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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 (313)

Sunday
Oct182009

Sunday Sweets: Simply Awwww-full

If you've read this blog for any length of time then you know that my interests can be, well, a little geeky.

Ok, fine. A LOT geeky.

However, just because I enjoy quoting Monty Python and polishing my Star Trek collectibles doesn't mean I don't have my girly side. Fact is, I'm a total sucker for the cute. So today, allow me to present a lineup of cakes so stinkin' adorable that I've melted right here in my chair, and am now typing this with puddle fingers.

(Submitted by Isabella, baker unknown)

What, or who, is it? No idea. But with its lethal adorableness, it must be Japanese.

[Update: I've been told this is a "Slime from an MMO called MapleStory." So there's that explained. And apparently, it's Korean.]

Why does Japan lead the world in all things cute, anyway? Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I think everything would probably be better with big eyes and cutesy colors:

(Submitted by Andrew H., & made by Bleeding Heart Bakery)

These little guys are meringue candies, and I want the whole set, on my desk, NOW:

(Found on CaptainXO's Flickr, & made by Ginza's Cozy Corner Bakery [in Japan, of course])

Especially the little dog with the green ears. So. Cute.

I've been in love with this next cake since the moment I stumbled across it nearly 2 years ago:

(Made by Flickr user HyperCraftive)

I just love those lines and colors; it reminds me of some of my favorite art styles.

Here's a cutie-patootie turtle:

(Made by Jessica of its-a-piece-of-cake.)

And I suppose no post on adorable confections would be complete without Hello Kitty making an appearance:

(Submitted by Elarael B. & made by Kylie of Le Cupcake.)

I can't claim to be much of a HK fan, but again, cuteness is always aces with me - and this cake has it in spades. (Card puns ftw!)

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

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Sunday
Oct112009

Sunday Sweets: Steampunk

If you don't know what Steampunk is, I highly recommend you do some web surfing to find out. Just make sure you have several hours to spare; I guarantee you'll find some aspect of this style to fall in love with.

Anyway, this past week the Great White Snark beat me to the clockwork punch by posting a gorgeous Steampunk cake. So in retribution (why yes, I am that petty) I shall now trump his post by featuring several gorgeous steampunk cakes. Hah! Take that, Snarky-boy!

First, a sweetly feminine Steampunk butterfly:

(Submitted by Delaney A. & made by Sprinkles Custom Cakes)

Next, here's one inspired by a Penny Arcade game:

(Submitted by Carolina Y. & made by Clever Cake Studio [more pics at the link])

I love the rich simplicity of this one:


Check out the sweet detailing:

(Submitted by Juliette W., originally posted by The Steampunk Workshop, & made by babycakes. [More pics at the Steampunk link])

It's hard to believe this next one is actually cake:

(By Eric Woller of MeMe's Treat Boutique. More pics here.)

A consumable copper cake cephalopod. Excellent.

How about some Steampunk wedding cakes?

(Found on this Flickr stream, and made by The Cakery.)

(From exoskeletoncabaret's Flickr stream, and made by Mike's Amazing Cakes.)

Check out those gears!


Here's a spectacular groom's cake:

(From BillGlover's Flickr stream, & made by Bronwen Weber)

One more view - just 'cuz it's so darn cool:


Do you have a cake you'd like to nominate for Sunday Sweets? Then e-mail it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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