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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 (403)

Sunday
Feb142016

Sunday Sweets For YOU, Valentine

Happy Valentines Day, minions!

I'm afraid I don't have boxes of chocolates or teddy bears for you, but I DO have this cuteness right here:

(By Sweet Bakes)

All together, now: D'AWWWWWW.

 

Yep, just consider this post my Valentine to all of you:

(By Sweet K Cake Design)

I'll even AIM to keep the painful puns on the DOWN BOW.

(John: That's really the best pun you've got?
Jen: CUPID PUNS ARE HARD OK)

 

You know what's better than Valentines heart candy?

(By My Cake School)

EYE CANDY.

And also anything with chocolate in it.

(Make a note, better halves.)

 

Here's a classic in red, white, and black:

(By Butterbug Cakes)

 

And a less traditional pink, white, and GOOOOOLD:

(By Hey There, Cupcake!)

How cool is that marble texture?

And you DID read "goooold" in Goldmember's voice, right?

Excellent.

 

I'm loving these rich purple accents:

(By Paula Chammas)

 

And these handwritten "love" notes!

(By Hazel Wong Cake Design)

 

This lacy, ruffly masterpiece is stunning - so is it wrong that I'm most impressed by how the hearts match the cake stand?

(By Precious Taarten)

So SHINY.

 

And finally, a giant cake rose that manages to look even prettier once it's cut:

(By Cake Style, video tutorial here)

Ooooh. Aaaaa.

You should watch the video, too; she makes it seem like something even us mere mortals could make.

 

Have a great Valentines, everyone! Here's to all the lovers, dreamers, friends, family, and furbabies who make our lives Sweet.

(And also to CAKE, because caaaaake.)

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Sunday
Feb072016

Superb Owl Sunday Sweets

As I'm sure most of you know, it's Super Bowl Sunday. To those of us who aren't fans of sportsball, though, it's Superb Owl Sunday.

Our day has less cheering, sure, but what it lacks in beer and hot wings it more than makes up for with adorable cakes:

(By Little Boutique Bakery)

Like this!

 

Or this:

(By Couture Di Sucru)

 

I like how this one uses piped buttercream to mimic the texture of wood grain:

(By You've Been Cupcaked)

Also, baby owl. 'Nuff said.

 

Here's one that's ALL buttercream - no fondant!

(By White Flower Cake Shoppe)

Just to remind you guys that it CAN be done.

 

Love the colors on this one:

(By Fat Cakes Design)

Plus the way the branch wraps around the two tiers.

 

Check out the detail in these feathers:

(By Cake Crumbs)

Ahh-mazing.

 

Who else needs these owl wedding toppers?

(By Delicut Cakes)

And though it's not necessarily owl-related, I'm digging all the great textures on each tier.

 

It turns out owls are PERFECT for baby shower cakes:

(By Ann-Maries Cakes)

Right?

 

I like how this tree adds a 3D element:

(By Dream Cakes By Robyn)

 

Of course, I have to include the world's most magical owl:

(By Delectable Cakes)

Hedwig!!

Who looks surprisingly cute in Harry's glasses.

 

And finally, a dramatic cutie with wafer paper feathers:

(By The Cake Tin)

Ah! SO GOOD.

 

Happy Superb Owl Sunday, everyone!

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