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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 (365)

Sunday
Jun072015

Sunday Sweets: 10 Wonderland Wedding Cakes

Looking to add some Wonderland whimsy to your big day?
Then here are 10 oh-so-elegant cakes to make you fall (in love) down the rabbit hole:

(By Jamie Bakes Cakes)

Those vintage Alice illustrations work beautifully with soft pastels.

 

Or how about a topsy-turvy tower of teacups?

(By San Marco Cakes and featured here)

I like how they still manage to be elegant, with the soft colors and gilded filigree rims.

 

Ok, I couldn't wait 'til the end to show you my favorite.
HINT: It's this one:

(By Sweet Avenue Cakery)

I'm swooning over this color palette, and those teeny mushrooms! With the curly bits! And the polka-dots! Ahhhh.

 

Oh, but look at this one!

(By Sugar Ruffles)

That teal is perfection. Also loving the gold key, and the rose in the teacup!

 

If you're looking for a cake that deserves its own trumpet fanfare, though, then here it is:

(By Artisan Cake Company)

Where to start? The flawless quilting? The ornate gilded edges? That sweet "ivory" cameo? IT'S ALL SO GOOD.

 

We've seen a lot of teacups so far, but no top hats! This cannot stand.

(By Cakes By Erin Salerno)

Muuuch better. I love that rich green, and - hold the phone, would you believe that's not a real teapot?! She hand-sculpted and hand-painted it! WOW. (And there's a wee little owl on top! LOVE.)

 

You can really amp up the drama with a playing cards inspired design:

(By Pink Cake Box)

Look closely; the black and white scroll work has the card suits hidden in it! That is so cool.

 

Here's a fun tower with all sorts of hidden Wonders:

(By Choccywoccydoodah and featured here)

Perfect for playing I Spy! Anyone else spot the plate with the cupcake and tea sandwich on it?

 

A little LESS subtle, but I couldn't resist this minimalist White Rabbit:

(By Blue Duck Bakery and featured here)

 

And finally*, a gravity-defying design worthy of the Mad Hatter's table:

(By Ron Ben Israel Cakes)

You half expect the flowers to start singing, right?

A. Mazing.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

*Okay, 9 wedding cakes and 1 sweet sixteen cake. Boops.

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Sunday
May312015

Sunday Sweets Goes Shabby Chic

Hold on to your vintage tea towels, my friends, 'cuz today we're celebrating all things Shabby Chic!

(By Galia)

Vintage lace, sweet pastels, and tightly packed ruffles? YES, PLEASE.

 

And the perfect accent for all those creamy flounces and lace trim is, of course, chocolate.

(Spotted here at the OK Sugar Art Show, baker unknown. Help?)

Mmmmm.

 

Shabby chic has its glitzy side, too. Check out these gorgeous gilded edges:

(By Brenda's Dream Cakes)

WOW. Reminds me of the delicate little teacups at a garden party.

 

Want something more minimalist? Then how about this vintage jewelry-inspired loveliness:

(By Cake Opera Company)

Talk about a fairy tale ending! I think I'm in love.

 

And from silver to gold:

(By Shakespeare's Cakesphere)

That texture is fantastic: rustic, but oh-so-elegant.

 

Speaking of rustic, how perfect are the bleached "wood" tiers on this lilac cake?

(By With Love & Confection)

Look how the planks overlap on the bottom tier, too; such a clever design.

 

Here's one of my favorites books as a kid, The Secret Garden, with a shabby chic twist!

(By Cake Passion)

D'aww, look at her sweet little leggings! And the key, and the hanging wisteria, and that too-good-to-be-true lace ruffle. IT'S ALL SO PERFECT.

 

Speaking of lace, you're never going to believe this next one is edible. NEVER.

(By My Sweet Dream Cakes)

That is hand-piped, y'all. As in, BY HAND. Color me astounded.

 

And finally, since Shabby Chic is mostly known for its furniture, here's a perfectly Sweet example:

(By Ilusiana Cakes)

The picture frame! The teddy bear! And those faaabulous dresser legs!

Yep, not too shabby.

(Can you believe I waited this long to make that pun? My self-control is improving, you guys.)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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