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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

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Sunday
Apr122009

Easter Sunday Sweets

Hey all! John (the hubby of Jen) here. So my dear and wonderful wife, knowing how I get all weepy when I see kittens and bunnies and tribbles and the like, has asked me to take care of this week's Sunday Sweets. I'd like to think this is due to my incredible wit and charm, but it's probably more because she has to write a bazillion posts in the next two days. So, with no further ado, I give you: Easter Sweets!

This first one may be the most adorable bunny I have ever seen. Reminds me of those "Dunny" dolls Jen likes:

(Amy F. found it on Chocmocakes' Flickr stream here.)

Who's a cute widdle Dunny bunny? It's you, it's you!*

Next we have some fluffy bunny 'tocks. Jen thought the bottom texture looked a little like floral foam, but I think it's funky-cool.

(Found by Linda A., and made by Newsums of Cake Central. )

This next one has an unusual color scheme for an Easter cake, but it's nice and the bunny on top is super well done:
(Another find from Linda A. on Cake Central - this time by Dutch-Cakebox.)

As you all know, Jen is not overly fond of Easter lamb cakes. (Hey I just thought of a joke: What do you get when you eat most of an Easter cake? A quarter SHEEP cake! Booyah! Next stop, Reader's Digest!)

*ahem* As I was saying, Jen doesn't usually dig the lamb cakes - especially the smoking kind - but this one earned her seal of approval:

(Made by Andrea Schwarz. Thanks to Heather R. for submitting it!)

Personally I love the looks on their faces; like someone just jostled the cake and they all fell over. Cute!

And what would Easter be without a giant Easter egg and some lazy bunnies?**

(Pamela found it on Flickr and it was made by Cakes by Ashley. Thanks!)

This next cake is freaking amazing:

(Submitted by bunches of you, and made by the fantastic Fantasticakes.)

From the embossed pattern in the chocolate fondant to the sweet little chick on the top, this is one gorgeous cake. I've kneaded and rolled my fair share of fondant, so I can tell you that that egg was not easy. (If I had done it, there would be a big jagged seam up the back and pleats all over the place.) Also, Jen says the colors are "faboo", which I think means "cool."

And finally, here's a cake that both Jen and I looked at for a moment and said, "Wow, it's beautiful - but what is it?"

(Also submitted by a ton of you, and made by the one and only Highland Bakery.)

After a few moments we figured out that it's an Easter bonnet with a bunny cameo on it. (It's probably hard to tell because the edges are slightly cropped.) The skill shown in that ribbon and feathers is super impressive.

Well, that's it for me. Thanks to everyone who sent in submissions, and Happy Easter!

* I sounded very manly when I said this in my head.
** Great name for a rock band.

Sunday
Apr052009

Sunday Sweets: Geeky Goodness

I half-jokingly asked y'all to submit some Sweet Stars of the 'Trek or 'Gate variety a while back, and as usual, you delivered! So today let's take a look at some of the best Stargate goodies out there. I do have to warn you, though: There are no SGA-specific Sweets here. Hopefully you won't be as crushed by this gaping inadequacy in cakedom as I am. [sniffle]

Ok, first up, Lynellen nominated this bit of awesomeness made by Charm City Cakes, aka the Ace of Cakes:

Very nice, very nice. Duff and the gang continue to rock.

Kassandra B. found the next two. First a super shiny specimen from Rachel's Custom Cakes:


And then this hilarious example from Cake Corner:

I can't stop smiling at this one - it's both adorable AND geeky: my favorite combo!

Those are all fabulous, of course, but Kendra's find is the hands-down winner. Get ready, geeky guys and gals, 'cuz here comes a Stargate wedding cake. Awwww yeeeeeah!

And you thought geeks had no sense of elegance. C'mon, just look at this thing!

Check out the great details on the topper:

I love all the little touches of red throughout the design - just beautiful.

You can see a few more shots here, where the groom writes that the wormhole connection is actually hand-painted icing. I could have sworn that was an edible printed image, so color me impressed. Plus, the entire cake was made by his in-laws - how cool is that?!?