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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
May202012

Sunday Sweets: Vintage Elegance

"Elegance isn’t about being noticed, it’s about being remembered."

Isn't that a deep thought? I didn't think of it myself. I found it on Pinterest, which basically does my thinking for me these days.  But I do think you'll find today's vintage style Sweets to be nothing but noticeable AND memorable.

 

For instance, I don't think I will ever forget this cake, as I've been staring at it for a solid 20 minutes. 

Its beauty has been burned into my brain!

 

This next one is completely fondant-free, and so exquisitely detailed it's actually causing me physical pain. Ugh.

Submitted by Denette L. & made by & Eat It, Too!

Have you ever felt that? A little sting from viewing something of absolute beauty? Like this gorgeous cake, or an amazing sunrise, or Zac Efron?  

Perhaps I've said too much.

 

I've never looked at a cake before and wished it was a ride at Disneyland, but here you have it:

By Amber's Cake Creations

 Hmm, but maybe an entire theme park dedicated to cake would be even better. Caketopia! I might be onto something here...

 

Now, prepare your eyeballs for the intense awesomeness they are about to behold:

Sub'd by Annette P. & made by J'Adore Cakes Co.

Each of these cakes is entirely breathtaking on its own, but THREE?  A pearly pink trifecta of  peacock plumaged perfection? Swoon. No. I take that back. They deserve two syllables: Swoo-hoon. 

 

I don't think anything fits the term 'vintage elegance' better than a corset.

By Frosted Love Celebration Cakes

And this incredible cake really imbodies the phrase, huh? Get it?  *elbow nudge*

 

Ohh, I love the diamond tufting on this cake. And the colors are so retro and perfect. With the glints of gold and pearls, it's like a little jewelry box full of treasures!

Submitted by Crystal Q. and made by Andrea's SweetCakes

However, I wouldn't be disappointed to find it full of cake inside, either.

 

Someone should tell this cake that it's not polite to upstage the bride.

By Ron Ben-Israel

 Look at that lace! Simply gorgeous.

 

 Modern vintage: an oxymoron?

By Art and Appetite

Ha ha hardly.

(Well, I guess it is an oxymoron, but that word just sounds like an insult!)  This cake deserves nothing but flattery with its cool juxtaposition of stripes and ruffles.

 

And now: more ruffles!

By Amanda Oakleaf Cakes

 This confection looks totally cute and innocent, until you notice that one layer looks like a garter, and the  ruffly tier looks like a petticoat!  Gasp! I clutch my pearls in shock!  Such scandalousness.

 

And I'm not sure exactly how, but this cake is giving off a bit of a 'boudoir' vibe as well.  Maybe its the sassy stack of ruffles, or the 'stitching' along the stripes, or the fondant jewelry draped just-so.

Sub'd by Debbie C., made by The Caketress photo by Jennifer Klementti Photography

"Voulez-vous stare at this cake avec moi?"

PS: EDIBLE JEWELRY? Is this really real?  I approve.


Sweet sassafras! This final Sweet is amazing. It's like a '40s prom dress or something. In fact, it's the very definition of vintage elegance. I even made up a word in its honor:

By Sweet Pea Cakes

Flappergasting!  

(That uh, sounded more complimentary in my head.)

 

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

 

Update from john: Commenting may be a bit... wonky today. We're working on it.  And by "working" I mean waiting for someone to fix it.  Hey, someone!  Could you hurry it up?!

Friday
May182012

From The Baker Formerly Known As "Prince"

I was working part time in a bakery line
My boss was Mr. Wreckie
He told me several times that he didn't like my signs
'Cuz I spelled too "creatively"

 

Soon he had me lookin' for something else to "destroy"
But different from the day before

That's when I saw it - Oooh, I saw it!
I dropped it right on the tile floor (tile floor).

It was a
Raaaaaspberry purée

The kind you grind and then reheat to pour

Raaaaspberry purée

And if it gets warm it starts to look like gore

Raaaspberry purée

I think I loooove you.

 

Mr. Wreckie
Now, had the nerve to ask me
If I planned to do him any harm

I told him, "Look, man,
I was only bakin'
Surely NO cause for alarm!"

I said now, jelly roll cakes never turned me on
But somehow the purée and bread mixed

Eeee-eEEEE-ee! That was a fright!
But I could tell Wreckie missed me;
Soon I was back to my old tricks:

Thanks to the
Raaaaaspberry purée
The kind you grind and then reheat to pour

Raaaaspberry purée
And if it gets warm it starts to look like gore

(EW!)

Raaaspberry purée
I think I loooove you.

 

Thanks to Diana S., Jillian, Katelyn C., Leigh E., Tara S., Jamie B., Renee, Michelle M., Elizabeth C., and Megan P. for showing us what it sounds like when doves cry.