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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 (325)

Sunday
Oct262014

Sunday Sweets: Boo-tiful Treats!

Halloween is just five days away! Are you ready to par-tay?

Good. 'Cuz this Sweet stack is making my inner girly ghoul SO HAPPY:

(By Gimme Some Sugar)

The lacing! The candy cauldron! The colorful ruffly bits! And that bright green really makes the whole design "pop."

 

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

Ooh la la! So pretty, and I love the vintage vibe on that argyle.

 

Or maybe you prefer your Halloween treats more on the spooky side:

(By Cake Lovers)

That'll do the trick. o.0

 

Or maybe some scrumptious spiderwebs?

(By Cakery Creation)

I've seen a few tutorials around for this, and I believe the webbing is made of marshmallow icing!
Mmmm.

 

This Haunted Forest cake has both hand-painting *and* 3D sculpting:

(By My Sweet, Cosette)

SO COOL. And check out the ruins painted off in the distance!

 

For both extreme creepiness *and* amazing artistry, you just can't beat this steampunk Frankenstein's monster:

(By Crazy Sweets, based on Rick Baker's amazing costume)

WOW. It really looks exactly like Rick Baker's costume! Just amazing.

 

You can always count on some amazing Halloween wedding cakes every October, and CW reader Eden didn't disappoint:

The groom - now Eden's hubby - actually made the cake himself! I love how it's two cakes in one: the skeleton below, and the more traditional cake balancing on his head above. Plus, check out that insane stringwork! So perfect!

 

For sheer laugh-out-loud delight, I'm a big fan of Mr. Pumpkin McChompers here:

(By Corinna of Lovin' From the Oven)

That expression! Hee!

 

And finally, another stellar vintage-inspired design:

(By Dream Day Cakes)

Great colors, cute costumed bears, and a wee spider dangling from the hat tip!

Love it.

 

Hope you guys have a fabulous Halloween!

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Sunday
Oct192014

Sunday Sweets: Gothic Elegance

Who says dark has to be dreary? These gorgeous Gothic cakes will have you cheering:

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

 

Sweet Lake seems to specialize in Gothic designs, and I couldn't pick just one favorite!

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

Look at that lace and "fabric" draping. INCREDIBLE.

 

One more:

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

The bird skull cameo is the perfect touch.

 

And speaking of cameos, check out the raven head design on this little top hat:

(By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

The feather, the hand painted skulls and swirls, the roses - just beautiful.

 

(By Candytuft Cakes)

It doesn't get much more classic than rich black and blood-red roses!

 

I really love the contrast of the white tiers under all this heavy scrollwork:

(Baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

WOW. The bottom tier looks like a wrought iron gate, and the second has architectural arch ways. The longer you look, the more detail you see!

 

On the other hand, sometimes simple can be just as dramatic:

(By Connie Cupcake)

Love.

 

Now welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion cake:

(By WDW's Contemporary Resort bakery, found here)

That wallpaper and perfect draping has this Dizgeek all atwitter, you guys. Great color on the roses, too!

 

(By Antonelli di Maria Torte & Design)

One of my personal favorites today; I can't believe that fabric draping, and the perfect color fade on the spider web!

 

(Baker unknown)

This purple practically glows, it's so vivid. If you look closely, you can see the layered acanthus leaves making up the second tier. Beautiful.

 

(By Cake Opera Company, featured here)

Another astounding, can't-believe-it's-cake design. That heavy embroidery is insanely intricate, and I've been so busy staring at the cake itself that I just now noticed the cake stand is wrapped in fur!
Ha!

 

And finally, arguably the simplest design of them all today, but I'm just so smitten with the unusual floral swag:

(By Artistic Bites, featured here)

This wedding cake was made for a "Red Riding Hood marries the Wolf" themed photo shoot, and I highly recommend hitting that link up there to see the rest. It's the perfect blend of dark elegance and fairy-tale whimsy, and I LOVE the succulents and fuzzy mosses they used on the cake.

 

Hope you enjoyed the Gothic Sweets, everyone! Happy Sunday!

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