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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 (321)

Sunday
Aug032014

Sunday Sweets Gets All Dolled Up

It's National Doll Day, you say? WELL, THEN. Let's find some Sweet doll cakes and celebrate!

I bet most of you remember the classic Barbie version our moms and grandmoms used to make:

(By Butik Pasta)

Though, for the record, I don't remember them being NEARLY this pretty. Ruffly pearl goodness!

 

Or how about this Belle?

(By Say It With Cake)

 

And all this hand-piped "embroidery" could make a grown woman squeal:

(By Callicious)

WOWIE.

 

Ahh, but there's more to life than just Barbie dolls, my friends!

There are also BLYTHE dolls.

(By Cake Central user Dolca Llepolia)

You're not going to believe this, but the doll is made of modeling chocolate. YES, REALLY. This baker is mind-blowingly talented, and she seems to specialize in sculpting edible Blythes.

Here's another one:

Ah! How could you not keep her on a shelf forever? (Again, all edible!)

 

Now let's get really old-school for minute, because I have fond memories of my old Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls:

(By Michelle Pack of Cakestrings)

How perfect is this buttercream version? So sweet!

 

Or, if you want the whole doll:

(By Amazing Grace Cakes)

Hit the link for a tutorial, too!

 

I realize Raggedy Ann is a little "old fogey" for my younger readers, so here, lemme make it up to you:

(By Out-Of-The-Box Cakes)

Monster High!!

From my casual browsing, it appears there are about eleventy billion different Monster High dolls to collect. Which is awesome, but also kind of overwhelming. See, in MY day, young whippersnappers, we just had Barbie, Skipper, Ken, and their stable full of My Little Ponies.

That said... this girl is way cooler than Barbie:

(By Sweet Things)

 

Ok, time for another history lesson, because after wading through an entire internet of surprisingly creepy Cabbage Patch Kid cakes (Do. Not. Google.), I found one that is utterly adorable:

(By Go Wild Cakes)

Look at those hair ringlets! And she's even in an edible version of the box, with the birth certificate!
Squee!

Ahem.

And finally, a confession: today's post was very nearly nothing but 10 or 12 Lalaloopsy doll cakes.

Why?

BECAUSE LOOK:

(By Sweet Cakes By Jessica)

 

And lookie!

(By Viva La Cake)

 

And... and... [pointing frantically]...!!

(By Amelia's Cake Addiction)

AAAAA! SO CUTE!

Ahem.

Well, happy Doll Day, everyone! Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to do a little celebratory shopping. ("John, sweetie, just how creepy DO you find tiny button eyes?")

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
Jul272014

Sunday Sweets: Grandma's Kitchen Counter

These may not be your grandmother's cakes... but I bet she'd love them.

(By Papillon Cakes, website currently disabled)

Rickrack and strawberries? Yes, please!

 

If we learned anything from Grandma's house, it's that you can never have too many floral patterns.

(By Nevie-Pie Cakes)

Especially when they're hand-painted.

 

No one does "dainty" like our grandmothers did. Mine recently gave me a bunch of her old jewelry, and there are necklace pendants in there smaller than my pinky nail. I'm talking TINY.

Kind of like the little accent flowers on this bottom tier:

(By Cakes by Suzanne)

Can't you just see this on a Formica countertop with little aqua star bursts on it?

 

 

And doesn't this look like one of those fancy candy dishes from Grandma's formal living room?

(By Sif Jensen)

The green even has a slightly translucent feel to it, like leafy green depression glass. SO PRETTY.

 

Did your grandparents go through a cherub phase? Mine had art, statues, some particularly memorable soap dishes... but sadly, no gorgeous cakes like this:

(By Svetlana Bayankina)

How appropriate the baker chose cherubs; that hand-piping is HEAVENLY.

 

Not all color schemes are timeless, of course - but I gotta say, I never thought a baker could make avocado green and peach look this sweet:

(By Two Cakes but I can't find a site for them)

And more awe-inspiring piping - it's just so delicate!

 

Now throw in a little lace and some more hand-painted roses...

(By Bubolinkata)

YES. Grandma, I take back everything I said about your avocado green fridge. (But I stand fast on my opinion of mustard yellow carpets.)

 

Did/does your grandmother wear pastel skirt suits? You know, those woven ones that were kind of scratchy? And that always had a giant matching brooch on the lapel?

BOOM:

(By Erica O'Brien Cake Design)

Admit it, this would make the most gorgeous skirt suit EVAH.

 

But at the end of the day, I think it's the combination of soft colors and delicate gilded designs that reminds me most of our grandmothers:

(By Sweet Art)

Something here just seems to capture that vintage sense of style and sweetness.

 

And of course it doesn't get more timeless than a couple of Grandma's favorites: creamy lace, ribbon, and roses:

(By Sweet & Simple Cakes)

Mmm. Perfection.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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