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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: Modern Geometry

There's a geometric trend sweeping the wedding cake world, peeps, and I APPROVE:

(By Erica Obrien Cake Design)

What sweet sorcery is this? It feels retro and modern at the same time.


It's pure modern elegance in these sea-swept tiles, though:

(By Cake Life, featured here)

In fact, I like this one so much I think it got into my subconscious: I just realized the curtain I bought this week is the same teal ombre! Ha! (Now if only I could find real tiles like this to match.)


This next one defies description:

(By Olofson Design. Photography by Anneli Marinovich)

What do you think, "exploding pastel fractal"? Maybe?
(Dig that stand!)


I know exactly how to describe this one, though:

(By Very Unique Cakes by Veronique)


Yep, that fan topper is breaking my brain in the best possible way. Love it.


Raise your hand if you can't believe this next one's cake:

(By Amy Beck Cake Design)

[raises hand]

Such a rich masculine vibe, though. Me likey.


I've always felt there isn't enough kelly green in the world, so this little Pretty is making my day:

(By Cake Your Day)

Not to mention I want that topper as a hair clip, STAT.


Oooh, but here comes my favorite color combo:

(By Sweet And Saucy Shop, featured here)

Mmm, orange and teal goodness.


I also love the drippy candy thing (technical term) that's so popular right now, so this is a cool combo:

(Baker Unknown. Help?)

Check out the hexagonal lollipops, and that patterned topper! Rockin'.


Although there's a kind of serenity to these chic clean lines:

(By Sweet Fix, featured here)

Ahhh. Perfection.


And finally, for those brides who crave a touch of blue, you simply CANNOT beat this gilded Sapphire beauty:

(By The SweeterE, featured here)

The patterns, the textures, the perfect floral placement! YES.


Hope you enjoyed today's Sweets, everyone! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (21)

Omg such perfection :D. Love the drippy candy cake, so whimsical :D

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

If you really want your mind blown, just imagine the wrecked versions of some of these. Wreckers can't even get a simple pattern of a few polka dots right without fudging it up, so one wonders what these spellbinders could be perverted into.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

All I can think when looking at the green cake is Q*bert!! Loved that game... :)

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I LOVE geometric shapes! So therefore I loved all these cakes.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I'm a modern quilter and I want to make a quilt version of ALL OF THESE!

And psst: the drippy candy cake has hexagonal lollipops.

[Editor's note- Bwoops. I knew that, I swear. :) -john]

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

@Amy - I thought of Q*bert too!

All of these are so pretty...

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I wonder what's with the chameleon in the second one, though.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicoletta

*squeal* These make my little designer heart so happy! I can totally see most of these in fabric, too.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDesignGeek

My fave's the one that looks like an edible carnival: the "drippy candy" one!
@Nicoletta: I think the little guy is just one of our "I want sprinkles!" regulars... =^-.-^=

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

So Jen, these aren't exactly teal nor are they hexagons but I still think they might be your cup of tea when it comes to tiles:
Aren't they awesome?! I've had them pinned for ages and keep drooling over them. :)

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMariana

As usual, a stunning collection of cakes that are so far beyond my creative abilities. Inspiring! Thanks for the day-brightening. :)

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJake & Me

I'll take #2, #4 and #10 to go please.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Jen and Mariana, a poke around that site revealed hexagons (they call them honeycomb), and they can be ordered in many shades of teal:

I love their "house blends," too. Bookmarking site right now! So glad Mariana shared it!

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDesignGeek

If you google it, there even appears to some fractal wedding cake (as well as fractally iced cup-cakes). Mostly on pinterest.

August 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSimeon

These cakes are SO beautiful, I almost can't get my mind around it. However, I, too, am a quilter, so the idea of interpreting these in fabric is so tempting. The only one that doesn't tug at my heart the same way is the "melty" one. Interesting how we can react so differently. Also, I think about those fabulous traditional, fussy cakes from last week (it was last week, right?) which I scoured the web looking at, and now I'm equally bowled over by the much more minimalist cakes today. Variety in all things challenges us and blesses us with the opportunity to conform or not. Viva la difference!

August 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterphysicsmom

The green one reminds me of Qbert! <3

August 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKaren S

The lollipop cake looks like the work of Katherine Sabbath. I love her cake designs.

August 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWinifred

Cake three - string theory <3

August 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.a.m.


August 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

For the candy drip cake, see this on Instagram. Her name is apparently Mel White and she lives in Australia. I haven't been able to find any FB account or contact info.

August 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris Staffa

What a collection! I like the one with the picture frame corners. Nah... I love em ALL. But I'm just jealous cos no-one ever asks me for anything interesting like this...

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercakebelly

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