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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

It's A Sweet Day For A Winter Wedding

Hey, if you can't beat the cold, celebrate it!
(Says the girl in Florida. :D)


Besides, sparkly ice and swirling snowflakes are PERFECT for a fairy tale wedding:

(By The Caketress)


The frosted branches and glittery "snow" on each tier is so pretty and delicate!


This one has the tiniest touches of gold to warm up the gray:

(By Immaculate Confections)

And that shadowbox effect with the trees? GENIUS.


Here's another woodsy design:

(By Ambrosia Cake Creations)

I like all the white-on-white texture, and the thistle-like greenery is perfect with the mountainscapes.


But if you prefer something with a lot more glitz to it:

(By Delicut Cakes)

Sha-pow! GLITZ.
The flowers were inspired by British bluebells, and I'm so impressed by the filigree trim and tightly packed ruffles!


Now for something completely different:

(By Torta Couture)

Chocolate!! Such a dramatic backdrop for those metallic snowflakes. And I think gold, copper, and chocolate is one of my new favorite color combos.


More impressive snowflakes, this time cascading down the side of the cake:

(By Taarten Deco)


And this icy beauty has the hint of an onion-domed castle on top:

(By Nadia & Co.)

Plus check out the hand painted vignette! Mmmm. So dreamy.


More hand painting on one of today's most beautifully minimalistic designs:

(By Sweet Little Treat)

I am all about that blue-gray wood grain. Gah, so gorgeous!


You wouldn't usually think of gold and bronze for a winter cake, but wow:

(By Sugar Cane)

I like!


And finally, a glittering ice tower fit for Queen Elsa herself:

(By Design Cakes)

OooooOOOooooo. Perfection.


Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday, and stay warm out there!


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Reader Comments (15)

Mmmmm, yes please! I'll grab a steaming cup of hot cocoa (with a little creme de cocoa for extra warmth!) and gaze at these iced beauties!

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Lovely! And I think the 3rd one is fondant free, yay!

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

That 8 layer finale is AMAZING. Nothing is falling down or teetering over. Love it.

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDelaine Zody

Nice but British Bluebells are nothing like that!. There are no tiny leaves up the stem and the bells should be flared with pointy tips, I dont think they actually saw a British Bluebell before they started, this is the correct plant

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

The thistle-like greenery is teasel (in case anyone cares). ;)

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

These are all beautiful and they are almost as impressive as the 30 inches of snow in my yard! *Sigh* This was a nicebreak from shoveling, but I should get back at it.

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

As a Minnesotan in Florida, freezing, snowy ANYTHING makes my memories sweet. The chocolate one, with the snowflakes just charms me! Sort of the perfect blend of warm and cool. Then the next frosty snowflake beauty brought the cold back in a most beautiful way. Thanks Jen! Memories of home inspired by cake are so sweet!

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

They are all beautiful but cake No. 1 won my heart. Cake No. is a close second

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEvIe_M

The 'British Blubell' isnt-- it is solomon's seal.... beautiful white flower early spring...

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMembio

And THAT, bakers, is how you deal with the guy in a flannel shirt asking for "cake" and "head of a deer" in the same sentence.

Of course, you get no sympathy about snow from me. it was 39C (102F) here yesterday. Hasn't snowed here since the last ice age, and I'm not sure about then. Got any gorgeous icecream cakes to celebrate the southern hemisphere sweltering summer? Or just ship me some of that snow...

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAA

That 8 tier beauty is PERFECTION! OMG!!!

I do love the chocolate one, though

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

Wow, wow! These are all wonderful! Three cheers for these Sunday cakes!

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Wow. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite. They are all SOOOOOOOOO awesome!

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Oh, I LOVE the rich chocolate-and-gold one!

Gorgeous, unusual, creative, and beautifully executed.

(But I made the mistake of looking at the top snowflake just a little too long, and suddenly saw a glittering arachnid climbing upward on its long, long legs...which can undoubtedly skitter VERY quickly. And LEAP!)

Admiring AND shivering,


January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNonie

TO me, the Immaculate Confections cake looks like a Moonlight theme, rather than Winter Wedding . . . Or maybe both . . . .

September 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaTalullah

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