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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: Rich & Rustic Autumn Jewels

Orange is my favorite color, so I am ALL about Fall, y'all.

It's not just the warm colors, though; I love rich jewel tones and gleaming metallics:

[By Arte & Sabor in Costa Rica]


Not to mention the natural touches of tree bark and dried leaves:

[By Bellaria Cake Design in the Netherlands]

It's all so elegant, but manages to feel welcoming at the same time - like a warm hug that smells of spices and rain. Mmmm.


Check out this gilded beauty with her sugar marble base:

[By Have Some Cake in the UK]

Fit for an Autumn Queen!


This mossy number has the sweetest succulent accents:

[By Chiki New York]

I love how bright and modern it is - and those curled ferns!


Have you noticed all the pale aqua touches in the Fall decor hitting stores right now? It's so unexpected, but I freaking love it. Especially when you pair it with copper or warm golds, like this:

[By Sonja Mclean, who has a tutorial here!]

Hnnnng. So good.


Check out the hanging wedding rings on this cutie:

[By Asli of Mutlu Gün Kurabiyecisi in Turkey]

D'awww. So fun!


Autumn needs more purple, right? Especially purples like this?

[By Nix Kitchen in Malaysia]

Those greenery swags make the whole cake!


I need to see someone slicing through this sugar "bark"; it looks too real!

[By That Little Cake Place in the UK]

WOWIE. I just... I just want to poke it.


Oooh, these rough scraped metallics are speaking to my soul:

[By Have Some Cake in the UK]

Those red streaks? And the way the gold blends right into the cake board? And just, you know, all of it? ::knowing nod of extreme approval::


This last one is definitely filled with Autumn Magic, gang, because it is straight up levitating:

[By Shelby Elizabeth Cakes in Texas, featured here.]

I'll just be over here collecting my jaw off the desk.

I hope these made you smile! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (6)

I love the purple and cream cake with the greenery swags going up the sides. The bottom tier looks like vanilla and boysenberry ice cream that I want to eat with a spoon!

October 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

The purple! Love.

October 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLindaS

That last one looks positively elvish. Galadriel's birthday perhaps?

October 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJai

I hate to be that person, but so you know: fiddlehead ferns only look like that in spring, as they're first coming up out of the ground. It's a beautiful cake, but it is not a FALL-themed cake!

October 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

Your Sunday cakes are always beautiful. The problem for me with all the metallics, steaampunks and textures is that they don't necessarily look EDIBLE any more.

October 7, 2018 | Unregistered Commentergloria p

all so beautiful! Love Fall and thel colors

October 7, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermary

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