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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

A Toad-ally Awesome Leap Day Celebration

It's Leap Day, minions, so we've decided to take the completely original route of celebrating with frog cakes.

It's a frog. Honest.


The correlation between Leap Day and frogs is obvious, of course:
both are things you tend to forget unless you were born on one.

(To be fair, that'd probably also be pretty memorable for the frogs.)

[croaking sounds]


Plus, you know, frogs jump and stuff.

...when they're not getting run over.

Just like Leap Day runs over with, um, happiness?



Also like Leap Day, frogs rarely show up on calendars.

Unless you count the annual Ripped Ribbets of Reno page-a-day.
("These amorous amphibians are ready to show you their bachelor pads!")


Let's see, what else?

Ah, well, Leap Day only happens every four years, just like frogs take turns visiting me in the shower every four years.

Let's just say they're not the only ones who can hop around and scream bloody murder.


Yep, both Leap Day and frogs can catch us by surprise:



...and are hard to hold onto:


...but should always be celebrated with style:

...until someone gets peed on.

Then the party's over.

So happy birthday, Leap Day babies, and happy Leap Day to the rest of you!


Thanks to Andrea L., Katie M., Christina W., Jenny P., Lynette, Melissa M., Jen C., and Diane C. for the best ways to have a frog in your throat.


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Sunday Sweet Gets Flowery

It's Floral Design Day, you guys! LETS GET OUR FLOWERS ON.

Or at least on our cakes.

(Baker unknown.)

For a fairy tale wedding, or a wedding for actual fairies? Because this is just that pretty, you guys.


(By Rosebud Cakes)

Ahh, those climbing flowers on the middle tier! And the butterflies!


(By Torte di Nadia)

Love those big loops of ribbon on the side! They remind me of a kimonos' oversized bow (aka obi), which really adds to the modern Asian aesthetic.


How about a mountain of soft pastels?

(By Amy Swann Cakes)


Or a vibrant swag of bold oranges and pinks?

(By The Mischief Maker)


I'm digging the combination of this simple looped vine and background stripes:

(By Rosalind Miller Cakes)

Great colors, too.


And speaking of color:

(By Lulu Cake Boutique)



Here's a more traditional approach, but done to perfection:

(By Sylvia Weinstock)


And this peaches-and-cream palette really pops on the dark chocolate ganache:

(By Jonathan Caleb)


I like the way these irises are arranged, and how the bottom tier is hand painted to match:

(By The Cake Whisperer)


So many gorgeous cakes this week, but I think this one's my favorite:

(By Lee Forest Design)

From the airbrushed geometric patterns to the woven greenery swirls tucked into the topper, it's one of the most uniquely stunning cakes I've seen in ages.


And finally, for the bride who wants her cake to be literally bursting with flowers:

(Baker unknown)


Such a clever combination of whimsy and elegance. Love it.

Happy Sunday, everyone!


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