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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 (316)

Sunday
Sep092012

Sunday Sweets: Back To School

Alright class, settle down. 

Take your seat, sharpen those No. 2's and use your inside voice, because we're going back to school!

 

I hope you are prepared with all the necessary school supplies you'll need this year: 

paper, pencils, rulers, notebooks...

By The Icing on the Cake 

...and one ridiculously realistic looking chalkboard eraser made of fondant.  

All set?  Let's continue...

 

First, let's go over some classroom rules.

#1. I expect homework to be turned in promptly every morning.

By Cake Central member Kello

And sweet little notes like this will not earn you extra credit. 

(Just kidding, they totally will.)

 

Rule #2.  No ipods or cellphones will be tolerated in class.

By Erin Salerno

Keep them in your backpacks or I will have to confiscate them.  Also, do not bring makeup to school, or I will borrow, er, confiscate that as well.

 

Rule #3. Keeping pets in lockers is not allowed. 

By Charm City Cakes, photo found here

However, you are allowed to keep sexy shoes and a chandelier in your locker, should you so desire. Just know that I will think you both awesome and strange if you do.

 (Can we pause for a moment to appreciate the fact that this thing looks to be life-size and is MADE OUT OF CAKE?! I give it an A+!)  

 

 Moving on, I try not to assign seats unless absolutely necessary...

By It's All About the Cake

...or if I feel like using these cute little crayon name-tags. So what if you're in high school, Erica? The point is they're totes adorbs.

 

 And speaking of adorable, how cute is this rainbow spilling out of a paint-can cake?

By Arte de Ka

 

This is why we need arts in schools, people!

 

Which reminds me, there have been several budget cutbacks this year, so you are now required to provide your own art supplies.

By Minjinah Kuhinjica

(I love that the baker was committed to making such a uniform set of markers and pencils, whereas I would have probably taken the easy way out and just painted some stick candy.  Or the easier way out: real markers. Or the easiest way out: cookies.)

 

And students, it's a good idea to start preparing now for all those standardized tests, so make sure you have a top-of-the-line calculator.

By Creative Cakes by Julie

Or, at the very least, one that doesn't run on solar power.

(None of this looks like cake! NONE of it! Incredible.)

 

Well, that's the bell! 

So go line up at the (insanely cute VeggieTales) bus, and I'll see you all bright and early tomorrow!

Photo by Katie Whitcomb, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?

 

 

And don't forget, homework is due in the morning!  No excuses! I mean it!

Yep, I think this is going to be a great year.

 

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!

Sunday
Sep022012

Sunday Sweets: Sweet Things In Small Packages

OK, so... we've known each other for a long time now, right? And um, I just think, I mean, I really think that we're ready to, you know, take that next step together, you and me, so... I was wondering, if you would do me the honor of...

 ...looking at a bunch of beautiful jewelry-themed cakes with me?  

You will?  Oh, this is the happiest day of my life!

 

 Let's start things out sweetly with this charm bracelet cake.

 It appears that this birthday girl is turning 30 and likes cupcakes and presents. (Hey, so do I!) I hope she didn't think the bracelet was a present too, because it's 100% eat-able.

 

Do the cogs of your steampunk-loving-heart whir mechanically in a beating fashion for this pocket-watch?

By CC member LourdesGel (more pics at link)

The interior is actually set in gelatin to resemble resin. So cool.  Not to mention setting the bar very high for the typical "Jello cake," which consists of poking holes in a cake and pouring Jello mix inside.

 

Next up is this lovely triple-strand pearl necklace cake.  (I'm betting the stand is cake too, otherwise that would make for a very, very small cake).

By CakeCentral member tiptop57

Pearl trivia alert: Did you know it's bad luck to be given a pearl?  If it's a gift, you should buy it from the giver, even if you just give them a dime in return.  Not sure if pearl cakes fall into this category, so just give it to me and I'll bravely test the theory out.

 

But seriously, I just don't know about this 'decorating with jewelry' trend, because if I came to a party where the cake was dripping with matching necklaces, I would get all excited and think it was some kind of cool party favor display.

Submitted by Jessica C., made by We Bake In Heels

 I'd probably be just as excited to learn I could eat them though.

 

And some gifts are better off being eaten anyway.  Buying your boss a fancy new watch?  That's a good way to weird him out.

From the Raymond Weil page here (ordered for the CEO's anniversary), baker not listed.

 But making your boss a cake in the shape of a fancy watch?  You just got yourself a raise!

 

Here's another: 

Doesn't this look totally real?  That gold-plating is so smooth and shiny, I'm having visions of cracking a tooth on it.

 

The 'stones' inside this emerald choker are actually made from melted fructose and water.  

By CC member Aleksandraaa

 I didn't even know you could buy fructose.  What does it look like? Does it come in a bag?  I probably would have just attempted to microwave Jolly Ranchers or something, which is why I am not a professional cake-maker.  (However, I do make a mean Jello cake.)

 

And speaking of emeralds, this cake features so many it could be the Wizard of Oz's wedding cake.  If he like, really liked earrings, or something.

(Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?)

 Every single perfectly-piped pendant on this cake is completely edible as well.

 

And what would a jewelry-themed cake round-up be without including a certain iconic shade of blue?

 Forget Breakfast at Tiffany's, I'll take dessert!

 

Got a Sweet to nominate?  Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks.com!