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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
Oct182009

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)

Honestly, I love the Slime cake and so would my six year old sister. At least it's clean.

October 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCole

The marzipan animals look quite a bit like the Strawberry Shortcake animals. Here: http://tinyurl.com/yzh8l3k

October 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflippet

Hi,
I came on to say "yay...my cake made it (in a good way so I thought) to Cake wrecks!!" Then I read some of the comments! One person called my Hello Kitty Cake Horrid & deserving of being a cake wreck! Yikes! Another complained about the arm & leg (I think sizes along with everything else..I was rushed..sorry I didn't get them all right!) I know the head wasn't quite right but calling it horrid? It wasn't that bad surely? (Can I see their cakes...no-one's perfect)
Anyway...sob sob (OK..joking...I have learnt to take criticism) main reason I came on was to say thank you & to just let you know that you've mixed me up with "Le Cupcake" in the USA...I'm in Sydney, Australia at www.lecupcake.blogspot.com & do cupcakes as well as obviously cakes :)
Again thanks for having me on here (I think......:))

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkylie lambert "Le Cupcake"

Kylie,

I am sorry about the negative comments about your Hello Kitty cake. Both Jen and I think it is adorable. I changed the link so that it goes to your website. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns.

john

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

Just saw it has been changed. Thanks :)
(PS..I knew I should have moved her nose, that was the main difference I think...but in defence it was for a 1 year old so I thought she mightn't notice...it would have taken me around 20 seconds to rectify it. The hands & feet..well ..again it was for a 1 year old :) I'll do it right next time as I now realise there are many Hello Kitty fans out there!)

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkylie lambert "Le Cupcake"

Don't be silly, it's not from maple story, it's a Poporing from Ragnarok Online, another korean MMO.

October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAzzy

i absolutely LOVE the maplestory slime :D i play almost every day and was beginning to feel like a nerd... lol

-Audrey

November 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

have you seen Kawaii Not? you might like it.

December 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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