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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 (468)

Sunday
Jan272013

Sunday Sweets Goes Green!

Did you hear? Pantone has announced the official color of 2013, and it's GREEN!

Submitted by Jacki L. and made by Cakes by Eve

"Is it dragon green?"

No...

By Caroline of The Roli Poli Cake Company

"Mike Wazowski green?"

No...

By Lena's Designer Cakes

"Cowabunga Green?"

Nope!

And before you ask, it's also not Starbucks green...

By Jenny L.

 

Salad green...

Submitted by Amy S.; baker unknown.

 

Or Yoda green:

Made by amateur baker Morgan R.

"Disappointed, I am."

And while I'd be delighted if this year's color were Green Lantern green:

Submitted by Sara C. and made by Amy Beck Cake Design

 

Or Yoshi green:

Submitted by Kristy L. and made by Sweet Disposition Cakes

 

Or maybe even Hobbit Door green:

Submitted by Sarah F. and made by Love is Cake

[squee!]

It's not.

 

No, I'm happy to report that the official color of 2013 is Emerald green:

By Martha Stewart Weddings

Woohoo!

Speaking as both a May baby and someone who's tired of the drab pea-soup and army greens that have been dominating the clothing aisle, I couldn't be happier about this year's color. Here's hoping today's Sweets warm you up to the choice, too!

 

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

Sunday
Jan202013

Sunday Sweets: Tasty Tentacles!

So I was thinking I wanted to do something different this week for Sweets. Something new. Something crazy. Something, I don't know...tentacley.

Don't worry; I'm not going to show you anything WEIRD. Besides, I bet most of you like a cute lil' octopus as much as you obviously like owls. (YOLO!)

By Cake Central member Miniminipop

And besides, lookit that cutie!

(True story: I just learned what YOLO meant last month. I'm such an internet trend failure.)

(Truer story: I just learned YOLO does NOT mean "you obviously love owls." MY ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE. [sob])

 

Of course, not ALL octopuses/octopi/octopodes are that adorable. Some just look all hip and cool while hanging out in their undersea gardens:

Submitted by Kelly M. and made by Jacqueline Marie's

I'd like to be
Under the sea
In an octopus's garden
In the shaaaade.

(See, that's why he's cool!)

 

While others search the sea floor for awesome steampunk accessories:

Submitted by Heather and made by Over the Top Cakes

"Yesss... I shall glue some gearsss on it, and call it 'ssssteampunk!' Mwah-ha-haa!"

(Not sure why I think octopi sound like vampire snakes, but there ya go.)

 

Now you might think that octopodes are the only things with tentacles. NOT SO.

There are also the giant squids in storybooks:

By Sweet Fix

In this case, literally.
(See what I did there? LITERALLY?!)

 

And fashion-forward Disney villains:

By Cake Central member e-cakefactory

Ursula, dahling, you've never looked more delectable!

 

...and who can forget the infamous Davy Jones?

By Rub-a-Duckie

EEEK!! Ok, gotta be honest: this thing is WAY too realistic for me. Amazing, yes, but I swear I can see his "beard" squirming. [shudder]

 

Yep, I'm going to need some serious cute to recover from that.

By MyCakeSchool (photo tutorial at the link)

Ahh, that's better. Such a sweet design, and I like the writing in the sugar "sand."

 

What is it about a little octopus in a sailor hat that makes him look so huggable, anyway?

By D Bar Denver

D'awwww. And if I'm not mistaken, those are sugar glass gems on the top tier and on the wire sprigs. Way to whip out the SKILLZ, guys!

 

Now, I know my fellow geeks are waiting for a Cthulhu cake, but I've gotta tell you, I think we posted the best one just a few months ago for Halloween - and believe it or not, good Cthulhu cakes are hard to find!

Besides, just picture this next guy with a body and wings and a seeping aura of horror, and that's basically Cthulhu right there:

By Kathy Cakes

(Can you believe this is cake? 'Cuz I'm not sure I can!)

 

Oh! And of course we can't talk about amazing octopus cakes without this famous showstopper:

Submitted by Ashley B. and made by Highland Bakery

That's 200 pounds of airbrushed awesomeness, right there. Ahhhh-MAZING.

 

Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Gee, if you love octopuses so much, why don't you get married with 'em?"

Oh, you mean like with this super-fantabulous wedding cake?

By Cake Central member RejectedSeoul

EXCELLENT IDEA, you!

Now, just throw in a few cute little seahorses, and I am SO THERE.

 

And finally, I'm going to end with this stunning, mildly bizarre, excessively tentacley example of cakey goodness:

By Fire and Icing

Wowza. Tentacles have never looked more elegant.

And bizarre.

But mostly elegant.

 

Have a sweet to nominate? Send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.