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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
Feb122017

Sunday Sweets Hearts Valentines Day

This post is going to be a little mushy, you guys:

(By Sweet Delights Cakery)

I mean, it's made out of CAKE.

[bah dum CHA!]

[What that was genius.]

Ahem.

 

Yes, Valentines day is coming, and that means lots of heart-to-hearts:

(By CakeHeaven by Marlene)

 

And cuddly teddy bears:

(By McGreevy Cakes)

 

...and roses! Can't forget the roses:

(By Made With Love)

That little heart dangle is everything.

 

Which isn't to say all Valentines are the same, of course. You can even - GASP - have a Valentine cake that isn't red or pink:

(By Spongy Affairs)

 

Yessss. What do you think, sweet and rustic?

(By De La Creme Creative Studio)

...or bold & chic?

 

If no one else says it I will:

(By Erica OBrien Cake Design)

This is cute as a button.
And so many types of buttons! All placed so perfectly!

 

Oooh, and more quilling! Yes!

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

I love seeing paper art made edible. So many great textures!

 

Oooh, and here's one inspired by the art of Romero Britto:

(Found here, anyone know who made it?)

SO FUN. And that is some seamless fondant work!

 

And finally, a little chalkboard-and-ruffles action:

(By Il Laboratorio Di Raffy)

D'awww. This one has a little of everything, and you might recognize the character from your Facebook sticker options. He's one of my favorites, Bigli Migli. :D

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you enjoyed the love, and here's hoping your Valentines week is extra Sweet.

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Friday
Feb102017

Friday Favs 2/10/17

A few of my favorite submissions this week:

 

When you aim for a platitude, but end up at every cat-owner's reality:

AIN'T IT THE TRUTH.

 

Then there's this gem:

I have nothing to add; that just cracked me up.

(WHAT.)

 

Let's see if you can guess this party's theme:

(Oh how I wish those Ts were Ps...)

Did you get it?

Of course you didn't. Because it's supposed to be macaroni. You know, the pasta kids use to make jewelry? Also the thing you should never ask a baker to draw free-hand on your birthday cake?

 

Now let's learn a little Cake Decorating Terminology.

This technique is called "Brush Embroidery":

That's when a baker pipes a design, then uses a damp brush to feather in the edges.

It's also what Kirstina wanted on her cake - same design, different colors.

Now this technique is called "Whole-Assing It":

That's when a baker decides that instead of half-assing two things, s/he can just whole-ass one. Which you've gotta respect. Or very much not.

 

Thanks to Melissa N., Rebecca C., Ryan K., Kristina H., & Ron Swanson for inspiring whole-assers everywhere.

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