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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: The 10 Cutest Cakes Of All Time*

I know what you're thinking: "Why hasn't john (the hubby of Jen) written a Sweets in like, 3 years? I miss his clever use of the word daisy!" The answer is I was asleep.

So. To make up for lost time, I present:

The 10 Cutest Cakes Of All Time*
(*that we could find on the internet)**
(**that we haven't already posted)***
(***as far as I know)



#10- Bunny Taking A Shower

(By Sugar High Inc.)

Because seriously, look at that bunny.

Also, from a technical standpoint, look how smooth everything is. That's hard to do. If you don't believe me, look at every wedding missed mark we've ever posted.


#9- Quilted Owl

(By Chrisie's Cakes)

I actually teared up a little when I saw this cake.

Also, from a technical standpoint, the quilting and textures are beautiful. Look at the little feet!


#8- Puppy Pretty Much Just Waving

(By Cake DIY)

HELLO leetle puppy dawg!

Also, from a technical standpoint, d'awwwwww.

Fun fact! I have misspelled technical three times in a row now.


#7- Kitten Possibly Drowning In A Cake

(By Cake Designs By Deborah)

At first glance, this looks pretty tragic. Maybe the kitten's just moments from death. Or maybe I'm reading too much into this. But how do we know?

Also, I have no techinicla* standpoint.
(*I'm embracing my awful spelling.)


#6- Panda In Mid-High Five

(By Sweet Little Cakes)

Duuude. I would very much like to snuggle him.

Fun fact: Pandas communicate almost exclusively by high five. -source: Wikipedia


#5- Adorable Cactus

(By Hello Naomi)

Why yes, Mr. Cactus. I would love a stabby, stabby hug. And thank you for asking.


#4- (Incoherent Squealing)

(By Wonder Cake)

(more incoherent squealing)


#3- Resigned To His Fate Owl

(By Zoe's Fancy Cakes)

I love the expression. It's like a grandfather at Epcot getting his picture taken late in the day in front of Spaceship Earth while his grandkids are screaming in the background about how they hate Epcot and they want to see Elsa.


#2- Elephant That Kinda Looks Like He's Pooping String

(By Birthday Center Elite. Maybe.)

But C'MON! The string makes a heart! So, like, it's a heart string!

Also, from a terginicle standpoint, do you know how hard it is to get nice sharp edges on a cake like that?! It's impossible. This cake is literally impossible. Just saying.


And the best cake this week that made Jen and I laugh so hard we snorted a little:

#1- Startled Sloth

(Baker unknown)

Because he's seen things, man. He's seen things...


Thanks for being the best readers ever, you guys. And HAPPY SUNDAY!!!


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Sunday Sweets: Precious Metals

Did you hear the buzz? Metallics are like, so in. And like most trendy trends, metallics are already making their way from the runways to the serving trays:

(Via this site, baker not listed. Anyone know?)

Yep, all the cool cakes are doing it.


Here comes a flashy little number now:

(By Consumed by Cake)

Spread the word: Shiny is the new black. Or white ... or something.
What I mean is, it's this season's must-serve.


It's in vogue, in your mouth.

(By Hey There Cupcake)

So go for the gold!

Or at least something equally shiny.


Because even though these cakes runneth over with molten metals, they go beyond traditional gold and silver:

(By Minette Rushing Custom Cakes)

For instance, this fashion-forward confection looks divine in an elegant rose gold.


And this beauty isn't afraid to rock an antiqued bronze!

(By Alice in Weddingland)

Tres fierce!


And let's not forget copper!

(By Pretty Please Bakeshop, photo by Casey Fatchett Photography)

Now that's a pretty penny indeed!
(And inspired by a penny floor - so cool!)


This style icon is glittering and gorgeous:

(By Cake Art Studio)

... and sure to get you noticed.
(I especially love the transparent flower petals!)


Yes, today's high-wattage cakes obey nobody's rules, and even fearlessly flaunt several trends at once:

(By Charm City Cakes)

Chevrons? Check.
Stripes? Check.
And polka-dots?
Check check!
(Or dot dot?)


But a gilded cake doesn't need to be all-up-in-yo-face, yo.
They can be romantic and reflective, too:

(By Erica OBrien)

Reflective?! *snort* Get it?!


Ahem. Anyway ... the future is shiny, and the future is here.

(By Sweet Tiers)

And it's so, so pretty! Will we ever be satisfied with shimmer-less cakes again?


I just hope the trend continues for a long time, because I want a cake like this at my silver anniversary:

(By Bobbette and Belle)

(The 25th one, in case you were about to google).
Perfect, right?


Lucky for us metallics are classic, so I don't think they're going anywhere. So let's eat, drink, and be shiny!

(By Layers Cake)

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay shiny!



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