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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

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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)



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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Sunday Sweets To MARVEL Over

Have you guys seen Deadpool yet? I haven't, though it looks hilarious. Be honest, though; does anyone else find it ironic that "The Merc With A Mouth" wears a costume... with no mouth?

(By Pinar Aran Cake Design)

Poor Deady, can't even eat his own cake.

That's the last Deep Thought for today, though. Because if there's one thing we've learned from superheroes, it's that you should never dwell too long on the logic behind their costumes.

So instead, we'll just dwell on the awesomeness of these Marvel cakes!

(And also the smoothness of my segues. Eh??)


Iron Man:

(By Cakes By Susan)

Oooh, those overlapping "metal" plates are positively... riveting.



Black Widow:

(By Nerdache Cakes)

That moment when a cake has better hair than you.


Here's one you don't see as often:


(By Whipped Up By Mimi)

LOVE this monochromatic look, and it really looks like an art canvas on cake! Gorgeous.



(By Don Buciak)

And speaking of art, that's all buttercream, y'all. No fondant!
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Don Buciak is DA MAN.


Here's one of the best superhero combo cakes I've seen:

(By With Love And Confection)

The feathers on Thor's helmet are soooo good, and check out the "flying" bricks from Hulk's punch!


Agent Carter:

(By The Butter End)

More amazing head gear; it's hard to believe Peggy's iconic red hat here is actually cake!


And one for Peggy's ex -

Captain America:

(By Daatjes Taarten)

I like the old school comic look.


Here's another guy you don't see too often:

Ghost Rider:

(By Sugar Inspired)




(By Traci Martin)

That's one cake that looks like it bites back!


And finally, a Marvel mash-up with a brilliant use of edible photo paper:

(By Saving With Sarah)

I especially like how she used the 3D "exploding" brickwork in the middle to give it more dimension. Super cool!


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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