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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

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Sunday Sweets For International Chocolate Day

I may not know the key to world peace, but I bet chocolate has something to do with it.

So today, let's go cuckoo for cocoa cakes with these gorgeous chocolate wedding designs.

(By The Chocolate Rose)



(By Ana Parzych Cakes)



(By Bake Ur Day with us...)

EEEE! So pretty!


Here's a neat look:

(By Margaret's French Bakery)

I like how the chocolate is placed like broken mosaic tiles over the icing. So clever!


And check this out:

(By Kanya Hunt)

Those chocolate curls are perfection! Loving the tiny pops of lime green, too.


Another creative take:

(By Ivory Cake Company)



Just when you thought chocolate couldn't get any more decadent:

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

(Anyone else hear that in Gold Member's voice? Just me?)


I like how this next one looks like a giant graduated swirly slide - which I realize doesn't SOUND elegant, but lookie:

(By Ben the Cakeman)

Gorgeous, right?


You don't see too much intricate piping work these days, which makes this one all the more spectacular:

(Baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

It's stunning!


And finally, a chocolate-and-gold beauty fit for royalty:

(Found here. Baker unknown)

There are no words, you guys - just lots of open-mouthed staring.


And, ok, maybe a little drool.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Let's go eat some chocolate.


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Sunday Sweets: Geek Chic Wedding Cakes

This weekend John and I are at Dragon Con, the massive nerd-fest nirvana of all things glorious and geeky. It's awesome. So like every year, let's celebrate with glorious and geeky cakes!


I thought I'd focus on weddings this year - just to show you guys that geeky elegance IS possible.

(Baker not listed, photo by Trevor & Allison Photography)

Like so!

Check it out; it's the Bruce Wayne of wedding cakes. Hee.


I'm seeing a lot of split-cake wedding designs lately, and I gotta say: I APPROVE. Some call them a compromise, but really they're just a great way to show your formal and fun sides.

Here's one for you Whovians:

(By The Giant Cupcake Shop)



And this one was crazy popular when I posted it on Facebook the other week; apparently you guys love your hidden super heroes!

(By Tier By Tier)

Formal in the front, super hero party in the back!


Ok, enough split designs - let's move on to the wholly geeky:

(By Sweet Element, now closed)

Gotta say, the idea of a Hunger Games-themed wedding cake makes me grin. So long as there are no battles to the death, of course. ;)


And while we're talking questionable wedding examples, how about Game of Thrones?

(By The Cake Zone, featured here)

That scaled "armor" is gorgeous, and the sword topper just works, am I right? Love it.


And now, the most sophisticated geeky groom's cake of all time:

(By Kickshaw Cakes)

That's gold leaf on the silhouette! Stunning.


You guys know my weakness for steampunk, so indulge me on this one:

(By Ciccio Cakes for Steampunk Sugar Geeks)

It's a steampunk oven cake! Wha whaaaa?? SO COOL.

I was especially delighted by this:

See that oven heat gauge? That's from my DIY steampunk gauge post over on Epbot! John and I made the graphic for our own steampunk oven prop... which we never finished. Heh. Anyway, so chuffed to see it on this masterpiece.


One more steampunk beauty:

(By High Five Cakes)

Loooove how all the gears are bursting out the side! Also digging the leather texture up top, and those sweet couple silhouettes framed in the portholes.


I'm a big fan of the white-on-white geek designs: you can "hide" all KINDS of fun stuff this way:

(By The Butter End Bakery)

Ok, first: THAT TOPPER. A Wampa (in a bow tie! squee!) with a Taun-Taun? HA! Heck yeah. And then the ships and AT-AT tucked in with the flowers? Brilliant.


Here's a completely different take on the "split" designs:

(By Divine Cakes)

Bursting with geeky goodness! Yes! (How many fandoms can you count?)


And finally, for my fellow Diz Geeks:

(By Walt Disney World's bakers)

Helloooo, drama! I've never seen Cindy's castle done in black and white like this!

And for those of you about to remark that there are no dragons in Fantasyland - anyone remember the time a fire-breathing dragon flew over a press event for New Fantasyland? So bummed that didn't become a regular thing.

The back view:

Those lacy wings! Ah!


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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