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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: Twilight

This week I've discovered that there are billions of Twilight cakes out there, most of which fall in the "regrettably hilarious" category. Granted, you can't expect fan cakes to be professional quality, but it did make finding the good Twilight cakes a bit of a chore. And then, most of the nice ones I found were one of two designs: either this...

(By Sweet Austin, who I think made it first.)

Or a book cake, like this:

(Submitted by Jilly, made by Sugar Honey Tea)

Or this:

(Submitted by Annie, made by Cakes by Francesca)

I like how she used photocopied pages from the book on the cake board. It really adds to the presentation, don't you think?

Since I don't want to post a bunch of cakes in the same style, though, here are the best I could find in other designs:

(By Chocmocakes)

This one takes the book-cake idea and adds some great details:

(Made by Camille over on Twilighters Anonymous)

See the little fork? Cute!

A few cake artists did some impressive portrait work in buttercream. Check it out:

(Found here, but the baker isn't credited.)

(Submitted by Emily S., baker unknown)

Others focused on the chess pieces from the latest cover, Breaking Dawn:

(By Katie of Macon Cakes)

(Submitted by April B., baker unknown)

As always, if you know one of the bakers I don't have listed, please let me know!

And please, if there's to be any debate in today's comments, let it be over which cake is your favorite - not over the relative merits of the Twilight series, eh?

- Similar Sweets: Fantastical Beasts

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Reader Comments (109)

I hate Twilight, but DAMN those cakes looked good!

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLonley Gost

The cakes are okay, and while they're not the beautiful and original designs we usually see on Sunday Sweets, they're not really supposed to be. They're supposed to be recreations of the books or the actors, and they are-- pretty good ones, too. I hate Twilight and I am looking forward to next Sunday, but let's not sell these cakes or bakers short.

Except the gold-heart cake. That thing is a horrendous mess that I would feature in a weekday post. Eew. D:

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually hate Twilight, but these cakes rule. My favorite is the chessboard one!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaser Potato

Although i greatly hate the retarded novel and movie twilight, those cakes look awesome.

November 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterodylic

Go GREEN!! :)

November 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think that the cake done by Chocmocakes is more of a Tim Burton style. But it could be just me.
I like the books better but the media really ruined it so I don't want to read it anymore either. :( *tear* But it is only my opinion.

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterT.O.C.

All the other cakes make me feel slightly queasy (or maybe it's Twilight?) The chessboard cake rocks- I officially claim it as not a Twilight cake but an Umineko no Naku Koro ni cake.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

On cake or in photographs, Pattinson always looks creepy as all get out. .I hope they ate his face first so that he stopped staring with those "I own you" eyes.

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbedroom dresser

These cakes are awesome!! Especially the chess piece!! Can't wait, 2 more days! :-)

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

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