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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: Half And Half

We're getting the ultimate twofer this week, cake fans, because today is all about half-and-half wedding cakes! You know, the ones that are Traditional in the front, Party in the back?

[By Just Simply Delicious in North Carolina]

It's like a mullet, only not in every conceivable way. Because it's awesome.

I like the trend of putting these in front of mirrors, so the fun side peeks out in the reflection. Such a cool surprise for the guests!


This idea first took off with half-chocolate cakes - essentially combining the traditional Groom's cake with the wedding cake - and that style is still pretty popular:

[By Beckaboo's Cakes in Virginia]

I loooooove this soft draping effect; like a pretty cloth laid over a chocolate cake!


My Spidey sense are tingling with this one:

[By Kimmy Cakes Couture Cake Design in the UK]

Those lines are so clean and perfect!


This couple's wedding topper gives a strong hint as to what's on the other side:

Hogwarts! And they're riding Hagrid's motorcycle!

[By Sticky Sponge Cakes in the UK]


This one actually made me gasp:

[By Cakes By Nicola, but I can't find the right website for her. Anyone know?]

The right half is empty air! And it's lit up! Not only is this a STUNNING piece of cake art, it's also a brilliant (pun intended) way to make a smaller cake look twice its size. Wow. So, so good.


Now back to geeky stuff:

[By Zoey's Bakehouse in India]

Check out that torn away fondant for the transition - love that.


Another fantastic topper on this Batman wedding cake:

[Baker Unknown, anyone recognize it?]


But Superman has to get his turn!

[Baker Unknown. Help?]

Swooning for all that gleaming silver.


Here's a transition I never would have thought of: popcorn!

[By Kingfisher Cakes in North West England]

How cute is this? I hope they had a whole movie theme with the wedding.


And finally, perhaps the most quintessential "His and Hers" design:

[By Mirtha's P-arty Cakes in Shropshire, UK]

These details make my jaw drop. The tiny beads! The watch chain! The boutonniere! Absolute perfection, no two ways about it. ;)


Hope you all enjoyed! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (9)

Omg those take some real talent! :O

September 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I emailed you back, maybe they miscarried.

Take 1 (her sister who seems to have taken ownership of the photos)

The latter found by searching on a more presentable image from the cakecentral collection.

Take 2

Cakes by Curly

Take 3:

And that one is by a commercial photographer; he needs credit, too.


[Editor’s note- I’m sorry, Chris. We’re at a big convention and I forgot to update the post. I’ll make the edits tonight. Thanks again for the help! - john]

September 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

That last one is giving me definite Amy/Rory vibes. Maybe a little Tardis around the back?

September 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Wow!!! on all of these!

September 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Wow oh Wow oh Wow. some talented decorators there.

September 2, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterjust me

Oohoooo! The shiny silver Superman one is mine! Thankyou very much! Xxx

September 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAboutcake

Awesome! Love these!

September 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

The ones with superhero/spiderman thins on are lame and juvenile looking.

September 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterI said BOW, slave

The silver superman half and half cake was my wedding cake made by the amazing ‘aboutcake’
This was the best surprise on my wedding day and still to this day is the best cake I have ever seen!! Claire is the best!!

September 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLouisa

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