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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 (542)

Sunday
Jan202019

Sunday Sweets: COOKIES!!

We all love cake best here, of course, but have you noticed how cookies have started going 3D?

(By Modesta's Rainbow, Russia)

It's a whole 'nother dimension of sugary goodness!! And I approve.

 

Besides, who could resist a pastel rainbow of stand mixers?

(By 1 Fine Cookie, video tutorial at the link)

I want to fill those little cookie mixing bowls with sweet cream, then eat one whole with one big CHOMP.

 

Speaking of chomping: Beware, for here there be dragons:

Cookie dragons!

(By Lucky Penny Cookies, no longer in business)

This reminds me of a laser-cut wood puzzle - and that piping work is phenomenal.

 

You already know how I feel about the dreaded cupcake cake (ptooie!), but cookies? COOKIES TOTALLY WORK:

(By Rocking Horse Sugar Decor, Idaho)

See? Gorgeous and fun and no sticky icing all over your hands. I'm especially loving this design and colors; it's just so HAPPY, and each cookie is a pretty piece all on its own.

 

You're not going to believe this, but these baby rattles are actual rattles:

(By Julia M. Usher, video tutorial here.)

They're made of cookies, and filled with candy! So you could use them as gender-reveal cookies.

Seriously, my mind? Blown. Just look at all that piping detail!

 

Next we've got a starry pastel dreamland that has my inner 8-year-old squealing:

(By Sugar Cat, Taiwan)

Eeee! SO CUTE.

 

Here's one for confused cake lovers:

(By Zoe Clark Cakes, Australia)

Cookies that look like mini cakes! D'awwwww.

 

Confession Time: I find this frog cookie absolutely ribbeting:

(By Sweetopia, tutorial at the link)

Those sugar gem water droplets are so clever, love that extra sparkle.

 

Here comes another cookie... mosaic? Cookie puzzle?

(By Melissa Joy Fanciful Cookies, Wisconsin)

Whatever you call it, I'm digging the puzzle-piece effect, and how you can stack them to make a pretty centerpiece.

 

And finally, the sweetest little fairy houses:

(By De Koekenbakkers, The Netherlands)

I couldn't eat this; I'd want to wear it on my sweater like a fancy fairy pin. Or I'd put it on my desk so I could stare at it all day. Mmmmm.

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope these made you smile!

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Sunday
Jan132019

Sunday Sweets: 10 Fortnite Cakes You Will Crave FORTNIGHTLY

If you're into video games - or have kids who are - then odds are you know about Fortnite. Personally I've been resisting its siren-like call for some time now, but once I spotted that rainbow llama stick at Spirit Halloween last year, I knew I was a goner.

The llama stick looked like this, btw:

(By Cakes Step By Step, hit the link for the video tutorial)

Except this one is CAKE. (Eeee!) Still, you can see why I was intrigued; this is possibly the greatest video game accessory/weapon of all time.

 

I haven't actually played Fortnite myself yet, but I have friends who do (yes, ADULT friends, don't look at us like that) and I am ready. for. this.

But first, here come more cakes you will crave... FORTNIGHTLY.

(By How To Cook That - and you can watch her video tutorial here!)

Ohh, smoking treasure chest! Those are gingerbread planks covering a cake base, and I love the big cartoony proportions, so fun.

 

This hand-painted beauty practically glows:

(By Daruj Tortu, Slovakia)

And dig that perfect sugar chain at the bottom edge.

 

There are drop boxes of supplies in the game lowered by balloon, which are perfect for cake-ifying:

(By Vivienne Jeal of Pembury, Kent)

That cell-shading is SO GOOD. And a square cake is almost doable by us mere mortals!

 

The Battle Bus, med kits, a llama pinata - you know, the usual:

(By Cakes By Becca Greenville)

::grabs llama pinata and runs::

 

If you're not into the llama thing so much, there's also this option:

(By Chace's Cakes & Catering, Florida)

Which brings a whole new, spectacular meaning to "bite the bullet." Mmmm. Don't mind if I do.

 

If there's one thing I know about Fortnite, it's that it doesn't matter who wins or loses. What matters is how cool your outfit is:

(By Mis Cosa Preciosas, Spain)

Dibs on Care Bear guy.

 

(By Mis Cosa Preciosas, Spain)

I will also accept Tomato Head.

 

Ohh, this one dropped my jaw right down to the keyboard:

(By Cookie Vonster, Canada)

Those details are all hand-piped on cookies, and WOW.

Hang on, you've gotta see this closer:

Awe. Struck. That's me.

 

And finally, let's get back to my favorite part: the llama.

I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

 

But wait, there's more! This llama pinata really DOES have candy inside!

(By Sugar High Score, hit that link for free templates *and* the video tutorial!)

AAAAAAA!! Ok, I don't care that I haven't played yet and have zero context for this; I'm still gonna need this cake. :D

 

And one final bonus goodie: I never ever do this, but as I was writing today's post two of my friends debuted their new t-shirt design, and it's too perfect to not share:

Yaaaas. Not sponsored or anything, and in fact they have no idea I'm doing this, which makes it more fun. Anyway, you can grab one - and support two awesome artists - right here.

 

Happy Sunday!

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