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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: Masquerade!

Mardi Gras is this week, peeps, and you know what THAT means:

(Rachel Noel Designs)

Time to make Fat Tuesday live up to its nommilicious name!


Although I found so many gorgeous masquerade cakes this week I've decided today will be less Mardi Gras and more carnival masks in general. That way I can show off ALL the colors.

Speaking of which, let's kick off with a classic:

(By Petit Cali Cupcakes)

Ahhh. Gold leaf, black lace, and red roses were meant to be together.


Or for something kicky:

(By Jessica's Cakes & Cupcakes)

Love the topsy turvy design here; doesn't it look like it's dancing?


You guys, these textures are everything:

(By Shannon Bond Cake Design)

What are those on the bottom? Glass drops? And the berry sprigs are perfection.


Here's one inspired by fire and ice:

(By Cake Central User dittle)

I like the reversed colors and patterns on the mask.


And another stunner:

(By Kelvin Chua of Vinism Sugar Art)

Look at those metallics! Ah! And the butterfly mask matches the one on the cake board!


A sweet pastel number:

(By The Frostery)

So many cute elements - see the striped handle for the top mask? And I'm digging the random confetti bits sprinkled around.


If you're looking for wedding inspiration, I've got you covered right here:

(By Ana Paz Cakes)



And this next one is - dare I say it? - peachy keen:

(By The Brighton Cake Company)

Those are all handcrafted sugar flowers - can you believe it? So gorgeous, I want one to wear!


And finally, I don't know how they did this next one, but I think I'm in love:

(By Clairella Cakes)

Look at that oh-so-subtle leafy texture, and those colors! Ah! Reminds me of old-fashioned marble paper, or a soft watercolor painting. And while I'm collecting cake things to wear, I'd like that top mask, pretty please. :D


Hope you all enjoyed! Have a sweet Sunday, and a merry Mardi Gras!


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Reader Comments (9)

When The Great King Cake Debacle of 2017 begins, I will comfort myself by looking at these beautiful creations.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

It's impossible for me to read/hear the word "masquerade" without wanting to break into song.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

When I saw cake #5, all I could think of was the Robert Frost poem "Some say the world will end in fire/Some say ice/From what I've tasted of desire/I hold with those who favor fire/But if it had to perish twice/I think I know enough of hate/To say that, for destruction, ice is also great/And would suffice."

Besides being pretty, it's also disturbingly appropriate these days. So let's enjoy gorgeous cakes today!

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The flowers are pretty on the peachy one but the expression on the face looks like it just caught a whiff of something bad.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Wowee-- the topsyturvy pinky kinky really DOES appear to be sashaying a hip or two...AND shoulder, too!
=^~.~^= FUNdis Gras, all!

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Ooooh, so pretty! The last water-colored, leafy textured cake is my favorite.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

I propose we start a pool to see when someone will use #4 as an inspiration pic and proceed to stick bubble wrap on the cake.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDaniele

These are all exceptionally beautiful. Works of art, really. The second one has a super Phantom of the Opera vibe.

February 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTay Hoover

Do people EAT these??!!! Wow!

February 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFM

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