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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
Jan312016

Sunday Sweets Inspired By The Red Carpet!

Ever see a wedding cake modeled after the bride's dress?

(By Sugarland)

SO COOL.

 

In fact, fashion-inspired cakes are a Sweet new trend, from celebrity red carpet looks:

(By Zorica's Cake Art)

 

To runway fashions!

(By Cake Mistress)

 

I love that bakers pair their creations with the inspiration photo, so we can see how they interpreted the design.

(By Art Cakes Prague)

Not to mention the added bonus of seeing fabulous dresses. :D

 

That said, I don't have an inspiration photo for this next one; I just reeeeallly like it:

(By Jeanne Winslow Cake Design)

You can tell it's also modeled after a sari, though; look at that perfect draping!

 

Here's another:

(By Beau Petit Cupcakes)

It's amazing how the cake captures the overall feel of the outfit without copying it exactly.

 

Of course, some designs follow much closer than others:

(By Floral Cakes By Jessica MV)

That feather texture is awesome!

 

These, too:

(By CooCakeCachoo)

Not to mention that oh-so-intricate beading in the middle, and the ruching on top.

 

This one just makes me happy:

(By Sweet ObsesShan)

Fantastic lace, hand-painted colors, and I like how the swag on top echoes the off-the-shoulder neckline.

 

Ah, now THIS one made my jaw drop:

(By Cake Mistress)

That jagged texture on the cake is STUNNING, like an art sculpture! And then with the floral swag floating off the top tier, and the sparkles? Amazing. I haven't seen a design this creative in ages.

 

And finally, a masterpiece of edible sequins that someone will have to explain to me:

(By Cake Heart)

How did they do that?

Of course, like with a magic trick, I'm ok not knowing. It's enough to sit here and marvel. (Or drool, as the case may be.)

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Friday
Jan292016

Playing The Name Game

Sure, names are hard, and with folks naming their kids Kyd and Blendrr and "Jennifer with one N", you can't really blame the poor bakers for getting it wrong.

Unless it's really funny, of course.

 

Think "Eva" is easy to spell? Well it is. Almost... [eyes narrowing]... TOO EASY.

I guess the "Balloons" is silent.

 

For Michael:

"I C what you did there."

(True Story: I only included this one for the punch line. WHUT.)

 

For Avery:

Each and Avery time.

 

Here's the trouble with sounding out "Jose":

 

A new nick name for Stacey:

 

And for Brooke!

 

But Christie Lynn gets a promotion:

 

And finally, the always classic, "Stephen with a 'ph'":

via

 

Thanks to Donna M., Alecia W., Anna B., Cap, Michelle F., Jennifer C., Christie G., & Steph D. for the phuper phweet phpelling.

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