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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

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit that some leftovers are better than others. In fact, you might wonder why these poor Thanksgiving cakes got passed over for Turkey day:


Ok, maybe they just passed. [bah dum BUM]


I am shocked - SHOCKED - that the Butterball Butterflies didn't simply FLY off shelves this year:

"The Butterball Butterfly: 'Cuz you've never seen a Turkey Fly."


Most bakeries went with the tried and true "Happy Thanksgiving" last week, but some took a little more "artistic license:"

"And lo, they laid the baby glow worm in a manger, and saideth, 'Thanks AND Giving' Lo. Cometh hath. And sucheth."


And now that you're feeling extra thankful, here to drive the point home is a confused turkey being flame broiled:

I call it, "View Through An Oven Window."

(I'd like to point out that the turkey and text up there are a printed edible image, and the flames and question marks were added by the baker - presumably because the baker REALLY hates turkeys.)


Which leads us to the always-popular blackened turkey:



Uh, guys? Is this next one really a turkey? Cuz I'm getting more of a goat...[eying kids in the room]...ish vibe here:

Call me cheeky, butt the temptation to crack a Rear Window joke is suddenly overwhelming.


Thanks to Anony M., Beckey, Andrew & Hannah, Laura H., Krista L., & Deborah B., who'd like to remind us that leftover turkey is a dish best served cold. And it is very cold...IN SPACE.



Sunday Sweets: Tour De Force

So you saw what our fabulous tour bakers made for each of our show stops yesterday, but here's what happens when they pull out ALL the stops:


Feast Catering (Atlanta, GA)


The BPA Club did an awesome job with our cakes, of course, but they actually specialize in pastry and chocolate sculptures like these:


BPA Club from Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC)


I cannot get over how delicate these peonies are! (Or are they daisies?) 

A Cake To Remember (Richmond, VA)


I love this graphic punch:

Charm City Cakes (Baltimore, MD)


Two words: WOW. WOW.

Truly Custom Cakery (Philadelphia, PA)


From traditional elegance to modern chic:

A Little Imagination Cakes (Hartford, CT)


Talk about perfection in piping: check out these lines!

The Well Dressed Cake (Boston, MA)


I've tried to feature all wedding cakes so far, but Jenny here specializes in more colorful characters. :D

Geek Sweets  (Ottawa, ON, Canada)


More exquisite piping - just look at that monogram!

Wild Cakes (Toronto, ON, Canada)


And another dash of fun modern styling:

Faithfully Cakes (Pittsburgh, PA)


Such sweet little strawberries:

iHeartCakes (Chicago, IL)


And simply striking stripes!

Linet's Cakes (Oklahoma City, OK)


These little pumpkins are just the cutest:

Savor The Moment Bakery (Dallas, TX)


This is the kind of cake that makes me want to bake again: so fun!

It's A Piece Of Cake (Houston, TX)


And how can I resist my favorite color?

Blue Note Bakery (Austin, TX)


And last but not least, this brush embroidery and ruffles are the stuff cool-blue dreams are made of:

Cut The Cake (Orlando, FL)


Hope you enjoyed our extended Sweets today, everyone, and thank you again to all our amazing bakers who helped make the Winter Underlined Tour a wreck-less success!

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