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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: Dark Beauties

There's really no such thing as a "typical" wedding cake anymore.
So today, we're going to give in to our dark sides a little.

We have to start with classic black, right?

(By Hey There Cupcake, California)

Stunning, hand-painted black.


Of course, there are a lot of dark choices beyond black. How about this gorgeous teal number?

(By Have+Some+Cake, United Kingdom)

The rich color, offset tier, and hand-painting really put this one over the top.


Or maybe you'd prefer a forest that isn't at all forbidding.

(By Immaculate Confections, United Kingdom)

In fact, I'd call it enchanting.


This red cake was inspired by Melisandre, the Red Priestess from "Game of Thrones."

(By Candytuft Cakes, Ireland)

It doesn't need to cast a glamour to be beautiful. Wow.


Then there are the times you just want to burst onto the scene and yell, "Ta da!"

(By Kuchen Diva, Switzerland)

Ta da!

The "origami" is edible wafer paper. So clever.


This purple cake isn't exactly a shrinking violet:

(By Dolce Lusso Cakes, United Kingdom)

Those are handmade sugar orchids; I like how the gold leaf really makes them pop.


And look at all the different textures on this stunner:

(By Foxtail Bakeshop, Oregon)

Quick. Somebody knit me this cake!


The baker went for a crumpled metal effect on this steampunk-inspired cake, very funky cool:

(By Sylwia Sobiegraj The Cake Designer, Ireland)

Plus it took me a second to realize only two of the roses are sculpted; the middle one is hand-painted.
Proving yet again that steampunk doesn't have to be brown!


Not that there's anything wrong with brown, of course...

(By Cove Cake Design, Ireland)

Mmm. Do you think that's chocolate? I think it's chocolate. Does anyone have a fork so I can check? And maybe some milk?

But I digress...


Let's end with a splash of deep, dark color:

(By The Cocoa Cakery, Canada)

I think I'm in love.

These cakes certainly prove there's no reason to be afraid of the dark.

Isn't that Sweet?


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Reader Comments (10)

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

All I can think of with these dark cakes is an entire wedding guest list freaking out the next day at the terrifying colors in the toilet.

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

All of these are absolutely gorgeous. But here's the thing (that my pragmatic self thought immediately): OMG, all of these are gonna cause seriously concerning poop colors. Sorry, just keepin' it real. Also, especially for the red one, I can't imagine it's not bitter tasting with that deep of a red.
Still, every one of them is stunning and I'd have a hard time choosing a favorite.

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Wowza! Gorgeous!

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr912

These are amazing! I don't care what they would do to my teeth!!

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I'm thinking of all of the pictures from the reception with black, red, or teal smiles! That has to be hard to get off teeth and lips! It would be clever if you were a Trickster kind of bride!

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJewels

These are gorgeous. However, if I were a Game of Thrones fan, I don't believe I would want a red wedding cake. Just sayin'.

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJody Eiden

Yes, I read the other comments.

Hopefully, the bride foresaw the possibilities, but included a little reminder -- in rhyme -- to expect the wedding cake to come out slightly different colors from what went in:

"Tomorrow we hope you'll all feel clean
Despite your waters being shades of green."

She could have included a little pack of handy-wipes to compensate.

December 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

While all are stunning, the origami is truly original!! My fav for sure.

December 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I love the deep shade of teal in that last one. Amazing cakes.

February 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterImogen

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