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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 (431)

Sunday
Mar042012

Sunday Sweets: Anything Goes

 Every once in a while Jen will ask me to write a Sunday Sweets post, and some creative spark will burst forth from my soul like a wellspring of inspirational inspiration that inspires me.

Unfortunately, this isn't one of those times.

However, since no Sunday Sweets would be complete without a compelling and intriguing theme, today's theme is:

 

"The First Ten Cakes In Our Sunday Sweets Library!"

Begin!

Submitted by Allison S.
Spotted at the 2011 Connecticut Cake Competition; baker unknown. Photography by Nick Caito of CTNow.

Aaand naturally, it's pillows.

I'm having a hard time believing those are actually cake. I'm also getting all nostalgic for my grandmother's house and her groovy, plastic-covered, 70's-style mustard-yellow couch.

 

And now, a graceful segue into...

FOOTBALL!

By Cakes By Suzy

*grunt*

Why do football mascots always have to be so menacing? Why not go with something like the Florida Bunny Rabbits? They could even have 'uge pointy teeth!

Also, Googling "Bunnies wearing Gator's jerseys," doesn't give you many rabbit pictures, IF ya know whadda mean.

 

Ah, now we're rollin':

By Theresa Gue

True story: I once lost a $100 at a craps table playing with someone who "knew how to win." It was not $100 worth of fun. I haven't gambled since. (Well, unless you count that "house special" triple taco meal the other night.)

 

This next cake is a fish:

By Cake Or Death

Cakes like this make me wonder what the ordering process was like. Did they ask for a really sad fish cake? Why did they order a really sad fish cake? Who had to cut the really sad fish cake? It's all just so sad.

 

But you know what's never sad?

Submitted by Janie S. and made by Andrea SweetCakes

 Fondant candles and pastel bows and sugar cherries on top, that's what.

 

And now for something completely different:

Submitted by Kara and made by Roxycakes

Allow me to explain the logic here are Cake Wrecks:

- If a wedding cake is made to look like cheese, it's a Sweet.

- If a wedding cake is actually cheese, it's a Wreck.

Glad we cleared that up.

 

Moving on to an elegant cityscape:

Submitted by David W. and made by Gateaux

This is the Minneapolis skyline, and I'm digging that recessed lighting. Also, this is actually the second cake from David and Jaime's wedding, the first being the big box o' candy we posted a while back.Which makes me want to marry Jen again so we can have two awesome wedding cakes. (Although even one would be pretty sweet.)

 

This next cake reminds me of quilling or paper filigree:

Made by Wedding Cake Art

Pretty! And I swear I bought a Ralph Lauren fabric with that exact pattern for some pillows Jen and I made a few years ago.

And yes, Jen and I obviously do too many crafts together. So sue me.

 

Okay, you ready for some adorableness?

By Rouvelee's Creations

D'awwwwww. Lookit the little bow-tied elephant with the dots and the stripes and the pretty piping.  I'm just... I need a moment.

[collecting self]

 

And finally, the piece of resistance, the cream of the cream, the "shizzle," so to speak:

Submitted by Steph M. and made by Rainbow Sugar Craft

Minas Tirith. Because all Sunday Sweets posts should include at least one Lord of the Rings cake. (Speaking of which, have you seen Peter Jackson's latest vlog from the set of The Hobbit? So. Exciting.)

 

Thanks for letting me ramble today. And remember, if you have a Sweet to submit, even if it's your own creation, send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks(dot)com.

Sunday
Feb262012

Sunday Sweets: You're The Top!

Hello and welcome to The Wedding Cake Topper Emporium! Thank you for choosing us for all your wedding cake topper needs! From the improper to the show-stopper, we've got every type of topper! That's our slogan. I made it up myself. Here, let me show you around...

I can see that you're a special couple, and not just any old cake topper will do, no. You need to tell the story of your love through fondant and frosting! For instance, did you meet on a boat? Get engaged in a canoe? Reeeeeally like the movie Titanic?

Submitted by Nikki and made by Torten-Lotta

Near, far, wherever you are, here is the topper for you!

 

No, wait, don't tell me. You're a professor at the local university. She's the campus librarian who caught your eye. Each week you headed to the library to check out The Princess Bride, hoping that she would finally notice you and strike up a conversation about Buttercup and Westley...

Submitted by Vivienne V-L. and made by Peachy Juban

...wherein, beguiled by your wit and grace, she asked to meet you for coffee later, to which you replied with a breathy "As you wish." Your eyes locked, and at that moment you fell truly, madly, and deeply, and now you crazy kids want to commemorate it all on your wedding cake topper!

(Which even comes in a handy fun-size to send home with your guests!)

But maybe I'm being a bit too specific.

 

Perhaps a simple set of lovebirds would do the trick?

Submitted by Emma F. and made by Flickr user sugar_rush_confections

So strikingly sophisticated!

 

Or perhaps you had your first date in a park? Carved your initials in a tree? (So cute!) And there happened to be a lot of sheep around?

Submitted by Angie I. and made by Jagode & Dinozavri

Ha ha, what fun! We've got the topper for you!

 

Or were you childhood sweethearts? (Ahh, schoolyard romance...)

Submitted by Emily B. and made by All About Cake

Why not display your devotion with our patented 'Charmingly-Childlike Doodle Topper?' It's like a chalkboard drawing come to life!

 

Oh, I am growing rather fond of you two. You're such a couple of characters!

By Erin Salerno

Or should I say caricatures?

 

If you're finding it hard to make a decision, how about a compromise? It's the secret to successful marriages, I hear! So why not let the bride choose the cake, and the groom choose the topper?

Made by Laura A.

Or maybe in this instance it was the other way around. Either way, everybody wins!

 

Our Serengeti Sunsets line is also quite popular, representing solidarity, security and sensuality!

Submitted by Keeley S. and made by Bubolinkata

May your marriage be blessed with all three! And may you also be blessed with a honeymoon in the Serengeti, because wow, even in cake form it's gorgeous!

 

Ahhh, now here is one of my favorite toppers. Remember when your man went all Edward Cullen on you, and composed you your very own song? This beautiful topper can be an ode to your love, and an ode to your ode! (Does that make sense? It made sense in my brain. You know, before I said it out loud).

Submitted by Kristy L., and made by The Cupcake Gallery

Look at the bride's delicate little curl of hair! So demure and delightful, I think I'm getting weepy.

 

And finally, if you're looking for something over-the-top, sometimes it helps to look at the very bottom.

The bottom of the sea, that is!

Submitted by Kate O. and made by deviantART user ~The-EvIl-Plankton

"Darling it's better, down where it's wetter, under the sea!"

You can't see it, but the octopus is actually shaking eight tiny maracas*.

*Ok, not really. But wouldn't that be awesome?

 

Well, thanks so much for visiting The Wedding Cake Topper Emporium. Remember, we're your one-stop-cake-topper-shop! Shop till you drop at our topper shop! 'Cuz we don't sell no slop! At the hop! Pop pop, don't stop!

Yes, I'm done.

 

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