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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: No More Tiers!

This week I thought we'd look at cakes just like me: short, but sweet.


Not only are today's Sweets all a single tier tall, they're also fantastic inspiration for us mere mortals. After all, most of us will never attempt a giant showstopper cake, but we MIGHT get ambitious with a little one.

(By The Cake That Ate Paris)

Which isn't to say I have any chance of crafting something this lovely, but a girl can dream, right?
(And please tell me they used a template for those perfect polka dots. )


Look at this sweet swirly rose!

(By Sarah's Pastries & Candies, now DBA S. Levy Foods)

I like the touch of glitter on the edges.


Or instead of one BIG flower, you could try a whole bouquet:

(By Arty Tarts)


Or go for something dark and dramatic:

(By Mito Sweets)

That metallic red! Yes.


This blue damask is my favorite color combo today:

(By Layers & Crumbs)

It's just so rich, and that little pop of gold, with all those clean lines? Perfection.


But a standing ovation, please, for the bakery making beauties like this using only buttercream:

(By White Flower Cake Shoppe)

That's right, no fondant! It IS possible!


Not that I'm slamming fondant, of course. Fondant gives us perfect pastel ruffles:

(By Wooden Heart Cakes)


And sugarpaste gives us gorgeous, porcelain-like flowers:

(By Truffle Cake & Pastry, featured here)

In fact, I've always liked that you can keep your gumpaste flowers as a souvenir, long after the cake itself is gone.


Here's one of my favorite designs for ages:

(By Zoe Clark Cakes)

I've always wanted to try this someday. I love how the roses seem to float right on the top edge.


And finally, let's talk about this clever use of the cake board:

(By Marina Danovska)

Lace overload! Look at all that glorious texture! And you guys, did you see? It has a tiny ladybug on top. AAA! Love.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Sunday Sweets: Masquerade!

Mardi Gras is this week, peeps, and you know what THAT means:

(Rachel Noel Designs)

Time to make Fat Tuesday live up to its nommilicious name!


Although I found so many gorgeous masquerade cakes this week I've decided today will be less Mardi Gras and more carnival masks in general. That way I can show off ALL the colors.

Speaking of which, let's kick off with a classic:

(By Petit Cali Cupcakes)

Ahhh. Gold leaf, black lace, and red roses were meant to be together.


Or for something kicky:

(By Jessica's Cakes & Cupcakes)

Love the topsy turvy design here; doesn't it look like it's dancing?


You guys, these textures are everything:

(By Shannon Bond Cake Design)

What are those on the bottom? Glass drops? And the berry sprigs are perfection.


Here's one inspired by fire and ice:

(By Cake Central User dittle)

I like the reversed colors and patterns on the mask.


And another stunner:

(By Kelvin Chua of Vinism Sugar Art)

Look at those metallics! Ah! And the butterfly mask matches the one on the cake board!


A sweet pastel number:

(By The Frostery)

So many cute elements - see the striped handle for the top mask? And I'm digging the random confetti bits sprinkled around.


If you're looking for wedding inspiration, I've got you covered right here:

(By Ana Paz Cakes)



And this next one is - dare I say it? - peachy keen:

(By The Brighton Cake Company)

Those are all handcrafted sugar flowers - can you believe it? So gorgeous, I want one to wear!


And finally, I don't know how they did this next one, but I think I'm in love:

(By Clairella Cakes)

Look at that oh-so-subtle leafy texture, and those colors! Ah! Reminds me of old-fashioned marble paper, or a soft watercolor painting. And while I'm collecting cake things to wear, I'd like that top mask, pretty please. :D


Hope you all enjoyed! Have a sweet Sunday, and a merry Mardi Gras!


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