Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday TREATS: Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

No tricks today; just the sweetest treats to get you ready for all that Halloween candy later tonight. :)

First, a tribute to a classic:

Submitted by Gabrielle K. & made by Erin S

It's the Great Pumpkin (Cake), Charlie Brown!

A bewitching black cat:

Made by CW readers Sabrina & Anneke V.

I love the spooky effect dry ice brings to this witch's cauldron:

So. Cool.

Check out these fun colors:

Sub'd by Jessa W. & made by Cakes By Ashley

Now for a slightly more Grim design...

Sub'd by Liz, made by Sweet Honeybee Bakery.

Look at that piping detail! Gorgeous.

Frank here looks more like a spooky art bust than a cake:


And who knew a giant spider cake could be elegant?

I like this fun modern design:

It's so bright and cheerful!

Speaking of bright, here's Jack Skellington's glowing little pooch, Zero:

If you're wondering why I don't have more Tim Burton cakes featured today, it's only because I have enough to do a whole separate post. Look for that sometime in the next few weeks!

One more spooky sweet graveyard:

And finally, I don't usually mention flavors here on Sunday Sweets, but Darla's Orange and Chocolate layer cake has me seriously tempted to break out the baking pans:

Plus, aren't her little pumpkins adorable?

Now look what you get when you slice into it!

Ooooh. Ahhhh.

To try this yourself, check out the recipe and instructions on Bakingdom here.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

To nominate a Sweet, e-mail it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Don't Mansion It

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the haunted mansion. I am your host.

And....I like big BUTTS and I cannot lie,
No other specter can deny,
When a ghoul walks in...

Hm? Oh. (Ahem.) Sorry.

Our tour begins here, in this bowling alley.

As you can see, we have pins and needles to spare. (Muah-ha-haa! Puns killed me.)

Ah, but your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding - almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis:

Are these ghosts actually stretching?

Or have they been run over?

Also, what's the deal with this guy?

And consider this dismaying observation:

Strong spirits are a leading cause of gingivitis.

(Look it up.)

We have 999 happy haunts here, but there's room for a thousand.

Any volun...

David, I'm trying to spiel here. Do you mind?

"Is this real life?"

No, David, this is real death. Run along, now.

My apologies.

As I was saying, we find it delightfully unlivable here in this ghostly retreat. Every room has wall-to-wall creeps, and hot and cold running Chills!

The Chills are our resident track team.

Now, as they say, "look alive," and we'll conclude our little tour.

Not that alive.

Oh, and before you go, there's a little matter I forgot to mention:

BEWARE...of shop-lifting ghosts!

"QUICK! Mall security is coming!"

Sunny R., Ticara G., Kartrina R., Jill M., Janet, Annette D., Brady, Jenna A., H.M., & Heidi Y., your ghosts will haunt you until you return...all that stuff they took.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Frightened Out of Their Wits

Friday, October 29, 2010

Well, let's be nice and just assume that's what happened.

The positive: they remembered to dot the "i."

The negative: there's an "i."

Tell you what, Wreckerator: if you can say it, I'll buy it.

Preeeesenting! The One Eyed, One Exploding Sprinkle Brained, Cookie Purple People Eater!

I'm pretty sure the "boo" is unnecessary. Someone hold me.

I love it when Wreckerators place a bunch of little flotsam versions of whatever the cake is supposed to be ON the actual cake. You know, like this:

It says, "yes, I know you can't tell what my cake is, and no, the candy corn CANNOT GO ON THE YELLOW OR WHITE STRIPE. What, are you crazy?"

This one actually makes sense when you realize "RIP" stands for "rest in poo."

And this one makes sense when Sorry. It just doesn't make sense.

I'd like to point out that the sign next to this one says, "Candy Fun Cake."

Hm. You say "candy fun cake," I say, "pass the pumpkin pie, please."

And I don't even like pumpkin pie.

Something tells me Mr. Skeleton is a little hard up.

And how do I know he's a "Mister"?


Let's just say I have a bone to pick with this Wreckerator.

Chickpea, Brittanie R., Kara, Jessie M., Sarah W., Mary T., Elizabeth S., & Melissa S., not to be cryptic, but singing out of tomb is one grave situation. I suspect a plot rife with skulduggery.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Well, That's Horrifying

Thursday, October 28, 2010

You know, I thought eating a cake baby was wrong.

I thought it couldn't get any worse. (At least not legally.)





Michelle M., I am never eating meatloaf again.

Training Day

"Oy! Sherry! Get over here and teach this new-hire how to make roses."

"But, boss, you told us yesterday we could only make Halloween cakes this month."


[sigh] "Ok. We'll figure something out."

"Oh, and when you're done, have Newbie make a batch with all those skull photo transfers. We need to use those up."

"What skull photo transfers?"

"These ones. They'll go great with the skull glitter rings we just got in."

"But those aren't...[sigh]...Ok, boss. Whatever you say."

Look out, Nikki A. & Meredith, it's a TiRCk!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This Is Halloween. (No, Really.)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Greetings, bakers! This handy guide will demonstrate how easy it is to turn your bakery's plain stock cakes into fabulously frightening Halloween designs.


Then let's get started!

First, nothing says "Halloween!" like a sprinkling of candy corn:

So easy, the deli guy can do it!

Or, October is the perfect month to stretch your product's shelf life. When the icing cracks and the colors fade, just add a spiderweb!

See? Now you meant to do that!

And why not take this opportunity to "customize" your scones?

"That'll be $1.20 extra for our 'tomb scone specials.'"

Or, since studies* have shown that customers prefer plastic over pastry nearly 37 to 1, far better to reach for your trusty Flotsam Bugs®!

* We asked our marketing team.

Suddenly, Stanley felt the tide of power turning...

Flotsam Bugs® are grrreat for turning any design into a Halloween one. Can your bakers only make roses? Nooo problem. Just add a Flotsam Bug®, and poof!

Now that's one scary Halloween flower!

Or, how about turning a birthday present into a Halloween birthday present?

Spine-chilling, isn't it?

But let's say you have character cakes already decorated with an assortment of flotsam. What then?

Why, just pipe a few ghosts on, silly!

Hm? What's that? How do you pipe ghosts?


Ever see a cactus?


And finally, what about all those doggy cupcakes you're required to pump out by the pound? Well, a little Flotsam will soon have you seeing eye-to-eye with your customers!


Or, if you want to go the extra mile, give Patches some patches!

Good dog that's awful.

I mean, uh, look how cute!

And remember, bakers, once Halloween is over it's easy to convert your cakes back, too:

"Aw, Suzy, don't cry! It's just a sweet little kitty cat! See? He's smiling at you!"

Thanks to Wreckporters Katrina S., Kristin S., Holly Q., Emily A., Sara F., Megan G., Jess & Connor W., Bettie P., Stacey K., & Kristen, who know that a party hat makes everything better.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Going Through a Rough Patch

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's the quintessential symbol of Halloween: the Jack-O-Lantern. Fortunately, it's also one of the easiest designs for a baker to make. Just take one round cake, ice it in orange, add a cartoony face, and...voilรก!


Er. Heh, sorry. Let's try that again.


That's...not a cake.

[rolling up sleeves] Voila!

Is that...plastic?



A Pumpkin Poo-nicorn. Well. That's a first.

[through gritted teeth] Voi-la.

What the...what IS that? Come on, seriously, there's no way you could make this thing look less like a pumpkin!

Allow me to retract that last statement.

Knock, knock.

Well? Orange you glad I didn't say "voila?"

Hm. Maybe the problem lies in trying to make the whole cake look like a pumpkin. Maybe if the baker just drew a pumpkin ON the cake...



[more blinking]


Dorota, Carra M., Melody N., Shanna T., Andrew M., Ted, Donny & Amanda, Kaitlin K., & T.A., don't ask me; I'm going with "abstract jack-o-lantern."