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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 For Summer Weddings

I suppose technically summer is almost over, minions, but ermergersh, it sure doesn't feel it.

So let's look at some cool summer wedding cakes, and imagine all of these with a heaping scoop of ice cream on the side. :D


Starting with the classiest dragonflies this side of the 1920s:

(By Mira Que Tarta)

I want to wear this whole cake in my hair. Yes, it would be awkward. BUT WORTH IT.


(By Erin Bakes)

Daisies! John's gonna be so happy.


Love this sweet chalkboard style:

(By My Sweet Art)


And this gold leaf and pale peach reminds me of a warm summer sunset:

(By Sweet Bakes)


I feel like summer needs some bold, vivid colors, though. You know, the kind that smack you in the eyeballs with pure awesome? Like this:

(By Julia Marie Cakes)


Though I suppose the happiest summer shade has got to be yellow. Am I right?

(By Rose Gateaux)

And how perfect are those gray succulents with it? Mmmm.


I will forever drool over Emerald City green:

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)



And then my favorite color in the world comes along:

(By Eva Salazar)


And I don't know how they did that shimmery texture in the middle, but YES.


Now some pinks and oranges and greens?

(By Cakelava)

And all that textured white? Ahhhh. Yep. I'll take that, too, please.


Any Monet fans out there?

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

I like how velvety those lily pads looks. I want to pet them.


And last but never least, my favorite today goes... to the flamingos:

(By Good Gosh Ganache, featured here)

SQUEE! Hand-painted perfection. This has undone the damage of a hundred tacky lawn flamingos, all in one fell swoop.


Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay cool out there!


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Reader Comments (21)

Squeee :D

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I will never ever understand how people can work so hard for so long to make such gorgeous wonderful artistic amazing cakes, only for them to be totally destroyed.

Can anyone explain to me how they can do it? I know I couldn't, and knowing this will happen to these eye candy masterpieces puts a raincloud over my Sunday.

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Spectacular! These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Every one of those cakes had something to ooooo and ahhhh and squeeee and sigh over. Wow. I couldn't pick a favorite.

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I LOVE the Monet cake! I am just west of you, close to Tampa. Friday I think it was, the feels like temp for the city closest to me was 108, highest in the Tampa Bay area. Not a win as far as I'm concerned! Since we didn't really have fall last year, I am ever hopeful for this year. Seems the :::cough::: older I get, the less me and the heat get along, and we've never really had that great of a relationship to behind with!

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

The flamingos! The top hat! The veil! The Mr and Mrs! Ohmygod, this, it's f***in' perfection! Sigh. Oh!
(Right with you, Sue W. I'm just south of the Pasco county line and, swear on my firstborn's life, I am SO ready to ditch dewpoint! My mantra: at least it's not Louisiana. At least it's not California." And I'm just a few miles from Busch Gardens's flamingos so... I'll deal.)
These are all beautiful, Jen. Thank you!

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

I love those beautiful green flowers. And the others are so perfect too. I love the one with the orange slices on it.

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

What wait!!!! Flamingo yard ornaments are tacky? Dang! I know what I have to do the rest of the day then...

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Lol Daisies! My fave is the dragonfly cake though.

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

Holy cow that shiny blue cake actually gave me the happy shivers.

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGG

I agree - the Monet cake is my favorite, too. (But it was darned hard to narrow it down!)

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Someone said Daisies are the happiest flowers and that cake just made me smile.

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermary

The blue cake. I WANT. How did they make it so shiny? And how did they make the flowers and gold swirls? HOW?

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

There are many shades of green. Most of them I react to with, "Oh. Green. Nice." Not that 7th cake, though. Intense emerald green ftw in my book!

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

I SO want the flamingo cake just to sit it on the table for decoration. BTW - not all lawn flamingos are tacky, I have some really neat ones too (along with the requisite tacky, plastic ones). You outdid yourself this week with this selection!

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Holy cow, the quilling on the navy blue cake is stunning! Perfection. But the flamingos rocked my world pretty hard. I loved the simplicity.

And while I'm not a huge yellow fan, I must say that yellow, white, and grey one is gorgeous. Happy Weddings!

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKillian

Fantastic cakes! Especially the flamingos!

As for the high temps well...
Here where I live, Kansas, we're having a bit of a "cold snap"....high temps are actually in the mid 70's - low 80' opposed to the normal high 90's - triple digits, so yeah.

That's right, it's August in Kansas & the highs are lower than 95...take your global warming and suck it, Al Gore!

August 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Howdeeeee from Montaneeee! Our low last night was 40°. Chew on that a bit. Diggin the flamingos...had a phase of drawing those in high school art class. Love the Monet...however i would stick a tiny pink flamingo on the back of that for kicks and giggles. That blue up there, I could stare at that for hours!

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

The blue cake - wow. The gold decorations are a form of quilling - a paper art. Go look it up! ;) Probably my favorite art form, up there with soutache embroidery...very similar in style.

And a rebuttal to the Floridian saying they aren't California - well, I will take single digit humidity over 100% humidity EVERY day., and no thank you to swamps, alligators, mosquitoes and hurricanes! No, drought is not fun (five years and counting - but it, too, shall pass); neither is fire. But here in San Diego, we don't call it America's Finest City for nothing! (High was 85 here in the 'burbs (Poway), with an on-shore breeze - so delightful!)

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I love the daisies, and it took me a few times (yes, I keep coming back to it) to notice that the one daisy has only one petal: He loves me! Anyone else pick up on that? That is so cute and genius to include in a wedding cake!

August 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Lawn flamingos aren't tacky -- they are fun and whimsical...! I guess I'll just have to introduce you to the two yard flamingos that I have -- although I have no yard...! Their names are George and Martha (named after some delightful hippos, of course...). See? Not tacky at all! ^_^

August 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmmay

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