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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 (315)

Sunday
Nov292009

Sunday Sweets: Fall Edition

Before we head into December, the height of hectic holiday hoopla, let's take a moment to consider some of the prettiest Fall-themed cakes this side of candy cane lane.

First, a so-simple-it's-sweet gem:

(Made by Mike's Amazing Cakes. Of course.)

I think I kind of love those little egg birds.

Here's a neat idea; it reminds me of Mission-style stained glass:

Next is a more traditional, fondant-free style:

And now a similar design, done with fondant:

(Made by Melissa at Wild Cakes.)

You all know I'm a sucker for the cute, too, so here's a little "aww" factor:

(Made by Doodle Cakes.)

After our marathon of Wrecky turkey cakes, some of you asked if there were *any* good turkey cakes out there. So, we started looking. And the answer, pretty much, is no.

See, no matter how you slice it [smirk], turkeys are NOT attractive animals. So your best option is to make it cartoony and cute, like this one.

In fact, the best turkey cake I've seen this year was made by CW reader Belle, who isn't even a professional. She admits that the cookie "feathers" weren't quite what she wanted, but overall this guy is pretty darn adorable:

See? Great job, Belle!

UPDATE:
I just received another comically cute turkey cake from baker Ayse Yaman. Check it out:

I love the slightly demented look on his face. Makes you wonder what he's eating, huh? :) Thanks, Ayse - great job!

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Sunday
Nov222009

Sunday Sweets: When Geeks Marry

I'm pretty sure I will never get tired of geeky wedding cakes. Especially when they come in so many great "flavors":

Coding Geek:

 

(Submitted by Emily G. Baker unknown, but lots more wedding code suggestions on the original post here.)


Mac/PC Geek:

(Sub'd by Kelly J., baker unknown, originally posted here.)

 

 

Gamer Geek:

(This is CW reader Christine W.'s wedding cake, by Renaissance Productions & Razzl Dazzl Cake Company.
If you're wondering, it's a Tonberry. And if you're not wondering, well, it's still a Tonberry.)

 


(This gorgeous Companion Cube cake was sub'd by Emily H. & originally posted on Offbeat Bride)


Old School Geek:

 

 

(Sub'd by Karen M., made by Sheri's Edible Designs)

 

 

For you wee babes among us, that's Pee Wee's Playhouse. And yes, it's a wedding cake. I do hope they served it with ice cream soup.

 

Nominate your own Sunday Sweet by sending it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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