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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 (484)

Sunday
Nov122017

Sunday Sweets Goes Art Deco... Again!

From Flapper dresses to Big Band jazz to Art Deco architecture, nothing says "style" quite like the Roaring Twenties.

(By Sarah Jones)

Look at that gilded perfection! LOOK AT IT.

 

And check out this sweet flapper girl!

(By Kidacity)

Love that feathered headband topper.

 

This one reminds me of delicate chandelier earrings:

(By Gia's Cakes)

 

And this one, sleek silk gowns from Downton Abbey:

(By Sugarpot)

 

Here's a mod silhouette style:

(By Cake Lovers, but I can't find the right website for them. Help?)

I actually have a hat like that, and could never quite pull it off. Maybe if I paired it with long pearls...

 

You know those fancy Deco dinner clubs in the movies, the kind with full jazz bands and dance floors? That's what I see here:

(By Diane Custom Cake Studios)

You can almost hear the brass section announcing dessert. :)

 

Another gilded beauty:

(By Sara Elizabeth Cakes)

 

And a simple, clean style with some stunning Art Deco imagery:

(By Zahari)

I'm already swooning over the art, but those 3D rolled flowers in her skirt? GENIUS.

 

Another clever mix of 2D and 3D on this handpainted flapper girl:

(By Crumbs)

Check out the fringe on her dress! And the hand piped pearls!

 

Some incredible techniques in this next one:

(By Sweet Heather Anne, featured here)

From the delicate petals at the base, to the baffling hexagonal pink ombre (how DID they do that??) to those swags of lace near the top, this cake is a true showcase of Things Jen Could Never Do.

 

Here's a more modern, subtle homage to the flapper dress... with FEATHERS.

(By Zoe Clark Cakes)

Oooooh. Aaaaaah.
I want to pet it.

 

And finally, a Great Gatsby inspired beauty with too many fab details to mention:

(By Three Women and an Oven)

That creamy palette is just lovely, and I'm digging the bunches of pearls. So Sweet!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

(P.S. Can't get enough Art Deco goodness? Then see more Deco Sweets I've featured here.)

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Sunday
Nov052017

Sunday Sweets Welcomes A Slice Of Fall

Last weekend I experienced something wondrous and oh-so-rare for a Floridian: I got a little chilly outside. That's right, my friends, it got down to almost 74 degrees. Granted, it was nearly midnight at the time, but I'LL TAKE IT.

So this is me officially welcoming Fall, the Sweetest way I know how:

(By Marion's Vintage Bakery)

 

And also the sparkliest way I know how:

(By Albena's Custom Cakes)

 

Orange and teal is my favorite color combo, so I'm over the harvest moon for this stained glass beauty:

(By Sweet Art of Mine)

 

And this ruffly ombré reminds me of a crackling fire on a cold Autumn's night:

(By Karina Golovin)

 

Rustic wood planks are the perfect contrast to these gorgeous flowers:

(By Daantjes Taarten)

 

And this soft stenciling reminds me of aged plaster, with the perfect golden tone:

(By Mama Nena's Bakery)

 

The doorway in this stone tower is a brilliant use of trompe l'oeil:

(By Torty Viz)

Like peeking into another world!

 

I've never seen ruffles quite like the ones on this middle tier:

(By Dorty Havelkova)

They're like giant rose petals, but with a crisp modern flair. Love it.

 

More of my favorite colors - and a gorgeous reminder that Fall cakes can have cool colors, too!

(By Odry Cakes)

The teal is the perfect backdrop for all those turning leaves!

 

And finally, a Fall stunner with the most amazing topper and art:

(By Pasticci di Molly)

The umbrella, the falling leaves, those beautiful swirls of red hair... ah! That's it, I'm ready for sweater weather now.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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