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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
Mar252018

Spring Sweets

Though it already feels like summer down here in sweltering ol' Florida, I'm determined to make the most of this "Spring" thing. (So long as it doesn't involve leaving the house, of course. Have you SEEN the pollen levels out there? HAVE YOU? Poor John is a one-man sneeze machine.)

Ahem.

So, yeah, in honor of Spring I plan to revel in sweet pastels...

By The Pastry Studio

And cutey-patootie lady bugs...

By Kimmy's Kakes

And even a little gardening!

Made by Jean D.

FYI: Oreo crumb "dirt" is my favorite kind of dirt.

 

Oh, and I couldn't decide which gardening cake I liked better, so here, have two:

By Truly Custom Cakery

Mmmm...edible garden tools.

 

I don't wear heels very often, and to be honest I'm not all that fond of shoe cakes...but this is the exception:

By We Love Yan's Cakes

Open mouth: insert shoe.

Seriously, this sweet Jimmy Choo shoe makes me think sugar and spice and everything frilly, girly, and nice. Perfect for a garden party where everyone's sipping tea out of delicate porcelain teacups like this:

Submitted by Emily B. and made by All About Cake

Except these teacups aren't porcelain; they're sugar. WOWZA.

 

And what garden is complete without a birdhouse?

By Sweet On Cake

(I can't get over that weathered "wood" fence and the "metal" roof. Amazing.)

 

And we can't forget Spring's main attraction: the flowers!

By Spring Lake Cake

Just when you thought a cake couldn't get any better, you go and learn that the butterflies are made of chocolate. I repeat: THE BUTTERFLIES ARE MADE OF CHOCOLATE.

Man, I love Spring.

 

And you'll never believe it, but these flowers are made of sugar paste:

Submitted by Alison M.; baker unknown. Spotted at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2011.

 

And this is actually cake!

Submitted by Isabella, made by Williams-Sonoma

Well, ok, the missing slice helps make it a bit more believable.

 

If you follow me over on my other blog, Epbot, then you know I've had cherry blossoms on the brain lately. So naturally, I couldn't resist this slice of heaven:

By Small Things Iced

By the way, for all of you in the DC area admiring the cherry blossoms right now: I am so jealous.

 

Spring weddings always have the cleanest, freshest style:

Made by Julie D.

 

And finally, let's go out with a Sweet Spring-splosion!

By Sharon Wee Creations

Those flowers may look freshly cut, but they're actually painstakingly hand crafted from sugarpaste. The cake itself is fondant-free, though, and I have to say I'm really digging that texture. Absolutely gorgeous.

 

Hope you enjoyed my pollen-and-allergen-free Spring Sweets, guys! Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Mar182018

Sunday Sweets: Geek Chic Wedding Cakes

Rest assured, fellow fangirls and fanboys, geeky elegance at your wedding 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)

"DE-CO-RATE!"

 

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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