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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 (388)

Sunday
Feb072016

Superb Owl Sunday Sweets

As I'm sure most of you know, it's Super Bowl Sunday. To those of us who aren't fans of sportsball, though, it's Superb Owl Sunday.

Our day has less cheering, sure, but what it lacks in beer and hot wings it more than makes up for with adorable cakes:

(By Little Boutique Bakery)

Like this!

 

Or this:

(By Couture Di Sucru)

 

I like how this one uses piped buttercream to mimic the texture of wood grain:

(By You've Been Cupcaked)

Also, baby owl. 'Nuff said.

 

Here's one that's ALL buttercream - no fondant!

(By White Flower Cake Shoppe)

Just to remind you guys that it CAN be done.

 

Love the colors on this one:

(By Fat Cakes Design)

Plus the way the branch wraps around the two tiers.

 

Check out the detail in these feathers:

(By Cake Crumbs)

Ahh-mazing.

 

Who else needs these owl wedding toppers?

(By Delicut Cakes)

And though it's not necessarily owl-related, I'm digging all the great textures on each tier.

 

It turns out owls are PERFECT for baby shower cakes:

(By Ann-Maries Cakes)

Right?

 

I like how this tree adds a 3D element:

(By Dream Cakes By Robyn)

 

Of course, I have to include the world's most magical owl:

(By Delectable Cakes)

Hedwig!!

Who looks surprisingly cute in Harry's glasses.

 

And finally, a dramatic cutie with wafer paper feathers:

(By The Cake Tin)

Ah! SO GOOD.

 

Happy Superb Owl Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Jan312016

Sunday Sweets Inspired By The Red Carpet!

Ever see a wedding cake modeled after the bride's dress?

(By Sugarland)

SO COOL.

 

In fact, fashion-inspired cakes are a Sweet new trend, from celebrity red carpet looks:

(By Zorica's Cake Art)

 

To runway fashions!

(By Cake Mistress)

 

I love that bakers pair their creations with the inspiration photo, so we can see how they interpreted the design.

(By Art Cakes Prague)

Not to mention the added bonus of seeing fabulous dresses. :D

 

That said, I don't have an inspiration photo for this next one; I just reeeeallly like it:

(By Jeanne Winslow Cake Design)

You can tell it's also modeled after a sari, though; look at that perfect draping!

 

Here's another:

(By Beau Petit Cupcakes)

It's amazing how the cake captures the overall feel of the outfit without copying it exactly.

 

Of course, some designs follow much closer than others:

(By Floral Cakes By Jessica MV)

That feather texture is awesome!

 

These, too:

(By CooCakeCachoo)

Not to mention that oh-so-intricate beading in the middle, and the ruching on top.

 

This one just makes me happy:

(By Sweet ObsesShan)

Fantastic lace, hand-painted colors, and I like how the swag on top echoes the off-the-shoulder neckline.

 

Ah, now THIS one made my jaw drop:

(By Cake Mistress)

That jagged texture on the cake is STUNNING, like an art sculpture! And then with the floral swag floating off the top tier, and the sparkles? Amazing. I haven't seen a design this creative in ages.

 

And finally, a masterpiece of edible sequins that someone will have to explain to me:

(By Cake Heart)

How did they do that?

Of course, like with a magic trick, I'm ok not knowing. It's enough to sit here and marvel. (Or drool, as the case may be.)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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