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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
May012016

Sunday Sweets Celebrates Mother Goose Day!

Baby Showers are getting pretty weird these days, but lucky for us, not every mom-to-be relishes the thought of fondant nipples and edible C-sections at her party. In fact - and this may blow your mind if you're a regular CW reader - some folks still have shower cakes that are NOT filled with gory red jam!

So since today is Mother Goose Day, let's take a trip down "No Dismemberment Required" Lane, and see how some of Mother Goose's most famous nursery rhymes can look extra Sweet.

 

Hey Diddle Diddle

(By Little Cherry Cake Company)

SO CUTE.

And in case you don't remember the rhyme - as I didn't:

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed,
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

 

Hickory Dickory Dock

(By Cakes By Robin)

We all remember this one, though, right? And this cake looks like the illustration come to life!

 

Little Bo Peep

(By The Butter End Bakery)

This one has illustrations from several nursery rhymes, and I love the vintage feel of the line work on those soft pastels.

 

Jack and Jill

(By Cakeaters)

Bet you never thought I'd find a Jack and Jill cake, huh? And check out that forced perspective with the well! So clever.

 

This Little Piggy

(By Mama Wa Cakes)

Ahh, the world's first game of Footsie, set to rhyme. I suppose technically this is just a cute pig cake, but since she has a cupcake, I choose to believe this is the Piggy who went to market... to buy cupcakes.

(No need to tell me "went to market" meant something else back then, ya bunch of Debbie Downers; I DON'T NEED TO KNOW.)

 

Humpty Dumpty

(By Cakes By Candus)

Totally in love with Humpy's little striped legs and arms - and that dapper top hat!

 

Three Blind Mice

(By Jacquis Cakes)

Oops. I know I promised no dismemberment, but I just remembered how this rhyme goes. o.0 These mice appear to still have their tails, though, so I guess this is pre-Farmer's-Wife-with-the-carving-knife. (In the kitchen. Because Clue.)

 

Rock A Bye Baby

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

Like so many classic nursery rhymes this one always confused me: why are we romanticizing a baby falling out of a tree? Maybe the little bunny and squirrel are there to break the baby's fall. Or they'll go fetch a tiny little trampoline. Or... I'm overthinking this, aren't I? Um... LOOK HOW SWEET.
(The teensy mushrooms! Squee!)

 

And finally, though The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe may not be a Mother Goose rhyme (there's some debate, and then I got bored researching it, but I'm sure someone will explain in the comments), you HAVE to see this cake:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Coolest. Shoe house. EVAHHHH.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Apr242016

Sunday Sweets: Robots Rock

Here's a little known fact: Nothing makes Jen as happy as adorable robots.*

(*Except our cat Lily. And Disney. And chocolate cake. Okay, so a lot of things make Jen happy.)

So this week, I thought we'd look at adorable robot cakes. Because I love my wife. And because she picked the cakes. And then said, "GO WRITE SWEETS."

Ahem.

Oh look! Here's an adorable robot cake now:

(By Yummies)

Love the primary colors. And I don't know about you, but I like figuring out how some of these support structures work. For instance, the balloon - which I assume is NOT filled with helium, and is actually edible - must weigh quite a bit, but it's only held up by that little string. How cool is that?

 

Here's one in Jen's favorite colors:

(By Way Beyond Cakes)

Love that it's balancing on one wheel. Jen and I made a full sized Claptrap from Borderlands once, and easily the hardest part was getting him to stand on one wheel. (I'm not saying we failed, buuuut... it does make a lot of noise when he falls over. O.o)

 

Now for something vintage:

(By Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School, inspired by GinnyPenny's plush robots.)

Did they put a just put a corset on a robot? Yes. Yes they did.

 

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

D'awww, Wall-E looks so sad. He must have just watched any Pixar film ever. (I firmly believe there is a task force at Pixar with the sole purpose of making you weep uncontrollably during all of their films.)

 

This one is deceptively simple...

(By Couture Cupcakes)

But look how perfect that piping is! I would be terrified piping blue icing on clean, white fondant.

 

And check out the airbrushing on this one:

(By Michael Almeida)

I love how they captured its little robot emotions. I like to think it just escaped from a lab somewhere after gaining a soul, and now it's discovering the beauty of nature for the very first time.

Or it's thinking about soup. Definitely one of the two.

 

This next one is channeling the little green aliens from Toy Story:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

THE CLAW!

 [Update: According to the comments, he's actually from a show called Team Umizoomi. So... no claw?]

 

And this groovy 'bot looks like it's wearing headphones:

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

Plus more Jen-approved colors. Excellent.

Totally unrelated but kinda related, when I first started dating Jen 18 years ago we discovered we both used to love rollerskating to Don't Stop The Rock as kids. If you don't know it, it's a song sung by a robot, so yeah, this tangent is totally related.

 

And finally, my favorite cake of the week:

(By Roses & Bows Cakery)

Because it makes me happy just looking at it. Wow.

And in case you really want to have a catchy robot song stuck in your head all day:

  Don't stop the rock OR the robots - and have a great Sunday!

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