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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.

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- Jen

Entries in Sunday Sweets (417)

Sunday
May222016

Sunday Sweets: Rockin' Rockabilly

Pin some victory rolls in your hair and break out the red lipstick, ladies, 'cuz today we're going ROCKABILLY.

(By Rock Cakes)

AW YEAH.

 

Rockabilly is a style from the 1950s that keeps coming back, hipper than ever. There's a big rockabilly community in California, of course, but sometimes I spot those stylish lovelies even down here in Orlando. (Of course, usually they're at Disney... visiting from California.)

Rockabilly has a classic retro vibe mixed with punk rock edge that - who knew? - looks pretty dang Sweet on cake:

(By Laura Barton, I think. Anyone have a site for her?)

 

There are lots of elements to rockabilly: you've got a little classic 50s jukeboxes and milkshakes thang going:

(By It's A Piece Of Cake)

 

A dash of the retro bowling shirt crowd:

(By Sweet Heather Anne)

 

And a healthy smattering of classic tattoo art and cute lady pin-ups:

(By Ivana Guddo)

 

Cherries, polka dots, and checkerboard are popular:

(By Rebecca Sutterby)

 

And there's also a big nautical influence, which I'm really diggin':

(By CiccioCakes)

 

Check out this beauty someone's Super Mom got for Mother's Day:

(By Cake My Day)

A perfect homage to Rosie the Riveter!

 

It's probably no surprise that Rockabilly wedding cakes are on the rise:

(By Ben The Cake Man)

SO PRETTY.

 

I love all these reds and blues:

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

 

But if you really want your wedding to be rock-and-roll, then this is my fav:

(By Sassa's Bespoke Cakes)

Check out that shading! SO GOOD. It's like a painting coming to life... during a shreddy guitar solo. :D

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
May152016

Sunday Sweets: Oh. Em. GEODE.

There's a Sweet new wedding cake trend going around, you guys, and it totally rocks.

(By Intricate Icings Cake Design)

Geode cakes!

This is the one that went viral a little while back, and it's easy to see why. Soooo sparkly.

 

Ah, but check this drama out:

(By Three Tiers For Cake)

The rock veining, the gold leaf, the gold fox toppers? IT'S ALL WORKIN'.

 

And hey, who knew rock candy could look that elegant? Now I want someone to dip those stretchy candy necklaces in gold leaf and drape them over a champagne flute. Yeah. You guys get on that.

Speaking of rock candy, here's a fun ombre option:

(By Bridget Thibeault)

 

What's that? You want to see this in green?

(By Ettore's)

BOOM.

 

Geode toppers (also edible!) seem to be popular for smaller cakes:

(By Dhanya's Delights)

 

Or I also like this option:

(By Alana Jones-Mann)

 

Not exactly a geode, but check out this one with slices of rose quartz:

(By A Squad Bake Shop)

I'm resisting the urge to make a Steven Universe reference here, you guys. Just me?

 

Oooh, or how about this one with a crazy realistic Malachite inlay:

(By Ruze Cake House)

How??

 

But let's get back to geodes:

(By Sainte G.)

'Cuz those crystals on top are awesome. A real Fortress of Solitude vibe, am I right?

(Yes, that's another geek reference. WHAT.)

 

Another "WOW" moment, coming up:

(By Whisk Cake Company)

WOW.

 

And finally, my favorite geode of them all:

(By Sophia Fox)

Pink sparkly hearts, a watercolor fade, and gold leaf trim? YES PLEASE.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed your Sunday Sweets on the rocks! Happy Sunday!

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