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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: Ombre Treats

Merriam Webster defines ombre as: "having colors or tones that shade into each other." I define it as "soooo pretttttty."

 Here, why don't I just show you?

 (By Sugablossom Cakes)

 That's ombre.

  Isn't it gorgeous?

 What I didn't realize until I started looking into ombre cakes was just how many ways ombre could be incorporated into a cake.

 Sometimes literally.


(By AK Cake Design)


The outside deserves a look, too:

(By AK Cake Design)


There are a lot of ways to achieve ombre.

 You can take a pristine white cake and "ombre it up" with some pretty piping:

(By Cake Coquette)


... or maybe a swirl of flowers -- like this one, inspired by a Steampunk-themed invitation:

(By Sugar Song Cakes)

(See, Steampunk doesn't have to be brown...)  


It seems like bakers are able to make ombre cakes out of pretty much anything:

 Pretty blue ruffles:

 (By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)


...big, swoopy swirls:

(By Charm City Cakes) fondant tubes:

(By Fat Girl Cakes)


...teeny-tiny flowers:

(By Cake Fixation)


...and sunset slashes:

(By Eat Cake Be Merry)


Sometimes, the shading is subtle:

(By Olive arts)



Other ombre cakes are a little more extroverted:

(By Frosting)


 You certainly couldn't accuse this cake of being shy:

(By Maggie Austin Cake)

 ... no matter how much it blushes.


One thing's for sure; ombre cakes will never fade quietly into the background.

And thank goodness for that!


Have a wonderful Sunday!


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Reader Comments (15)

I love the one with the frames. So pretty!

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Another Sunday and another day for me to say, "Wow, look at that cake!" All week I laugh with the wrecky cakes, and every Sunday I smile! These are beautiful! Some are bright and some are more subtle, but they are all Sunday Sweets!

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Pretty :D

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

So gorgeous! Sunday Sweets always renews my faith in the world's bakers.

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

These are so lovely! I have to say, though, the cake to frosting ratio between the layers of the second cake is making m y teeth ache.

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDanifae

Oh, MAN! I LOVE the orangey-AVEC- violette-AVEC-pink one( next to last)!!! I had a pink and orange bunny Easter candle years ago, and have loved that happy combination ever since!

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I wonder how you cut the swoopy swirls cake.

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJane Lewis a kiss on the eyes! The next-to-last, dreamflower/sunset tower...
I love orange and pink paired, and the lavender pops to perfection.....


July 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The first cake makes me think of our honeymoon in the Caribbean for some reason. :)

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

So many lovely cakes; so much potential for wrecky attempts at imitation. ;)

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

These are gorgeous – but probably also going to be the "inspiration" of a disastrous wreck someday. There are so many ways these could be made to look awful.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRevSqueeze

Oooooooo! Ahhhhhhhhh!

'Course I would be scared to take those pics to any ordinary bakery and expect anything similar. Talk about opportunities for wreckorating!

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Amazing, all except for the swoopy swirls one. It looks as if it's falling.

OK, so is it OM-bur (ombre) or om-BRAY (ombré)? Because I'd like to know, if I order one of these.

August 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKOJohnson

I had the same thought as hyphen8. When will these appear as the inspirations for some incredible wrecks? ;-)

August 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

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