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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

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Sunday Sweets: Kawaii Cakes

"Kawaii" is the Japanese word for "cute" - used as both an adjective and a noun - but it's much more than that. It's a style, a culture, a land of lollipop dreams and squishy pastel hugs and everything sweet and squee-worthy.

Like this!

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

Cuteness overload! I love the upside-down ice cream cone (with the penguin playing in the melted cream!), and the raccoon popping out of the cupcake. And don't think I didn't notice the unicorn farting out that rainbow on the right. Ha!


Kawaii likes to put cute little faces on inanimate objects, and I think you'll find most everything is improved by this:

(By Sugar Canvas)


There's also a huge emphasis on desserts, because sweet-looking sweets are pretty much the epitome of cute.

(By Torta Couture Cakes)


Also, macarons. SO MANY MACARONS.

(By Catherine Beddall)

And so not complaining.


Then there are Kawaii animals and characters, which can be just about anything:

(By Whipped Bakeshop)

Happy whale, anyone?


Pusheen the cat is popular, since she's pretty much Kawaii to begin with:

(By The Cakecuppery)


But you can make almost anything or anyone Kawaii, including - hold on to your hot dogs - Slimer from Ghostbusters:

(By Syliva Castaneda)

Adorable little spud, isn't he?

(Leave it to me to work Ghostbusters into a Kawaii post. Where there's a geek, there's a way.)


Or how about some prickly little cacti?

(By Sugar High)

Those colors are perfect together - I love the orange!


Rilakkuma is a popular teddy bear in Japan, and you'll see him a lot in Kawaii designs. Here he is with an enormous cupcake... of himself:

(By Artisan Cakes by E.T.)



And finally, as if cuteness and cake weren't enough, let's bring in one more of my favorite things:

(By C For Cupcakes)

Ermergersh, I'm melting! Just like the Pooh bear and Aurora ice cream cones. And look at little Mike stacked on Sully! Ah! Squeeing forever.

Hope you guys enjoyed the cute! Happy Sunday!


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Sunday Sweets Flutters On By

I'm not going to make a single Butterfly Kisses reference today, cake fans. That's my gift to you.

Well, in addition to all this rainbow butterfly goodness:

(By Martha Stewart)

Mmm, rainbow goodness. I love they they're all different sizes and styles.


Vintage illustration style pretties:

(By Gateaux Inc.)


And one giant pretty:

(By The Hobby Baker)


Here's a delicious Art Deco vibe:

(By Cinzia D'Adamo Cakes)

Look how the gold scroll-work bridges the tiers! So cool.


I'm completely smitten with this flying frames design:

(By Sprinkle Bakes)

COMPLETELY. Such a fun idea!


And this one has a gothic elegance to it:

(By Torty VIZ)

Those little red hearts add just the right touch.


Some of my favorite colors happening here:

(By The Chocolate Strawberry)

I like how the branches form a frame. So sweet!


Ooh, now here's some advanced cakey architecture:

(By The Cake Studio of Ocean City)

Flower topiary! It *does* have butterflies, but I'll admit I'm mostly loving those white poppies - which probably aren't even poppies, because I'm bad with flower names. Still. SO PRETTY.


Allow me to make up for the less-than-overwhelming number of butterflies on that last one with this:

(By Tortentante)

Butterfly overload! And they're making a heart! Ah!


K, one last rainbow pretty for you:

(By McGreevy Cakes)

They're even flying right off the cake! And look - the rainbow rain has dripped on to the cake stand.
So cute.

Happy Sunday, everyone!


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