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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

Why You Don't Raid Other People's Refrigerators

[opening fridge] "Hey Sarah, you got any bee...AAAAUUGGHHH!!!!"


For those of you who would otherwise insist on knowing the whys and wherefores of this photo, here's what submitter Sarah M. had to say for herself (yes, she's the baker):

Subject: I swear I do get paid for making cakes

"The attached however was for a friend's surprise birthday party at a Chinese restaurant and since the birthday girl was born in the year of the rat, well I thought a giant rat cake would be appropriate."

Good thinking. Rats as a whole get far too little face time in the world of cakes.

"However my air conditioning failed halfway through the process and the butter cream icing began to destabilize and well all I could save was the head with the light up eyes."

Yep, see that tin foil "tail"? It's electric!

"The recipient of the cake claimed to my face it was the best d**n thing she had ever received.

- Sarah (I have more talent than this) M."

Sarah, I think I speak for everyone here when I say: you really need to buy better beer. Is that Miller Lite I spy in the door? Tsk, tsk. Oh, and also: we should all be so lucky to have friends make us electrified rodent heads for our birthday celebrations. Right, guys?

And from my other blog, Epbot:


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Sunday Sweets Goes Green For St. Paddy's

Saint Patrick's Day is coming, but it's a rare treat to find a cake as elegant as this Claddagh design for the holiday:

(By Cake Gallery)

Who needs flowers with clovers this sweet?


So rather than featuring all Leprechauns and pots of gold, today I'm also mixing in some gorgeous wedding cakes in one of my favorite colors:

(By Sweet Sugar Treats)



There's something so cheerful about bright emerald green, am I right?

Just like soft mossy greens make you feel at least 80% less stabby:

(By Tort Ekaterinburg)

Srsly, next time you're stuck in traffic, think about this cake. It'll totally help.


Now combine those two greens, and throw in some teensy pink roses...

(By Red Carpet Cake Design)


That piping is blowing my mind. Perfect swags *and* brush embroidery!


This oh-so-subtle St. Patrick's design has the most incredible tiered tree on top:

(By Bobbette and Belle)

You've probably spotted the pot of gold, but what about the tiny Leprechaun?
(Took me a minute!)


I heard a delicious rumor that this pot of gold is filled with a layer of cheesecake:

(By Topsy Turvy)

[heavy breathing]
[repeated attempts to lick the screen]



You know, I'd never have thought this color combo would work, but WOW does it:

(By The Cake Tress)


And since orange is my favorite favorite color, of COURSE I'm feeling this next one:

(By Jim Smeal)

Look closely; those lines are all hand-piped!


There's a new trend of making cakes as beautiful inside as they are out, and lemme tell ya:

(By Make Fabulous Cakes)



In fact, since you really can't have a St. Patrick's Day celebration without at least ONE rainbow...

(By Rosie Cake Diva)'s a cake with ALL the rainbows. [squee!]

In fact, you can keep your pot o' gold, Mr. Leprechaun; I'll just take this cake.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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