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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.

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- Jen

Entries in Sunday Sweets (307)

Sunday
Mar302014

Sunday Sweets: Cakes of Thrones

What's cold and sharp and bled all over?

(By a friend of this redditor, no name listed)

THE IRON THRONE!

(Eh? EH??)

 

So gather your dire wolves, dragons, and impaled heads on stakes, my friends, because WINTER IS COMING:

(Posted here, baker Anna Tyler Cakes)

 

If impaled head stake cake pops aren't your thing, then how about this fabulous Weirwood heart tree?

(By Chelsea of The Inn at the Crossroads)

It's always nice to see a baker branching out.

 

I guess it shouldn't be surprising that a show named Game of Thrones has so many throne cakes - but what IS surprising is how awesome this one is:

(By Sweet Ruby Cakes)

The crown, the chained dragon, the carved wood detail? YES, PLEASE.

 

Oh, you need a place for birthday candles? Nooo problem:

(By Sugar and Spice)

C'mon. That is GENIUS.

 

Ok, enough thrones. How about some house sigil cupcakes?

(By Regali Kitchen)

 

Or everyone's favorite character?

(By Au pays de Candice)

Those airbrushed flames are perfection.

 

Of course, I know Daenerys isn't everyone's favorite character, so let me quickly cover all the other potential candidates:

(By Cake Retro)

Any questions?

 

(There was a fan at MegaCon last week who turned his wheelchair into the Iron Throne, and then dressed as Tyrion, complete with false legs. It was so. cool.)

House Targaryen does have the sweetest emblem, though:

(By Cake Central Member bikemom3)

 

And it's hard to beat the mother of dragons, if only because she has the best stuff in her closet:

(By Cake Central Member attackofthecakes)

Closet, chest... CLOSE ENOUGH.

 

Some couples are even having dragon eggs made for their wedding cakes, which is a surprisingly elegant touch of geekery:

(By Sophie Taylor, found here)

 

And speaking of elegant, ALL OF THIS:

(By Cake Haute Couture)

From the cobblestone board to the chain mail to the sculpted emblems, I'm pretty sure George R.R. Martin would need at least 300 pages to describe this cake.

(OH YES I DID.)

 

And finally, it's time for me to come clean: I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.
But I will say this:

(By Choccywoccydoodah)

You gonna eat that?

 

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Sunday
Mar232014

Sunday Sweets: Toons From Our Childhood

I've been on a retro movie kick lately, and I gotta say, Explorers? The 80s flick about 3 kids who build a spaceship and go meet celebrity-impersonating aliens? TOTALLY HOLDS UP. Go watch it on Netflix, and tell me I'm wrong.

And while we're relishing in some sweet, sweet nostalgia, how 'bout the cartoons we grew up with? No, not Rugrats, you young whippersnappers - I'm talking real old school. Like Popeye:

(By Over The Top Cakes)

Granted, he's from a little before even my time, but I do remember you're supposed to squeeze spinach out of the can and swallow it in a single gulp.

 

I'm from more of the Looney Tunes era, so Marvin the Martian here is, like, THE COOLEST:

(By Yener's Cakes)

LOVE.

Little known fact: Marvin's ray gun is named the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator, so when I made my first steampunk ray gun, I had a plaque made naming it the Illudium SP-36 Aether Sub-Modulator (SP for "steam powered," of course.)

I know what you're thinking. And I take that as compliment.

 

MEEP MEEP!

(By Blake's Cakes, design by Debbie Brown)

The bubbly dust trail! The snapped rope! The only thing missing from this Road Runner diorama is an Acme product.

 

Are you ready to have a song stuck in your head without my saying a single word?

(By Cake Central member GRAMMASUE)

You're humming it now, aren't you? I KNEW IT.

Oh, and those guys on the side aren't printed; that's all handpiped - the technique is called Frozen Buttercream Transfer. Beautifully done, too!

 

"Hey there, Boo Boo! Who's ready for a pic-a-nic?"

(By Su-Yin)

Yogi is just unbearably cute. And the little bunny! Ack!

 

Speaking of cute, here's my latest find in my quest for the world's sweetest Rainbow Brite cake:

(By Sugar Mummy Cupcakes)

Now, if I ever find a cake for Rose Petal Place or Moon Dreamers, I may actually die.

(You 80s girls know what I'm taking about!)

 

Moseying on over to the town of Bedrock:

(By Le torte di Barbara)

Great, now THAT song is stuck in my head.

 

Anyone out there feeling a little blue?
Then here, this should help:

(By Dolce Mente Sheila)

Smurfin' fantastic, I say!

 

One of John's favorite sayings is "Work smarter, not harder."
Because you should always listen to the duck who swims in a vault full of gold coins:

(By Torte in Pasta di Zucchero Sugar Factory)

How great is this? Uncle Scrooge looks ready to whack us with his cane!

 

And from whacking to pecking:
(Just so you know, that segue worked better in my head.)

(By Alessandra Caldeira)

Woody Woodpecker!

Cannot even handle those adorable birds, and the lil' worm, and the mini cake made of cake. SO GOOD.

 

And finally, here's one for all the lovers out there:

(By Planet Cake)

And also the stalkers. And the skunks. And the loving stalker skunks.
MROWR.

(Those glasses! Hee!)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Let's go watch some cartoons. And as always, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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