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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

Gilt-y Pleasures

If you're groaning over "Gilt-y Pleasures," then I have a subtitle for you:
"If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it."


I know, I know, but I think you'll forgive me once you see today's cakes - because these things are seriously amazing.

(By Gateaux Sur Mesure)

Sha-POW! See what I mean?


Here's a Pretty in pink:

(By Elizabeth's Cake Emporium)


Oooh, and this one has a hand painted room inside it:

(By Elysia Root Cakes)

Look at all the moldings! And the little chandelier! Ah!


More proof that stunning things can come in small packages:

(By Fine Cakes by Zehra)

Love these colors together. The cool gray really balances the red and gold.


Check out all these frills and filigrees:

(By Karen Leong Cake Design)

So many details! I'd love to see this one up close.


A more modern feel with clean pastels:

(By The Whimsical Cakery)

That mint and gold is so sweet together!


Ah, but nothing beats black, red, and gold for pure drama:

(By Royal Cakes)



Here's another with a little chandelier room inside!

(By Cake Opera Co.)

This is absolutely stunning, you guys. Look at the hand painted panels! And all the trim and "fabric" draping! WOWIE.


Meanwhile, these soft pastels are singing my song:

(By The Cake Duchess)

::dreamy sigh::

So good.


And finally, another timeless beauty with juuuust the right amount of glitz:

(By Carrie's Cakes) which I mean ALL the glitz. Love that mosaic texture mixed with all the trim and moldings!

Hope you guys enjoyed today's Gilt-y Pleasures!

Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (20)

Fantastic! Cakes 3 and 8 are the same design, just different Confectioners' takes on it. I think the drapery on 3 is slightly better.

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

These are all superlative, but I would be a lyre if I didn't admit that my favorite is the one that's the third from last....
I so want it to be a music box....!

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

This wouldn't have anything to do with a certain person who has a taste for the tasteless, would it?

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLaShawna

WOW!!!! Truly amazing confections! I'm totally blown away by the cakes with chandeliers! Gorgeous! How could anyone cut into these works of art? Seeing these really brightened a dreary rainy Sunday for me! Thank you!

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

These are stunning. I wouldn't be able to cut any of them.

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

I am having a hard time believing that the chandeliers are really edible.

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I don't have a word to describe the mad skills displayed here. Amazeballs comes to mind. LOVED the 'room' cakes -- I had never seen those before. Wow -- the details! The skills! But.... but.... can I just say that while I love seeing craftsmanship like this, and appreciate the time and talent that goes into a cake like that.... they made a room, inside the cake. Which means... they had to carve out cake. Cake that could have been eaten. Tasty, delicious cake. Who got to eat the cake they carved? And would they share a piece with us?

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I so look forward to seeing Sunday Sweets just for the beauty and artistry and today's cakes are probably the prettiest I've ever seen. The skill and imagination these bakers have!

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdutchgirl

These cakes bring new meaning to the entire "how can anyone ever bring themselves to cut into this" question. Okay, HERE'S what the brides/birthday girls and boys/etc should do... Never cut into these actual cakes. Lacquer them and put them into a museum. But first, display them at the event and serve everyone a Walmart sheet cake. :)

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

These are stunning. Now I need a room cake in yellow with a rose, teapot, and candelabra in it.

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

Ahhhhhh, these are SO GORGEOUS!!!!! ^___^

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMerida Ann

Sooo Beautiful- ALL of them! May I have one of each????

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryo1230

Is it my imagination or is the chandelier lit up on the second chandelier cake? It sure looks like it. W.O.W!

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRRWalker

My favorite was the indigo and gold - so luscious. But the room cakes were pretty fabulous too!

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Happy Sigh. This restores my faith in cake decorators. And makes me really sorry I can't think of an excuse to have the first one, or the last one or any of them.....

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

Just gorgeous!

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTaztcher

I'm fairly certain that the first "room" is actually a stage. The back wall looks like a painted cyclorama, and the detailing is basically right for an 18th century theater. The second "room" is odd - the painted sections don't look like a theatrical set, but the lyre supports the possibility that this is also a performance space.

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZebra

"Is it my imagination or is the chandelier lit up on the second chandelier cake? It sure looks like it. W.O.W!"
Looks like it to me, too. One can find these miniature light-able chandeliers for sale on-line. Every possible style - they are works of art in themselves, not to mention craft.

January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Are those actually carved out, or are they really impressive examples of the hollow face illusion?

January 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterclueless noob

Most of the time, I look at the cakes here and say "WHY would they do that? And to cake?!" These make me ask "How can some one DO that? In cake, no less!"

January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

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