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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 (494)

Sunday
Nov032013

Sunday Sweets: Dia de los Muertos

You may think Halloween marked the end of all the fun, but not if you celebrate Dia de los Muertos!

(By Ashlee Trotter)

Yep, Day of the Dead actually spans three days, which just wrapped yesterday - but we're extending it through today, so you still get to feast your eyes on all this Sweetness.

 

Probably best known for its colorful sugar skulls, Day of the Dead is a celebration of loved ones who have passed on:

(By Vale Cooking and Fun)

Traditions vary around the world, but this is very much a time of joyful remembrance, full of color, laughter, and good food.

 

Of course, all those bright colors and gorgeous designs make Day of the Dead a popular theme for more than just Dia de los Muertos:

(By Fabricake)

 

In fact, Day of the Dead wedding cakes are really popular:

Found here, and created by Choccywoccydoodah

 

Here the traditional skull-and-crossbones gets a colorful makeover:

(By Bobbette and Belle)

 

While this sugar skull gets a sweet mosaic treatment:

(By Cookie Cornucopia)

 

As a Mexican holiday, it makes sense to honor Frida Kahlo with this stunning La Calavera Catrina (or, "dapper skeleton"):

(By Highland Bakery)

 

I especially love all the rich colorful flowers and delicate lace patterns:

(By The Royal Bakery)

And that little candle! Ack! So cute.

 

Sugar Skull face paint is also popular - so how appropriate that this next beauty is actually handpainted:

(By Three Little Black Birds)

 

I had to look at an extreme closeup to believe that wasn't a printed image. Talk about amazing detail!

 

And even the most adamant skull-a-phobe will admit these sugar cookies are simply irresistible:

(By Ooh La La Baking Co.)

Dibs on the top left one. And the third one over. And the bottom left. And the... oh, are we moving on? Ok.

 

Remember how I said Day of the Dead is a popular wedding theme? Well, check out this gorgeous example:

(By Cakes By Bert)

The hand painted panels, the "tiled" swirly bit, the sculpted toppers!!

 

And finally, I'll leave you with one of the most beautiful digital shorts I've ever seen, which is perfect for today's theme:

"Dia de los Muertos" by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, Lindsey St. Pierre.

 

Curious which bakers in your area have been featured on Sunday Sweets? Then check out our Sunday Sweets Directory!

Sunday
Oct272013

Sunday Sweets: Halloween Cuteness!

Did last week's creepy Sweets leave you in need of a hug?

It's ok. I could use one too. There was an It clown cake for crying out loud! AN IT CLOWN CAKE.

So gather in close friends, and let us heal together.

The line for hugs starts here.

(By Pasticci di Molly)

Now isn't this a happy Halloween cutie?! Look at her ringlets! Who could resist giving this sweet mummy a little squeeze?

 

Or this one?

(By Little Cherry Cake Company)

Ok, maybe not as girlishly cute, but Murray's still adorable. And such enthusiasm!
C'mere big guy!

 

Jack-o-Mickey would totally hug you for an uncomfortable amount of time,

(By Kaylynn Cakes)

...if he had arms.

 

Uh oh, looks like this little one wants in on the hugging action as well.

(By TuffCookie Cakes)

Just look at that dead-eyed, er ... doe-eyed stare.
Hug time!

 

But before you get caught up in the spirit and go wrapping your arms around just anybody, please be sure that the hug-ee is as willing to embrace as the hugger.

(Submitted by Marlissa D. and made by Flour Child Cakery)

Cuz ... things might get awkward.

 

Also, go easy on the squeeze-y.

(Submitted by Wendy H. and made by Bluebird Cakes)

We wouldn't want anyone to lose their lunch. Literally.
Yeowch.

 

OK, so spill your guts,

are you not a hugger?

(By Cake Art by Dana)

You're not alone. I have a feeling this guy would prefer not to hug it out either.

 

In fact, some people will go to any lengths to avoid them.

(Submitted by Kristi and made by Cakes by Jyl)

Hmmm, now witch way did she go?

 

But even if you prefer creepy-crawly to touchy-feely,

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

I bet we can still crack that facade.

 

I mean, you can't deny that this candy-corn-kitty-cat-cake is uncontrollably cute.

(By The Cake Girls)

It's hypnotizing me with its cuddle-powers!

 

Heck, I'd even cuddle the crap out of this 'spooky' cake too.
It's dripping with adorableness.

(By Andrea's Sweet Cakes)

"Beware?" "Get Lost?" "No Kids?"
HA! More like, "Beware! You're about to get lost in cuteness! No kidding!"

There now, feel better?

 

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