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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 (324)

Sunday
Oct192014

Sunday Sweets: Gothic Elegance

Who says dark has to be dreary? These gorgeous Gothic cakes will have you cheering:

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

 

Sweet Lake seems to specialize in Gothic designs, and I couldn't pick just one favorite!

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

Look at that lace and "fabric" draping. INCREDIBLE.

 

One more:

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

The bird skull cameo is the perfect touch.

 

And speaking of cameos, check out the raven head design on this little top hat:

(By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

The feather, the hand painted skulls and swirls, the roses - just beautiful.

 

(By Candytuft Cakes)

It doesn't get much more classic than rich black and blood-red roses!

 

I really love the contrast of the white tiers under all this heavy scrollwork:

(Baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

WOW. The bottom tier looks like a wrought iron gate, and the second has architectural arch ways. The longer you look, the more detail you see!

 

On the other hand, sometimes simple can be just as dramatic:

(By Connie Cupcake)

Love.

 

Now welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion cake:

(By WDW's Contemporary Resort bakery, found here)

That wallpaper and perfect draping has this Dizgeek all atwitter, you guys. Great color on the roses, too!

 

(By Antonelli di Maria Torte & Design)

One of my personal favorites today; I can't believe that fabric draping, and the perfect color fade on the spider web!

 

(Baker unknown)

This purple practically glows, it's so vivid. If you look closely, you can see the layered acanthus leaves making up the second tier. Beautiful.

 

(By Cake Opera Company, featured here)

Another astounding, can't-believe-it's-cake design. That heavy embroidery is insanely intricate, and I've been so busy staring at the cake itself that I just now noticed the cake stand is wrapped in fur!
Ha!

 

And finally, arguably the simplest design of them all today, but I'm just so smitten with the unusual floral swag:

(By Artistic Bites, featured here)

This wedding cake was made for a "Red Riding Hood marries the Wolf" themed photo shoot, and I highly recommend hitting that link up there to see the rest. It's the perfect blend of dark elegance and fairy-tale whimsy, and I LOVE the succulents and fuzzy mosses they used on the cake.

 

Hope you enjoyed the Gothic Sweets, everyone! Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Oct122014

Sunday Sweets: Pixar Pretties!

Love Pixar movies?
Love cake?
Then do *I* have the Sweets for YOU.

 

The Incredibles:

(By Little Cherry Cake Company)

Talk about living up to its name! That glass globe used for Violet's force shield is brilliant.

 

Toy Story:

(By Cake Central member Ann-Jannae)

There are so many great Toy Story cakes out there, but I especially love this design and extra details like the etch-a-sketch.

 

A Bug's Life:

(By A Wish and a Whisk)

Heimlich! And look closely; see Flik hiding down below?

 

I even found a cake for the Pixar short For The Birds!

(By Cakes of Desire)

I love the one sticking his tongue out. :)

 

Finding Nemo:

(Baker unknown, anyone recognize it?)

Proof it doesn't always take a lot of tiers to make a masterpiece. ;) I'm really digging how the baker elevated Nemo & Marlin to add more height.

 

Cars:

(By House of Cakes Dubai)

You see so many cakes of Lightning McQueen & Mater, it's nice to see one of The Sheriff!

 

Ratatouille:

(By Debbie Does Cakes)

Remy! Who knew a cake of a giant rat could be this endearing?

 

Wall-E:

(By Lorinda Seto)

The amount of detail in those tires is blowing my mind. I still have to remind myself these are all cake from time to time.

 

Brave:

(By Torten Design KS)

One of the sweetest hand-sculpted Meridas I've seen, and that dress design on the cake? Awesome sauce.

 

Monsters, Inc.:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Aw, Boo! And I just want to pet Sulley's shaggy head.

 

Up:

(By la Pequeña Pasteleria De Mama)

ALL THE FEELZ.

Carl & Ellie have got to be the sweetest animated couple ever, so I love seeing them together like this. Just lookit that smile on Carl! And great use of balloons in the back there, too. :)

 

Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!

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