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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)

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

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIris mustard

Was looking for some great 1st birthday cake inspriration and now I know I won't be making my own. They are amazing! I can't believe the last one is a cake, how do they get big bird to stand up like that?

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuz

I saw that episode of Food Network Challenge, and it was sooooo cool!!! I've loved Sesame Street since I was a kid, and those cakes came out amazing!!!! I love the Cake Wrecks book. I got one of my coworkers addicted to it. Him and I laughed so hard at the cakes.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel from California

Four people have seen the missing character. Where is Grover on these cakes? I wouldn't even mind a wrecked Grover cake!! Why do kids want Elmo? Why am I ranting about cakes and Sesame Street? WHY!?!
...well, I feel better now.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterR.Grover

Great cakes! I wonder where can I find the person who makes those fabulous cakes!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wow i'm so glad you posted these cakes. i was googling pics of elmo cakes when i found THESE:
i think it's from the episode "elmo visits the plastic surgeon in the dark alley"
luckily, these sesamelicious sweets reminded me what elmo looked like again and stopped my screams of horror. thank you!!!!!
oh and im writing this comment on a phone so i couldnt post a link i could only post the url, sorry!

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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