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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 Is Ready For LURRRVE

You guys!

Valentine's Day is just 6 days away!

So I think it's time to follow your heart...

(By That Baking Girl)

...right over here to the dessert table.


Because that's where all the giant cupcakes are:

(By Andrea's Sweet Cakes)

You know what my favorite thing about cupcakes is?
Not having to share.

Those rules still apply here, right?


I guess Valentines' IS all about sharing the love, though, so here:

(By Enna's Cake Design)



Or how about this one?

(By Sugar & Spice Gourmandise)

Hand-painted goodness!


Yep, I've got a little something for everyone. Whether you love Disney...

(By Sugar Love & Passion)


Or steampunk...

(By Sugarplum Cake Shop)


Or classic tattoos...

(By Rock Cakes)


Or ice cream shoes!

(By Cake Heart)

Believe it or not, that's based on real shoes that actually exist, my friends.

So the next time you're feeling blue, I want you to remember that there are ice cream shoes in the world. Instant mood lifter, lemme tell ya.


Another mood lifter? This engagement cake:

(By Sweet Love Cake Couture)



I've been staring at this next one forever, and I honestly can't tell if that's real lace or not:

(By Cakes by Polina Laskova)

I'll be taking opinions/guesses/bets in the comments.


Red, black, and gold may be classic, but I'm also digging this soft pink-and-gray number:

(By My Sweetart)


And last but never least, check out the insanely awesome textures on this one!

(By Precious Taarten)


Here's hoping you spend V-day with people you love, guys! Or with extra snuggly pets. Or - in a perfect world - both.

Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (42)

The lace is absolutely real. No,'s piped. Or, maybe ... real? Piped?

What it IS, is GORGEOUS!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie


February 8, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

lace is fake: the flowers aren't all the same

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGodot

I could probably get that lace piped on that well with the proper dose of sedatives! I think it''s edible.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Looking at Polina Laskova's gallery of work she has used lace designs on several of her cakes. This one has the same exact lace pattern as the heart but white:

Again in black:

There's a 2nd lace design used for several other cakes as well. I'm wondering if there is some pre-made edible lace sheets? I suppose should could pipe all that and uses the same design over and over because its familiar but I'm more likely to believe there is a stencil or patter.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Seriously now -- how could you eat any of those??? SO BEAUTIFUL!!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLarriann

Chocolate lace. Yummy

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJo

*Follow-up to my previous post regarding the lace. In this image of you can see a seam left of center. So the lace must be some sort of pre-made product. Still beautiful, though.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

That's definitely sugar lace aka sugar veil aka cake lace.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkatiewoo

I'm going to go with real lace.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTracey S.

I think it's edible liquid lace made in a mold.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMom

Cake lace is awesome stuff. Super flexible too. Totally looks real

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRb

The lace is real. I wondered what happened to that old pair of tap pants that I had a while back. They must have ended up at the Goodwill bakery! =^~.~^=

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

They are all wonderful! I've never seen quilling made out of icing before - on the pink & gray Love You cake. (You & the flower are done in quilling, a technique usually using strips of paper for scrapbooking, cards, etc.) These people are artists!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjust me

Wow, I almost forgot how beautiful cakes can really be!!!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCindy R.

Looks like it was made with Sugar Veil

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBarbi

Maybe they used real lace to make an impression, then they hand painted it black.

The "chalkboard" black cake is one of the better uses of black I've seen recently!

All of these are great, but I wish they all weren't based on fondant.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I'm going with the sugar veil crowd.

Also, I freaking love that black engagement cake!!!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMadi

OMG Jen the black engagement cake is so perfect!!! I really hope that she said yes!😊😘

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaximum Ride

The lacey one is SugarVeil. It's pretty awesome to work with and it's like a cross between royal icing and fondant. The Mickey cake is to die for!!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Of course the lace is real. No matter what it's made of, it's real lace. The tatting is amazing, no matter which.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKarenMarie

I think the lace is a stencil from Evil Cake Genius (and I sooo want that Steam Punk cake!)

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Tattoo cake... Tattoo... cake... Tattoo....

I need it!!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

you can buy edible cake lace or you can make your own with silicon lace molds

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersara

Sugar Veil for lace...beautiful!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I want a chalkboard cake. That is all.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu


February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterToni

I think real lace was used to stencil the pattern on the cake. I've seen it done on shows. It's gorgeous.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Maybe real lace was pressed into the surface then removed to act like a stencil?

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I looked up sugar veil and found the same pattern was used in cake here as in the wearable gallery on their site ( ). What an amazing product!

The cakes are all beautiful today, but my favorite is the ice cream shoe! Wow!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBecky C.

I absolutely adore that first one. How adorable! As for the ice cream heels, afraid they'd be a bit much for me to wear in real life. Don't know if you saw the ice cream flats though- if they weren't so expensive I'd probably buy those- how cute!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeachkins

I am super jealous of that Disney one. My fiance and I got engaged at Disneyland and we had a Disney themed engagement cake. The cake was beautiful, but not like this Sweets beauty. I really want it!

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShellsBells

I Googled katiewoo's comment about sugar lace and found this:

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeckyH

Cutesy, sexy, flirty, and a just a few shades of grey. So many styles for so many types of lovers!

The cake shoes are adorbs, but I could buy a LOT of cake for what they cost! Then again, I would be putting it on my feet instead of my hips as usual.

February 8, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

That isn't real lace. It's Sugarveil. Flexible icing made in molds. You can freehand with it too. Great for making spiderwebs! Awesome cakes this week!!

February 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMandy F

your cakes are true art; my favorite two things are ice cream and shoes!!! The Ice Cream Shoe Cake wins my favorite vote.

February 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusie Nelms

Wow. That's all I've got to say. Just wow. :)

February 9, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersuphred

The lace is made with a mould, like an engraved silicone sheet, which you spread special icing over that stays a little flexible when it dries. There are several patterns of mould available.

February 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBritjap

The lace is definitely drawn on. The part where the lace flower pattern is and the simulated tension is unreal, but where the bows are, if you look closely, you can see that it's meticulous cross-hatched illustration. I was a studio art major and I've done similar drawings.

February 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterN.P.

love the cupcake one.

February 9, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

<throwing in a vintage 2c piece>
My hubby makes lace. That cake is not covered in real made-of-thread bobbin lace, the lines go in all the wrong directions. Whether it is paper, sugar or paint I cannot say. But at least it's not cotton. :-) Looks like how people (talented, artistic people, not wreckerators) *draw* lace. Pretty, at any rate.

February 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAA

She could have possibly used a stencil... Piping gel or airbrush could come out very nicely with a steady hand. :) Just a thought.

February 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeautifulgeek

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