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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 (317)

Sunday
May172009

Sunday Sweets: Legos!

Legos aren't just for kids anymore; there's a thriving artist community that builds amazing sculptures, mosaics, and other art pieces with them. You know, like cake:

(Submitted by Beth of LEGOLAND.com)

(Found by Katy E. here. And btw, from those bins in the background I thought this was taken in a store. It wasn't - that's the guy's HOUSE. Leaping Lego-Loving Lizards, Batman!)

'Course, those cakes are made of real Legos. But how about some cakes made of Legos made of cake?

Number of Lego bricks individually cut and trimmed? 125
Number of Lego "studs", placed one by one? 442
Hours to create? "at least" 8
Site of the crazily devoted Mom responsible? Jumpin' Monkies

And get this: she's not a professional baker, y'all. Wowza. (Thanks to Such Cool Stuff for the link!)

Here's the Goliath version by Chocmocakes:

I've seen a couple of mid-construction Lego wedding cakes, but I really like this one:

(Found here by Amy L., and guess what? It's another Charm City Cakes creation!)

But if you wanted something more subtle, here's a cool minimalist version:

(Source, but no baker credit. A little help?)

And another more-subtle version that Miriam L. saw at a wedding just last week:


Love it! (More pics of the Lego-themed wedding here.)

And lastly, for you cupcake types, some gorgeous examples by the oh-so-talented Hello Naomi:

*Similar Sweets: Lego Batman: The Video Game

Sunday
May102009

Sunday Sweets For Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Moms and other persons of non-maternal persuasion!

Here's a little cuteness for ya:

John found this adorableness on the Love-A-Cupcake blog. He also wants to know if this counts as calling your Mom a cow. (I told him it doesn't.)

Of course Mother's Day is really all about the flowers, though:

It's amazing how realistic gumpaste flowers can be - that lily is truly a work of art. I don't know who made this simple beauty, though, so let me know if you do.

Here are some sweet flower pot cakes by Sugar Buzz Girl:


And a whole range of flowers from Tortebella.com:

That overlapping texture is pretty nifty, too.

And lastly, I'm really digging this cake from Freed's Bakery:

Get it? "Digging?"

Hey, these aren't your garden-variety puns, folks. Leave them to me, so I can weed out the pansies. I would say I'm a loose pistol with a rosy disposition, but frankly that blooming lie lacks stamina.


(Whoever caught "lie lacks" scores bonus points.)