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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 (417)

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.

Sunday
Sep252011

Sunday Sweets: Simply Stunning

I think it was Martha Stewart who once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

Oh, whoops - actually that was Leonardo DaVinci.

Either way, I bet Leo and Martha would both give sincere fist-bumps of approval to the bakers of these simple yet stunning wedding cakes:

Submitted by Rachel G., found here, baker unknown.

Speaking of Martha, she's probably going to be hunting down the baker so she can feature this divine cake on the cover of her next magazine. That's a very Good Thing!

 

Sub'd by Danny C., made by Choux Designer Cakes & Pastries

Fully-blossomed roses, fondant "fabric" and seed-pearl piping all scream demurely whisper "simple sophistication!"

 

Sub'd by Lynne P., made by Sweet Perfection

Layers of flowers, polka dots, lace edging, quilt stitching, and paisley might sound like a whole lot of crazy on a single cake, but in monochrome, they make it a masterpiece.

 

By Bobbette and Belle

This cake is so modern and chic, I somehow want to eat it, wear it and decorate my house with it at the same time! ­

 

Sub'd by K.I., made by Bee's Cake Design

Of course, simple does not = easy! Those painted flowers use a technique called "brush embroidery," for example, which obviously requires waaaay more effort than buying pre-made flowers, sticking them on a cake, and pretending you made them yourself. Which I would never do. Very often. Again.

 

Hey, not everyone is born with a flair for fondant flower-forming! But this next baker was:

Sub'd by Rebecca S. and made by her friend Jenny, amateur cake prodigy

And would you believe Jenny was only 14 years old when she made this? Fourteen!

I know, right?!

 

By Design Cakes

This explosion of roses set against such a basic backdrop is so striking. And the single petal drifted off to the side? Perfection.

 

Of course there are other options if you prefer your cakes flower-free. Like diamonds!

Sub'd by K.L., made by The Cake Company

I'm not sure if those are jewels or simply silver dragees (totally had Google that word, and was a little concerned about typing in "edible silver balls"), but either way that's some beautiful bling.

 

Made by the amazing Rylan T. of Art and Appetite

This four-tiered cake with cleverly chosen designs that symbolize true devotion (turtle doves), peace (olive branch), and perfection, light, and life (fleur de lis) may not quite qualify as simple - but stunning? You betcha!

 

By Lorinda Seto

Such an exacting design leaves zero room for imperfections, and I can't spot a single one! I love the alternating damask pattern,and how the color scheme manages to look playful and grown up at the same time. Just gorgeous.

 

That's all for today! Thanks for reading, and just so you know: "You're simply the best!"

(See, that was Martha Stewart.

No?

Oh, you're right; it was Tina Turner.

Same diff.)


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

 

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