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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
Jan212018

Sunday Sweets: Precious Metals

Did you hear the buzz? Metallics are like, so in. And like most trendy trends, metallics are already making their way from the runways to the serving trays:

(Via this site, baker not listed. Anyone know?)

Yep, all the cool cakes are doing it.

 

Here comes a flashy little number now:

(By Consumed by Cake)

Spread the word: Shiny is the new black. Or white ... or something.
What I mean is, it's this season's must-serve.

 

It's in vogue, in your mouth.

(By Hey There Cupcake)

So go for the gold!

Or at least something equally shiny.

 

Because even though these cakes runneth over with molten metals, they go beyond traditional gold and silver:

(By Minette Rushing Custom Cakes)

For instance, this fashion-forward confection looks divine in an elegant rose gold.

 

And this beauty isn't afraid to rock an antiqued bronze!

(By Alice in Weddingland)

Tres fierce!

 

And let's not forget copper!

(By Pretty Please Bakeshop, photo by Casey Fatchett Photography)

Now that's a pretty penny indeed!
(And inspired by a penny floor - so cool!)

 

This style icon is glittering and gorgeous:

(By Cake Art Studio)

... and sure to get you noticed.
(I especially love the transparent flower petals!)

 

Yes, today's high-wattage cakes obey nobody's rules, and even fearlessly flaunt several trends at once:

(By Charm City Cakes)

Chevrons? Check.
Stripes? Check.
And polka-dots?
Check check!
(Or dot dot?)

 

But a gilded cake doesn't need to be all-up-in-yo-face, yo.
They can be romantic and reflective, too:

(By Erica OBrien)

Reflective?! *snort* Get it?!

 

Ahem. Anyway ... the future is shiny, and the future is here.

(By Sweet Tiers)

And it's so, so pretty! Will we ever be satisfied with shimmer-less cakes again?

 

I just hope the trend continues for a long time, because I want a cake like this at my silver anniversary:

(By Bobbette and Belle)

(The 25th one, in case you were about to google).
Perfect, right?

 

Lucky for us metallics are classic, so I don't think they're going anywhere. So let's eat, drink, and be shiny!

(By Layers Cake)

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay shiny!

 

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Sunday
Jan142018

It's A Sweet Day For A Winter Wedding

Hey, if you can't beat the cold, celebrate it!
(Says the girl in Florida. :D)

 

Besides, sparkly ice and swirling snowflakes are PERFECT for a fairy tale wedding:

(By The Caketress)

See?

The frosted branches and glittery "snow" on each tier is so pretty and delicate!

 

This one has the tiniest touches of gold to warm up the gray:

(By Immaculate Confections)

And that shadowbox effect with the trees? GENIUS.

 

Here's another woodsy design:

(By Ambrosia Cake Creations)

I like all the white-on-white texture, and the thistle-like greenery is perfect with the mountainscapes.

 

But if you prefer something with a lot more glitz to it:

(By Delicut Cakes)

Sha-pow! GLITZ.
The flowers were inspired by British bluebells, and I'm so impressed by the filigree trim and tightly packed ruffles!

 

Now for something completely different:

(By Torta Couture)

Chocolate!! Such a dramatic backdrop for those metallic snowflakes. And I think gold, copper, and chocolate is one of my new favorite color combos.

 

More impressive snowflakes, this time cascading down the side of the cake:

(By Taarten Deco)

 

And this icy beauty has the hint of an onion-domed castle on top:

(By Nadia & Co.)

Plus check out the hand painted vignette! Mmmm. So dreamy.

 

More hand painting on one of today's most beautifully minimalistic designs:

(By Sweet Little Treat)

I am all about that blue-gray wood grain. Gah, so gorgeous!

 

You wouldn't usually think of gold and bronze for a winter cake, but wow:

(By Sugar Cane)

I like!

 

And finally, a glittering ice tower fit for Queen Elsa herself:

(By Design Cakes)

OooooOOOooooo. Perfection.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday, and stay warm out there!

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