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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
Dec082008

Too Hot to Handle, Too Cold to Hold

I love the movie Ghostbusters. And I'm not talking about the kind of love you have for your favorite hair product, ok? I'm talking about a card-carrying, movie-quoting, geek-crushing on Venkman, Ray AND Spengler kind of love. Don't judge me too harshly, now: at least I'm not going all Twilight on you.

(Down, vampire-fans, down! I'm waiting to read the book before seeing the movie, ok?)

ANYway, so, when reader Corrie G. told me she had ordered a Ghostbusters cake, complete with the famous "no-ghost" symbol, I was psyched. And then I saw this:

Now, this beautifully executed Wreck worries me for one reason and one reason only: it means this decorator has not seen Ghostbusters. Oh, the humanity!! The misguided tragedy!! The horror - the ABSOLUTE HORROR!!

Ahem.

Sure, I know lots of you are about to write in saying *you've* never seen Ghostbusters, either. [shudder] Consider this my "encouragement" for you to remedy that situation. It's not like I'm asking you to memorize the entire Bobby Brown rap from Ghostbusters 2 or anything - er, cuz' I'm told you'd have to be just crazy to do something like that... [cough, cough]

Sunday
Dec072008

Sunday Sweets: Off-the-Shelf Cuteness

It doesn't seem fair to only feature custom-order cakes on Sunday Sweets, so here are some gorgeous creations available right from the display case:

Stephanie S. found these in Hong Kong (aka the Capital of Cuteness):

Needless to say, I'm in love with these designs. The little dino totally reminds me of the "Rawr" shirt over on Shana Logic:


And here are some Sweets from the States (I think):

Adam R. found these on Manako's Flickr stream. Hey, I guess it IS possible to make Wreck-less doggy cakes!

And you guys are probably going to judge me for this, but I think these things Monique R. found are adorable:

Even if I can't say exactly what they're supposed to be. Um, maybe owls? Wingless, marshmallow-shaped, fuzzy lil' owls?

I'm thinking of starting something new with Sunday Sweets: weekly assignments. I'd give y'all a theme - Broadway, video games, animals, etc. - and then you send in nominations for me to feature. The submissions can be your own work or from your favorite bakery. What do you think - sound like fun? Let me know in the comments, along with any suggestions you have for themes beyond your average wedding/birthday/shower fare. Thanks, guys!