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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 (324)

Sunday
Nov022014

Sunday Sweets: Wild Kingdom

Today is my birthday and Jen is taking me to Animal Kingdom because Jen is awesome.
(Also because the temperature here finally dropped below 100.)

So naturally, I have to post amazing animal cakes. Begin!

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

D'awwww. Look how cute! And now I want a flamingo. I wonder if you can litter box train them...

 

Prepare yourself for this next one:

(By Simple Wish Cakes)

*sniff*

So beautiful.
[composing self]

Also, look at the way the water in the painting comes out onto the cake board. So impressive.

 

Turtle time!

(By Wild Flour Cake Co.)

And check out all the different types of coral. Now I want to go snorkeling.

 

I feel like this next one might be the most majestic animal cake I've ever seen.

(By Highland Bakery)

Seriously. Look at the detailing and textures. Masterful, I tell you.

 

O.o

(By Gateaux Inc.)

"We're majestic, too..."

Yes. Yes you are.

Jen and I just went to the Georgia Aquarium and spent no less than 2 hours watching the otters frolic. Because frolic is the only word to describe what otters do. And float. They do a lot of floating.

 

Look! An armadillo!

(By Alliance Bakery)

Funny story. We have a motion sensor on our back porch light and when it turns on, most of the time it's one of these guys. The rest of the time, it's possums. And cats. And possibly ax murderers.

 

But you know what never wanders through my back yard?

(By Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes)

Swans. Although, that would be really cool. And I can't even fathom how long it took to place those feathers. Awesome.

 

And now, an adorable zebra:

(Also by Mike's Amazing Cakes)

You know, sometimes I forget that these are all cakes. Can you believe the structural engineering that went into balancing that cake on one leg. That's why these bakers are the best of the best.

 

And finally, my favorite animal ever:

(By Avalon Cakes)

Just look at that airbrushing. Perfect.

 

Thanks for checking out today's Sweets! Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Oct262014

Sunday Sweets: Boo-tiful Treats!

Halloween is just five days away! Are you ready to par-tay?

Good. 'Cuz this Sweet stack is making my inner girly ghoul SO HAPPY:

(By Gimme Some Sugar)

The lacing! The candy cauldron! The colorful ruffly bits! And that bright green really makes the whole design "pop."

 

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

Ooh la la! So pretty, and I love the vintage vibe on that argyle.

 

Or maybe you prefer your Halloween treats more on the spooky side:

(By Cake Lovers)

That'll do the trick. o.0

 

Or maybe some scrumptious spiderwebs?

(By Cakery Creation)

I've seen a few tutorials around for this, and I believe the webbing is made of marshmallow icing!
Mmmm.

 

This Haunted Forest cake has both hand-painting *and* 3D sculpting:

(By My Sweet, Cosette)

SO COOL. And check out the ruins painted off in the distance!

 

For both extreme creepiness *and* amazing artistry, you just can't beat this steampunk Frankenstein's monster:

(By Crazy Sweets, based on Rick Baker's amazing costume)

WOW. It really looks exactly like Rick Baker's costume! Just amazing.

 

You can always count on some amazing Halloween wedding cakes every October, and CW reader Eden didn't disappoint:

The groom - now Eden's hubby - actually made the cake himself! I love how it's two cakes in one: the skeleton below, and the more traditional cake balancing on his head above. Plus, check out that insane stringwork! So perfect!

 

For sheer laugh-out-loud delight, I'm a big fan of Mr. Pumpkin McChompers here:

(By Corinna of Lovin' From the Oven)

That expression! Hee!

 

And finally, another stellar vintage-inspired design:

(By Dream Day Cakes)

Great colors, cute costumed bears, and a wee spider dangling from the hat tip!

Love it.

 

Hope you guys have a fabulous Halloween!

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