creeepy. Also, I've heard of linebackers being built like refrigerators, but this is ridiculous.

If you really want to bring your "A" game, though, then this next cake will fit you to a "T":


I sympathize with the inferior who gets that earring slice.

Thanks Ruzaina, Jenn, Sarah B., Lanique C., Bridget S., Kristy I., James M., Caroline E., & Chrissy K.!