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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 (408)

Sunday
Jun122016

Sunday Sweets: CAKE-CEPTION!

From the moment I first saw a cartoony cake, I knew I would forever love cartoony cakes.

(By Andrea's SweetCakes)

The big rounded edges, the wonky angles, the bright colors...! You guys, I wish all my food looked like cartoon food.

 

Of course no one calls them "cartoony cakes", which is why they're impossible to search for online. There are hamburger cakes and butterfly cakes and even giant cupcake cakes - but what keywords do you search for cake cakes?

(By Wendy's Taarten)

 

Well, whatever you call them, the fact that these are cake versions of cake is pretty much the greatest thing ever. And a little mind-bending. In a good way.

(By Make The Cake)

And did I mention how stinkin' cute they are? Because ERMERGERSH SO CUTE.

 

If it's mind-bending to slice into a cake cake, imagine slicing into a cake bowl of batter:

(By Southin Style Cakes)

 

Or a cake bowl of icing WITH a cake Kitchen Aid mixer!

(By Cindy's Cake Creations)

::sound of mind being blown::

 

Ahh, but the cake-ception goes deeper, because some bakers combine their cake cakes with OTHER sweet fakery:

(By Vera Gatafera)

Like giant Oreo cookies.

 

Or life-sized macarons and cups of tea:

(By nice icing)

 

Or just multiple types of CAKE:

(By El Taartero Real)

Though I like the little kitchen on the bottom!

 

This one is especially drool-worthy:

(By Mia Cakes House)

I'm not even a froofy coffee drinker, but I want those whipped-cream-covered froofy coffees!

 

But to complete the circle of our meta cake-ception, I have to end with this:

(By Roxy Cakes)

Because even I am questioning what kind of cakes are inside each tier. o.0
Especially the "cheesecake." What flavor do you suppose that one is inside?
And is anyone else's brain hurting now? Ha!

 

Hope you all enjoyed the cake cakes! Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Jun052016

Sunday Sweets Gets A Case Of The Butterflies

Today I'm giving a whole new meaning to butterflies in your tummy, in the best possible way:

(By Caking It Up)

 

It's like the prettiest dream you've ever had, freeze-framed and dipped in sugar.

(By Magical Edible Art)

Love those pillowy wings.

 

(By Sweetlake Cakes)

...and this letter topper!

 

I'm probably biased since they're my favorite color, but Monarchs have got to be the prettiest butterflies we have here in Florida. They also make the prettiest wedding cakes:

(By Sweet Cheeks Baking Company)

Check out that great texture with the layered silhouettes; really makes the monarchs pop.

 

Random True Fact: If you ask John what his favorite creature is, he will say it's the butterfly. Years ago we heard a talk on all the impossible things a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly, and John was so fascinated that he went off and read and watched and researched and I guess just fell in love with these fluttery wisps of lunacy.

(By Sweet 'N Sassy Cakes)

"Fluttery wisps of lunacy" totally fits this swoopy rainbow loveliness.
And would make a sweet band name.

 

I pride myself on being able to tell what's cake and what's not, but this next one? TOTALLY STUMPED ME:

(By Caprice Cake)

The bottom edge really, REALLY looks like mosaic tile. And the rest is porcelain smooth! Frankly, I'm still not entirely sure this is cake. Could I get a slice, just to be sure? ;)

 

Speaking of cake that looks like non-cake things, look how pretty this stained glass number is:

(By Ik Hou Van Taart)

 

And this one looks like the most delicate needlework embroidery:

(By Kristina Rado)

 

Though I think most brides still prefer the classic butterfly trail:

(By Magic Mouthfuls)

 

And hey, sometimes, you've just got to go for ALL the colors:

(By Ph. D.-serts)

[Note: The photo we had here previously was a photoshopped version stolen by an unscrupulous Etsy seller. We've since replaced it with the original photo and credited the correct baker. Sorry, guys!]

 

 

But since I've already admitted my love for Monarchs, you know this had to be my favorite today:

(By Nadya's Cakes and Bakes)

Perfection.

 

Plus it reminds me of this Effie Trinket I just photographed last weekend at MegaCon:

Gee, I wonder why I like her dress so much? ;)

(That's from my other blog Epbot, btw. If you like awesome costumes - or want to see the one John and I made that won Best In Show (!!) - then be sure to click over for my full MegaCon report!)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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