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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 (416)

Sunday
May292016

Sunday Sweets Special Feature: The "Mirror Cakes" of Olga Noskova

The shiny "mirror cakes" of Olga Noskova have been going viral the past few weeks, and today I am jumping on that shiny, shiny bandwagon, you guys, because LOOKIE:

When I first saw this cake my jaw literally dropped. And that's coming from someone whose JOB is to look at the world's most beautiful cakes.

 

I thought I'd seen it all.

I WAS WRONG.

 

Check out this marbling:

 

And this funky-cool fluting:

 

Incredibly, Noskova's cakes even look as beautiful inside as they do out:

 

So how does she do it?

Here's a short video from Noskova's brand new Youtube channel to illustrate:

The "mirror glaze" is a poured on gelatin mixture, and is apparently an old French technique that just isn't used very often. (Although I bet it's about to get a LOT more popular. Ha!)

 

And while everyone is focusing on that incredible shine, it turns out Nokova has perfected another incredible cake texture:

 

A velvety matte speckle, which she achieves with a powered sprayer.

 

Both of her signature textures together:

 

This is cake art in every sense of the word, but as John pointed out to me, it's cake art that you still want to eat. Somehow Noskova has managed to make her cakes look as delicious as they are beautiful - and we all know that's no small task in the modern cake world.

Head over to Olga's Instagram for sooo much more (it wasn't easy to narrow down my favs!), and then watch her new Youtube channel for hopefully more instructional vids to come.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
May222016

Sunday Sweets: Rockin' Rockabilly

Pin some victory rolls in your hair and break out the red lipstick, ladies, 'cuz today we're going ROCKABILLY.

(By Rock Cakes)

AW YEAH.

 

Rockabilly is a style from the 1950s that keeps coming back, hipper than ever. There's a big rockabilly community in California, of course, but sometimes I spot those stylish lovelies even down here in Orlando. (Of course, usually they're at Disney... visiting from California.)

Rockabilly has a classic retro vibe mixed with punk rock edge that - who knew? - looks pretty dang Sweet on cake:

(By Laura Barton, I think. Anyone have a site for her?)

 

There are lots of elements to rockabilly: you've got a little classic 50s jukeboxes and milkshakes thang going:

(By It's A Piece Of Cake)

 

A dash of the retro bowling shirt crowd:

(By Sweet Heather Anne)

 

And a healthy smattering of classic tattoo art and cute lady pin-ups:

(By Ivana Guddo)

 

Cherries, polka dots, and checkerboard are popular:

(By Rebecca Sutterby)

 

And there's also a big nautical influence, which I'm really diggin':

(By CiccioCakes)

 

Check out this beauty someone's Super Mom got for Mother's Day:

(By Cake My Day)

A perfect homage to Rosie the Riveter!

 

It's probably no surprise that Rockabilly wedding cakes are on the rise:

(By Ben The Cake Man)

SO PRETTY.

 

I love all these reds and blues:

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

 

But if you really want your wedding to be rock-and-roll, then this is my fav:

(By Sassa's Bespoke Cakes)

Check out that shading! SO GOOD. It's like a painting coming to life... during a shreddy guitar solo. :D

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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