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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 (365)

Sunday
Mar132011

Sunday Sweets: Double Dose

You're in for a treat today, guys; I've got a special double-feature Sweets for you!

First, a little luck o' the Irish:

By Debbie Does Cakes

Now that's a rockin' shamrock.

And these little clover cookies are pure gold:

I love the technique used for drawing the clovers: you drop three dollops of liquid green icing into the white, and then draw a pin or toothpick through to give them the classic heart shape. Aren't they just perfect?

This neck-less Leprechaun made me grin:


And I still have a hard time believing this one is actually cake:

Submitted by Snow W. and made by Cakes by Design

Of course, everyone knows the rainbow has to end in the pot of gold:

By For the Love of Cake

And here's some fondant-free fun:

By The Dairy Berry

This one, too!

Also by The Dairy Berry

Check out that "foam" on top: amazing!

And finally, a wee tiered beauty:

By Ava Sweet Cakes

SO. CUTE.

Ah, but we're not done yet! Since I haven't featured any Mardi Gras Sweets, here are a few masquerade beauties to make up for it:


Pretty paisley.

By Small Things Iced

Gooorgeous. And the mask and flower on top are sugar paste!

This one was spotted at the "That Takes the Cake Show" in Austin:

Photo by Amanda SG, made by Daniel Keadle

Such a cool design: it was split down the middle!

I always love color, but sometimes an all-white design really lets the detail shine through:

By Black Flour

Beautiful. The mask is also made from gumpaste, and would you believe those lower feathers are cut from rice paper?

And finally, hold on to your hats, 'cuz yes, this really is cake:

By Highland Bakery

There are no words. Just "WOW."

Hope you enjoyed your double dose of Sweets, all!

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

Sunday
Mar062011

Seussical Sunday Sweets

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday last week, let's take a look at some Sweets that would make the good doctor proud.

 

Submitted by Katelyn P. and made by Violet Sweet Shoppe

 

Like we could start with anything but green eggs and ham. ;)

 

 

These are a few of my favorite Things:

 

By Marj J. of The Icing on the Cake

 

 

And check out the detail on these cupcakes:
Submitted by Kaity G. and made by Sift Dessert Bar

 

It only seems natural that a Seuss cake should defy the laws of gravity:

 

Sub'd by Wendy O., made by Kate of And Everything Sweet (hit the link for more pics)

 

 

By Karen's Specialty Cakes and Confections

 

And the famous Cat in the Hat's striped hat is almost synonymous with Dr. Seuss:

By Dessert Works

Look at that razor-sharp edge! That is some awesome icing work.

 

 

Here's the sweetest Seuss birthday cake I've ever seen:

 

By Christina of Creative Cake Designs

 

Look at that green balloon! And the hand-cut lettering! [swoon]

Here's another inspired by the same book:

 

Sub'd by Ashley C., made by Glenda's Good Witch Goodies

 

These colors are just gorgeous. I'm also stumped as to how the baker made the stripes. They don't look painted on, and I see no seams, so...? (Glenda, can you weigh in?)

Seuss is often credited with the whimsical and topsy-turvy style for cakes, and you can definitely see his influence on this wedding cake:

Photo found here, made by Mike's Amazing Cakes

Of course, I think nothing would delight Dr. Seuss more than a wedding cake that hangs upside down from the ceiling:

 

By Chrissie B. of Too Nice To Slice

 

 

WOW. Just when you thought you'd seen it all...

 

 

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

 

Update: We got a late entry today that was too good not to post.

 

By Cakes by Suzy

 

So cool!