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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

Entries in Sunday Sweets (550)

Sunday
Mar172019

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)

Magic.

 

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

(Tomima)

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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Sunday
Mar102019

Sunday Sweets: IT'S ABOUT TIME

Goooood morning, Sweets fans! In case you missed it, most of us lost an hour last night thanks to Daylight Saving Time. (GRUMBLE GRUMBLE MUTTER CURSE.)

So in this trying time, let us look towards the patron saint of being late:

(Cut The Cake Kitchen, UK)

The White Rabbit!

He may be late for a very important date, but who can stay mad looking at this? Love the soft blues and Cheshire's painted eyes, which I could swear are actually glowing.

 

Yep, since we're going to spend all day complaining about the clock, we may as well look at some gorgeous edible ones:

(Cake Virtuoso Studio, Ireland)

OooOOooh. As much as I'd like to take out my sleepy aggression on a cakey clock, this one deserves a protective glass dome and a place of honor.

 

I can't figure out how big this next one is, but the intricate gears inside are giving me all the heart eyes:

(Sirha Catering, France)

 

Speaking of gears, how about a steampunk twist on the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock?"

(Cake Dutchess, The Netherlands)

The mouse actually ran up the clock because he's a horologist and it was running slow.
#TheMoreYouKnow

 

Weird question: do you have a favorite clock? 'Cuz I do: the gilded 13 hour clock in Labyrinth. Sadly I couldn't find a cake version of it, but this one is close!

(Sweetness, location unknown)

I like the faceted gem up top, and all the swoopy leaf details.

 

Remember when Salvador Dali clocks were all the rage? I think they were required wall decor back in college.

(By Peapodlucy on Deviant Art)

Of course the melting clock is great, but the goldfish and her waterfall are the real show-stoppers.
Plus those peacock feathers!

 

Have to include a Cuckoo clock, because this one is adorable:

(Short North Piece of Cake, Ohio)

It's just so happy.

 

Ahh, but we can't talk about time - and how much we wish we could change it - without THIS colorful character:

(Bijou's Sweet Treats, Virginia)

VAN GOGH!

:D

Er, I mean Doctor Who!

There are so many great TARDIS cakes out there, but this one grabbed my heart with that luscious buttercream "paint" - it's so perfect.

 

Now, granted, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside... but can it hit 88 mph?

(By Ron Ben-Israel. Photo by Christopher Duggan)

Besides, this Delorean wedding cake (AW YEAH) also features the clock tower, so that's like a two-fer today. My favorite bit is the lightning bolt up top; such a great design.

 

And finally, let's end our time together with a little more steampunk:

(Cakes By Suzanne, Ireland)

Anyone else coming back for seconds?
And see what I did there?

:D

Happy Sunday, everyone! May your day be Sweet and your coffee be strong.

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