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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 (293)

Sunday
Jun142009

Sunday Sweets: Star Wars

Well, I gave Trek its time in the sun, so it's only fair to showcase some Star Wars goodness now. Besides, since I shared in the heady experience of a group heatstroke with approximately three million SW fans yesterday, I'm definitely in a "Wars" mindset.

The challenge, of course, was finding SW Sweets that my friend Mike over at Great White Snark hasn't featured yet. Seriously, Mike, how's about you leave some goodies for the rest of us cake-loving geeks to post, eh? Sheesh. It's a good thing Star Wars fans reeaally enjoy their cake.

Ok, let's start with the "official" stuff. Jim found these two on StarWars.com, and both were made by the "Ace of Star Wars Cakes" himself, Duff Goldman. (That link leads to a great article on Duff, btw, for you Ace of Cakes fans.)

Hard to believe it's not a large model, huh? And check out this next one:

Wowza. The gang at Charm City Cakes really rocked this one. Kudos, guys.

Here's the backside:



Kristi F. sent in this amazing Millennium Falcon by Cakes by Jyl:

Just look at that detail! Jyl reports that everything here is edible, too. Nice!

Rose B. found a Star Wars wedding cake:

And get this, icing purists: that AT-AT is almost entirely fondant-free! Amazing. Here's another cool shot:

Yep, those are the bride and groom figurines - and they dressed to match! The cake was made by the bride's friend Teresa, and the cutie-patootie Ewok cupcakes by her friend Amanda. You can see all the fun wedding pics here.

Here's Brooks G.'s amazing R2D2 groom's cake, which he was kind enough to share with me this week:

Artoo was made by the 1886 Cafe & Bakery in Austin, TX, who were furnished with painstakingly detailed diagrams, photographs, and plans by the bride, Kristina. Yes, the bride. (Alright, Kristina! Way to represent for us geek gals!) Oh, and speaking of which, here's Kristina with the cake:

After all the guests were through taking pictures with Artoo (in increasingly risque poses, I hear) the couple cut the cake - while playing the "waaaHHHH!" noise that R2d2 makes when he gets shot in the head with a blaster. Heh. Morbid, but funny. I bet the guests loved it.

And lastly, here's another wedding cake, by Dy Rinella of Bewitching Elegance:

Not only is Dy a vegan baker, she also won the Star Wars Insider Best Wedding Cake of 2008 with this gorgeous Star Destroyer. It was made for a couple who belong to the 501st, an "imperial costuming organization."

See?

The cake's obviously been cut here, but check out all the tiny details:

Looks like it was a well-deserved win, Dy! Great job.

If you want to see more great Star Wars cakes (and I mean LOTS more) head over to Great White Snark for his Geeky Cake of the Week feature. And as always, if you have an amazing cake to nominate for SS, send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com. (I also take requests, so if you have an idea for a theme, let me know.)

Sunday
Jun072009

Sunday Sweets: Candy!!

Sometimes I take issue with cakes made to look like other food items. However, if the other food items are CANDY, I'm totally willing to let the issue slide.

Hey, Jennifer P., let me see that Tootsie Roll!!

(To the left, to the left...)

Uh, Jennifer, I really was only talking about the cake. Yeah. Sorry. It's neat how you don't throw your back out doing that, though. [clearing throat awkwardly] Very, er...limber.

So, the cake! Yes, let's talk about the cake! It was made by Highland Bakery - the same folks who did that adorable pumpkin & mice beauty last Fall - and the airbrushing on the creased "wrapper" is pretty darn cool in my book.

Jamie H. considers this next one to be the "pride and joy" of her cake portfolio, and it's easy to see why. Hey, I don't mean to gush, but just look at the hand-piped detail on this beauty:

Excellent.

Hey there, Delilah, give me a break: your submission is sooo making me hungry:

(By the terrifyingly talented Michelle Cakes)

And no, I am not going to call Bridgitte a "Smartie-Pants" for sending this next one in:

Those are individual cakes in there, and the whole thing was just under 2 feet long. How creative is that: just open the wrapper and everyone gets their own mini-cake! Foster's Frostings, if I were wearing a hat right now, I would totally tip it to you.

For you PEZ fans, Dani M. found this one made by Rebecca V.:

Plus, Rebecca explains how she made it here.

And lastly, a few adorable candy "medleys":

(Submitted by Kimberly S., and made by Andrea Schwarz.)

Those lollipops and truffles are just the cutest, and the sundae reminds me of the nifty Play-Doh ice cream parlor set I had when I was little - although a lengthy Google search has left me high and dry in the photo department. Drat. I did find the commercial that goes "A tisket, a tasket, a flower-making basket!" though - remember that thing?

And I suppose this post wouldn't be complete without a CandyLand tribute. Jackie S. submitted this one by Cake Central member YoursTrulyTx:


The only "real" candy here is the candy canes. And again, I'm an absolute sucker for those lollipops. (Get it? "Sucker?" Ah, I am on FIRE today.)

As always, if you'd like to nominate a Sweet, send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.