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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 Flutters On By

I'm not going to make a single Butterfly Kisses reference today, cake fans. That's my gift to you.

Well, in addition to all this rainbow butterfly goodness:

(By Martha Stewart)

Mmm, rainbow goodness. I love they they're all different sizes and styles.


Vintage illustration style pretties:

(By Gateaux Inc.)


And one giant pretty:

(By The Hobby Baker)


Here's a delicious Art Deco vibe:

(By Cinzia D'Adamo Cakes)

Look how the gold scroll-work bridges the tiers! So cool.


I'm completely smitten with this flying frames design:

(By Sprinkle Bakes)

COMPLETELY. Such a fun idea!


And this one has a gothic elegance to it:

(By Torty VIZ)

Those little red hearts add just the right touch.


Some of my favorite colors happening here:

(By The Chocolate Strawberry)

I like how the branches form a frame. So sweet!


Ooh, now here's some advanced cakey architecture:

(By The Cake Studio of Ocean City)

Flower topiary! It *does* have butterflies, but I'll admit I'm mostly loving those white poppies - which probably aren't even poppies, because I'm bad with flower names. Still. SO PRETTY.


Allow me to make up for the less-than-overwhelming number of butterflies on that last one with this:

(By Tortentante)

Butterfly overload! And they're making a heart! Ah!


K, one last rainbow pretty for you:

(By McGreevy Cakes)

They're even flying right off the cake! And look - the rainbow rain has dripped on to the cake stand.
So cute.

Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (14)

Thanks for saving the best for last! Happy Sunday!

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Gorgeous cakes, as always! I just have a couple things to add. The mystery white flowers look like anemones to me. And the last cake, the color tree, has a sweet and sad story. I remember reading about it in 2014. Here's the link:

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarebabe

The flowers look more like anemone.

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Such pretty cheeriness

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I'm so used to being a FoE that I keep wanting to "Like" or "Heart" the pictures as I scroll! Loved these - thanks.

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I was charmed with the pink butterfly heart, and wish I could read writing on the black and white one, but the one that really got me was the second one. I put my finger on the screen an wiggled the image up and down, and the black and white stripes actually seemed to flicker!
It must be a tablet thing.(?) =^~.~^=

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The first and last cakes are my favorites. But they're all beautiful.

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

Oh my gosh, I love that second one, the vintage-y one. So pretty!

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCyndie

Such a lovely story about the Color Tree!

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Marebabe, thanks for sharing that story about the last cake (sniff!).

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

The pink butterflies from the heart cake are EDIBLE PAPER! They're available from Amazon and decorating supply shops. They've stamped a crease in the middle so you can fold them.

Which means that that oh-so-elegantlly simple and lovely cake is pretty easy to make, too.

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Nimous

Oh, Jen, these are just lovely!

April 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Ooo - so pretty!

May 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I absolutely love the last one.

May 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

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