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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
Apr102017

Trace Amounts Of Wreckage

Remember those old drawing contests they used to advertise in the backs of magazines? The ones with a picture of a turtle or a pirate you were supposed to copy?

Well, Melissa decided to try that route with her bakery. She gave them this picture of a frog and asked them to copy it:

 

Aaaand...

Ouch.

Don't worry though, bakers; I still see artistic potential here. In fact, if you send me money every month I'll continue critiquing your work FOR FREE. Eh?

 

And if you believe that one, here's another:

Samira ordered this giant cupcake (made of smaller cupcakes and apparently photographed with a potato), and here's the crazy thing: she was told she would actually GET that cake.

Bahahahaha!

I'm sorry. I shouldn't laugh. It's just, I've seen the next picture.

 

Ready?

Sha-POW.

Seriously, minions, don't order cupcake cakes (patooie!) - and never EVER order a cupcake cupcake cake. I think it breaks the space time continuum.

 

And lastly, Kristy gave her bakery this napkin to match for a baby shower cake:

The bakery then did something I've never seen before.

That's right, you guys, this is a first!

The bakery started with an edible image - which looked fine - but then traced over the image with icing, resulting in the kind of nightmare fuel you don't generally see outside of Five Nights At Freddy's:

The longer you look, the scarier it gets.

Plus I like how the baker just stopped about 80% of the way through. Like, "WHELP THAT'S RUINED, guess I'll just leave the palm leaves and border and donkey face off now." o.0

 

Thanks to Melissa G., Sarah H.,& Kristy H. for reminding there is ALWAYS a new way to wreck it. Always.

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Sunday
Apr092017

Sunday Sweets BRINGS CAKE To The Library!

It's National Library Week this week, so who's ready to sink your teeth into a good book or two?

(By Janette MacPherson Cake Craft)

Or seven or eight?

 

Assuming you can convince anyone these are edible, of course.

(By Mel's Amazing Cakes)

 

Have you seen the new 3D storybook trend? Because it is SO COOL:

(By Laura Jane Cake Design)

Talk about a tall tale!

 

And "wood" you believe this retirement cake?

(By Merritt's Bakery)

Tsk. SO SHELF-ISH.

:D

(I've decided we need more librarian-themed cakes, y'all, because librarians rock and that cake is awesome.)

 

Here's another storybook cake, this time more like a pop-up:

(By Bake-A-Boo)

Loooove those illustrations. Seriously. Unlike the cake, I'm melting.

 

Ooh, here's an idea for my fellow bibliophiles:

(By Cake Studio)

A book-themed wedding cake!

(Even the teacup and candle are edible! YOWZA.)

 

This next one won gold in a Tolkien-themed tribute contest, and it's easy to see why:

(By Cupcakes & Dreams Portugal)

 

What sorcery is this??

Awe. I AM IN AWE.

Do you think instead of cutting the cake they just handed out books for everyone to eat? Because that would make me indescribably happy.

 

Speaking of sorcery and happiness, we can't celebrate books and the magical places that let us read them for free without a little Potter magic, now can we?

(By Cheryl Clement, posted here on Flickr)

Sha-pow.

 

And one more, which isn't technically a book because it's a journal, but I think you'll forgive me:

(by CakesDecor member Francesca Liotta)

Because oooooh. [grabby hands]

Slytherins never follow the rules anyway, right?

 

And finally, let's end with the sweetest lil' library cake you ever will see:

(By New Delhi Cake Company)

D'awwww.

 

Now, who wants to go to the library? Remember to thank a librarian while you're there!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope it's Sweet!

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