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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
Aug142011

Sunday Sweets: Threadcakes 2011 Final

Threadcakes 2011 is wrapping up this week, so let's take a final look at some more of the amazing entries, shall we?

As before, we'll start with the shirt design, followed by the cakey re-creation. Links go to the creator's page on Threadcakes.

I have a particular affinity for this design, since John just bought the shirt for himself last week:

"Doctor Hoo"

By Margaret Hoar Aaaamazing.

 

Now I'm not going to say anything else, because I picked WAY too many favorites to show you today, and I can't bear to cut any more. So, enjoy:

"Bountiful Catch"

By Samantha Friday

 

"Together Again"

By Connie Verbruggen

 

"The Fox Confessor"

By Ashlee Perkins of Minette Rushing Custom Cakes

 

"Recording Seal"

By Kelly Alexander of The Cake Studio

 

"M aw"

By Cindy van den Hoonaard

 

"Recessionopoly"

By Erin Toews

 

"Happy Accident"

By Saahna Bryan of Saahna Cakes

 

This one made me laugh:

"Toast"

By Britain Spinney

 

"Work of the Genius"

By Megan Maller

If I were some kind of metal-working genius, I would totally make one of these for my desk. (Even though there's no way it could look as good as this cake. WANT.)

 

"Second Sun"

By Jenna Winkeller

Check out that hand-painting!

 

"My Playtree"

 

By Tom Nutter of The BIG Time Cake Company

 

"Storytellers"

By Jamie Manos

So. Cute.

 

"Pistols at Dawn"

 

By Ann Bailey

 

"Nature Photography"

 

By Carly Geehr; click here for more of her work.

WOW.

 

This is only a small sampling of the Threadcakes entries, by the way. Check the gallery here for lots more. And if you'd like to submit your own cake, hop to it! The deadline is tomorrow!

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wreck [dot] com.

Friday
Aug122011

Cake Takes

I know this will come as a shock, but I see a lot of cake photos. Sometimes these photos also have people in them, reacting to their cake. Hilariously. Like so:

 "Gee, Mom. You shouldn't have."

 

Personally, I like a cake with enough flotsam to hide a small child:

 "Clarissa? Clarissa! Where are you?"

 

And my personal favorite:

 Because sometimes a hamburger cake is the BEST DAMN THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN.

 

Thanks to Celeste R., Camille S., & Juliana B. for expressing themselves. Oh, and if you have a funny cake take to share - regardless if the cake is good, bad, or homemade - send it to me so I can share with the rest of the class, won't you?