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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 (311)

Sunday
Feb082009

Sunday Sweets: Valentine's Treats

Sunday Sweets is our weekly NON-Wrecks feature, the better to remind you how wrecky the Wrecks are.

Heather R. found this gorgeous Valentine's day wedding cake with a retro vibe:

If you're wondering, yes, those are M&Ms! Talk about a tasty alternative to fondant. Yum. (By the eminently talented Dahlia of Dahlia's Custom Cakes.)

And here's an extra special Sweet for Valentines: one that comes with a tutorial so you can make it at home! Believe it or not, this gorgeous box of chocolates (including the chocolates) is actually cake:

Cool, huh? The "chocolates" are cake balls, which creator Bakerella decorated individually. Here's another shot:

Remember: love is never having to share your chocolates.

As beautiful as this is, it's not nearly as complex to make as you might think. Don't believe me? Then check out Bakerella's step-by-step tutorial. And really, you should check out her blog anyway; it's gorgeous.

Many thanks to Raquel and the rest of you who sent this in!

Sunday
Feb012009

Come to the Dark Side: We Have Cake

Could this be the coolest shower cake EVER?

I think so-ooo! [sing-song voice]

Seriously, let me count the ways this cake kicks every other baby shower cake's butt:

1) Darth friggin' Vader is holding an adorable little beribboned baby girl on it. Really, we could just stop there. (But don't worry; we won't.)

2) Airbrushing that's actually... pretty? [gasp] Wait, you mean that's actually possible?!?

3) Best. Use of sprinkles. Ever. Baby want sprinkles? Baby gets sprinkles!

4) The lettering! The outline! The ruffly border! The itty-bitty baby bottle!!!

[pauses to catch breath]

5) Say, did I mention that Darth Vader is holding a baby on it?

Case closed. Maximum awesomeness has been reached.

Well, until someone makes a cake with SPOCK holding a cute baby girl, that is. Aw yeah.

Many thanks to Erica for sharing her kickin' cake, and to Woullet Bakery for making it.