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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

The Hardest Three Words To Say

Guys, I've been wanting to say this for a while now, but...[deep breath]...well, it's just never felt like the right time, you know? And now here we are, just the two of us and the Internet, and I, I KNOW...that we're finally ready to take that next step.

Ok. Here goes:

Wait. That came out wrong. I mean...

Um, that is, what I'm trying to say is...

Hang on; I've almost got it...

Yeah. Something like that.

And also:

So if you see Al, be sure to let him down easy.

Of course, declarations of love are par for the course today. Not to mention stuff like this:

And this:

And even this:

Still, when it comes to love, I think Cupid says it best:

Yeah. That's like, "whoah."

Thanks to Jared, Norma W., Christine, Sarah M., Lizzie S., Franco P., Howard P., & Michael C., who actually have no idea what Cupid said because they can't stop staring at his diaper.

Or is that just me?


Sunday Sweets: Heart Attack!

Do you Can you make that little growly noise in the back of your throat? Do you often talk like Antonio Banderas while wearing silk fencing pants? (More importantly, do they even make silk fencing pants?)

If so, then this post is for you.

But everyone else will probably like it, too.

And that's really saying something, guys.

By Little Bird Bakery

Finally, chocolate icing done right! Don't the swirls look like little bird nests?

With Valentine's Day being a more intimate holiday [rawr], we see lots of sweet mini-cakes for the occasion:

By CakeMyDay

Love the simplicity of those stripes.

By Rouvelee's Creations

This technique of overlapping the edge with a heart border is genius. GENIUS, I say.

Ack! So cute!

Here's a beautifully made version of Bakerella's box of chocolates cake:

By Ban Bakes - In Paris

And your Fondant-Free Sweet of the Week:

I'm told this is Francois the Skunk, but by any name, he's stinkin' adorable.
(See what I did there?)

Also adorable: Bubba's bubbly bumblebees:

Hey, they got it right!

The cake to mend broken hearts?

Or at least put a few stitches in them, anyway.

Every now and then I still have to explain to people that I don't hate cupcakes; I hate cupcake cakes. [ptooie!] However, this created a whole new misunderstanding when they started making those giant cupcake-shaped pans. Granted, most of the cupcake-shaped cakes I've seen are also pretty wrecky, but the form itself isn't the problem.

After all, there are still gems like this:

By gabby cupcakes

Seriously, check out the texture on the icing "icing." (Heh.) It looks like a gigantic spatula smoothed it on: just perfect!

And now some regular size cupcakes:

Also by gabby cupcakes

I'll take the owl and the center double heart, please.

Louise over at Cake Journal has long been one of my favorite bakers:

Everything she makes is sweet, simple, and absolutely flawless.
And I am so jealous.

And finally, a Sweet that reminds me of a cheery, old-fashioned carnival:

In a really good way, of course.

Now, who's ready [eyebrow waggle]...for love?

Or maybe a slice of cake?

Yep, right there with you. Pass the milk, please. ;)

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