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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: Stained Glass

"Color is to the eye what music is to the ear."

- Louis Comfort Tiffany

What does "stained glass" make you think of? Church windows? Fancy light fixtures?

How about gorgeous cakes?

(By Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes)

Ooh la la! So soft and pretty; I love the watercolor feel to those colors.


(By Paige Fong)

This cake practically glows, it's so vivid. And I like how the flowers are mirrored in the artwork.


(By Maggie Austin Cake)

I can't imagine the time it took to pipe and paint even one of these layers, much less four.


(By Corrie Cakes)

These cookies look like sun catchers! Doesn't the blue background look like a cloudy sky showing through?


(By Melissa Alt Cakes)

One of my personal favorites today! There's a great little Tiffany museum here in Florida, and this one reminds me the most of some of his windows there. Something about all those glowing greens and rich orangey-browns... Just lovely.


(also by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes)

Both are amazing, but that blue! WOW.


(By Bittersweet Pastry)

Perhaps more of a mosaic than stained glass, but I'm blown away by the 3D flowers! Such a great design.


And another tile mosaic:

(By Passionate Cakes)

So much detail! Can you imagine how long it would take to place all those tiny pieces?!


These flowers look like they're bursting out of the glass design:

(Also by Maggie Austin Cake)

So. Cool.


And finally:

(By Vinism Sugar Art)

I take it back; I think this is my favorite. The balance of dark and light, the perfectly blended colors, that butterfly...! It belongs in the Tiffany Museum! Or my belly. One of the two, anyway. ;)


Hope you guys enjoyed! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (16)

Beautiful, that is some talent!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

All of these are gorgeous

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Wow! These are all so amazing!
And don't miss that there are two butterflies showing on the last cake. The one on the bottom tier is almost in butterfly camo. 😜

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJake & Me

Aw, thanks - this has always been one of my favorite posts. I don't know how anyone could bring themselves to cut into these works of art, especially cake #4.

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice


September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

The water lily , and the fourth.......and.....all the rest....I would love to have wired for light.
Cake lamps! ...dreamy, no?

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The Tiffany "look" is so ....*known*!! I love the lines, the pure look....the character!
These really......
......yeah. Edible art.

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I have loved Tiffany ever since I found out who he was. Such gorgeous cakes! Thanks for the museum reference-next time I'm in Florida I'll have to visit it! I hope the building was hurricane-proof!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

OOOOOOOOooooooo! I'd never eat it!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBlisschick

Thank you! The colors, the flowers, the architectural details are DEVINE!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGinny P

These are gorgeous! I enjoy Sunday Sweets very much! Maggie Austin's cake makes me think of Frank Lloyd Wright's designs, with the different shapes and natural design. Each one is beautiful! The cookies do make me think of sun catchers!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I don't think I could ever cut into any of them. They're way too pretty!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I couldn't pick a favorite among these cakes any more than I could pick a favorite flower in a spring garden. They're all fantastic!

OK, so...maybe the first one. I'd eat that one last. :)

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

I love this look. Saw a nice Tiffany exhibit this summer in Queens NY: the Neustadt Collection

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Awesome cakes!! thanks for sharing

September 25, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

I would love to see some our wreckers even attempt one of these.

September 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterThe One who remains nameless

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