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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
Aug192018

Sunday Sweets Celebrates Tiki Tiki Tiki Cakes!

If you're a fellow Dizgeek, then my title already has the Tiki Room song stuck in your head. So hey, you're welcome for that. [wink]

I've noticed Tiki stuff is all the rage lately, and not just where the birds sing words and the flowers croon. From Tiki mugs to brightly printed shirts, sooo much art, and of course kitschy cute Tiki bars like Trader Sam's, I'm loving the tidal wave of Tiki!

Now, let's find some Tiki cakes.

[By Very Unique Cakes in New Jersey]

Yaaaas, look how great these colors are together! And the teeny tiki torches are so cute!

 

That was for a one year old's party, but I also found some tiki-riffic wedding cakes:

[By Cake Lava in Las Vegas]

The bride & groom tikis crack me up. Those expressions!

 

Here's a fun one with flames:

[By Sweet Boutique Cakes in Arkansas]

I like the mix of buttercream with fondant - and the flame crown is such a clever design.

 

The baker calls this next one "Freaky Tiki":

[By Man Bakes Cake for Sugar Spooks]

This would be fun for Halloween! The heads on the right are totally reminding me of Beetlejuice - remember the waiting room scene?

 

Here's a bright and cartoony style:

[By The Icing On The Cake in Virginia]

 

And, finally! One with a Tiki bird!

[By Gloria Cakes in Brazil]

D'awww.

I like that there's something Tiki for every age.

 

This one wins for Most Realistic Tiki:

[By Edible Art Works in Michigan]

Look at the wood-grain! Daaaaaang. Great design, too, I like the flaming stick in the mouth.

 

Ohhh, here's something completely different: a deliciously retro, mid-century modern style:

[By Charm City Cakes in both Baltimore & LA]

Perfect retro kitsch, right here! Diggin' the hand-painting and the Polynesian house on top.

 

And finally, more fantastic wood-grain, plus fruity drink spears, tropical flowers, beach sand - the whole package!

[By Emma Jayne Cake Design in the UK]

Aw yeah.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope these made you smile!

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Friday
Aug172018

GET A GRIP, MIKAYLA'S MOM

Ahh, children's birthday parties. The balloons, the games, the judgey parents inspecting your hand towels - and of course, the enormous icing phallus on little Mikayla's cake:

Talk about the elephant in the room! I guess the rest of him is invisible.

 

Thanks to Freda for taking us down the path of snickers and knowing glances. Now SHHHH, before the kids start asking questions.

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