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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 (321)

Sunday
Jan252009

Sunday Sweets: Cutey-Patootey Dragon Babes

I think the designers of today's baby dragon cakes need to get into stuffed-animal design. And then send me free samples. [nodding earnestly]

Amber D. found these two from The Cake Fairy:

Everyone together now: Awwwww.

The wings! The itty-bitty wings! [swoons]


Check out the floppy ears on this guy:

Those scales must have taken forever! They look great, though. Shanna R. found him on Courtney's Cakes Flickr stream.

Here's one from The London Cake Company, found by Brian & Melissa W.:


This was for little Joseph's SECOND birthday?!? Dang, I really missed out during my childhood. (And adulthood, come to think of it...)

And lastly, Kate J. found some of the most adorable figure sculpting I've seen:

I love the simple-yet-ingenious "bushes", and the knight and princess are just spot-on perfect. Great stuff.

Found on Manray3's Flickr stream. I've been told this may be from The Cake Shop in the Covered Market of Oxford, England.

Sunday
Jan182009

Sunday Sweets: Lord of the Rings

Sunday Sweets is our weekly NON-Wrecks feature. This week we're looking at some Tolkien-inspired beauties.

Minas Tirith is one of the more popular LOTR cake themes. Beth A. was the first to submit this one:

I think this was displayed at a fair somewhere, and yep, it's cake. Amazing, huh?

Here's another angle, courtesy of Erin M:

Source
A lot of folks have pics of this cake in their Flickr accounts, but I'm not sure who actually made it. Y'all let me know in the comments if you have a site for the baker, ok?

The One Ring is also a hugely popular motif. Here's my favorite of the ones submitted, also found by Beth A.:

The elvish script is just perfect, and the gold sheen looks fantastic. Again, not sure on the baker for this one.

Since a lot of you have requested more fondant-free Sweets, check out this one of Bilbo & Frodo's home in the Shire:

Thanks to Michelle F. for submitting it. The creator is Cakeworks of Calgary.

Of course, not everything in Middle Earth is pretty, as Deanna T. shows us:

Yikes. This eerily accurate orc (try saying that 3 times fast) was made by Shoshannah84 of Deviant Art. (If you recognize the name, it's because she also made the yellow dragon in my "Fantastical Beasts" post.)

But let's end on a pretty note: check out this gorgeous Minas Tirith wedding cake Tara B. found:

It was made by the bride's sister, who is not a pro baker. Crazy! Plus, the only inedible part is the actual cliff. The wedding was completely LOTR themed, and you can see a few photos of it here. (I'm bummed there aren't more; it sounds amazing.)

Thanks to all the rest of you who submitted photos! Remember, if you have a cake you'd like to nominate as a Sweet, send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.