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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 (476)

Sunday
Oct012017

Sunday Sweets: 10 Wonderland Wedding Cakes

Looking to add some Wonderland whimsy to your big day?


Then here are 10 oh-so-elegant cakes to make you fall (in love) down the rabbit hole:

(By Jamie Bakes Cakes)

Those vintage Alice illustrations work beautifully with soft pastels.

 

Or how about a topsy-turvy tower of teacups?

(By San Marco Cakes and featured here)

I like how they still manage to be elegant, with the soft colors and gilded filigree rims.

 

Ok, I couldn't wait 'til the end to show you my favorite.
HINT: It's this one:

(By Sweet Avenue Cakery)

I'm swooning over this color palette, and those teeny mushrooms! With the curly bits! And the polka-dots! Ahhhh.

 

Oh, but look at this one!

(By Sugar Ruffles)

That teal is perfection. Also loving the gold key, and the rose in the teacup!

 

If you're looking for a cake that deserves its own trumpet fanfare, though, then here it is:

(By Artisan Cake Company)

Where to start? The flawless quilting? The ornate gilded edges? That sweet "ivory" cameo? IT'S ALL SO GOOD.

 

We've seen a lot of teacups so far, but no top hats! This cannot stand.

(By Cakes By Erin Salerno)

Muuuch better. I love that rich green, and - hold the phone, would you believe that's not a real teapot?! She hand-sculpted and hand-painted it! WOW. (And there's a wee little owl on top! LOVE.)

 

You can really amp up the drama with a playing cards inspired design:

(By Pink Cake Box)

Look closely; the black and white scroll work has the card suits hidden in it! That is so cool.

 

Here's a fun tower with all sorts of hidden Wonders:

(By Choccywoccydoodah and featured here)

Perfect for playing I Spy! Anyone else spot the plate with the cupcake and tea sandwich on it?

 

A little LESS subtle, but I couldn't resist this minimalist White Rabbit:

(By Blue Duck Bakery and featured here)

 

And finally*, a gravity-defying design worthy of the Mad Hatter's table:

(By Ron Ben Israel Cakes)

You half expect the flowers to start singing, right?

A. Mazing.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

*Okay, 9 wedding cakes and 1 sweet sixteen cake. Boops.

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Sunday
Sep242017

Sunday Sweets: Stained Glass

"Color is to the eye what music is to the ear."

- Louis Comfort Tiffany

What does "stained glass" make you think of? Church windows? Fancy light fixtures?

How about gorgeous cakes?

(By Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes)

Ooh la la! So soft and pretty; I love the watercolor feel to those colors.

 

(By Paige Fong)

This cake practically glows, it's so vivid. And I like how the flowers are mirrored in the artwork.

 

(By Maggie Austin Cake)

I can't imagine the time it took to pipe and paint even one of these layers, much less four.

 

(By Corrie Cakes)

These cookies look like sun catchers! Doesn't the blue background look like a cloudy sky showing through?

 

(By Melissa Alt Cakes)

One of my personal favorites today! There's a great little Tiffany museum here in Florida, and this one reminds me the most of some of his windows there. Something about all those glowing greens and rich orangey-browns... Just lovely.

 

(also by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes)

Both are amazing, but that blue! WOW.

 

(By Bittersweet Pastry)

Perhaps more of a mosaic than stained glass, but I'm blown away by the 3D flowers! Such a great design.

 

And another tile mosaic:

(By Passionate Cakes)

So much detail! Can you imagine how long it would take to place all those tiny pieces?!

 

These flowers look like they're bursting out of the glass design:

(Also by Maggie Austin Cake)

So. Cool.

 

And finally:

(By Vinism Sugar Art)

I take it back; I think this is my favorite. The balance of dark and light, the perfectly blended colors, that butterfly...! It belongs in the Tiffany Museum! Or my belly. One of the two, anyway. ;)

 

Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!

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