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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 (329)

Sunday
Dec072014

The Cold Never Bothered Sunday Sweets, Anyway

According to the news, many of you are experiencing somewhat cooler temperatures these days. One could almost say it's a bit nippy out there. You know, sweater weather.

Or you might be buried in 10 feet of snow.

Either way, I say we celebrate the cold with some gorgeous cakes!

(By Fernanda Abarca)

What better way to start than with Jack Frost holding a cupcake? "Icing" has never been so aptly named.

 

Or how about some Frosty frosting?

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Btw, if you're having a hard time remembering these are actually cake, you're not alone.

 

Maybe if we tried some more traditional, tiered designs...

(By Milla Schmalz)

Nope. Still can't believe it's cake. Look how the lower bird is slightly 3D! And that hand-painting! Amazing.

 

This one looks like a perfectly painted stack of hat boxes:

(By Cake Central member Talmas)

Can't get over the texture on the hat and mittens; reminds me of a soft nubby sweater I used to own.

 

As fantastic as those are, though, you must admit that no one builds snowmen quite like Calvin & Hobbes:

(By My Cake Corner)

The perfect cake for slightly twisted families, like mine. :D

Hee!

 

Or if you prefer your winter characters with a little less, um, dismemberment:

(By Cake Hatteras)

Bumble the abominable snow monster! Aww.

 

And these cute little penguins are ready to par-TAY:

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

 

Or, for a more modern take:

(By Sugarplum Cake Shop)

Love the clean lines and shapes, and those vintage woodcut illustrations are deliciously retro-chic.
(Plus there's a bear in a row boat. C'mon. WHIMSY.)

 

This one would make a great Christmas card:

(By Jeanne Winslow Cake Design)

Hang on, I just noticed one bird is wearing a veil and the other has a twee little bow-tie! D'aww, it's a wedding cake! LOVE.

 

Most wintry cakes are all silvers, whites, and blues, so I'm loving this decadent bronze number:

(By Artisan Cakes by Julie)

Stunning. Just... stunning.

 

And finally, since most of us still aren't ready to "let it go," how about the most amazing Frozen castle cake EVER?

(By Celebrate With Cake)

WOW.

Elsa's ice castle there is a whopping 27 inches tall, lit with 2 dozen LEDs, and fed over 150 people! I'm most impressed by the airbrushing and all those delicate tower spires; it looks like a movie-maker's model. SO COOL.(Pun intended.)

 

Well, hope you guys enjoyed this week's Sweets! Happy Sunday, and stay warm out there!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Sunday
Nov302014

Sunday Sweets GOES SHOPPING!!

With everyone in a shopping frenzy this weekend, I figured hey, why not make it a FEEDING frenzy... of shopping! Only, you know, in cake.

(This, uh, sounded better in my head.)


So, let's say you're shopping for a sweet Vera Bradley purse:

(Submitted by Jon A., made by Hall's Take The Cake)

BAM! That's totally cake!

So you'll have to keep looking.
But still. Amazing, right?

 

Adults can be hard to buy for, but I love shopping for little kids:

(By Mark Lie)

Yes, cake! I think only the bottom rockers are real wood.

 

(By Splendor Cakes)

Pew pew!

 

And the most perfect iPod delivery system:

(By Sweet Little Treat)

D'AWWWW.

 

Of course, we big kids like our toys, too:

(By Little Millie's)

 

(By Cakes by Angela Morrison)

 

(By For the Love of Cake)

 

It helps if the person you're buying for has a hobby, of course. Like baking. Or storing cooking utensils in fancy jewelry bags:

(By Verusca Walker)

 

But it's hard to go wrong with a little bling for the ladies. Or a LOT of bling.

(By Yener's Way)

 

And don't let the fellas fool you; they like their bling, too:

(By Ron-Ben Israel Cakes)

 

Still, we all know the holidays are all about the GADGETS, am I right?

(By Sweet Jeelees)

Although I still refuse to recognize "phablet" as a word. I JUST WON'T DO IT.

 

Well, here's wishing you every shopping triumph this season, my friends. Oh, and remember to get something for everyone in the family, k?

(By CakeCentral User ClaraG)

:)

Happy Sunday!

(I also feel duty-bound to remind you that Wreck the Halls, my holiday book, makes a perfect stocking stuffer!)

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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