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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 (502)

Sunday
Oct062013

Sunday Sweets: Precious Metals

Did you hear the buzz? Metallics are like, so in. They are hot for fall, y'all. And like most trendy trends, metallics are already making their way from the runways to the serving trays:

(Via this site, baker not listed. Anyone know?)

Yep, all the cool cakes are doing it.

 

Here comes a flashy little number now:

(By Consumed by Cake)

Spread the word: Shiny is the new black. Or white ... or something.
What I mean is, it's this season's must-serve.

 

It's in vogue, in your mouth.

(By Hey There Cupcake)

So go for the gold!

Or at least something equally shiny.

 

Because even though these cakes runneth over with molten metals, they go beyond traditional gold and silver:

(By Minette Rushing Custom Cakes)

For instance, this fashion-forward confection looks divine in an elegant rose gold.

 

And this beauty isn't afraid to rock an antiqued bronze!

(By Alice in Weddingland)

Tres fierce!

 

And let's not forget copper!

(By Pretty Please Bakeshop, photo by Casey Fatchett Photography)

Now that's a pretty penny indeed!
(And inspired by a penny floor - so cool!)

 

This style icon is glittering and gorgeous:

(By Cake Art Studio)

... and sure to get you noticed.
(I especially love the transparent flower petals!)

 

Yes, today's high-wattage cakes obey nobody's rules, and even fearlessly flaunt several trends at once:

(By Charm City Cakes)

Chevrons? Check.
Stripes? Check.
And polka-dots?
Check check!
(Or dot dot?)

 

But a gilded cake doesn't need to be all-up-in-yo-face, yo.
They can be romantic and reflective, too:

(By Erica OBrien)

Reflective?! *snort* Get it?!

 

Ahem. Anyway ... the future is shiny, and the future is here.

(By Sweet Tiers)

And it's so, so pretty! Will we ever be satisfied with shimmer-less cakes again?

 

I just hope the trend continues for a long time, because I want a cake like this at my silver anniversary:

(By Bobbette and Belle)

(The 25th one, in case you were about to google).
Perfect, right?

 

Lucky for us metallics are classic, so I don't think they're going anywhere. So let's eat, drink, and be shiny!

(By Layers Cake)

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay shiny!

 

Have a Sweet you want us to see? Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks(dot)com!

Sunday
Sep292013

Sunday Sweets: You Can't Handle The Cute!

Hi. I'm Jen, and I'm addicted to cute.

What can I say? Sometime I just NEED to see a baby dragon holding a beach ball surrounded by pastel pennant bunting.

(By Choko Late)

Ahhhh. That's the stuff.

(Even the letters are adorable. How?!)

 

Needless to say, I heartily approve of cutesying up my favorite characters, like Bats and Wonder Woman here:

(By Little Pieces of Heaven, found here)

Cutest crime-stoppers evah! And how perfect are their colors together?

 

I know some folks find the button eyes on Lalaloopsy dolls a little too Coraline-esque, but I'm completely nuts for them:

(By Jussra Soares and found here - but no website is listed. Anyone have it?)

Squee! Srsly, it's all I can do not to start binge-buying these every time I'm near the toy aisle. And would you look how sweet that quilted pattern is? With the little tape measure and sewing basket and spools? And that fabric name plaque on the wall with the birthday girl's name is super fun.

 

I think these next two need no introduction:

(By The Cupcake Maker)

...but that's Despicable behavior.

If you're not smiling right now, you should get your emotion chip checked. And is anyone else expecting to see that goggle strap snap back at any second? I feel like I could reach out and twang it, it's so perfect!

 

So. Buzz Lightyear. Could he be any cuter?

Why yes, yes he could:

(By Don Buciak II)

I will never stop being amazed at what Don can do with just buttercream - NEVER. (Yes, that's all icing!) Think you can't have a show-stopping sculpted cake without fondant? Then hit that link up there and go see more of Don's work - but hang on to your socks.

 

I've determined there aren't nearly enough Rainbow Brite cakes in the world. Happily Amy here is working to fix that:

(Submitted by Kate F. and made by Amy A-S)

YES. I love her ponytail, and the rainbow stars. Of course, you do realize I'll be spending the next hour searching ebay for my old doll with the crinkly holographic skirt, right? And a Twink in every color, so I can make a Twink rainbow? They'll look perfect next to my Gremlin and Animaniac dolls.
Aw yeeeah.

 

And now, the cutest knight in all the land:

(By Tal Tsafrir's Cakes)

Accompanied by the cutest dragon, perched atop the cutest castle. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's the Kingdom of Cute, right there.

 

Sure, Hello Kitty is already pretty darn adorable - but EVERY girl looks better with nerdy glasses and a little plaid bow, amirite?

(Submitted by Kristen R. and made by Alena's Sweets)

 

Speaking of which, I've always thought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be more fun as girls - haven't you?

(By Little Cherry Cake Company)

And girls who like cupcakes just as much as they like their pizza, too - because those are the kind of teenage mutant ninja turtles *I* want to hang out with. Cowabunga, dudettes!

 

Er, you may want to cover your ears, 'cuz I'm about lose my adorbz-loving mind over this next one:

(By Chef Sam)

TIGGER!!! It's all. About. That. Tigger. And the balloons. Yes. I want that little Tigger, holding the balloons, on my desk, IMMEDIATELY.

Please? [Bambi eyes]

 

I'll admit that not all robots are cute, but for every murderous Dalek or Cylon there's a chipper little sweetie like this, just waiting to bloop at you cheerfully and offer to play a game of checkers:

(By Cheirinho De Coisa Boa)

That smile! And his eyes light up!

 

Well, my friends and fellow addicts, I hope you've gotten your fill of cute Sweets today - but if not, I think a happy little penguin wearing an aviator cap and balancing on a circus ball should do the trick:

(By Pauline Bakes The Cake)

[collapses from the cute]

Yep, we're done here.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

EXTRA BONUS SWEETNESS: Our friends Rick and Sasha over at cakelava - whose work we've featured a lot over the years here on Sweets - just wrote a fun book called Extreme Cakeovers:

And even better, they have three copies to give away to you guys! So just comment below to enter, and we'll announce the three lucky winners in tomorrow's post. Good luck!

 

P.S. - Curious to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets? Then go check out our Sunday Sweets Directory!