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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 (416)

Sunday
Feb122012

Sunday Sweets: Be My Valentine?

Today I got you a very special valentine. Yes, you. No no, not you - YOU. [waggling eyebrows]

Now, it might look like a regular Sunday Sweets post, but it's filled with awesome Valentines cakes. Just the way you like. Yep. (Who loves ya? Huh?)

Check it out. This one says, "I'm wild about you, Valentine!"

By Kakes by Karen

I think it's also saying "Eat me!" - but in a really polite way.

 

This one is for that adorable nickname I gave you:

By CakeCentral member Miranda1987

"Curly cherry stem."

 

And I know how much you like Snoop Dog, so...

By Blue Cupcake by Julie

You're welcome.

 

Remember that time we released a single balloon at the park, and stood together watching it rise and rise as it drifted off into the rich red sea of the sunset?

No?

Oh.

Well, this is pretty anyway:

By hello naomi

Simple perfection.

Just like you.

(D'awwww.)

 

If I had the time, ability, or inclination to hand form and dye hundreds of tiny sugar hearts, and then apply them one-by-one to a beautiful cake, it would never look this good:

By Erica O'Brien Cake Design, tutorial for sugar hearts here

But I like to think it'd still make you smile.

 

Boxes of chocolates are sweet, but you know what's even sweeter?

By Baking Obsession

Boxes of chocolates that let you EAT THE BOX.

And from now on I've giving every box lid a test nibble, just for you.

 

Speaking of edible, you're not going to believe this, but you can eat this lace:

By For The Love of Cake

Well, and not choke on it, I mean. That is, it's supposed to be eaten. Wowza. Can you imagine if ALL lace was edible?

Er....oh.

On second thought, never mind. (Hi, kids!)

 

Ah, here's just the Sweet we need to rescue my dignity:

By Truly Custom Cakery

That is some serious swag.

 

Of course, the best Valentines always celebrate what's *inside*:

By Bakingdom

And this makes my technicolor heart oh-so happy.

 

Speaking of which, you know I have to give you a Valentine that reflects my geeky side, too, right?

By Cakes by Katherine

Just try not to read too much into the red-shirt thing.

 

Sub'd by Lisa R., made by SugarRushTreats

I call these, "Love Bytes."

(Heehee!)

 

And finally, the ultimate expression of love and companionship:

By Cloudy Cakes

And that's no lie.

Have a great Valentines this week, Valentines!

 

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

Sunday
Feb052012

Sunday Sweets: Super Bowl

You may remember from last year's Super Bowl Sweets that we the CW team know almost as much about sports as we do about weasel neutering.

So...

WHO'S READY FOR SOME FOOTBAAAAAAAAAAAALL?!?!

(The Super Bowl IS football, right? Oh, good.)

I watch the Super Bowl every year - despite my lack of sports knowledge - just because I get to eat glorious piles of delicious junk food:

By Alliance Bakery

Mmmm...Oooonion riiings...

I love the Seussian details; it looks like it's straight out of Green Eggs and Junk Food!


It's a fact that Super Bowl parties are the only place where it's entirely acceptable, nay, expected!, to eat a whole bag of potato chips by yourself.

Submitted by Linday S. and made by La-Di-Da Cakes

RRRRuffles have RRRidges made out of fondant, and they're amazing.

The only way I know this isn't a real bag of chips is how full it is. Usually when I open a bag, it's 75% air, 15% chip crumbs, and 10% greasy-fingered shame.

 

Of course, no Super Bowl party would be complete without a heaping stack o' wings:

By Sugar Buzz Cakes

Now, I know what you're thinking: those are real wings on cake, which is disgusting. I thought the same thing. So we called the baker in Tempe, AZ and asked her. Turns out they're made of fondant! Un-Be-Freakin'-Lievable.

 

I just remembered that this is supposed to be a football post.

Fine. Here.

By Mike's Amazing Cakes

Seriously, Mike. Did you steal a piping bag from Warehouse 13?

[Ok, so we *might* have just given you a clue why we know nothing about football.]

BACK TO THE FOOD!

 

Hey, you know what goes great with sports for which you care nothing? Pizza!

Submitted by Hilary B. and made by Pink Cake Box

It's pretty rare to see a pizza box cake. I love it. And check out the little mushrooms!

 

Now I know what you're thinking: what am I gonna drink with all this junkfood, water? What do I look like, a health nut? What am I, a fish?!

No! You're an American! 

By Piece of Cake - Custom Cakes by Mark

You drink BEER!

 

Unless, of course, you're NOT an American. In which case:

Submitted by Lisa L. and made by Cakes by No More Tiers

You drink LAGER!

The bottles and ice on both cakes are made of sugar. Total homerun!

 

Ok, I know what you're all waiting for. After all, you can't have the Super Bowl without some bone-crunching, cheerleading, touch-downing, grass-staining, FOOTBALL.

... INTERRUPTING COMMERCIALS!!

Personally, the commercials are my favorite part of the Super Bowl. Like the Mighty Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales!

By CakeCentral user mmmcake0072

D'awww. Who's a mighty widdle clydesdale?! It's you, it's you!

Ahem.

 

Okay, okay, we probably need to talk about football or... something.

So, the New England Patriots are playing.

By Chocmo Cakes

And I'm pretty sure they'll win because this cake is very tall and majestic.

 

Also, the New York Giants are playing:

By The Designer Cake Company

Although I hear blue balls are hard to run with.

[innocent smile]

 

And so, it is with a heavy heart and a full stomach that we bring this post to an end, with one final, majestic nod to the ol' pig skin:

By Swen's Homemade Cake

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday everybody!

Or, ya know, just a Sunday.

 

Have a Sweet for us? Then send it to SundaySweets (at) cakewrecks (dot) com.