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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 (356)

Sunday
May312015

Sunday Sweets Goes Shabby Chic

Hold on to your vintage tea towels, my friends, 'cuz today we're celebrating all things Shabby Chic!

(By Galia)

Vintage lace, sweet pastels, and tightly packed ruffles? YES, PLEASE.

 

And the perfect accent for all those creamy flounces and lace trim is, of course, chocolate.

(Spotted here at the OK Sugar Art Show, baker unknown. Help?)

Mmmmm.

 

Shabby chic has its glitzy side, too. Check out these gorgeous gilded edges:

(By Brenda's Dream Cakes)

WOW. Reminds me of the delicate little teacups at a garden party.

 

Want something more minimalist? Then how about this vintage jewelry-inspired loveliness:

(By Cake Opera Company)

Talk about a fairy tale ending! I think I'm in love.

 

And from silver to gold:

(By Shakespeare's Cakesphere)

That texture is fantastic: rustic, but oh-so-elegant.

 

Speaking of rustic, how perfect are the bleached "wood" tiers on this lilac cake?

(By With Love & Confection)

Look how the planks overlap on the bottom tier, too; such a clever design.

 

Here's one of my favorites books as a kid, The Secret Garden, with a shabby chic twist!

(By Cake Passion)

D'aww, look at her sweet little leggings! And the key, and the hanging wisteria, and that too-good-to-be-true lace ruffle. IT'S ALL SO PERFECT.

 

Speaking of lace, you're never going to believe this next one is edible. NEVER.

(By My Sweet Dream Cakes)

That is hand-piped, y'all. As in, BY HAND. Color me astounded.

 

And finally, since Shabby Chic is mostly known for its furniture, here's a perfectly Sweet example:

(By Ilusiana Cakes)

The picture frame! The teddy bear! And those faaabulous dresser legs!

Yep, not too shabby.

(Can you believe I waited this long to make that pun? My self-control is improving, you guys.)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
May242015

Ode To The Long Weekend

Ooooh, long weekend, baby! So, whaddaya figure:

Grill up some hot dogs?

(By Mariam Michael Cakes) [site appears to be down]

 

Hamburgers?

(By Sen Cakes)

 

Or go straight for the mini pies?

(By Karen Tack & Alan Richardson, tutorial here)

Mini-pie cupcakes, that is. The "cherries" are M&Ms!
So clever, it makes my brain hurt a little.

 

Well, whether you're spending this weekend catching some waves:

(By Fun With Fondant)

 

Taking a road trip:

(By Per4ik)

 

Or just finishing your Friends binge on Netflix:

(By Karolyn's Kakes)

 

I hope my fellow Americans will keep in mind why we get the long weekend,

(By Cakes4MBL)

...and take a moment to remember our fallen heroes.

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone.

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