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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 (431)

Sunday
Aug192012

Sunday Sweets: Faith and Begonias

I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking, "Why hasn't john done another amazing flower sweets and filled us with his flowery knowledge of all things daisy?"

The answer to that is that I've been busy.  And also lazy.  Mostly the first one.

So today, let us ponder the beauty of the daisy as well as the begonia which I'm pretty sure may also be a flower of some sort!

Behold!

Submitted by Emily J. and made by Stephanie S. of Desserts for Breakfast

 The majestic Begonia!

 (Now at this point, there are most likely several people with PHDs in flowerology who are mentally composing emails in which I am compared to a dimwitted tribble.  To which I say, "Squeak, cooo, squeak.")

 

Now let me stop here for a second to get real with you, as the young'uns say.  Look at this orchid:

 Someone MADE that with edible stuff.  That is AMAZING!  I think we forget sometimes the incredible talent that goes into these sweets.  Just sayin'.

 

 And speaking of daisies:

Submitted by Laura P. and made by Sugar Creations

 You know what's awesome about this cake?  They took a simple, lovely blue cake, stuck a pocket on it and now it's a pair of overalls.  Love it.

 

And now for something that just reminded me that it's our anniversary next week and I need to get Jen something nice:

Submitted by Jeffrey K. and made by Zhanna Zubova

Like chocolates.  Or cake.  Or a day off.

 

Cupcakes!

Submitted by Julie B. and made by The Creative Cake Academy

I have been well trained over the past 14 years so when I looked at this cake, I immediately said, "POPPIES!" which are Jen's favorite flowers.

 (Adorable anecdote: the first time Jen ever saw an actual poppy was in Washington DC and she burst into tears.  There was something just so innocent and wonderful about that kind of joy.  One of my best memories.)

 

 Now this next one is my kind of cake:

Submitted by Kate K. and made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

 So simple and elegant.  I'd love to try to make it...  And now I'm all inspired and nostalgic for the Wilton class that Jen and I took all those years ago.  As I recall, I made a pretty mean daisy...

 

 And now I'm going to switch gears on you 'cause I'm crazy like that:

Submitted by Louise S. and made by Arty Cakes

 Shapow!  

This cake is not simple and it's not elegant.  It's wild and crazy and colorful and it's a testament to the baker's mad skillz with a piping bag.  My hand cramped just looking at this.  So.  Cool.

 

 And now, let's all take a moment to sigh contentedly:

Submitted by Rita F. and made by Planet Cake

 *sigh*

I love blue.  And white.  I think I must be a little bit Greek.

 

 Did I mention I have a thing for butterflies?

By amateur baker Yumi R-S

Wait, is that actually a daisy?!

 [googlegooglegoogle]

 IT IS!  Now I'm all verklempt...

 

And finally, a flower pot that Gezina made "just for us":

By Gezabella Cakes

Okay, not really but she was super sweet for making us our own little tag.

 

 

But you know, when all is said and done,  the best part of any of these cakes...

... is that you get to eat them.  And that's why I love my job.

 

 Have a Sweet to nominate?  Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks.com.

Sunday
Aug122012

Sunday Sweets: Beatle Mania

Today's sweets are a tribute to the Greatest Band in the History of the World:

 ABBA!

 No, wait, that's not it.   

 ACE of BASE!  

 Whoops, that's not it either. Oh, I see the problem. Looks like I was in my "Guiltiest Pleasures in the History of the World" playlist. Ok, here we go. Presenting the Greatest Band in the History of the World:

 THE BEATLES!

Made by  Luckey Cakes

 So hop in your yellow submarine and come together (Ha! See what I did there?) to enjoy these sweet treats featuring the Fab Four.

 

And here they are now, playing their fondant hearts out for Sam's Bar Mitzvah.

Sub'd by Amy G. and made by Sweet Talk Cakes

 So much detail here, right down to Paul's left-handedness.  Pretty sure the lights aren't edible, but they make for a cool effect. Honestly, it would be so wrong to eat any of this cake. Let it be!

 

 I don't know what type of event could have possibly necessitated an "I Am The Walrus" cake, but I do know that I would like to be invited next time.

 When you saw this cake, were the next words that entered your head 'goo goo g'joob?' I bet they were. (Or 'koo koo ka choo,' if you're like me and have been saying it wrong your whole life.)

 

 How sweet are the little hearts floating out of the top of this cake?

By Martha Makes Cakes

I think this cake is an homage to the Cirque du Soleil show Love, which is an homage to the musical legacy of the Beatles.  So it's an homage to an homage. Of cuteness.

 

 I'm blown away by the album art on this cake. I spy Abbey Road  and Revolver, but there may be more in there.

 What talent!  Don't feel bad if you can't recreate something like this yourself.  Next time you make a cake, just frost it with plain old vanilla icing and tell your friends it's the cover of the ninth Beatles' album, "The Beatles." Everyone will be totally impressed.

 

 Check out the awesomeness happening all over this Beatles wedding cake. When the groom proposed to his bride-to-be, rumor has it he knelt down on one knee and gently whispered the words, "I want to hold your hand ... forever."

Sub'd by Michelle N. and made by Sweets Lorraine

 I just made that up.  But I bet that's how it happened.

 

 You know what would have been even better than giving Kath this Beatle-themed cake on her 60th birthday?

Sub'd by Lindsay C. and made by Jackie's Cake Kitchen

 Waiting four more years, duh.

 

And now, for the younger fans, meet "The Rattles." Way cooler than your standard baby-rattle shower cake.

Sub'd by Reed and made by Kimberly Chapman.

 I'm dying to know the rest of the rat-bands on this cake. Simon and Ratfunkle?  Fleetwood Mouse? Bob Vermin? The Rodent Stones? 

 

Here's another kiddie Beatles-themed cake: 

Sub'd by Allison P. and made by Sweet Lady Jane

 Because you're never too young to start being cooler than your friends. "Oh what's that, Tommy?  You've never heard of The Beatles? Pssh, they're only like, the coolest rock n' roll band of all time.  Pass me my sippy."

 

As you can see, a lot of today's cakes were inspired by The Beatles' Yellow Submarine film and album art.

Sub'd by Sharon H. baker unknown

  Something about psychedelic pop-art in fondant form is too fun to resist. Isn't this one a dream? It's like a carousel for my eyes!

 

You can't buy me love: False. Because you can buy me this cake, and that's practically the same thing.

Sub'd by Rachel S. and made by Carla Ikeda

 So pretty! I lovity-mclove it. All the happy colors and layers and layers of  kaleidoscopic embellishments, it practically makes me want to break out in song. (I won't, but if I did, I would pick "Here Comes the Sun," that's my very favorite!  What's yours?)

 

 In conclusion, if The Beatles taught us one thing, it's this: All You Need is Love. Either that, or Love Is All You Need. I can never remember which.

Sub'd by Julia G. and made by choccywoccydoodah

 Love, of course, and cake.

 

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

And if you're looking for a Sweets baker in your area, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory for a listing of every pro baker we've ever featured on CW, listed by country and state.