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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 Falls For Fall

While I fully embrace early Christmas decorations, let's be real: it's still Fall, and I really, really, really love orange.

[By Cherry Blossom Cakes in England]

[whispering] It's so beautifuuuul.


Not to mention we don't get all the pretty leaves changing here in Florida - much less the cooler weather - so I've got to find ways to celebrate Fall everywhere I can.

[By Sue of IC Sugar in Australia]

Ohh, plus a Disney tie-in? BONUS.


There's so much to love in this one:

[By Dragons & Daffodils Cakes in Wales]

The top looks like a glowing candle! Plus the nearly-bare branch topper, the leafy frame, and the ombre orange bottom? YASSS.


Loving the peek-a-boo scene in this one:

[By Magical Edible Art in British Columbia]


And here comes the rare exception to my "no naked cakes" rule:

[I can't find the baker - help?]

This could almost bring me around on naked cakes, y'all. :D I like how the bottom looks like a giant whoopie pie - and all those leaves and acorns!


You don't see many grays or pale blues in Fall designs, which is a shame, because look how pretty:

[By Angela Penta Cakes in Italy]

The orange really pops with this! Plus those Wonderland checkerboards have me swooning.


Proof that we need more purples and bright yellows with our orange cakes:

[By May Bakes Cakes in the UK]

Right? Those flowers bring the whole thing together and make it sing.


Speaking of flowers, here come my favorite kind:

[By Maria Valjuk, but I can't find her website. Anyone know it?]

ORANGE POPPIES. Heaven, you guys. Heaven.


Detouring from orange for a moment to show you one of the prettiest non-traditional Fall cakes I've found:

[By Magical Edible Art in British Columbia]

Those textures! Wood and rope and a sweet tarnished padlock, plus a peek-a-boo bear? It's just all so good.


And finally, back to orange with this incredible gravity-defyer:

[By Have Some Cake in the UK]



I hope you all enjoyed, and are having a lovely Fall weekend! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (8)

Pretty sure there’s a whooooole other layer of meaning to that bear cake. :)

November 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterECS

@ECS: I take it you don't mean the Pooh bear cake.

November 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I love the mushroom cake.... but they are all so pretty

November 11, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermary

While these are undeniably awesome, November 11th falls on a Sunday this year, so I was kind of expecting a salute to our vets.

November 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Thank you for keeping to autumn. Winter holidays stuff can start the the day after Thanksgiving.

November 11, 2018 | Unregistered Commentercarisa

My take-away from this is that naked cakes are okay as long as they are giant whoopie pies

November 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJustme

See, that's the trick to naked cakes: You have to work with the cake, not against it. Too many bakers try to treat it just like a typical frosting-covered cake that you use as the background for your design. But with a naked cake, the texture and color of the cake itself has got to be part of the overall look you're going for, and in this case, the natural/woodsy/gingerbread motif worked out very well. Naked-cake decorating isn't unusually difficult, but it IS new, and there aren't yet very many people who know how to make it look good.

November 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

Oh these are all so beautiful. Living in a place that doesn't really get anywhere near the autumn colours of the northern hemisphere, these remind me of the colours from when I lived in Canada.

November 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKiwiCath

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