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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

I'm Looking Over My Wrecked Up Clover

Saint Patrick's day is this week, and to celebrate, Wreckerators are clearly getting into the Irish spirit. (And by "spirit," I mean "Guinness.")

Shamrock Clover Reference Photo:

(Because by the end of this post, you'll have no IDEA what one looks like.)

First up, "Oscar Lends a Hand:"


"Wasted Windmills:"

The care.
The precision.
The...triangle thingies.

"What Target considers print-worthy:"

I don't usually call out specific bakery chains, but c'mon, Target. Really?

[Seth: Really?
[Amy: Really! Really?]
[Seth: I mean, Reeeeally.]

"Something Vaguely Obscene on Something Vaguely Hat-Like:"

Never mind, Target. All is forgiven.

"The Right Hook:"

Why do they always curve to the right?

"The Sham...WOW":

You following this, camera guy?

Yeah, me neither.

"The Thing I'm Told is a Shamrock But I'm Not Buying It:"

And from the looks of things, neither is anyone else.

Maia G., Meg K., Lori B., Carrie M., Misty B., Trisha D., & Alex, I want you to know that my little Guinness joke does NOT mean I think Irish people are all alcoholics, and I would hate to have any of you lovely Irish readers think that. Especially considering your hair-trigger tempers and all.

- Related Wreckage: Rockin' Shams

Today I learned that there is a difference between clovers and shamrocks. As I understand it from your comments, clovers can have either 3 or 4 leaves, but shamrocks can only have three Epcots. [nodding seriously] Good to know, good to know.


Sunday Sweets: That Takes The Cake Part 1

This week, we're featuring some amazing cakes from That Takes The Cake, a show that took place in Austin last month. The theme of the show was Sci-Fi and Fantasy but we'll be showing you those cakes next week. For now, I thought we'd bring you some slightly more traditional beauties. All of the pictures are from Devrah's Flickr page (thanks Devrah!) but sadly, we don't know who any of the bakers are except for the first one. Please let us know if the cake is yours and we'll give you proper credit.

Let's start with this chocolate masterpiece:

Here's a close-up
This cake was made by Tammy Luckey who obviously rocks. And the stringwork? It was done off-site and driven to the show. Crazy awesome.

And this one is just adorable:

(Update: This amazing autumn cake was made by Carley King. You rock!)

If you take a close look at this, it looks like crewel embroidery. Totally unique:

And I think this is my favorite:

I think the shape on this one is really cool:

And finally, here's a preview of next week's Sweets:

Awww Yeeahh! See you next week!

Update: Apparently, today is Pie Day or something. It's the day when the people of Finland come together to celebrate the liberation of Flurnburg by hurling pies at one another and singing traditional fish-slapping songs. "Shlip, shlap. Shlip and shlap all day..." It really is majestic.