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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 (430)

Sunday
May202012

Sunday Sweets: Vintage Elegance

"Elegance isn’t about being noticed, it’s about being remembered."

Isn't that a deep thought? I didn't think of it myself. I found it on Pinterest, which basically does my thinking for me these days.  But I do think you'll find today's vintage style Sweets to be nothing but noticeable AND memorable.

 

For instance, I don't think I will ever forget this cake, as I've been staring at it for a solid 20 minutes. 

Its beauty has been burned into my brain!

 

This next one is completely fondant-free, and so exquisitely detailed it's actually causing me physical pain. Ugh.

Submitted by Denette L. & made by & Eat It, Too!

Have you ever felt that? A little sting from viewing something of absolute beauty? Like this gorgeous cake, or an amazing sunrise, or Zac Efron?  

Perhaps I've said too much.

 

I've never looked at a cake before and wished it was a ride at Disneyland, but here you have it:

By Amber's Cake Creations

 Hmm, but maybe an entire theme park dedicated to cake would be even better. Caketopia! I might be onto something here...

 

Now, prepare your eyeballs for the intense awesomeness they are about to behold:

Sub'd by Annette P. & made by J'Adore Cakes Co.

Each of these cakes is entirely breathtaking on its own, but THREE?  A pearly pink trifecta of  peacock plumaged perfection? Swoon. No. I take that back. They deserve two syllables: Swoo-hoon. 

 

I don't think anything fits the term 'vintage elegance' better than a corset.

By Frosted Love Celebration Cakes

And this incredible cake really imbodies the phrase, huh? Get it?  *elbow nudge*

 

Ohh, I love the diamond tufting on this cake. And the colors are so retro and perfect. With the glints of gold and pearls, it's like a little jewelry box full of treasures!

Submitted by Crystal Q. and made by Andrea's SweetCakes

However, I wouldn't be disappointed to find it full of cake inside, either.

 

Someone should tell this cake that it's not polite to upstage the bride.

By Ron Ben-Israel

 Look at that lace! Simply gorgeous.

 

 Modern vintage: an oxymoron?

By Art and Appetite

Ha ha hardly.

(Well, I guess it is an oxymoron, but that word just sounds like an insult!)  This cake deserves nothing but flattery with its cool juxtaposition of stripes and ruffles.

 

And now: more ruffles!

By Amanda Oakleaf Cakes

 This confection looks totally cute and innocent, until you notice that one layer looks like a garter, and the  ruffly tier looks like a petticoat!  Gasp! I clutch my pearls in shock!  Such scandalousness.

 

And I'm not sure exactly how, but this cake is giving off a bit of a 'boudoir' vibe as well.  Maybe its the sassy stack of ruffles, or the 'stitching' along the stripes, or the fondant jewelry draped just-so.

Sub'd by Debbie C., made by The Caketress photo by Jennifer Klementti Photography

"Voulez-vous stare at this cake avec moi?"

PS: EDIBLE JEWELRY? Is this really real?  I approve.


Sweet sassafras! This final Sweet is amazing. It's like a '40s prom dress or something. In fact, it's the very definition of vintage elegance. I even made up a word in its honor:

By Sweet Pea Cakes

Flappergasting!  

(That uh, sounded more complimentary in my head.)

 

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

 

Update from john: Commenting may be a bit... wonky today. We're working on it.  And by "working" I mean waiting for someone to fix it.  Hey, someone!  Could you hurry it up?!

Sunday
May132012

Sunday Sweets: For Mom

When it comes to moms, we here at Cake Wrecks know there's really no comparison.

But John and I are going to give it a try anyway.

Here goes:
Moms are like giraffes.

By Mama B.'s Cakes, via

They'll gladly stick their necks out for us.

 

Moms are like fine wine.

By For Goodness Cakes

They only improve with age.

(Jen: Plus some of them are hard to put a cork in.)
(John: JEN!)
(Jen: Sorry.)

 

Moms are like hot air balloons.

By Sweet Tiers

They raise us up.

(John: Aw, I love that song.)
(Jen: I know, right?)
(John & Jen: You raise me uuuuup! So I can stand on MOUN-taaaaiins! You RAAAAISE me UuuUUup! To walk on stormy seeeeaass!)

 

Moms are like master chess players.

Submitted by Sharon & Matt; made by Cake Studio

They're always a couple moves ahead of you.

 

Moms are like toasters.

By the Icing on the Cake

If you push their buttons, they can really heat up.

(Jen: You call that buttering her up?)
(John: You're right. Maybe I should offer her a toast. That always gets me out of a jam.)
(Jen: You want a pat on the head for those crumby puns?)
(John: Oooh, BURN.)

 

Moms are like art palettes.

By Cupcake Envy

They help us show our true colors.

(Jen: Is it too early for another sing-along?)
(John: Yes. So just hum it.)

 

Moms are like onions.

(John: NOW who's not being complimentary?)
(Jen: No, no, hear me out:)

By Cake Chérie

They have a lot of layers.

(John: Oh, ok. That's not too bad...)

Plus if you chop them up, you'll probably cry.

(John: JEN!!)

(Jen: What? Am I wrong?!)

 

Moms are like pirates.

Sub'd by Kristin A. & made by Cake Nouveau

Some of them have killer right hooks.

(John: Maybe you should have remembered that before the onion thing.)
(Jen: Good point.)

 

Moms are like crime scene tape.

By Cake Hero

You never want to cross them.

(John: Um...maybe we should be focusing on more positive things.)
(Jen: You're right. How's this?)

Moms are like lighthouses.

Sub'd by archersangel; by Mike's Amazing Cakes

They guide us home through the storms of life,
so we're not dashed on the rocks of disappointment,
and pecked to death by the seagulls of despair.

(John: I like it.)

 

All silliness aside, we wish all you moms out there - and especially ours - the happiest of Mothers' Days, and hope that at some point today you'll get at least five minutes' peace:

Submitted by Kristy L. and made by The Cupcake Gallery

And maybe even a nice bubble bath.

 

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

 

Note from john: This post was originally entitled "Motherly Metaphors" but as R3Test pointed out in the comments, these are actually similes.  Bwoops.  I guess it's mildly ironic because my mom was actually an English teacher so I probably should have known that.  Also, Jen should never let me name a post at 4am.