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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

Entries in Cake News (56)

Sunday
Oct052014

Sunday Sweets: Projections of the Future?

Everyone's going nuts this week - and rightfully so! - over Disney's latest wedding cake technology.
Have you seen? If not, take a look!

(This one has a longer animation.)

SO COOL.

 

Ahh, but Disney is not the first to use 3D projection mapping on a cake! Check out this vid Lisa C. sent in, taken back in January of 2013:

 

And for the gamer geeks among us, how about this retro-licious Donkey Kong wedding cake from last August?

(Cake by Christine of Meals for Reals, projection by Posh DJs)

 

This next one uses plain white boxes as a stand-in for the cake, but Highland Media Work's demo reel of possibilities is STUNNING. I can't pick a favorite; there are too many!

You could just have all these patterns cycling through during the reception!

And hey, if any of these designs ever get wrecked, the bakers can just blame the projector. :D

 

Of course, there's a more old-school way to put moving pictures on your cake: zoetropes! I featured a couple ages ago, but here are a few newer creations to hit the interwebz since then:

(By The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory)

I'll admit it: I really wish that center tier wasn't yellow.

 

One more!

(By Julia M Usher)

LOVE those bouncing flowers!

I know this was pretty different for Sweets, but I hope you guys found them all especially moving. ;)
And rest assured we'll be back to non-projected, stationary decorating next week.

Happy Sunday!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Friday
Mar282014

What, No Waffles?

The nation of Belgium is presenting President Obama with a special gift during his visit this week:

The gift... of a cookie.

D'aww.

No, see, it's a really BIG cookie. A GIANT cookie. Five foot four inches, to be exact. And it's going to look just like him!

Oh, hush, Han.

 

Of course, when giving the president of the United States an enormous cookie effigy of himself, obviously a country turns to the very best. And I'm happy to report that the baker specially selected for the task took it very, very seriously:

"The hardest part will be the face," he told the press. "I will have to work on it centimeter per centimeter to work out all the details."

 

Wow. "Centimeter by centimeter?" Break out the world's biggest glass of milk, guys, 'cuz this thing's gonna ROCK!

Oooh, and here it comes now!!

Um...

[wincing] Oooh...

 

AAAAIIEE!

 

Oh.

 

Huh.

So tell us, Mr. President, how do you feel about cupcake cakes?

 

Thanks to Jenna W., who would like to point out that at least they managed to spell his name right.

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