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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 (334)

Sunday
Sep192010

Pirated Sweets

ARRRRRRR mateys! Swab the poop and hoist the yardarm off the main-fore-mast-sail...thing! Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day, though sadly, we only be finding out as the sun be settin' o'er the blast horizon. So the cakey victuals, they be already chosen. Avast! Poop deck! Yet by Davy Jones' locker, we'll be doin' ARRRR best!

Now, bring on the victuals, ye scalawags!

By Colette's Cakes

Ay! This be a mighty fine cake! Flowers and butterflies good enough for the scurviest wenches in all of Tortola. ARRR!

And what have we here?

By Pastrygirl

A hippo! Foul beast! Thems and mermaids be bad luck for us sea dogs! ARRR!

And what do me eyes be seein'?

By Designer Cakes

Do they be daisies? Finally! ARRR!



Submitted by Brenda J. and found here

ARRR! More daisies! And rickrack! Rickrack's a piratey word! ARRR!

This pretty be the fairest I've seen in many a winter!

Submitted by Anne M. and made by Kaylaskakes

By the powers! I feel like I be in Fiddler's Green! Where's me spyglass?


Now thARRR's some detail fer ye!

Avast! Feast yer eyes on the fairest maiden this side of Biminy:

By Sweet Designs by Larissa

Alas! Ahoy! Avast! Aye! um... grog! I be needin' a closer gander at this here winsome wench:


Aye, she be sweet as spiced wine, but now...We wants the redhead!

Submitted by Julie L. and made by Dragonfly

Arrr, tharrr she be.

Shiver me timbers, the redhead's a MERMAID?!? Never ye mind, lads, we'd best be hauling anchor to fairer ports; the Cap'n, he be waiting.

By Lenagc

Aye, ye never be wantin' to rile the Cap'n; he packs a right nasty left hook.

(Ahoy, be it a mite smelly in here, or is that just Smee?)

Do ye have a pretty confection to be sendin' us? Well, get off yer doubloons, ye lily livered scurvy dogs, and send them to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks.com! ARRR!

Sunday
Sep122010

Sunday Sweets: Dreaming of Dragon*Con

As you know, John and I were at the ultimate geek gathering, Dragon*Con, last weekend.

[wistful sigh]

Ah, how I miss my people.

Fortunately, I have this week's awesome Sweets line-up to help heal the hurt.

By Nicole D., an amateur baker. (!!) Found here.

Beware the Cthulhu, a monstrous creature of gargantuan size which evokes terror in all it encounters!!

He also likes ice cream.

Made by Rebecca H, another hobby baker, and based on the artwork "Cthulu's Day Out" by Ursulav.



You score 10 geek points if you can correctly identify this next cake:

By Jane's Cakes

A better angle:


Did you get it? Did you guess Disc World?

Yes?


Wow, you guys are GEEKS. Yeesh.

:D

Here's a close up of the top:


That's all sugar! Oh, and it was a wedding cake.

Yep, these are my people, I tell ya.

Who out there remembers these?


Excellent.

If you're familiar with my other blog, Epbot, then you know one of my current obsessions is steampunk. Steampunk was also huge at Dragon*Con this year, with a fashion show, exhibition, and enough costumes to make this geek girl giddy.

So, imagine my glee when I saw this:

By Pastrygirl

Awww yeeeeah.

I'm not sure who this next chibi character is, but she's fondant-free and absolutely adorable:

I still can't get over the fact that Don uses nothing but icing to get that incredible shading. Wow.

[Update: I'm told this is "Saber from Fate Stay Night." Here's hoping that means something to somebody out there. :)]

And finally, a fitting homage to Dragon*Con:


Detail shot:

And that's it! Thanks very much to all of you lovely readers who found us and said hello last weekend; it was a blast meeting you! I can't wait to do it all over again next year.

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