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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 (455)

Sunday
Jan202013

Sunday Sweets: Tasty Tentacles!

So I was thinking I wanted to do something different this week for Sweets. Something new. Something crazy. Something, I don't know...tentacley.

Don't worry; I'm not going to show you anything WEIRD. Besides, I bet most of you like a cute lil' octopus as much as you obviously like owls. (YOLO!)

By Cake Central member Miniminipop

And besides, lookit that cutie!

(True story: I just learned what YOLO meant last month. I'm such an internet trend failure.)

(Truer story: I just learned YOLO does NOT mean "you obviously love owls." MY ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE. [sob])

 

Of course, not ALL octopuses/octopi/octopodes are that adorable. Some just look all hip and cool while hanging out in their undersea gardens:

Submitted by Kelly M. and made by Jacqueline Marie's

I'd like to be
Under the sea
In an octopus's garden
In the shaaaade.

(See, that's why he's cool!)

 

While others search the sea floor for awesome steampunk accessories:

Submitted by Heather and made by Over the Top Cakes

"Yesss... I shall glue some gearsss on it, and call it 'ssssteampunk!' Mwah-ha-haa!"

(Not sure why I think octopi sound like vampire snakes, but there ya go.)

 

Now you might think that octopodes are the only things with tentacles. NOT SO.

There are also the giant squids in storybooks:

By Sweet Fix

In this case, literally.
(See what I did there? LITERALLY?!)

 

And fashion-forward Disney villains:

By Cake Central member e-cakefactory

Ursula, dahling, you've never looked more delectable!

 

...and who can forget the infamous Davy Jones?

By Rub-a-Duckie

EEEK!! Ok, gotta be honest: this thing is WAY too realistic for me. Amazing, yes, but I swear I can see his "beard" squirming. [shudder]

 

Yep, I'm going to need some serious cute to recover from that.

By MyCakeSchool (photo tutorial at the link)

Ahh, that's better. Such a sweet design, and I like the writing in the sugar "sand."

 

What is it about a little octopus in a sailor hat that makes him look so huggable, anyway?

By D Bar Denver

D'awwww. And if I'm not mistaken, those are sugar glass gems on the top tier and on the wire sprigs. Way to whip out the SKILLZ, guys!

 

Now, I know my fellow geeks are waiting for a Cthulhu cake, but I've gotta tell you, I think we posted the best one just a few months ago for Halloween - and believe it or not, good Cthulhu cakes are hard to find!

Besides, just picture this next guy with a body and wings and a seeping aura of horror, and that's basically Cthulhu right there:

By Kathy Cakes

(Can you believe this is cake? 'Cuz I'm not sure I can!)

 

Oh! And of course we can't talk about amazing octopus cakes without this famous showstopper:

Submitted by Ashley B. and made by Highland Bakery

That's 200 pounds of airbrushed awesomeness, right there. Ahhhh-MAZING.

 

Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Gee, if you love octopuses so much, why don't you get married with 'em?"

Oh, you mean like with this super-fantabulous wedding cake?

By Cake Central member RejectedSeoul

EXCELLENT IDEA, you!

Now, just throw in a few cute little seahorses, and I am SO THERE.

 

And finally, I'm going to end with this stunning, mildly bizarre, excessively tentacley example of cakey goodness:

By Fire and Icing

Wowza. Tentacles have never looked more elegant.

And bizarre.

But mostly elegant.

 

Have a sweet to nominate? Send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Sunday
Jan132013

Sunday Sweets Gets Fruity!

My New Year's resolution this year is to eat healthier. Like making spinach smoothies or whatever it is all the kids are doing these days. More veggies. Definitely more fruit.

Do you think this would count?

By Planet Cake

Why it's dripping with healthiness!
Ok, fine, so maybe the apples are technically made from fondant, but baby steps, people.

 

How about this?

By Carrie's Cakes

I think these are actually real grapes. I can't tell under that sparkly glaze of sugar, but I'm pretty sure. A slice or two of this for my mid-morning snack, and I'll be in marathon shape in no time!

 

I'm talking about a TV marathon, of course. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, anyone?

By The Cake Whisperer

And here comes my face into this cake, because it looks irresistible. Don't worry though, it's totally healthy. It's probably peach flavored, so that evens everything out.

 

I've also heard that adding lemon slices to your water has some health benefits.

By Miso Bakes

So, the same obviously goes for adding cute fondant lemons to anything. Let's not overlook the tastebud benefits and decorative benefits either.

 

Anyway, I think we all know that the secret is MODERATION. It just takes a little math.

By Ashley Cakes

One bowl of cherries is less than or equal to three tiers of delicious cake. See? It's not that hard.

 

And I'd call this a "well balanced" meal.

By Noah Weston

Amazing!

 

Now, it wouldn't be too hard to convince me to eat fresh strawberries right off the vine.

By Betty's Sugar Dreams

What's that you say? These are fondant too? Impossible! Too incredibly life-like. I will eat them all just to prove you wrong!

 

OK, you were right.
But THESE berries are totally the real deal.

By Truly Custom Cakery

In fact, I love a decadent heap of raspberries on my morning bowl of oatmeal and flaxseed. Minus the oatmeal. And flaxseed. Plus the cake.

 

But look, you can't tell me that there's not some nutritional value here. I see plenty of greenery.

By Sweet Tooth Creations

Not only that, but fondant is made from two simple ingredients, sugar and corn syrup. CORN syrup? Sounds healthy enough to me. (Is it just me, or does it look like those are his-and-hers pears up there? Oh, wait. Pair of pears. I just got it. Nevermind.)

 

Whew, with all this eating right, I think it's time to reward myself.

Baker unknown.

Five layers of pineappley perfection. That should do it.
Yep, I'm feeling really good about this year!

 

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