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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 (293)

Sunday
Mar022014

Sunday Sweets: No Dungeons, Just Dragons

I dunno about you guys, but I cannot get enough of dragons. Seriously. Not only are they fantastic in every way, they also just have so much personality!

So I set out to find the Seven Dwarves of Dragons. Just 'cuz. And would you believe I found them?? Check it out:

Happy:

(By Emma Jayne Cake Design)

You know how little kids are most dangerous when they're quiet? I bet the same goes for happy dragons.

 

Grumpy:

(By Madhouse Bakes)

"Get your hand off my tail; you'll make it dirty."

[25 points if you get that reference]

 

Sneezy:

(By Betty June's)

Ok, so he's probably blowing out the candle, but since a dragon sneeze would just re-light it, I'm really enjoying the visual.

 

Sleepy:

(By Elaine Thomas)

All together now: D'awwwww.

 

Bashful:

(By The Butter End Cakery)

Not to mention oh-so elegant!

 

Dopey:

(By Fernanda Abarca Cakes)

Yes, that's Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon - but you must admit, he's also kinda dopey. In a good way.

Oh! And I have to show you the other cupcakes she made, too:

Those expressions! I want the guy on the middle left; he's totally giving me "the eye."

 

And finally, Doc:

(By Border City Cakes)

Ok, so I couldn't find a dragon in glasses - but doesn't he look extra scholarly perched on that book?
Like he's about to spring a pop quiz on us.

(I bet he teaches knight cooking classes. Eh? EH?!)

 

Of course, that only accounts for seven dragons, so naturally I have to add a few more:

Sparky:

(By Cake Fixation, but the blog is invite-only)

Real flames?! Parents, shield your kids' eyes; you're never gonna top this.

 

Jelly:

(By Rita at Touché Touchet Bakery)

As in, "Yes, I'm fabulous. You jelly?"

She's entirely fondant-free, you guys; those scales are all piped buttercream!

 

Chilly:

(By La Torte Perfetta Cake Design)

 

And finally, Cuddles & Snuggles:

(By Richard's Cakes)

Their necks are forming a heart! And the ends of their tails ARE hearts! Awwwww, LOVE.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! And as always, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Sunday
Feb232014

Sunday Sweets: Into The West

All that Cowboy poetry on Friday inspired me, so I thought we'd keep the theme going with some Sweet Western wonders!

(By Arte de Ka)

K, I'm calling it: Cutest. Cactus. EVAH.

 

So grab your Stetson, partners:

(By Cake Central user ssunshine564)

 

And your prettiest boots!

(By Sen Cakes)

Is it really cake? Yep! Although you'd be forgiven for doubting; it's based on a real boot, and the two are all but identical. Check out how Rose used piping to mimic the embroidery stitching:

AMAZING.

 

Speaking of snazzy accessories, I'm loving this orange bandana:

(By Ana Beatriz Carrard)

 

Although most belt-buckle-and-bandana cakes these days seem to be inspired by everyone's favorite toy Sheriff:

(By The Cake Mamas)

Can't blame 'em, though; Woody really does have fabulous fashion sense.

 

Here's a little beauty for all you budding equestrians out there:

(By taart van Bianca)

LOVE.

 

Or how about this for welcoming the newest lil' cowboy into the family?

(By It's A Piece of Cake)

Those hand painted designs are stunning.

 

And now for some of the sweetest Western wedding cakes I could find:

(By Becky Willard)

So that embossed "leather" and belt buckle completely fooled me, but I checked, and yes, they're edible! (Not the gems, though.) Mega hat tip to Becky; you really got me, my friend!

 

Next, a modern twist on a classic style:

(By Gateaux Inc.)

Banksy moved to Texas, y'all. You heard it here first.

(Ok, maybe not, but doesn't that look like it belongs in a gallery?)

 

Another woodgrain design, but this one's a real peach:

(By Sweet On Cake)

So many wedding cakes have the horseshoes perches on top, but I love how these are hanging around the bottom tier! The weathering on the gold is a great touch, too.

 

And finally, for the black-tie cowboy affair:

(By Cakes By Lisa)

Loverly.

Just promise me someone was wearing rhinestone cowboy boots.

 

Curious which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets? Then check out our Sunday Sweets Directory!

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