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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.

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- Jen

Entries in Sunday Sweets (294)

Sunday
Apr062014

Sunday Sweets: 11 Bright & Bold Cakes for Spring

Forget April showers; whaddaya say we bust out some sweet flowers?

(By Lulu's Sweet Secrets)

 And get this: those are sugar flowers. Which are better than real flowers because

a) SUGAR, and

b) they last pretty much forever.

Or at least until you accidentally drop one on a tile floor. o.0

 

More flowers, MOAR WHIMSY!

(By Ron Ben-Israel)

 You know, I have a friend who actually doesn't like topsy-turvy cakes. 

To which I say, "Look at this cake, Renee. LOOK AT IT."

I rest my case.

 

 This one's a little funky, but the more I look at it, the more I like it:

(By Rick of CakeLava)

Like a pencil sketch come to life, right? With watercolor flowers? 

 

Such Spring. Much cake. Wow.

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

DO WANT.

 

We now interrupt these flowery spring cakes to bring you a mustachioed owl wearing a monocle.  Because reasons.

(By Cake Nouveau)

"Who, me?"

 

Also, an adorable cake camper:

The bitty bunting! The birthday license plate! The heart hitch! This should totally be a little birdhouse. (You've seen the little camper birdhouses, right? So. CUTE.)

 

This one looks like a painting come to life:

(By Gimmie Some Sugar)

So succulent!

(See what I did there?)

 

Springtime in Paris? Mais oui!

(By Lulu Cake Boutique)

Loving the color gradient, and those flowers! Ack! SO PERFECT.

 

Sometimes you just need a little bright & cheery neon ... and sometimes you need a lot.

(By Sweet Grace Cake Designs)

Aww yeeeah. That's the stuff.

(The pink and orange stencils!)



Of course, there are also times you need Grumpy Bear sitting on a rainbow. BECAUSE MORE REASONS:

(By Celebrate With Cake)

We'll just call this the April Showers cake, K?

 

And finally, it doesn't get much bolder or brighter than this Fiesta-inspired number!

(By Calamity Cakes, more party pics here)

LOOK AT THOSE COLORS! And the ruffles! And the crepe paper flower! I can't decide if I want to eat it or wear it! (Though the way I eat, I could easily do both. Yep. Hand-to-mouth coordination: I lack it.)

 

Hope you enjoyed today's springy eye candy, guys! And as always, if you're curious which bakers near you we've featured here on Sweets, just click on over to our Sunday Sweets Directory.

Sunday
Mar302014

Sunday Sweets: Cakes of Thrones

What's cold and sharp and bled all over?

(By a friend of this redditor, no name listed)

THE IRON THRONE!

(Eh? EH??)

 

So gather your dire wolves, dragons, and impaled heads on stakes, my friends, because WINTER IS COMING:

(Posted here, baker Anna Tyler Cakes)

 

If impaled head stake cake pops aren't your thing, then how about this fabulous Weirwood heart tree?

(By Chelsea of The Inn at the Crossroads)

It's always nice to see a baker branching out.

 

I guess it shouldn't be surprising that a show named Game of Thrones has so many throne cakes - but what IS surprising is how awesome this one is:

(By Sweet Ruby Cakes)

The crown, the chained dragon, the carved wood detail? YES, PLEASE.

 

Oh, you need a place for birthday candles? Nooo problem:

(By Sugar and Spice)

C'mon. That is GENIUS.

 

Ok, enough thrones. How about some house sigil cupcakes?

(By Regali Kitchen)

 

Or everyone's favorite character?

(By Au pays de Candice)

Those airbrushed flames are perfection.

 

Of course, I know Daenerys isn't everyone's favorite character, so let me quickly cover all the other potential candidates:

(By Cake Retro)

Any questions?

 

(There was a fan at MegaCon last week who turned his wheelchair into the Iron Throne, and then dressed as Tyrion, complete with false legs. It was so. cool.)

House Targaryen does have the sweetest emblem, though:

(By Cake Central Member bikemom3)

 

And it's hard to beat the mother of dragons, if only because she has the best stuff in her closet:

(By Cake Central Member attackofthecakes)

Closet, chest... CLOSE ENOUGH.

 

Some couples are even having dragon eggs made for their wedding cakes, which is a surprisingly elegant touch of geekery:

(By Sophie Taylor, found here)

 

And speaking of elegant, ALL OF THIS:

(By Cake Haute Couture)

From the cobblestone board to the chain mail to the sculpted emblems, I'm pretty sure George R.R. Martin would need at least 300 pages to describe this cake.

(OH YES I DID.)

 

And finally, it's time for me to come clean: I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.
But I will say this:

(By Choccywoccydoodah)

You gonna eat that?

 

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