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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: Pretty As A Peacock

When I was younger, I read somewhere that having peacock feathers in the house was bad luck. Something about the "eyes" on the feathers being evil.

Now, I don't know about you, but if I could gaze into these eyes all day, I'd consider myself downright lucky.

(Baker unknown)

Especially if I had a fork.


In fact, I'd feel pretty fortunate if I had any of these cakes around.

(By Sweet On Cake, sub'd by Paul M.)

Who could dread such a perfect fall of feathers?


And this little birdie would be welcome in any season:

(By Tasha's Tasty Treats)

Especially with all that intricate Mehndi-inspired piping! Wow.


Here's another pipe(ing)-dream:

(By Conjurer's Kitchen)

Look closely. See the peacock?
(And wouldn't those piped feathers make a lovely tattoo?)


Check out how this next one manages to convey "peacock" without a single beak or feather:

(By Fleur De Lisa Cake)


And another modern take:

(By The Royal Bakery)

That crest on top is too perfect.


Not that I'm dissing feathers, mind you!

(By McGreevy Cakes)

I want these as earrings.


You can even have a gorgeous peacock cake without a hint of their iconic blue:

(By Sweet Little Morsels)

So soft and sweet! I like the blush of pink in the flower buds.


Or for a real statement, how about white-on-white?

(By Martha Stewart Weddings)

Fingers crossed the bird was the ring-bearer.


Think we can eat the cake out of the middle of this and turn it into a lamp?

(By Vinism Sugar Art)

Eat your heart out, Tiffany.


And finally, if you've got it, flaunt it!:

(By Cakelava)

Well, it seems we've run out of peacock Sweets.

How unlucky.


Can't get enough peacock Sweets? Then here's 11 more!  Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (9)

Beautiful :D

June 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

My wedding theme and colors!

June 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShay

When I think of peacocks I think of Percival in the novel Diamond In the Window by Jane Langton. Now that was a lucky bird. Lovely craft.

June 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

#8 #9 are my favorites

June 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

When you announced year of the best wrecks it never crossed my mind that it would also be a year of the sweetest most breath taking... I am loving it!

June 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMsanthrope

So pretty... the bakers should be proud as peacocks about these!

June 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Awesome cakes! I live on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and we are known for our peacocks! Not everyone embraces these beautiful creatures, but I think it's great that we have them!

June 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

That next-to-last one, the one made to look like stained glass, is STUNNING!

June 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

These are very beautiful! Fleur de Lisa's cake makes me think of the 1920s. Every Sunday I smile with Sunday Sweets!

June 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

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