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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 Special Feature: The "Mirror Cakes" of Olga Noskova

The shiny "mirror cakes" of Olga Noskova have been going viral the past few weeks, and today I am jumping on that shiny, shiny bandwagon, you guys, because LOOKIE:

When I first saw this cake my jaw literally dropped. And that's coming from someone whose JOB is to look at the world's most beautiful cakes.


I thought I'd seen it all.



Check out this marbling:


And this funky-cool fluting:


Incredibly, Noskova's cakes even look as beautiful inside as they do out:


So how does she do it?

Here's a short video from Noskova's brand new Youtube channel to illustrate:

The "mirror glaze" is a poured on gelatin mixture, and is apparently an old French technique that just isn't used very often. (Although I bet it's about to get a LOT more popular. Ha!)


And while everyone is focusing on that incredible shine, it turns out Nokova has perfected another incredible cake texture:


A velvety matte speckle, which she achieves with a powered sprayer.


Both of her signature textures together:


This is cake art in every sense of the word, but as John pointed out to me, it's cake art that you still want to eat. Somehow Noskova has managed to make her cakes look as delicious as they are beautiful - and we all know that's no small task in the modern cake world.

Head over to Olga's Instagram for sooo much more (it wasn't easy to narrow down my favs!), and then watch her new Youtube channel for hopefully more instructional vids to come.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Friday Favs 5/27/16

A few of my favorite new submissions this week:


I like to call this one: "Or... not."

Bonus Monty Python Joke: "Prepare to wreck in 1... 2... 5!"


More baffling stock cake sayings:

"Help you Get over the hill!"


Eesh, makes you wonder what ever happened to plain ol' "Happy Birthday."

Oh right. That.


Sometimes a bakery display compels you to write bakery slogans in your head.
And by "you," I of course mean "me," because who else thinks about funny cakes this much? (No, really, TELL ME. I need more friends.)


[dramatic announcer voice] "Come for the horrifying poop toad, stay for the buttfaces!"

Ok, so maybe I'll stay out of advertising. WHAT.


Ruh-roh, looks like little Bob-the-Minion accidentally floated over to the nude beach!

(Wait for it. Waaaait for it.)



Thanks to Morgan D., Bree W., Denise G., Allegra G., & Shannon N. for keeping things beachy peen.


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