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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 (472)

Sunday
Aug062017

Sunday Sweets For Book Lovers

It's Sunday! Aka, snuggle-up-somewhere-cozy-with-a-good-book day.

This calls for some books we can really sink our teeth into:

(By The Night Kitchen Bakery)

That'll do.
:)

 

And a tip of the Sorting Hat to J.K. Rowling, who inspired a whole generation to grow up reading:

(By Janice Paredes-Alvarez)

 

(By Gina Rouchy)

 

Or raise your hand if you grew up on this fantasy series:

(By Bake My Cake)

So, so pretty. That little ivy trail is the perfect touch.

 

Or how about these classics?

(By Sweet Fix)

I've actually featured this cake before, but those covers are worth a second look. Seriously some of the best I've ever seen.

 

And for more classics, how about a little Edgar Allan Poe?

(By Miss Amy)

Creepy cool! Love the hand-painted raven.

 

Eventually we all graduate to slightly less riveting reads, of course:

(By Highland Bakery)

 

But all it takes is the right book to make us feel like kids again:

(By Sweet On Cake)

 

Or maybe a teenager, fighting for her life:

(By Isabelle Bambridge)

 

Maybe some of us even get inspired to start writing our OWN adventures:

(By The Cake Factory)

 

Because for book worms like us, the best "happily ever after" is one filled with stories:

(By Roxy Cakes)

Although a double chocolate raspberry filling might be a close second. ;)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here's to curling up for the rest of the day with a good book.

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Sunday
Jul302017

Sunday Sweets: Ombre Treats

Merriam Webster defines ombre as: "having colors or tones that shade into each other." I define it as "soooo pretttttty."

 Here, why don't I just show you?

 (By Sugablossom Cakes)

 That's ombre.

  Isn't it gorgeous?

 What I didn't realize until I started looking into ombre cakes was just how many ways ombre could be incorporated into a cake.

 Sometimes literally.

 

(By AK Cake Design)

 

The outside deserves a look, too:

(By AK Cake Design)

 

There are a lot of ways to achieve ombre.

 You can take a pristine white cake and "ombre it up" with some pretty piping:

(By Cake Coquette)

 

... or maybe a swirl of flowers -- like this one, inspired by a Steampunk-themed invitation:

(By Sugar Song Cakes)

(See, Steampunk doesn't have to be brown...)  

 

It seems like bakers are able to make ombre cakes out of pretty much anything:

 Pretty blue ruffles:

 (By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

 

...big, swoopy swirls:

(By Charm City Cakes)

 

 ...pink fondant tubes:

(By Fat Girl Cakes)

 

...teeny-tiny flowers:

(By Cake Fixation)

 

...and sunset slashes:

(By Eat Cake Be Merry)

 

Sometimes, the shading is subtle:

(By Olive arts)

 

 

Other ombre cakes are a little more extroverted:

(By Frosting)

 

 You certainly couldn't accuse this cake of being shy:

(By Maggie Austin Cake)

 ... no matter how much it blushes.

 

One thing's for sure; ombre cakes will never fade quietly into the background.

And thank goodness for that!

 

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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