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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 (403)

Sunday
Feb282016

Sunday Sweet Gets Flowery

It's Floral Design Day, you guys! LETS GET OUR FLOWERS ON.

Or at least on our cakes.

(Baker unknown.)

For a fairy tale wedding, or a wedding for actual fairies? Because this is just that pretty, you guys.

 

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Ahh, those climbing flowers on the middle tier! And the butterflies!

 

(By Torte di Nadia)

Love those big loops of ribbon on the side! They remind me of a kimonos' oversized bow (aka obi), which really adds to the modern Asian aesthetic.

 

How about a mountain of soft pastels?

(By Amy Swann Cakes)

 

Or a vibrant swag of bold oranges and pinks?

(By The Mischief Maker)

 

I'm digging the combination of this simple looped vine and background stripes:

(By Rosalind Miller Cakes)

Great colors, too.

 

And speaking of color:

(By Lulu Cake Boutique)

YES PLEASE.

 

Here's a more traditional approach, but done to perfection:

(By Sylvia Weinstock)

 

And this peaches-and-cream palette really pops on the dark chocolate ganache:

(By Jonathan Caleb)

 

I like the way these irises are arranged, and how the bottom tier is hand painted to match:

(By The Cake Whisperer)

 

So many gorgeous cakes this week, but I think this one's my favorite:

(By Lee Forest Design)

From the airbrushed geometric patterns to the woven greenery swirls tucked into the topper, it's one of the most uniquely stunning cakes I've seen in ages.

 

And finally, for the bride who wants her cake to be literally bursting with flowers:

(Baker unknown)

Sha-POW!

Such a clever combination of whimsy and elegance. Love it.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Feb212016

Sunday Sweets To MARVEL Over

Have you guys seen Deadpool yet? I haven't, though it looks hilarious. Be honest, though; does anyone else find it ironic that "The Merc With A Mouth" wears a costume... with no mouth?

(By Pinar Aran Cake Design)

Poor Deady, can't even eat his own cake.

That's the last Deep Thought for today, though. Because if there's one thing we've learned from superheroes, it's that you should never dwell too long on the logic behind their costumes.

So instead, we'll just dwell on the awesomeness of these Marvel cakes!

(And also the smoothness of my segues. Eh??)

 

Iron Man:

(By Cakes By Susan)

Oooh, those overlapping "metal" plates are positively... riveting.

:D

 

Black Widow:

(By Nerdache Cakes)

That moment when a cake has better hair than you.

 

Here's one you don't see as often:

Punisher:

(By Whipped Up By Mimi)

LOVE this monochromatic look, and it really looks like an art canvas on cake! Gorgeous.

 

Thor:

(By Don Buciak)

And speaking of art, that's all buttercream, y'all. No fondant!
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Don Buciak is DA MAN.

 

Here's one of the best superhero combo cakes I've seen:

(By With Love And Confection)

The feathers on Thor's helmet are soooo good, and check out the "flying" bricks from Hulk's punch!

 

Agent Carter:

(By The Butter End)

More amazing head gear; it's hard to believe Peggy's iconic red hat here is actually cake!

 

And one for Peggy's ex -

Captain America:

(By Daatjes Taarten)

I like the old school comic look.

 

Here's another guy you don't see too often:

Ghost Rider:

(By Sugar Inspired)

HOT.

 

Venom:

(By Traci Martin)

That's one cake that looks like it bites back!

 

And finally, a Marvel mash-up with a brilliant use of edible photo paper:

(By Saving With Sarah)

I especially like how she used the 3D "exploding" brickwork in the middle to give it more dimension. Super cool!

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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