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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 (294)

Sunday
Apr082012

Sunday Sweets: Happy Easter!

It's Easter! I hope that news doesn't come as a shock to you. I would hate to send you on a frenzied run to the store for the last bag of plastic eggs and cheapo jelly beans, because you know that's all that's left by now. No, I hope the only egg hunting you're doing today involves eggs like this:

By Jane Asher

Edible and full of chocolate!

 

And may your jelly beans be of the edible variety as well! (Pretty sure the cheapo ones aren't meant for human consumption).

By Keki-girl

I love the use of jelly beans on this cake as tiny eggs for the bunnies to find! Or maybe they're actually those little chocolate eggs - I can't tell. Either way, it's Grade A adorable. (egg joke!)

 

Here's a good, clean twist on the guy-popping-out-of-a-cake bit: It's the Easter Bunny!

Submitted by Brenda T. Baker unknown.

Fun and family-friendly! I can't guarantee he's not hare-less though. Ha ha, ew.

 

And speaking of fantasies, sometimes I dream big and imagine Easter basket filler that won't be scattered through my house 'til Christmas.

By Pink Cake Box

And I think I've found the solution. Edible grass! I love the little tufts of it here and there on this cake, and even poking out of the duck's fist!

 

This next cake makes me weep for my piping skills, which have never actually existed.

By Sugar Creations

I could no more free-hand the words "Happy Easter" in a fun and frilly font that perfectly matches the mood of this confection than fly to the moon.

 

But I COULD slather thick chocolate frosting on a cake to resemble bark, like this cake!

By Tracey Lau

Oh, wait, then I scrolled down and saw the rest. I guess I'll have to work on perfecting my fondant roses, stems, and bunny bum. Maybe next year. Or the next.

 

Here's another perfectly piped pretty, and how about that chocolate glaze, huh?

By The Evil Plankton

It's so smooth and shiny it's actually reacting to the camera flash!

 

And what's Easter without a little springtime chick to represent new life, and rebirth, and cuteness?

By Tracey Best Cakes

Side Note: spring chickens are really cute and everything, but they don't make for good pets. Especially if you're say, in college, and find yourself kinda bored one day and decide to buy a little chick (it was like $2!) and keep it in a box in your dorm room. It's a bad idea. Or so I've heard.

 

All of which awakens the age old question: which came first, the egg-shaped cake pan or the chicken-shaped cake pan?

By Lomfise

Or... wait a minute... are they...
THE SAME THING?
My mind, it has blown.

 

Here's an equal opportunity cake! I always thought the Easter Bunny was a boy, but judging by her sassy orange bow and flirty eyelashes, I'm guessing this one is a girl.

By Mila Bolos

And judging by the amount of carrots here, I'm also guessing this is a carrot cake. Totally false advertising if it's not.

 

There's no shame in digging into this cake; looks like someone already started!

By Bubble and Sweet

Can't blame them, it looks pretty irresistible. Do you think all the layers taste differently? Lemon, lime, blueberry, um ... purpleberry(?) and strawberry?

Yum!

 

Omlettin' you know that this last cake is eggstraordinary, and that's no yolk! I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I really tried to hold off on the egg puns as long as I could.

By SugarEd Productions

Sweet eggs in a basket!
(Is that a saying? It seems like it should be a saying.)

As if the dozen delightfully decorated eggs weren't enough, they're nestled into a huge chocolate basket of delectableness! It would be so easy to just snap off one of those handles and run. (Er, did I just say that out loud?)

And speaking of running, this candy isn't going to eat itself. Uh, I mean, I have my daily five mile run to...run. Yeah. That.

So....

Happy Easter!

Sunday
Apr012012

Spring Sweets

Though it already feels like summer down here in sweltering ol' Florida, I'm determined to make the most of this "Spring" thing. (So long as it doesn't involve leaving the house, of course. Have you SEEN the pollen levels out there? HAVE YOU? Poor John is a one-man sneeze machine.)

Ahem.

So, yeah, in honor of Spring I plan to revel in sweet pastels...

By The Pastry Studio

And cutey-patootie lady bugs...

By Kimmy's Kakes

And even a little gardening!

Made by Jean D.

FYI: Oreo crumb "dirt" is my favorite kind of dirt.

 

Oh, and I couldn't decide which gardening cake I liked better, so here, have two:

By Truly Custom Cakery

Mmmm...edible garden tools.

 

I don't wear heels very often, and to be honest I'm not all that fond of shoe cakes...but this is the exception:

By We Love Yan's Cakes

Open mouth: insert shoe.

Seriously, this sweet Jimmy Choo shoe makes me think sugar and spice and everything frilly, girly, and nice. Perfect for a garden party where everyone's sipping tea out of delicate porcelain teacups like this:

Submitted by Emily B. and made by All About Cake

Except these teacups aren't porcelain; they're sugar. WOWZA.

 

And what garden is complete without a birdhouse?

By Sweet On Cake

(I can't get over that weathered "wood" fence and the "metal" roof. Amazing.)

 

And we can't forget Spring's main attraction: the flowers!

By Spring Lake Cake

Just when you thought a cake couldn't get any better, you go and learn that the butterflies are made of chocolate. I repeat: THE BUTTERFLIES ARE MADE OF CHOCOLATE.

Man, I love Spring.

 

And you'll never believe it, but these flowers are made of sugar paste:

Submitted by Alison M.; baker unknown. Spotted at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2011.

 

And this is actually cake!

Submitted by Isabella, made by Williams-Sonoma

Well, ok, the missing slice helps make it a bit more believable.

 

If you follow me over on my other blog, Epbot, then you know I've had cherry blossoms on the brain lately. So naturally, I couldn't resist this slice of heaven:

By Small Things Iced

By the way, for all of you in the DC area admiring the cherry blossoms right now: I am so jealous.

 

Spring weddings always have the cleanest, freshest style:

Made by Julie D.

 

And finally, let's go out with a Sweet Spring-splosion!

By Sharon Wee Creations

Those flowers may look freshly cut, but they're actually painstakingly hand crafted from sugarpaste. The cake itself is fondant-free, though, and I have to say I'm really digging that texture. Absolutely gorgeous.

 

Hope you enjoyed my pollen-and-allergen-free Spring Sweets, guys! Happy Sunday!