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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 Strikes Gold

I don't have a pot of gold for you today, minions, but I *do* have the shiniest, sweetest gold cakes.

(Carrie's Cakes, Utah)


Which are much, MUCH prettier. Not to mention tastier.

(Alena's Cakes)

These gold drips look like liquid metal! Amazing.


Sometimes you need just a touch of gold to make your cake sing:

(Albena Cake Design, Canada)


Other times, MORE IS MORE:

(Exquisite Wedding Cakes, Pennsylvania)

I starting singing "Shiny" from Moana when I first saw this. Scrub the deck, my friends. Aw yeah.


Did you know dyed pear slices could look like bright peacock feathers?

(Tortik Annuchka, Moscow)

Neither did I!! But I love the contrast of textures here, so gorgeous.


I had to remind myself this gasp-worthy beauty is edible; it looks like gilded porcelain!

(Honey Love Cakery, permanently closed)


Oooh, and check out the sheen on these mermaid scales:

(Maricota Chocolateria, Brazil)



Come for the gold honeycomb pattern, stay for the ADORABLE bumblebee:


I also love the ink drawing on the second tier. So many great design elements!


Dark jewel tones + gold = heaven for our eyeballs.

(I can't find the baker. Help?)


And finally, let's end on a high note (heh) with a completely edible, golden gramophone:

(Cake Story, Moscow)

WOW. Now that is Sweet.


Happy St. Patrick's Day, my friends! Be careful with the green beer tonight, hear? ;)


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Reader Comments (11)

OMG so pretty :D

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I would have to make that bee on #8 into a brooch. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Oh, my! As much as I love green (pear slices), the gramophone had me putting my ear to the screen, to hear what was going to come on...(I think it may have been Al Jolson...!)

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

So pretty!! I really like the gold with jewel tone one.

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterErica

So many favorites today - I thought the mermaid would be my favorite (Ooooh! Chocolate!), until I saw the second-to-last cake; I'm speechless.

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

I Love that mermaid fishtail!

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

The ruffled flower on the top of the hint of gold cake is exquisite. It's rare that I click through to the web sites provided, seeing as how I'm not in the market for a fancy cake, but after seeing that, I couldn't resist. Gorgeous!

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

I just saw a video tutorial about the pears this week. You use crushed blue and green hard candy, like Jolly Ranchers. Sprinkle over pear slices and bake. And, I think theyโ€™re lovely.

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

@juice, I totally agree. That one is just . . . wow!

March 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The honeycomb pattern cake looks like 3 rolls of decorated stacked toilet tissue sitting on a commode. :) But pretty.

March 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

These are stunning! The first one made me think of a 50th anniversary party, a celebration of many beautiful years. And oh, the mermaid โ€˜s scales! Wow!

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

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