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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

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Sunday
Sep142008

Wall-E, the Cake Wreck(er)

I often give the cakey wreckitude a rest on Sundays, but then I thought, hey, instead of skipping a day's post, why not feature amazing NON-Wrecks instead? After all, it's nice to be reminded that cake decorating is not merely an outlet for the illiterate, color-blind, and taste-challenged: there are some real masters of the art out there. I can't promise I'll do this every week, so just think of this as the occasional chocolate chip in the chocolate "muffin" (ie bald cupcake) that is Wrecks.

Ok, enough intro. Without further ado, I give you the amazing Wall-E:


Yes, he's cake. And he's life-sized. How sweet is that?

Check out the B&L logo and uber realistic "rust" on the fire extinguisher. Now this is how you use an airbush, guys.


These are my personal photos - hence the watermarks. They were taken at this year's national ICES convention in Orlando, Florida, and I'd love your help in identifying the bakers responsible.

UPDATE: Ah, my readers come through for me again! It appears that Wall-E is the work of brothers Edward and Antoni Frys of European Cake Gallery, ironically located in Texas. They don't have Wall-E posted there due to copyright muckety-muck, but my hubby John spoke with them on the phone and confirmed he is indeed their creation. Thanks to all of you who helped me track them down!

Thursday
Jul242008

The Name's Wreck. Cake Wreck.

This cake may technically be a wreck, but it's a freakin' sweet wreck. And get this: it's a wedding cake. Awww yeeeah [cue Bond music: dum da da dum da da da...].

Check out the details, folks: from the crashed plane and face-down henchman (my favorite) to the bad guy scaling the back and the bullet holes peppering the second tier, this is one detailed Bond diorama. And don't get me started on the blasted-off columns of the top tier: that's an engineering marvel all on its own. So sorry, but I haven't got a single criticism to offer here: just wanted to share a rare diamond in all this cake roughage.

Ann W. & Dayna B., nice one.

UPDATE: Thanks to David Malki !, the cake's designer, I can now tell you that this work of art was created by Mike's Amazing Cakes. The top layer is indeed styrofoam, and the plane is actually a model of one David flies. You can visit the original site here, where you'll also see the coolest idea to hit a wedding in a long time: an entire wedding party in coordinating Converse sneakers. Awesomeness.

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