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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 (431)

Sunday
Dec042016

Sunday Sweets: Hand in the Cookie Jar 

It's National Cookie Day!

Let's celebrate it by taking a look at some wonderful cookies.

 

We'll start with a cookie of Cookie Monster eating a cookie.
(It's like Muppet Inception.)

(By Raspberri Cupcakes)

Cookie Monster's a macaron, a meringue-based, filled cookie that's crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, currently made in every possible shape, flavor and color.

Like...
(drum roll, please...)

 

Disney Tsum Tsums!
[swoon]

(By Le Sucre de Patisserie)

Honestly, I don't know whether I should eat them or adopt them, but I DO know someone better give me tsum soon!

 

Of course, macarons are just one kind of cookie.

I found so many fabulous cookies, it was really hard to choose which ones to feature.

Really. Hard.

You see, there are cookies that look like they ought to be framed:

(By Cookie Connection member Sugar Pearls Cakes and Bakes)

 

Cookies that look like sliced rocks;

(By Cup My Cakez)

 

And cookies so cute you can't see the forest for the squees.

(By Sugar Coma Cookies)

 

You can get cookie puzzles...

(By Yankee Girl Yummies)

(I guess you'd start eating the edges and corners first, right?)

 

...and gingerbread cookie wedding "cakes."

(By Julia M. Usher)

(There's a tutorial. Are you feeling adventurous?)

 

And I don't know about you guys, but I want to plant this and see if it grows.

(By Sugarbliss Cookies)

Those succulents just look so... so... succulent.

 

Of course, if desert plants aren't your thing, how about a beautiful "needlepoint" heart?

(By Cookie Connection member Teresa Pekul)

Even the "mesh" is hand-piped!

 

For those who dream of adventure, here's the "Traveling Girl," inspired by a handmade doll.

(By CakesDecor member The Cookie Lab)

Don't you want to tag along, or at least meet her tailor?

 

You know, there are so many great cookies, I could just keep adding more and more.

Still, I guess it would probably be wise to stop.

(By Sword's Sugars)

What? You want one more? Well, WHO am I to deny you?
(Owl pay for that pun later, won't I?)

 

OK. I could never say no to you guys...

Let's end with this gorgeous cookie, shall we?

(By Mézesmanna)

Everything is piped freehand, with no stencils.
(Here's a link to a comparison of the cookie and the tablecloth that inspired it.)

 

I hope we've inspired you to have some cookies for National Cookie Day!

Have a Sweet day!

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Sunday
Nov272016

Enough Shopping, Let's Have Some Sweets!

"Get your gift shopping done on Black Friday," they said.

"It'll be fun!" they said.

So you set ALL the alarms...

(By Sweet Sugarbelle)

...because early is HARD. I get it.

 

You grabbed a nutritious breakfast,

(By The Sugar Syndicate, now closed)

...then headed out the door.

 

And you were a shopping machine, snapping up deals, crossing names off your list!

(By Pink Cake Box)

 

But now it's two days later, and you've officially - what's that phrase?

Oh, yeah.

HIT A WALL.

(By Jessica Harris Cake Design)

Hey, that's OK!

You got a LOT done this weekend, so now it's YOU time.

 

First, why not take some aspirin for that headache?

(By I Heart Sprinkles Cookies)

I hear sprinkles help them go down easier.

 

Maybe you should soothe those muscles in a warm tub.

(By Andrea's SweetCakes via Flickr)

Come on, you know you love rubber ducks.

 

Then how about a quick nap?

(By Sylvania Cakes - Exeter via Flickr)

Didn't that help?

 

Ooh, now grab yourself a glass of wine.

(Created by Connor Jackson, for Craftsy)

Or, sure, two glasses of wine - plus some snacks.

 

Wait, is there pie? Grab that, too.

(By Laura Loukaides Cakes)

I meant just a slice, but hey, whatever works.

 

Now, get settled in for a quiet evening on the couch.

(By Catherine's Cakery - no longer in business, links to her Pinterest page)

Ooh, skittles. Good idea.

 

There, now. Don't you feel better?

Go on, shoot us a selfie, so we can see that restored twinkle in your eyes!

(By Crazy sweets)

[gasp]

Uh, WOW. I mean, uh, it's just... you take my breath away.

Really.
[pause]

Maybe next year you should consider online shopping.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you had a nice, restful weekend!

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