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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 (442)

Sunday
Aug122012

Sunday Sweets: Beatle Mania

Today's sweets are a tribute to the Greatest Band in the History of the World:

 ABBA!

 No, wait, that's not it.   

 ACE of BASE!  

 Whoops, that's not it either. Oh, I see the problem. Looks like I was in my "Guiltiest Pleasures in the History of the World" playlist. Ok, here we go. Presenting the Greatest Band in the History of the World:

 THE BEATLES!

Made by  Luckey Cakes

 So hop in your yellow submarine and come together (Ha! See what I did there?) to enjoy these sweet treats featuring the Fab Four.

 

And here they are now, playing their fondant hearts out for Sam's Bar Mitzvah.

Sub'd by Amy G. and made by Sweet Talk Cakes

 So much detail here, right down to Paul's left-handedness.  Pretty sure the lights aren't edible, but they make for a cool effect. Honestly, it would be so wrong to eat any of this cake. Let it be!

 

 I don't know what type of event could have possibly necessitated an "I Am The Walrus" cake, but I do know that I would like to be invited next time.

 When you saw this cake, were the next words that entered your head 'goo goo g'joob?' I bet they were. (Or 'koo koo ka choo,' if you're like me and have been saying it wrong your whole life.)

 

 How sweet are the little hearts floating out of the top of this cake?

By Martha Makes Cakes

I think this cake is an homage to the Cirque du Soleil show Love, which is an homage to the musical legacy of the Beatles.  So it's an homage to an homage. Of cuteness.

 

 I'm blown away by the album art on this cake. I spy Abbey Road  and Revolver, but there may be more in there.

 What talent!  Don't feel bad if you can't recreate something like this yourself.  Next time you make a cake, just frost it with plain old vanilla icing and tell your friends it's the cover of the ninth Beatles' album, "The Beatles." Everyone will be totally impressed.

 

 Check out the awesomeness happening all over this Beatles wedding cake. When the groom proposed to his bride-to-be, rumor has it he knelt down on one knee and gently whispered the words, "I want to hold your hand ... forever."

Sub'd by Michelle N. and made by Sweets Lorraine

 I just made that up.  But I bet that's how it happened.

 

 You know what would have been even better than giving Kath this Beatle-themed cake on her 60th birthday?

Sub'd by Lindsay C. and made by Jackie's Cake Kitchen

 Waiting four more years, duh.

 

And now, for the younger fans, meet "The Rattles." Way cooler than your standard baby-rattle shower cake.

Sub'd by Reed and made by Kimberly Chapman.

 I'm dying to know the rest of the rat-bands on this cake. Simon and Ratfunkle?  Fleetwood Mouse? Bob Vermin? The Rodent Stones? 

 

Here's another kiddie Beatles-themed cake: 

Sub'd by Allison P. and made by Sweet Lady Jane

 Because you're never too young to start being cooler than your friends. "Oh what's that, Tommy?  You've never heard of The Beatles? Pssh, they're only like, the coolest rock n' roll band of all time.  Pass me my sippy."

 

As you can see, a lot of today's cakes were inspired by The Beatles' Yellow Submarine film and album art.

Sub'd by Sharon H. baker unknown

  Something about psychedelic pop-art in fondant form is too fun to resist. Isn't this one a dream? It's like a carousel for my eyes!

 

You can't buy me love: False. Because you can buy me this cake, and that's practically the same thing.

Sub'd by Rachel S. and made by Carla Ikeda

 So pretty! I lovity-mclove it. All the happy colors and layers and layers of  kaleidoscopic embellishments, it practically makes me want to break out in song. (I won't, but if I did, I would pick "Here Comes the Sun," that's my very favorite!  What's yours?)

 

 In conclusion, if The Beatles taught us one thing, it's this: All You Need is Love. Either that, or Love Is All You Need. I can never remember which.

Sub'd by Julia G. and made by choccywoccydoodah

 Love, of course, and cake.

 

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

And if you're looking for a Sweets baker in your area, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory for a listing of every pro baker we've ever featured on CW, listed by country and state.

Sunday
Aug052012

Sunday Sweets: A Peck of Pastel Pretties

(I pulled John's sister Anne Marie over to do Sweets this week. Everyone say "hi, Anne Marie!")

When I think of pastels, I always think of The Wicked Awesome 80's.  Back then I wasn't into neon, so the only other options for clothes, makeup and jewelry were in pastels. I had perfectly matching mint green eye shadow, stretchy belt, and Reebok Freestyle aerobic sneakers. And needless to say, I looked totally radical.

But the BEST place for pastels is definitely cake.

I usually wonder how anyone can cut into all these lovely sweets, but in this case, half the beauty is inside!

Ruffly goodness!

 

And I LOVE the tiny bunting on these layers:

 

By Imaginative Icing

 Its got that Victorian garden party feel to it. Perfect with a spot of tea!

 

These sugar flowers could easily be mistaken for real flowers - but they're better, 'cuz they're SUGAR!

By Jane's Cakes

 And that's not a trick of the light - the icing on the rest of the cake is really soft grey! Pretty!

 

This birdcage design features the loveliest mint green icing:

 Anyone else hoping that hook on top is a huge Hershey's Kiss?

 

I feel the urge to give this bitty blue birthday bear (I think we should call him George) a big squeeze and huggie:

Think Heleena would mind?

 

Teeny, tiny, perfectly formed roses on the bottom +

precisely piped swags encircling the top tier =

Perfection!

 I wish the roses in my backyard were that lush!

 

My, my, Mr. Owl!  What big eyes you have!

Submitted by Christine M. and made by Little Boutique Bakery

 "All the better to see you with, Miss Kitty!"

 

Now here's a Sweet alternative to cupcake cakes: a cupcake bouquet!

By Mimi's Cakes & Bakes

 I can see myself sitting daintily in a parlor, nibbling one flower at a time from my own, personal cupcake.  [dreamy sigh]

 

Is it just me, or is seafoam green and soft peach the PERFECT color combo?

By Irresistible Cakes

 It just makes me happy.

 

This falls into the 'can't bear to cut into it' category.  

The detail!

The butterflies!

And you know what I like best?  The cake is covered in Sugarpaste.  

 Doesn't that just sound scrumptious?  

(Yeah, I know its another word for fondant, but just let me dream, m-kay?)


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