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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 (431)

Sunday
Oct092016

Sunday Sweets Takes A Liking For Vikings

It's Leif Erickson Day, time to celebrate one of the world's best-known Vikings!

(By Sweet Delisse)

Of course, *I* don't know much about Leif Erickson, so I'm going to get a little help from our old friend, the Internet.

 

Let's see...
There once was a Viking named Eric the Red. He probably looked something like this:

(By Sassa's Bespoke Cakes)

 

Eric had a son named Leif, who turned out to be a good sailor.

(By Suijker Fabriek)

It helps when you start them young.

 

When Leif's father was banished from Iceland, they hopped a boat...

(By Debbie Does Cakes)

...and headed to Greenland.

 

It was while he was in Greenland that Leif and his family learned how to train dragons.

(By Richard's Cakes)

Um... wait... is that right?

[furious clicking]
OK, forget that last bit. And remember, don't believe everything you read on the Internet, kids.
(Great cake, though, right?)

 

Anyway... Leif sailed on many voyages.

(By Sugar and Spice)

 

Eventually, he got restless and sailed off to find a far-off land he'd heard about, 600 arduous miles away.

(By The Evil Plankton on DeviantArt)

 

(You have to see the back, too. The bubbles are hand-blown sugar!)

Leif is believed to have found the New World 500 years before Columbus.

 

Leif Erickson Day sailed onto the national calendar in 1964.

(By Titia McLuckie for American Cake Decorating)

 

Thereby raising public awareness of Viking culture enough to inspire a TV show in 2013:

(By Bitchin' Bakes)

 

...not to mention its fair share of adorable birthday party themes:

(By Moxi)

 

So, Happy Leif Erickson Day, everyone!

(By Tarts De Sande)

May the horns on your hat never fall out.

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Sunday
Oct022016

Sunday Sweets: Fall Fling

It's that time of year when trees put on their most colorful finery,

(By My Cake School)

 

...and then dramatically drop it all off again.

(By Incredible Art)

 

Our lawns become a technicolor playground,

(By Sweet Art Lab)

 

While inside everyone's decorating with rich golds and reds and orange to match:

(By Custom Cakes By Albena)

 

Even though the days aren't TOO cold,

(By Gateau Delice)

...it's still nice to break out the sweaters and thick knit socks.

 

Especially during trips to the pumpkin patch!

(By Il Profumo delle Fragole)

Dingdingding! We have a winner!

 

It's a good idea to buy an extra pumpkin (or six) for carving.

(By Madhouse Bakes)

 

And don't you love how much easier it is to find caramel apples now?

(By Andrea's Sweet Cakes)

That's always a good thing.

 

Scarecrows can finally rest their arms,

(By The Clever Little Cupcake Company)

 

While the rest of us stock up on bear necessities and fight the urge to hibernate.

(By Gloria Cakes)

 

So, before I stock up on chocolate and plan a Fall nap, let me just wish you all:

Happy Fall!

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