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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 (343)

Sunday
Jan182015

Sunday Sweets Goes Looking For Pooh

Happy Winnie-the-Pooh day, guys!

Yep, it's author A.A. Milne's birthday, so you know what that calls for:

(By Sugar Creations)

BEAR BUTT.

(He fell in? Aw, Pooh!)

 

And because everything's more fun with friends:

(By Marzia Caruso)

That smile on Piglet is making my whole day.

 

You know the wonderful thing about Tiggers?

(By Handi's Cakes)

Sometimes, they're made of cake!

 

The Disney version of Pooh and the gang is most popular, of course, so it's always fun to find designs based on E. H. Shepard's classic illustrations:

(By Sweet Chile Cakes by Stephanie)

That's all handpainted! Love how the balloon goes from 2D to 3D.

A shot of the other side:

 

Another classic Pooh - gotta love all those little bees!

(By Isabella's Sweet Tooth)

 

And here's an original design of the Hundred Acre Wood gang:

(By TRP Cake Studio)

SO CUTE.

 

Speaking of cute, I'd like this Pooh Bear as a fuzzy little statue for my desk, please:

(By Bake-A-Boo)

Pretty please?

 

And while you're at it, I'll take this Eeyore as a huggable plush:

(By Cake Magic)

D'awww.

 

Tigger has always been John's favorite, and he claims that if he ever gets a tattoo, it'll be of a cutie version of Tigger, like this:

(By Eat Cake Be Merry)

Just so you all know, I'm 100% behind this idea. :)

 

Not only is this next one adorable, with its teensy clothes line and pastel bunting, it also has little Roo!

(By Torte di Ivana)

See him? He's driving the train!

Woo woo! Seriously, this cute is approaching dangerous, slide-off-the-chair-as-a-puddle-of-goo levels.

 

And finally, one more of the silly old bear himself:

(By Estrele Cakes)

The background plaque, the "floating" balloon, the fence posts - I love this design! So fun and clever.

Happy Sunday, everyone, and TTFN!

 

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
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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