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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 (315)

Sunday
Aug172014

Sunday Sweets Goes Back To School

Hey, kids, guess what time it is!

(By Klara's Cakes)

That's right, it's Back-to-School Time!

(Well, except for Mrs. Griffin.)

 

Time to buy a bunch of those composition books,

(By pure cake)

 

...and maybe a graphing calculator that costs half as much as the Space Shuttle,

(By Charm City Cakes)

 

...and stuff them into a spiffy new backpack.

(By Birdie Girl Custom Cakes)

 

Time to start juggling school and extracurricular activities again, from sports...

(By Pink Cake Box)

 

...to Marching Band

(By Aunt Jaime's Cakes)

 

...to maybe Robotics Club?

(By Yuma Couture Cakes)

(Remember, kids: if it becomes self-aware and destroys the school, you don't get credit!)

 

Time to catch the bus,

(By AESTHETICAKES)

or carpool, or scooter, or bike, or start walking.

 

Don't forget your lunch on the way out!

(By Studio Cake)

*blink*

We're gonna need a bigger lunch box.

 

Oh, hey, maybe grab one of these, too:

(By Ciccio Cakes)

Because you're going to spend a lot of time with your teachers.

 

Although, from what I hear...

(By Sweet Art Sweets)

...sometimes teachers wouldn't mind a few Sweets along with all those apples. :)

 

Hope today's post made your Sunday a little sweeter, everyone! Happy weekend!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Sunday
Aug102014

Sunday Sweets: Jen Gets Girly

I don't have a specific theme for you today, unless maybe "cakes that made Jen squee like a little girl" is a theme.

Oh, it is?

EXCELLENT.

(By Scrum Diddly)

Whoah. That bottom layer is done in a "billow weave," and this is one of the best examples I've seen. (Here's a tutorial, if you want to learn.) Also love the off-center flowers & color choices; just a gorgeous composition over all.

 

Speaking of composition, how great is this cheery asymmetrical number?

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

Such a simple change, but stacking the tiers like this makes an otherwise traditional design so much more fresh and modern!

 

Now, just so you know, I'm a sucker for balloons. And bright pastels. And pink bicycles with little gift-wrapped presents on them.

(By My Cake School, click for tutorial)

Squeee!

This is another one with a tutorial, so if you can pipe with royal icing candy melts, I bet you can make this yourself! You know, perhaps as a gift. For your favorite cake blogger. [winkwinknudgenudge]

 

One thing I love about Sweets is that I'm always learning new techniques. That said, I have no idea how this heart was made:

(By Magical Edible Art by Nadia)

That intricate geometric pattern taunts me, you guys. I MUST KNOW ITS SECRETS. Someone explain in the comments, please!

 

If you look closely at this next one, you'll see little creases that almost look like sheer fabric wrapped around the tiers:

(By For The Love Of Cake)

Such a great texture! And don't get me started on that incredible floral swag. So delicate. So perfect.

 

I am all abuzz for these sweet bee cookies:

(By Sweet Art Sweets)

SO CUTE. And here's a first: you can actually purchase them on Etsy!

 

Take an unexpected color combo, throw in some soft petal ruffles, top it off with STUNNING hibiscus flowers, and you get magic:

(By Cake Central member micialuna)

Perfection.

 

Will I ever get tired of tiny bunting & delicate floral swags?

(By Sarah Edwards Cakes, featured on Marry Me Ink.)
(click for a fun pin-up inspired photo shoot)

NUH-UH.

 

And I'll never get enough of sweet vintage-inspired designs like this, either:

(By Mina Bakalova)

Mint green and pink paired with wood planks and a skeleton key? Who would dream up a combo like that?

I'll tell you: a GENIUS, that's who.

 

And finally, the cake that launched a thousand Jen squeals:

(By Corrie Cakes)

The colors! The teeny flowers & butterflies! THE HAND-PAINTED FAWN!!

I never thought I'd advocate hanging cake photographs as art, but this should be a wall-sized mural somewhere. It's just so... happy.

 

Hope today's post made your Sunday a little sweeter, everyone! Happy weekend!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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