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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 Sunday Sweets (437)

Sunday
Jan152017

Sunday Sweets: WINTER HAS COME

I live in Florida for a few reasons, my friends, none of which include having to wear two pairs of pants and 6 layers of sweaters. Indoors.

Yes, it's a frigid 67 degrees F in my office right now, and yes, I am a pansy. That's why I live in Florida. (See? Full circle.)

Anyway, if anything will make these frigid conditions bearable, it's a) my electric blanket, and b) some pretty winter cakes.

SO LET'S DO THIS.

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)

Shining, shimmering, splendid! And Aladdin quotes aside, that misty forest silhouette is positively dreamy.

 

(By CakesDecor member Alina Vaganova)

It says something when you start to daydream about wearing the fondant mittens. But seriously, how cute are these??

 

 (By Sainte G. Cake Company)

These soft watercolors are perfection. And did you notice the oh-so-subtle color stripe on top?

 

Ermergersh, you guys. Er. MERGERSH. Look!

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

Squeeee!
I love how the narwhal looks like he's policing the penguin. Like, "One at a time, now, no rough-housing!" And do you see the penguin covering its eyes? Ack! SO CUTE.

 

More icy elegance:

(By Victoria Made)

It's like a fire made of icicles, or a feathery column of smoke! Now, raise your hand if you want to see how they cut it. [raises hand]

 

Oooh, and here's an Aurora Borealis... in cake!

(By Oakleaf Cakes)

Gorgeous!

 

More cuteness for those planning a baby shower this winter:

(By McGreevy Cakes)

I really like the lime green and gray combo.

 

This one looks like a porcelain painting:

(By N. Josefsen via Flickr)

You almost expect it to light up from the inside, right?

 

Ok, I know, I KNOW - this next one is undeniably Christmassy. But look!

(By Clairelle Cakes)

Pastel sparkly prettiness!

And the deer kind of look like patronuses from Harry Potter, so, you know... BONUS.

 

I saved the best for last, though.

BEHOLD! It's me, in cake form!

(By Sweet Obsessions Cake Co.)

Just add about 5 layers of sweaters on top. :D

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay warm out there!

*****

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Sunday
Jan082017

Sunday Sweets Goes Geek - Again!

It's been far too long since we drooled over geeky weddings, you guys. LET'S FIX THAT.

(By Cakes By Kayleigh)

At first I thought this was just a Doctor Who/Star Wars mashup, but look closer: there's also a Stargate, Serenity from Firefly, the Enterprise, a pokéball, and Link's sword! (Did I miss anything?)

 

For the classic video game fans:

(By Aux TROIS petits cochons)

D'aww. Digging the arcade buttons on the cake board!

 

Oooh, and here's the prettiest Settlers of Catan cake I've ever seen:

(By The Cake Whisperer)

With little bride and groom sheep! Ah! I DIE FROM TEH CUTE.

 

Maybe you're more of a Game of Thrones person:

(By Tastefully Yours Cake Art)

In that case, any way you slice it, you'll definitely have enough swords.

 

How about a Dark Knight for your big day?

(By Star Cakes)

Ok, so this MAY not be a wedding cake. But in my defense: PREEETTTTTY.

 

I think you all know the way to my heart, though:

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)

With sparkly steampunk, of course!

This design reminds me of the new Toothsome Chocolate Emporium here in Orlando - aka, the prettiest steampunk chocolate factory ever. Like this cake, it's shiny and colorful as opposed to rusty and grungy. (I took ALL the photos if you want to see.)

 

Here comes another epic mashup:

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

WOW.

Sharyn and I were bemoaning the fact that we had to pick just ONE Black Cherry cake to post this week. They are THE source for fabulous geek designs, you guys. So good. Who else could put together Miyazaki, Bleach, Supernatural, and Star Wars this seamlessly?

 

Oh! And speaking of fandoms that go together, have you heard of SuperWhoLock?

(By The London Baker)

That's Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock. (See the smiley on the TARDIS? And the 221B?)

 

This next one may not be a specific fandom, but, um, space is geeky, right?

(By Le Sucre au Four)

Besides, how cute is that rocket ship?? SQUEE! I love the smoke trail!

 

And finally, friends, Romans, Dizgeeks... BEHOLD.

(By Crumb.s)

The most beautiful Beauty and the Beast cake yet! I believe that's entirely hand-painted, and I can't get over how vivid the colors are. So perfect!

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope these cakes helped make it extra Sweet.

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