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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 (403)

Sunday
Jan082012

Sunday Sweets: At The Movies

Well, I think Jen took pity on me this week, after I admitted in my last Sunday Sweets post how terrified I was of... well, pretty much every movie ever made during my childhood. So today, we've arranged for Completely Happy Non-Scary Movie Sweets!

Now, I just have to try not to let it slip that Wall-E totally made me cry. Dang it.

Submitted by Lizzie S. and made by Charm City Cakes

This baker really captured Wall-E's sad little rusted robot eyes. And look, he's all dressed up for Eve in a bow tie! Gah! I need a tissue!

 

Ok, this one will cheer me UP. I literally said "WOW!" out loud, about seven times, and that was before I had even looked closer at the weather vane, and shingles, and garden hose.

Submitted by Jean C. and made by Classic Cakes and Confections

Did you see the garden hose?!

Incredible. And just who is that hanging out on the porch? A Wilderness Explorer, friend to all, be a plant or fish or tiny mole...

Submitted by Renee C. and made by Cake Central member KayB4262

Russell! I didn't know a cake could look enthusiastic! I love the errant collar poking out over his bandana, and of course, that hair. I would feel like a soulless brute slicing this cutie up to eat!

 

But speaking of slicing, you'd better get out your katana, because these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ready for action.

Submitted by Jeffrey K. and made by Zhanna Zubova

I can't imagine the time it took to sculpt one of these dudes, let alone all four, plus decorate the whole exquisitely detailed cake! I bow to you, baker sensei.

 

And this next baker didn't bat an eye when someone requested a knife-wielding one-eyed weasel named Buck to adorn their son's birthday cake.

Submitted by Mary Beth S. and made by Sweet Talk Custom Cakes & Confections

Inspired by Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, another movie that I'm totally not going to admit made me cry. Why can't Scrat just catch that darn acorn for once, WHY?!

 

I have nothing but love for Tim Burton's version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which I think we can all agree, is way less creepy than the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Submitted by Reagan H. and made by Sweet Designs by Larissa

I also love the subtle simplicity of this cake, about as subtle as an everlasting gobstopper perched atop a giant Wonka-hat cake on a purple pile of edible satin can be, that is. And the golden ticket! How ever did they make that?!

 

Luckily this next cake must not remain untouched by human hands, because it looks delicious!

By Little Cherry Cake Company

I call the piece with the chocolate waterfall! Both of them!

 

I love how this cake chronologically represents the scenes and characters from The Wizard of Oz: from Dorothy to Glinda, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the field of poppies and finally, the City of Oz.

Submitted by Elizabeth J. and made by Good Gracious Cakes

So much fantastical detail here. And did you spot the tiny tier representing the Wicked Witch of the East? I guess she would be at the bottom, huh?

 

Um, excuse me? There's some hair on my cake?

Submitted by Jasmin Y. and made by Sugar & Spice Custom Cakes

And it's FABULOUS!

Seriously, call your daughter or niece or little neighbor kid over to the computer and watch her eyes light up as she beholds these Tangled-inspired sweets. Then break out the fondant kit, because she is going to want one.

Submitted by Raine C. and made by jess9375

Heck, I want one. I want this one!

Oh my gosh, cuteness overload! My eyes can barely take it all in!

 

But that's nothing a Night Fury munching on some dead fish can't cure.

Submitted by Jess M. and made by Rouvelee's Creations

Nope, sorry Toothless, you're just as cute, too! And so are all the teensy flowers and foliage spilling over the sides of this cake. Even the rocks are cute!

 

And there are exaketededly zero ways to improooove these Alice in Wonderland sweets.

Submitted by Janie S. and made by Kelly's Cakes

Oh, that hookah-smoking Caterpillar! He's such a fungi. (Sorry, that's the only mushroom joke I know).

 

And finally, an appropriately topsy-turvy cake to celebrate the wacky world of Wonderland.

By Say It With Cake

I love the tiny tea set, and the daisy and daffodils (they always get overlooked!), and the curve in that Ace of Hearts. It's all in the details!

 The only things missing are the words, "Eat Me!"

 

Hope you enjoyed today's Sweets, guys! And remember, if you have a Sweet to nominate, just send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Sunday
Jan012012

Sunday Sweets: Winter Wonders

This week John and I have been visiting the frigid tundra of the frozen north: Williamsburg, Virginia. At one point it even dipped down to 39 degrees, so I think you'll agree we've endured what no human being should ever be subjected to.

So, in the spirit of my freezing Floridian tootsies, allow me to present some incredible icy Sweets for your New Year's Day:

By Mad Baker

We didn't see any snow this week - obviously it was just too cold - but even if we had I doubt it would've looked this delicious.

 

Check out the rock sugar border on this wintry beauty:

By Varrvarra

It's like an icy blast of GORGEOUS. Love it.

 

Speaking of gorgeous, ever heard of cake jewelry?

Well, me neither.

But that's what I've decided to call these dangling crystal whirly bits:

By Elegant Treats

I'm also digging the frosted texture and spiky top tier.

 

Okey dokey, time for a cute fix:

By Highland Bakery

D'awww.

 

Now all we need are some cute polar bears and maybe a walrus and an adorable little Eskimo or two.

Submitted by Sabrina K., made by her mom Anneke of Het Bonte Taartje

I never thought a fish skeleton could be cute. And that submerged bear on the bottom? Genius.

 

From the icy poles to an icy palace:

By Pipedreams

So sweet!

 

 Now, this next one *does* have Christmas lights on it...

By Andrea's SweetCakes

...but in my defense, we leave our trees up 'til after New Year's anyway. And it's awesome. 

 

Here's what I look like when it's below 60 degrees:

By Donna Makes Cakes

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Note from john- It's 12:36 am on New Year's Day and Jen just fell asleep while writing this post. It's adorable, really. We spent all day with family at Busch Gardens and she's all tuckered out. But, there are only two cakes left so if it's okay with y'all, I'll finish up.

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Look! A dinosaur! In earmuffs!

By Tim G. of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes

Cool.

See what I did there? It's like a pun! 
This writing stuff is easy...

 

And so, in conclusion:

By Brooklyn Cake

Glittery cardinals = Awesome.

I think we can all see why Jen does the writing. :)


Well, that's it for me. Just one more thing...
[kissing Jen on the forehead and whispering]
Happy New Year, baby.

And to the rest of you: have a fantastic New Year, and Wreck On!

 

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