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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
Monday
May022016

Get Your Red Pens Ready, Teachers

Teachers, this is your week - but what can I say about you unsung heroes that hasn't already been said?

 

I mean, in relation to teaching?

Ahahahahhahahaha! Ahah. Ha. Yeeeah.

Ahem.

 

Look, teachers, you know how much we need you.

 

Heck, just a quick jaunt around this blog makes it painfully obvious.

 

 

 

So please, let me just be the latest of many to say:

We REALLY need more of you art teachers out there.

I mean, really. This is just SAD.

 

And also: Thank you, teachers. Please don't ever leave us. Because if you've secretly been banding together to send in all these cakes showing how much we need you, well...

 

Thanks to Christina, Jane B., Kahre B., Jennifer B., Leah P., Laura K., Erin, & McKenzie A. for taking us to school.

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Sunday
May012016

Sunday Sweets Celebrates Mother Goose Day!

Baby Showers are getting pretty weird these days, but lucky for us, not every mom-to-be relishes the thought of fondant nipples and edible C-sections at her party. In fact - and this may blow your mind if you're a regular CW reader - some folks still have shower cakes that are NOT filled with gory red jam!

So since today is Mother Goose Day, let's take a trip down "No Dismemberment Required" Lane, and see how some of Mother Goose's most famous nursery rhymes can look extra Sweet.

 

Hey Diddle Diddle

(By Little Cherry Cake Company)

SO CUTE.

And in case you don't remember the rhyme - as I didn't:

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed,
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

 

Hickory Dickory Dock

(By Cakes By Robin)

We all remember this one, though, right? And this cake looks like the illustration come to life!

 

Little Bo Peep

(By The Butter End Bakery)

This one has illustrations from several nursery rhymes, and I love the vintage feel of the line work on those soft pastels.

 

Jack and Jill

(By Cakeaters)

Bet you never thought I'd find a Jack and Jill cake, huh? And check out that forced perspective with the well! So clever.

 

This Little Piggy

(By Mama Wa Cakes)

Ahh, the world's first game of Footsie, set to rhyme. I suppose technically this is just a cute pig cake, but since she has a cupcake, I choose to believe this is the Piggy who went to market... to buy cupcakes.

(No need to tell me "went to market" meant something else back then, ya bunch of Debbie Downers; I DON'T NEED TO KNOW.)

 

Humpty Dumpty

(By Cakes By Candus)

Totally in love with Humpy's little striped legs and arms - and that dapper top hat!

 

Three Blind Mice

(By Jacquis Cakes)

Oops. I know I promised no dismemberment, but I just remembered how this rhyme goes. o.0 These mice appear to still have their tails, though, so I guess this is pre-Farmer's-Wife-with-the-carving-knife. (In the kitchen. Because Clue.)

 

Rock A Bye Baby

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

Like so many classic nursery rhymes this one always confused me: why are we romanticizing a baby falling out of a tree? Maybe the little bunny and squirrel are there to break the baby's fall. Or they'll go fetch a tiny little trampoline. Or... I'm overthinking this, aren't I? Um... LOOK HOW SWEET.
(The teensy mushrooms! Squee!)

 

And finally, though The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe may not be a Mother Goose rhyme (there's some debate, and then I got bored researching it, but I'm sure someone will explain in the comments), you HAVE to see this cake:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Coolest. Shoe house. EVAHHHH.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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