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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 (464)

Sunday
Jun112017

Sunday Sweets: Pretty As A Peacock

When I was younger, I read somewhere that having peacock feathers in the house was bad luck. Something about the "eyes" on the feathers being evil.

Now, I don't know about you, but if I could gaze into these eyes all day, I'd consider myself downright lucky.

(Baker unknown)

Especially if I had a fork.

 

In fact, I'd feel pretty fortunate if I had any of these cakes around.

(By Sweet On Cake, sub'd by Paul M.)

Who could dread such a perfect fall of feathers?

 

And this little birdie would be welcome in any season:

(By Tasha's Tasty Treats)

Especially with all that intricate Mehndi-inspired piping! Wow.

 

Here's another pipe(ing)-dream:

(By Conjurer's Kitchen)

Look closely. See the peacock?
(And wouldn't those piped feathers make a lovely tattoo?)

 

Check out how this next one manages to convey "peacock" without a single beak or feather:

(By Fleur De Lisa Cake)

 

And another modern take:

(By The Royal Bakery)

That crest on top is too perfect.

 

Not that I'm dissing feathers, mind you!

(By McGreevy Cakes)

I want these as earrings.

 

You can even have a gorgeous peacock cake without a hint of their iconic blue:

(By Sweet Little Morsels)

So soft and sweet! I like the blush of pink in the flower buds.

 

Or for a real statement, how about white-on-white?

(By Martha Stewart Weddings)

Fingers crossed the bird was the ring-bearer.

 

Think we can eat the cake out of the middle of this and turn it into a lamp?

(By Vinism Sugar Art)

Eat your heart out, Tiffany.

 

And finally, if you've got it, flaunt it!:

(By Cakelava)

Well, it seems we've run out of peacock Sweets.

How unlucky.

 

Can't get enough peacock Sweets? Then here's 11 more!  Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Jun042017

Sunday Sweets: Vintage Elegance

"Elegance isn’t about being noticed, it’s about being remembered."

Isn't that a deep thought? I didn't think of it myself. I found it on Pinterest, which basically does my thinking for me these days.  But I do think you'll find today's vintage style Sweets to be nothing but noticeable AND memorable.

 

For instance, I don't think I will ever forget this cake, as I've been staring at it for a solid 20 minutes. 

Its beauty has been burned into my brain!

 

This next one is completely fondant-free, and so exquisitely detailed it's actually causing me physical pain. Ugh.

Submitted by Denette L. & made by & Eat It, Too!

Have you ever felt that? A little sting from viewing something of absolute beauty? Like this gorgeous cake, or an amazing sunrise, or Zac Efron?  

Perhaps I've said too much.

 

I've never looked at a cake before and wished it was a ride at Disneyland, but here you have it:

By Amber's Cake Creations

 Hmm, but maybe an entire theme park dedicated to cake would be even better. Caketopia! I might be onto something here...

 

Now, prepare your eyeballs for the intense awesomeness they are about to behold:

Sub'd by Annette P. & made by J'Adore Cakes Co.

Each of these cakes is entirely breathtaking on its own, but THREE?  A pearly pink trifecta of  peacock plumaged perfection? Swoon. No. I take that back. They deserve two syllables: Swoo-hoon. 

 

I don't think anything fits the term 'vintage elegance' better than a corset.

By Frosted Love Celebration Cakes

And this incredible cake really embodies the phrase, huh? Get it?  *elbow nudge*

 

Ohh, I love the diamond tufting on this cake. And the colors are so retro and perfect. With the glints of gold and pearls, it's like a little jewelry box full of treasures!

Submitted by Crystal Q. and made by Andrea's SweetCakes

However, I wouldn't be disappointed to find it full of cake inside, either.

 

Someone should tell this cake that it's not polite to upstage the bride.

By Ron Ben-Israel

 Look at that lace! Simply gorgeous.

 

 Modern vintage: an oxymoron?

By Art and Appetite

Ha ha hardly.

(Well, I guess it is an oxymoron, but that word just sounds like an insult!)  This cake deserves nothing but flattery with its cool juxtaposition of stripes and ruffles.

 

And now: more ruffles!

By Amanda Oakleaf Cakes

 This confection looks totally cute and innocent, until you notice that one layer looks like a garter, and the  ruffly tier looks like a petticoat!  Gasp! I clutch my pearls in shock!  Such scandalousness.

 

And I'm not sure exactly how, but this cake is giving off a bit of a 'boudoir' vibe as well.  Maybe its the sassy stack of ruffles, or the 'stitching' along the stripes, or the fondant jewelry draped just-so.

Sub'd by Debbie C., made by The Caketress photo by Jennifer Klementti Photography

"Voulez-vous stare at this cake avec moi?"

PS: EDIBLE JEWELRY? Is this really real?  I approve.


Sweet sassafras! This final Sweet is amazing. It's like a '40s prom dress or something. In fact, it's the very definition of vintage elegance. I even made up a word in its honor:

By Sweet Pea Cakes

Flappergasting!  

(That uh, sounded more complimentary in my head.)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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