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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 (364)

Sunday
Jun142015

Sunday Sweets Celebrates Kids' Movies

Anyone else out there addicted to kids' movies? 'Cuz I admit it: I love 'em. Especially since they keep making so many amazing ones.

Besides, how can you NOT love Baymax?

(By Catherine's Cakery)

Seeing Big Hero 6 in the theater was a milestone for me, since I'd been avoiding theaters for years on account of my panic disorder. But I went to that movie, loved it, and didn't panic. So in his way, Baymax the Healthcare Robot helped me, too.

Gosh, that got sappy fast, huh? Sorry.

ONWARD!

 

To quote a certain Despicable soundtrack: this cake makes me "Happpyyyyy!"

(By Cakes By Carol)

IT'S SO FLUFFY!!

 

Sure, there are eleventy billion Frozen cakes out there, but check this out:

(By Carmen's Art Cakes)

It's based on the new short, Frozen Fever! Which I still haven't seen yet. I... need to fix that.

 

A fantastic plane from Planes:

(By Haute Sweets by Hiromi)

Sometimes - like when I'm looking at that propeller - I have to remind myself we're looking at cake.

 

Another movie that had me dancing in my seat:

(By Sogni de Zucchero)

Rio!
The sculpting on those figs is blowing me away.

 

Anyone remember The Gruffalo?

(By Fat Cakes Design)

He's from a kids' book-turned-animated-short, so that's one more for my to-watch list.

 

Next, the movie with my second-favorite Batman*:

(By Bake-a-boo Cakes)

LEGO Batman.

Although I'm also loving Unikitty up there!

[*Second favorite, because Michael Keaton foreverrrrr.]

 

Technically not a kids' movie, but who doesn't turn into a big kid over baby Groot from Guardians?

(By Cinnamon Square)

NOBODY, that's who.

 

A few months ago John and I finally watched Book of Life, and WOW. So good.

Just like this cake!

(By Little Cherry Cake Co)

 

And check out this gravity-defying Box Troll:

(By Little Cake Shop)

The sense of motion here is incredible; you expect to blink and see him flat on the pavement!

 

And finally, and most squee-worthy, BABY TOOTHLESS:

(By Fernanda Abarca)

I'd very much like to train THIS dragon, pretty please. (The little tongue! ACK! So cute.)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Jun072015

Sunday Sweets: 10 Wonderland Wedding Cakes

Looking to add some Wonderland whimsy to your big day?
Then here are 10 oh-so-elegant cakes to make you fall (in love) down the rabbit hole:

(By Jamie Bakes Cakes)

Those vintage Alice illustrations work beautifully with soft pastels.

 

Or how about a topsy-turvy tower of teacups?

(By San Marco Cakes and featured here)

I like how they still manage to be elegant, with the soft colors and gilded filigree rims.

 

Ok, I couldn't wait 'til the end to show you my favorite.
HINT: It's this one:

(By Sweet Avenue Cakery)

I'm swooning over this color palette, and those teeny mushrooms! With the curly bits! And the polka-dots! Ahhhh.

 

Oh, but look at this one!

(By Sugar Ruffles)

That teal is perfection. Also loving the gold key, and the rose in the teacup!

 

If you're looking for a cake that deserves its own trumpet fanfare, though, then here it is:

(By Artisan Cake Company)

Where to start? The flawless quilting? The ornate gilded edges? That sweet "ivory" cameo? IT'S ALL SO GOOD.

 

We've seen a lot of teacups so far, but no top hats! This cannot stand.

(By Cakes By Erin Salerno)

Muuuch better. I love that rich green, and - hold the phone, would you believe that's not a real teapot?! She hand-sculpted and hand-painted it! WOW. (And there's a wee little owl on top! LOVE.)

 

You can really amp up the drama with a playing cards inspired design:

(By Pink Cake Box)

Look closely; the black and white scroll work has the card suits hidden in it! That is so cool.

 

Here's a fun tower with all sorts of hidden Wonders:

(By Choccywoccydoodah and featured here)

Perfect for playing I Spy! Anyone else spot the plate with the cupcake and tea sandwich on it?

 

A little LESS subtle, but I couldn't resist this minimalist White Rabbit:

(By Blue Duck Bakery and featured here)

 

And finally*, a gravity-defying design worthy of the Mad Hatter's table:

(By Ron Ben Israel Cakes)

You half expect the flowers to start singing, right?

A. Mazing.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

*Okay, 9 wedding cakes and 1 sweet sixteen cake. Boops.

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