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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 (494)

Sunday
May192013

Sunday Sweets: Game On!

This week I've been talking video games over on Epbot, swapping recommendations and researching the best non-violent titles for adults, so naturally I HAD to see if some of my favorites exist in Sweet form!

First up, if you like puzzles and adorable robots, and you haven't check out Machinarium, then you're missing out:

Submitted by Amy S. and made by Sweet Disposition Cakes

Look how perfect! And I could have sworn those were real lights, the little light halos are so convincing. Ah-MAZING.

 

Do games you play on your phone count? I hope so, because I will never get tired of amazing Angry Birds cakes:

Sub'd by Elizabeth M. and made by Artisan Cake Company

 

Look at the detail!

Have they made an Angry Birds playset yet?* That comes with Lincoln Logs and a slingshot? They totally should. I'd buy it just to line up a row of Piggie heads on my office shelf. :)

 

One thing I've learned from the last few days of reading video game recommendations: I totally missed out by not playing any Zelda games as a child:

Sub'd by Sarah and made by Flickr member Junebugg79

In fact, I'm not sure which game this cake is from**, and that makes me sad. How could I have frittered away all those hours on Mario brothers when characters this cute existed?

I've promised the Epbot readers that I'm going to remedy this, though, just as soon as I figure out which Zelda games will work on my current consoles, and what order to play them in.

And based on this next cake alone, I'm REALLY looking forward to playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask:

Sub'd by Kimmy R. and made by Cakecrumbs

Isn't it gorgeous? I love the colors!

 

And another long-running series gamers all know and love: Final Fantasy!

Sub'd by Donna M. and made by Cake Rhapsody

I still remember the year I bought John a used PS1 for Christmas, and we spent our whole week off playing Final Fantasy 7 together. Ahh, those were the days.

 

Speaking of Ye Olden Days, let's get SUPER old school for a minute:

Sub'd by Aliza R. and made by Highland Bakery

Q*bert!

Now, I'm not going to admit that I've played Q*bert, because that would be revealing my age, but... that snake guy is a TOTAL JERK.

 

I know I was mean to him just a minute ago, but really, how could you ever hate on Mario?

Sub'd by Mira C. and made by Fays Cakes

Especially when you can (sometimes) beat your husband at Mario Kart?

 

Speaking of husbands, John's an Angry Birds guys, but I am TOTALLY a Plants vs Zombies girl:

Made by Chef Sam

Check out the little triple pea-shooter! Hee! To quote Crazy Dave, "HEAUAHKKAAAHH!"

 

I've yet to get sucked into World of Warcraft - which is probably a good thing, since I tend to get a little obsessive with games - but I'm still in awe of this Deathwing head by my friend Renee:

Sub'd by Wendy Q. and made by Renee White

It looks like your knife would CLANG if you tried to cut through it! Wow! (Get it? WOW? No? Oh, c'mon, that was perfect.)

 

Remember how I said I get a little obsessive with games? Well, John does, too, so one time for a good two or three weeks I was what they call a "Skyrim widow." (Fortunately that game *does* have an ending, though, or else our Xbox might have suffered a little "accident.")

Sub'd by Unmuse and made by Baking Obsession

This feisty little dude is Alduin, aka the World-Eater from Skyrim. He looks... grumpy. And hard to chew.

 

If there's one thing better than a cake themed to a video game, though, it's a cake themed to a BUNCH of video games!

Sub'd by Jamie K. and made by A Piece of Cake Bakery

Ahh, what a great mix of old-school and new-school games! It's all TERRIBLY educational. Plus there's a companion cube, so I can rest easy knowing this post has at least ONE reference to Portal.

(It's NOT a lie! Woot woot!)

Hope you guys had fun this week! Now, go play!

 

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

 

*As it turns out, there is an angry birds game! It's called Angry Birds: Knock On Wood. Now I have something to get Jen for our anniversary! You think I'm kidding... -john (the hubby of Jen)

**Apparently, this cake is from Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Thanks everybody! Looks like I've finished my Christmas shopping, too. -still john

Sunday
May122013

Sunday Sweets: Happy Mother's Day!

The wonderful thing about mothers is that no two are alike. Every one is unique and worthy of celebrating. So today, let's celebrate moms, in all their infinite, cake-appropriate varieties.

Some moms drive carpools...

By Donna Makes Cakes

 

...and some drive jeeps:

By Tuff Cookie Cakes

 

Some moms like relaxing at the spa:

By Jo of The Icing On The Cake

 

... and others like roughing it in the great outdoors:

By Pink Cake Box

(I know lots of moms who'd have a hard time choosing between those two, and others who would just consider them two different and undesirable ways to get covered in mud.)

 

There are crafty moms,

Sub'd by Rita F. and made by Meg Davis

 

... handy moms:

By Debbie Does Cakes

 

Moms who are masters of the kitchen,

Sub'd by Meghan B. and made by A Little Something Sweet Bakery

 

... or masters of take-out.

By Salt Cake City

 

There are moms who rock guitars,

By I Heart Cakes

 

and cradles:

By McGreevy Cakes, which has a video tutorial here.

 

So, for all the mothers out there, thank you for just being you.

By patricia o'brien & co.

Happy Mother's Day!

 

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