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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
Jan112009

Sunday Sweets: Castles & Fairies

Continuing in our fantasy theme, here's a gorgeous cake from Suka that also could have gone in last week's dragon post:

But hey, it's got a sweet castle on it, too.
(Thanks to Adrianne P. for being the first of dozens to send this in!)

Shallyse G. sent in what I'm going to call a fairy castle, just so I can include it here:

(By Sarah of The Little Bakehouse. More pics in her Flickr stream.)

Addie F. found this adorable little garden fairy, although I can't tell if she's on a cupcake, cake, or is just a topper:

(From Dulce Decoracion's Flickr stream, where there are lots more amazing figurines and cakes.)

And Reginia B. found this funny little "crashed fairy" number:

(By Sandra of Socake)
Heh, you can almost see those little feet kicking and hear tiny muffled shrieks, can't you? :)

Oh, hey, we need some more castles, don't we? Ok, check out this cutie out from Sang of Sang's Cakes:

She made it for her daughter's 4th birthday. I like that it's so colorful, and all the little details like the furled flags.

And Michele L. found one of the coolest compositions I've seen: a castle coming out of a fairy tale book:

It's by Let Them Eat Cake, and I'm sorry I don't have a larger photo to share. I bet the details are gorgeous.

Thanks again to all of you who submitted fantasy cakes! Tune in next week for some Lord of the Rings Sweets - and feel free to submit any LOTR cakes you think are Sweets-worthy.

Saturday
Jan102009

New Tees!

Inspired by my Dino-Mite post, Tara Cox of Flying Penguin Artworks made me a fantastic "Cake Rex" illustration. I liked it so much that I asked her if I could share it with all of you on a t-shirt, and she graciously agreed. Check it out:

Cake Rex! shirt

This next one is the work of Maree Adams of Work at Home Designs. Maree is a hugely talented and extremely patient individual, as she's been working with me on this illustration since well before we even began offering shirts here on Wrecks:
At one time I was thinking of making this guy the site's logo. That's still up in the air for now, but in the mean time I really wanted to share Maree's work with all of you. So, naturally, I stuck it on a shirt:
Cute Carrot Jockey shirt

Like all shirts on Zazzle, you can get these in men's or kids' styles as well as the women's ones shown. You can also customize colors and even the graphic's size. Check out the other styles available in the Cake Wrecks Zazzle store here.

And as always, send me your shirt graphics! If I use them I'll link to your store or site here on the blog.