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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 (407)

Sunday
Nov132011

Sunday Sweets: Game On

Thanksgiving is coming up (for us Americans, anyway), which means a lot of us are about to spend a lot of time with our families. When my family gets together we like to cook, eat, laugh, eat, and play a whole lot of board games. Then we eat again.

So, in the spirit of two of our favorite activities, let's get our game on!

Scrabble ALWAYS makes its way to our coffee table during the holidays:

By Cake Central user ToniRod

And it stays on the table for days because we all take hour-long turns. I'm serious. One Christmas, I played a game of Scrabble with my aunt that lasted two and a half days. (And I totally won.)

 

Chess, anyone?

Submitted by JH and made by The Chocolate House

I love how the tiers and floating pieces add dimension to a traditionally flat board game. Very cool!

 

My aunt and uncle just informed me that Settlers of Catan will be a big part of Thanksgiving this year. So I guess I should figure out what that is.

Submitted by Emily P. and made by Ann Zeleny

Meanwhile, I'll just eat these adorable cookies.

 

Here's an old favorite:

Submitted by Jenene D. and made by Fields of Cake

Chinese Checkers is kinda like that game at Cracker Barrel where you have to jump the pegs, right? Except it's much harder and doesn't come with dumplings?

 

Ah, here's a game I'm very familiar with... on the computer. Mah jong!

Submitted by Miriam M. and made by Blackmarket Bakery

Unfortunately I have no idea how to play this in real life, though. Anybody want to teach me? Or make bracelets out of the tiles with me?

 

This colorful cutie has nothing to be sorry for!

Submitted by Crystal R. and made by The House of Cakes

That's "sorry," as in, "I'm sorry for eating all of the leftover pecan pie."

 

Here's a perfectly piped way to show the meaningful moments in a couple's life together:

Submitted by Jenn F. and made by Sweetest Perfections

So sweet! And I'd play this game a lot more if "GO TO JAIL" was always replaced with "GO TO JAMAICA."

 

Here's another couple who thought outside the box:

Submitted by Jenene D. and made by MichelleSugarArt

Yep, guys. That's really cake.

 

Make room for a childhood favorite:

Submitted by Evan N. and made by Dolce Designs

This cake makes me hungry, hungry!

 

And another kids' game everyone loves:

By Debbie Does Cakes

It even has gum drop mountains!

 

Of course, if you can't decide which game to play, why not play them all?

Submitted by Kari W.; baker unknown.

Just remember: be nice, let your little brother win, and never - NEVER - sell Boardwalk.

Ever.

 

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

 

Hey Houston!  We'll see you at 2pm.  WOOHOO!!!

Sunday
Nov062011

Sunday Sweets: World Traveler

"Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away!"

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for takeoff! We are traveling the world today! Get your map and passport, and make sure all carry-on luggage is stowed in the overhead bins.

Made by Christopher Garrens 

Here we go!

 

Let's begin our journey at the golden pyramids of Egypt, where rulers were forever immortalized in effigies, hieroglyphics, and cake.

Maybe not cake.

Submitted by Chantelle E. and made by Vanilla Bean Cakes

But if they had gleaming golden fondant back then, I bet they would have used that, too.

 

Let's get an eye-ful of the Eiffel, and I'll have a plate-full too!

By For the Love of Cake

If you look out of the right side of your window, you'll see some amazingly intricate frosting fretwork here.

 

Next, we'll jet over to Greece, where our hospitable host awaits us with gifts of fruit and olives and... is that a gyro, too? Oh, why not, you're on vacation!

Submitted by Abbie and made by Tiney's Bakeshop

(Thankfully nothing was lost in translation here, because ordering a "Greece-inspired cake" over the phone could have gone badly in several ways.)

 

Now we're off to Rome!  Haven't you always wanted to see the *Pantheon?  Now's your chance!

Submitted by Amy T-K and made by her friend, amateur baker Judy.

(And yes, congratulations indeed, John, for being the type of guy who warrants such a classy creation, instead of like, a sheet cake topped with beer cans and fake boobs. High five.)

 

Whew! I think we need a cupcake break!

By BunsInTheOven Cupcakery

Awww, cuteness! Look at all the little baby clouds.

 

Onward weary traveler! Next stop: India!
No?
Russia?
No?

Submitted by Jessica D. and made by Iced Gem Cakes

I'm sorry, it looks like my unculturedness is showing. This is actually the Royal Pavilion in the U.K. Stunning job. So much detail here, I'm getting neck cramps just looking at it!

 

Our world journey would not be complete without a visit to the Far East and the prettiest pink pagoda you've ever seen!

By Deborah Hwang Cakes

I love the turquoise and pink with the gold accents! If this doesn't exist in real life, it should.

 

Back to France we go for a tour of the Hotel de Ville, and one beautifully ambitious cake.

Submitted by Mimi and made by Vanille Patisserie

Can you see all the teensy statues and sculptures? I counted at least 20 of them!

 

If it's literary enlightenment you're craving, let's browse the stacks at the Radcliffe Camera, or Rad Cam, as all the cool kids call it, a reading room of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Submitted by Andrew R. and made by The Cake Shop

The balustrades! The pilasters! The pediments! The porticos! Ok, I'm just making stuff up now, but WOW. Palladian architecture AND cake? I dig.

 

And here we are at our final destination: The Sydney Opera House.

Submitted by Peta L. and made by Planet Cake

Sorry if I didn't mention that this is a very high-brow world tour. No stops in Cancun for spring-break style shenanigans on this trip.

This is so well done I actually forgot I was looking at cake! G'job mate!

Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of Cake Wrecks Air, thank you for flying with us today, and we look forward to seeing you on board again soon! 

 

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

 

HEY CHICAGO!  We'll see you today at 2pm.  WOOHOO!!!

 

* Here's some clarification on the Pantheon/Parthenon issue:  


Here's a picture of the Parthenon, a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece.   

Now, here's a picture of the Pantheon, a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.