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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 (511)

Sunday
Jun032018

Sunday Sweets For Avengers: Infinity War

You guys, I think I'm the only one left who hasn't seen Infinity War.

But no matter!

From everyone's Facebook reactions I already know it's a lighthearted, leisurely romp that I think takes place on the beach? Because there's sand everywhere?

Anyhoo. The point is you don't need the plot to want to gnaw on Thor's hammer here:

(By Shams D in South Africa)

And for those of you who were expecting a sugar sculpture of Chris Hemsworth: SHAME ON YOU.

::wink::

 

That's this one:

(By Elena Serena Michelizzi in Italy)

 

I am excited about the Guardians of the Galaxy meeting the Avengers, though:

(By My Sweet Dream Cakes in Western Australia)

In my dream casting Baby Groot plays every role, just dressed up in different outfits.

 

Plus there's Black Panther!

(By Lamara Cakes in Nigeria)

I love this combination of a traditional African design with his face mask. So, so gorgeous.

 

I like the newest Spider-Man almost as much as I like this cake:

(By Starry Delights in Nottingham, UK)

The shading really makes it.

 

I heard a rumor Hawkeye is NOT in Infinity War, which is a shame because his arrows look great holding up Thor's cape:

(By Bee Sweet Bakery in France)

 

And you've really got to hand it to this next design:

(By Something Sweet in Pennsylvania)

Hulk's hands coming through the base to hold up ANOTHER cake board? I approve.

 

Oh, and does it get any cuter than Deadpool riding a unicorn?

(By Letterpress Bakery in Vancouver)

NO IT DOES NOT.

 

Last weekend John and I were at MegaCon here in Orlando (Shameless Plug: go see my photos!), and there was a hilarious trend of every Marvel character wearing their own Infinity Gauntlet.

Personally I'd like my gauntlet made out of cake:

(By Imgur user flashbackjon and his wife)

All the infinity stones are lit up! And yes, it's really cake!

 

Of course I can't include EVERY character from Infinity War here... or can I?

(By Vereen Tjoeng of Delightfully Cake in Bandung, Indonesia)

BOOM. There they are. Thanks, Vereen!

 

Have a Sweet Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
May272018

Sunday Sweets Celebrates Mer-May!

I follow a lot of artists on Instagram, and I've been loving the "Mer-May" art prompt this month. So many mermaids in every conceivable art style - except, hang on, where are the CAKES?

Now there's an art style we can sink our teeth into.

So hold on to your foot fins, beautiful land mermaids, because I went fishing... and found 10 Mermaid Cakes that are Sweet as shell.

 

By Little Cherry Cake Company in England

Looove these colors; who knew minty blue and lavender would work so well together?

 

Oh! And I'm adding something new to Sweets: When possible, I'm going to tell you guys where each bakery is located. I've always found it fascinating how Sweets are from all around the globe, so I thought you might, too. (I still include Sweets hobby bakers, though, so not everyone will have a location listed.)

The most popular "mermaid" cakes right now focus on their better halves:

By Cocoa Lane Sweeterie in Ontario

I think the tails are cute. Bottoms up!

 

This one looks like a giant mound of glitter, and I approve:

By C&C Cakes & Co, but I can't find their website. Help?

Where's Tamatoa singing "Shiny" when you need him?

 

Check out the perfect ombre fade on these scales:

By Cake Central User Maris Paris, design by Marinold Cakes

 

Speaking of scales, this one's a little more abstract - but I am SO HERE for the floating hair and watercolor effect:

By Cake Studio Rouge in Serbia

Positively dreamy - look at the water bubbles on the cake board!

 

Low-key plotting to steal this crown so I can wear it:

By Good Gosh Ganache in Texas

 

Of course we can't talk about mermaids without including everyone's favorite redhead:

By Antonella di Mana Torte & Design in Sicily

Ariel! And she's never looked cuter.

 

I love this version of the Little Mermaid, too:

A Cakeheads collaboration by McGreevey Cakes in Pennsylvania, using the art of Alicechan

 

If you're looking for a shiny-but-subtle mermaid cake, how about this jaw-dropping single tier?

By Rosie's Dessert Spot, who has a Youtube tutorial on how to make your own!

 

More gorgeous watercolors:

By Nevie Pie Cakes in England

My favorite color combo! And I like how they're stacked like a 3D paper-cutting.

 

And finally, this one has a little of everything:

By Lynette Brandl in London

My favorite part is the ruffly "waves." So clever!

 

Happy Mer-May and happy Sunday, everyone!

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