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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 (325)

Sunday
Nov092014

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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Sunday
Nov022014

Sunday Sweets: Wild Kingdom

Today is my birthday and Jen is taking me to Animal Kingdom because Jen is awesome.
(Also because the temperature here finally dropped below 100.)

So naturally, I have to post amazing animal cakes. Begin!

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

D'awwww. Look how cute! And now I want a flamingo. I wonder if you can litter box train them...

 

Prepare yourself for this next one:

(By Simple Wish Cakes)

*sniff*

So beautiful.
[composing self]

Also, look at the way the water in the painting comes out onto the cake board. So impressive.

 

Turtle time!

(By Wild Flour Cake Co.)

And check out all the different types of coral. Now I want to go snorkeling.

 

I feel like this next one might be the most majestic animal cake I've ever seen.

(By Highland Bakery)

Seriously. Look at the detailing and textures. Masterful, I tell you.

 

O.o

(By Gateaux Inc.)

"We're majestic, too..."

Yes. Yes you are.

Jen and I just went to the Georgia Aquarium and spent no less than 2 hours watching the otters frolic. Because frolic is the only word to describe what otters do. And float. They do a lot of floating.

 

Look! An armadillo!

(By Alliance Bakery)

Funny story. We have a motion sensor on our back porch light and when it turns on, most of the time it's one of these guys. The rest of the time, it's possums. And cats. And possibly ax murderers.

 

But you know what never wanders through my back yard?

(By Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes)

Swans. Although, that would be really cool. And I can't even fathom how long it took to place those feathers. Awesome.

 

And now, an adorable zebra:

(Also by Mike's Amazing Cakes)

You know, sometimes I forget that these are all cakes. Can you believe the structural engineering that went into balancing that cake on one leg. That's why these bakers are the best of the best.

 

And finally, my favorite animal ever:

(By Avalon Cakes)

Just look at that airbrushing. Perfect.

 

Thanks for checking out today's Sweets! Happy Sunday!

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