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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: Wintry Wonders

Hey all! john (the hubby of Jen) here and it's my turn to pick today's sweets. It's finally starting to get a bit chilly here in Florida (60 degrees! Brrr!), and that has me in the mood to post a few icy beauties.

(Made by Edible Art)

Wouldn't it be awesome if Super Man burst out of the top?

Check out this adorable little deer.

(Found at

And for our mostly fondant free sweet, we have the Abominable Snowman also known as The Bumble from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.

(Baker unknown)

And since 'tis the season to deck the halls, I thought you might appreciate these:

(Made by Cupcake Envy)

Cake Christmas ornaments! Brilliant!

And lastly:

(Made by Cupcake Envy)

...simple, elegant and fun. Gotta love it.

Nominate your own Sunday Sweet by sending it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: Winter Wonderland

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Reader Comments (82)

60 degrees IS cold! We're about 10 degrees cooler in North FL and I'm huddled near the fireplace. Brrrr.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJana K

Holy moly, those last two are terrifying!! And I mean that in the positive "so realistic I cannot physically bring myself to believe they're cake" way. So freakin' awesome.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Your site was mentioned on HIGNFY?, although not by name!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. Just when I look at some of the cakes here, and think to myself, "Self, you're really not all that bad for an amateur cake decorator..." I see something like those Christmas balls and want to tear my hair out in envy! Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

And the fawn? And the Fortress of Solitude? *sigh* Back to the icing bags for more practice, practice, practice!

Merry at Annie's Book Stop

WV: Sankney. When I saw those cakes, my pride just sankney deep!

Second WV: Wolms. Such talent over-wolms me!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The ice shard one is glorious.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbats :[ bears. and deers. those cakes are right up my alley as an animal lover.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrachelle

Wouldn't it be awesome if Super Man burst out of the top?

Yes. Yes, it would.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Are the metal prongs on the last one edible? For some reason I can't stop thinking about this! They look so... metal!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTova

Deer Cake FTW!

Killing me with cute!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommentershopKCQ

In defense of John's reference to our "chilly" 60 degree weather here in's all relative, people! After you survive living in a sauna all summer, 60 degrees feels downright cold.

LOVE that Bumble!!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfloridachic

Beautiful. I especially love the lounging polar bears on the ice cake :D

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

How do you eat the deer cake? Do you use a knife on sleeping bambi? The pool it is sleeping in should be red.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wonder if the 'ice shard/ Superman' cake was supposed to go with this wedding:

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSewCherie

That's a very adorable deer. And it appears to have had the mother of all wet dreams. Win.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

a big "awwww" for the deer so so cute!!

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolin

I love the ornaments! Amazing and beautiful!


December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShake-N-Bake

Although you've had many comments about the weather, I thought I'd also add my 2-cents worth. I'm also in Canada and this morning I woke up to my radio telling me it is -38C with the wind chill. A little conversion and it ends up about -36F. 60F is t-shirt weather, -34F is go south for the winter weather! :)

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisaS

I know it's been said, but little fawns (that's the word for a baby deer, folks) are born in spring, when the spotty patterns on their bodies mimics dappled sun through leaves, giving them excellent camouflage. I have seen fawns hiding near apple trees, where the falling apple blossom petals on the ground also camouflage them beautifully.

All that said, I do adore the fawn cake :)

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOphelia

I thought the last one was a hand grenade before I noticed the plug. I mean, sure, blowing things up is suitable for any time of the year, but man... talk about Grinchy...

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGabs

Looooove the Christmas light one. I grew up with those lights (as most of us did I would imagine!) and I miss them. My dad and I would sit down and choose what order they would appear on the string (green, blue, red, yellow, etc) and I would hand them to him while he screwed them in.

The deer one is so very cute and the Bumble one is great! And yes, it would be awesome if Superman came out of the top of the first cake! XD

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

those are so cool! that little deer is so adorable! i want one. and the light bulb is very well done.

60 degrees? you floridian wimps! (i mean that in the nicest way possible of course) come to south dakota where it's supposed to get to 8 degrees tomorrow with a wind chill factor of 30 below! snow and gusts of wind up to 40 mph. welcome winter!

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Thanks for spotlighting us!! I almost fell out of my chair when a client emailed and said I saw you on Cake Wrecks!!!!

Thanks so much!

Amy & Christina

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCupcake Envy

I need the Fawn cake. Because, obviously.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFawn Amber

Come judge at our Austin cake show and you can meet Amy Eilert of Cake Envy. She'll be here judging our cupcake category and teaching a class or two! :-)

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKyla

Wow - my little deer on Cakewrecks!? Amongst such beautiful cakes, i´m so flattered - and thankful that it´s in Sunday sweets and not in the wreck-category! ;-)

Thanks for noticing John, and thank you all for commenting - great laugh!

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPiamarianne

"Humpty" is supposed to be a snowman, right? Love that the cake is yellow, as everyone knows you shouldn't eat yellow snow!

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank goodness for Sunday Sweets...makes up for all the Wreck offenses above this post !

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

flowerofmorocco said:
amazing what you can do with flour and sugar. i just love the last two the ornament cakes and the Christmas light cake eventhough i do not celebrate christmas. i loved so hard when i saw santa's cakes, they made look so mean. sorry santa.

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternanna

Cupcake Envy's cakes also taste amazing!! Anyone who was questioning the edibility and deliciousness of the last two entries can rest assured that they are mighty tasty!! They did mini-cakes for my wedding. There are a ton of amazing pics of their work on their Flickr page, and they're just awesome. They even teach classes!

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison Campbell

PLEASE tell me that fork is real?? That is like the most amazing thing I EVER seen!!! =) Oh and thanks for being a faithful blogger! ;)

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLila

Okay - these are fantastic! I love the ornament with cord and the jumble of round Christmas ornaments. But my FAVORITE is the BUMBLE!! Too cool!

Still cracking up at the blow-up doll Santa cakes on page 1-2 as well...!

Mags *wink*

December 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMags

kageriet...I thought it would be Danish. It is. I speak Danish. I love that cake. Totally great!

January 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBriana the Magnifi-can't

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