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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

Entries in Sunday Sweets (529)

Sunday
Oct212018

Sunday Sweets: Halloween Cuties!

Yassss, it's Halloween cake time! I look forward to these all year!

I like to split my favorite spooky sweets into two categories: cute and creepy. And this week we are all about the cute:

(By Meng Jo Fong in Malaysia)

Who knew a stitched together monster could have such adorable widdle ears?

 

This roly-poly bat has a glitter bow tie:

[By Whipped Bakeshop in Pennsylvania]

And the teeny wings! Ack!

 

Some lucky one-year-old got the world's most stylin' pumpkin cake:

(By Jenny's Haute Cakes in Colorado)

The smaller pumpkin is the smash cake, but c'mon. How do you let anyone smash that?

 

This mechanical witch's hat has stolen my steampunk-loving heart:

(By Roses & Bows Cakery in Ireland)

Change the hat a little, and it would work for Christmas, too!

 

Another adorable bat, because you can never have too many:

(Baker unknown)

I'm pretty sure she wants a hug.

 

And now a boiling and bubbling surprise:

(By Sugar & Spice Cakes in New Zealand)

This cauldron cake has a space inside for dry ice! SO COOL. (Pun intended.)

 

Anyone else like blending their holidays together a little? Because I want to hug this adorable gingerbread witch:

(By Cake Central user Nadia38)

She looks like a soft plush doll! Someone needs to go pinch her cheek to make sure she's cake.

 

Loving the non-traditional colors on this one:

(By Cakes Decor user Katka in Slovakia)

We need more teals and reds in our Halloween decorations, gang. And also black-cat-in-pumpkin cake toppers.

 

Ahhh, but you know what's even better than a black cat topper?

(By My Cake School, online only)

THREE BLACK CAT TOPPERS!

("Three! Three cat toppers! Ah! Ah! Ah!")

 

And finally, feast your eyes on this most delightfully dapper steampunk Jack O' Lantern:

(By The Violet Cake Shop in Ontario)

Actually, looking at that collar, maybe he's the Headless Horseman? Whichever, I LOVE HIM. So many gorgeous details, from the damask cake board to his tiny key nose! So, so gorgeous.

 

I hope you guys enjoyed! And be sure to check back next Sunday for my favorite creepy gothic beauties - including some fabulous Halloween wedding cakes!

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Sunday
Oct142018

Sunday Sweets: Kids Cartoons!

Kids' shows get some of the cutest cakes, you guys. I don't even have kids, and I had a blast looking for these!

Just look at this adorable Doc McStuffins cake:

[By Valentina Pollicino in Italy]

Squee!

 

When I Googled the most popular kids' shows of 2018, I was amazed to see Pokémon still on the list. Good thing, though, since that means I get to show you this jaw-dropping Pikachu:

[By Le Delizie di Kicca in Italy]

The shading makes it look more like a ceramic sculpture than a cake! Also loving all the lightning bolts.

 

Oh hey, here's a show I've actually watched before: Miraculous: Tales of Lady Bug & Cat Noir

[By Soraia Amorim Sugar Artist in Portugal]

So impressed with the mix of 2D and 3D - plus that little ladybug & cat are adorable.

 

Judging by the amount of incredible Paw Patrol cakes out there, it must be a HIT with the little ones:

[By Medena Radionica in Serbia]

I like the little tower!

 

And speaking of popular shows, obviously My Little Pony is huuuuuge. John and I are even fans. I could do a whole post of great MLP cakes, but instead here's one of the cutest Pinkie Pie cakes I've ever seen:

[By Cakes By Ashley in Texas]

My favorite is how the flowers look like they're made of rolled-up balloon. I could totally see Pinkie making those with her stash of party balloons. :)

 

Here come another show I've been a fan of since the original: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

[Baker Unknown. Anyone recognize it?]

Look how fun this is, with the pizza base and that river of toxic sludge out the side! I would have loved this cake back in middle school... or heck, even today. (The reboot is awesome, I've got to catch up on it someday.)

 

I've seen a lot of people cosplay from this next one: Star vs The Forces of Evil

[By Andrea Bertini in Argentina]

The premise sounds hilarious in the best way, any of you watch it? I think I need to check it out.

 

One of my good friends has 3 young kids, and they are alllll about LEGO: Ninjago

[By Sweet Obsessions in Malaysia]

Even the figures are sugar! Wowza.

 

Speaking of my friend's kids, John and I got to theme her daughter's room after Elena of Avalor, so I've had a soft spot for that character ever since:

[Baker Unknown. Anyone recognize it?]

I love Elena's red-and-teal color scheme with all the bright flowers - so pretty, I want to wear them in my hair!

 

Years ago a reader e-mailed to tell me about this show her kids were watching: it was adorable and kind of steampunk-styled, so she thought of me. The show was called Octonauts, and now that I see this cake I want figurines of all the characters:

[By Amanda's Little Cake Boutique (new name) in the UK]

SO CUTE. Love all the soft pastels - and that submarine looks like a toy you could pick up and play with, not sculpted sugar! Amazing.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! I think I'll go watch some cartoons now. :)

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