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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
Jul132014

Sunday Sweets: Gettin' Geeky Wit It

Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day, my friends, and I intend to DO JUST THAT.

Because like cake, there are many flavors of geek fandom - and I love them all.

Granted, I love some more than others:

(By Chatter Cakes)

NO LIE.

 

I about fell over when I found not only a cake of my favorite video game character of all time - I found an AMAZING cake of him:

(By Oakleaf Cakes)

[Kermit flail] SONGBIRD!!

Songbird here is a whopping three feet tall, and was made for Irrational Games. And I love him. You can check out the amazing build photos here.

 

Who else loves Avatar? And I don't mean the blue guys:

(Submitted by Lisa K. and made by Sweet Pudgy Panda)

I let the anime style scare me off of The Last Airbender for far too long, but it only took a single episode last year to get me hooked. And the sequel series, Legend of Korra? AMAZEBALLS.

 

Shout out to all the real anime geeks out there:

(By rub-a-duckie)

I can spot Naruto, but the rest of your cosplay always keeps me guessing. :D

 

Here's a fun mash-up of two shows John and I love:

(By Nerdache Cakes)

Ponies and Supernatural!

Would you look at that "salt" circle? And a bucket of blood has never been cuter. Seriously.

 

It's not all shows and video games, though. Being a geek also makes me want to learn more about programming and electronics:

(By CW fan Jane M.)

John and I have done some simple stuff, wiring up LEDs for various cosplays, but my dream is to build my own nixie tube clock from scratch.

 

Because I can never get too much steampunk. NEVAH!

(By Tasty Layers)

 

Here's one for the Brown Coats:

(Submitted by Chris R. and made by The Cake Creche)

Shiny.

 

And the Whovians:

(By Curiaussiety Cakes)

(And Minecrafters!)

 

And the... uh... Middle Earthers? Do Tolkien geeks have a nick name?

(Submitted by Emily H. and made by Cakerator)

Regardless, can you believe this Witch-king of Angmar is cake?!

 

And finally, can't forget superheroes and comic books - because what geek girl doesn't want to be Wonder Woman?

(By Cakes by Raewyn)

Though I might settle for this cake. So pretty.

Hope you're doing something geeky today, guys! And hey, if you found this post relevant to your interests, then you might like my other blog, Epbot, where I post everything from great convention pics to game reviews and DIY projects.

Oh and be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Sunday
Jul062014

Sunday Sweets: Classic Kids' Books!

To quote an awesome grandfather, "When I was your age, television was called BOOKS."

I may not be quite that old, but there's still nothing more magical than all those "special books" we grew up on. So let's check out some gorgeous cakes inspired by a few childhood favorites:

 

Madeline

(By My Sweet Indulgence)

Pastel perfection.

 

Harold and the Purple Crayon

(By Cakelava)

Such a simple idea, but I love the 3D elements that pop out from the cake.

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

(By Cake Doodling)

Talk about impossible textures to match - but somehow she managed it! Beautiful.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

(Submitted by Beth K. and made by Dessert Deli)

I see a lot of book cakes, and this is one of my very favorites. All those 3D elements, and perfect piping!

 

Peter Rabbit

(By Catherine's Cakery)

More like delicate handpainted porcelain than cake - and doesn't Peter look soft and fuzzy? I want to snuggle him. :)

 

Captain Underpants

(By Confectioneiress)

HA! Bold, bright, and fun. Love it.

 

Olivia

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Over the years I've learned to spot Rosebud Cake's style anywhere. That combination of sculpted buttercream and subtle airbrushing is all their own, and absolutely gorgeous. (Notice only the box and number 2 have fondant/gumpaste. Impressive!)

 

The Little Prince

(By Arte da Ka)

The little rose! The asteroid craters! SO SWEET.

 

The Rainbow Fish

(By Cakes Unique by Amy)

So much to love here, but it especially thrills my crotchety old heart to see edible glitter done right. Aaaaaahhh.

 

The Gruffalo

(By Little Cake Cupboard)

This guy's next on my "To Snuggle" list.

 

And finally, a book beloved by many, disdained by some, and utterly depressing to all:

The Giving Tree

(By Tiffany's Baking Co.)

This is a wedding cake, and I am in awe. AWE, I say. The book on the right is cake! And the apple, and moss, and flowers... WOW. 

Here's the front view:

How perfect is that bite out of the apple?!

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Now, go read a good book.

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

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