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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 (356)

Sunday
Mar222015

Sunday Sweets Glues Some Gears On It

Has it been long enough since my last Steampunk Sweets?

Yes?

WOOHOO!!!

 

So it's no secret I'm a huge fan of steampunk, and I love that bakers continue to churn out rivet-licious, copper-clad, and clockwork styled beauties - like this!

(By Marina Sousa's Just Cake)

Great grinding gears, LOOK at all that detail!

 

But never let it be said that steampunk doesn't have a softer side:

(By Sweet Janis)

Steampunk Alice and that lacy top hat are getting ALL the girly sighs over here. Ahhhh.

 

Steampunk-themed weddings are still on the rise, and bakers have come up with some brilliant ways to meld the traditional with the mechanical:

(By Extreme Bakeover)

How clever is this?!

 

What's that, you want color?
I'll give you color:

(By Andrea's Sweet Cakes)

Woot woot! Andrea never disappoints; those rich purples and pinks are rocking my world.

 

Now, how about an adorable clockwork owl?

(By Het bonte taartje)

 

Or a whimsical patchwork rocket?

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)

 

Here's another spell-binder from that same bakery:

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)

WOWIE.

Keep staring; I guarantee you'll keep finding more things to love!

 

There's also the subtle approach, for those who don't want gears and goggles:

(By Crazy Cakes)

Technically this is probably more Victorian or Baroque, but it would be perfect in a steampunk wedding, don't you think?

 

And this one works in some gears and tiny portholes, but still in a somewhat subtle way:

(By Bespoke Cakes)

 

Or, hey, FORGET SUBTLE:

(By Artisan Cake Company)

Look closely; there's actually dry ice "smoke" pouring out of the dirigible *and* the lower pipelines!
You rock ON with your bad self, Artisan Cake Company! YEAH!

 

And finally, another colorful gem, this time with one of the most original steampunk designs I've seen yet:

(By Sweet Delights Cakery)

Check out those oh-so-fun tentacles! And the ombre waves!

And look at the detailing on the top compass:

Plus those geared support struts? And the little windows? It's like an abstract steampunk tree house... over the ocean. LOVE IT.

Have a steamy Sunday, everyone!

 

Want more? Check out some of my previous steampunk Sweets from 2013 and 2012!

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Sunday
Mar152015

Sunday Sweets Goes Green!

With St. Patrick's coming up this week, I thought we'd celebrate gorgeous shades of green:

(By Dream Day Cakes)

 

Yep, whether you're looking for some Irish wedding inspiration:

(By Honey Crumb Cake Studio)

 

Or you're just a sucker for all things emerald:

(By Sweet Tiers)

 

Have I got some treats for you!

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Love the piping on this one - and that subtle color fade!

 

Here's another in all buttercream:

(By Mickey's Special Affairs, featured here)

Such a sweet lace pattern!

 

Some oh-so-elegant Celtic knots:

(By Crumb De La Crumb, featured here)

 

And no green at all, but I had to include this Claddagh design:

(By Sweet Cakes)

So perfect!

 

Now, back to the greens:

(By Charm City Cakes, featured here)

Ahhh, LOVE.

 

(By Cakes2Cupcakes)

This is my favorite shade of green: bright, bold, and happy!

(In fact, I'm wearing my Chuck Taylors in this shade as I type this! :D)

 

I think I may have posted this one before, but if so, it's worth a repeat:

(By Couture Cakes by Rose)

Those ruffles are my heaven. HEAVEN I SAY.

 

And finally, since you know I have to include at least a LITTLE St. Patrick's Day cuteness:

(By KC Cakes)

D'awww.

 

Wait! One more!

(By Miss Couture)

Double d'awwww.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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