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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 (403)

Sunday
Jan312016

Sunday Sweets Inspired By The Red Carpet!

Ever see a wedding cake modeled after the bride's dress?

(By Sugarland)

SO COOL.

 

In fact, fashion-inspired cakes are a Sweet new trend, from celebrity red carpet looks:

(By Zorica's Cake Art)

 

To runway fashions!

(By Cake Mistress)

 

I love that bakers pair their creations with the inspiration photo, so we can see how they interpreted the design.

(By Art Cakes Prague)

Not to mention the added bonus of seeing fabulous dresses. :D

 

That said, I don't have an inspiration photo for this next one; I just reeeeallly like it:

(By Jeanne Winslow Cake Design)

You can tell it's also modeled after a sari, though; look at that perfect draping!

 

Here's another:

(By Beau Petit Cupcakes)

It's amazing how the cake captures the overall feel of the outfit without copying it exactly.

 

Of course, some designs follow much closer than others:

(By Floral Cakes By Jessica MV)

That feather texture is awesome!

 

These, too:

(By CooCakeCachoo)

Not to mention that oh-so-intricate beading in the middle, and the ruching on top.

 

This one just makes me happy:

(By Sweet ObsesShan)

Fantastic lace, hand-painted colors, and I like how the swag on top echoes the off-the-shoulder neckline.

 

Ah, now THIS one made my jaw drop:

(By Cake Mistress)

That jagged texture on the cake is STUNNING, like an art sculpture! And then with the floral swag floating off the top tier, and the sparkles? Amazing. I haven't seen a design this creative in ages.

 

And finally, a masterpiece of edible sequins that someone will have to explain to me:

(By Cake Heart)

How did they do that?

Of course, like with a magic trick, I'm ok not knowing. It's enough to sit here and marvel. (Or drool, as the case may be.)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Jan242016

It's A Sweet Day For A Winter Wedding

Hey, if you can't beat the cold, celebrate it!
(Says the girl in Florida. :D)

 

Besides, sparkly ice and swirling snowflakes are PERFECT for a fairy tale wedding:

(By The Caketress)

See?

The frosted branches and glittery "snow" on each tier is so pretty and delicate!

 

This one has the tiniest touches of gold to warm up the gray:

(By Immaculate Confections)

And that shadowbox effect with the trees? GENIUS.

 

Here's another woodsy design:

(By Ambrosia Cake Creations)

I like all the white-on-white texture, and the thistle-like greenery is perfect with the mountainscapes.

 

But if you prefer something with a lot more glitz to it:

(By Delicut Cakes)

Sha-pow! GLITZ.
The flowers were inspired by British bluebells, and I'm so impressed by the filigree trim and tightly packed ruffles!

 

Now for something completely different:

(By Torta Couture)

Chocolate!! Such a dramatic backdrop for those metallic snowflakes. And I think gold, copper, and chocolate is one of my new favorite color combos.

 

More impressive snowflakes, this time cascading down the side of the cake:

(By Taarten Deco)

 

And this icy beauty has the hint of an onion-domed castle on top:

(By Nadia & Co.)

Plus check out the hand painted vignette! Mmmm. So dreamy.

 

More hand painting on one of today's most beautifully minimalistic designs:

(By Sweet Little Treat)

I am all about that blue-gray wood grain. Gah, so gorgeous!

 

You wouldn't usually think of gold and bronze for a winter cake, but wow:

(By Sugar Cane)

I like!

 

And finally, a glittering ice tower fit for Queen Elsa herself:

(By Design Cakes)

OooooOOOooooo. Perfection.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday, and stay warm out there!

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