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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 (329)

Sunday
Sep282014

Sunday Sweets: It's Fall, Y'all!

The weather down here in Florida may not have gotten the memo yet, but fall is officially upon us. So let's celebrate!

(By McGreevy Cakes)

Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere - and this time I'm not complaining! Love the raffia border between the two tiers, and check out that gorgeous hand-painted scene.

 

In addition to my favorite color (orange!), fall is all about rich shades of bronze, gold, and - oh yeah - CHOCOLATE:

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

Mmmm. That acorn & leaves bundle is too perfect. Who needs flowers?

 

In fact, I like how fall puts all the changing leaves at center stage:

(By Jacques Fine European Pastries)

Stunning.

 

But really, we're gonna need some more pumpkins in here.

(By Palermo's Custom Cakes)

Muuuch better.

Really digging this design, although that lace pattern has me stumped. I'm guessing it's airbrushed on over a stencil? Could also be an edible image, though. Anyone know for sure?

 

Here's a delicate modern number - or does it feel more vintage?

(By Ligia De Santis)

The hand painted design looks like fine antique china; and I like the two little leaves as an understated accent.

 

Now this next one is definitely modern, and I like it.

(By AP Signature Cakes)

Ooooh. Dark chocolate with red and white accents just became my new favorite color combo.

 

Then again, this snow-white number is down right heavenly:

(By Cake Central user GrandMomOf1)

Perfect for autumn weddings!

 

Remember when I said, "Who needs flowers?" Well, as it turns out, I do:

(By Flutterby Bakery)

I NEED THESE FLOWERS.

I want to stare at them all day and make soft cooing noises.

 

And finally, a Sweet so quintessentially fall it makes me want to pack up my sweaters and move north:

(By Nice Icing)

Kicking through leaf piles! C'mon, it doesn't get more fall than that.

I'm so impressed with the little girl sculpt; the leaves on her skirt & boot really do seem to be levitating. And look at those adorable little bushes & toadstools on the bottom! And the fox! Ah! SO GOOD.

 

Hope you enjoyed your Sweets today, everyone! Happy Sunday!

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
Sep212014

Sunday Sweets: Fraggles and Dragons and Groot, Oh My!

Whether you're a kid or just feel like one, nothing beats seeing one of your favorite characters in cake, am I right?

And if you've already seen Guardians of the Galaxy, I bet this is one of your new favorites:

(By Tattooed Bakers)

HE IS GROOT!

And just look at all that fabulous detail & airbrushing!

There's been so much Groot love online, not to mention at Dragon Con a few weeks back. Did you guys see that amaaaazing Groot cosplayer I posted on Epbot this week? My jaw about hit the floor when he walked out!

 

Here's another favorite no one's ready to "let go" just yet:

(By The Hobby Baker, photo by Alison Greenwood)

Olaf! Let's just pretend he's singing our version of his summer song.

(Those waves are fantastic, btw; love how the number 5 is floating off to the side.)

 

Groot and Olaf may be the new characters in town, but some classics never get old:

(By Sonata Torte)

Winnie-the-Pooh, and the whole gang, too!

 

I'll admit it: I still love cartoons, and I still really love the Ninja Turtles:

(By You've Been Cupcaked)

Look how cute! And lookit Mikey on his back! D'awww.

 

This next one is for my fellow writer Sharyn, because "it's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!"

(By The Bunny Baker)

That's Agnes from Despicable Me, and I want her stuffed unicorn.

 

Ever see a character you grew up with and instantly get the show's theme song stuck in your head?

(By Richards' Cakes)

"Down in Fraggle Rock!"

 

Time for another new favorite, this time from The Lego Movie:

(By April Heather)

Yay Unikitty!

Would you believe April is just a hobby baker? She made this for her daughter, so I think I speak for us all when I say, "JEALOUS."

 

How about an old arcade classic?

(By Sculpted Sweets)

It's Pac-Man, now in 3D! Great design, great colors.

 

And everyone's favorite Pixar robot:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Wall-E! Look closely; that "dirt" is actually chocolate sprinkles.

Here's a fun flashback for you: my first Sunday Sweets EVER was of a Wall-E cake.
I also have the Pop Funko toy perched on my monitor, so he can watch me while I work. :)

 

And another universally loved 'bot - though I think he prefers "droid":

(By Mira que Tarta)

R2D2!

Like Wall-E, there are a TON of great R2 cakes out there, but I love the extra details here: the themed number 7, the Tatooine landscape, and those bitty yellow wires on R2's "feet."

 

And finally, from droids to dragons:

(By Richards' Cakes)

WOW.

This How To Train Your Dragon masterpiece needs a closer look, so here are a few detail shots:

He's even wearing a saddle!

I'm amazed bakers this talented don't also go into the clay figurine business. I'd buy some of these dragons for my desk in a heartbeat!

 

Hope you enjoyed your Sweets today, everyone! Happy Sunday!

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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