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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 (342)

Sunday
Jan112015

Sunday Sweets: Jen's Happy Cakes

I am forever hunting down the best cakes for Sunday Sweets, but a lot of my favorites just don't fit any particular theme; they just plain make me happy. So today, no theme; just Happy Jen Cakes!

(By Sweet Lake Cakes)

Love the jewelry-like border, the glitzy gold leaf, and the subtle ombré fade in the middle tier. But mostly? I love that teal.

 

And over on the other side of the color wheel:

(By Cake Alchemy)

Orangey goodness! I think the hexagons are tinted sugar glass, which is perfect with the clear lucite base.

Is it a coincidence that the first two cakes today happen to be my two favorite colors? NO IT IS NOT.

But I promise to branch out from more than just teal and orange. At least a little.

(By Cakelava)

This is one of those rare cakes that I could frame and stare at all day long. That shading in the stripes and flowers gives it this gorgeous sense of depth - so, so good.

 

This dreamy pastel number is is downright heavenly with its floating flowers:

(By Bake For Love)

And that watercolor fade? Awesome sauce.

 

Not sure which I like more on this one: the mosaics or that patchwork bow:

(By Yvonne van Bommel aka Tompuce)

 

Ah, but I'm also a sucker for drama, so...

(By Wild Orchid Baking Co.)

BAM.

Love how the black makes those floral swags pop - and who doesn't love teensy polka dots?

 

This famous landmarks cake has a fun graphic arts feel:

(By Sugarplum Cake Shop)

Check out the little heart carved in the Eiffel Tower!

 

Sometimes I find little one-tier cakes especially delightful:

(By My Cupcakery)

Robin's egg blue and rich red is another of my favorite color combos - plus look at all that delicate hand-piping! Perfection!

 

Here's another one-tier cutie, guaranteed to make you grin:

(By Anna Savenko)

D'awww, puppy love at first sight!

 

And finally, let's wrap up this shiny happy cakes post with one last burst of color and a perfect yellow bow:

(By Cake Heart)

DO WANT.

Hope today's post made your Sunday extra happy, everyone!

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
Jan042015

Sunday Sweets: Tolkien Treats!

In honor of J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday yesterday, how about some Middle Earth-themed Sweets to celebrate?

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

The White City in white chocolate? I APPROVE.

And look, you can even see a tiny White Tree of Gondor in the upper court!

 

So is it too much to hope the Dark Tower is dark chocolate?

(By Market Salamander)

I see you... IN MAH BELLY. Nomz.

 

Or, if you prefer something a little more understated, how about these perfect Elvish leaves with the One Ring's script?

(By Cake Central user Jasley)

 

Or just the One Ring itself?

(By The Cake Whisperer)

I like how the cake board looks like molten gold - and I'm super impressed they managed to emboss the script on the inside edge!

 

Hmm, but I think we need some cute in here, don't you agree?

(By Love is Cake)

BAM. So cute.

 

And while we're at it, behold!

(By Imaginarium Cakes)

Epic facial hair has never been this adorable.

 

This one was inspired by Rivendell:

(By Cake Central member ChinaDoll652003's husband & sister)

Wouldn't it be perfect for a wedding? With the rings on that pedestal?

 

I love the way Sting "glows" on this one:

(By Coco's)

 

And one more Hobbit hole, because I can't get enough of that round green door:

(By Mother And Me Creative Cakes)

Also diggin' the stone steps and woven fences.

 

This wedding cake brings together Rohan and Gondor with emblems from each land, plus an Eowyn & Faramir topper:

(By One Sweet Slice)

Can't decide if the finish looks more like bronze or leather, but either way, I like.

 

And finally, the most jaw-dropping Smaug cake I've ever seen:

(By I love Cakes By Sheila for Cakes From Middle Earth)

His wings are made of rice paper, the body is sculpted of both fondant and modeling chocolate, and the flames are pulled sugar with LEDs inside. WOW.

Here's a close up:

No other words. Just WOW.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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