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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 (412)


Parks & No Wreck: Sunday Sweets To TREAT YO'SELF

This week is National Park Week, so I decided to round up 10 Sweet nature cakes that would make Leslie Knope proud.

(By Intricate Icings Cake Design)


Now, I'm a hermit blogger with what my doctor described as a "shocking" vitamin D deficiency, so I think it's safe to say I'm not the outdoorsy type. BUT! I hear there's actually a lot you can do in our national parks.


Things like:


(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)



(By Sweet and Sassy)



(By The Royal Bakery)


And fishing!

(By Tiffany's Baking Co.)

At least, I think you can fish in some parks, right? Either way, those sculpted waves over the fish are super cool. (Note all the broken hooks, 'cuz the fish won. Ha!)


There's also that classic park activity:

(By Little "Miss" OC's Kitchen)


Or I guess the proper term is "picnicking."


For you park-lovers getting married, here's a delicate hand painted number:

(By Cake Central member Ratga)

I like how the tree tops extend over the tiers!


Or how about the pebbles-and-bark textures on this one?

(By Delicut Cakes)

Not to mention my favorite color flowers. Mmmm.


This sugar waterfall works perfectly with a topsy-turvy cake:

(By Rising Flours)

Also perfect? The white frothy bits near the bottom. So good.


I'm diggin' the silhouettes on this one:

(By Colorado Rose Cake Company)

Plus? It's fondant-free!


And finally, while it's not exactly a parks-celebrating cake, I couldn't pass up showing you guys this EPIC Ron Swanson lumberjack cake:

(By Artisan Cake Company.)

Even the axe is sugar! And it's filled with red flannel!

Now that's sweet.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Sunday Sweets Gets Touchy-Feely

In my perpetual quest for the most Sweets-worthy Sweets to show you guys, I often find fabulous, new-to-me techniques, designs and textures - but they don't necessarily fit one of my weekly themes.

So today I've rounded up some of my favorites of these, and we'll call the theme... um... ah! I know: CAKES I WANNA FEEL UP.

Like this one:

(By Floral Cakes By Jessic MV)

Tell me you don't want to run your fingers over that bottom tier. Or poke the weaving on top. It's just so darn COOL.


Check out the fluttery layers on this sweet geometric number:

(By Sugar Pot)

I assume that's edible rice paper, but it looks almost feathery soft.


On the opposite end of the spectrum: edible barbed wire, y'all:

(By Shannon Bond Cake Design)

And I just noticed there's a little key on the barbed wire! So many other great textures here, too, from the faux wood grain to the carved floral relief. Great contrast.


This next one is the cake equivalent of champagne, 'cuz it looks so bubbly:

(By Suzanne Esper Cakes)

Are those beady-bubbles all hand-piped? I can't tell. See, if I could poke it I could tell.

Which is probably why Suzanne is so happy I only have a picture of her cake.


We've all seen a zillion ruffle cakes by now, but here's a Sweet twist on classic ruffles:

(Baker unknown. Anybody know?)

...literally! Isn't that amazing?

One of my favorite new techniques out there.


This dripping lace and 3D floral sculpt is calling my name, you guys:

(By Albena Cakes)

It's saying, "Jeeeen. Pet meeeeee."

Is it weird to pet a cake? 'Cuz I'd be willing to find out.


OooOOoooh. Now THIS one looks like perfect porcelain wall tile:

(By Jessica Harris)

Like, I want my bathroom tiled in this texture. Which I realize is a strange compliment to give a cake, but I'm just speaking the truth here, minions.


And while I'm decorating my house with cake textures, I'll take this one as a vintage-style duvet cover for the guest room we don't have:

(By Emma Page Cakes)


I'm not sure I believe that's edible, guys. I need to smoosh my face in it, just to be sure. Can someone make that happen?


Here's a variation on the fondant ruffle that I can't stop staring at:

(By Lulu Cake Boutique)

I'm not sure if it's the combination of the ruffles with the pearls, or just the oh-so-natural way it drapes and falls on the tiers, but I... LOVE... this.


And finally, a masterpiece of so many insanely skilled textures that you'd have to have it roped off and guarded to keep me from getting lovingly handsy:

(By The Vagabond Baker)


From the breaking "waves" on both the bottom and top to that intricate "beading" to the fanned out coral, this cake is doing its darndest to break my brain. And since I just caught myself patting the computer screen where the beaded tier is, I think it may have succeeded.

Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!


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