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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 (294)

Sunday
Apr202014

Sunday Sweets: April Showers

If you're looking for Easter Sweets, where ya been? Don't you know I posted those LAST week?

Here, go see. I'll wait. [tapping toe]

All caught up? Ready for more? EXCELLENT.

So today, I figured I'd feature some Sweet baby shower cakes. Because that's almost kind of related to Easter, but not really.

Ah, and look! The perfect segue!

(By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

Peter Rabbit!

As lovely as all that handpainting is, I gotta say, the bunting and soft stripes are my favorite. Pretty as porcelain.

 

You guys know I'm pretty wary of gender reveal cakes, just because of their potential for hilarious-yet-tasty-disaster. That said, if you're gonna do it, go with this one:

(By Cuteology Cakes)

So. Cute. I love the bright zingy colors.

 

This next cake is full of Win...nie:

(By Little Cherry Cake Co.)

...the Pooh, that is. :)
And I think I speak for us all when I say getting this cake would be no bother.

 

From one adorable bear to another:

(By She Likes Surprises)

He looks like a well-loved toy from a black-and-white movie; only the nose gives him away. And how great is that buttercream "fur?"

 

A little birdie told me you guys are gonna love this cake:

(By Atelié Allessandra Caldeira)

And that blue bird! I'm all atwitter!

 

This white stencil over watercolor pastels is one of my new favorite things:

(By Oh Sugar! and photo by Shutterly Sweet Photography)

Those colors!

 

Remember those terrible mustache cakes from last week? Well take note, bakers: THIS is how you make a sweet hipster cake:

(By Cake Central user rebbateman)

The chevrons! The argyle! The suspenders and bow tie!!

 

I'm not sure if this is Babar the Elephant, or just a royal superhero elephant:

(By Studio Cake)

Either way, I'm smitten with his little cape and pennant.

 

Can you ever have too many adorable bears? Let's find out:

(By Tessa Tina)

NOPE.

That nubby "fur" texture is amaaaazing. Not to mention the little sugar bicycle!

 

Of course, you don't always need lots of detail; sometimes a simple design with one fabulous sugar topper will do:

(By Cake Central user Bengals)

That sprinkle coating perfect! And here's hoping that adorable Heffalump is now decorating some lucky boy or girl's nursery.

 

And finally, I am positively fawning over this dish of retro kitsch:

(By Corrie Cakes)

WANT. And LOVE.
WANT AND LOVE.

I will now sit here and coo over those teensy butterflies, the handpainted deer, the floral swag, and all the bright yellows and teals and pinks. MMMMM. So good.

 

Hope your Easter Sunday is as bright and sweet as these cakes!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Sunday
Apr132014

Sunday Sweets: Early Easter

I know a lot of you like to make your own Easter cakes, so I thought I'd post Easter Sweets a week early this year, you know, for inspiration. [jazz hands]

Plus, I even managed to find a few Sweets we mere mortals can make, like this super-simple but oh-so-pretty Robin's Egg number:

(By The Cake Blog)

Hit that link for the step-by-step tutorial!

 

Or how about this fun and fondant-free beauty?

(By Hanielas)

I love the design - the polka-dotted bunny cookie! - and I adore those colors. It's just so gosh-darn cheerful.

 

Higher up on the skill level, but I bet a lot of you could really dig in to this bunny cake:

(By CakeCentral member SeptBabyMom)

One of the best bunny butt cakes I've seen - and how is it possible to make a carrot that cute?

 

You're probably expecting one of those traditional lamb cakes now, but after extensive research I've determined even the pros can't make them look all that great. ("Shredded coconut sheep dogs for everyone!!")

So instead, how 'bout this cutie?

(By Cake Central member JankaT)

The swirly "fur" is the best.

 

And now on to more Sweets I don't have a prayer of replicating - but that'll never stop me from dreaming & drooling, man!

(By Vanilla Cake Boutique)

It's all about that bow. And the frilly ribbon around the egg. And the teal and baby pink. Mmmm.

 

Can't decide between a bunny cake and an egg cake? Then how about both?

(By Royal Bakery)

EGGS-ELLENT.

 

These gilded sugar flowers are the prettiest pack of pastel pansies I've ever, er ... peered at:

(By Dollymix Cupcakes)

Perfection!

 

Of course you can never have just two bunny cakes, though; they tend to multiply like... well, you know. (Dry cleaner hangers.)

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

See, why can't cake rabbits multiply like rabbits? I'd take two dozen of this cutie!

 

And if you tossed in a bunch of these Tickled Buns, too, I wouldn't complain:

(By Sogni di Zucchero)

Lookit dat face! What do you think bunny giggles sound like? I bet it's a mixture of hedgehog hiccups and squeaky frog squeaks, myself. (Yes, I have put some thought into this - why do you ask?)

 

If I saw this next cake sitting somewhere unprotected, I'd be hard pressed not to grab the top tier and make a run for it:

(By Cecile Crabot)

I mean, the whole thing is fabulous, but that egg house? ADORBZ.

 

I remember getting a new pastel dress each year for Easter - one time with a big white sun bonnet, even, uhthankyouverramuch - and this last cake is like all those frilly dresses and bonnets and lace-trimmed socks all magically mixed together:

(By Nana & Nana Cakes, tutorial here)

LOVE.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to sit here and sigh dreamily for a bit. Mmmm.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! And as always, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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