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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 (494)

Sunday
Oct202013

Sunday Sweets: Creepy Treats!

Well hellooooo there, my unsuspecting mortal friends. This week we are vamping up for everyone's favorite holiday, Halloween! So come along with me for a ride through SCARY CAKE TOWN.
(We're, uh, still working on the name.)

Oh, and make yourself comfortable, as we'll be taking the scenic route:

(By MadHouse Bakes)

 

Let's start off with a little EYE candy, shall we?

(By Rosebud Cakes)

MWUAH-HA-HAA!
Puns killed me, you know.

 

All of our residents here are devilishly delicious - IF you're quick enough to get in the first bite:

(By Marina Danovska)

 

Oh, I'm sorry, do you prefer sheet cakes?

(By letortedecakelo)

Or is calling this a sheet cake too much of a stretch?

 

If you turn towards the far horizon, you might spot our resident horseman:

(By Mrs. Cake)

Best keep your distance, though; that hollow is a terrible spot to be headed.

 

This tower, on the other hand, is the height of warm gothic elegance:

(By Amanda MacLeod)

 

And, look, the family's all here to greet you!

(By Perfect Indulgence Cakes)

 

Pay no attention to Morris, though; he's just looking for another hand out:

(By CW reader Kathryn S.)

 

A little birdy told me these skulls are all made from white chocolate:

(By Conjurer's Kitchen)

I do hope all those beaks are securely attached. If not, HEADS WILL ROLL.

 

Say, would you like to play a little game?

Excellent.

Tag! You're IT!

(By Sliceofheaven1)

AHAHAHAHAA!

 

Oh, I AM sorry - did my little jest frighten you? Well, not to worry; our little tour is about to come to its permanent conclusion.

But before your departure, may I just say that you remind me of the babe?

The babe with the power.

The power of voodoo!

(By Valerie Bohzkova)

YOU DO!

AHAHAHAHHA!
HAHAHAAAAAAA!

HAHA...ack! *coughcough*

[continued coughing]

Gosh, disembodied creepy laughter really takes it out of you.

Ok. Well.

Get out.

 

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Sunday
Oct132013

Fall Into Sweets

It's Fall, y'all, which means pumpkins, pumpkins, EVERYWHERE:

(With Love & Confection)

 

I've never been a huge pumpkin pie fan, but cake? YES, PLEASE.

And while orange IS my favorite color, I'm still utterly smitten with these white pumpkins:

(By MadHouse Bakes)

And get this: the flavor is sweet potato spice, filled with spiced brown sugar buttercream and candied pecans. SWOON. And it's hand painted. YES YES PLEASE PLEASE.

 

Now check out this mind-boggling design:

(Spotted at the Tulsa State Fair, posted here, made by Karen Portaleo of Highland Bakery.)

I was so amazed by that "carved" design that I almost missed the teensy tiny mice. DON'T MISS THE TEENSY TINY MICE, YOU GUYS.

 

Of course, there's a lot more to Fall than just pumpkins, though.

There are also acorns:

(By Freshly Squeez'd)

And squirrels wearing perfect little crowns. (squee!)

 

And all those colorful changing leaves you lucky Northern types get to brag about:

(By Dream Day Cakes)

Down here in Florida all we get are pine cones and non-stop greenery. (Am I jealous? YEP.)

 

Those rainbow leaves can look gorgeous in shades of white, too, though:

(By Sin)

 

Another Fall staple: bales of hay (for hay rides!) and black cats in funny hats:

(By MadHouse Bakes)

Suh-WHEAT!

(Sorry, sorry. I know how my puns can go against the grain.)

(HAY-O!)

:D

And where there is hay, there must also be adorable scarecrow cookies. Because I said so.

(Submitted by Amanda N. & made by The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle)

 

Or how about a modern take on all that Fall leafy goodness?

(By The Cake Museum)

So fun!

 

Or, if you prefer a more traditional approach:

(By Wild Orchid Baking)

Stunning. Hard to believe the "stump" is cake, too!

 

Ooh, or how about an apple orchard cake?

(Photo via, cake by Designer Desserts)

I love the initials carved in the "birch" tier - so perfect for a Fall wedding! And you'll never believe this, but the apples are made of rice crispy treats. SERIOUSLY. (How you like them apples?)

Well, here's hoping the weather cools enough for us Floridians to crack some windows open soon, but 'til then, the rest of you have a cup of cider for me, k? Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

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