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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 (442)

Sunday
Nov272016

Enough Shopping, Let's Have Some Sweets!

"Get your gift shopping done on Black Friday," they said.

"It'll be fun!" they said.

So you set ALL the alarms...

(By Sweet Sugarbelle)

...because early is HARD. I get it.

 

You grabbed a nutritious breakfast,

(By The Sugar Syndicate, now closed)

...then headed out the door.

 

And you were a shopping machine, snapping up deals, crossing names off your list!

(By Pink Cake Box)

 

But now it's two days later, and you've officially - what's that phrase?

Oh, yeah.

HIT A WALL.

(By Jessica Harris Cake Design)

Hey, that's OK!

You got a LOT done this weekend, so now it's YOU time.

 

First, why not take some aspirin for that headache?

(By I Heart Sprinkles Cookies)

I hear sprinkles help them go down easier.

 

Maybe you should soothe those muscles in a warm tub.

(By Andrea's SweetCakes via Flickr)

Come on, you know you love rubber ducks.

 

Then how about a quick nap?

(By Sylvania Cakes - Exeter via Flickr)

Didn't that help?

 

Ooh, now grab yourself a glass of wine.

(Created by Connor Jackson, for Craftsy)

Or, sure, two glasses of wine - plus some snacks.

 

Wait, is there pie? Grab that, too.

(By Laura Loukaides Cakes)

I meant just a slice, but hey, whatever works.

 

Now, get settled in for a quiet evening on the couch.

(By Catherine's Cakery - no longer in business, links to her Pinterest page)

Ooh, skittles. Good idea.

 

There, now. Don't you feel better?

Go on, shoot us a selfie, so we can see that restored twinkle in your eyes!

(By Crazy sweets)

[gasp]

Uh, WOW. I mean, uh, it's just... you take my breath away.

Really.
[pause]

Maybe next year you should consider online shopping.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you had a nice, restful weekend!

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Sunday
Nov202016

Fantastic Sweets And Where To Find Them

Have you seen Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them yet? If so, LUCKY! ...and no spoilers, if you please. John and I are planning to see it this Wednesday, so while I count down the days, let look at some of the more delicious Fantastic Beasts out there:

(By CakeCentral member Janice76)

Heck yeah, I'm starting with a dragon! Know why? 'Cuz dragons are SO HOT right now.
[ba dum CHA]

Also, I'm loving the way that cake board is cut.

 

I think we can all agree the Merpeople from the Potter films were kind of terrifying, but this stained glass version - complete with Harry's golden egg! - is simply stunning:

(By BunsInTheOven Cupcakery)

 

Since I haven't seen Fantastic Beasts yet I don't actually know which creatures are in it... but fingers crossed there's a Jackalope in a bowtie:

(By Sideserf Cake Studio)

JACKALOPE IN A BOWTIE, you guys. Yesss.

 

Or maybe a giant squid?

(By Crazy sweets)

Just because these actually exist doesn't make them any less fantastic. Am I right?

 

I'm putting another mermaid in here, and you can't stop me:

(By Sweet Love Cake Couture)

That shimmery purple tail! Ah! Plus her starfish friends are the cutest.

 

And while I'm repeating myself:

(By Margie Carter Cake World)

Hot.

(For real, though, look closely at those wings. They're translucent! THIS IS AMAZING.)

 

And speaking of firey creatures, here's the ultimate self-starter:

(By Raewyn Read Cake Design)

Fawkes!

(John and I are throwing a Harry Potter Christmas party next month, and I SO want a Fawkes like this for the dining room. If it helps, John, sweetie, ours doesn't have to be edible. :D)

 

Here's my co-writer Sharyn's favorite: Hippocampi!

(By Steel Penny Cakes)

Easy to see why; that stained glass design is jaw-dropping, and look at the watercolor blending in the tails!

 

One more on my wish list of Potter pets:

(By Über Angel Cakes and Events)

The Monster Book of Monsters!
It's hard enough to make one of these out of fake fur and clay - can you believe this one is actually dessert? So much talent.

 

Ooh, this is fun: a bunch of bakers got together to make a Fantastic Beasts collection of cakes, so here's one creature I CAN tell you is in the movie:

(From Fantastic Beasts Of Birthday Mischief, by CakesDecor member Stacked)

It's called a Firecrab, and isn't it pretty?

 

We couldn't find any Pygmy Puff cakes, so instead, how about a Geode Fairy?

(By Tourtes Georgias)

Hnnng. So. Pretty. The hair is what really makes it; love that flow.

 

And finally, let's end with MY personal favorite:

(By Kara's Couture Cakes)

The troll.

Bahahah! It's the face, you guys. I LOVE THAT FACE.

Happy Sunday!

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