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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
Jun262016

Sunday Sweets: Pretty Little Things

They say good things come in small packages, and today we're going to see if that applies to cake.

Because I'll be honest, I have my doubts. (More cake is always better, right?)

(By Eva Salazar)

OoooOOooooh.

Ok, this is some picture perfect draping, right here. And that bow! Ah!

 

(By Cotton & Crumbs)

OH SNAP. A flower topper that's the same size as the cake itself?! I'm officially starting to see the appeal of smaller Sweets.

 

(By Lael Cakes)

Oh, and hey, at this size I don't have to share, right? [grabby hands]

 

I was tempted to base an entire Sweets post around this next one:

(By Freshly Squeez'd - now Letterpress Bakery)

Oh my stars!
Absolutely heavenly.

 

And can we talk about this redonkulously adorable unicorn?

(By Bella Baking)

Now I want to stick cute unicorn heads and pudgy little feet on every one-tier cake I see.

 

Now prepare for a little dose of drama:

(By Red Polka-Dot Designs)

Because sweet scrolly hearts and rippling ruffles, this is STUNNING.

 

Are you onboard with one-tier Sweets yet? 'Cuz if not, this little confetti-and-balloons number should convince you:

(By Blissfully Sweet Cakes)

 

Or this whale of a cake:

(By Whipped Bakeshop)

(The little water spout!!)

 

There's a new small cake trend out there that emphasizes a more abstract design, usually with colorful drips, flowers, and an assortment of pretty bits and bobs scattered around, like this:

(By The Little Cake Box)

...and lemme tell you, I LOVE IT. (Check out the upside down drips!)

 

In fact, here's my favorite good-thing-in-a-small-package this week:

(By Slice Artisan Cakes)

SO PRETTY!

Ok, bakers, you convinced me: sometimes small cakes ARE better.

Hope the rest of you enjoyed! Happy Sunday!

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Friday
Jun242016

Friday Favs 6/24/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:

 

They asked for a sportsball cake that said "Way To Go!"

They GOT a wedding cake that said:

"Way you go"

I love the lack of punctuation. It's basically the cake version of that unflappable old guy on a front porch watching the big action fight tumble down the street in front of him. "Yerp. Way you go."

 

And you KNOW I'm gonna milk this one for all its worth:

DON'T SAY 'A CURD.'

 

Which reminds me, did you know Monday was the Summer Solstice?

Um, that's "Solstice," bakers.

DANGIT, SOL.

 

And finally, here's a Wreck to the third power:

First, the customer spelled "farewell" wrong on the order form.

THEN the baker misspelled the misspelling on the actual cake.

Which gives us:

BEST. GOODBYE CAKE. EVER.

 

Thanks to Kristen B., John A., Vici R., Patti, & Meagan G. for reminding us failing well is ALWAYS an option.

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