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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 (481)

Sunday
Nov192017

Sunday Sweets: Fall Fling

It's that time of year when trees put on their most colorful finery,

(By My Cake School)

 

...and then dramatically drop it all off again.

(By Incredible Art)

 

Our lawns become a technicolor playground,

(By Sweet Art Lab)

 

While inside everyone's decorating with rich golds and reds and orange to match:

(By Custom Cakes By Albena)

 

Even though the days aren't TOO cold,

(By Gateau Delice)

...it's still nice to break out the sweaters and thick knit socks.

 

Especially during trips to the pumpkin patch!

(By Il Profumo delle Fragole)

Dingdingding! We have a winner!

 

It's a good idea to buy an extra pumpkin (or six) for carving.

(By Madhouse Bakes)

 

And don't you love how much easier it is to find caramel apples now?

(By Andrea's Sweet Cakes)

That's always a good thing.

 

Scarecrows can finally rest their arms,

(By The Clever Little Cupcake Company)

 

While the rest of us stock up on bear necessities and fight the urge to hibernate.

(By Gloria Cakes)

 

So, before I stock up on chocolate and plan a Fall nap, let me just wish you all:

Happy Fall!

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Sunday
Nov122017

Sunday Sweets Goes Art Deco... Again!

From Flapper dresses to Big Band jazz to Art Deco architecture, nothing says "style" quite like the Roaring Twenties.

(By Sarah Jones)

Look at that gilded perfection! LOOK AT IT.

 

And check out this sweet flapper girl!

(By Kidacity)

Love that feathered headband topper.

 

This one reminds me of delicate chandelier earrings:

(By Gia's Cakes)

 

And this one, sleek silk gowns from Downton Abbey:

(By Sugarpot)

 

Here's a mod silhouette style:

(By Cake Lovers, but I can't find the right website for them. Help?)

I actually have a hat like that, and could never quite pull it off. Maybe if I paired it with long pearls...

 

You know those fancy Deco dinner clubs in the movies, the kind with full jazz bands and dance floors? That's what I see here:

(By Diane Custom Cake Studios)

You can almost hear the brass section announcing dessert. :)

 

Another gilded beauty:

(By Sara Elizabeth Cakes)

 

And a simple, clean style with some stunning Art Deco imagery:

(By Zahari)

I'm already swooning over the art, but those 3D rolled flowers in her skirt? GENIUS.

 

Another clever mix of 2D and 3D on this handpainted flapper girl:

(By Crumbs)

Check out the fringe on her dress! And the hand piped pearls!

 

Some incredible techniques in this next one:

(By Sweet Heather Anne, featured here)

From the delicate petals at the base, to the baffling hexagonal pink ombre (how DID they do that??) to those swags of lace near the top, this cake is a true showcase of Things Jen Could Never Do.

 

Here's a more modern, subtle homage to the flapper dress... with FEATHERS.

(By Zoe Clark Cakes)

Oooooh. Aaaaaah.
I want to pet it.

 

And finally, a Great Gatsby inspired beauty with too many fab details to mention:

(By Three Women and an Oven)

That creamy palette is just lovely, and I'm digging the bunches of pearls. So Sweet!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

(P.S. Can't get enough Art Deco goodness? Then see more Deco Sweets I've featured here.)

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