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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 (431)

Sunday
Nov062016

Sunday Sweets: Light & Airy Wedding Cakes

I've been stockpiling wedding pretties in my "to-post" folder, guys, and today is finally the day.

BEHOLD!

(By Cake Heart)

Would you call this metallic peach, or bright copper? I'm thinking peach.
Whichever, I love how light it is, and that bottom trim texture really intrigues me.

 

Speaking of texture:

(By Curtis & Co. Cakes)

::drooly jaw on keyboard::

 

Or how about these ombré spirals?

(By Sift by Kara)

So much to love here!

 

Do you prefer Art Nouveau?

(By Kaytee Trudeau-Leet)

 

...or Art Deco?

(By Faye Cahill Cake Design)

I CAN'T CHOOSE.

 

Ooh, here's something different: ever seen ribbon embroidery?

(By Bobbette and Belle)

Ribbon embroidery looks exactly like this, only you usually can't eat it. WOWIE. (How?!)

 

Another mind bender? This perfectly pieced mosaic:

(By Mark Joseph Cakes)

This reminds me of the Moroccan wall fountain in Epcot. Just gorgeous.

 

A wonder in white:

(By Hey There, Cupcake)

::dreamy sigh::

 

This next one makes me think of poofy Marie Antoinette gowns and fine china teacups:

(By Zoe Clark Cakes)

Doesn't that blue look like the softest suede? And look at the pearly sheen on the bottom tier! Plus there's the lace trim, the perfect bow, the teensy flowers...!!

 

At the opposite end of the style spectrum, I've got this bold, modern number:

(By Have Some Cake)

Those vivid watercolors are singing my song. And I spy a Hidden Mickey in the blue ruffles - think that was intentional? :D

 

Let's wrap things up with a gloriously subtle beach theme:

(By The Vagabond Baker)

I say "subtle" because it took me a while to spot all the elements! Starting from the bottom, there's sugar netting, a driftwood base, a sea urchin shell, a nautical rope heart, seashell "petals" (topped with pearls!), a fish scale pattern, and a coral topper!

I am in awe.

 

Hope you enjoyed the pretties! Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Oct302016

Sunday Sweets Gets SPOOPY

 

Sorry, I'm on a spoopy kick now.

:D

 

And by "spoopy" I of course mean all things creepy, spine-tingling, and delicious. Extra bonus: everything today would be perfect for themed weddings. That's right:

AW YEAH HALLOWEEN WEDDING CAKES!!!

Let's do this.

(By Miss Ladybird Cakes)

Starting off with a classic. Never underestimate the power of a tasteful blood splatter, my friends.

 

Or if that's too fresh for you:

(By Wild Orchid Baking Company, now Erin Bakes)

This reminds me of the Skull Garden art I just featured on Epbot. Who knew flowers and skulls could be so lovely?

 

Also amazing? This airbrush work:

(By Lacey's Cake Shop)

Plus the oh-so-subtle spiderweb and toned flowers. I bet Lydia Deetz would approve.

 

Look closely at the texture on this next one:

(By Buttercream & Photo by Bellagala here)

It's a tile mosaic! An edible, hand-painted tile mosaic. Love it.

 

[Ghost Host Voice] "Is this next Sweet actually a subtle Haunted Mansion homage? Or is it your imagination? Hmmm?"

(By Very Unique Cakes)

Check out the wallpaper pattern and sculpted candelabra, Dizgeeks. SWOON. (I'm also completely in love with the roses and cake stand feet. And how the cake seems to float!)

 

While we're talking homages, this one reminds me of the bone cake in Corpse Bride:

(By Lily Vanilli, tutorial at the link)

Get this: the "bones" are made of meringue! One of the rare times I've seen meringue used sculpturally. Diggin' it.

 

When I mentioned to Sharyn (my friend and CW guest writer) that I was aiming for "Gothic, creepy, & elegant" this week, she replied, "So, all Sweetlake Cakes?" Ha!

(By Sweetlake Cakes)

You see her point, though. Sweetlake practically wrote the book on Gothic cakes. Those lacy ruffles! And most of their work looks like this!

 

Which isn't to say something a bit simpler can't be just as stunning:

(By Domestic Goddess)

Can you marry a cake? Because hnnnnnnnggg.

 

The acid green rose is perfection against this black-and-white silhouette:

(By Michelle the Cake Chef, featured here)

 

I could have sworn I showed you guys this next one last year, but now I can't find it, so let's see if anything.. catches your eye:

(By Jeanne Winslow Cake Design)

See what I did there?

Eyeball flowers! With bonus skeleton hands!

(I made an eyeball flower wreath last year, but I gotta say, this is way prettier. Can you hang a cake on a door?)

 

And finally, let's end with the spoopiest of haunted carousels:

(By Bellaria Cake Design)

"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked awesome this way comes."

So stunning.

 

Hope you all enjoyed the spooptacular Sweets! Happy Sunday!

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