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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 (388)

Sunday
Dec272015

Star Wars: The Sweets Awaken!

Thank goodness Christmas is done, so we can focus on the best end-of-year present for geeks yet:

MORE STAR WARS!!

(By Baked Custom Cakes)

♪ Bawwwm, baawm, bawm bawm bawm BAAAAWM bawm... ♫
Yep, I've got a GREAT feeling about this.

 

Don't worry, this is a spoiler-free zone for those who haven't seen the new movie yet. We're just here to look at some stellar Star Wars sweets, not talk about [REDACTED] or [REDACTED] or especially that insane [REDACTED].

You're welcome.

Starting with...

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's named after a bird so this kind of works!

(By Cup A Dee Cakes)

[Oprah yell] MILLENNIUM FAAAALCOOOOON!

There are approximately 12 parsecs worth of Falcon cakes out there, guys, but they don't get any more perfect than this. That hull detail alone would make lesser bakers weep. WEEP, I SAY.

 

More perfection in the form of the best Stormtrooper helmet cake I've seen yet:

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

 

I haven't seen any great Trooper cakes from The Force Awakens yet, but I *did* find this fun Captain Phasma bobblehead design:

(By Rosy Cakes for The Bakers Strike Back)

You just want to squish her, right? But in an affectionate way.

 

And while we're talking cute, BEHOLD!

(By Little Cherry Cake Company)

The cutest cake in the galaxy!!

(Those are the droids I'm looking for, and desperately need on my desk, you guys. NEED.)

 

Less cute, but this snazzy Death Star design has the looks (and lasers) to kill:

(By CuriAUSSIEty Cakes for The Bakers Strike Back )

Talk about a work of art! That hand painting is swoon-worthy, and I love the offset Death Star.

 

Some more new faces from The Force Awakens:

(By Janette MacPherson Cake Craft for The Bakers Strike Back)

Rey and BB-8!

 

I don't know if you guys have ever noticed this, but Darth Vader's helmet is just about impossible to get right in cake. Seriously. I've only seen it done well a handful of times.

So imagine my delight in seeing not just his helmet, but Vader's entire BODY done this well, and also LIFE-SIZED:

(By Amanda Oakleaf Cakes)

The Force is strong with this bakery. (And yes, he's really cake!)

 

You may think this Rancor is more likely to take a bite out of YOU than the other way around:

(By Cupcakes & Dreams Portugal for The Bakers Strike Back)

Can you believe he's cake, too? WOWZA.

 

And finally, let's end with everyone favorite new character from The Force Awakens, who also gets the life-sized cake treatment:

(By Cakes Cove)

Just watch out for Kylo with that knife, BB-8!

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Want more Star Wars cakes? Then check out my last roundup right here.

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Sunday
Dec202015

Sunday Sweets With Christmas Cheer

Egads, can you believe Christmas is this Friday?!

Don't focus on all that stuff you still have to do and buy and organize, though. Instead, let's just take a mini vacation, right here in this post. So, take a deep breath, clear your mind...

(By Vaganova Alina)

AND LOOK HOW CUTE THIS IS.

The little lamb! And the hand painted snowman!

 

The more I look at this one, the more I like it:

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

It's the patterns, right? And the kicky bow? Plus the gravity-defying wreath?

 

Now here's an elegant option:

(By Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School)

That stand is so clever; who would ever guess this is a cake and not just a fancy centerpiece?

 

I'm all about the knitted sweater texture on this top tier:

(By Splendor Cakes & More)

And the little pom-poms!!

In fact, all three tiers have some stellar textures going. If I'm not mistaken, the bottom trees are actually carved into the icing. Love that.

 

You wouldn't usually think of mint green and pink for Christmas colors, but LOOK:

(By Sweet K Cake Design)

Totally works, right?

 

The Santa face on this one is down right mesmerizing:

(By La Torta Perfetta)

HOW? It's so perfect!

Plus I'm a big fan of the top "candle" - that embedded tea light really sells it.

 

More non-traditional colors, in a simple modern design:

(By The Sugar Nursery, Cake Shop & Imaginarium)

I am loving the soft watercolor look. So fun!

 

Here we have both fun AND squee-inducing cuteness:

(By Cake Heaven)

*squee!*

 

And finally, my favorite this week, which has my favorite color AND a fairy blowing star kisses, so what's not to love?

(By Clairella Cakes)

I also love the color fades, and how the tree looks so feathery. Ahhh. Just dreamy.

 

Hope you all enjoyed your mini Christmas Sweet vacation! And listen, I know this time of year can be hard, so you guys be good to yourselves this week, k?

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