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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 (507)

Sunday
Apr082018

Sunday Sweets Finds A Rainbow

Guys, I think we need some rainbows today.

(By Caking It Up)

FOUND ONE!

The watercolor-y drips off the end are my new favorite thing. Well, that and the perfect gold-foil script, because how did they do that.

 

Most of us are lucky to get a cake that's pretty on the outside, but now there are lucky ducks getting rainbows INSIDE their cakes, too:

(By Carli Milburn, featured here)

OoooOOOoooooh. Lucky bums.

[side eye]

Raise your hand if you just wondered what color this would be on the way out.

 

But do you recaaaall
the most famous rainbow of all?

(By ChoccyWoccyDooDah)

It is THE RAINBOW, you guys - and I like how the bluebirds and 'bow are the only bits in color.
Perfect homage to that moment when Wizard of Oz went from black & white to color.

 

And while we're reminiscing about our childhoods:

(By Celebrate With Cake)

HOW CUTE ARE THOSE TINY CARE BEARS?!

True story: one of John's favorite shirts features the "Couldn't-Care-Less Bear." Just like John, it's a bear that tries to act all cool and disaffected, but at the end of the day, is still a big teddy bear.

[blows a kiss in John's direction]

 

Can't have a rainbow post without My Little Pony's Rainbow Dash, right?

(By ImaginaCake)

Or at least a funky stylized cake version of her.

(I kinda want the different colored strands in her tail to be all different flavors.)

 

Now, at this point you might be getting the impression that rainbow cakes aren't elegant.

OH HO NOT SO.

(By The Sweet Little Cakery)

These spinny little discs of rainbow goodness are elegance personified, y'all. PERSONIFIED.

 

Oooh, now check THIS out:

(By Liggy's Cakes)

 

Look closely; there are little sculpted chameleons!

Sure, you don't generally want creatures crawling out of your wedding cake, but in this case, I think we'd all make an exception.

 

Here comes my personal favorite this week:

(By Rise and Shine Bakery)

Mere words cannot describe my love for this design... so I'm just gonna make some "gimmie" noises instead.

[grabby hands] *EHHHH!*
*EEEEHH!*
*EHH*

 

And finally, one more elegant-but-oh-so-cheery rainbow confection that I kind of want to pin in my hair:

(By Cakeium)

Or at least all the flowery parts.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

(Want more? My "Rainbow Connection" Sweets remain some of our most popular, so maybe go check those out.)

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Sunday
Apr012018

Sunday Sweets Hops To It

Happy Easter, everyone!

Is your basket overflowing with candy eggs today? Because here's a Sweet idea: 

(By The Gunny Sack)

Love those colors!

 

Or perhaps you like your cake with a little more character:

(By Montreal Confections, featured here)

I know bunny butt cakes are popular, but I gotta say, I prefer this end. Lookit dat cute lil' nose.

 

And this one made me grin:

(By Yummy-Mummy Cake Creations)

:D

 

As you might imagine, I tend to have a soft spot for cakey carrots:

(By Fantasticakes Cecile Crabot)

And how fun is this design? Really diggin' all the little details, like the snail on the sign and that little green worm sticking out the side.

 

Sometimes a Sweet can be as simple as these perfectly-piped cookies:

(By Kava Dolce)

Those eyes, ha! I'm sure I'd mess 'em up, but they make me want to break out the royal icing.

 

Cookie art has come a long way, too; check out these amazing 3D cookie baskets:

(By Julia Usher)

Even the patterns are edible; they're printed frosting sheets.
(It's nice to see edible ink being used for GOOD and not wrecks, huh?)

 

Oooh, here comes another carrot!

(By My Cake School - hit the link for tutorial)

Well, it's no carrot jockey rocket, but it'll do. ;) And you've gotta love the Peep riders!

 

I almost didn't believe this next egg was cake; it's too perfect:

(By Made With Love)

Over on her site there's a companion egg cake with a slice out, though, and there are 4 or 5 layers in there! Swooning over the soft colors and that perfect flower swag.

 

More soft pastels and sweetness:

(By Rouvelee's Creations)

And teensy carrots! Yes!

 

And finally, a gracefully chic Lady Easter Bunny:

(Made for Project Hof van Saksen voor Ronald McDonald Huis)

Isn't she gorgeous? And so unique, like an art doll sculpt! Love.

 

Hope you all have a beautiful Easter Sunday!

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