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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
Jul202014

Sunday Sweets... In... SPAAAACE!

Today is Space Exploration Day, so these stellar Sweets are dedicated to everyone who reaches for the stars... and then feels a bit peckish.

(By Anna Vasilyeva)

Excited? Why, this astronaut is over the moon!

 

(By Cake Studio Rouge)

Gorgeous shading, and that number constellation? BRILLIANT.

 

So it turns out making a perfect globe out of cake is just a little difficult.

By which I mean you have to be a magician with an advanced degree in structural engineering.

But, BEHOLD!

(Submitted By Jennifer W. Baker unknown. Anyone know?)

MAGIC!!
Or talent. You know, one or the other.

 

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that fabulous Jupiter cake that went viral a while back. It's even pretty INSIDE:

(By Cakecrumbs, which has a Youtube tutorial here)

 

And now, the cutest little space kid and rocket ship EVAH:

(By Viva La Cake)

Why does the astronaut have little doggie ears?* I don't know. BUT I LOVE THEM. And that rocket!
Ack! I want a miniature version on a necklace, stat.

[*Apparently those are ponytails. Which I guess makes a LITTLE more sense than doggie ears. ;)]

 

Also digging this steampunk style ship:

(By Sugarrealm)

Check out all the rivets!

 

Not a great picture, but I've always loved this alien abduction cake:

(By Leigh Henderson)

It reminds me of those cow abduction lamps. Ha! Remember those?
Anyway, the plexiglass pillar is genius, and there's even an alien inside one of the windows!

 

I'm sure we all remember how a space shuttle cake can go very, very wrong, so I'm pleased as punch to see a beauty like this:

(By Scrumptious Cakes)

There's a tiny solar system on the middle tier, and constellations cover the bottom. Lovely!

 

One more the NASA buffs:

(By Cake Central user Careyl)

Best rocket cake I've seen - it looks like a model!

 

Speaking of which, my friend Jason of Red Rocket Farm paints robots and - you guessed it - the CUTEST red rockets. So naturally, this reminded me of him:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

That's for you, Jason & Teeter. (Now, paint me more rockets, dangit!)

 

Who says a space cake needs fancy sculpting and modeling skills? Sometimes all you need is an airbrush and a tank load of talent:

(By Merely Sweets)

Great galloping galaxies! Now THAT is a wedding cake.

 

And finally, it's only fitting that I end with a space cake that defies gravity:

(By Erin Eason)

WOWZA.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here's hoping your weekend has been out of this world.

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
Jul132014

Sunday Sweets: Gettin' Geeky Wit It

Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day, my friends, and I intend to DO JUST THAT.

Because like cake, there are many flavors of geek fandom - and I love them all.

Granted, I love some more than others:

(By Chatter Cakes)

NO LIE.

 

I about fell over when I found not only a cake of my favorite video game character of all time - I found an AMAZING cake of him:

(By Oakleaf Cakes)

[Kermit flail] SONGBIRD!!

Songbird here is a whopping three feet tall, and was made for Irrational Games. And I love him. You can check out the amazing build photos here.

 

Who else loves Avatar? And I don't mean the blue guys:

(Submitted by Lisa K. and made by Sweet Pudgy Panda)

I let the anime style scare me off of The Last Airbender for far too long, but it only took a single episode last year to get me hooked. And the sequel series, Legend of Korra? AMAZEBALLS.

 

Shout out to all the real anime geeks out there:

(By rub-a-duckie)

I can spot Naruto, but the rest of your cosplay always keeps me guessing. :D

 

Here's a fun mash-up of two shows John and I love:

(By Nerdache Cakes)

Ponies and Supernatural!

Would you look at that "salt" circle? And a bucket of blood has never been cuter. Seriously.

 

It's not all shows and video games, though. Being a geek also makes me want to learn more about programming and electronics:

(By CW fan Jane M.)

John and I have done some simple stuff, wiring up LEDs for various cosplays, but my dream is to build my own nixie tube clock from scratch.

 

Because I can never get too much steampunk. NEVAH!

(By Tasty Layers)

 

Here's one for the Brown Coats:

(Submitted by Chris R. and made by The Cake Creche)

Shiny.

 

And the Whovians:

(By Curiaussiety Cakes)

(And Minecrafters!)

 

And the... uh... Middle Earthers? Do Tolkien geeks have a nick name?

(Submitted by Emily H. and made by Cakerator)

Regardless, can you believe this Witch-king of Angmar is cake?!

 

And finally, can't forget superheroes and comic books - because what geek girl doesn't want to be Wonder Woman?

(By Cakes by Raewyn)

Though I might settle for this cake. So pretty.

Hope you're doing something geeky today, guys! And hey, if you found this post relevant to your interests, then you might like my other blog, Epbot, where I post everything from great convention pics to game reviews and DIY projects.

Oh and 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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