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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
Oct082017

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:

(By Desiree Aguirre)

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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Friday
Oct062017

Halloween "Huh?"s

For today's cakes I have no answers. Only questions.

Uh, what's up with her nose? (Or should I say "down with her nose?")
I like to think it's just a wart, but I get the feeling that it'sss...not.

 

Why is the toilet paper angry?

 

What do colorful sperm have to do with Halloween?
(Granted, "Happy" I could see...)

 

WHAT in the name of sweet Lassie is that spider doing?!?

 

I have two questions for Mr. Ghost-with-the-Most here:
First, why did the Wreckerator feel it necessary to include two small chocolate bars and a gummi worm? And second, why, oh why, did s/he put them there and in that order?

 

Now, I don't want to leave you with all questions, my dear Wreckies, so here's a cake that answers the following:

Q) What do you get if you cross Princess Leia, Dracula, and the Bride of Frankenstein?

A) This:

 

Paige, Carey H., H.M., Erin, Suzanne U., & Daa, you must admit the resemblance is uncanny.

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