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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 (357)

Sunday
Apr262015

Sunday Sweets: Pretty As A Princess

Fun Fact: A Disney princess cake doesn't always have to have the princess on it!

You could just use her color scheme and accessories, like Snow White's apples here:

(By Cacau 2 You)

And look how elegant, with that intricate lace work!

 

Of course, it doesn't get more iconic than Cinderella's glass slipper:

(By Charlie's Cake Shop)

Love that detailing!

 

You see a lot of bakers now dressing up a traditional tiered cake in the Princess' dress and crown -
and I approve:

(By The Cake Store)

Aurora's white collar works perfectly here, and check out the subtle "seam lines" on the top tier, which match her dress' bodice!

 

This Ariel cake? SO FUN:

(By Cakes By Joanne)

I'm completely smitten with those soft pastels - and THAT TAIL! Hee! Am I right?

 

Here's a brilliant collection of props for Belle:

(By Tammy's Frosted Memories)

Most Belle cakes only have the rose, so it's cool to see the stained glass and mirror, too!

 

Would you believe I not only found a Mulan cake, I found a GORGEOUS Mulan cake?

(By Pastry Chik)

So perfect! From the hair comb to the pattern on her folded robe!

 

I've always loved Tiana's dress colors, but the extra purple flowers here really make the bright greens sing:

(By Mama Nena's Cakes)

Ah! SO SWEET.

 

Now, get ready to laugh:

(Found here. Anybody know who made it?)

Ha! Grumpy Pascal is my new favorite thing. :D

(Although Rapunzel's braid border & dress lacing are brilliant design touches.)

 

Another great dress design for Merida:

(Baker unknown. Help?)

And the three bear brothers give it that perfect dose of D'awwwww.

 

Last but not least, the most popular princesses right now:

(By Cuteology Cakes)

Elsa & Anna!

(Though technically I guess only Anna is a princess now, with Elsa being queen.)

I am so, so impressed with Elsa's dress texture, and how the crown ties the two together. Beautiful!

 

Hope you enjoyed! Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Apr192015

Sunday Sweets: 12 Cakes To Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

Cakes were pretty simple back when we thirty-somethings were kids - which is why my inner 6-year-old is so jealous right now:

(By Patisserie Jaja)

Smurfette!

 

And check out this gorgeous hand painted Strawberry Shortcake:

(By The Painted Box)

I love that they used the original Strawberry Shortcake, not the new rebooted style.

 

Anyone remember this guy?

(By Studio Cake)

Careful; if not, you could make him very angry.

 

All together, now:

(By Tortystka)

Piiiigs innnn Spaaaaaaace!

It makes me so happy that this exists.

 

Depending on how old you are, these next ones will either make you squeal in delight or look completely baffled:

(By Sugar Rush Custom Cookies)

Hollie Hobbie! She was a little before my time, but I remember the wooden plaques with her picture on it still hanging in some of my friends' rooms.

Those are handpainted cookies, by the way, and if you look close you can see they're bas relief - aka slightly 3D!

 

Thanks to Toy Story this classic has made quite the comeback:

(By Karolina Cake Designer)

Mr. Potato Head! Such a fun design with the number for his nose, too.

 

Scooby Doo! WHERE ARE... oh. There you are:

(By Mladman Cakes)

Look at the flying bats! And the fun spooky trees and haunted house! SO GOOD.

 

Now, are you ready for some glamour and glitter, fashion and fame?

(By Faithfully Cakes)

'Cuz this Jem cake is truly outrageous.

 

Now, when I say "Whoa," I mean "WHOA!"

(By Ennas' Cake Design)

This Yosemite Sam has the root'nest, toot'nest cake in the West!

 

But it's these sweet little Care Bears that really made me melt:

(By Sweet Little Treat)

More perfect hand painting! Ah! SO SWEET.

I tell ya, this post is going to drive me to hunting down all my old toys on Ebay, just you watch.
(Remember the little pose-able PVC bears? Loved those.)

 

And now, everyone's favorite two comic strip characters:

(By The Caking Girl)

Anyone tearing up just a little? No? Just me?

That combination of hand painting and 3D sculpting is brilliant, by the way. Brilliant.

 

And finally, the Mouse who defined so many of our childhoods:

(By Svetlana Petrova)

Mickey!

Really digging this design, with the little paint cans and splatters, and I'm head over heels for the color palette, too!

 

Hope this brought a smile to your Sunday, guys! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to browse the vintage toy section on ebay...

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