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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 (442)

Sunday
Jan222017

Gilt-y Pleasures

If you're groaning over "Gilt-y Pleasures," then I have a subtitle for you:
"If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it."

:D

I know, I know, but I think you'll forgive me once you see today's cakes - because these things are seriously amazing.

(By Gateaux Sur Mesure)

Sha-POW! See what I mean?

 

Here's a Pretty in pink:

(By Elizabeth's Cake Emporium)

 

Oooh, and this one has a hand painted room inside it:

(By Elysia Root Cakes)

Look at all the moldings! And the little chandelier! Ah!

 

More proof that stunning things can come in small packages:

(By Fine Cakes by Zehra)

Love these colors together. The cool gray really balances the red and gold.

 

Check out all these frills and filigrees:

(By Karen Leong Cake Design)

So many details! I'd love to see this one up close.

 

A more modern feel with clean pastels:

(By The Whimsical Cakery)

That mint and gold is so sweet together!

 

Ah, but nothing beats black, red, and gold for pure drama:

(By Royal Cakes)

Timeless.

 

Here's another with a little chandelier room inside!

(By Cake Opera Co.)

This is absolutely stunning, you guys. Look at the hand painted panels! And all the trim and "fabric" draping! WOWIE.

 

Meanwhile, these soft pastels are singing my song:

(By The Cake Duchess)

::dreamy sigh::

So good.

 

And finally, another timeless beauty with juuuust the right amount of glitz:

(By Carrie's Cakes)

...by which I mean ALL the glitz. Love that mosaic texture mixed with all the trim and moldings!

Hope you guys enjoyed today's Gilt-y Pleasures!

Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Jan152017

Sunday Sweets: WINTER HAS COME

I live in Florida for a few reasons, my friends, none of which include having to wear two pairs of pants and 6 layers of sweaters. Indoors.

Yes, it's a frigid 67 degrees F in my office right now, and yes, I am a pansy. That's why I live in Florida. (See? Full circle.)

Anyway, if anything will make these frigid conditions bearable, it's a) my electric blanket, and b) some pretty winter cakes.

SO LET'S DO THIS.

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)

Shining, shimmering, splendid! And Aladdin quotes aside, that misty forest silhouette is positively dreamy.

 

(By CakesDecor member Alina Vaganova)

It says something when you start to daydream about wearing the fondant mittens. But seriously, how cute are these??

 

 (By Sainte G. Cake Company)

These soft watercolors are perfection. And did you notice the oh-so-subtle color stripe on top?

 

Ermergersh, you guys. Er. MERGERSH. Look!

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

Squeeee!
I love how the narwhal looks like he's policing the penguin. Like, "One at a time, now, no rough-housing!" And do you see the penguin covering its eyes? Ack! SO CUTE.

 

More icy elegance:

(By Victoria Made)

It's like a fire made of icicles, or a feathery column of smoke! Now, raise your hand if you want to see how they cut it. [raises hand]

 

Oooh, and here's an Aurora Borealis... in cake!

(By Oakleaf Cakes)

Gorgeous!

 

More cuteness for those planning a baby shower this winter:

(By McGreevy Cakes)

I really like the lime green and gray combo.

 

This one looks like a porcelain painting:

(By N. Josefsen via Flickr)

You almost expect it to light up from the inside, right?

 

Ok, I know, I KNOW - this next one is undeniably Christmassy. But look!

(By Clairelle Cakes)

Pastel sparkly prettiness!

And the deer kind of look like patronuses from Harry Potter, so, you know... BONUS.

 

I saved the best for last, though.

BEHOLD! It's me, in cake form!

(By Sweet Obsessions Cake Co.)

Just add about 5 layers of sweaters on top. :D

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay warm out there!

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