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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 (493)

Sunday
Dec312017

Sunday Sweets: New Year's Delusions

As we recover from our holiday revelry and look forward to 2018, it's time for that most dreaded of traditions: making our new year's resolutions.

Of course we all know what the first one will be, so let's get that out of the way first:

(Submitted by Rachel K-L and found here.)

We will eat nothing but healthy fruits and vegetables for, like, at least a month.

 

But of course eating better isn't enough! We also have to run!

(By Sugar Sweet Cakes and Treats)

And apparently not just during commercial breaks. Bah.

 

Maybe Yoga would be easier:

(By Bratty Cakes)

This reminds me of one of my favorite cat pictures. No, no, I won't spoil it; just go see.

 

Oh, and this year we will get organized. We will sort and purge and scrub until our homes and garages are begging for mercy:

(By Jocelyn Burtis of Sugarbelle Cakes )

 

And we are going to save SO MUCH money:

(By Cakes by Sandy)

 

So we can finally take that trip!

(By Polkadots Cupcake Factory)

 

And then we're going to start that garden out back:

(By Cakewalk Catering)

 

And we're going to learn to knit. Or crochet.
Right after we learn the difference between knitting and crocheting.

(By The Walkden Cake Company)

 

And you know that button on the camera? The one on the side? Well, this year, we're going to learn what that does.

(By Studio Cake)

 

And we're going to read more:

(Submitted by Quay W. and made by The Cake Whisperer)


And finally finish that novel:

(By Little "Miss" OC's Kitchen)

 

And watch less TV!

(By Calamity Cakes)

[head tilt]

No, you're right; that's just crazy talk.

Besides, we have to save SOMETHING for next year, right?

;)

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Sunday
Dec242017

Sunday Sweets: Merry Treats

It's Christmas Eve!!

Yippee!

So what are you doing online?

No, no, I understand; I need little breaks from all that family time, too.

I mean...[eying family]...uh, I like to check Sunday Sweets with my family, too! Yeah. Ahem.

[pointing] Look, over there! Pretty!

By Cotton & Crumbs

 I'm one of those people who goes a little nuts with my wrapping - you know, wrapping the box lids separately and getting all Martha Stewart on the sprigs and sparkly coordinated tags and whatnot - so this is right up my alley. Can you believe that bow? And the ornaments are edible, too!

 

This giant nutcracker looks like he should be the doorman at FAO Schwarz:

By valscustomcakes under the instruction of Mike's Amazing Cakes.

I'd never guess there was soft squishy cake under there: he looks solid enough to crack walnuts!

 

Of all the tree cakes I've seen, I think this one is my favorite:

By Sweet Disposition Cakes

It's so bright and cheery - like the Misfit Toys will come bouncing over any second now.

 

In fact...

By Cakes by Erin

Yep, there they are!

 

More edible ornaments - this time with an edible box!

By Sweet Designs by Larissa

Could this BE any more realistic? Seriously. At this point I think I'm going to start gnawing on random Christmas decorations around the house, just to be sure.

 

Now, BRING US A FIGGY PUDDING!

By Gill Smith

Thank you.

(At least, I *think* that's a figgy pudding. To be honest, I've never seen an actual figgy pudding, and have long suspected it's some kind of holiday euphemism.)

 

When you see so many gravity-defying and technically advanced cakes, it's easy to take things for granted. For example, how do you think they got these edible reindeer to match the exact curve of the cake?

Submitted by Janina M. and made by Sugar Sweet Cakes & Treats

I know that silicone molds were involved, but beyond that, I'm stumped. And very impressed.

 

Here's another brilliant technique:

Submitted by Julie K. and made by i am baker

It's like pleated ribbons of icing! Gorgeous, and fondant-free to boot.

 

Ah, but this one gets even better: like a beautifully wrapped package, the best surprise is inside:

Amazing.

 

Is that a blue figgy pudding I see?

By Cake Land by Nivia

More importantly: LOOK AT THAT ADORABLE POLAR BEAR. [squee!]

 

Everyone has a favorite Christmas show, it seems. I love all the classics, of course, but the one I make sure to watch every year is the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I know, I know: you think less of me now. I'm sorry. But I love it.

Which brings me to...

By Jacques Fine European Pastries

This was modeled after the original, too, so you purists can feel free to ooh and ahh. ;)

 

 And finally:

By Cakes by Samantha

 

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!

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