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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

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Sunday
Jan302011

Sunday Sweets: So Stinkin' Cute

This week we're featuring some of the sweetest, cutest, most adorable, lovable, um... [consulting thesaurus] darling, bewitching, and fetching baby animal cakes you ever will see. Why? Well, if you must know, I'm feeling a bit sensitive this week.

This is john, by the way.

So, let me just get my box of tissues and we'll do this thing. Starting with Jen's favorite:

Found at the 2008 Orlando ICES Convention; baker unknown.

The hand-painted shading here is amazing. And the animals are adorable. And the lion isn't eating the zebra or the giraffe. So it's a win-win-win.

This cake is slightly more realistic:

Sub'd by Hilda F., and made by The Sweetest Thing Cake Studio

See how the monkey and giraffe cower in fear as the mighty tiger stalks his prey? Can you feel the tension? Can. You. FEEL IT?!?! No?

Maybe it's just me.

And now... sweet sleeping dragon!


Sub'd by Amelie B. and made by her sister Helene

Awwww. Okay. *sniff* I'm all verklempt. *sniff* I promised myself I wouldn't cry...

[blowing nose]

Hey! Look! Pandas!

Sub'd by Aljona and made by KralleCakes

And not just any pandas; these are the rare Russian Nesting Pandas. The mostly eat eucalyptus leaves and borscht.

Preeeesenting, the sweetest giraffe ever!


Literally. I think the lack of neck really adds to the adorabletude, don't you?

And because I have an inordinate affection for tigers:

Sub'd by Jade D. and made by Theresa Gue

So. Cool. Jen says this reminds her of some Lisa Frank folders she had in middle school. Which she claims is a huge compliment. So there.

And you know what else has stripes? (I am the king of segues)

Sub'd by Brenda B., and made by Lilo Taart

I'm digging the bow and the vintage 20's hair part. Just dandy!

And speaking of bows. (I'm on a roll!)

By Aletha B.

Baby Cthulhu!! AAAAAUUUGGHH!! SOOO CUUUUTE!!

And get this: this is Aletha B.'s first cake. Yes, really! Mike, Duff, and Bronwen better watch out, 'cuz Aletha B.'s coming, and she's got a Cthulhu.

And speaking of... cake. (Okay, that one wasn't my best work.)

By Ann N.

Adorable. And hip. Oh. Yeah.



Another of Jen's favorites:

Sub'd by Orna G., and made by Odelia

Hand-painted rosebuds, cuddly teddy bears, and a miniature cake on cake? I can bearly stand it!

And finally, for your viewing pleasure, allow me to present...

a unicorn with a comb-over:

Sub'd by Elizabeth A., and made by Sachi Swick

You're welcome.

Now, who wants to WIN SOME FREE BOOKS?!? Huh? Awwwww yeeeeeeaaah.

Zooborns, one of our favorite so-cute-it-hurts websites, has given us two of their new books to give to two of you loyal wreckies!

One's for little kids:

And the other's for everyone else who likes cute:
(Click on the pics for more info)

We'll be giving away one copy of each, so feel free to tell us in the comments which you'd prefer. Two winners will be randomly chosen from the comments tonight at midnight EST, so stay tuned on FB or check this spot again tomorrow for the announcement of the winners!
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UPDATE!!!! The random number generator hath spoken! The winners are:

GrammaR @ 2:20 PM for the first book and
Ai @ 8:51 PM for the second!

Please email your addresses to comments (at) cakewrecks.com so we can mail out your prizes. And thanks to everyone for your great comments!

Wreck On!
-john (the hubby of Jen)

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

Sunday
Jan232011

Sunday Sweets: Fun Wedding Cakes

If there's one thing I love, it's couples who have fun on their wedding day. Let loose a little, show some personality! And really, what better place is there to throw tradition to the wind than with the cake?

Submitted by Peter D., baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?

Dragonflies, roses, lightning, and a viking helmet?

Admit it: you wish you were invited to this reception.

This one will make your guests nostalgic for old-fashioned candy dots:

Sub'd by Tiffani W. and made by Lochel's Bakery

So sweet! And the fact that you won't end up with a mouth full of paper is the icing on the cake. Literally.

My fellow cat lovers may find the hand-painting on this next one absolute purrfection:

Sub'd by Lessa. Baker unknown.

It's like a painting in 3D!

And check out the amazing details in this south-of-the-border Sweet:

Sub'd by Kate and Trish and made by Kathy's Kakes

I love the individual tiles and teensy maracas.

For you cowboys and girls out there:


Sub'd by Tom G. Baker unknown

This reminds me of the Van Gogh cake (scroll down), with the icing blended to look like actual paint. It's a neat look, and great for you icing purists out there who don't like the taste of fondant.

Ever wanted to turn the traditional wedding cake on its head?

If so, then, voila!

Sub'd by Vanessa M., found via Brides Magazine

The Day of the Dead might seem an odd theme for a wedding cake, but there are tons of them out there. Personally, I just love all the bright colors:

Sub'd by Melanie B. Baker unknown

Check out the gorgeous designs on those sugar skulls!

If you prefer a more traditionally romantic theme, though, you can't go wrong with Romeo and Juliet:

Sub'd by Hatty I., made by Nouskie Noo's

Preeeetty. Just look at those sweet little roses, the vines, the sculpted balustrades...so much great detail, and simply divine with all that white.

Suppose you do want a traditional wedding cake, though, only with a twist.

In that case, how about having it delivered by turtle?

Made by Studio Cake

Squeeee!

And now from the other side:


Before you're overcome by the sheer adorableness here, notice that the turtle is only supported by his four legs. That's some impressive cake architecture going on there! I'm also digging the little 3D turtle freckles (do you call them freckles?) and the texture on his shell. Just amazing.

Seen a fabulous wedding cake lately? Then send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!