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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 (424)


Sunday Sweets Would Like A Word

It's National Dictionary Day, folks, so what better way to use our words than with beautiful cakes?

After all, cakes can say so much.


They can talk about what's important:

(By Mea Sculpture Cake Design)


Share what's in your heart:

(By Nashville Sweets)


...and do it in any language!

(By Le Dolci)

(My love language is cake. WHAT.)


Maybe it's your favorite saying:

(By Queen City Bakeshop)


Or a snippet of poetry:

(By M Cakes Sweets)


Or a favorite childhood story:

(By Sugar and Spice)


Maybe you know all you really need:

(By Mely's Cake Design)


Or you want to get dramatic with a single letter:

(By Mark Joseph Cakes)


And if you can't choose just one word (or two or ten)?

(By Chatter Cakes)

This works.


In fact, sometimes there's nothing more beautiful than blocks of handwritten text:

(By Lovely Cakes)


Look how romantic with all these great textures:

(By Yuma Couture Cakes)

Feathers and stone. I like it.


But let's end with something seasonally appropriate: an homage to Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas:

(By Cupcakes By Louise)

For it is plain to see,
These cakes are Sweet as they can be!


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Sunday Sweets Takes A Liking For Vikings

It's Leif Erickson Day, time to celebrate one of the world's best-known Vikings!

(By Sweet Delisse)

Of course, *I* don't know much about Leif Erickson, so I'm going to get a little help from our old friend, the Internet.


Let's see...
There once was a Viking named Eric the Red. He probably looked something like this:

(By Sassa's Bespoke Cakes)


Eric had a son named Leif, who turned out to be a good sailor.

(By Suijker Fabriek)

It helps when you start them young.


When Leif's father was banished from Iceland, they hopped a boat...

(By Debbie Does Cakes)

...and headed to Greenland.


It was while he was in Greenland that Leif and his family learned how to train dragons.

(By Richard's Cakes)

Um... wait... is that right?

[furious clicking]
OK, forget that last bit. And remember, don't believe everything you read on the Internet, kids.
(Great cake, though, right?)


Anyway... Leif sailed on many voyages.

(By Sugar and Spice)


Eventually, he got restless and sailed off to find a far-off land he'd heard about, 600 arduous miles away.

(By The Evil Plankton on DeviantArt)


(You have to see the back, too. The bubbles are hand-blown sugar!)

Leif is believed to have found the New World 500 years before Columbus.


Leif Erickson Day sailed onto the national calendar in 1964.

(By Titia McLuckie for American Cake Decorating)


Thereby raising public awareness of Viking culture enough to inspire a TV show in 2013:

(By Bitchin' Bakes)


...not to mention its fair share of adorable birthday party themes:

(By Moxi)


So, Happy Leif Erickson Day, everyone!

(By Tarts De Sande)

May the horns on your hat never fall out.


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