Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Sweets: Heart Attack!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Do you love...love? Can you make that little growly noise in the back of your throat? Do you often talk like Antonio Banderas while wearing silk fencing pants? (More importantly, do they even make silk fencing pants?)

If so, then this post is for you.

But everyone else will probably like it, too.



Aww.
And that's really saying something, guys.

By Little Bird Bakery

Finally, chocolate icing done right! Don't the swirls look like little bird nests?


With Valentine's Day being a more intimate holiday [rawr], we see lots of sweet mini-cakes for the occasion:

By CakeMyDay

Love the simplicity of those stripes.


By Rouvelee's Creations

This technique of overlapping the edge with a heart border is genius. GENIUS, I say.



Ack! So cute!


Here's a beautifully made version of Bakerella's box of chocolates cake:

By Ban Bakes - In Paris


And your Fondant-Free Sweet of the Week:

I'm told this is Francois the Skunk, but by any name, he's stinkin' adorable.
(See what I did there?)


Also adorable: Bubba's bubbly bumblebees:


Hey, they got it right!


The cake to mend broken hearts?


Or at least put a few stitches in them, anyway.


Every now and then I still have to explain to people that I don't hate cupcakes; I hate cupcake cakes. [ptooie!] However, this created a whole new misunderstanding when they started making those giant cupcake-shaped pans. Granted, most of the cupcake-shaped cakes I've seen are also pretty wrecky, but the form itself isn't the problem.

After all, there are still gems like this:

By gabby cupcakes

Seriously, check out the texture on the icing "icing." (Heh.) It looks like a gigantic spatula smoothed it on: just perfect!


And now some regular size cupcakes:

Also by gabby cupcakes

I'll take the owl and the center double heart, please.


Louise over at Cake Journal has long been one of my favorite bakers:


Everything she makes is sweet, simple, and absolutely flawless.
And I am so jealous.


And finally, a Sweet that reminds me of a cheery, old-fashioned carnival:


In a really good way, of course.


Now, who's ready [eyebrow waggle]...for love?

Or maybe a slice of cake?

Yep, right there with you. Pass the milk, please. ;)



Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.
Sarah said...

CUTE!!! Since you took my owl cupcake, I guess I'll have the cupcake on the cupcake next to it.(I hope that made sense) I also love the "Bee Mine" cake and the "cupcake cake."

Anonymous said...

That first one made me laugh, and I completely agree that the chocolate frosting on the second one looks great (and not at all like poo!).

The skunk (despite the coloring, I was thinking bear, since no tail was in sight, so thanks for identifying that) is adorable. And the "stitched" cake is amazing.

Thanks for sharing such delightful sweets!

Monika said...

Wow, absolute incredible! You publish my cake, thank you so much :-)
I made the cake-love-cake two years ago for my hubby...

Mary said...

Love that box of chocolates cake and the fondant free cakes always get my vote.

sam! said...

"I love you more than cake." But cake doesn't love me!

Jessica said...

You guys probably know this already from when it was broadcast in the UK, but Graham Norton did a great segment with your book. He showed baby shower Wrecks to Kate Hudson - including the famous carrot jockeys!

Rachael said...

Love these cakes! So pretty! I once made a heart cake but it was nothing near the cute of these cakes!

Maureen said...

Wow! Every one is Fantastic! Great cakes today -- thanks very much.

stuckinmypedals said...

Ooh, those cupcakes are so adorable. The owl is too cute!

mickeyp415 said...

as always, some amazing stuff! i love the second cake -- the work on those cupcakes is spectacular. and the cupcakes near the end of the post, each with their own design, are adorable. the box of choc is great, too. (the giant cupcake cake... eh, i can live without those, tho it IS one of the better ones that i've seen.)

Jessica (Hey Lola) said...

That last cake is amazing...I want to give it to everyone.

Thekla Richter said...

I think that the skunk is actually a Japanese badger called a tanuki. Super cute use of the two foil heart chocolates!

Rachael said...

The awesome heart ruffle with the bear totally looks like a Gingerbear. This was my favorite Christmas story as a kid.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aojsZe6ITbE/TO_dfuVQNZI/AAAAAAAAAfQ/QBQlMgyBcLU/s320/gingerbear.jpg

Anonymous said...

IT LOOKS LIKE FABRIC!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely LOVE these cakes!

Sometimes Val Day can be a little tough for the unpartnered. We don't get speciial cards. ("congratulatins on Living Alone!")

So my purpose today is to urge other single peeps to buy themselves lovely cakes, beautiful cupcakes, and/or stunning lingerie ( I found this place called juliannarae....) Celebrate the sensory!! Celebrate aliveness!

And that is the end of my little talk, Pass the fudge cake, please!!

citygirlcountryfood said...

My friend Abby has an annual V-Day tradition (which she calls Hate Day) in which she makes a Hate Day cake.

I think this one is awesome and worthy of an anti-Valentine's Day post.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=523846446992&set=a.523846442002.2026508.163100005&theater

Anonymous said...

My mom will fight you over the owl cupcake!

The artistry and imagination just amaze and inspire me. I sew and have done a couple of cakes definitely not in this class. The hat cake - wow. The bird nest cake, double wow.

Thanks so much for what you do. You make life more "sweet" and I laugh so much at the wrecks. God bless you guys!

Joanie

Can Can Dancers said...

wow!! I am lost for words with some of these! Absolutely adorable!

Bree said...

I love the stitched hearts cake and the one with the teddy bear holding the hearts. I'm a sucker for hearts and teddy bears both together. All the cakes are wonderful.

Laura Wynn said...

ah! These are all sooo cute and awesome!

Samantha said...

No. They don't make silk fencing pants. What good would they do? We prefer Kevlar ... :)

Anonymous said...

These are amazing....so jealous of the skill needed to create these beauties. BUT, how long before we see an horific version of the skunk at the local GroceryMart bakery?? LOL
SarahL

Karen said...

I <3 this whole post!!

Mags said...

I might love you more than cake... but not more than the ICING!!
;) Mags

ewysiwyg said...

Edible ball bearings?!?!? Brilliant!

Smree said...

SO MUCH CUTENESS IN THIS POST! GAAH!

And seriously, anyone can love more than CAKE. But it takes a special someone to love more than...possums.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EkkrGtT-V0

:D

J. said...

"I love you more than cake."

Notice he/she didn't specify what kind of cake.

Real love would be "I love you more than reading CakeWrecks." But I'm not so sure such love exists.

Stacy Q said...

The "skunk" cake looks just a leeetle bit like Totoro to me.

They're all so lovely!

Kirsten said...

I love the heart in the teddy bear's pocket!

Anonymous said...

AAwwwwww :D

MissNay said...

These are delightful! So pretty!

mladybright said...

**sigh**

I'm hoping to get somewhere near this level of loveliness when I prepare hubby's Valentine's Day cake this weekend.

Thanks for the inspiration!

~~Di

Marnie said...

Love the itty bitty bear with a heart in his pocket! Also the owl. Adorable!

firecat88 said...

"Love is more than a word to me, you know? I love love, I love it! And if that's wrong, I don't want to be right!"

I love these cakes. :D They are absolutely adorable. I especially adore the 'Bee Mine?' cake. If a guy gave me that cake, the answer would totally be yes.

Lixie said...

KAWAIII!! I loovve the blue one with the pink roses. omg

Kelly said...

Wow! These may be my favorite Sunday Sweets so far. Some of these would make great ideas for wedding cakes, too :)

Anonymous said...

LOVELOVELOVE the second cake with the roses!!! SO WANT for my birthday! Maybe because I love roses. And the second cake with roses; so pretty. The roses looked like porcelain.

Such sweet, pretty cakes!

pikkewyntjie said...

These are all really pretty. I especially like the Box of Chocolate one! Candy and cake!

Mainly, I'm posting because of my WV: canklegr

I ate so much cake and Valentine candy that I now have canklegr (cankles, grrr!)

Susan said...

I really love that second cake. That is such a wonderful use of cupcakes! It looks like a gorgeous wreath full of roses.

Also loved the stitched one. So cute and seriously amazing!

Arlene said...

Oooh that beautiful heart shaped cake with the cupcakes around it made me squeal with glee. I adore all the cakes but I adore that heart one so much. Makes me want one for tomorrow lol.

madebymama said...

Love, love, love them! Made my Valentine's day! :D
Rita (in Australia)

Craig said...

#2, 3, 12: The daisies on these are perfect! Seriously, those flowers could pass for real. Also on #2: so there is a shade of pink other than glow-in-the-dark, in-your-face, radioactive pink. Whoda thunkit?

#6 "Life is like a box of choc-o-lates; you never know what you're gonna get."

#10 At last -- sprinkles I can believe in!

Kimpossible said...

OMG!!! These are INCREDIBLE!!! I love the broken hearts one, its too cute!!! But I wouldn't turn any of them down!!!

Nich said...

These are obviously all amazing, but I have to ask....why is it that so many representations of cupcakes (cupcake paraphenalia especially) have a cherry on top? It's not a sundae. I don't think I've ever run across a real cupcake that actually has this mysterious cherry topper. maybe I am just missing out on something that everyone else is quite familiar with?

Ellen said...

Oh, that owl! Adorable!


wv: ovens.

Really.

Delanni said...

Love then all! Lols at the pink worm "sprinkles" on the giant cupcake, cute though it may be! Happy Valentine's all!

Pauline said...

It ALMOST makes me want to start celebrating Valentine's Day again....but nah.

stephanie j. said...

These are too too too beautiful. I love the patchwork one.

Becky said...

OMGSH thankyou for posting my 'Bee Mine' cake!!
Seriously, i couldnt believe it when i saw it! That was one of my first ever cakes, and i was only 17 when i made it, so for it to be worthy of Sunday Sweets brings a little tear to my eye lol!

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Some of them are lovely and some are LOVERLY!

Sana said...

my purpose today is to urge other single peeps to buy themselves lovely cakes, beautiful cupcakes, and/or stunning lingerie.. . .

Glasgow Cakes said...

Absolutely love the skunk. Fabulous cake.

Jenna said...

Also, someone finally got the tree stump cake right.

I still hate fondant though.

My WV is "redard" and I could make a joke but it would be deeply inappropriate and offensive, so I won't.

Ashlee said...

That stitched/quilted teddy cake has to be one of the best Sweets so far; not only does it look amazing, but it also manages to look delicious (something marzipan fails at, usually).

~Ashlee
http://theDragonsHoard.bigcartel.com | Handmade gemstone jewellery

Sara said...

That cupcake cake is enough to inspire a mad rush for baker-wannabes to buy their own <a href="http://giantcupcakepans.com> giant cupcake pan </a>...

That cake with the roses is pretty fantastic.

Love, love, all of these.

Anonymous said...

Those are the flippin' cutest bees in existence.