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Cake Wrecks-worthy?

As you’ve probably heard, our wedding cake was, well, a disaster. I wrote about the whole thing here.

I’ve been trying to decide whether our cake was worthy of submission to Cake Wrecks, one of my favorite things on the world wide web these days. Obviously the structural issues alone do not warrant Cake Wreck fame, but compare the decoration on our cake to the cake photos we gave the baker for inspiration– it just might be wreck-worthy.

Please consider these photos, sent to the baker and the idea behind the cake we wanted:

The idea behind the design was the alternating swirl-dot-swirl motif on the left, with the little frosting dots (seen in the cake on the right) along each tier. Simple.

Here’s what we got:

Now beyond the obvious and heinous lopsidedness (due to the bottom layer collapsing entirely), please note the terribly blobby “dots” of frosting between the tiers. Here’s one more, this time a nice close up (click on the photo to see it larger than life):

Those “dots” look an awful lot like mini marshmallows to me– and they don’t even continue around the entire cake! She just gave up. And yes, that’s cardboard showing. A nice touch.

Wedding Wrecks were featured on Cake Wrecks today. Honestly, those cakes made me feel better about our charming little disaster. What do you think, was our wedding cake a certifiable cake wreck? I just might have to submit it to find out…

p.s. yes, after much back and forth, we got our money back. Add Image


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