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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 (360)

Sunday
Jul142013

Sunday Sweets: Ombre Treats

Everywhere I go, I see ombre -- ombre nails, ombre dresses, ombre flowers, ombre tomatoes. My friends are even starting to get their hair done in ombre -- which used to mean it was time to get their roots touched up, but now it's a thing.

You either know what I'm talking about or -- like my husband -- you think I'm leaving off an "H".

Just in case, Merriam Webster defines ombre as: having colors or tones that shade into each other.

Here, why don't I just show you?

 

 (By Sugablossom Cakes)

 That's ombre.

  Isn't it gorgeous?

 What I didn't realize until I started looking into ombre cakes was just how many ways ombre could be incorporated into a cake.

 Sometimes literally.

 

(By AK Cake Design)

 

The outside deserves a look, too:

(By AK Cake Design)

 

There are a lot of ways to achieve ombre.

 You can take a pristine white cake and "ombre it up" with some pretty piping:

 

... or maybe a swirl of flowers -- like this one, inspired by a Steampunk-themed invitation:

(By Sugar Song Cakes)

 

(See, Steampunk doesn't have to be brown...)

 

It seems like bakers are able to make ombre cakes out of pretty much anything:

 Pretty blue ruffles:

 (By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

 

... big, swoopy swirls:

(By Charm City Cakes)

 

 ... pink fondant tubes:

(By Fat Girl Cakes)

 

...teeny-tiny flowers:

(By Cake Fixation)

 

...and sunset slashes:

(By Eat Cake Be Merry)

 

Sometimes, the shading is subtle:

(By Olive arts)

 

 

Other ombre cakes are a little more extroverted:

(By Frosting)

 

 You certainly couldn't accuse this cake of being shy:

(By Maggie Austin Cake)

 ... no matter how much it blushes.

 

One thing's for sure; ombre cakes will never fade quietly into the background.

And thank goodness for that!

 

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Sunday
Jul072013

Sunday Sweets: Leggo My LEGO

For all you parents who think your kids have nothing but LEGO on the brain:

Found here, and made by Sweet on Cake

They do.

 

Or, ok, at least sometimes it seems that way. But really, who can blame them? And who can resist a cake made of LEGO that is actually cake?

By Cakes & Biscuits by Lisa, photo by Cracker's Art [more party pics at the link]

Part of me wants to play with that forklift. The other part wants a fork and a glass of milk.

 

The classic primary color bricks are still the most popular, of course:

By Cakes By Ashley

 

But now there are also pretty pastels out from the new LEGO Friends line:

By Star Bakery

Not to mention those mini-figs sure have come a long way, am I right? I love the little shoes.

 

The most popular LEGO series, though - at least going by the amount of cakes I've seen for it - is Ninjago:

By Cuteology Cakes

These little ninjas are EVERYWHERE. In fact, there's probably one behind you. You just can't see him, because he's a ninja. And also probably really small.

 

Then there are the LEGO video games, which have taught us that every beloved movie character is at least 43% cuter when LEGO-fied:

By Mike's Amazing Cakes

Na na na na na na na nanananaa...BATMAN!

 

By CakeCentral member natskys

You remember Luke, right? He's the guy who flew around in the Millenium Falcon...

Submitted by Mary Anne P., made by Cake Central member hvanaalst

...with that guy who found the Ark of the Covenant:

By Julia's Cakes

"Cakes. Why did it have to be cakes?"

:D

Here's a Sweet for a real LEGO wizard:

By MegMade Cakes

 

LEGO love isn't just for kids, though, and I have the wedding cakes to prove it!

By Mad Eliza's Cakes and Confections

Don't you love the brick borders? Such a fun touch!

 

Or for something a little less subtle and a lot more WOW:

By Couture Cakery

WOW. Look at those details!

Now there's a wedding built on a firm foundation of fun, fondant, and... er... flowers. Love it.

 

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