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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: Sesame Street

Sesame Street is turning 40 this week, so consider these Sweets a few virtual birthday cakes for everyone's favorite Street.

Was Baby Cookie Monster ever on Sesame Street? More importantly, when the cake is this adorable, does it matter? :)

(By A Cake For You)

Aw, look at lil' Bert & Ernie:

Robyn and her mom made this adorable number for little Miller:

And here's our fondant-free cake of the week:

(By The Whole Cake and Caboodle)

And lastly, a few of my favorite characters. The Count...

(By Cake Central user jaklotz1)


And what has to be the world's biggest Big Bird cake:

Awesome. This was Mike's Amazing Cakes entry for the Food Network Sesame Street challenge. (Well, technically, this was their practice cake. Here's the final entry:)

(photo by Lauren Kitchens)

So happy birthday, Sesame Street! Here's to 40 more years. :)

- Similar Sweets: Sweets to Make Henson Proud

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Reader Comments (106)

No, Baby Cookie Monster was NEVER on Sesame Street. He is part of the annoying cutesy wootsy trend to make "Baby" characters of popular cartoons and kids shows. I think it started with "Muppet Babies"., which at least had some hidden grown up humor in there, now and again.

No we have baby Warner Brothers, Baby Disney, Baby Sesame Street and more baby Muppets, baby Winnie the Pooh (see Disney, or they'll sue!) It's truly sickening.

Next up, "baby" other things. I can see it now. Baby Pokemon, Baby Lord of The Rings, Baby Spider Man, Baby X-Men, Baby Desperate Hosewives, Baby Midnight Cowboy.

The most disgusting is surely on it's way, if fad predictions are correct- "Baby" Twilight

God Save Us.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Wow, those are all fabulous. I love the name spelled out with character letters! Quick, someone do "Melissa"!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSurfie

The Cookie Monster cake is absolutely adorable! I wouldn't even want to eat it!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelsie

The only thing that could have made this post better was the addition of a Snuffleupagus cake. :)

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Oh golly! I share a birthday with Sesame Street? I had no idea!

captcha word is "morsel" As in "I'd be perfectly happy with a morsel of one of those cakes. Big Bird's toe, please!"

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindz

Awesome! Best Sunday Sweets ever!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just love them all, and I love Sesame Street. I'm glad Prairie Dawn made it because I find her to be highly underrated.

But yes, where's Grover? He was always my favorite.

I wonder if anyone's ever done a "One two three FOUR FIVE six seven eight NINE TEN eleven twelve" cake? Any takers?

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdie Frau

I love them all.. but I think that must be the cutest little cookie monster cake..ever. How I wish I had that talent... but if I tried it, I fear I would end up on your site.. on another day other than Sunday Sweets... **giggle**

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

WOW...these are awesome. I love Sesame Street!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersuperstar5622

I love this so much!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSally

It looks like he (Mr. McCarey) changed the final character popping out of the cake. It's so nice to see such beautiful tributes to an iconic show.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda B.

These are all amazing! I had a Cookie Monster cake for my second birthday party. (You know, just a few years

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMari

i'm sooo sad to not see grover represented in these sweets!! he was always my favorite, but never gets much attention :(

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

All these cakes are fantastic, but I think the Baby Cookie Monster one is particularly cute. Are those cookies made of fondant? Why not just use real chocolate chip cookies? Is that against the rules?! : )

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCorningNY

Those cakes are wonderful. The Count cake is awesome---I don't think he gets enough love. He's definitely a cuter vampire than that sparkly you-know-who and he's pro-education!

I'm 33, and sometimes I still sneak a peek at Sesame Street. I grew up watching the show and it's great to see it's still on the air, inspiring both little kids and big kids too.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Every time I see Sunday Sweets, I am amazed at the art that comes from sugar,icing and cake!
Right on.
~Amy B-H

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

This is my favorite Sunday Sweet yet. Great post!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Those cakes were all so gorgeous. I couldn't pick a favorite. I'm 40 and I would be thrilled to have any one of those as my 41st birthday cake. Too cute! The one for Miller was SO creative!!!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSixxlet

When I was very little I was obsessed with Oscar the Grouch. Really obsessed. I would only answer to the name Oscar and I would take the trash out of the kitchen trashcan and try to climb in. Needless to say, the Oscar the Grouch cake warms my cold, grouchy heart. I was also a big fan of The Count and Bert and Ernie. Hated Big Bird (the Big Big Bird cake is cool, though).

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhalfbakedcake

The Count was adorable. He just doesn't get the love that he needs. I'm 34 (I guess first/second gen Sesame Street) and loved how counting was so much fun with the Count.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKnittinchick

These cakes are awesome and looks yummy too. =D Thanks for sharing and more birthdays to come Sesame Street.

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November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

That Count cake is completely fantastic.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterimstillalittlekid

Have you ever seen the youtube of the "censored" Count? These cakes made me go back and watch it...repeatedly.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisaGail

Those are the cutest frickin' cakes ever!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Big fan of Cake Wrecks, and I always look forward to Sunday Sweets. So surprised to find one of my own creations featured when I checked todays post. Thank you for the recognition.

By the way I did this cake for my little guy's fourth birhtday. He is a BIG fan of Count von Count. We even named our puppy Countess von Cupcake.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Klotz


November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

I want that "The Count" cake. Except I want it in permanent-display form.

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterskatej

I had to wipe a nostaligic tear away after seeing these wondeful cakes. Mike's cake was amazing, but if anyone is a fan of Challenge, they would have to appreciate the silver medal winner in that competition.

I'd also like to see Bakerella get some sunday sweet love, as she has made the most adorable Sesame Street cake pops this week!

Just awesomeness.

wv: dealamin- to put off briefly: "Ima hafta dealamin on gettin' you that answer, bud."

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKayla

These are all just too beautiful!

"S" is for Sesame Street!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

How proud am I that Mike made my simple little wedding cake almost exactly ten years ago? He's fantastic! And the cake was yummy. . . Marrionberry filling!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And I thought that my Elmo cake for my son was awesome... These make me feel bad for myself, they're AMAZING!!!!!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

Just so you know, the time change has really messed with my schedule. The absolute first thing I always did in the mornings was to check "Cake Wrecks" to get a good laugh for the day. Now I have to actually fix breakfast, make the bed, read the paper (which does not make me laugh) and THEN I get some "Cake Wrecks." My world is out of balance. Thank you for providing many, many laughs for us.

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSallie

Why I love The Count so much:

There was an episode where someone (I think his mother) sends him a watermelon for his birthday. The Count spends quite some time trying to figure out why she would only send him one watermelon when she knows how much he likes to count things.

Giving up on this question, he picks up the watermelon to take it home and promptly falls over.

Then picks it up and falls over again.

This is the point where he figures out that the idea was for him to count how many times he falls down trying to get the watermelon home.

How could you NOT love The Count after that??

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermio

These are some of the most adorable Sweets I've seen!

I'm also thinking that the Count cake would be especially good for when you've been hiding your age for the past 8 years.

WV: phest. The baby Cookie Monster cake was present at a phest of cuteness.

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

So awesome! THAT's how you do a Big Bird cake!! =D

The 'Miller' one is so incredibly clever, but I love the Baby Cookie one! The Count is also awesome. (One! One awesome Count cake! Ah-ah-ah! *thunder*)

I'm looking forward to having children so I can tell THEM how to get to Sesame Street. =)

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

i'm totally gonna get the baby cookie monster one for my next birthday! I LOVE cookies and cookie monster. That cake is too awesome! All the others are great too-but seeing a cookie monster cake totally made my day! Thanks!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercookie_monster


November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Le' Shay Harper

Just to answer your first question, YES! There have been baby muppets in the past!
Remember in "Muppets Take Manhattan" when Miss Piggy falls asleep on Kermit's lap on the horse carriage ride? And she drifts off to "back in the day" when she and "kermie" were babies? and she and kermit sing a song together with all of the other muppets when they were babies in the nursery?
TOO cute!

Shannon Miller
Fort Wayne INDIANA

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Miller

What Great Sesame Street Cakes! I have tried an Elmo or two but none this good!!

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cake Lady

Wow..these cakes are amazing....

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

i just made a cookie monster cake this weekend for my little one's 2nd birthday.

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Well that does it - I'm getting married just so Mike's Amazing Cakes can make me a Muppet/SS wedding cake.
I'm thinking Janice and Floyd, Camilla and Gonzo, or Waldorf and Astoria

WV: bibrep - the guy who sells me the shirt-splatter-guards before I dive into the delicious cake!

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaMamaJama

I totallyyyyyyy had a Sesame Street cake for my 1st birthday. Old School!

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustine Hutchings

Not to be a downer, but the last cake in this post has a monster not in Sesame Street. The cake artist created the new monster named Jellybean. Its still cute.

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the cookie monster cake it's my favorite!

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarisa

I cannot get over how adorable that baby cookie monster cake is. It's amazingly cute!!!!! I'm definitely going to have that cake for my baby shower! thanks!

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I used to wear green Oscar the Grouch jeans in kindergarden. I don't think I ever got cake on them. Although I may have gottn cookie on my Cookie Monster shirt.

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Dream of Monsters

Is it just me or did I just lose the game because of the Count? Why! Why must they put 4 and 7 together like that! Anyways I just love Elmo, Ernie, and Bernie. I want to be able to make a cookie monster cake too!
~T.O.C. (That One Chick)

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i love the cookie monster

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbanana

that cookie monster is so cute! and the one with all the characters obviously had so much work go into it... look at all the details!

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnette Moore

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