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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 (450)


Sunday Sweets: Christmas Cuties

If there was a disturbance on your roof last night,

(By LallabyCakes)


If there are ornaments you don't remember on the tree,

(By Zoe's Fancy Cakes)


If all the birds in the neighborhood are suddenly sporting winter wear,

(By CakesDecor member Diletta Contaldo)


Or there's a barely-contained bear in your house,

(By Cakeheads)


If you tought you taw a puddy tat,

 (By Christian Giardina)


And you met a snowman who's really sweet, even if he is a bit square,

(By Cakes by Susan)


Then, if you're very wise - and I know you are...

(By Torty a la Myska)'ll know someone has paid a visit.

(By Cheeky Munch Cakes)


And the only thing better than Santa Claus coming to town?

(By Mordida Mordida Pastelaria)

Santa Claus coming for dessert.



Now there's only one thing left to say!

(By That Baking Girl)

Merry Christmas!

I hope your day is Sweet.


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Sunday Sweets Savors The Moment

You may have noticed Christmas is coming, minions, bringing stress and sweets, great wonder and worry. Every year I tell myself THIS will be the Hallmark year, and every year I look around on January 1st, bewildered, wondering where the month went.

I think the key is savoring the little things. Look at the lights on your street. Sing along to Pentatonix in traffic. Heck, watch a Hallmark movie. And right now? Come moon over these lovelies with me:

(By Tortenherz)

Yay for soft pastels! Why, just looking at this cake makes me feel more peaceful. I almost forgot I haven't sent out a single Christmas card this year! Haha!


Now, let's talk drama:

(By CakeHeaven by Marlene)

Because this beauty has it in spades. Or snowflakes, as the case may be.


Here's a nifty tree topper:

(By Vavi's Cakes and Cupcakes)

I love all the ornaments - and how some are hanging inside the tree!


Rustic tree bark and plaid just got a seriously glam upgrade:

(By Make Me My Cake)

That little touch of green on top makes me happy. And I'm out of clean socks and nursing a sick cat.
Just saying.


Oooh, and look at this brush embroidery!

(By CakeCentral member TopSecretFairy)

SO GOOD. Like it's been carved out of frost. Or ice.
Or frosting or icing. (Eh? EH?)


Who knew burgundy and mint green would look this Sweet together?

(By Cake Creations by ME)

Seriously, what a great color combo! Though that filigree trim on top is my favorite.


We don't have snow down here - in fact, it's a rather annoying 80 degrees right now - so I'm ready to walk into this cake:

(By Made with Love)

Well, not walk into the cake, exactly, but onto that snowy hilltop. The 3D effect is so perfect! Our very own slice of silent night. Ahhh.


Let's talk about how impossible it is to get this seemingly-simple frosting texture:

(By 5th Avenue Cake Designs)

Have you ever tried this? SO HARD. We mere mortals don't have a chance. But I love how it looks like tree bark - and did you spot the tiny trees at the bottom? One's even popping out of the cake! Love it.


Another all-is-right-with-the-world pretty:

(By CakeAvenue Design)

Take a minute to see all the amazing detail here: the tree garland, the birds, the cameo. That's a minute you're focusing on something beautiful today. We need more minutes like that.


And finally, here's a Sweet that manages to be snowy and snuggly at the same time:

(By Van Goh Cakes)

How - HOW - do you get three completely different, completely convincing textures on one cake?! I see a knit sweater, smooth tree bark, and pierced porcelain perfection. WOW.

Also, I'd like that little wreath and the trio of wood reindeer, please.

Hope you guys enjoyed savoring some not-so-little things with me! Here's to finding lots more happy, beautiful moments to this month.


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