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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 Welcomes A Slice Of Fall

Last weekend I experienced something wondrous and oh-so-rare for a Floridian: I got a little chilly outside. That's right, my friends, it got down to almost 74 degrees. Granted, it was nearly midnight at the time, but I'LL TAKE IT.

So this is me officially welcoming Fall, the Sweetest way I know how:

(By Marion's Vintage Bakery)


And also the sparkliest way I know how:

(By Albena's Custom Cakes)


Orange and teal is my favorite color combo, so I'm over the harvest moon for this stained glass beauty:

(By Sweet Art of Mine)


And this ruffly ombré reminds me of a crackling fire on a cold Autumn's night:

(By Karina Golovin)


Rustic wood planks are the perfect contrast to these gorgeous flowers:

(By Daantjes Taarten)


And this soft stenciling reminds me of aged plaster, with the perfect golden tone:

(By Mama Nena's Bakery)


The doorway in this stone tower is a brilliant use of trompe l'oeil:

(By Torty Viz)

Like peeking into another world!


I've never seen ruffles quite like the ones on this middle tier:

(By Dorty Havelkova)

They're like giant rose petals, but with a crisp modern flair. Love it.


More of my favorite colors - and a gorgeous reminder that Fall cakes can have cool colors, too!

(By Odry Cakes)

The teal is the perfect backdrop for all those turning leaves!


And finally, a Fall stunner with the most amazing topper and art:

(By Pasticci di Molly)

The umbrella, the falling leaves, those beautiful swirls of red hair... ah! That's it, I'm ready for sweater weather now.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (13)

I live in Lutz, and it got down to 49 degrees here! We just moved here from GA, so we were amazed!

November 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRhys Dawson

Just this weekend I was served a cake that reminded me of a stone tower with aged plaster --

November 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKOJohnson

That last cake is beautiful! My favorite out of the bunch!

November 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShay

Beautiful cakes, but it's been in the mid 30's to low 40's since before Halloween in MN, and most of the fall has fled already.

November 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJosey

3rd down :Tiffany window! Next down: reaching fire flowers...
Seventh down: my go IN to the OUTSIDE. of a tower...

November 5, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

4rd and 9st. Hands down. Reminds me of the colors of fall against the contrast of snow and the contrast to the sky. I live in Montana. Its been snowing since the 1th. We are currently a balmy 23° , above!

November 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

I want them all! My house is decorated in autumnal colors year-round. I love it!

November 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

3rd down :Tiffany window! Next down: reaching fire flowers...
Seventh down: my go IN to the OUTSIDE. of a tower...

November 5, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I used to live in the tropics, so I understand lack of autumn, but now I live somewhere cold, and autumn is nearly over. Just half an hour away on the train and the mountains around my city have already got snow.

November 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRiz

Ooh, pretty! I love the archway one.

November 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Don't want to cause any fire storms, but that 8th cake center tier ruffles reminds me of Melania Trump's inauguration gown. Love the ruffles on this cake!!!

November 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAbbyS

Stunning. That ombre ruffle cake (#4) is gorgeous, probably my favourite, but I'm also loving the orange ruffle cake at #6 too, and the stained glass one (#3). Very classy.

December 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

To all the people who claim that it is cold where they live: in Michigan we got -12 degrees and the kids had no school for a week.

February 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSara

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