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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 (412)

Sunday
Oct092011

Sunday Sweets: Fall Treats

You guys, the weather here in Florida is now a crisp, clean, [checking temperature] uh...84 degrees.

Yippee! Time to break out the sweaters!

Yep, we Floridians may be a thin-blooded lot, and our trees might stay green year-round, but that doesn't mean we don't love us some Autumn colors!

And pumpkins! Who doesn't love pumpkins?

 By Cakes by Suzy

How gorgeous is this? The Fairy Godmother herself couldn't ask for a finer specimen. Love the squiggle wires, too. (That's the correct technical term, right? "Squiggle wires?")

 

It goes against the grain to say it, but this next Sweet leaves me no choice: I think you'll find it's all bark and no bite.

By Cake Obsessed, aka Sweet Fix

Well, no bites yet, anyway. Pass the forks?

 

I'm seriously crushing on this anniversary cake:

By Cakes by Suzy

Isn't that the perfect shade of green to go with those adorable little pumpkins?

 

It's no secret that orange is my favorite color - yet another reason why I love this time of year. It's also the perfect accent color! It only takes a little to add a lot of POP: 

By The Sweetest Thing Cakes

These colors = perfection.

 

You're not going to believe this, but the little pumpkins on this next Sweet are edible!

By Cake Central member Estasrica

Yes, really; they're fondant "frosted" with sugar! The cake itself is fondant-free and hand-piped. Just amazing.

 

This one goes on my "all-time favorite Sweets" list:

By Lilo Taart

Again, those colors are perfection. Warm, dramatic, cheerful: everything you could want from the season! Plus, if you've ever wondered how to pull off a short topsy-turvy cake, this is the gold standard right here. Great angles.

 

Ever wonder if fairy houses change with the season?

By Truong

You can almost see little wisps of smoke coming out of that chimney, can't you? And check out the perfect line shading on the steps and flowers by the door; it looks more like a 3D painting than a cake!

 

This couple met at a campfire, so they asked for one on their wedding cake:

And I bet you never thought a campfire could look this sweet!

By Cake Central member cupcakegirl22

Seriously. Those little flames? And logs that look like actual tree logs and not poo? I die. I die of cute.

 

It's easy to get caught up in the traditional Fall themes and designs, but there's plenty of room for some modern chic:

By MsGwinn

This autumn wedding cake features the sweetest lil' nuzzling blue birds and clean, bold lines. I like it!

 

And hold onto your hats, 'cuz this next Fall design is a real Drama Queen:

By YOU'nique Cakes

Oooh, love the reds and teals mixed in with the more traditional oranges and dark browns! Gorgeous!

 

And finally, let's end with a quintessential Fall beauty:

By Tiffany's Baking Co.

A bushel of apples, whimsically stacked tiers, perfect piping, delicate flowers...and all wrapped up with a raffia bow!

Just look at those details - right down to the "staples" holding the barrel together! And the piping! And the flowers! Totally swoon-worthy.

Oh, and I never pay much attention to the flavor details on Sweets, but this one was pumpkin cake with a caramel apple filling and cream cheese frosting. I don't even like cream cheese frosting, guys, and I'm totally drooling over here. Mmmm.

Hope this helped launch you into the Fall spirit, my friends! (And if you can't get enough, there are more here and here.)

 

Bakers, did you know you're allowed to nominate your own Sweets? In fact, we encourage it! So please, send your favorites to Sunday Sweets {at} Cake Wrecks {dot} com.

Sunday
Oct022011

Sunday Sweets: Sweet Treats

I. LOVE. FOOD.

I especially love cake, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, candy, or anything with copious amounts of
sugar
SUGAR
SUGAAAAR!!

I mean, it's really no secret. I eat sugary food, I write about sugary food, and I make sugary food while I eat sugary food and write about sugary food. So today, let's see some gorgeous cakes that give "eye-candy" a whole new meaning.

Made by Kim C.

Look at all those treats! Pie, ice cream, donuts, cupcakes, bon bons, cookies, and cake. It's so realistic, it's hard to believe it's all cake!

 

Here's an adorable topsy-turvy candy cake:

Submitted by Suzanne B. and made by Sweet Irene

But should a one-year old really be eating all that sugar? You better give it to me.

 

Adding some whimsy isn't a bad idea. Just look at these little cupcake houses!

Submitted by Heather M. and made by Rose Sen

"Home 'Sweet' Home," indeed. When can I move in?

 

Here's a delightful nod to the Candyland game without being too literal:

By Robyn Loves Cake

Another first-birthday cake? Yeah, I better eat this one, too. Just to be safe.

 

Sweet treats take an elegant turn in this impeccable teapot cake:

Submitted by Tracy Q. and made by Sugar Creations

I can't believe every inch of this is edible, including the gelatin butterfly! Gorgeous.

 

There are a latte cute details on this coffee cake:

By Sweet Bites Cakes

I'm not a coffee drinker, but that biscotti looks pretty good. Biscotti is like cake, right? Cake that's been left out for a few days? Yeah, I'd still eat it. Don't judge me.

 

I love these over-sized Hostess cakes!

Submitted by Julie H. and made by The People's Cake

Though I'm not sure the sign was necessary. Wouldn't I assume it was cake whether it was a cake version of the cake or just the cake itself? I guess it could have been a sculpture. (And now I desperately want this as a sculpture.)

 

Now this is a cupcake cake I can get behind:

Submitted by Marian and made by Andrea's SweetCakes

And by "get behind," I mean "stand behind and nonchalantly lick the frosting until someone notices."

 

Speaking of cakes I want to devour single-handedly...

via Williams Sonoma

Now, where can I find a glass of milk big enough to dunk it in?

 

This beautiful balancing act is a floral delight!

Submitted by Kristy L. and made by Calamity Cakes

I love that this cake represents Strawberry Shortcake while maintaining beauty and elegance. Perfect for any age!

 

Nothing says "sweethearts" quite like this candy heart engagement cake:

Made by Lisa B.

 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for THESE:

Submitted by Esther W. and made by Hello Naomi

 

I'm serious, if I don't eat an ice cream sundae today, I'm going to go bananas.

Made by Studio Cake.

Alright, I'm officially going to get ice cream now.

 

Before I go, this next cake is quite possibly my most favourite cake I've ever come across while writing for Cake Wrecks. Beautifully constructed, enormously entertaining, and perfect for any baby shower:

Submitted by Vanessa and made by John S.

Pickles and ice cream!! This cake cracks me up. I wonder what flavour it is!

(Now I'm going to get ice cream. Writing this post was like grocery shopping when you're hungry. Such a bad/good/bad idea.)

 

Have a sweet to nominate? Send it in to sundaysweets [at] cakewrecks [dot] com.