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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 (515)

Sunday
Jul152018

Sunday Sweets Celebrates Parks and Rec

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

(By Jeanne Zubov of St. Petersburgh, featured here.)

If you think I'm going to use this as an excuse to post a bunch of fun cakes and reminisce about Parks & Rec the series, then you are absolutely correct.

 

But first:

"Marta, I'm gonna need two hours' worth of waffles."

(By Lauren Kitchens in Texas)

THIS'LL DO.

 

Besides, when else could I feature an awesome shoe-shine cake?

(By Sweet Ruby Cakes in Australia)

I bet Andy would love that name for his shoe-shine stand, too.

 

You may see a cute pony, but *I* see Li'l Sebastian:

(By Little Aardvark Cakery in Ireland)

::sniff:: SO CUTE.

 

Then there's the man, the myth, the legend:

(By Eat Cake Be Merry in New York)

 

And perhaps his greatest legacy:

(By Cakes Decor member Julia)

ALL the breakfast foods!

 

Believe it or not, someone actually made a Cones of Dunshire cake - and it's awesome!

(By Jam Cakes in Oregon)

It's all about the cones.

 

This reminds me of Leslie's favorite wildflower mural:

(By Yatt's Lil Kitchen in Malaysia)

So gorgeous - and all buttercream! I can't get over those razor sharp edges, wow.

 

Oooh, here's a beauty worthy of Duke Silver himself:

(By Mladman Cakes in Bulgaria)

Best saxophone cake I've ever seen - and yes, the sax is edible!

 

I suppose we should bring it back to this nation's parks, though, since that IS what we're celebrating this month:

(By Christina's Cakery in Michigan, found here.)

I had to double-check that the animals are hand-sculpted; I thought they were store-bought figurines!
Incredible.

 

Well, however you celebrate this month, minions, don't forget to TREAT YO'SELF:

(By Arte Da Ka in Brazil)

Sure, some folks like bubble baths... I'll take the cake. ;)

 

Happy Parks & Recreation Month, and happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Jul082018

Sunday Sweets: Makin' The Best Of This Summer Heat

Ahhhh, summer. You know, there's something about July here in Florida that makes you want to go outside, take a deep breath... and stab the sun right in the face.

Know what I mean?

Fortunately for us, there's now an ADORABLE way to do that:

[Baker unknown, anyone recognize it?]

D'awwww. I love how friendly the sun looks here - not at all like the eye-searing, makeup melting jerk we know he is in real life.

 

So while I'm huddled inside with the A/C cranked, let's look at some more sweet summery cakes, and pretend it's only a balmy 80 degrees outside.

(By Faboo Cakes in Tennessee, featured here)

Look, it's all my favorite kinds of fruit: the CAKE flavored ones!

 

Plus tropical fruits make everything feel more like a vacation. I mean, look at this pineapple print:

(By Cake Heart in Manitoba)

Don't you already feel more relaxed?

 

I just realized what that pattern reminds me of: remember when I went to Disney's Dapper Day a few months ago?

Pineapple suit!

Ok, back to cake.

For those who prefer ice cream on a hot summer day, how about this giant one?

(By Michael Almeida in Portugal)

I love the twist of using flowers in the cone! Plus I want to gnaw on one of those chocolate drips.

Nomz.

 

Speaking of flowers, these sweet pastels make the perfect summer wedding cake:

(By Lynette Brandl in London)

SO PRETTY.

 

And if that's the wedding cake, then you hope to get these at the reception:

(By Slywia Sobiegraj in Ireland)

Yes, I have a pineapple theme going today. Not even sorry.

 

Now let's throw in a pretty flamingo for good measure:

(By Cottontail Cake Studio in the Philippines)

Swooning! This almost makes me forgive the flamingo that tried to eat my face in the Bahamas.
Almost.

 

Now back to cute fruit:

(By Darcey Oliver, now Sugar Street Studios in the UK)

Everything's cuter with Kawaii faces on it. FACT.

 

And finally, a watercolor wonder that's truly... [sunglasses]... ONE IN A MELON:

(By Erica O'Brien in Connecticut)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay cool out there!

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