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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 (473)

Sunday
Jun092013

Sunday Sweets: Here There Be MONSTERS

It has come to my attention that many people are afraid of monsters.

By CakeCentral Member Tompouse

 But why?

No, really.

Why?

Monsters aren't scary -- they're adorable! In fact, I think you'll agree the monsters you're about to meet aren't terrifying at all; they're just a bunch of cream puffs.

(OK, technically none of them are cream puffs -- but they are baked goods. Close enough.)

 

Let's look at the facts:

This is a One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater.

By pt4pastries

 (Check out her wings!)

 Now, a One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater only eats purple people. It says so right in her name!

Are you purple?

I rest my case.

 

Then there's the Loch Ness Monster:

Do you know how many people are killed by Scottish lake monsters every year?

Zero.

Do you know how many people are killed by deer every year?

About 130.

So, tell me again why monsters are scary? It's Bambi who's the psycho.

 

"Hang on, what about Cthulhu, the dread horror that lies dreaming in R'lyeh?" you ask.

(Which is kind of silly, because I can't hear you. Still, fair point.)

What, you mean this Cthulhu?

By Geek Sweets

How can you call him anything but sweet? And maybe a little chewy.

 

B.O.B. from Monsters vs. Aliens isn't frightening, either.

By Yummy in the Tummy Cakes

In fact, as a chemically-altered tomato, he's probably a great source of lycopene. 

(Not that that's relevant -- but it is good for your eye. Er, eyes.)

 

I've always thought if Cthulhu and B.O.B. ever got together, their kids would look something like this:

Let's call him Seymour, because of the third eye.
(I told you all that lycopene would come in handy...)

 

Even this guy isn't really scary:

C'mon, haven't you ever played with boats in the tub?

 

Think about it: If monsters are so bad, why do kids like the Wild Things so much?


And if a two-year-old can figure out these monsters are her friends before you can say "Boo"...

By The Royal Bakery

... then how hard can it be?

 

Look at Brobee here. He's just a four-year old drummer who lives in the woods:

By CW reader Yanira Raabe

He's not even remotely dangerous - unless maybe you hug him. (That green frosting can stain.)

 

And while I'll admit I don't know the first thing about Moshi Monsters,

By Little Cherry Cake Company

I think a sweet-tempered, fiercely loyal ninja cat like Katsuma would be a good monster to have living under your bed.

 

So the next time you walk into a room and find a monster ...

By McGreevy Cakes

 ... maybe try asking him out for ice cream instead of running away screaming.

(Hey, my motto's always been, "When in doubt, scoop, don't shout.")

 

Now, can we agree monsters aren't scary?

By Seahorse Sweets

Well, unless maybe you're a cookie.

:D


Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!

Sunday
Jun022013

Sunday Sweets: Beachy Keen

Slather on your SPF, cake lovers, 'cuz today we're hitting the beach!

By Gateaux

So snap open your lawn chairs, shimmy into your swimsuit, and get ready for a day of sand, sun, and surf.

 

Speaking of which, let's hit the waves, dudes!

By Blissfully Sweet

I don't know if that one cookie is supposed to be a wave or a shark fin, but either way, YES.

 

Of course, if you'd rather not surf, we can just stick to the shore and collect shells:

Baker unknown, Photo by Damon Tucci Photography

I love the texture on this cake, it's like cracked glass.

Sad fact alert: I once thought I found a cool piece of orange sea glass at the beach, but it turned out it to be a Dorito.

 

That was a disappointment, sure, but these beach-tacular cookie creations are anything but:

By Sugar Bliss Cookies

So lovely! I want to poke a hole in that starfish and wear it on a chain around my neck.

 

But if you prefer your starfish a little more formal, (not that I was aware that was even an option) ...

By Elegant Temptations

... then you're sure to love these elegantly dressed starfish winding their way around this cake.

Sad fact alert: a group of starfish is called ... get ready for this ... a tird. Seriously. TIRD? Can't we do any better than that?

 

Which reminds me: remember how people used to call flip-flops thongs?
Can you imagine the horrors that could have created with this cake?

By K Noelle Cakes

"Hi, I'd like to order a cake for my 2-year-old daughter's birthday, and can you please cover it with thongs? Yes, lots of colorful thongs. Oh, and a great big pair of flowered thongs on top. Perfect."

 

But anyway, before I get too crabby ...

Photo by Frenzel Photographers, cake by It's All About The Cake

... let's dig our toes into the sand (or the brown sugar) and check out some of the many living creatures here at the beach.


Like jellyfish!

By Highland Bakery

Just fabulous. I'm such a sucker for light up cakes. And how very perfect are those jellyfish? Not quite as perfect as the existence of a peanutbutterandjellyfish (why not, SCIENCE?) but close.


And coral! Is it a plant? Is it an animal?

By Fab Cakes

It is wrong to illegally harvest and use it as home decor all over my house? Probably yes. So I'll just enjoy this vibrant frosting version instead. And those shells have to be the most freakishly realistic shells I've seen in the history of Sunday Sweets. Unless they are really real, in which case, I knew that.

[Note from Jen: Yes, they're real. But you knew that.]


Nothing freaky about this Tiki, though; he's adorable!

By Cut The Cake

Don't the Pirouette cookies make for the perfect reed-fence? Now I need an excuse to make an edible reed fence on something. Like maybe the coffee table.


Now this sandy Sweet was obviously made by professionals ...

... specifically the pastry chefs at Walt Disney World for a wedding reception held in Epcot's Living Seas! (I didn't know you could even DO that! - Jen) (Me neither! - Lindsey)


A stroll down the boardwalk is always great for hours of fun...

By Little Cake Cupboard

... and I could literally spend hours looking at this cake, the level of detail is so mind-boggling! Look at the tiny posters! And the stitching on the bunting! And the even tinier ice-cream-stand bunting!

What a fantastic way to end the perfect beach day.


Anyway, just remember to stay safe out there, folks.
Drink plenty of water, wear your sunscreen, don't go swimming alone, and most importantly ...

By Cake Central member Lori123456

... have a beachin' summer!


Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!