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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: Simply Awwww-full

If you've read this blog for any length of time then you know that my interests can be, well, a little geeky.

Ok, fine. A LOT geeky.

However, just because I enjoy quoting Monty Python and polishing my Star Trek collectibles doesn't mean I don't have my girly side. Fact is, I'm a total sucker for the cute. So today, allow me to present a lineup of cakes so stinkin' adorable that I've melted right here in my chair, and am now typing this with puddle fingers.

(Submitted by Isabella, baker unknown)

What, or who, is it? No idea. But with its lethal adorableness, it must be Japanese.

[Update: I've been told this is a "Slime from an MMO called MapleStory." So there's that explained. And apparently, it's Korean.]

Why does Japan lead the world in all things cute, anyway? Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I think everything would probably be better with big eyes and cutesy colors:

(Submitted by Andrew H., & made by Bleeding Heart Bakery)

These little guys are meringue candies, and I want the whole set, on my desk, NOW:

(Found on CaptainXO's Flickr, & made by Ginza's Cozy Corner Bakery [in Japan, of course])

Especially the little dog with the green ears. So. Cute.

I've been in love with this next cake since the moment I stumbled across it nearly 2 years ago:

(Made by Flickr user HyperCraftive)

I just love those lines and colors; it reminds me of some of my favorite art styles.

Here's a cutie-patootie turtle:

(Made by Jessica of its-a-piece-of-cake.)

And I suppose no post on adorable confections would be complete without Hello Kitty making an appearance:

(Submitted by Elarael B. & made by Kylie of Le Cupcake.)

I can't claim to be much of a HK fan, but again, cuteness is always aces with me - and this cake has it in spades. (Card puns ftw!)

Have a cake to nominate for Sunday Sweets? Then send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: Off-the-Shelf Cuteness

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Reader Comments (108)

That first cake is totally a slime from Maple Story! I think that's what they're called anyway. So cute. :3

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hello Kitty RULES in China! She is absolutely everywhere! I'm always impressed to see incredibly patient men carrying their wives/girlfriends bags that are plastered with her image.

I do like the UBO . . . unidentified baked object . . . it is indeed, quite adorable!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

The first picture is a slime monster from the free-to-play Korean MMORPG Maplestory. Incredibly cute game, incredibly cute cake!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdryxi

awwwwww!!!!!!! those are adorable. the lot of 'em!

i'm a sucker (also) for cutesy and anything pastel, girlie girl that i am.

am lovin' that owl!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

That first little guy might be a pokemon. Love the owl cake, too. Colors and design are totally mid-century modern. There's a Sunday Sweets category I'd LOVE to see!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiddle Aged Woman

The first one is from maplestory, a rpg. It was developed by the South Korean company Wizet. It is adorable isnt it? ^^

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

LOVE the owl aswell.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVashti

That first cake is of a Slime monster from the online game Maple Story, which is actually Korean. Either way, it is indeed adorable.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertakarifreak

That is one *rocking* owl. Lovely colors and shapes.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeb Geisler

Ahhhh cute! (only dogs can hear that :)) Love the kitty and the mournful tortoise!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

The first creature is a Green Mushroom Monster from the game MapleStory. Adorable!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiyana

The first cake is a mascot for an online game called MapleStory, an anime-esque type MMORPG.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnipingMizzy

That owl is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:::b r a n d i:::

that turtle is just adorable!! :)

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That Hello Kitty cake doesn't hold a candle *snicker* to the Hello Kitty cake I made for my daughter's birthday. Which was big and flat and a little sunk in the middle with coconut covering all the flaws.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

One more voice amongst the masses! The first cake is a Slime, a monster in a Korean MMORPG called Maple Story. The whole game is that cute!

Here's more info on the slime:

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwumples

Ahh! I love the Maple Story Cake! That game was a big chunk of my high school.

That turtle is pretty fricken cute too!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Lol, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one geek enough to recognize the MS slime. >.<

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I know this probably falls into the 'we didn't need to know' category, but you (rhetorically) asked about the mass cuteness in Japan. WELL! It's a cultural phenomenon, and here's the wiki link to read about this historical takeover by all extreme adorability/KAWAII!!!

LOVE the cakes! ^.^

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMedusae

Did you mean those cute animals were marzipan, and not meringue? Either way, sweet! Pun intended.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrose

the owl! LOVE!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

I find the cupcake terrifying.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

The animals! The little meringue ones! I WANT 'EM! cute...

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeggie Quin

Cute cute cute! I love all these cakes especially that little turtle. The Hello Kitty cake, along with being cute is absolutely gorgeous. Look at the flowers-such lovely craftsmanship.

Anyway, I think Maple Story is becoming thew new Epcot...

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Very NICE!!

~Amy B

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

LOVE the cupcake!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJellyDonut

Where is 'it's-a-piece-of-cake' located? I want to order that turtle cake for my birthday. Love, love, love turtles! So adorable!!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLv2danz

I really, really LOVE the owl cake. I want it. Now.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjess

Oh I want that turtle. So cute.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

the first cake is a green slime from an MMORPG called MapleStory... I am, in fact, playing it right now ^_^

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLove For Obento

I think the cupcake (#2) was kinda scary. Maybe it's the face. It looks like it has bags under the eyes and scary little mouth. *shiver*

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterphotoJENic

The first cake looks kind of like a Pokemon. Regardless of what it is, it is uber adorable and my fave in those. But only by this much *holds fingers miniscule amount apart* because every other entry was so freakin' adorable as well :) Great post and keep up the wreckiness, the geekiness, and the adorableness (3 of my absolute fave things in the world!! :p)

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

For obvious reasons I love the turtle cake with the ladybug detail.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThis Bug

The cute little animals are Strawberry Shortcake's pets.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Oh wow, you featured the MapleStory cake I sent in *whee* :)

Anyway, as many people have already mentioned, it's a Slime from MapleStory, which is a MMORPG from Korea.

You can see the slime guy in the pic on the left as well :)

Ghe. Funny. Boyfriend was looking at the sunday sweets, pointed out a cake he thought I'd think was cute. 'Hey, I send that in a while ago! Oh wait, cool, it says my name!' *grin*

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

Oh my gosh! The owl!!!!! I have melted into a puddle beneath my office chair!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Now THAT is the way to do a proper CCC! And it doesn't even need a patooie!

And (in my very best southern accent) that owl is just precious.

wv: imatoari - no definition. But seriously, how long does it need to be?!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

omg. i want to pick up that turtle and hug him and kiss him and call him george and cheer up his little top-hatted face. that may just be a normal "hiya, i'm a turtle doo-dee-doo-dee-doo" face, but i wanna throw him a party and give him presents and a squishy looking human cake.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

I love the the owl cake. WHO wouldn't love it. (he he)

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

Yay! Geek people among cake lovers! You guys totally rock!
But if the MS slime is Korean then Japan doesn't have the complete monopoly on cuteness now does it. Although Japan outsources some anime stuff to Korea . . .

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFaewren

And a collective wave of "Awww!" just washed across the Cake Wrecks world in a cute induced euphoria.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenestria

What an ugly Hello Kitty... how can you find that cute? It's so messed up.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

THey are all lovely, and wonderously executed. I'm in awe of the skill and artistry. Let me be the first to say I'm unfamiliar with all these things--Maple story, Hello kitty, and so on. Hello Kitty I have SEEN before, but don't know any of the back story that goes with it/her.

Perhaps I'm still being influenced by the "holiday" cakes from a few days ago, But Ms. Kitty appears to have a rather large pair of testicles looming beneath her skirt. Maybe this is how she is always portrayed. Don't have a clue.... I still like her, and the cake very much. Lily

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't know if I could dare to eat the cute - seems like I'd be ruining art. Except Hello Kitty. I could eat that cake.

And I agree with those that think the cupcake is scary - I will probably have nightmares.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCitricSugar

That horrible cupcake creature looks like something from a nightmare I've had. *shudders*

But OMG . . . that owl . . . so cute! I want it!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Hello Kitty is a big deal here in HI, but there are other characters. My fav is Kuromi. You should check her out. She's Punk.

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah - Kala

I LOVE the turtle! Awww....

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica C.

That cupcake is absolutely frightening!
But I swoon over any animal in a hat and that turtle is a cutie! :-)

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

I have to say I dont really like the Hello Kitty cake. Her face is all wrong. Her nose should be lower, her eyes wider apart, and whiskers shouldn't have been iced on but been added to her face sides. it just makes her face look unnatural.

As the hello kitty fan I am, it just aint her.

and glad that I am not the only to realize it was from maple story, not that i play it anymore...

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I think Maplestory(?) got that design from Dragon Warrior- which is Japanese, and awesome (and from the 80's)...

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTori

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