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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 Sweets: Geek Chic Wedding Cakes

This weekend John and I are at Dragon Con, the massive nerd-fest nirvana of all things glorious and geeky. It's awesome. So like every year, let's celebrate with glorious and geeky cakes!


I thought I'd focus on weddings this year - just to show you guys that geeky elegance IS possible.

(Baker not listed, photo by Trevor & Allison Photography)

Like so!

Check it out; it's the Bruce Wayne of wedding cakes. Hee.


I'm seeing a lot of split-cake wedding designs lately, and I gotta say: I APPROVE. Some call them a compromise, but really they're just a great way to show your formal and fun sides.

Here's one for you Whovians:

(By The Giant Cupcake Shop)



And this one was crazy popular when I posted it on Facebook the other week; apparently you guys love your hidden super heroes!

(By Tier By Tier)

Formal in the front, super hero party in the back!


Ok, enough split designs - let's move on to the wholly geeky:

(By Sweet Element, now closed)

Gotta say, the idea of a Hunger Games-themed wedding cake makes me grin. So long as there are no battles to the death, of course. ;)


And while we're talking questionable wedding examples, how about Game of Thrones?

(By The Cake Zone, featured here)

That scaled "armor" is gorgeous, and the sword topper just works, am I right? Love it.


And now, the most sophisticated geeky groom's cake of all time:

(By Kickshaw Cakes)

That's gold leaf on the silhouette! Stunning.


You guys know my weakness for steampunk, so indulge me on this one:

(By Ciccio Cakes for Steampunk Sugar Geeks)

It's a steampunk oven cake! Wha whaaaa?? SO COOL.

I was especially delighted by this:

See that oven heat gauge? That's from my DIY steampunk gauge post over on Epbot! John and I made the graphic for our own steampunk oven prop... which we never finished. Heh. Anyway, so chuffed to see it on this masterpiece.


One more steampunk beauty:

(By High Five Cakes)

Loooove how all the gears are bursting out the side! Also digging the leather texture up top, and those sweet couple silhouettes framed in the portholes.


I'm a big fan of the white-on-white geek designs: you can "hide" all KINDS of fun stuff this way:

(By The Butter End Bakery)

Ok, first: THAT TOPPER. A Wampa (in a bow tie! squee!) with a Taun-Taun? HA! Heck yeah. And then the ships and AT-AT tucked in with the flowers? Brilliant.


Here's a completely different take on the "split" designs:

(By Divine Cakes)

Bursting with geeky goodness! Yes! (How many fandoms can you count?)


And finally, for my fellow Diz Geeks:

(By Walt Disney World's bakers)

Helloooo, drama! I've never seen Cindy's castle done in black and white like this!

And for those of you about to remark that there are no dragons in Fantasyland - anyone remember the time a fire-breathing dragon flew over a press event for New Fantasyland? So bummed that didn't become a regular thing.

The back view:

Those lacy wings! Ah!


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Sunday Sweets: Your Favorite Phone Games!

Our phones have come a long way, my friends.

Almost as far as today's cake art!

(By Zoe Clark Cakes)

Who wants a slice of rotary-dial deliciousness?


Of course, these days our phones look more like this:

(By Celebrate With Cake)

We've also passed the point of using our phones for actual phone calls, and I for one couldn't be happier. After all, what higher calling [snerk] could there be for a phone than super-addictive PHONE GAMES?


Give a yell if you see your favorite! (I won't hear you, but it should liven up the experience on your end.)

(By Viorica's Cakes)

Ahh, Candy Crush, you sweet, soul-sucking time waster. How I love thee. But I think I may love this cake even more. The little candies! The swirly lollipops!


Oooh, or there's this one:

(By Leesin & Ween of Sugar)

That peppermint swirl trim is killing me with cute.


Here's another angle:

More swirly goodness - and teensy bunting! Ah!


Now for a game as frustrating as Candy Crush is colorful:

(By Small Town Girl Bakery)


Love how the background and cake board really make the whole design. Such a great way to add more "oomph!"

Also, would you believe John is actually really good at this game? I think he does it just to annoy me; I've never gotten past the second pipe. >.<


An oldie but a cutie:

(By Irina Kondratyuk)

Where's My Water!

Those rubber duckies are the stuff that squees are made of.


And another cutie-pie puzzle game:

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Who remembers Cut The Rope?


And one more, because I never knew a sugar box cutter could be this delightful:

(By Le Leccornie di Danita)


Here's another personal favorite:

(By Bohemia Cakes)

Plants vs Zombies! This cake is a perfect recreation of the game board, too. Why, I can almost hear the zombies' heads popping off. (Which is surprisingly adorable, btw.)


PvZ cakes have some of the best figure sculpting around. I want all of these:

(By Eunice Cake Designs)

Especially the Pea Shooters and grumpy Squash!


It turns out there's a Disney Tsum Tsum ios game, too, which is awesome, because now I can post this!

(By Guilt Desserts)

Dibs on the Donald!

(For you non-DizGeeks; Tsum Tsums are little plush dolls that look just like that.)

(And if you're a Donald lover, too, then check out my friend Darla's Donald cupcakes. Sooooo cuuuuute.)


Not technically a cake, but check out this incredible arrangement of oh-so-perfect Tsum Tsum macarons!

(By Le Sucre Du Patisserie)

I know we're always saying how we could never slice into the cakes on Sweets, but seriously. I could never eat these. I think I'd just coat them in epoxy and use them for decorations. Especially Tigger and Piglet.


And finally, the phone game to rule them all:

(By Jane Zubova, who has more geektastic gems featured here)

Angry Birds!

There are hundreds of gorgeous Angry Birds cakes out there, but this one wins the brass ring for sheer scale and creativity. Those pig carts on the back wall are blowing my mind! And look at all the tiny cakes and treats on the castle walls! Ah! SO GOOD.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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