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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 (361)

Sunday
Apr122015

Sunday Sweets: 12 Happy Spring Cakes

Are you Northerners thawing out up there? 'Cuz if so, I think we should celebrate with some Spring time Sweets! Woot woot!

(By Galia Hristova GuGi)

Would you LOOK at that gorgeous basket of flowers? Makes me wanna skip through fields of tall grass, or go strawberry-picking, or maybe even leave the house sometime this week. It's that good.

 

And hey, if it's still freezing where you are, then just consider these beauties a sign of warmer things to come.

(By A Wish and a Whisk)

These fantastical flowers are like heaven for my eyeballs. I would like one on a headband, STAT.

 

Of course, it's not all flutterbys and flowers; there are also those famous April showers.

(By Christian Sutjahyo)

And with an umbrella this fabulous, I think we'd all welcome a few extra sprinkles.
(See what I did there?)

 

The baker calls this one, "The Little Fairy of Rain:"

(By Silvia Mancini Cake Art)

D'awww. And look at the water ripples on the cake board! And that umbrella tier is so cleverly done, you'd think you could put your hand under it! Gorgeous.

 

Here's one for you fondant-free fans:

(By Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes)

That's all piped buttercream, and I can't get over the incredible texture on the butterfly and flowers!
Kind of like a latch-hook kit, right?

(Am I the only one who remembers those?)

 

Loving the textured tree tier on this one:

(By Cakes Alouisa)

And that leafy swag border!

 

For those of you "feathering the nest" this Spring:

(By Cake Fixation)

Wouldn't this be a sweet shower cake? Those hanging picture frames are the cutest!

 

Speaking of which, it doesn't get much cuter than a dancing hippo with a turtle admirer:

(By Custom Cake Designs)

Or is she ice-skating? Yeah, I think she's ice-skating. In a tiara. The way you're supposed to.

 

I'm told people like to picnic during Springtime. Now, I've never been on one, and this cake - adorable as it is - isn't doing much to convince me:

(By Heather's Cakes and Confections)

Though I'll admit the ants are almost kind of endearing here. ALMOST. ;)

 

Now lady bugs, on the other hand, are always welcome:

(By Pink Cake Box)

Especially on big bouquets of tulips.

 

Ok, one final fling of Springtime frippery:

(By Sweet Bakes)

Ahhhh.

Ok, now back to your regularly scheduled forecast.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Sunday
Apr052015

Sunday Sweets Hops To It

Happy Easter, everyone!

Is your basket overflowing with candy eggs today? Because here's a Sweet idea: 

(By The Gunny Sack)

Love those colors!

 

Or perhaps you like your cake with a little more character:

(By Montreal Confections, featured here)

I know bunny butt cakes are popular, but I gotta say, I prefer this end. Lookit dat cute lil' nose.

 

And this one made me grin:

(By Yummy-Mummy Cake Creations)

:D

 

As you might imagine, I tend to have a soft spot for cakey carrots:

(By Fantasticakes Cecile Crabot)

And how fun is this design? Really diggin' all the little details, like the snail on the sign and that little green worm sticking out the side.

 

Sometimes a Sweet can be as simple as these perfectly-piped cookies:

(By Kava Dolce)

Those eyes, ha! I'm sure I'd mess 'em up, but they make me want to break out the royal icing.

 

Cookie art has come a long way, too; check out these amazing 3D cookie baskets:

(By Julia Usher)

Even the patterns are edible; they're printed frosting sheets.
(It's nice to see edible ink being used for GOOD and not wrecks, huh?)

 

Oooh, here comes another carrot!

(By My Cake School - hit the link for tutorial)

Well, it's no carrot jockey rocket, but it'll do. ;) And you've gotta love the Peep riders!

 

I almost didn't believe this next egg was cake; it's too perfect:

(By Made With Love)

Over on her site there's a companion egg cake with a slice out, though, and there are 4 or 5 layers in there! Swooning over the soft colors and that perfect flower swag.

 

More soft pastels and sweetness:

(By Rouvelee's Creations)

And teensy carrots! Yes!

 

And finally, a gracefully chic Lady Easter Bunny:

(By Dolle Drentsel Dagen, but I can't find the website. Help?)

Isn't she gorgeous? And so unique, like an art doll sculpt! Love.

 

Hope you all have a beautiful Easter Sunday!

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