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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 Goes To A New Dimension!

One of my favorite things about cake art is how it can bridge the gap between 2D and 3D. I absolutely love it when bakers fool me, like this:

[By Moli Cakes in Slovakia]

Check it out: the rose stem is only painted on the bottom, but transitions to a real one on top! In fact, all the flowers here are 3D.


I can't get enough of this technique; adding in little sculpted touches like that gives a traditional cake so much more dimension! Look how this dress flows down the tiers, and how the bouquet stands out:

[By Good Gosh Ganache in Texas]


Or how about this steamy stunner:

[By Cakes By Julie]

I could swear that smoke is moving! And the flattened perspective on the train? AMAZEBALLS.


Even a thickened "paint" look can trick the eye:

[By Claudia Prati in Italy]

Makes you want to reach out and touch it, right? Right before shoving your whole face in? :D


Here's a clever use of sugar cookies:

[By Hunny Danny Cake in Moscow]

I love cookie decorations like this! It's almost like a layered paper cutting, or an edible scrapbook page.


Another example:

[By Love Cookies & Art by Andrea Costoya in Brazil]

Check out that sword balancing on the edge. So good.


A big bunch of bubblegum balloons:

[By Tastefully Yours Cake Art in Australia]


And check out how the sculpted pumpkins on this middle tier add to the illusion, so you just want to fall into that big blue sky:

[By Viva La Buttercream in California]

Let's also stop to appreciate the fact that that is ALL BUTTERCREAM, gang. Whaaaaaat.


This beauty almost broke my brain:

[By Elena Gnut Cake in Russia]

How clever is that painting, so you feel like you're looking IN to the cake? And that sculpted finial is the perfect cherry on top.


And finally, for the best day ever, check out this sweet Rapunzel:

[By My Cake - Natalia Casaballe in Argentina]

That braid is the stuff that cakey dreams are made of!


Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (10)

OMG so dreamy :D :D

November 4, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Wow. Just wow. Rapunzel is amazing but my favorite is the little blonde girl holding the pink and white balloons.

November 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

HOW did they make that smoke?

November 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Is the next-to-last cake referencing “Beauty And The Beast”? ‘Cause that’s immediately what I thought of.

And that first sunflower cake (fourth down) makes me think of a Van Gogh painting. Can’t you just see it with an Amy Pond somewhere?

November 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The smoke is most likely a printed image, maybe from here.

November 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

I’m in love with that second cake. Just beautiful!

November 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

Gorgeous as always. <sigh>

November 4, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterdutchgrl47

Wow, trompe-l'œil the cake edition.


November 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Did you notice that tiny engineer in the train cake?? I wonder if that is Jaxon? All these cakes are Amazing!!! I'd eat them!!

November 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterbelovedbyHim

I loved the second cake! It is so elegant, and it is incredible that the baker was able to make the dress pop out of the cake slowly. It is also impressive that they were able to continue drawing of the girl when the tiers change. I love the ribbon on the back of the dress; it was a unique detail.

November 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commenteremmaline

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