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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 (325)

Sunday
Aug152010

Star Wars Sweets

John and I are having a blast at the Star Wars Celebration here in Orlando this weekend, so I figured I'd keep the theme going with today's Sweets. (Although I'll try to keep the Admiral Ackbar jokes to a minimum.)


Major props to Donna for actually sculpting these LEGO minifigs out of gumpaste, instead of taking the easy route and plopping on some toys. :)

More fantastic figures on this sweet wedding cake:


AWESOME.
Somebody watch the droids, though; I hear R2 is a bit of a lush.

Submitted by Carlie S., made by Sweet Libertine Cakes

You said it, fella.

Some of the sweetest Star Wars cookies you'll ever see:

You might think a light saber cake would be easy to make, but believe me: it's not. That's why I'm so impressed with this fondant-free gem:

Made by crazEbake

I love the shading and all the detail on the handle. Truly excellent.



Hold on to your blasters, old-school icing purists, because I have another completely fondant-free sweet for you:

Sub'd by Angela H., made by Mondelli's Bake Shop

The background is airbrushed, but the ship is all piping. Now that's using the force.

Here's an engineering marvel you won't believe is actually cake:

By Crazy Cake Company

But it is!

See?

How amazing is this?!? Lots more pics and details on Lien's blog here.

This perfect R2* has me seeing red:


Sub'd by Amelie M., made by Mark Joseph Cakes.

Go here for a step-by-step photo guide.
The detail on the legs is especially amazing.


Here's the best possible use for the Wilton bear pan:

Made by artist Antvar's wife.

Ewok cake!!



And finally, we have a new contender for the Coolest Baby Shower Cake Ever:

Sub'd By Abby G., made by Irma Rode

THIS IS DEFINITELY THE DROID I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR.

C'mon, baby Vader with a pacifier, PLUS a baby R2? This just might be better than our last Vader shower cake. Even if it doesn't make any more sense. Heh.

Oh, and if you like Star Wars, you're going to love my pictures from this weekend over on Epbot. Srsly. Check out the craziness here.

*We think this may actually be R4-P17. We think this because people who seem to know these things told us so. We could be wrong. Who really knows?

PS - Hey, Jane F. in Berkeley: Epi Burf Day!! May your day's forecast include lots of sprinkles.

Sunday
Aug082010

Sunday Sweets: More Mario Mania

Ah, classic video games and cake: it just doesn't get much better.

Now, Yoshi is hard to resist anyway, but mold him in chocolate...

Yeah, I'd say "YEAH!" is about right. ;)

(Sub'd by Josh G, & made by his lovely girlfriend Lindsay H.)


Also ranking insanely high on the "irresistible" scale is this grumpy goomba:

(Sub'd by Jake & originally posted here, but the baker isn't listed.)

As a bonus bit of geek cred, I hear those music notes are the Mario 1-1 theme song.
My mind, it is boggled.

This next one is actually made with brownies, but I couldn't resist including some old-school 8-bit action:

(Sub'd by Amanda C. and originally posted here, where you can also see an 8-bit Link.)

This delicious diorama comes all the way from Scotland:


Made by Fay of Fay's Cakes for her son.
(Hey, Fay, you looking to adopt any thirty-something geek gamers? Just curious.)

And because I'm in love with that little bomb:

Ok, seriously: I want this entire cake in a plush, so I can love it and squeeze it and call it "da bomb." Do you think that can be arranged, LisaFemmeFondant? :)


And finally, a Mario face-off:

(Made & submitted by Wrecks fan Eleanor H.)

So perfect, it's hard to believe it's cake! Gorgeous.


Lots of fun coming up next weekend: John and I will be attending Star Wars Celebration V here in Orlando, so naturally next Sunday will be all Star Wars Sweets! If you have one to nominate, send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com. (And if you're going to be at Star Wars Celebration, be sure to say 'hi' if you see us!)