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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 Sweets: Steampunk

If you don't know what Steampunk is, I highly recommend you do some web surfing to find out. Just make sure you have several hours to spare; I guarantee you'll find some aspect of this style to fall in love with.

Anyway, this past week the Great White Snark beat me to the clockwork punch by posting a gorgeous Steampunk cake. So in retribution (why yes, I am that petty) I shall now trump his post by featuring several gorgeous steampunk cakes. Hah! Take that, Snarky-boy!

First, a sweetly feminine Steampunk butterfly:

(Submitted by Delaney A. & made by Sprinkles Custom Cakes)

Next, here's one inspired by a Penny Arcade game:

(Submitted by Carolina Y. & made by Clever Cake Studio [more pics at the link])

I love the rich simplicity of this one:

Check out the sweet detailing:

(Submitted by Juliette W., originally posted by The Steampunk Workshop, & made by babycakes. [More pics at the Steampunk link])

It's hard to believe this next one is actually cake:

(By Eric Woller of MeMe's Treat Boutique. More pics here.)

A consumable copper cake cephalopod. Excellent.

How about some Steampunk wedding cakes?

(Found on this Flickr stream, and made by The Cakery.)

(From exoskeletoncabaret's Flickr stream, and made by Mike's Amazing Cakes.)

Check out those gears!

Here's a spectacular groom's cake:

(From BillGlover's Flickr stream, & made by Bronwen Weber)

One more view - just 'cuz it's so darn cool:

Do you have a cake you'd like to nominate for Sunday Sweets? Then e-mail it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: (Dr.) Horrible Sunday Sweets


Sunday Sweets: Tour De Force, Pt 2

This week we're again featuring some of the contributing bakers for the Cake Wrecks "World" Tour. (And be sure to check my previous posts for the cupcake providers, too. They're all fantastic.)

First, Gena of iHeart Cakes (near Chicago) knows that the way to my heart is paved in orange:

Such pretty piping.

But she's also a master of the cute:

And the cool:

(Just to be clear: the guitar is cake. The guy is not.)

Heading over to the Dallas area, we have Bronwen Weber's Frosted Art Bakery. (You've probably seen Bronwen on TV sculpting cakey masterpieces, so really, she doesn't need much introduction.) Here are a few of my favs from her site:

Love these colors.

Mmm. Chocolate.

Check out all the detail in the petals, ribbons, and scroll work; I'm pretty sure that's what perfection looks like.

Next, for you Austin locals, we've got two great bakers. First, there's Nicole of Wicked Cakes:

She has a lot of fun, modern designs.


Love that flower!

And then Paloma of Coco Paloma Desserts:

Paloma likes to play with texture. Check this out:

And then there's this, which I for one think is fabulous:

It's titled simply "Ninja Bride."
Is this what geek love feels like? Why yes, I think it is. ;)

- Similar Sweets: Tour De Force, Pt 1