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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 (339)

Sunday
Dec212014

Sunday Sweets: Merry & Bright

We're in the final stretch before Christmas, so here's hoping you can all kick back and relax with loved ones for the next few days.

The letters to Santa have been sent...

(By Cakes Decor member Cake Heaven)

 

The gifts have been wrapped...

(By Sandra Monger Cake Design)

 

The lights are all rigged...

(By Adorn Cake Design)

"Now why are they BLINKING?"

 

And if you're really lucky, you've even got time for a few crafts:

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

Anyone into quilling out there? Especially loving those flowers.

 

Or better yet, maybe you've got time for CAKE.

(By Queen B's Bakery, featured here)

I'd never think to add pink and blue with red and green, but it totally works!

 

Or how about a soft mint with pearl and silver accents?

(By Cakes Decor member Dolca Llepolia)

Love that snow texture on the middle tier.

 

Here's a funky modern design with hand-drawn ornaments:

(By Man Bakes Cake)

Fun!

 

And John thought this binging Santa was hilarious:

(Baker Unknown (anyone?), found here)

I would make a crack about fruitcake here, but I'm told it can actually be super delicious. Bring on the evidence, bakers; I'm willing to be convinced. ;)

 

This one looks like an abstract forest fairy, and I love it:

(By Blissfully Sweet)

Look at that skirt of leaves, and the little braided belt! SO SWEET.

 

A stunning stained glass design:

(By Hazel Wong Cake Design for Christmas in Frostington)

Ahhh, pretty as a greeting card.

 

And finally, for those of you celebrating Hanukkah, the prettiest Sweet I could find this year:

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Those colors! Take note, bakers: THIS is how you airbrush. Love it.

 

Well, whatever you're celebrating this season, here's hoping it's merry and bright - with extra sprinkles on top. ;)

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Sunday
Dec142014

Sunday Sweets: Gorgeous Gingerbread

Time for my annual roundup of gingerbread house Sweets!

So while you're cursing that pre-made store kit this season - you know, the one with the gumdrop border? - just think: this is a gingerbread house:

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

It's not even fair, I know. Although using trail mix for the stone work? Genius.

 

Here's another cool idea: the roof panels are laced together with ribbon!

(By Anna and Maria Correct Gingerbread)

And that delicate piping looks like fine embroidery work. SO PRETTY.

 

For you architecture buffs, check out this Frank Lloyd Wright design:

(By Garden Melodies)

 

And this perfect New York Brownstone:

(By Kitchen Table Scraps)

It even has wee snow-covered trash cans!

 

But I'm always a sucker for classic Victorian styles:

(Baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

Are those pumpkin seed shingles? Niiice.

 

But maybe you're tired of houses. Maybe you're more in the mood for... a gingerbread typewriter?

(By Baked Ideas)

Can you imagine setting all those cookie keys?

 

Or for those of you dreaming of a white Hoth-mas:

(By Catalano Restaurant)

Gingerbread AT-AT!

 

This gingerbread advent calendar is a fun idea: you get to eat one piece per day!

(By Himes-Mezes Kucko)

And the tealights make it a beautiful centerpiece!

 

A bird house is still a house, right?

(By Haute Sweets)

At first I thought it was covered in fabric. Then I realized that's all piping! WOW.

 

And finally, for something completely different, here's what happens when a custom toy designer tries his hand at gingerbread houses:

(By Paul Kaiju, featured here. Even creepier designs at the link!)

It's a Monster Gingerbread House! Ha!

 

Welp, happy house building, everyone. Remember to go easy on those gumdrops.

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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