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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 (503)

Sunday
Apr282013

Sunday Sweets: April Bridal Showers

Excuse me! Attention, everyone!
I'd like to make a toast to my best friend, the beautiful bride-to-be.

She may have kissed a lot of frogs in the past...

By Flour and Fondant

... but she eventually found Mr. Right, and we were so thrilled when he hopped...
er, popped the question!

They've set a date.

The invitations have been sent.

 

They've taken their engagement pictures in a field of plumeria and it was the cutest darn thing I've ever seen:

By Clare's Cakes

Barefeet! So cute.

 

She's ordered her flowers ...

By Christina's Dessertery

 

... and her dress is already hanging in the closet, awaiting her big day ...

By Vivian of Bespoke Cakes

Now, there's only one thing left to do:

Partaaaay!

Yep, it's bridal shower time!
So sit back and relax, my dear, and enjoy the following bridal shower cakes to mark the occasion. (And I promise I won't do any whining about how bridal shower cakes these days are, like, fifty times awesomer than my wedding cake ever was.)

 

Holy carp, like this one!

By Rosalind Miller Cakes

Just beautiful. The muted colors are so lovely, it's like looking at a dream. A dream that you can eat! And how about those silhouette figures? Love them.

 

And speaking of silhouette dreams,

By Berliosca Cake Boutique

... here's another couple finding love in a two-dimensional place.

I just need to point out that this bridal shower cake appears to be twice the size of my wedding cake, but I'm totally not whining. I swear.

 

And I'm not seething with resentment over this adorable little Stitch and Angel cake topper, either.

By Nerdache Cakes

I mean, I didn't have a cake topper on my bridal shower cake, but oh my goodness, she's wearing a shrug! And little pearl earrings!

 

And here is another canoodling cake couple so cute I can bearly stand it.

By Julia Hardy, design by Debbie Brown

Haha, they are totally playing footsie. Pawsie?

 

But we can save the twosomes toppers for later, because today is all about YOU, girlfriend.

By Cake Lady Cakes

That's why we got you this "Wedding Day Survival" kit, filled with all the essentials you may need on the big day. PS: It's filled with cake. What else is there, am I right?

 

Now, at first glance, this cake might not look like a bridal shower cake, but look again!

By The Pastry Studio

It totally represents your wide circle of friends.
Or that your single life is circling the drain.
Or the circle of life.
You pick.

 

Anyway, I truly hope your day is perfect, right down to every last itty-bitty embossed, embroidered and mind-blowingly-hand-beaded detail.

By Rosebud Cakes

Congratulations on your big day! Cheers!

 

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com! And if you're looking to order a Sweet of your own, then check our Sunday Sweets Directory to see all the professional bakers we've featured near you!

Sunday
Apr212013

Sunday Sweets: Childhood Friends

After weeks like this one, I find there's nothing quite as comforting as re-visiting old childhood friends:

By CW reader Christie Jackson

...not to mention banging on drums and screaming.

:)

 

E.T. is here to make it all better, though:

Submitted by Renai & made by Picakeso

Right after he borrows your phone, a five-pound bag of Reese's Pieces, and a package of Double Stuf Oreos.

(Ok, ok, the Oreos are for me. WHAT.)

 

Of course, there's always room for NEW friends:

By CW reader Valerie Sever

... who come bearing lo mein cupcakes.
(Get it? Bearing? HEYO.)

 

And we all know that one happy-go-lucky type who helps put life in perspective with a signature catch-phrase:

By Peggy Does Cake

"BE PREPARED"

Just kidding.

Hakuna matata! Here, eat an adorable sugar bug!

Now...SING:

"It's the CIIIIIIIRCLE of liiiife! And it MOVES US ALL!!"

(Sorry; I just love type/screaming song lyrics.)

 

Of course, we also need the grumpier characters to balance things out. Especially the ones we know are really just big ol' softies on the inside:

Sub'd by Rebecca B., made by For Heaven's Cakes

Or, in this case, are big ol' mounds of CAKE on the inside. MMMM.

 

Sometimes it's easy to think a cake has to be big and sculpted and covered in fondant to be amazing, but the truth is a skilled baker can make even the simplest sheet cake a work of art:

Sub'd by Jessie R., made by Cake Central member robinscakes

So perfect!

 

Or for my fellow Tolkien fans, how about some Hobbit-themed cupcakes?

Submitted by Sandra K. and made by Imaginarium Cakes

Those braided beards are cracking. me. up.

 

A lot has been said about the cartoon violence back in ye olden days (aka my childhood), but I've gotta say:

Submitted by Kate F. and made by Amy A-S

This is officially the cutest head-bonk I have ever seen. Look at all the little stars!

 

Oooh, this next one reminds me which movie John and I need to watch soon:

By Artisan Cake Company

ParaNorman! I've heard it's really good, if a bit scarier than most people expected. I love the faded, spooky style on the lettering - reminds me of watercolors sprinkled with salt. Such a cool look!

 

My jaw dropped when I first saw this FrankenWeenie cake:

By SprinkleBakes

I'm pretty sure that's not Photoshop, either; the baker just did the entire cake in gray-scale! The contrast with the lime green interior is STUNNING, don't you think? Now I want to see more black-and-white cakes with brightly colored insides - ooh, or maybe rainbow swirls?

Ok, ok, how about this: a Wizard of Oz cake, before the movie goes color - eh? And on the inside, rainbow swirls and maybe two feet sticking out wearing the Ruby Slippers. SOMEONE GET ON THIS IMMEDIATELY.

Getting back to the Sweets...

 

Here's one for two of the biggest kids I know (and I mean that in the best way possible):

Submitted by James O. and made by Black Sheep Custom Cakes

This is Claptrap from the video games Borderlands and Borderlands 2, aka John and our friend Missy's Favorite Game Of All Time. Claptrap is hilarious, from what I've overheard while John plays, and he apparently really likes to dance. (Claptrap, that is. Although John is also quite entertaining when "Dancing Queen" comes on.)

 

And finally, a cake that combines elegance, adorableness, and the most perfect mass of curly red hair:

Submitted by Muna C. and made by Choko Late

LOVE.
The little bears! The corset lacing! Merida's teensy elbow poofies! It's alll workin'.

 

Well, I hope today's Sweets made you smile, and that you're all having a peaceful, extra-lazy weekend.
You've earned it.

 

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