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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 (388)

Sunday
Jan102016

Sunday Sweets In Black & White

It's a Black Tie Affair on Sweets this week!

(By Clara's Designer Cakes)

 

Formal, dramatic, goes-with-everything - plus there's nothing better than black-and-white for showing off amazing textures:

(By Zoe's Fancy Cakes)

Like this brush embroidery!

 

Silhouettes are extra stunning in black and white:

(By Cake Lady Cakes)

And with lines this perfect, less really IS more.

 

This looks like a whimsical pop-up book come to life:

(By Rachelles)

Isn't it great? I love the layers!

Although the geek in me wants to see one with a blue phone booth. :D

 

These lines of handwritten script add a romantic, vintage feel:

(By Sophie Bifield Cake Company)

 

Just as romantic, but with extra bold color-blocking:

(By Lanre Buttercream)

I like the delicate trim on the top tier, and that string of pearls really softens the look.

 

Of course we can't talk black and white cakes without including one of the biggest new wedding trends:

(By Deliciously Decadent)

Chalkboard cakes!

Such a fun look, and perfect for incorporating a favorite phrase or song lyric.

 

Check out the darling bunny and fawn silhouettes on this bottom tier:

(By Rosalind Miller Cakes)

So sweet! Combined with the dripping floral vines it has a surprisingly light, spring-time feel to it.

 

You don't see many intricate string work cakes in the U.S. anymore; it's just too fragile and time-consuming, and if you live anywhere with humidity? Fuggitaboutit.

Which is why THIS is so gosh-darn impressive:

(By Geraldine's Creative Cutters)

If you've never seen a baker do string work, mosey on over to Youtube and marvel at the insane amount of time and talent this cake required.

 

And finally, more string work, plus intricate piping, hand-painting, and pure prettiness:

(By Gerardo's Italian Bakery)

That lace! That glorious lace! Just stunning.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Jan032016

Sunday Sweets for J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday, and I have JUST the cakes to celebrate.

Starting with the most adorable Hobbit hole this side of the Shire:

(By Cakey Goodness)

Complete with a little Gandalf coming to visit!

 

Or, for a more movie-accurate homage to The Hobbit:

(By Bubolinkata)

I'm digging the sepia-toned portraits and hand-painting.

 

Then there's The Hobbit's biggest star:

(By Tartas Imposibles)

BENEDICT CUMBER... er, I mean Smaug.

And seriously, LOOK at that sculpting! Incredible! Not to mention the genius design of having Smaug's head slithering out of the book pages.

 

Any LEGO fans out there? Because this Gandalf the Grey minifig looks positively smashing:

(By Sylwia Sobiegraj)

As fantastic as his beard is, I think it's the pegs on the cake board that really make the whole thing.

 

An incredibly detailed Minas Tirith:

(By Chocolate Shells 1)

The White City of Gondor in white chocolate, perhaps? Perfect for geeky weddings!

 

Although this Dark Tower definitely draws the eye:

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

Eh? EH??

:D

 

When it comes to weddings, though, you can't beat this gorgeous Elvish design:

(Baker unknown. Anybody recocgnize it?)

I love the hanging Evenstar topper, and the Gondor sigils.

 

Or how about this subtle Lothlorien-inspired beauty?

(By Perfect Endings, pics via Vanity Fair)

 

I'll be honest, I got majorly distracted by the wedding photos for that cake, because LOOKIE:

Easily the most lavish themed wedding I've ever seen! Follow the link up there to see the rest.

 

And finally, since you can never have too many amazing dragon cakes:

(By Cakes Rock)

Who would ever guess that's cake?? And as stunning as the sculpting and airbrushing is, for some reason I can't stop staring at the perfect pile of gold coins. SO GOOD.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Want more amazing LOtR cakes? Then check out my 2015 roundup here!

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