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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

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Sunday Sweets Flutters On By

I'm not going to make a single Butterfly Kisses reference today, cake fans. That's my gift to you.

Well, in addition to all this rainbow butterfly goodness:

(By Martha Stewart)

Mmm, rainbow goodness. I love they they're all different sizes and styles.


Vintage illustration style pretties:

(By Gateaux Inc.)


And one giant pretty:

(By The Hobby Baker)


Here's a delicious Art Deco vibe:

(By Cinzia D'Adamo Cakes)

Look how the gold scroll-work bridges the tiers! So cool.


I'm completely smitten with this flying frames design:

(By Sprinkle Bakes)

COMPLETELY. Such a fun idea!


And this one has a gothic elegance to it:

(By Torty VIZ)

Those little red hearts add just the right touch.


Some of my favorite colors happening here:

(By The Chocolate Strawberry)

I like how the branches form a frame. So sweet!


Ooh, now here's some advanced cakey architecture:

(By The Cake Studio of Ocean City)

Flower topiary! It *does* have butterflies, but I'll admit I'm mostly loving those white poppies - which probably aren't even poppies, because I'm bad with flower names. Still. SO PRETTY.


Allow me to make up for the less-than-overwhelming number of butterflies on that last one with this:

(By Tortentante)

Butterfly overload! And they're making a heart! Ah!


K, one last rainbow pretty for you:

(By McGreevy Cakes)

They're even flying right off the cake! And look - the rainbow rain has dripped on to the cake stand.
So cute.

Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Sunday Sweets For April (Baby) Showers

Did you survive Giraffe Watch this month? You know, that thing where the entire internet held its collective breath waiting for April the giraffe to have her baby?

(Spoiler Alert: April had the baby... in April. She's meta like that.)

If so, then LOOKIE:

(By Little Apple Cakes)

How perfect is this?!

In fact, I decided that April Showers was just the theme we needed this week.

Although these won't all have giraffes. Sorry.


I think you'll forgive me once you see this, though:

(By Cup N' Cake)

Because squeeee!


A moment of appreciation, please, for the parents who threw a ninja-themed baby shower:

(By BCakeNY)

You long-time readers might recall John and painted a ninja-themed nursery once, so this sings the song of my geeky lil' heart.


As a life-long lover of puns, I also dig the more literal interpretations of a "shower" cake:

(By Always With Cake!)

Plus how great are those colors?


Or if you're having twins, how about this Sweet take on "two peas in a pod"?

(By McGreevey Cakes)

So cute!


Of course, the classics never go out of style:

(By Little Hunnys Cakery)

And sometimes a cute little stork with pastel bunting is just what the doctor ordered.


Or duckies!

(By The Cake Cuppery)


Or a baby vampire in a gothic spiked buggy!

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

Wait. OK, maybe that's not exactly traditional... but I still love it.


Will I ever get tired of sleepy woodland creatures on cakes?

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

No, no I will not. ::grabby hands::

(That fox! Ah! And the flower swag is perfection.)


And finally, I'll end with the one I fell in love with for its unusual, stunning design:

(By Silvia Mancini)


See, THIS is the way to do a belly cake! A gorgeous blend of 2D painting with 3D sculpting, and the flower is just the right crowning touch. Pun intended. Love it.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope it's extra Sweet!


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