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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
Sep142014

Sunday Sweets: Flowery Praise

Today? No sculpting. Just beautiful cakes-that-look-like cakes, plus gorgeous sugar flowers.

LET'S DO THIS.

(By Cakes by Mifa)

Those soft ombré ruffles are like a dream vacation for my eyes. Ahhhh. And isn't it amazing how that one sugar branch makes the whole cake?

 

I love how the lilies pop on this monochromatic number:

(By Dream Cake Factory)

Like a line drawing come to life!

 

I've seen wedding cakes modeled after the bride's gown, but here's a first for me: one that matches the Flower Girl!

(By HapiCakes, now renamed Hazel Wong Cake Design)

Ah! So perfect!

 

The baker calls this next one "coffee and cream":

(By Marlene of CakeHeaven)

Fantastic brush embroidery on the flowers, and those soft ruffles & flower sprays are putting the "chic" in "shabby chic."

 

Or, for a more modern look:

(By Ames Cake Creations)

If this were an art exhibit I'd call it, "Flower, Deconstructed." So cool!

 

And if you really want to amp up the drama:

(By White Rose Bakery [now closed], via The Perfect Palette)

It doesn't get more timeless than this! Wowza.

 

Most sugar flowers are technically edible, but of course you wouldn't really WANT to eat them.
Buttercream flowers, on the other hand?

(By Arty Cakes)

Delicious *and* delightful.

 

Here's another cool design: the bottom tier looks like one giant flower:

(By But A Dream Custom Cakes)

Or maybe more like four giant flowers, put together. Whichever, I LIKE.

 

And these bright colors & little corkscrew vines = instant summertime fun.

(Google can't find this one at all, so I think it must be from Facebook. Anyone recognize it?)

Looking at this, I almost don't mind that it's still 93 degrees outside. Almost.

 

And this cool blue beauty has a retro flair to it that I'm really digging:

(Photo by Captured Moments Photography, but there are so many I can't tell which one, and baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

Really love the modern shapes to the tiers, though, which complement each other beautifully.

 

And finally, a pastel rainbow so stunning I had to look three times to make sure they weren't real flowers:

(By Sylvia Weinstock Cakes)

Mmmmm. Rainbowy flower goodness. And the quilting! And gold leaf stripes! Definitely my happy place for the day.

Hope you guys found some happy here, too! Happy Sunday!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Friday
Sep122014

Pipe Dreams

"Okay, Tiger, you can do this. It's just an engagement cake, nothing to be afraid of.

"Here goes..."

"Steady... steeeeady..."

"Perfect!

 

"Now to finish up the delicate vine-work on this wedding cake."

[grunting]

 

"This next one calls for 'Cornelli Lace'. Huh."

 

"NAILED IT."

 

And for my piece de resistance, a magical Cinderella coach for the bride and groom's table!!

 

WITNESS THE MAJESTY OF MY CREATION!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!

HAHA!

Heh. Aheh.

I should probably go back to the deli now.

 

Thanks to Jenna P., Jade C., Catherine C., and Vanessa S. for letting me play with clipart again.

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