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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 (507)

Sunday
Oct132013

Fall Into Sweets

It's Fall, y'all, which means pumpkins, pumpkins, EVERYWHERE:

(With Love & Confection)

 

I've never been a huge pumpkin pie fan, but cake? YES, PLEASE.

And while orange IS my favorite color, I'm still utterly smitten with these white pumpkins:

(By MadHouse Bakes)

And get this: the flavor is sweet potato spice, filled with spiced brown sugar buttercream and candied pecans. SWOON. And it's hand painted. YES YES PLEASE PLEASE.

 

Now check out this mind-boggling design:

(Spotted at the Tulsa State Fair, posted here, made by Karen Portaleo of Highland Bakery.)

I was so amazed by that "carved" design that I almost missed the teensy tiny mice. DON'T MISS THE TEENSY TINY MICE, YOU GUYS.

 

Of course, there's a lot more to Fall than just pumpkins, though.

There are also acorns:

(By Freshly Squeez'd)

And squirrels wearing perfect little crowns. (squee!)

 

And all those colorful changing leaves you lucky Northern types get to brag about:

(By Dream Day Cakes)

Down here in Florida all we get are pine cones and non-stop greenery. (Am I jealous? YEP.)

 

Those rainbow leaves can look gorgeous in shades of white, too, though:

(By Sin)

 

Another Fall staple: bales of hay (for hay rides!) and black cats in funny hats:

(By MadHouse Bakes)

Suh-WHEAT!

(Sorry, sorry. I know how my puns can go against the grain.)

(HAY-O!)

:D

And where there is hay, there must also be adorable scarecrow cookies. Because I said so.

(Submitted by Amanda N. & made by The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle)

 

Or how about a modern take on all that Fall leafy goodness?

(By The Cake Museum)

So fun!

 

Or, if you prefer a more traditional approach:

(By Wild Orchid Baking)

Stunning. Hard to believe the "stump" is cake, too!

 

Ooh, or how about an apple orchard cake?

(Photo via, cake by Designer Desserts)

I love the initials carved in the "birch" tier - so perfect for a Fall wedding! And you'll never believe this, but the apples are made of rice crispy treats. SERIOUSLY. (How you like them apples?)

Well, here's hoping the weather cools enough for us Floridians to crack some windows open soon, but 'til then, the rest of you have a cup of cider for me, k? Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

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Curious which Sweets bakers we've featured in your area? Then check out our Sunday Sweets Directory!

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!