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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 (442)

Sunday
Nov132016

Sunday Sweets For American Education Week

For American Education Week, I want to talk to all the people who help our kids grow and learn and eventually figure out the difference between "its" and "it's."

Dear Educators,

I think this cookie says it all:

(By Sweet Art Sweets)

But of course I still have more to say.

 

You're there before the buses arrive, and long after they leave.

(By Joyful Delights)

 

How do you do it?

(By Over the Top Cakes Designer Workshop)

Oh. Right.

Is that why people give you so many mugs?

 

You teach Art,

(By Sweet Jeelees)

 

...the Arts,

(By Cake Diane Custom Cake Studio)

 

...and bring music to our ears.

(By Madison Lee's Cakes)

Except maybe during hour 3 of practice, when the rest of the family's trying to watch Doctor Who.
But still.

 

Without you, people couldn't read and appreciate this very blog!

(By mali b. sweets)

And... um... other great literature.

 

You teach ALL the math.

(By Julie's Custom Cakes via Flickr)

Which I promise we DO use after we graduate.
(Sometimes we just takes shortcuts.)

 

You show us our place in history,

(By Rosebud Cakes via Flickr)

 

...and our place in the world.

(By Debbie Does Cakes via Flickr)

 

Then you help us understand the people in it.

(By Gateau Distinctive Cakes)

Magnifique!

 

For all these reasons and so many more:

(By CakeyCake)

 

Thank you, teachers and school staff, for everything!

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Sunday
Nov062016

Sunday Sweets: Light & Airy Wedding Cakes

I've been stockpiling wedding pretties in my "to-post" folder, guys, and today is finally the day.

BEHOLD!

(By Cake Heart)

Would you call this metallic peach, or bright copper? I'm thinking peach.
Whichever, I love how light it is, and that bottom trim texture really intrigues me.

 

Speaking of texture:

(By Curtis & Co. Cakes)

::drooly jaw on keyboard::

 

Or how about these ombré spirals?

(By Sift by Kara)

So much to love here!

 

Do you prefer Art Nouveau?

(By Kaytee Trudeau-Leet)

 

...or Art Deco?

(By Faye Cahill Cake Design)

I CAN'T CHOOSE.

 

Ooh, here's something different: ever seen ribbon embroidery?

(By Bobbette and Belle)

Ribbon embroidery looks exactly like this, only you usually can't eat it. WOWIE. (How?!)

 

Another mind bender? This perfectly pieced mosaic:

(By Mark Joseph Cakes)

This reminds me of the Moroccan wall fountain in Epcot. Just gorgeous.

 

A wonder in white:

(By Hey There, Cupcake)

::dreamy sigh::

 

This next one makes me think of poofy Marie Antoinette gowns and fine china teacups:

(By Zoe Clark Cakes)

Doesn't that blue look like the softest suede? And look at the pearly sheen on the bottom tier! Plus there's the lace trim, the perfect bow, the teensy flowers...!!

 

At the opposite end of the style spectrum, I've got this bold, modern number:

(By Have Some Cake)

Those vivid watercolors are singing my song. And I spy a Hidden Mickey in the blue ruffles - think that was intentional? :D

 

Let's wrap things up with a gloriously subtle beach theme:

(By The Vagabond Baker)

I say "subtle" because it took me a while to spot all the elements! Starting from the bottom, there's sugar netting, a driftwood base, a sea urchin shell, a nautical rope heart, seashell "petals" (topped with pearls!), a fish scale pattern, and a coral topper!

I am in awe.

 

Hope you enjoyed the pretties! Happy Sunday!

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