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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
Aug242015

If Only The Bakers Could Go Back...

Is everyone back to school now? Yes? Oh, good.

Ahem hem hem.

STAY IN THERE, KIDS.

 

 

 

If this isn't grounds for keeping art in school, then I don't know what is.

 

And my personal favorite:

 

 

Thanks to Sarah S., Ashley W., Kerry F., Ashley N., Montse L., & Stephanie C. for inspiring one last ode to education:


Going back
Sinking in despair
Here's mud in your keyboard

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Sunday
Aug232015

Sunday Sweets: Modern, Funky, Cool!

Traditional cakes are awesome, sure, but sometimes you want a crisp, modern twist:

(By Torta Deliziosa)

...like this!

Check out that 3D grid pattern. Stunning!

 

Another clever design:

(By Sweet Sensations, Inc - now closed permanently - & featured here)

Those paper-like bubbles add just the right amount of interest - no color needed!

 

But for those who want ALL the colors, I've got something for you, too:

(By Cafe Orbis Cakes)

Graphic, geometric, and totally groovy.
(Look closely; there are patterns embossed in the pixels!)

 

This pinwheel cascade is the stuff chevron-covered dreams are made of:

(By cakelava)

Ahhhh.

 

And here's a new-to-me technique that I just love:

(Bakery unknown; all source links are 404. Anyone recognize it?)

Ruffly swirl goodness!

 

But perhaps you prefer something a bit more awesomely angular. Even, dare I say, spectacularly spiky?

(By Yellow Cake Company)

It's modern art come to life - and ready to be plated.

 

Speaking of art, here's one that looks like an edible, 3D oil painting:

(By Lucia Simeone)

Plus: Poppies! My favorite!

 

These asymmetrical petals remind me of Old Hollywood glamour:

(By Charm City Cakes)

Can't you just see this as a satin dress from the 1920s?
(And notice that oh-so-subtle peach ombre coloring. Beautiful.)

 

Color, whimsy, and more impressive patterns:

(By Kim Giles, featured here)

Love how most of the color is blowing off the cake - and how it takes an extra moment to see all the white-on-white designs.

 

And finally, some superb swoopiness with just the right balance of modern and traditional:

(By Torte Di Nadia)

That pink ruffle bit is blowing my mind. Love how it bridges that bold, modern cube pattern with the delicate flowers! SO GOOD.

 

Hope you guys have a Sweet Sunday!

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