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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
May172015

Sunday Sweets: (Video) GAME ON!

Anyone else out there love video games??

(By Un Jeu d'Enfant)

'Cuz if so, this post's for you.

 

Mortal Kombat:

(By Maridell's Cakes)

 

Disney Infinity:

(Baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

Seriously love this idea: you can set the character cupcakes on the game pads, just like the real system! SO FUN.

 

Skylanders:

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

I've never played this one before, but these fun character cakes make me want to!

 

Here's another, also from Skylanders:

(By Dina Cimarusti - who was on season 7 of Face Off! SO COOL.)

 

Call of Duty:

(By Not Just Cakes By Annie)

Especially perfect for someone named Paul. Ha!

 

Minecraft:

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

It's a plethora of perfectly placed pixels! Swoon.

 

Mario Kart:

(By Enna's Cake Design)

Because that little Italian plumber never gets old.

 

Secret Agent Clank:

(By Vsem Tort)

I remember playing Ratchet and Clank eons ago - I had no idea Clank got his own title!

 

Legend of Zelda:

(By Studio Sweets, which sells those toppers on Etsy!)

Another classic, and talk about a perfect wedding cake! I love the "floating" sugar gems.

 

And finally, one of John's favorite games of all time:

Skyrim:

(By Baking Obsession)

I got John the Alduin statue this cake is based on last Christmas, so we're both pretty familiar with it - and neither of us could believe this was cake at first and not the real thing. It's that perfect.

Now, who wants to go play a game? :)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
May102015

Sunday Sweets: Story Time With Mom

Since it's also Children's Book Week, I thought we'd celebrate Mom's Day with an ode to all the stories she read us when we were little.

Anyone else remember that delicious moment when YOU got to pick the book?

(Posted here, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?)

 

And how about the shelf packed with Little Golden Books, like The Poky Little Puppy here?

(By Corrie Cakes)

 

The Velveteen Rabbit. Classic.

(By Gateaux)

 

(Don't you just want to squeeze him?)

 

There's so much great art in kids' books, too, like the bright colors of The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

(By Heather's Cakes and Confections)

So fun to see the butterfly on there, too!
(Uh, spoiler alert?)

 

Charlotte's Web is perfect for moms who act out the characters with funny voices:

(By Brooke Butts, found here.)

And that's a really clever design on that spiderweb.

 

Ooooh, here's one of my personal favorites as a kid, The Secret Garden:

(By de koekenbakkers)

Completely in love with that cookie tree with the little bird perched inside. And the teensy tiny butterflies! Ah!

 

This Rainbow Fish cake really captures the beauty of the book:

(By Wendy's Cake Space)

Just look at those lovely watercolor scales. Mmm.

 

Guess how much I love this Guess How Much I Love You cake:

(By Paula Cake Couture)

WOW. Incredible combo of 2D painting with 3D sculpting/piping! So, so gorgeous.

 

Of course, no mention of story time with Mom is complete without the good doctor:

(By The Pastry Studio)

Seuss, that is.

 

Or Pat the Bunny! And The Giving Tree!

(By The Night Kitchen Bakery)

Now I'm torn between wanting to pet all my books and just wanting to eat them. :)

 

And finally, a classic by Roald Dahl, and the best cake depiction of his chocolate waterfall I've seen:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

(By Lovely Cakes)

Seriously, isn't that chocolate lake perfect? With the ripples? And the boat! And the tiny Wonka bars! I like how even the tiers look like they're seeping chocolate between the layers. It's genius, I say. GENIUS.

So here's to you, moms, and all the times you read "just one more" before bedtime. Thanks for teaching us to love reading, great stories, and sometimes even funny voices. :)

 

Happy Mother's day, everybody. Now go call your mom.

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