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What's a Wreck?

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 (412)

Sunday
Jan012012

Sunday Sweets: Winter Wonders

This week John and I have been visiting the frigid tundra of the frozen north: Williamsburg, Virginia. At one point it even dipped down to 39 degrees, so I think you'll agree we've endured what no human being should ever be subjected to.

So, in the spirit of my freezing Floridian tootsies, allow me to present some incredible icy Sweets for your New Year's Day:

By Mad Baker

We didn't see any snow this week - obviously it was just too cold - but even if we had I doubt it would've looked this delicious.

 

Check out the rock sugar border on this wintry beauty:

By Varrvarra

It's like an icy blast of GORGEOUS. Love it.

 

Speaking of gorgeous, ever heard of cake jewelry?

Well, me neither.

But that's what I've decided to call these dangling crystal whirly bits:

By Elegant Treats

I'm also digging the frosted texture and spiky top tier.

 

Okey dokey, time for a cute fix:

By Highland Bakery

D'awww.

 

Now all we need are some cute polar bears and maybe a walrus and an adorable little Eskimo or two.

Submitted by Sabrina K., made by her mom Anneke of Het Bonte Taartje

I never thought a fish skeleton could be cute. And that submerged bear on the bottom? Genius.

 

From the icy poles to an icy palace:

By Pipedreams

So sweet!

 

 Now, this next one *does* have Christmas lights on it...

By Andrea's SweetCakes

...but in my defense, we leave our trees up 'til after New Year's anyway. And it's awesome. 

 

Here's what I look like when it's below 60 degrees:

By Donna Makes Cakes

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Note from john- It's 12:36 am on New Year's Day and Jen just fell asleep while writing this post. It's adorable, really. We spent all day with family at Busch Gardens and she's all tuckered out. But, there are only two cakes left so if it's okay with y'all, I'll finish up.

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Look! A dinosaur! In earmuffs!

By Tim G. of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes

Cool.

See what I did there? It's like a pun! 
This writing stuff is easy...

 

And so, in conclusion:

By Brooklyn Cake

Glittery cardinals = Awesome.

I think we can all see why Jen does the writing. :)


Well, that's it for me. Just one more thing...
[kissing Jen on the forehead and whispering]
Happy New Year, baby.

And to the rest of you: have a fantastic New Year, and Wreck On!

 

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

Sunday
Dec252011

Sunday Sweets: Merry Treats!

It's Christmas!!

Yippee!

So what are you doing online?

No, no, I understand; I need little breaks from all that family time, too.

I mean...[eying family]...uh, I like to check Sunday Sweets with my family, too! Yeah. Ahem.

[pointing] Look, over there! Pretty!

By Cotton & Crumbs

 I'm one of those people who goes a little nuts with my wrapping - you know, wrapping the box lids separately and getting all Martha Stewart on the sprigs and sparkly coordinated tags and whatnot - so this is right up my alley. Can you believe that bow? And the ornaments are edible, too!

 

This giant nutcracker looks like he should be the doorman at FAO Schwarz:

By valscustomcakes under the instruction of Mike's Amazing Cakes.

I'd never guess there was soft squishy cake under there: he looks solid enough to crack walnuts!

 

Of all the tree cakes I've seen, I think this one is my favorite:

By Sweet Disposition Cakes

It's so bright and cheery - like the Misfit Toys will come bouncing over any second now.

 

In fact...

By Cakes by Erin

Yep, there they are!

 

More edible ornaments - this time with an edible box!

By Sweet Designs by Larissa

Could this BE any more realistic? Seriously. At this point I think I'm going to start gnawing on random Christmas decorations around the house, just to be sure.

 

Now, BRING US A FIGGY PUDDING!

By Gill Smith

Thank you.

(At least, I *think* that's a figgy pudding. To be honest, I've never seen an actual figgy pudding, and have long suspected it's some kind of holiday euphemism.)

 

When you see so many gravity-defying and technically advanced cakes, it's easy to take things for granted. For example, how do you think they got these edible reindeer to match the exact curve of the cake?

Submitted by Janina M. and made by Sugar Sweet Cakes & Treats

I know that silicone molds were involved, but beyond that, I'm stumped. And very impressed.

 

Here's another brilliant technique:

Submitted by Julie K. and made by i am baker

It's like pleated ribbons of icing! Gorgeous, and fondant-free to boot.

 

Ah, but this one gets even better: like a beautifully wrapped package, the best surprise is inside:

Amazing.

 

Is that a blue figgy pudding I see?

By Cake Land by Nivia

More importantly: LOOK AT THAT ADORABLE POLAR BEAR. [squee!]

 

Everyone has a favorite Christmas show, it seems. I love all the classics, of course, but the one I make sure to watch every year is the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I know, I know: you think less of me now. I'm sorry. But I love it.

Which brings me to...

By Jacques Fine European Pastries

This was modeled after the original, too, so you purists can feel free to ooh and ahh. ;)

 

 And finally:

By Cakes by Samantha

 

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!