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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 (365)

Sunday
May102015

Sunday Sweets: Story Time With Mom

Since it's also Children's Book Week, I thought we'd celebrate Mom's Day with an ode to all the stories she read us when we were little.

Anyone else remember that delicious moment when YOU got to pick the book?

(Posted here, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?)

 

And how about the shelf packed with Little Golden Books, like The Poky Little Puppy here?

(By Corrie Cakes)

 

The Velveteen Rabbit. Classic.

(By Gateaux)

 

(Don't you just want to squeeze him?)

 

There's so much great art in kids' books, too, like the bright colors of The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

(By Heather's Cakes and Confections)

So fun to see the butterfly on there, too!
(Uh, spoiler alert?)

 

Charlotte's Web is perfect for moms who act out the characters with funny voices:

(By Brooke Butts, found here.)

And that's a really clever design on that spiderweb.

 

Ooooh, here's one of my personal favorites as a kid, The Secret Garden:

(By de koekenbakkers)

Completely in love with that cookie tree with the little bird perched inside. And the teensy tiny butterflies! Ah!

 

This Rainbow Fish cake really captures the beauty of the book:

(By Wendy's Cake Space)

Just look at those lovely watercolor scales. Mmm.

 

Guess how much I love this Guess How Much I Love You cake:

(By Paula Cake Couture)

WOW. Incredible combo of 2D painting with 3D sculpting/piping! So, so gorgeous.

 

Of course, no mention of story time with Mom is complete without the good doctor:

(By The Pastry Studio)

Seuss, that is.

 

Or Pat the Bunny! And The Giving Tree!

(By The Night Kitchen Bakery)

Now I'm torn between wanting to pet all my books and just wanting to eat them. :)

 

And finally, a classic by Roald Dahl, and the best cake depiction of his chocolate waterfall I've seen:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

(By Lovely Cakes)

Seriously, isn't that chocolate lake perfect? With the ripples? And the boat! And the tiny Wonka bars! I like how even the tiers look like they're seeping chocolate between the layers. It's genius, I say. GENIUS.

So here's to you, moms, and all the times you read "just one more" before bedtime. Thanks for teaching us to love reading, great stories, and sometimes even funny voices. :)

 

Happy Mother's day, everybody. Now go call your mom.

*****

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Sunday
May032015

Sunday Sweets: More Star Wars!

With the future of Star Wars looking better than it has in, lessee, when did Episode 1 come out, again? [evil grin] Well, anyway, it is definitely time to celebrate!

 

And when it comes to Star Wars, you just can't get any more classic than this kickin' Millenium Falcon cake:

(By The Butter End Cakery)

"She may not look like cake, but she's got icing where it counts."

 

Or how about Luke's (edible!) X-wing crash-landed on a cakey Dagobah, complete with dry-ice smoke effects?

(By Luscious Layers Bakery)

WOW.

 

Of course you can't have Dagobah without everyone's favorite pint-sized Jedi Master:

(By Flickr user Cindy)

Yoda!

 

I admit it: I'm still a sucker for Ewoks.

(Also by The Butter End Cakery)

Now who's eating who, huh?

 

Although I find most fans these days prefer a certain bounty hunter:

(By Ron Ben-Israel Cakes)

He's no good to me stale.

 

Let's all give a hearty "UTINI!" for this incredible Jawa:

(By Petitfour)

 

And I'm sorry; I couldn't resist:

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

Hee!

 

Can't decide on a single bad guy for your cake?
Why not combine three of 'em, like this?

(By Nichi Cakes)

Super cool.

 

On the other hand, does it get any cuter than R2-D2 in a bow tie?

(By Gateaux Inc.)

I think not. 

 

Ahh, but I'm afraid R2 has some SERIOUS new competition in the "adorable droid" category.

That's right, roll on out here, BB8!

(By Cake Rush)

SQUEEE!

Can't wait to see this little guy in action in the new movie.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

*****

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