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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 (416)

Sunday
Feb262012

Sunday Sweets: You're The Top!

Hello and welcome to The Wedding Cake Topper Emporium! Thank you for choosing us for all your wedding cake topper needs! From the improper to the show-stopper, we've got every type of topper! That's our slogan. I made it up myself. Here, let me show you around...

I can see that you're a special couple, and not just any old cake topper will do, no. You need to tell the story of your love through fondant and frosting! For instance, did you meet on a boat? Get engaged in a canoe? Reeeeeally like the movie Titanic?

Submitted by Nikki and made by Torten-Lotta

Near, far, wherever you are, here is the topper for you!

 

No, wait, don't tell me. You're a professor at the local university. She's the campus librarian who caught your eye. Each week you headed to the library to check out The Princess Bride, hoping that she would finally notice you and strike up a conversation about Buttercup and Westley...

Submitted by Vivienne V-L. and made by Peachy Juban

...wherein, beguiled by your wit and grace, she asked to meet you for coffee later, to which you replied with a breathy "As you wish." Your eyes locked, and at that moment you fell truly, madly, and deeply, and now you crazy kids want to commemorate it all on your wedding cake topper!

(Which even comes in a handy fun-size to send home with your guests!)

But maybe I'm being a bit too specific.

 

Perhaps a simple set of lovebirds would do the trick?

Submitted by Emma F. and made by Flickr user sugar_rush_confections

So strikingly sophisticated!

 

Or perhaps you had your first date in a park? Carved your initials in a tree? (So cute!) And there happened to be a lot of sheep around?

Submitted by Angie I. and made by Jagode & Dinozavri

Ha ha, what fun! We've got the topper for you!

 

Or were you childhood sweethearts? (Ahh, schoolyard romance...)

Submitted by Emily B. and made by All About Cake

Why not display your devotion with our patented 'Charmingly-Childlike Doodle Topper?' It's like a chalkboard drawing come to life!

 

Oh, I am growing rather fond of you two. You're such a couple of characters!

By Erin Salerno

Or should I say caricatures?

 

If you're finding it hard to make a decision, how about a compromise? It's the secret to successful marriages, I hear! So why not let the bride choose the cake, and the groom choose the topper?

Made by Laura A.

Or maybe in this instance it was the other way around. Either way, everybody wins!

 

Our Serengeti Sunsets line is also quite popular, representing solidarity, security and sensuality!

Submitted by Keeley S. and made by Bubolinkata

May your marriage be blessed with all three! And may you also be blessed with a honeymoon in the Serengeti, because wow, even in cake form it's gorgeous!

 

Ahhh, now here is one of my favorite toppers. Remember when your man went all Edward Cullen on you, and composed you your very own song? This beautiful topper can be an ode to your love, and an ode to your ode! (Does that make sense? It made sense in my brain. You know, before I said it out loud).

Submitted by Kristy L., and made by The Cupcake Gallery

Look at the bride's delicate little curl of hair! So demure and delightful, I think I'm getting weepy.

 

And finally, if you're looking for something over-the-top, sometimes it helps to look at the very bottom.

The bottom of the sea, that is!

Submitted by Kate O. and made by deviantART user ~The-EvIl-Plankton

"Darling it's better, down where it's wetter, under the sea!"

You can't see it, but the octopus is actually shaking eight tiny maracas*.

*Ok, not really. But wouldn't that be awesome?

 

Well, thanks so much for visiting The Wedding Cake Topper Emporium. Remember, we're your one-stop-cake-topper-shop! Shop till you drop at our topper shop! 'Cuz we don't sell no slop! At the hop! Pop pop, don't stop!

Yes, I'm done.

 

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

Sunday
Feb192012

Sunday Sweets: Disney

Salaga-doo-la, menchika-boo-la, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! Put them together, and what have you got?

You've got some magical Disney cakes coming your way, that's what!

Now quick, close your eyes. What's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words Disney icon?

Was it Mickey Mouse?

Submitted by Patricia K. and made by Cake Occasions

Of course it was!

(Hey, you didn't even close your eyes, did you?)

(Because I can tell when you're lying.)

(In fact, you could say it's as plain as the nose growing on your face.)

By Le torte decorate di Beatrice

(I am SO GOOD at segues.)

Don't worry, though, I could never stay mad at that sweet wide-eyed face for long. And those rosy cheeks! The fondant candles are an ultra-cute touch, too. Why aren't there more fondant candles on cakes? Way neater than the real thing, in both senses of the word.

But let's talk about lying some more. For instance, if you say Fantasia is your favorite Disney movie of all time, you are probably lying. In fact, I just did a quick poll of my Facebook friends. Zero percent liked Fantasia the best. Granted, I got 17 total responses, but still.

Still, Fantasia in cake form? Freaking. Amazing.

By Cake Lava

I want to frolic in those frothy waves!

Look at the water pouring out of the buckets! Beautiful.

 

Shhh. What's that sound?

[Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock ...]

Did you hear that?

I think it must be time to sink our teeth into some action and adventure, Neverland-style!

By Variedades Dalila

Awww, this cake gives me happy thoughts.

 

And let's not forget a Disney legend in her own right: Mickey's main squeeze, Minnie! Here's a fun homage to Miss Mouse:

By Erin H.

Polka dots and ruffles are a winning combination, any way you slice it.

 

Or bite it!

Submitted by Karen B. and made by Zoey Cakes

And if those ears are made with Thin Mints, as I suspect, then this cute little confection just entered a whole 'nother stratosphere of awesomliciousness. Mmmm.

 

Plenty of cuteness is happening down in the Hundred Acre Wood, too.

By Andrea's SweetCakes

See kids, this is why you want to hire a professional. I can't even imagine the travesties that would occur if you called up your local wreckery and ordered a "Pooh cake." (Wait. Actually, yes I can. Thanks, Jen!)

 

Here's one of my favorite scenes from Cinderella, cake-ified:

By Wendy's Taarten

So much detail here, plus some gravity-defying construction: How is the little bird hovering mid-flight off the side of the cake? And how on Earth is that mouse's head staying upright on that tiny neck?!

 

One more question: How can I get myself invited to some of these Disney-themed birthday parties? Seriously.

Submitted by Mitushi B. and made by Jen The Cookie Chick

I think I'm in love with the Goofy hat tier, but it's nice to see Pluto getting a subtle nod, too!

 

Nothing subtle about these cookies, though:

Submitted by Nancy H. and made by Katie's Something Sweet

Sheesh, Cinderella, if you love Prince Charming so much, why don't you marry him?

Oh, wait...

 

Now this is incredible:

By Slice of Life

I have no words. I do have some gasps of awe and half-grunted sentences, though: "That is...I mean just look at... woah!" "How did...who could...?... wow!"

 

I hope these Disney cakes made all your wishes and dreams come true! Or at least made you Happy, and not Grumpy.

By Le Torte di Renato

Or Sneezy, because I would really hate for you to be allergic to cake.

That would bite.

(Ha! Get it? Like the poisoned apple?)
(Oh, never mind.)

 

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