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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
Jun112018

Wrecks For The Reading Room

It's National Bathroom Reading month, minions, and I can honestly say I've been training for this moment my entire career.

Let's plunge ahead, shall we?

Get it? Plunge... a head?

But no need to clean that old broom handle; stains add authenticity.

 

Oh, and please, do sit down.

...carefully.

This may explain certain sticks in certain places, is all I'm saying.

 

Of course I don't want to lay the poo puns on too thick.

(OH DEER)

Not when a light smearing will do.

 

After all, these wrecks are dedicated to you, dedicated bathroom readers. You fans of fecality, you sitters of the throne! You, who know what a strain life can be sometimes...

In space, no one can hear you stream.

 

You, who enjoy celebrating the little things, especially when they make no sense:

That's one way to make balloon animals more realistic.

 

You, who likes EVERYTHING about your superheroes to be super:

I told Wolverine to go easy on the Shawarma.

 

Bad Hulk! BAAAD!

 

So happy bathroom reading, minions. May your day be flushed with victory, your ideas free-flowing, and your craps - when given - all be flying:

 

Thanks to Sphinx, Susan H., Jodi B., Angel S., Emery & Laney, Jenny, Carrie, & Desirae for coming through in a pinch.

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Sunday
Jun102018

Sunday Sweets: Wedding Towers

Don't you love how the wedding cake has evolved over the past 10 years? So much color and texture and personality! I'm really liking the modern tower look lately, too, like this:

(By Iced N' Frosted in Houston, Texas)

I mean, WOWIE.

 

This one's a little more traditional, but still has that sleek column look going:

(By Shannon Bond Cake Design in Kansas)

Look at those textures! Tissue thin ruffles, a watercolor fade, and pops of metallic gold? YES.

 

Of course not all columns have to be round:

(By Have Some Cake in West Midlands, UK)

This one reaches new heights (heh) with more incredible textures: love those stamped tiles.

 

I've never seen a cake shaped quite like this one - it almost looks like a hammered gold vase on top:

(By Nana Rose Cake in Dubai)

And oh, those colors!

 

Or maybe you'd prefer a cool and classic white-on-white?

(By De La Creme Creative Studio in St. Louis)

The hexagon pattern and shapes are so perfect, so clean - and that floral swag has me swooning.

 

Does it get any more classic than black and white stripes?

(By The Mischief Maker in Kentucky)

Nope. What else can be so whimsical and stylish at the same time? Plus the flowers really make it.

 

Here comes my only "short stack" today - which still proves you can have the column cake look even for a smaller wedding:

(By Sophia Fox in Portugal)

I'm such a sucker for hand-painted cakes, you guys, and that oversized, offset flower on top? SO GOOD.

 

Speaking of hand-painted pretties, LOOK:

(By Nasa Mala Zavrzlama in Serbia)

It doesn't get any more dramatic - or romantic - than this! Doesn't the bottom tier look like suede?

 

More drama ahead, get those sunglasses out:

(By Cakelava in Las Vegas)

...cuz it's so SHINY!

I'm digging the gold leaf leaves; so deliciously over the top with all those delicate pink flowers.

 

Aha, speaking of delicate and pink:

(By Kek Couture in Istanbul)

LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY.

I don't know where to begin, the draped "fabric," the gilded molding, or - ermergersh - the floating butterflies! Let's just say I caught myself humming "So This Is Love" from Cinderella.... to a cake.

 

I hope you guys enjoyed today's wedding lineup! Happy Sunday!

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