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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 (308)

Sunday
May042014

May the Fourth Be With These Sweets

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

LOOK, CAKES!

(By Cake Power)

 

Yessir, it's May the Fourth, my friends, and we are gonna party like the Ewoks with a fresh batch of Storm Troopers.

(Submitted by Steve B. and made by For Goodness Cakes)

Mmmm.

(Yeah, I went there.)

 

But wait, what's this?

OH HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED!

 

If you have any qualms about slicing into a cute lil Ewok, though, then I have just the cake for you:

(By Blue Note Bakery)

Yo, Jabba Jabba.

 

This Yoda cake is entirely fondant-free, and I love it:

(Submitted by Christy L. and made by Sugar Love) 

"Delicious I am. Use the forks, you must."

 

Are you ready for the cutest Star Wars baby cake ever?

Then behold, Baby Star Wars, The Playground Menace!

(By I've Been Cupcaked)

In case there's ever a future revision of this cake, I'd like to point out that Han shot bubbles first. (With his bubble gun, I mean - unless you'd rather think that Darth's nickname as a baby was Bubbles, in which case... I'm actually Ok with that.)

 

And if that's not the most adorable baby Chewie ever, then this one has to be:

(By Tuff Cookie Cakes)

Oh. My. Cute. That belly!! Squee!

 

Ok, enough adorableness. Now witness the fire power of this fully armed and operational battle station!

(Submitted by Elizabeth A. and made by justkist)

Er... you want ice cream with that?

 

Here's one for you Clone Wars fans:

(By Cake Central Member virago)

The helmet pops are awesome, sure, but I can't take my eyes off that amazing handpainted Yoda. It's hard to tell where the painting ends and the actual 3D elements begin!

 

[Insert obligatory "this IS the droid you're looking for" quip here]

(By Sugarland)

R2 cakes may seem simple, but check out how the body is completely supported by the three legs. That's some impressive edible engineering!

 

Now, this Millennium Falcon may not look like much, but... wait a sec, YES IT DOES:

(Submitted by Deena S. and made by Charm City Cakes)

It's hard to tell in this photo, but the Falcon is even suspended over the cake board by a central post. WOWZA.

 

Of course it's only fitting that everyone's favorite bounty hunter is close behind:

(Made by Bonnie O.)

Chipped up metal never looked so tasty.

 

Look out, brides and grooms, 'cuz it's gettin' Hoth in here!

(Submitted by Karin D. and made by Coast Cakes)

Check out the tiny snow speeders! And the Wampa cave mouth!

 

And finally, because the couple that quotes Star Wars together, STAYS together:

(Submitted by Fiona H. and found here; baker unknown)

Awww. If only everyone could get encased in carbonite for that special someone.

Or... not. ;)

 

Happy May the Fourth, everyone! And 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
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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