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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 (502)

Sunday
Apr012018

Sunday Sweets Hops To It

Happy Easter, everyone!

Is your basket overflowing with candy eggs today? Because here's a Sweet idea: 

(By The Gunny Sack)

Love those colors!

 

Or perhaps you like your cake with a little more character:

(By Montreal Confections, featured here)

I know bunny butt cakes are popular, but I gotta say, I prefer this end. Lookit dat cute lil' nose.

 

And this one made me grin:

(By Yummy-Mummy Cake Creations)

:D

 

As you might imagine, I tend to have a soft spot for cakey carrots:

(By Fantasticakes Cecile Crabot)

And how fun is this design? Really diggin' all the little details, like the snail on the sign and that little green worm sticking out the side.

 

Sometimes a Sweet can be as simple as these perfectly-piped cookies:

(By Kava Dolce)

Those eyes, ha! I'm sure I'd mess 'em up, but they make me want to break out the royal icing.

 

Cookie art has come a long way, too; check out these amazing 3D cookie baskets:

(By Julia Usher)

Even the patterns are edible; they're printed frosting sheets.
(It's nice to see edible ink being used for GOOD and not wrecks, huh?)

 

Oooh, here comes another carrot!

(By My Cake School - hit the link for tutorial)

Well, it's no carrot jockey rocket, but it'll do. ;) And you've gotta love the Peep riders!

 

I almost didn't believe this next egg was cake; it's too perfect:

(By Made With Love)

Over on her site there's a companion egg cake with a slice out, though, and there are 4 or 5 layers in there! Swooning over the soft colors and that perfect flower swag.

 

More soft pastels and sweetness:

(By Rouvelee's Creations)

And teensy carrots! Yes!

 

And finally, a gracefully chic Lady Easter Bunny:

(Made for Project Hof van Saksen voor Ronald McDonald Huis)

Isn't she gorgeous? And so unique, like an art doll sculpt! Love.

 

Hope you all have a beautiful Easter Sunday!

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Sunday
Mar252018

Spring Sweets

Though it already feels like summer down here in sweltering ol' Florida, I'm determined to make the most of this "Spring" thing. (So long as it doesn't involve leaving the house, of course. Have you SEEN the pollen levels out there? HAVE YOU? Poor John is a one-man sneeze machine.)

Ahem.

So, yeah, in honor of Spring I plan to revel in sweet pastels...

By The Pastry Studio

And cutey-patootie lady bugs...

By Kimmy's Kakes

And even a little gardening!

Made by Jean D.

FYI: Oreo crumb "dirt" is my favorite kind of dirt.

 

Oh, and I couldn't decide which gardening cake I liked better, so here, have two:

By Truly Custom Cakery

Mmmm...edible garden tools.

 

I don't wear heels very often, and to be honest I'm not all that fond of shoe cakes...but this is the exception:

By We Love Yan's Cakes

Open mouth: insert shoe.

Seriously, this sweet Jimmy Choo shoe makes me think sugar and spice and everything frilly, girly, and nice. Perfect for a garden party where everyone's sipping tea out of delicate porcelain teacups like this:

Submitted by Emily B. and made by All About Cake

Except these teacups aren't porcelain; they're sugar. WOWZA.

 

And what garden is complete without a birdhouse?

By Sweet On Cake

(I can't get over that weathered "wood" fence and the "metal" roof. Amazing.)

 

And we can't forget Spring's main attraction: the flowers!

By Spring Lake Cake

Just when you thought a cake couldn't get any better, you go and learn that the butterflies are made of chocolate. I repeat: THE BUTTERFLIES ARE MADE OF CHOCOLATE.

Man, I love Spring.

 

And you'll never believe it, but these flowers are made of sugar paste:

Submitted by Alison M.; baker unknown. Spotted at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2011.

 

And this is actually cake!

Submitted by Isabella, made by Williams-Sonoma

Well, ok, the missing slice helps make it a bit more believable.

 

If you follow me over on my other blog, Epbot, then you know I've had cherry blossoms on the brain lately. So naturally, I couldn't resist this slice of heaven:

By Small Things Iced

By the way, for all of you in the DC area admiring the cherry blossoms right now: I am so jealous.

 

Spring weddings always have the cleanest, freshest style:

Made by Julie D.

 

And finally, let's go out with a Sweet Spring-splosion!

By Sharon Wee Creations

Those flowers may look freshly cut, but they're actually painstakingly hand crafted from sugarpaste. The cake itself is fondant-free, though, and I have to say I'm really digging that texture. Absolutely gorgeous.

 

Hope you enjoyed my pollen-and-allergen-free Spring Sweets, guys! Happy Sunday!

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