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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: Flowery Praise

Today? No sculpting. Just beautiful cakes-that-look-like cakes, plus gorgeous sugar flowers.


(By Cakes by Mifa)

Those soft ombré ruffles are like a dream vacation for my eyes. Ahhhh. And isn't it amazing how that one sugar branch makes the whole cake?


I love how the lilies pop on this monochromatic number:

(By Dream Cake Factory)

Like a line drawing come to life!


I've seen wedding cakes modeled after the bride's gown, but here's a first for me: one that matches the Flower Girl!

(By HapiCakes, now renamed Hazel Wong Cake Design)

Ah! So perfect!


The baker calls this next one "coffee and cream":

(By Marlene of CakeHeaven)

Fantastic brush embroidery on the flowers, and those soft ruffles & flower sprays are putting the "chic" in "shabby chic."


Or, for a more modern look:

(By Ames Cake Creations)

If this were an art exhibit I'd call it, "Flower, Deconstructed." So cool!


And if you really want to amp up the drama:

(By White Rose Bakery [now closed], via The Perfect Palette)

It doesn't get more timeless than this! Wowza.


Most sugar flowers are technically edible, but of course you wouldn't really WANT to eat them.
Buttercream flowers, on the other hand?

(By Arty Cakes)

Delicious *and* delightful.


Here's another cool design: the bottom tier looks like one giant flower:

(By But A Dream Custom Cakes)

Or maybe more like four giant flowers, put together. Whichever, I LIKE.


And these bright colors & little corkscrew vines = instant summertime fun.

(Google can't find this one at all, so I think it must be from Facebook. Anyone recognize it?)

Looking at this, I almost don't mind that it's still 93 degrees outside. Almost.


And this cool blue beauty has a retro flair to it that I'm really digging:

(Photo by Captured Moments Photography, but there are so many I can't tell which one, and baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

Really love the modern shapes to the tiers, though, which complement each other beautifully.


And finally, a pastel rainbow so stunning I had to look three times to make sure they weren't real flowers:

(By Sylvia Weinstock Cakes)

Mmmmm. Rainbowy flower goodness. And the quilting! And gold leaf stripes! Definitely my happy place for the day.

Hope you guys found some happy here, too! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (11)

Buttercream flowers :D

April 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Lovely. The coffee and cream one is probably my favourite, also love the first one and the all-over buttercream flowers one. Amazing skill in all of them though.

April 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Seriously, how do you tell sugar from real? I am pretty good at spotting buttercream in a pic but the others I imagine my mom running away sneezing, yelling "get it out, get it out!"

April 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMsanthrope

All these cakes were pretty, but as a Virginian, I especially liked the first one with our state flower, the Dogwood, on it. Don't see them very often and these were really well-done.

April 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

"Most sugar flowers are technically edible, but of course you wouldn't really WANT to eat them." This made me think of a family story. My parents were married right after the end of WWII, and the flowers on the cake were not made of sugar because it was still in short supply. They managed to warn everyone but my Dad, who snitched one and popped it into his mouth on the way to the receiving line . . . where he then had to smile and make small talk with a mouthful of lard.

April 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Oh NO! Why did White Rose Bakery close? D:

April 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEllie


April 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

Wow. I like the first one best. Simple, yet extraordinary.

April 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

The second cake from the bottom makes me think of a Tiffany box and the special gift found inside it!

May 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

The second cake from the bottom makes me think of a Tiffany box and the special gift found inside it!

May 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Pardon my ignorance, but why wouldn't we want to eat sugar flowers?

May 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSacha

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