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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 (320)

Sunday
Oct052014

Sunday Sweets: Projections of the Future?

Everyone's going nuts this week - and rightfully so! - over Disney's latest wedding cake technology.
Have you seen? If not, take a look!

(This one has a longer animation.)

SO COOL.

 

Ahh, but Disney is not the first to use 3D projection mapping on a cake! Check out this vid Lisa C. sent in, taken back in January of 2013:

 

And for the gamer geeks among us, how about this retro-licious Donkey Kong wedding cake from last August?

(Cake by Christine of Meals for Reals, projection by Posh DJs)

 

This next one uses plain white boxes as a stand-in for the cake, but Highland Media Work's demo reel of possibilities is STUNNING. I can't pick a favorite; there are too many!

You could just have all these patterns cycling through during the reception!

And hey, if any of these designs ever get wrecked, the bakers can just blame the projector. :D

 

Of course, there's a more old-school way to put moving pictures on your cake: zoetropes! I featured a couple ages ago, but here are a few newer creations to hit the interwebz since then:

(By The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory)

I'll admit it: I really wish that center tier wasn't yellow.

 

One more!

(By Julia M Usher)

LOVE those bouncing flowers!

I know this was pretty different for Sweets, but I hope you guys found them all especially moving. ;)
And rest assured we'll be back to non-projected, stationary decorating next week.

Happy Sunday!

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
Sep282014

Sunday Sweets: It's Fall, Y'all!

The weather down here in Florida may not have gotten the memo yet, but fall is officially upon us. So let's celebrate!

(By McGreevy Cakes)

Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere - and this time I'm not complaining! Love the raffia border between the two tiers, and check out that gorgeous hand-painted scene.

 

In addition to my favorite color (orange!), fall is all about rich shades of bronze, gold, and - oh yeah - CHOCOLATE:

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

Mmmm. That acorn & leaves bundle is too perfect. Who needs flowers?

 

In fact, I like how fall puts all the changing leaves at center stage:

(By Jacques Fine European Pastries)

Stunning.

 

But really, we're gonna need some more pumpkins in here.

(By Palermo's Custom Cakes)

Muuuch better.

Really digging this design, although that lace pattern has me stumped. I'm guessing it's airbrushed on over a stencil? Could also be an edible image, though. Anyone know for sure?

 

Here's a delicate modern number - or does it feel more vintage?

(By Ligia De Santis)

The hand painted design looks like fine antique china; and I like the two little leaves as an understated accent.

 

Now this next one is definitely modern, and I like it.

(By AP Signature Cakes)

Ooooh. Dark chocolate with red and white accents just became my new favorite color combo.

 

Then again, this snow-white number is down right heavenly:

(By Cake Central user GrandMomOf1)

Perfect for autumn weddings!

 

Remember when I said, "Who needs flowers?" Well, as it turns out, I do:

(By Flutterby Bakery)

I NEED THESE FLOWERS.

I want to stare at them all day and make soft cooing noises.

 

And finally, a Sweet so quintessentially fall it makes me want to pack up my sweaters and move north:

(By Nice Icing)

Kicking through leaf piles! C'mon, it doesn't get more fall than that.

I'm so impressed with the little girl sculpt; the leaves on her skirt & boot really do seem to be levitating. And look at those adorable little bushes & toadstools on the bottom! And the fox! Ah! SO GOOD.

 

Hope you enjoyed your Sweets today, everyone! Happy Sunday!

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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