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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 (320)

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.

- Similar Sweets: Stargate Cakes

 

Sunday
Nov152009

Sunday Sweets: Tour De Force, Pt 3

You've already seen all the fun "Wrecks" our volunteer bakers provided for the tour this past week. Well today, I thought it'd be nice to feature more of their NON-wrecky work. So if you live in one of these cities, now you'll know at least one baker who will "get it" if you order a Cake Wreck. ;)

In New York City, we had two great bakeries. First up, Perfect Endings Bakery:

Take note, all: this is the only acceptable form of a "cupcake cake."
Plus, don't you love cakes that look readily edible? (Say that 5 times fast.)

Most of their work seems to be fondant-free, too; a good thing for you buttercream purists.

Our second baker in New York was Jacy Cakes, who provided a gluten-free cake so delicious you'd never know it was gluten-free. Here are a few more examples of what they can do:


I love this modern design - so cool.

Our next stop was Bethesda, MD, where we had Fancy Cakes by Leslie provide the goodies. Leslie's site is overflowing with classic, elegant cakes, but she also knows how to bring the fun:

Cute!

I'm still a sucker for pink and orange. Love it.

Next up was Boston/Framingham, where we again had two bakers. You may remember Cakes by Erin as the ones who made the Fenway Park cake. Well, here are a few more of their goodies:

Those are some mad figure modeling skills. Sweet.

And oh-so-pretty!

Birchgrove Baking, our second Boston bakery, drove all the way from Vermont to deliver the Cake Rex to the show. Check out some of their other work:

I love the colors and design on this modern wedding cake.

And here's one to make you go "awww":


Last but not least, we have Feast Catering from Atlanta. Lisa took on the responsibility of feeding over 400 people all by herself, by the way, and she did it all with a big smile on her face. In fact, all of our bakers were like that: so happy to be there, you'd think they were getting paid. (Which, just to be clear, they were NOT. Heheh.)

Anyway, you saw Lisa's quirky side with her cakes yesterday, so here are some of her more elegant designs:



Thanks again to all of the bakers who gave their time and effort during our tour! I'm sure I speak for the thousands of people who got sugar buzzes thanks to your efforts when I say, Your the 'Best!'