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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: Precious Metals

Did you hear the buzz? Metallics are like, so in. And like most trendy trends, metallics are already making their way from the runways to the serving trays:

(Via this site, baker not listed. Anyone know?)

Yep, all the cool cakes are doing it.


Here comes a flashy little number now:

(By Consumed by Cake)

Spread the word: Shiny is the new black. Or white ... or something.
What I mean is, it's this season's must-serve.


It's in vogue, in your mouth.

(By Hey There Cupcake)

So go for the gold!

Or at least something equally shiny.


Because even though these cakes runneth over with molten metals, they go beyond traditional gold and silver:

(By Minette Rushing Custom Cakes)

For instance, this fashion-forward confection looks divine in an elegant rose gold.


And this beauty isn't afraid to rock an antiqued bronze!

(By Alice in Weddingland)

Tres fierce!


And let's not forget copper!

(By Pretty Please Bakeshop, photo by Casey Fatchett Photography)

Now that's a pretty penny indeed!
(And inspired by a penny floor - so cool!)


This style icon is glittering and gorgeous:

(By Cake Art Studio)

... and sure to get you noticed.
(I especially love the transparent flower petals!)


Yes, today's high-wattage cakes obey nobody's rules, and even fearlessly flaunt several trends at once:

(By Charm City Cakes)

Chevrons? Check.
Stripes? Check.
And polka-dots?
Check check!
(Or dot dot?)


But a gilded cake doesn't need to be all-up-in-yo-face, yo.
They can be romantic and reflective, too:

(By Erica OBrien)

Reflective?! *snort* Get it?!


Ahem. Anyway ... the future is shiny, and the future is here.

(By Sweet Tiers)

And it's so, so pretty! Will we ever be satisfied with shimmer-less cakes again?


I just hope the trend continues for a long time, because I want a cake like this at my silver anniversary:

(By Bobbette and Belle)

(The 25th one, in case you were about to google).
Perfect, right?


Lucky for us metallics are classic, so I don't think they're going anywhere. So let's eat, drink, and be shiny!

(By Layers Cake)

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay shiny!



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Reader Comments (14)

Shine on!

January 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

Pretty :D

January 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I hate to point it out, and be "that one", but could someone please tell me that the dark speck on the third one down (top tier) could (please!) NOT be a fly...?

January 21, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Ooooohhhhh. Pretty shiny things!

January 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr912

Top one is Bobbette & Belle. Though their site is unresponsive, Google has a cache.

January 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChris Staffa

Now I have "I'd rather be SHIIIINNYY" running through my head.

January 21, 2018 | Unregistered Commentercaircair

I love the Romantic and Reflective cake. I may have to find someone to marry me just to have a cake like that. Wait. That's a bit much just for a cake. I could have a celebration of singlehood party and have that cake! Whew! That's better! I have nothing against marriage, but, having to find someone to date, and having to shave, and all the extra that goes with dating, let alone falling in love and then getting to a wedding? Nope. Way too much like work! Lol

January 21, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

I would LOVE a silver cake for my silver anniversary. But then I realised hang on, that happened. Seventeen years ago. So what pretty metal for 42?

January 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHazel

How do they make the shiny edible?? SO Impressive looking... but I'm still wondering how it would come out.. "in the litterbox", so to speak.... O.o

Sometimes these things are so pretty I wonder if anyone actually EATS them.....

January 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterByrdie

The last one is stunning... love it! And I'm swooning over the pedestal!

January 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKathyW

ooooh, while the penny one is very pretty I'm not sure I could shake the feeling that i'm about to shove a handful of grimy old change in my mouth

January 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Just close your eyes and shovel, Nicole - after all, I have seen people eat dirt cake, served in a kitty litter tray complete with chocolate ganache deposits, with great relish.

January 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

So shiney! But that bronze one had me really floored.

January 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Not gonna lie, I'd love miniature statue versions of these to display in my kitchen. And yes, SendingInTheClowns, I believe that (gag) is a fly.

January 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterWinter

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