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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: Light & Airy Wedding Cakes

I've been stockpiling wedding pretties in my "to-post" folder, guys, and today is finally the day.


(By Cake Heart)

Would you call this metallic peach, or bright copper? I'm thinking peach.
Whichever, I love how light it is, and that bottom trim texture really intrigues me.


Speaking of texture:

(By Curtis & Co. Cakes)

::drooly jaw on keyboard::


Or how about these ombré spirals?

(By Sift by Kara)

So much to love here!


Do you prefer Art Nouveau?

(By Kaytee Trudeau-Leet)


...or Art Deco?

(By Faye Cahill Cake Design)



Ooh, here's something different: ever seen ribbon embroidery?

(By Bobbette and Belle)

Ribbon embroidery looks exactly like this, only you usually can't eat it. WOWIE. (How?!)


Another mind bender? This perfectly pieced mosaic:

(By Mark Joseph Cakes)

This reminds me of the Moroccan wall fountain in Epcot. Just gorgeous.


A wonder in white:

(By Hey There, Cupcake)

::dreamy sigh::


This next one makes me think of poofy Marie Antoinette gowns and fine china teacups:

(By Zoe Clark Cakes)

Doesn't that blue look like the softest suede? And look at the pearly sheen on the bottom tier! Plus there's the lace trim, the perfect bow, the teensy flowers...!!


At the opposite end of the style spectrum, I've got this bold, modern number:

(By Have Some Cake)

Those vivid watercolors are singing my song. And I spy a Hidden Mickey in the blue ruffles - think that was intentional? :D


Let's wrap things up with a gloriously subtle beach theme:

(By The Vagabond Baker)

I say "subtle" because it took me a while to spot all the elements! Starting from the bottom, there's sugar netting, a driftwood base, a sea urchin shell, a nautical rope heart, seashell "petals" (topped with pearls!), a fish scale pattern, and a coral topper!

I am in awe.


Hope you enjoyed the pretties! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (20)

I'd call the top one rose gold, it's a big trend right now. I'm in love with the Art Deco one. Something about the blue and silver just says elegant to me.

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Nice!! I'm not sure about a hidden Mickey, but that middle layer of the next to last has a very "Tiffany" vibe, and it looks good on cake!

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I would call the first one rose gold.

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmber I

I caught an interpretation of pineapple on that first cake. Is it just me?

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Impossible to pick my favorite, or even my top three this week. Fabulous!

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

The Art Nouveau one and the mosaic one are so beautiful!

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGreta

I do not keep up with wedding trends. Is the really tall layer (like in the first two photos) a thing now? Just for looks? Seems totally impractical to me and I don't like anything standing between me and eating cake.

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

According to this, the ribbon embroidery is sugar flowers which were handpainted after forming.

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris Staffa

How can anyone eat those works of art which must have taken hours and hours to create!!!

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIlva

I want to order a wedding cake on our anniversary next year. And every year after that until I die. Which is today, after seeing these lovelies.

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Bright Copper, Ribbon Embroidery-Love it, and last but by far not least Marie Antoinette to die for.

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

The modern one is pretty, but that blue icing has got to stain everyone's teeth and tongue, right?

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Sooooo pretty! sigh

Have you ever a denim-themed Sunday Sweets? I feel like maybe I've seen that; but if not, I'm putting in a request! :)

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Ooo, pretties!

I enjoyed them all very much, thank you! =-)

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Yep, that first one is rose gold. Its super trendy right now :)

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBecka

All of these cakes are so beautiful, especially the mosaic one! Wow. I am going to live in horror the day some foolish baker says 'Yeah! I can make this with butter cream" and attempts it. And that lovely mosaic cake will turn into a color blob cake... where they give up half way through and then just smear the icing on after getting a few 'tiles' done.

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKit

Amazing! I especially love the ones with intricately piped patterns. Yay!

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Oh, they're all amazing. Did you notice the 'frosting fans' on the art deco cake mimic the pattern on the cake plate?

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

These are all beautiful and amazing! I really like the mosaic and the beach themed cake!

November 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

For @Barbara, yes, it is a trend: the most impractical the cake,the better. But on most parties with artsy cakes, there is just one layer prepared to be cut (the rest is just decorative), and they serve you a more standard cake. I particularly remember a wedding cake decorated with something that imitated almost perfectly natural pearls, I can't explain how badly I wanted a taste of pearls, but after slicing the top tier, the rest of the cake was taken away and we were served another regular white cake.

November 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarĂ­a

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