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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: Halloween

I'm not a fan of gory Halloween cakes, so instead here are some truly Sweet designs to get you in a spooktacular mood for Saturday.

First, a fun topsy-turvy style:

(Made by Pink Cake Box)

And a bat cake that is almost painfully adorable:

(Made by Dorispepsi)

Speaking of adorable, this little ghost with pigtails also fits the bill:

(Submitted by Becki E. & made by Janna Espada)

Although she'll have to watch where she steps; it looks like Slimer paid a visit. ;)

This wedding cake has a real Burton-esque feel to it (which is a good thing, of course):

And this one has fantastic details:

I love the tree and the way the moon is suspended from the roof. Plus, check out the little cobblestones and gate; the composition is as pretty as a painting!

And finally, I never imagined a skull cake would be my favorite, but then I never imagined a skull cake could be this gorgeous, either:

(Submitted by Sheila M. & made by the great Highland Bakery)

I hope you enjoyed today's Sweet Treats! Now brace yourselves, 'cuz this week you're going to see a whole lotta Halloween Wreckage. [rubbing hands together gleefully] Oh yeah, this is going to be good.

- Similar Sweets: Spooktacular Wedding Cakes

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Reader Comments (63)

I LOVE the second-to-last one, with the house and tree on top. SOOOO cute!!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

For this Halloween. I would choose the skull cake. =D

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October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

Incase any one likes some gore cake

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterV

I love that skull cake, and the Burton-esque one as well as the one right below it. The names on the little tombstones on that one amuse me.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersilvainshadows

I'm sorry, cutesy Halloween cakes are just WRONG.

Valentine's day can be cute (for kids) and hopefully sexy for the grown-ups. Christmas can be cute. heck, I'll even be OK with a cute Thanksgiving (although the turkeys never think of it that way).

But Halloween should be SCARY. Gross. Show us some awesome SCARY cakes.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Do petit fours count???

I tried making them for the first time ever... halloween themed of course.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Oh my GOSH - I TOTALLY had pigtails when I was a ghost... I think I was about 3....

Wow... i want that cake.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHot Tub Lizzy

I loved the skull cake! I never thought that a skull could be so nice-looking!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I went to a wedding a few years ago and they had a lovely Halloweeny cake. Take a peek!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnitza

These are great Halloween cakes, but how about showing some love for Dia de los Muertos?

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlexi

That bat is super adorable! One of my all time favs.

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJD

I had to comment as I've been staring at that 1st cake for the last 2 weeks! I love pink cake box and used that design to show as inspiration to a client who wanted a Halloween themed birthday cake. I didn't think that she would request the actual cake! With a few additions this is what I made:

I was so surprised when Pink Cake box commented on my blog and was ok with my interpretation too!

BTW I'm just an amateur who bakes in her spare time...I could never claim to be in the same league as the (decent) professionals, although I believe cakewrecks give me hope that I'm actually better than many who call themselves professionals!!!

November 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercakesandbakes

Just happened across one of my cakes here :) The Girlie Ghost n light up Jack O Lantern.

I am smiling at all of the warm comments!

I am more a Halloween should be scary gal myself, but the client prevails!! At least I got a little goo in!!

January 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCookoo for Cake

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