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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

Sunday Sweets: Beauty And The Best Cakes

It's opening weekend for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, so guess what I've got for you today!

That's right, cakes from the animated version!

(By Sugar & Spice)

Woot woot!


Don't get me wrong, peeps, Emma Watson is amazing. Nothin' but love there. However, CGI furniture-people just can't compete with this adorableness:

(By Zoe's Fancy Cakes)

Right? And like Cogsworth says, "If it's not Baroque, don't fix it."


Don't worry, though; you can still love the new movie. I've decided to allow it. ;)

In fact, I even have cakes that work for either version:

(By Flying Bat Beaver)

Like this prettiness inspired by Belle's dress!


Or how about this "glass dome" over the famous rose?


And look at the other side!

(By Koalipops, video here)



Here's another beauty based on Belle's dress:

(By Sylvia Castaneda)

Talk about swag! I think this is my favorite today: sweet, simple perfection.


Although this little Chip and Mrs. Potts are charming to a tea:

(By Fatto di Zucchero)


Anyone out there love The Enchanted Christmas?

(By Giada's Cakes)

D'aww. Beast's expression is everything here. And I'm digging those snowy pine cones at the bottom.


Now here's a cake that really shines:

(By It's All About The Cake)

Tell me you don't want to steal that rose topper. And Mrs. Potts. And Chip. And the whole cake.


Of course we can't have Beauty and the Beast Sweets without an epic wedding cake, so...

(By Walt Disney World Resorts)


Those metallic gold drapes are blowing my mind. And the soft damask pattern is just right.


Now one more castle cake, this time with more stunning stained glass:

(By Karen Anne Cakes)

Now that's a beauty.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Be sure to tell me what you thought of the new movie in the comments, if you've seen it; I'm still debating braving the opening week crowds!


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Reader Comments (21)

I saw it as part of a Girl Scout outing yesterday & I thought it was GORGEOUS!! I read the negative reviews the movie is getting & I wonder if we saw the same movie. The Beast's face is so believable I didn't realize it WAS CGI, & Emma Watson was perfect as Belle. And that girl can DEFINITELY sing! As for the "gay controversy", it is WILDLY overblown. If I hadn't been looking for it, I doubt I would have noticed it, & I still can't decide if it was that or a standard comic relief gag.

If you can watch this movie without tears in your eyes by the end, you have no heart. (Although I did think the timing of the ending was a bit peculiar. No spoilers, but tell me what you think.)

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

As a serious collector of Beauty & the Beast memorabilia, this is my favorite ever Cake Wrecks post! I want to steal ALL. THE. CAKE.

I'm going to the movie on Monday; hopefully the crowds won't be too awful then. The early reviews are great!

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

We saw it last night and found it visually stunning. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens have really great voices, and do justice to the songs. I've always loved Kevin Kline, so he was a personal favorite. I never would've picked out Ewan MacGregor without seeing the credits, though. Dang.

It was almost sad seeing Luke Evans go from noble hero (Hobbit) to sinister villain, though. =)

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKillian

The movie was so beautiful! I loved the music and Belle's dinner scene when they sang "Be Our Guest" was over-the-top, magical, fun. My daughter and I have already talked about going to see it again.

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

Loved it! The thing I liked most was how they managed to keep Belle feeling distinct from Hermione, since they are different characters. Belle reads for fun, and Hermione reads to learn. Belle is dazed and distracted, and Hermione finds it easy to concentrate. Belle meant so much to me, as a daydreaming brunette bookworm, like me, and I was worried they would make her Hermione 2.0. And they got it right!

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

Are those pinecones or roses?

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTrinity

I am SO glad for the B&tB Sweets. The last cake was my absolute I-want-to-live-there-favorite, but the stained-glass rose cakes came close.

Go see the movie! Ignore the nit-picky complainers. Good idea to wait a bit; the only part of the movie was finding a place to park! It was lovely (also my 1st 3D movie) and fun. Audra McDonald, fer crine out loud! Dan Stevens has a gorgeous voice. Best of all was sitting next to our family's young "Belle."

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

I went to see it and I loved it. Some parts or so magical and beautiful they made me cry!

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDana

I absolutely loved the new movie! I bought my ticket ahead of time so no crowds to really contend with.

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Really beautiful stuff.....
Although, I was hoping for a Little Prince....
He had a Very Special Rose, too...


March 19, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Love today's Sweets. My daughter (28) took me on Friday, release date here in the UK, as an early Mother's Day treat (along with dinner at Frankie & Benny's). I was wonderful. The costumes, the dresses, the castle, and Luke Evans. I know he was a real bad guy, but LUKE EVANS singing! I agree that the whole gay thing was not there. In the animation LeFou had a crush on Gaston and nobody said anything then. Go and see it, sing along, cry, and enjoy. 😀

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGina

OMG! As if you've included my little cake on Sunday sweets!! I'm speechless!!
I saw the stained glass cake recently and loved it!
I'm off to see the film on Saturday and soooo looking forward to it!!
Still can't believe you featured my cake!!! 😘
Thank you!!
Heather from It's all about the cake

I was a little skeptical of the movie because the rest of the live-action adaptations have left me cold, but I loved this one. It kept everything I loved about the animated version and the things it added really added depth to the story. In my opinion, they got this right.

I don't know about opening-weekend crowds, though. I wouldn't have gone to our tiny-town theater until next weekend if my husband (!) hadn't insisted.

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Yaaaah Heather! The It's all about the cake cake is beautiful! Love it.

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

I DO love The Enchanted Christmas! Which is why I must point out that this cake is not depicting The Enchanted Christmas. (That would be her big, red ball gown. Or her winter coat over her blue dress for ice skating and tree hunting.) This is just the "Something There" scene from the original.

That being said, I love all of these cakes! Some bakers are truly artists.

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

So many pretty things. I plan to see the movie next week so this is if perfect timing!

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Okay, first of all: your "little" cake, Heather? It lights up! It has sculpted characters and a glass dome and IT LIGHTS UP. The rest of us are in awe at your skills! Don't you dare hide that light under a bushel!

Secondly, I saw the movie Friday night and I, too, loved it. Vocally, I really thought Emma Watson didn't quite have the chops she needed, but her voice was nice. Emma Thompson, on the other hand, did a lovely job with an iconic song, Ewan McGregor was wonderful as always and Dan Stevens was impressive; I didn't know he could sing like that. Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline and Stanley Tucci were all marvelous. Finally, Audra McDonald is a goddess among women. The end.

March 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSharell

Apparently I am heartless, but then again I am a redhead so no soul. Anyways, I watched it without tears in my eyes. However, I could not take my eyes off it and therefore enjoyed the show.

March 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

I finally saw it last night and it was wonderful; better than expected. A lot of niggling questions left unanswered in the animated movie were explained, such as why the townspeople didn't know about this huge whompin' castle!

One nitpick I did have is that the new songs they added weren't all that impressive. In particular, the song the Beast sings after he lets Belle go is fairly "meh" - almost boring. It would have been perfection if instead he had sung the powerful, tragic and beautiful "If I Can't Love Her" from the Broadway show.

Also...WHY THE DOG?!! I managed not to cry until..THE DOG!!!

March 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I loved the new movie! I'm a little late, but oh well. Unlike Lisa, I adored Beast's new song; I don't know, it wasn't so much the power behind it for me, but the words and how I could hear the emotion in each note. Maybe I'll lose that when I listen to it out of the context of the film, like I was projecting it or something, but I loved it in the movie.

I honestly loved everything about it. The little touches, like Lefou throwing money around all subtle-like to get the tavern singing about Gaston, the weird continuity errors they fixed (like how in the animated version he'd have to be 11 when he was Beastified, if they've been cursed for 10 years and he has a 21st-birthday time limit...). I didn't have a problem with Belle either, I thought she was very believable and her songs were nice if not knock-your-socks-off powerful.

In conclusion, go see it and see what you think! It's really a movie you have to judge for yourself, since it's got so much nostalgia and hype riding on it. It has been my favorite Disney classic and one of my favorite fairy tales for most of my life; I am happy that it didn't disappoint me, and that's really all I can say about it, lol.

March 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSilverTiger

I watched it last week and it was AWESOME! The actors are all so well-cast, it's visually stunning, and I really liked that it gave some background information to flesh out the characters.
The only sad part was that over here in Germany everything gets dubbed in German, so you can't hear the actors' original voices. And you could see that the mouth movements didn't match. :( I'm so looking forward to the DVD release...

April 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoni

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