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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.

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- Jen

Entries in Sunday Sweets (532)

Sunday
Nov112018

Sunday Sweets Falls For Fall

While I fully embrace early Christmas decorations, let's be real: it's still Fall, and I really, really, really love orange.

[By Cherry Blossom Cakes in England]

[whispering] It's so beautifuuuul.

 

Not to mention we don't get all the pretty leaves changing here in Florida - much less the cooler weather - so I've got to find ways to celebrate Fall everywhere I can.

[By Sue of IC Sugar in Australia]

Ohh, plus a Disney tie-in? BONUS.

 

There's so much to love in this one:

[By Dragons & Daffodils Cakes in Wales]

The top looks like a glowing candle! Plus the nearly-bare branch topper, the leafy frame, and the ombre orange bottom? YASSS.

 

Loving the peek-a-boo scene in this one:

[By Magical Edible Art in British Columbia]

 

And here comes the rare exception to my "no naked cakes" rule:

[I can't find the baker - help?]

This could almost bring me around on naked cakes, y'all. :D I like how the bottom looks like a giant whoopie pie - and all those leaves and acorns!

 

You don't see many grays or pale blues in Fall designs, which is a shame, because look how pretty:

[By Angela Penta Cakes in Italy]

The orange really pops with this! Plus those Wonderland checkerboards have me swooning.

 

Proof that we need more purples and bright yellows with our orange cakes:

[By May Bakes Cakes in the UK]

Right? Those flowers bring the whole thing together and make it sing.

 

Speaking of flowers, here come my favorite kind:

[By Maria Valjuk, but I can't find her website. Anyone know it?]

ORANGE POPPIES. Heaven, you guys. Heaven.

 

Detouring from orange for a moment to show you one of the prettiest non-traditional Fall cakes I've found:

[By Magical Edible Art in British Columbia]

Those textures! Wood and rope and a sweet tarnished padlock, plus a peek-a-boo bear? It's just all so good.

 

And finally, back to orange with this incredible gravity-defyer:

[By Have Some Cake in the UK]

Gorgeous.

 

I hope you all enjoyed, and are having a lovely Fall weekend! Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Nov042018

Sunday Sweets Goes To A New Dimension!

One of my favorite things about cake art is how it can bridge the gap between 2D and 3D. I absolutely love it when bakers fool me, like this:

[By Moli Cakes in Slovakia]

Check it out: the rose stem is only painted on the bottom, but transitions to a real one on top! In fact, all the flowers here are 3D.

 

I can't get enough of this technique; adding in little sculpted touches like that gives a traditional cake so much more dimension! Look how this dress flows down the tiers, and how the bouquet stands out:

[By Good Gosh Ganache in Texas]

 

Or how about this steamy stunner:

[By Cakes By Julie]

I could swear that smoke is moving! And the flattened perspective on the train? AMAZEBALLS.

 

Even a thickened "paint" look can trick the eye:

[By Claudia Prati in Italy]

Makes you want to reach out and touch it, right? Right before shoving your whole face in? :D

 

Here's a clever use of sugar cookies:

[By Hunny Danny Cake in Moscow]

I love cookie decorations like this! It's almost like a layered paper cutting, or an edible scrapbook page.

 

Another example:

[By Love Cookies & Art by Andrea Costoya in Brazil]

Check out that sword balancing on the edge. So good.

 

A big bunch of bubblegum balloons:

[By Tastefully Yours Cake Art in Australia]

 

And check out how the sculpted pumpkins on this middle tier add to the illusion, so you just want to fall into that big blue sky:

[By Viva La Buttercream in California]

Let's also stop to appreciate the fact that that is ALL BUTTERCREAM, gang. Whaaaaaat.

 

This beauty almost broke my brain:

[By Elena Gnut Cake in Russia]

How clever is that painting, so you feel like you're looking IN to the cake? And that sculpted finial is the perfect cherry on top.

 

And finally, for the best day ever, check out this sweet Rapunzel:

[By My Cake - Natalia Casaballe in Argentina]

That braid is the stuff that cakey dreams are made of!

 

Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!

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