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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: Stare-Worthy Christmas Cakes

Sometimes, with all this holiday hustle and bustle,
you just need a few minutes to stare at some pretty cakes.


Let's start with this tranquil little cabin in the woods:

(By Elena Gnut Cake, Russia)

I love how the top looks like a snow drift, and the snowy 3D trees on the side.


That's the kind of place you could imagine stumbling onto this magical scene:

(By Natalya Eletskaya, Russia)

Aww. Look at that light; it practically glows.


And speaking of things that glow:

(By Cake Heaven by Marlene, Malta)

Hey hey, there, Rudolph. ::honk!::


Here's a cozy little number:

(By Tastefully Yours Cake Art, Australia)

Sweaters and snow and putting stars on the tree: these are a few of my favorite things.


Check out the shine on this one:

(By Sweet Delights Cakery, Michigan)

The tiers look more like satin than sugar!


Another dramatic beauty:

(By May Bakes Cakes, United Kingdom)

It doesn't get more classic than this.


Or there's this quilted design to instantly transport you to Grandma's house:

(By Aspasia Stamou, Greece, flower by sugar artist Aggeliki Manta, Greece)

Anyone else want to recreate this in fabric? I love the shading.


I'm going to imagine someone's quilting it right now in this cozy village:

(By Daniel Dieguez, Spain)

It's so peaceful.


And take a look at the wood grain between the layers on this topiary cake:

(By Sweet Delights Cakery, Michigan)

So clever!


Ahh, yep, I could stare at pretty Christmas cakes for hours.

(By Veronica Seta, Cake Designer, Italy)

In fact, I could stare at this one for 12 days.

(Because it's a 12 Days of Christmas design - see the partridge and the pear? And the swan, gold ring, and leaping lady? I bet there are even more on the back, so fun.)

Whatever you're staring at today, friends, I hope your Sunday - and your holiday - is extra Sweet.


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Reader Comments (4)

Another great selection of Sunday Sweets. You two do great work. Thank you. Merry Christmas.

December 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Erickson

These are so lovely. The one with roses has got to be for a Christmas theme wedding. it would be for mine!

December 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

They are all beautiful but #4 and # 9 are my favorites.

December 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEvie_M

First cake: "Whose woods there are, I think I know, his house is in the village though . . . "

December 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Ilene Delaney

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