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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 (412)

Sunday
Apr032016

Sunday Sweets Finds A Rainbow 

Hey guys, guess what!

It's "Find A Rainbow Day."

(By Caking It Up)

And I found one.

The watercolor-y drips off the end are my new favorite thing. Well, that and the perfect gold-foil script, because how did they do that.

 

Most of us are lucky to get a cake that's pretty on the outside, but now there are lucky ducks getting rainbows INSIDE their cakes, too:

(By Carli Milburn, featured here)

OoooOOOoooooh. Lucky bums.

[side eye]

Raise your hand if you just wondered what color this would be on the way out.

 

But do you recaaaall
the most famous rainbow of all?

(By ChoccyWoccyDooDah)

It is THE RAINBOW, you guys - and I like how the bluebirds and 'bow are the only bits in color.
Perfect homage to that moment when Wizard of Oz went from black & white to color.

 

And while we're reminiscing about our childhoods:

(By Celebrate With Cake)

HOW CUTE ARE THOSE TINY CARE BEARS?!

True story: one of John's favorite shirts features the "Couldn't-Care-Less Bear." Just like John, it's a bear that tries to act all cool and disaffected, but at the end of the day, is still a big teddy bear.

[blows a kiss in John's direction]

 

Can't have a rainbow post without My Little Pony's Rainbow Dash, right?

(By ImaginaCake)

Or at least a funky stylized cake version of her.

(I kinda want the different colored strands in her tail to be all different flavors.)

 

Now, at this point you might be getting the impression that rainbow cakes aren't elegant.

OH HO NOT SO.

(By The Sweet Little Cakery)

These spinny little discs of rainbow goodness are elegance personified, y'all. PERSONIFIED.

 

Oooh, now check THIS out:

(By Liggy's Cakes)

 

Look closely; there are little sculpted chameleons!

Sure, you don't generally want creatures crawling out of your wedding cake, but in this case, I think we'd all make an exception.

 

Here comes my personal favorite this week:

(By Rise and Shine Bakery)

Mere words cannot describe my love for this design... so I'm just gonna make some "gimmie" noises instead.

[grabby hands] *EHHHH!*
*EEEEHH!*
*EHH*

 

And finally, one more elegant-but-oh-so-cheery rainbow confection that I kind of want to pin in my hair:

(By Cakeium)

Or at least all the flowery parts.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here's to finding your own rainbows... 'cuz these are all mine now.
[meaningful glare]

(Want more? My "Rainbow Connection" Sweets remain some of our most popular, so maybe go check those out.)

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Sunday
Mar272016

Sunday Sweets: Some Bunnies To Love

As I sat down to write Sweets this week, I realized that we've done Easter Sweets for the last 7 years.
Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

So then I was all, "We should do something different," and Jen was all, "Whatever, man, you're writing it," and then I was all, "But I'm pretty sure our readers will mutiny if I write another Sweets," and she was all, "I'm trying to write a super offensive post, man, lemme 'lone."

 

So allow me to present:

  10 Bunny Cakes That Have Nothing To Do With Easter Besides The Fact That They Happen To Be Bunny Cakes And It Happens To Be Easter®

 

Judy Hopps

(By Zoe's Fancy Cakes)

From Zootopia, which Jen and I haven't seen yet, but we're totally going to tonight, right, Jen?

 

Bugs Bunny

(Baker unknown. Help?)

Ahh, a classic from my childhood. Back when shotguns and booze were regular Saturday morning cartoon fodder, and mom's idea of a fancy birthday cake was a box mix covered in tin foil.

What I'm saying is, count your blessings, Mia.

 

The White Rabbit

(By Sampo, originally posted here)

After seeing so many Disney versions of the perpetually late lagomorph, it's nice to see a more realistic take.

 

Roger Rabbit

(By Rosebud Cakes)

When I first saw this cake I thought it was pretty darned good. Then I realized it's fondant free and now I'm stunned. Absolutely brilliant.

 

Thumper

(By Cook For Love)

Aww, Thumper. I've never actually seen Bambi but everyone says how sad it is so I assume Thumper dies tragically by the end. Bummer.

 

The Velveteen Rabbit

(By Stella Baking Company)

I've also never read this book. It turns out I'm not as knowledgeable about rabbits as I thought. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess the book's about a rabbit, though. Who likes velvet.

Did I mention Jen found these cakes for me? Now I'm wondering if I'll know who the rest of these rabbits are...

 

My Melody

(By Humming Bread Custom Cakes)

Nope.

Looks like a cat in a bunny hat, though - are we sure that counts?

 

Miffy

(By Birthday Center Elite - I think.)

No idea here, either.

But the bunting (that's those little flags, check out my mad vocab) literally made me go "awww."

 

Peter Rabbit

(By Particular Cakes)

Oh, hey, it's Peter! Peter Rabbit!

Yeah I don't know him, either. Cool jacket, tho, bro.

Jen said I have to include this one, because "the wedding cake's my favorite, don't you DARE cut it."

(By Cake Central member PeterRabbit)

I like the cabbages that look like roses.

 

Ya know, maybe this whole "other rabbit" thing isn't working for me.

How 'bout just one Easter bunny for old times' sake?

(By My Sweet Art)

EGG-cellent.
(Jen made me write that, too. Sorry.)

 

Happy Easter, my friends!

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