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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 (467)

Sunday
Dec232012

Sunday Sweets: Holly Jolly Weddings

Are those jingle bells I hear?
Or wedding bells?

Or ... BOTH?

By Martha Stewart Weddings

Bundle up babe, because winter wedding sweets are coming your way!

 

There's nothing quite as magical as being married in the winter.
I wouldn't know, I got married in July, but I've seen pretty pictures!

By Susan Hodges of Trumps Catering

Here's one now. These snowflakes are so dainty, I'd like to whip out my piping bag and make some just to hang on my tree.

 

Oooh, here are some more.

Submitted by Allyson D. and made by her friend, Cari W.

I don't actually have a piping bag, but Pinterest tells me I can make snowflakes with glitter and a glue gun. It's basically the same thing, right?

 

But back to the splendor of winter:

By Cakes by Roxanne

Just imagine the snowflakes gently falling, the poinsettias fragrantly blooming ... wait, do poinsettias actually have a smell?

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If not, I suggest gingerbread.

From CakeArt by Margi Chambers

Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm a married (gingerbread) man!

 

If you are lucky enough to have a white Christmas wedding, your color scheme can be super simple. One big burst of color set against all that white, and you're good to go.

By Helen Ward of Amelie's Kitchen

Whabam! I like how the beaded garland is just a bit skewed; it keeps the cake looking playful instead of too perfectly perfect.

 

But if it's perfection you're after, you can't go wrong with an elegant classic.

Submitted by Ruth R. Baker unknown.

Bonus: should you literally get cold feet, you can always switch out the cardinal and holly for a bluebird and daisies, and no one will ever know come spring!

 

Or hey, why not go monochromatic?

By Erica OBrien Cake Design; Photography by Ashleigh Taylor

Who needs color when you have houndstooth and pom-poms? Is it wrong to wish this cake was a sweater? A sweater that I owned?

 

This topper is my favorite thing in the history of history.

By Cake Voodoo

And the cross-stitched reindeer tier needs to be put into production as outerwear, like yesterday, because this is also another cake I need to wear.

 

But let's talk about accessories. Why not crown your wedding cake with a claddagh ring, to symbolize love and loyalty?

By Bake Me A Cake

Not exactly sure what the reindeer are representing, bridesmaids maybe? But they sure are hardcore repping cuteness. Also loving the candy striped details!

 

Speaking of details, do my eyes deceive me, or are these ruffles edged ever-so-slightly in gold?

Photo by Dallas Curow, cake by The Cake Whisperer

That is a whole 'nother level of wintery wonderment. Just gorgeous.

 

Well baby, it's cold outside, so here is one last cake for celebrating some nippy nuptials:

By Gateaux Inc.

...a sparkling stunner that could party all through a winter wedding straight into the New Year!

Mazeltov!

 

Have a Sweet to nominate?  Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks(dot)com.

Sunday
Dec162012

Sunday Sweets: Christmas Charm

"Well, ho ho hello! What a surprise! Welcome to the North Pole!"

By Truly Custom Cakery

"As you know, I'm a bit busy with last minute preparations this time of year, but what the hey, I suppose you can tag along!

 

"Let's head over to the train depot and check on the latest shipment of toys."

"Looking good!"

 

By Charmaine Wood of Sweet Frostings Cake Design

"You know, I'm considering doing all my deliveries by freight this year. So much cheaper than air travel, am I right? Totally retiring the sleigh.

 

"Just kidding, here's the sleigh!"

By SugarEd Productions

"And may I point out the gold pinstriping and poinsettia decal? Santa's got a tricked out ride, holla!

 

"Now, where's Rudolph?"

Submitted by Emma W. and made by Cake Avenue

"By golly, he just gets cuter every year. I could gobble him up!" (Which isn't weird, because he's edible! Just in case you forgot these were cakes, because sometimes I do!)

 

"And let's not forget a little something sweet for our Jewish friends!"

By Rosebud Cakes

"I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure this is what dreidels and Stars of David SHOULD look like.
(Remind me to add certain other bakers to the naughty list, by the way.)

 

"And look at this colorful peacock menorah!"

By Yael Ashey

"Perfect for Hanukkah celebrants, employees and/or affiliates of NBC, and anyone else who prefers cookie cakes over cupcake-cakes - which is to say, everybody.

 

"And do you know who else likes cookies? I'll give you a hint: this is not a trick question."

By bubolinkata

"Yep, I'll take a dozen - and with a triple espresso, please. Santa's got a long night coming up...

 

"OK, now back to my to-do list: Are the stockings stuffed?

Submitted by Carrie B. and made by Beyond Imagination

"Check, and check! (I do it twice, it's true.)

 

"But I'll let you in on a little Santa secret: I don't actually see you when you're sleeping. That would be creepy. Not to mention boring. However, I DO know when you've been bad or good...

By Creative Cake Designs

"...so be good and help me hoist this massive cake ornament onto my massive cake tree, won't you?

 

"What? Not everybody has a giant Christmas tree made of cake?"

By Art2Eat Cakes

"Well, they should; it's rad. Who wouldn't be pining for one of these? Haha! Sorry, Santa likes to make bad jokes when he's stressed. And talk about himself in the third person.

 

"There's just snow much to do, get my drift? So I best be on my way...

By Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

"...and I'll see some of you on Christmas Eve!"

 

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