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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

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Sunday
May192019

11 MerMay Sweets

It's Mer-May, minions!

Let's make some waves.

(Canberra Cake Designer, Australia)

This sugar glass "water" is the stuff that dreams are made of. How did they get those color blends?
HOW?

 

When I first saw this cake I thought it was tiny, but it's actually huge!

(Paloma Sempere Gras, Spain)

And look at all that detail! I can't get over her floating hair.

 

More gorgeous sugar glass:

(Lolli Cakes By Ella, California)

 

And look at these adorable pastel cuties:

(Patricia Arribálzaga, Spain)

I like the way the tail are tucked in the wavy layers, so clever.

 

Plus I have to show you one more from Patricia, because this tail pop is too cute:

 

Of course if we're talking mermaids, we have to include a certain red-head:

(From Instagram, but I can't track the baker down. Help?)

This is my new favorite art of Ariel, I love how pastel she is. And check out the little clams on top, with the pearls inside!

 

And now for something... completely different:

(Daniel Diéguez, UK)

What can I say except, you're welcome. :D

(I was so tempted to put this one last and call him the Happy Ending.)

 

I almost didn't include this evil siren, but I think you guys will appreciate her total badassness:

(Dmytrii Puga, Ukraine)

Ahhh-MAZING. I still can't believe she's cake.

 

My friend Bianca reminded me I have to show off a cake of the ORIGINAL mermaid inspiration, so here ya go:

(Kyrsten's Sweet Designs, Pennsylvania)

Barbara Manatee says, "Draw me like your French girls."

:D

(DAT FACE.)

 

Not technically a mermaid, but this stained glass hippocampus designs is too stunning to leave out:

(Steel Penny Cakes, Pennsylvania)

 

And last but not least, an Art Nouveau beauty that made my jaw drop:

(Fatiha Kadi Cake Designer, Hungary)

You guys go on ahead. I'mma just stare at this a while.

::dreamy sigh::

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope the rest of your week goes swimmingly.

*****

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Sunday
May122019

10 Sweets For All Moms, But Especially Mine

Happy Mother's Day, all moms-but-especially-mine!

(Vkusno Bar, Russia)

You moms are the cat's meow; totally paw-some.

 

And while all moms are different, I bet a lot of you could come together over donuts and coffee:

(Sharp Tooth Treats, Canada)

Or if not, over cookies of donuts and coffee. Because seriously, how cute are these??

 

Do you have a Queen Mum in your life? Because this cake is fit for royalty:

(Cakes By Kasib, UK)

I call my mother-in-law "Mum," and she proudly displays a pair of red stiletto heels that she used to wear on a shelf in her living room. (She's currently in her seventies.) So yeah, this cake is perfect for her. :D

 

It's also hard to go wrong with a box of chocolates, no matter what the occasion:

(Amanda's Little Cake Boutique, UK)

My mom especially appreciates chocolate after a long hard day of not having any chocolate.
Same, Mom. Same.

 

This next beauty was created to support The Global Fund, particularly the fight for healthy moms and babies:

(Mad Hen Cakes, Australia)

Perfect for Mother's Day, right? I love the way the red ribbons form her skirt.

 

While we're talking moms and health care: did you know today is also International Nurses Day? This one's dear to my heart because my mom, Sharon, was an ICU RN most of my childhood, 'til a bad car accident left her unable to work. I never really understood what Mom did until much later in life, and I'm still in awe. Plus Mom is still very much our family nurse, ha, so here's a sweet cake for ALL the nurses, moms, and nurse moms out there:

(Karolyn's Kakes, Pennsylvania)

Thank you, nurses! You are all heroes who deserve cake today. :)

 

Now back to this adorableness:

(Yashina Olesya, Russia)

Bear hugs!

 

And some bunnies to love!

(Hey Cake Tripoli, Libya)

I love this new clear lollipop trend with embedded flowers, btw. So sweet.

 

One more cutie bearing gifts:

(CakeHeaven by Marlene, Malta)

 

And finally, a sweet mother daughter cake in my favorite colors:

(Kek Couture, Turkey)

Teal and orange! Woot woot!
I love the soft pink roses in the frames, too, and the family locket is a sweet touch.

 

Happy Mother's Day again, moms, and happy Sunday to everyone else! However you're spending your day today, here's hoping it's extra Sweet.

*****

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