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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 (464)

Sunday
Apr022017

Sunday Sweets Gets Suspended!

But not like that.

Like this!

(By Ponquecitos and Cakes)

Yes, today is all about cakes enchanted by Molly Weasley, because CLEARLY there is magic at work here. Beautiful, delicious magic.

 

FACT: Everything is more adorable round. Even elephants.

(By Sonhos de Encantar)

They remind me of the Rollin' Safari videos. (Which I just had to go watch again.) Cracks me up every. single. time.

 

And this one looks like a surrealist painting:

(By Divina Tentacion)

 

Now, your moment of Zen:

(By Antonio's Kitchen)

How can something be so peaceful and mind-blowing at the same time?
The rock garden base! The natural textures! Stone, moss, wood - there are even tiny lily pads in the center. WOW.

 

Then there's this:

(By Laura Loukaides)

I've seen a lot of suspended pour cakes, peeps, but this? This is the best one. Look closely; the cream is even splashing UP off the strawberries!

 

A cake doesn't have to float to break my brain, though; sometimes it can just be a perfectly balanced circle:

(By Anna Maria Cake Design)

What do you guys think of that design? Funky cool, right? I love the dots.

 

Right, you know the drill:

(By Homemade Sweetness)

Dewalt, I believe? :D

So a drill is a hard thing to sculpt anyway, but then to levitate it? And use the "sawdust" to spell out "Dad"? GENIUS.

 

I was so distracted by all the cute on this next one it took me a minute to realize how clever the construction is:

(By Sharon Wee, Faye Cahill, Anna Maria, and Margie Carter)

I'm pretty sure that mouse is NOT holding up the cake slice; it's being supported through the cake itself. Which is incredible.

 

And one last gravity-defying show-stopper for your Sunday:

(By Sweet Temptations)

I see ocean waves carrying flowers - how about you? And look at that tiny point supporting the entire structure, which is perfectly straight! Ahhh-mazing.

 

Hope you enjoyed getting suspended with Sweets today! Happy weekend, everyone!

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Sunday
Mar262017

Sunday Sweets Springs In

It's officially Spring!!

Which, I know, doesn't mean much when you're still buried in snow or already rockin' the flip-flops.
(GUILTY.)

Still, Spring means flowers and happy colors, so today, that's what you get. And you're gonna like it.

(By Suzanne Kleinsman, aka The Queen of Pops)

SHA-POW.

See? Happy cake.

 

(By Mutlu Gün Kurabiyecisi)

And BOOYA, sweet mini florals for an engagement cake!

 

Tell me you're not smiling, 'cuz I've got more.

(By Kiara's Cakes)

Like this! Something about that color combo equals instant eye candy for me.

 

Of course Spring is all about gettin' down and dirty, so brace yourself:

(By House of Cakes Dubai)

SO DIRTY. And gorgeous. And kinda cute, if you like snails.

 

Here comes another natural beauty who's all bark and lots of bites:

(By Sweetness)

Phenomenal Fondant Powers, look at these textures! This is one that must be bitten to be believed; I've never seen a better tree bark OR more delicate ruffles.

 

Speaking of double-takes, here's another one that fooled me:

(By McGreevey Cakes)

The pitcher is cake, if you can believe it - I'm still not sure I do! What I do know is I'm in love.

 

Here's a fun modern take in bright pinks and yellows:

(By Kakes By Karen)

It's so Springy, right? And look at that embroidery texture! Incredible!

 

Now my favorite color, with my favorite flowers:

(By Torta Nicoletta)

Orange + Poppies = Pure Jen Joy.

 

Or how about a wheel barrow bouquet?

(By Golumbevskaya Olesya)

That's all sugar paste work, with a cake barrow!

 

Let's wrap things up with one more bold and bright number - and I freely admit I'm playing favorites:

(By Lumipo)

MORE POPPIES! Woot woot! And how fun is that green "barn-wood"? (The topper is two hearts with a padlock and chain between them.) My favorite is the hand-painting, though, inspired by the art of Colleen Parker. So good.

Hope this made your Sunday a little more Springy, peeps, and a lot more happy!

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