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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 (403)

Sunday
Apr102016

Sunday Sweets Gets Touchy-Feely

In my perpetual quest for the most Sweets-worthy Sweets to show you guys, I often find fabulous, new-to-me techniques, designs and textures - but they don't necessarily fit one of my weekly themes.

So today I've rounded up some of my favorites of these, and we'll call the theme... um... ah! I know: CAKES I WANNA FEEL UP.

Like this one:

(By Floral Cakes By Jessic MV)

Tell me you don't want to run your fingers over that bottom tier. Or poke the weaving on top. It's just so darn COOL.

 

Check out the fluttery layers on this sweet geometric number:

(By Sugar Pot)

I assume that's edible rice paper, but it looks almost feathery soft.

 

On the opposite end of the spectrum: edible barbed wire, y'all:

(By Shannon Bond Cake Design)

And I just noticed there's a little key on the barbed wire! So many other great textures here, too, from the faux wood grain to the carved floral relief. Great contrast.

 

This next one is the cake equivalent of champagne, 'cuz it looks so bubbly:

(By Suzanne Esper Cakes)

Are those beady-bubbles all hand-piped? I can't tell. See, if I could poke it I could tell.

Which is probably why Suzanne is so happy I only have a picture of her cake.

 

We've all seen a zillion ruffle cakes by now, but here's a Sweet twist on classic ruffles:

(Baker unknown. Anybody know?)

...literally! Isn't that amazing?

One of my favorite new techniques out there.

 

This dripping lace and 3D floral sculpt is calling my name, you guys:

(By Albena Cakes)

It's saying, "Jeeeen. Pet meeeeee."

Is it weird to pet a cake? 'Cuz I'd be willing to find out.

 

OooOOoooh. Now THIS one looks like perfect porcelain wall tile:

(By Jessica Harris)

Like, I want my bathroom tiled in this texture. Which I realize is a strange compliment to give a cake, but I'm just speaking the truth here, minions.

 

And while I'm decorating my house with cake textures, I'll take this one as a vintage-style duvet cover for the guest room we don't have:

(By Emma Page Cakes)

Srsly, HOW IS THAT EVEN ICING?!

I'm not sure I believe that's edible, guys. I need to smoosh my face in it, just to be sure. Can someone make that happen?

 

Here's a variation on the fondant ruffle that I can't stop staring at:

(By Lulu Cake Boutique)

I'm not sure if it's the combination of the ruffles with the pearls, or just the oh-so-natural way it drapes and falls on the tiers, but I... LOVE... this.

 

And finally, a masterpiece of so many insanely skilled textures that you'd have to have it roped off and guarded to keep me from getting lovingly handsy:

(By The Vagabond Baker)

LOOK HOW AMAZING.

From the breaking "waves" on both the bottom and top to that intricate "beading" to the fanned out coral, this cake is doing its darndest to break my brain. And since I just caught myself patting the computer screen where the beaded tier is, I think it may have succeeded.

Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!

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Sunday
Apr032016

Sunday Sweets Finds A Rainbow 

Hey guys, guess what!

It's "Find A Rainbow Day."

(By Caking It Up)

And I 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! Here's to finding your own rainbows... 'cuz these are all mine now.
[meaningful glare]

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

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