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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

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Sundays Sweets: Tim Burton Treats!

Is there any time of the year more suited to Tim Burton cakes?


So here are my new favorites inspired by some of Burton's spookier films.



(By Sarah Olmsted)

We're starting off with a bang and a scream, because LOOK AT THIS CAKE. The sandworms! The waiting room! And the top with the model set's grave scene? Perfection.

It took me a good 15 seconds to find Beetlejuice, btw. See him? NO HINTS!



Corpse Bride:

(By Cake Central user lamiatorte)

1) I can't believe this is cake.
2) Emily looks dead sexy.

See what I did there?



Alice in Wonderland:

(By Silovoguo for the Cake Design Italian Festival)

All the other Alice cakes can just pack up, you guys. WE'RE DONE HERE.

(Sooo many stunning details, but look at the stack of floating teacups! That and the painted roses are my favorite bits. Plus Cheshire's eyes.)



(By Sara Giustizieri)

Excellent hand painting and figure sculpts so spot-on they could be collectible figures.


And everyone's favorite:

The Nightmare Before Christmas:

(By Dina Cimarusti Cakes)


This one has it all: the swirls, the bathtub, Oogie Boogie - I even see Zero!

(By Pucky Cakes)

Love that Sally gets her own cake here - and what IS that adorable bat/cat creature she's holding?
'Cuz I want one.


There are tons of Jack & Sally wedding cakes out there, but these two in particular caught my eye:

(By That Baking Girl)

The chalkboard tier has the famous "meant to be" quote from the movie. I love the swirly roses, and those colors! Plus the window frame topper is a genius design.


(By Splendor Cakes)

I really fell for the contrast on this one: that vivid pink and orange and lace topper with the dark sepia tones on the bottom is just... WORKING. You know? And I love the hand painted art of Jack and Sally in Dia de los Muertos face paint - a fun twist which helps explain the brighter colors.


And now, a few Sweets that bring all kinds of Burton characters together:

(Also by Sara Giustizieri)

Edward! Yay! Plus those vivid jewel tones look amazing behind all the figure sculpts.


And finally:

(By Queen City Bake Shop)

How cool is this?! The TV sets alone would make this a masterpiece, but then there are scenes from Nightmare, Frankenweenie, and Alice inside them!

And, you guys, they even light up:


Ahhh- mazing.


Happy Sunday, everyone! Now, who wants to go watch some movies?


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And from my other blog, Epbot:


Sunday Sweets Welcomes A Slice Of Fall

Last weekend I experienced something wondrous and oh-so-rare for a Floridian: I got a little chilly outside. That's right, my friends, it got down to almost 74 degrees. Granted, it was nearly midnight at the time, but I'LL TAKE IT.

So this is me officially welcoming Fall, the Sweetest way I know how:

(By Marion's Vintage Bakery)


And also the sparkliest way I know how:

(By Albena's Custom Cakes)


Orange and teal is my favorite color combo, so I'm over the harvest moon for this stained glass beauty:

(By Sweet Art of Mine)


And this ruffly ombré reminds me of a crackling fire on a cold Autumn's night:

(By Karina Golovin)


Rustic wood planks are the perfect contrast to these gorgeous flowers:

(By Daantjes Taarten)


And this soft stenciling reminds me of aged plaster, with the perfect golden tone:

(By Mama Nena's Bakery)


The doorway in this stone tower is a brilliant use of trompe l'oeil:

(By Torty Viz)

Like peeking into another world!


I've never seen ruffles quite like the ones on this middle tier:

(By Dorty Havelkova)

They're like giant rose petals, but with a crisp modern flair. Love it.


More of my favorite colors - and a gorgeous reminder that Fall cakes can have cool colors, too!

(By Odry Cakes)

The teal is the perfect backdrop for all those turning leaves!


And finally, a Fall stunner with the most amazing topper and art:

(By Pasticci di Molly)

The umbrella, the falling leaves, those beautiful swirls of red hair... ah! That's it, I'm ready for sweater weather now.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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