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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 (294)

Sunday
Jan122014

Sunday Sweets: Mythical Beasts & Where to Devour Them

The time has come, my Sweets-loving friends. Prepare yourselves.

[ahem hem hem]

UNLEASH THE KRAKEN CAKE!!

(By Gastro Gothic)

Thank you.

Yep, today we're delving into the Legends of Old... to bring you the Tastiness of New. Which sounded way better in my head. Er...

Look! Over there! UNICORN!

(By The Cake School)

Simply stunning. And if this reminds you of the movie Legend, then we should be friends.

And speaking of 80s movies: I watched The Last Unicorn for the very first time recently. Is it just me, or does that have a rather unusual amount of supernatural boobage in it for a children's cartoon?

 

Yikes, two cakes in and I'm already talking about supernatural boobage. That's gotta be a new record!
Er, here, allow me to distract you with...

(By Adventures in Cake Decorating)

Garden gnome eating cake!

Now let's all pause a moment to ponder the delicious irony of a cake eating itself.

(... which ALSO sounded better in my head.)

 

Hey, you know what's totally hot in mythical beasts this year?

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

Phoenixes. And I gotta say it, Mike: lovely plumage.

(Or, if you prefer Aladdin to Monty Python: Fabulous, Harry, I love the feathers.)

 

Ever stop to wonder what kind of occasion would call for a Cyclops cake?

(By Debbie Does Cakes)

Well, now you have.

 

Yay! We get to go back to 80s fantasy flicks with this next one, and let me tell you, I APPROVE:

(By Marcy's Cakes, photo found here)

Wow.
Wow, wow, WOW.

I've seen one or two fantastic Falkor cakes before, my friends, but this one blows them all away. Marcy even captured the pink undertones, and the unique texture of his scales and fur! [reference shot] Again I say: WOW.

 

How do you follow up the world's best luck dragon cake?

With the world's cutest baby dragon cake, of course:

(By a Pocket Full of Sweetness)

There are bunches of baby dragon cakes out there, but I love this little girl's unique design. Eye fins, 'stache beard, and a roly-poly tummy? YES, PLEASE.

 

Hmm, ok, maybe it's getting a little TOO cute in here. But what's that over there? Through the trees, over that ridge? Do you see a loping figure off in the distance?

No?

Well, how 'bout this guy?

(By Amber at the Hilltop Hy-Vee, more pics here.)

It's our very own Big Foot, no Wal-Mart pork ribs needed!

Now, I know this is stretching credulity, but believe it or not, this cake is completely fondant-free - and Amber, the baker, works at a Hy-Vee grocery!

We can only hope Amber will be doing her OWN nationwide tour to present the "body of evidence." [winkwink] (Dibs on the cold shoulder!)

 

Now here's a baker who could fool me any day with her edible sculptures:

(By MG Sugar Cake)

All of her toppers look like they were plucked out of a porcelain fine art gallery! (Check out her Princesses pulling funny faces design, too - your jaw will drop.)

 

And more prettiness, 'cause you know we've gotta have at least ONE fairy in here:

(By Splendor - Cakes and More)

Hard to believe the wee little plants & tree stump are almost as darling as the fairy!

 

Of course, there's a reason you see more dragons these days than any other mythical beast - and I'm not just talking The Hobbit and Game of Thrones:

(By Broken Sparrow Cakes)

Bottom line: dragons are awesomely badass.
Especially when they come with bucket seats.

 

Still, this is MY post, and I AM a girl raised in the 80s, so...

PEGASUS WINS:

(By Wicked Little Cake Company)
(More angles here)

And oh yes, my friends, those really ARE cotton candy clouds. Hit that link up there to see more angles, and for the best baker comment ever:

"All edible except the parts that make it stand, but I would probably kill whoever tried to take a bite out of it."

(Bwahahaha! Finally - I KNEW bakers had to feel that way sometimes!)

 

*****

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Sunday
Jan052014

Sunday Sweets For Roy G. Biv 

I don't know if you've noticed lately, but the sun is kind of awesome.

(By The Cupcake Lady)

 

It gives off all this bright, pure light - but refract that light though a prism, like a crystal...

(By Ron Ben-Israel Cakes)

 

...and you get magic.

(By Yuma Couture Cakes)

That's right, it's our old friend, Roy G. Biv!

 

Red like rubies:

(By Antonella Di Maria Torte & Design)

 

Orange like... um... oranges:

(By CakeCentral member Nunuk)

 

The always cheerful Yellow:

(By Wild Orchid Baking Company)

 

And a Green to make you green with envy:

(By Couture Cakes by Rose)

 

With Sweets like this, you could never be Blue

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

 

Even if you never hear much about Indigo these days:

(By Elizabeth Hodes

 

Because here on Sunday Sweets, even a blushing Violet can steal the show:

(By Ruelo Patisserie)

 

So here's to the sun, for giving us rainbows:

(By Zucchero Magie)

 

And here's to rainbows, for making our lives just a little more magical: 

(By Design Cakes)

 

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