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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
Sep082013

Sunday Sweets: Princess Party!

For all the little girls who are in that 'princess stage,' and the big girls who never really grew out of it (I can't be the ONLY one who was positively destined to marry Prince William), and everyone else in between ...

(By Renato Ardovino)

We cordially invite you to a Princess Party!
So slip on your tiaras and glass slippers and and join in! We have cake!

 

Princess cakes are not a new trend, but they sure have come a long way from the days of jabbing a Barbie into an overly-iced Bundt cake and callin' 'er good:

(Sub'd by Eri R. and made by Bluebird Cakes)

Isn't this cake stunning? And maybe it's just the photo, but Tiana looks life-sized! Although, for my daughter to have any idea who I'm talking about, I'd have to call her by her full name: Princess And The Frog.

 

Do your kids do that with Disney movies too? Her name is not Rapunzel, it's Tangled, silly!

(Sub'd by Brien F. and made by Kiilani)

And her tower here is incredible. So much great detail. I bet the ivy alone took days.

 

Merida? Who's that? Her name is Brave!

(By Antonella Di Maria Torte and Design)

And her cake is amazing. I can bearly stand how sweet it is.

 

There is one exception to the rule: We don't watch Beauty and the Beast at our house, we watch Belle.

(Sub'd by Reagan H. and made by Key Art Studio Cakes)

I mean, how could you take your eyes off her? Although for a little girl with a name like Yasmine, you'd think this cake might look more like ... I don't know ...

(Baker unknown)

I mean, right? Great gold touches on her jewelry. Shining, shimmering, splendid, even.

 

And what's a princess party without a prince or two?

(Found here with lots more adorable party pics, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?)

My favorite detail on this cake: the little tuft of hair curling behind Jasmine's leg!

 

But you don't always need an actual princess on your cake to get the point across:

(By TuffCookie Cakes)

Snow what I mean?

 

We wouldn't want to upstage the birthday girl.

(By Peggy Does Cake)

Although this one is a showstopper all on its own. Who knew a swamp scene could be so gosh darn adorable?

 

But it's YOUR princess party! So make a splash if you want to!

(By Sugar Sweet Cakes & Treats)

OK, cutest Little Mermaid cake EVER. Look at the little ripples! Sacre bleu, even Sebastian's in a good mood!

 

Or, opt for simple simplicity if you like:

(By Peace Of Cake)

I want, nay, need that Snow White figurine in my life.

 

And speaking of figurines, I think Sleeping Beauty and Prince Phillip here are not of the edible variety,

(Made by the Disneyland Hotel (Found here on Pinterest))

... but what a gorgeous wedding cake! Who knew thorny briars could be so beautiful? (For Briar Rose, see?)

 

Well, it's about time to wrap this thing up. Please be responsible as you head home, whether you plan to travel by enchanted pumpkin, sail off on a magic carpet,

(By TatianaK)

... or canoodle in a canoe under a lantern-lit sky.

Thanks so much for coming, and may you live happily ever after til next time!

 

Psst. Hey. Curious which bakeries in your area have been featured here on Sweets? Then be sure to check our Sunday Sweets Directory!

Sunday
Sep012013

Sunday Sweets: Dragon Con 2013

As you may recall from my extreme geek out earlier this week, John and I are at Dragon Con this weekend. Just think: at this very moment I could be passed out on top of a pile of Klingons, joining a conga line of kilted Storm Troopers, or even - EVEN - listening to the seventh Doctor play the spoons.

For those of you missing out on these kinds of experiences, don't fret. I am here to help. With cake.

Which is NOT a lie:

(By Cakes by Beth)

See? And isn't this just the prettiest Portal wedding cake you've ever seen?

All it needs are a bunch of potato-topped cupcakes.

 

John just discovered Breaking Bad about two weeks ago, and has already marathoned through three seasons of it. By my calculations, that makes me the last person left online who doesn't watch this show. But that's ok, because look at this cake RV:

(By Ava Rose Cakes)

Seriously, that is adorable. Who's a cute widdle mobile drug lab? Who is it? IT'S YOU.

 

Ok, now for some characters I think we can all recognize:

(Submitted by Aliza R. and made by Debbie Does Cakes)

Who else is hearing the original Mario 8-bit theme music in their head? Just me? (And how perfect is that controller?!)

 

And while we're having a virtual concert, let's throw in a little screechy soprano action from the original Star Trek series: "AhhhhAHHHahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-AHHHHH..." - you're singing along, right?

(Spotted via; baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

"Set phasers to STUNNING."

(Eh? EH?!)

 

Maybe you're more of a Star Wars fan, though - or just someone who appreciates cuddly little creatures who might try to kill and eat you:

(Found by Renee W., made by The Butter End)

So perfect! And I'm suddenly struck with the need to see a Fozzy Bear/Ewok mashup. "Ewoka-woka-woka!" (Why yes, it IS late and I AM a little punchy. Why do you ask?)

 

It seems every week here on Sweets there's at least one cake you just can't believe is cake. This week, this is that cake:

(By Antonella Di Maria Torte and Design)

You must be Joker.

 

We can't have Joker without Harley, though, so here's a little Harley Quinn as cute as Joker up there is creepy:

(By Rachel Manning Cakes)

That tufted quilting makes me want to poke the cake, Pillsbury-Dough-Boy style. And check out how the cake board covering looks like rumpled satin!

 

Now this is a brilliant Iron Man cake:

(By Brandie Lynn)

BRILLIANT, I say.

 

Listen!
Do you smell something?

(Photo by donnafab, made by Charm City Cakes West)

AAAA!! Totally amazing Slimer! Most Slimer cakes I see are... well, slimy, so I love that this one still looks like him without making us lose our appetite with dripping goo. Plus, DAT FACE.

Ah, but it gets better: Slimer is suspended over a trap, and both of them light up:

(Photo by Meredith_zoomtheory)

So. Cool.

 

Say, can't have a Dragon Con post without a dragon, right?

(Submitted by Chenaya and made by Mike's Amazing Cakes)

This wedding cake looks more like a porcelain sculpture! The couple loved Dungeons and Dragons, btw, which is why the dice are scattered around.

 

And finally, let's finish with something from another show everyone-but-me watches: Game of Thrones!

(By The Cake Mamas; Photography by Candice Benjamin Photography.
More pics of the incredible wedding here.)

'Course, I don't have to watch the show to tell you that is one GORGEOUS wedding cake. The map! The scales! The swords! And you should click the source link, too, because the bride's bouquet and floral crown are the stuff that fairy tales are made of. So pretty.

 

Hope you enjoyed my Dragon Con inspired Sweets, guys! And if you're here at the con, keep an eye out for me and John; we have free pins to give-away, and we love meeting you guys! (Or feel free to tweet at me if you haven't found us yet!)