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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 (317)

Sunday
Jul062014

Sunday Sweets: Classic Kids' Books!

To quote an awesome grandfather, "When I was your age, television was called BOOKS."

I may not be quite that old, but there's still nothing more magical than all those "special books" we grew up on. So let's check out some gorgeous cakes inspired by a few childhood favorites:

 

Madeline

(By My Sweet Indulgence)

Pastel perfection.

 

Harold and the Purple Crayon

(By Cakelava)

Such a simple idea, but I love the 3D elements that pop out from the cake.

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

(By Cake Doodling)

Talk about impossible textures to match - but somehow she managed it! Beautiful.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

(Submitted by Beth K. and made by Dessert Deli)

I see a lot of book cakes, and this is one of my very favorites. All those 3D elements, and perfect piping!

 

Peter Rabbit

(By Catherine's Cakery)

More like delicate handpainted porcelain than cake - and doesn't Peter look soft and fuzzy? I want to snuggle him. :)

 

Captain Underpants

(By Confectioneiress)

HA! Bold, bright, and fun. Love it.

 

Olivia

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Over the years I've learned to spot Rosebud Cake's style anywhere. That combination of sculpted buttercream and subtle airbrushing is all their own, and absolutely gorgeous. (Notice only the box and number 2 have fondant/gumpaste. Impressive!)

 

The Little Prince

(By Arte da Ka)

The little rose! The asteroid craters! SO SWEET.

 

The Rainbow Fish

(By Cakes Unique by Amy)

So much to love here, but it especially thrills my crotchety old heart to see edible glitter done right. Aaaaaahhh.

 

The Gruffalo

(By Little Cake Cupboard)

This guy's next on my "To Snuggle" list.

 

And finally, a book beloved by many, disdained by some, and utterly depressing to all:

The Giving Tree

(By Tiffany's Baking Co.)

This is a wedding cake, and I am in awe. AWE, I say. The book on the right is cake! And the apple, and moss, and flowers... WOW. 

Here's the front view:

How perfect is that bite out of the apple?!

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Now, go read a good book.

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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Sunday
Jun292014

Sunday Sweets: Favorite Movie Villains!

Sometimes it's good to be bad, and these fabulous villains are here to prove it.

(By Le Torte di Renato)

Such impressive modeling skills - check out the poor unfortunate souls on the lower right!

 

Tempting as it was to do all Disney villains, I had to branch out - if only so I could include this guy:

(By Kristie Kent, but I can't find a website for her. Anyone know?)

Loki!

And let me tell you, this is one of the most ingenious decorating techniques I've ever seen, combining a 2D edible image with 3D modeled sugar paste. It's brilliant, I tell you. BRILLIANT.

 

All these years later, and this guy STILL freaks me out:

(By Luiza of Country House Cakes)

 

But everyone loves a good Sumerian Deity Destructor form!

(Submitted by Natalie C., made by Iced Over)

AKA Staypuft.
(Yes, yes, I know: my geek is showing. ;))

 

I used to think Vader was the ultimate bad guy, but these days a certain bounty hunter is giving him a Kessel run for his money:

(Sub'd by Michelle M., made by Fancy Cakes By Lauren)

"We love you, Boba Fett!"
"I know. But you're no good to me dead."

 

It's not often the bad guy smells like strawberries:

(By Cakes with Character)

 

And the purple minions were pretty much bad guys, right?

(By Tina of 13 Baking)

Or at least grumpy.

Yep, definitely grumpy.

 

Care to roll the dice on an Oogie Boogie cake?

(By The Bean Counter Bakery)

 

Of course, when it comes to comics, only one bad girl reigns supreme:

(By NerdAche Cakes)

Harley Quinn, puddin!

 

I thought about looking for Poison Ivy, too, but then I decided this Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors was even better:

(By CW reader Katy Salzo, made for her niece)

FEED US, SEYMOUR.

 

And finally, fresh from her new movie, there's the Jolie-ified Maleficent herself:

(By Cécile Beaud)

 

Being bad has never been so beautiful.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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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