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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 (446)

Sunday
Mar192017

Sunday Sweets: Beauty And The Best Cakes

It's opening weekend for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, so guess what I've got for you today!

That's right, cakes from the animated version!

(By Sugar & Spice)

Woot woot!

 

Don't get me wrong, peeps, Emma Watson is amazing. Nothin' but love there. However, CGI furniture-people just can't compete with this adorableness:

(By Zoe's Fancy Cakes)

Right? And like Cogsworth says, "If it's not Baroque, don't fix it."

 

Don't worry, though; you can still love the new movie. I've decided to allow it. ;)

In fact, I even have cakes that work for either version:

(By Flying Bat Beaver)

Like this prettiness inspired by Belle's dress!

 

Or how about this "glass dome" over the famous rose?

SO COOL.

And look at the other side!

(By Koalipops, video here)

EEEEE!!

 

Here's another beauty based on Belle's dress:

(By Sylvia Castaneda)

Talk about swag! I think this is my favorite today: sweet, simple perfection.

 

Although this little Chip and Mrs. Potts are charming to a tea:

(By Fatto di Zucchero)

 

Anyone out there love The Enchanted Christmas?

(By Giada's Cakes)

D'aww. Beast's expression is everything here. And I'm digging those snowy pine cones at the bottom.

 

Now here's a cake that really shines:

(By It's All About The Cake)

Tell me you don't want to steal that rose topper. And Mrs. Potts. And Chip. And the whole cake.

 

Of course we can't have Beauty and the Beast Sweets without an epic wedding cake, so...

(By Walt Disney World Resorts)

BEHOLD!

Those metallic gold drapes are blowing my mind. And the soft damask pattern is just right.

 

Now one more castle cake, this time with more stunning stained glass:

(By Karen Anne Cakes)

Now that's a beauty.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Be sure to tell me what you thought of the new movie in the comments, if you've seen it; I'm still debating braving the opening week crowds!

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Sunday
Mar122017

Sunday Sweets: 10 Kids' Cakes The Adults Will Want, Too

John's been on a baking kick lately, so I've just had strawberry cake for breakfast, minions. Not pancakes, mind you, or donuts or muffins are other socially acceptable morning desserts. I'm talking homemade-buttercream-slathered, jam-filled, multi-tiered CAKE. With strawberry roses on top.

Back off, ladies and gents, this one's MINE.
(And John's taken, too.)

Just to drive the point home, here's a picture of me, defending my breakfast:

(By J'adore Sweets)

OH SNAP.

 

So before this sugar buzz wears off, let me take you through some of my favorite character cakes. And since I usually focus on popular movie or show characters, let's mix things up with some non-copyright cuties, like these:

(By Dolcemente Sheila)

Because how sweet is this furry trio? (Go, Ninja Cat, go!)

 

Or how about this for a swim party:

(By Sweet Mary's)

I've had this in my "to-post" folder for ages. I'm just so impressed by the design; the kids really look 3D!

 

I give horse cakes a rough time during the week - and with good reason - but here's an example of how they SHOULD be done:

(By Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School)

Perfection! I'm a big fan of cartoony animal cakes; it helps to be reminded it's not the real thing come slicing-and-dicing time.

 

Of course, now I'm going to immediately contradict myself by showing you the most ADORABLE, realistic, baby elephant cake:

(By Mr. Sprinkles)

I'm melting. MELTING. Look at those feet!

 

Next I'll break today's "no copyrighted characters" rule (it was really more of a "guideline"), because it's not like I can NOT show you this incredible Tamatoa cake from Moana, right?

(By Ashlee Marie)

Sing it with me, now: "He's so SHINE-AYYY!"

(FUN NON-CAKE RELATED FACT: Did you hear Disney hid Aladdin's golden lamp on Tamatoa's back? Yay Easter eggs!)

 

And while I'm breaking the rules/guidelines, anyone else consider Rainbow Unicorn Pusheen the BEST Pusheen?

(By Laura Loukaides)

I want to hug it and squeeze it and maybe bite its little paws off.

 

I have a feeling little Joa here got along with his birthday cake like a house on a fire:

(By Cherry Red Cake)

And can we talk about those perfectly shaded flames? And the oh-so-subtle "smoke"? And how that water hose does NOT look like the wreck every one of you old-school Wreckies are thinking of right now?

 

Have you heard of Shopkins? I don't fully understand them, but they're these little collectible toys popping up in check-out lines and toy departments everywhere, and I'm fighting a hard battle against being sucked in to the cuteness:

(By De la Creme Creative Studio)

I mean, c'mon. Have you ever seen a more lovable lipstick? And those little gold shoes! Hee!

 

I was talking this week over on Epbot about how we adults should never be ashamed of liking "kid stuff," and one of the commenters, Gwyn, said something fabulous:

"I am not having a mid-life crisis, I am having a second childhood, only this time I have more money and access to alcohol."

YES.

And hey, Gwyn? I found you an equally fabulous cake:

(By Faye Cayhill)

A Cute Cartoon Cactus With Booze, because we're adults and we can, dangit.

Just like eating strawberry cake for breakfast.

And maybe lunch.

WHAT.

 

Hope your week is as sweet as my morning's been, peeps! Happy Sunday!

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