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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
Jan092017

See? Not Just An American Thing

And now, for a little international flair, here's a Cake Wreck all the way from Norway. We begin with a guy ordering a cake for his coworker, Arnold:

(The original article is written in Norwegian, so I've put this conversation through Google Translate.)
"Can I please order a marzipan cake?"
"That's fine. What is the name on it?"
"Yes it will be Arnold 60 years. Happy Birthday."
"Arne 60..."
"No. Arnold!"
"Arna?"
"No! Arnold like in 'Arnold Schwarzenegger.'"
"Oh... huh. Arnold like in 'Arnold Schwarzenegger?'"
"Yes."
"Are you sure."
"Yes in heaven's name. You shall write it as said!!! Yeah, print it! In a hurry!"

 

I want to believe Google Translate is completely accurate and this is exactly how Norwegians talk.
Because that would be hilarious. (Shhh, let me have this, Europe.)

Okay. Here's the cake in all its Norwegian glory:

 

Thanks, Karl E. - and hey, come with me... if you want to eat.

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Sunday
Jan082017

Sunday Sweets Goes Geek - Again!

It's been far too long since we drooled over geeky weddings, you guys. LET'S FIX THAT.

(By Cakes By Kayleigh)

At first I thought this was just a Doctor Who/Star Wars mashup, but look closer: there's also a Stargate, Serenity from Firefly, the Enterprise, a pokéball, and Link's sword! (Did I miss anything?)

 

For the classic video game fans:

(By Aux TROIS petits cochons)

D'aww. Digging the arcade buttons on the cake board!

 

Oooh, and here's the prettiest Settlers of Catan cake I've ever seen:

(By The Cake Whisperer)

With little bride and groom sheep! Ah! I DIE FROM TEH CUTE.

 

Maybe you're more of a Game of Thrones person:

(By Tastefully Yours Cake Art)

In that case, any way you slice it, you'll definitely have enough swords.

 

How about a Dark Knight for your big day?

(By Star Cakes)

Ok, so this MAY not be a wedding cake. But in my defense: PREEETTTTTY.

 

I think you all know the way to my heart, though:

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)

With sparkly steampunk, of course!

This design reminds me of the new Toothsome Chocolate Emporium here in Orlando - aka, the prettiest steampunk chocolate factory ever. Like this cake, it's shiny and colorful as opposed to rusty and grungy. (I took ALL the photos if you want to see.)

 

Here comes another epic mashup:

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

WOW.

Sharyn and I were bemoaning the fact that we had to pick just ONE Black Cherry cake to post this week. They are THE source for fabulous geek designs, you guys. So good. Who else could put together Miyazaki, Bleach, Supernatural, and Star Wars this seamlessly?

 

Oh! And speaking of fandoms that go together, have you heard of SuperWhoLock?

(By The London Baker)

That's Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock. (See the smiley on the TARDIS? And the 221B?)

 

This next one may not be a specific fandom, but, um, space is geeky, right?

(By Le Sucre au Four)

Besides, how cute is that rocket ship?? SQUEE! I love the smoke trail!

 

And finally, friends, Romans, Dizgeeks... BEHOLD.

(By Crumb.s)

The most beautiful Beauty and the Beast cake yet! I believe that's entirely hand-painted, and I can't get over how vivid the colors are. So perfect!

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope these cakes helped make it extra Sweet.

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