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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
Monday
Jul122010

The Men of Marvel

Note: This post is not appropriate for young children. And the older ones will be all, "Ooooohh! I'm gonna tell DADDY!!" so you might lock them out, too.

Spiderman's dirty little secret revealed:


Now that's a Dynamic Duo.

Here's one of the lesser-known heroes, Essenem Man:

He may not be much of a fighter, but he is always on the ball.

GRRAAA!! HULK TENSE!!

HULK TRY RELIEVE TENSION.

The good news: little Ryder had no idea why his mom was in such a hurry to cut the cake.

The bad news: everyone else at the party did.

Liz D., Kristen C., Mark F., & Rebecca J., I would tell you who my favorite superhero is, but I'm afraid it's a three-way tie.

Note: If you're wondering, the second cake is supposed to be Batman. Obviously.

Sunday
Jul112010

Sunday Sweets: Threadcakes 2010

Some of you may remember Threadcakes from last year. Well, guess what? It's that time again! And - AND - the powers-that-be have foolishly agreed to let me help judge again this year. [rubbing hands together] Mwuah-ha-ha-haa. THE POWER.

For those of you who don't remember, Threadcakes is a competition wherein you select your favorite Threadless shirt design, and then render it all artistic-like in CAKE. Brilliant, no?

The contest is open until August 16th, but there's already some amazing stuff rolling in. Here are just a few of the early highlights.

(I'll post these in pairs, starting with the shirt design and followed by the cake.)

"Mr. Cloud's New Scarf"

Cake by Christina Burgess

One word: D'awwww.


"The Monsterhill"


Cake by Julie Freund

Also gets an "awwww" - skulls and bones notwithstanding. Besides, there's a carrot. C'mon.


"Ink Happens"

Cupcakes by Melissa Thomas

Do what John does, little guy: blame it on the cat.

"Monkey Business"

Cake by Julie Viens

Julie did her monkey portrait using a reverse transfer - a painstaking, super cool process. For more info and progress pics, check out her entry here.

"Phascolarctos Cinereus"

Cake by Andi Foster

I'm in awe of the dot-shading. Gorgeous!

To peruse all of the entries so far, check out the Threadcakes gallery. And when you're done with that, check out last year's winners for even more eye candy.

If you like to bake or do crafty things, consider entering this year! It's lots of fun, you could win some sweet prizes, and, most importantly, if you wreck it you can always send it to ME. You know, just for a laugh. :D