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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 (325)

Sunday
Jul182010

Sunday Sweets: Good Sports

Welcome back, cake fans, to our weekly installment of Sunday Sweets! Quick shout-out to our sponsor, Sports Cliché Week. "When your back's against the wall, don't drop the ball; if you don't know what to say, just reach for a cliché!

Now let's get straight to the action with a contender that pulls no punches:

By How Sweet It Is!

Now there's a player who leaves it all out on the field!


For our next Sweet, you could say success is in the bag.

By Natalie of Doodle Cakes

You just can't teach that.

And now the crowd is going wild, because it's a whole new ball game!

By Its a Piece of Cake

Go get 'em, Tiger.

This Sweet is completely on the ball:

By Cake Central member Anna902

It's a slam dunk!

Here's a Sweet that takes it to the next level:

By Charm City Cakes (aka Ace of Cakes)

Way to bring your A game, guys.

Most bakers talk a good game, but here's a contender who's clearly in a league of her own:

By The Cake Kitchen

Now that's knocking it out of the park!

What do you say we kick it up a notch?

By Eifel Cakes

Talk about a home run - that is some fancy footwork!

Speaking of which, this next Sweet really steps it up:

It's definitely a shoe-in for the most realistic cake doppelganger *I've* ever seen.

And in case you think I'm out of bounds even calling this a cake, here's a progress shot:

By Courtney of Cake Nouveau

You can tell she just wanted it more. (Uh... whatever that means.)

And finally, this player really has his game face on:

By Don Buciak II

Plus, he's completely fondant free!

Now that's giving it 110%.

I hope y'all enjoyed this Sweet Clichéd Treat! Oh, and believe it or not, there really IS a Sports Cliché Week - it just ended yesterday.

Sunday
Jul112010

Sunday Sweets: Threadcakes 2010

Some of you may remember Threadcakes from last year. Well, guess what? It's that time again! And - AND - the powers-that-be have foolishly agreed to let me help judge again this year. [rubbing hands together] Mwuah-ha-ha-haa. THE POWER.

For those of you who don't remember, Threadcakes is a competition wherein you select your favorite Threadless shirt design, and then render it all artistic-like in CAKE. Brilliant, no?

The contest is open until August 16th, but there's already some amazing stuff rolling in. Here are just a few of the early highlights.

(I'll post these in pairs, starting with the shirt design and followed by the cake.)

"Mr. Cloud's New Scarf"

Cake by Christina Burgess

One word: D'awwww.


"The Monsterhill"


Cake by Julie Freund

Also gets an "awwww" - skulls and bones notwithstanding. Besides, there's a carrot. C'mon.


"Ink Happens"

Cupcakes by Melissa Thomas

Do what John does, little guy: blame it on the cat.

"Monkey Business"

Cake by Julie Viens

Julie did her monkey portrait using a reverse transfer - a painstaking, super cool process. For more info and progress pics, check out her entry here.

"Phascolarctos Cinereus"

Cake by Andi Foster

I'm in awe of the dot-shading. Gorgeous!

To peruse all of the entries so far, check out the Threadcakes gallery. And when you're done with that, check out last year's winners for even more eye candy.

If you like to bake or do crafty things, consider entering this year! It's lots of fun, you could win some sweet prizes, and, most importantly, if you wreck it you can always send it to ME. You know, just for a laugh. :D