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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 (307)

Sunday
Apr272014

Sunday Sweets: A Disney Movie Marathon, Part 2 

Sunday Sweets is our weekly NON-Wrecks feature, the better to remind you how wrecky the Wrecks are.

 

Ok, Easter's over, so let's get back to our classic Disney movie marathon!

(By Christian Giardina)

It's Bambi's mom! Ack! All the feels.

 

Disney sure knows how to play the mom card. Remember that scene in Dumbo? o.0 But don't worry; this Dumbo cake is nothing but happy:

(By Pauline Bakes the Cake)

Gotta love those bright circus colors.

 

I spy some hand-painting on this Pocahontas cake:

(By Cake Couture Edible Art)

...but whether they used all the colors of the wind is up for debate. ;)

 

Here's one from John's favorite:

(By Mary Fairy Cakes)

Lady and the Tramp!

With so many big sculpted cakes out there, it's nice to see such a brilliant 2D design for single tiers. Check out the ruffles on the table cloth, the texture of their fur, and the spaghetti noodles! Plus the cake has Lady's collar wrapped around the outside edge. GENIUS.

 

We've devoted entire posts to Alice in Wonderland before, because it has inspired SO MANY amazing cakes. And here's one more:

(By CW reader Christie Jackson)

Look at all the detail! From the dormouse to the card doing a backflip to Alice stuck in the side "rabbit hole." Hee!

 

The Jungle Book still has some of Disney's best songs - so let's all hum "The Bear Necessities" while we look at this next cake, k?

(By Wonder Cake)

Humhumhum, HUM HUM HUM ha HUMMM...

(That waterfall is stunning. And the palm trees! Look at the palm trees!)

 

I'm not sure I've ever seen Tick-Tock the croc look so happy:

(By Emma Jayne Cake Design)

Perhaps that floating hook has something to do with it. :D

 

Speaking of lovable villains, anyone remember Madame Mim?

(By MG Sugarcake)

She's from The Sword in the Stone, and looks pretty fabulous made out of sugar, don't you think?

 

I think we should call this one "Pinocchio's Birthday":

(By Arte de Ka)

What a cool concept! And so many details! I'm in awe of the tools, the wood shavings, and the gold detailing on the books spines.

 

I know we had a Wreck It Ralph cake last time, but these Sugar Rush Racers MUST BE SHARED:

(By Kidacity)

Squee!!

 

And finally, since Frozen fever is still going strong (The line to meet Anna & Elsa at WDW right now averages four hours. FOUR HOURS!) - I thought I'd end with two more Frozen treats, since I just can't decide between them:

(By Sonata Torte)

Check out that sugar sculpting!

 

And then there's this one, starring Olaf:

(By Danni's Cakes)

So much to love here, but that lacy snowflake airbrushing on the cake board really brings it to the next level of gorgeous. SO COOL. (pun intended)

 

Hope you guys enjoyed our extended movie marathon! And as always, if you'd like to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory!

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Sunday
Apr202014

Sunday Sweets: April Showers

If you're looking for Easter Sweets, where ya been? Don't you know I posted those LAST week?

Here, go see. I'll wait. [tapping toe]

All caught up? Ready for more? EXCELLENT.

So today, I figured I'd feature some Sweet baby shower cakes. Because that's almost kind of related to Easter, but not really.

Ah, and look! The perfect segue!

(By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

Peter Rabbit!

As lovely as all that handpainting is, I gotta say, the bunting and soft stripes are my favorite. Pretty as porcelain.

 

You guys know I'm pretty wary of gender reveal cakes, just because of their potential for hilarious-yet-tasty-disaster. That said, if you're gonna do it, go with this one:

(By Cuteology Cakes)

So. Cute. I love the bright zingy colors.

 

This next cake is full of Win...nie:

(By Little Cherry Cake Co.)

...the Pooh, that is. :)
And I think I speak for us all when I say getting this cake would be no bother.

 

From one adorable bear to another:

(By She Likes Surprises)

He looks like a well-loved toy from a black-and-white movie; only the nose gives him away. And how great is that buttercream "fur?"

 

A little birdie told me you guys are gonna love this cake:

(By Atelié Allessandra Caldeira)

And that blue bird! I'm all atwitter!

 

This white stencil over watercolor pastels is one of my new favorite things:

(By Oh Sugar! and photo by Shutterly Sweet Photography)

Those colors!

 

Remember those terrible mustache cakes from last week? Well take note, bakers: THIS is how you make a sweet hipster cake:

(By Cake Central user rebbateman)

The chevrons! The argyle! The suspenders and bow tie!!

 

I'm not sure if this is Babar the Elephant, or just a royal superhero elephant:

(By Studio Cake)

Either way, I'm smitten with his little cape and pennant.

 

Can you ever have too many adorable bears? Let's find out:

(By Tessa Tina)

NOPE.

That nubby "fur" texture is amaaaazing. Not to mention the little sugar bicycle!

 

Of course, you don't always need lots of detail; sometimes a simple design with one fabulous sugar topper will do:

(By Cake Central user Bengals)

That sprinkle coating perfect! And here's hoping that adorable Heffalump is now decorating some lucky boy or girl's nursery.

 

And finally, I am positively fawning over this dish of retro kitsch:

(By Corrie Cakes)

WANT. And LOVE.
WANT AND LOVE.

I will now sit here and coo over those teensy butterflies, the handpainted deer, the floral swag, and all the bright yellows and teals and pinks. MMMMM. So good.

 

Hope your Easter Sunday is as bright and sweet as these cakes!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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