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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 Sweets Inspired By The Red Carpet!

Ever see a wedding cake modeled after the bride's dress?

(By Sugarland)



In fact, fashion-inspired cakes are a Sweet new trend, from celebrity red carpet looks:

(By Zorica's Cake Art)


To runway fashions!

(By Cake Mistress)


I love that bakers pair their creations with the inspiration photo, so we can see how they interpreted the design.

(By Art Cakes Prague)

Not to mention the added bonus of seeing fabulous dresses. :D


That said, I don't have an inspiration photo for this next one; I just reeeeallly like it:

(By Jeanne Winslow Cake Design)

You can tell it's also modeled after a sari, though; look at that perfect draping!


Here's another:

(By Beau Petit Cupcakes)

It's amazing how the cake captures the overall feel of the outfit without copying it exactly.


Of course, some designs follow much closer than others:

(By Floral Cakes By Jessica MV)

That feather texture is awesome!


These, too:

(By CooCakeCachoo)

Not to mention that oh-so-intricate beading in the middle, and the ruching on top.


This one just makes me happy:

(By Sweet ObsesShan)

Fantastic lace, hand-painted colors, and I like how the swag on top echoes the off-the-shoulder neckline.


Ah, now THIS one made my jaw drop:

(By Cake Mistress)

That jagged texture on the cake is STUNNING, like an art sculpture! And then with the floral swag floating off the top tier, and the sparkles? Amazing. I haven't seen a design this creative in ages.


And finally, a masterpiece of edible sequins that someone will have to explain to me:

(By Cake Heart)

How did they do that?

Of course, like with a magic trick, I'm ok not knowing. It's enough to sit here and marvel. (Or drool, as the case may be.)


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (22)

Beautiful :D

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Wow! I was going to try to pick a favorite but, no way, I can not choose! These are gorgeous cakes and this is by far my favorite Sunday Sweets of all time!

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

More! More, I want more!!!!

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShay

Here's Jeanne Winslow's cake with inspiration: (Facebook post)

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris Staffa

These are stunning! (And I agree, these might be some of my favorite Sunday Sweets in recent memory!) Have you seen Joshua John Russell's Fashion Caker blog? He has some nifty cakes inspired by designers (my favorites are the Kate Spade and Alexander McQueen)

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

Well, here's one how=to on making your own edible sequins:

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie E.

My god, America is miles behind on this trend. Behold the proud outfit-matching of Walthamstow:

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterangelica

There is a tiny matching icing zipper down the back of the cake to remove the decorations so the knife stays sharp & we don't get sequins in our teeth.

That taken care of, the cakes are so lovely I can't imagine them as edible. Look, drool, admire lovingly, but don't touch. Just gorgeous works of art <3

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

I like the cakes much more than the dresses honestly.

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The polka dot cake is truly lovely, but that dress is what my mum used to call "stunning" - and she didn't mean it as a compliment. Good heavens, that is one ugly outfit!

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I truly love the first cake. The rest not so much.

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me

I could make the polka-dot dress work. What's killing it are the accessories. Lose the white knee socks, chunky bracelets, oversized sunglasses, and leopard-print parasol -- and the bleached-wig triangle hair -- and let the dress speak for itself instead of having to fight with everything ELSE the model is wearing. It's a sundress, so pair it with lightweight, low-heeled strappy sandals in white, and add delicate pearl drop earrings to echo the lacy hem. The hairstyle should either be short and breezy or a simple ponytail. Totally different look.

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLee

I am with Heather - the cakes are far more appealing than the dresses. And those cakes are all amazing.

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersue

When I read:
"Ever see a wedding cake modeled after the bride's dress?"

My first thought was this:

I'm glad to see that it can be done well!

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAwesomeAud

This is kind of a "Who Wore it Better" and often the cakes win!

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Several of the dresses would have looked a lot better on healthy women instead of on skin-covered skeletons.

February 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeanette

Jen, I never comment and won't again. I just wanted to thank you for creating this fun blog that I look forward to looking at to make me smile and even laugh at. My girls and I enjoy it immensely. I love your commentary...makes even it even more hilarious! I'm sending an encouraging note because I see so many snarky, rude and sarcastic comments. I rarely look at that section for that reason. Takes the fun out of the post. But I feel like it must be hard for you to have to hear all the things people say to you ! I know most are probably funny and even positive...which is great. But I'm the type of person that is stung easily by the harsh words. So I wanted to tell you how much we enjoy the work you do. I believe everyone needs a pat on the back...and you make a lot of people smile everyday...and that's an important job in this harsh world. Thank you!

February 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercathy

All truly fabulous. Except for the Halle Berry one. That fondant had a very sphincter-y looking quality that I would not want on a cake.

February 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

Beautiful cakes! I wonder if any fashion designers ever produced a dress that was inspired by a cake.

February 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

So BEAUTIFUL!!! But, if we're all honest here, the cakes look a lot better than fashion ;)

February 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

amazing work

February 4, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Wonder full
work. everyone of this work,cake or piece of art is a masterpiece CONGRATULATIONS!

February 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteranca

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