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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 (431)

Sunday
Nov202016

Fantastic Sweets And Where To Find Them

Have you seen Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them yet? If so, LUCKY! ...and no spoilers, if you please. John and I are planning to see it this Wednesday, so while I count down the days, let look at some of the more delicious Fantastic Beasts out there:

(By CakeCentral member Janice76)

Heck yeah, I'm starting with a dragon! Know why? 'Cuz dragons are SO HOT right now.
[ba dum CHA]

Also, I'm loving the way that cake board is cut.

 

I think we can all agree the Merpeople from the Potter films were kind of terrifying, but this stained glass version - complete with Harry's golden egg! - is simply stunning:

(By BunsInTheOven Cupcakery)

 

Since I haven't seen Fantastic Beasts yet I don't actually know which creatures are in it... but fingers crossed there's a Jackalope in a bowtie:

(By Sideserf Cake Studio)

JACKALOPE IN A BOWTIE, you guys. Yesss.

 

Or maybe a giant squid?

(By Crazy sweets)

Just because these actually exist doesn't make them any less fantastic. Am I right?

 

I'm putting another mermaid in here, and you can't stop me:

(By Sweet Love Cake Couture)

That shimmery purple tail! Ah! Plus her starfish friends are the cutest.

 

And while I'm repeating myself:

(By Margie Carter Cake World)

Hot.

(For real, though, look closely at those wings. They're translucent! THIS IS AMAZING.)

 

And speaking of firey creatures, here's the ultimate self-starter:

(By Raewyn Read Cake Design)

Fawkes!

(John and I are throwing a Harry Potter Christmas party next month, and I SO want a Fawkes like this for the dining room. If it helps, John, sweetie, ours doesn't have to be edible. :D)

 

Here's my co-writer Sharyn's favorite: Hippocampi!

(By Steel Penny Cakes)

Easy to see why; that stained glass design is jaw-dropping, and look at the watercolor blending in the tails!

 

One more on my wish list of Potter pets:

(By Über Angel Cakes and Events)

The Monster Book of Monsters!
It's hard enough to make one of these out of fake fur and clay - can you believe this one is actually dessert? So much talent.

 

Ooh, this is fun: a bunch of bakers got together to make a Fantastic Beasts collection of cakes, so here's one creature I CAN tell you is in the movie:

(From Fantastic Beasts Of Birthday Mischief, by CakesDecor member Stacked)

It's called a Firecrab, and isn't it pretty?

 

We couldn't find any Pygmy Puff cakes, so instead, how about a Geode Fairy?

(By Tourtes Georgias)

Hnnng. So. Pretty. The hair is what really makes it; love that flow.

 

And finally, let's end with MY personal favorite:

(By Kara's Couture Cakes)

The troll.

Bahahah! It's the face, you guys. I LOVE THAT FACE.

Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Nov132016

Sunday Sweets For American Education Week

For American Education Week, I want to talk to all the people who help our kids grow and learn and eventually figure out the difference between "its" and "it's."

Dear Educators,

I think this cookie says it all:

(By Sweet Art Sweets)

But of course I still have more to say.

 

You're there before the buses arrive, and long after they leave.

(By Joyful Delights)

 

How do you do it?

(By Over the Top Cakes Designer Workshop)

Oh. Right.

Is that why people give you so many mugs?

 

You teach Art,

(By Sweet Jeelees)

 

...the Arts,

(By Cake Diane Custom Cake Studio)

 

...and bring music to our ears.

(By Madison Lee's Cakes)

Except maybe during hour 3 of practice, when the rest of the family's trying to watch Doctor Who.
But still.

 

Without you, people couldn't read and appreciate this very blog!

(By mali b. sweets)

And... um... other great literature.

 

You teach ALL the math.

(By Julie's Custom Cakes via Flickr)

Which I promise we DO use after we graduate.
(Sometimes we just takes shortcuts.)

 

You show us our place in history,

(By Rosebud Cakes via Flickr)

 

...and our place in the world.

(By Debbie Does Cakes via Flickr)

 

Then you help us understand the people in it.

(By Gateau Distinctive Cakes)

Magnifique!

 

For all these reasons and so many more:

(By CakeyCake)

 

Thank you, teachers and school staff, for everything!

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