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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
Sep122010

Sunday Sweets: Dreaming of Dragon*Con

As you know, John and I were at the ultimate geek gathering, Dragon*Con, last weekend.

[wistful sigh]

Ah, how I miss my people.

Fortunately, I have this week's awesome Sweets line-up to help heal the hurt.

By Nicole D., an amateur baker. (!!) Found here.

Beware the Cthulhu, a monstrous creature of gargantuan size which evokes terror in all it encounters!!

He also likes ice cream.

Made by Rebecca H, another hobby baker, and based on the artwork "Cthulu's Day Out" by Ursulav.



You score 10 geek points if you can correctly identify this next cake:

By Jane's Cakes

A better angle:


Did you get it? Did you guess Disc World?

Yes?


Wow, you guys are GEEKS. Yeesh.

:D

Here's a close up of the top:


That's all sugar! Oh, and it was a wedding cake.

Yep, these are my people, I tell ya.

Who out there remembers these?


Excellent.

If you're familiar with my other blog, Epbot, then you know one of my current obsessions is steampunk. Steampunk was also huge at Dragon*Con this year, with a fashion show, exhibition, and enough costumes to make this geek girl giddy.

So, imagine my glee when I saw this:

By Pastrygirl

Awww yeeeeah.

I'm not sure who this next chibi character is, but she's fondant-free and absolutely adorable:

I still can't get over the fact that Don uses nothing but icing to get that incredible shading. Wow.

[Update: I'm told this is "Saber from Fate Stay Night." Here's hoping that means something to somebody out there. :)]

And finally, a fitting homage to Dragon*Con:


Detail shot:

And that's it! Thanks very much to all of you lovely readers who found us and said hello last weekend; it was a blast meeting you! I can't wait to do it all over again next year.

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

Friday
Sep102010

Strategic Strategery

September is International Strategic Thinking Month! Time to celebrate the joys of planning, forethought, thinking ahead, planning, and, you know...um...

Hey, look! Cake!

Dashes make everything better -

...as I'm sure Queen J agrees.


Don't you hate it when there's that one really looong word in your inscription?

[shaking fist] Darn you, "happybirth!" Why do you have to be such a long, difficult-to-break-up word?!?

Of course when you do split up long words, knowing where to make the break is key:


In this case, placing "grounn" and "dhog" on separate lines just makes good, old fashioned sense. You know, kind of like cocaine in Coca-Cola. Or leeches.

'Course, if you play your cards right, then you won't have to break up any words:

[squinting seriously] "Now that's strategery."

Of course, when you have an oddly shaped cake strategic thinking is a must:


See how the baker left off the edge dots where the letters hang over? [tapping temple] Smarts, man. Smarts.

Nadine, Justine J., Krista M., Kevin H., P.K., Erin P., I wrote a short speech to thank you all for your contributions. [ahem hem hem]

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