My Other Blog

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

Easter Sunday Sweets

Hey all! John (the hubby of Jen) here. So my dear and wonderful wife, knowing how I get all weepy when I see kittens and bunnies and tribbles and the like, has asked me to take care of this week's Sunday Sweets. I'd like to think this is due to my incredible wit and charm, but it's probably more because she has to write a bazillion posts in the next two days. So, with no further ado, I give you: Easter Sweets!

This first one may be the most adorable bunny I have ever seen. Reminds me of those "Dunny" dolls Jen likes:

(Amy F. found it on Chocmocakes' Flickr stream here.)

Who's a cute widdle Dunny bunny? It's you, it's you!*

Next we have some fluffy bunny 'tocks. Jen thought the bottom texture looked a little like floral foam, but I think it's funky-cool.

(Found by Linda A., and made by Newsums of Cake Central. )

This next one has an unusual color scheme for an Easter cake, but it's nice and the bunny on top is super well done:
(Another find from Linda A. on Cake Central - this time by Dutch-Cakebox.)

As you all know, Jen is not overly fond of Easter lamb cakes. (Hey I just thought of a joke: What do you get when you eat most of an Easter cake? A quarter SHEEP cake! Booyah! Next stop, Reader's Digest!)

*ahem* As I was saying, Jen doesn't usually dig the lamb cakes - especially the smoking kind - but this one earned her seal of approval:

(Made by Andrea Schwarz. Thanks to Heather R. for submitting it!)

Personally I love the looks on their faces; like someone just jostled the cake and they all fell over. Cute!

And what would Easter be without a giant Easter egg and some lazy bunnies?**

(Pamela found it on Flickr and it was made by Cakes by Ashley. Thanks!)

This next cake is freaking amazing:

(Submitted by bunches of you, and made by the fantastic Fantasticakes.)

From the embossed pattern in the chocolate fondant to the sweet little chick on the top, this is one gorgeous cake. I've kneaded and rolled my fair share of fondant, so I can tell you that that egg was not easy. (If I had done it, there would be a big jagged seam up the back and pleats all over the place.) Also, Jen says the colors are "faboo", which I think means "cool."

And finally, here's a cake that both Jen and I looked at for a moment and said, "Wow, it's beautiful - but what is it?"

(Also submitted by a ton of you, and made by the one and only Highland Bakery.)

After a few moments we figured out that it's an Easter bonnet with a bunny cameo on it. (It's probably hard to tell because the edges are slightly cropped.) The skill shown in that ribbon and feathers is super impressive.

Well, that's it for me. Thanks to everyone who sent in submissions, and Happy Easter!

* I sounded very manly when I said this in my head.
** Great name for a rock band.

« Passover these Wrecks | Main | Easter Wreck Round Up »

Reader Comments (87)

I think the orange and brown cake isn't for Easter - it's got "Happy 2008" on it. A carrot cake for the new year?

WV: cutokto

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These are truly fabulous,even the ones that aren't really my "taste" (I really DIDN'T intend a pun here....). Great finds everyone! Nice to have you Jon!

Jess, the "quarter sheep" = "quarter sheet"... as in quarter sheet cake. :) Took me a minute or two to get it, don't feel badly.

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would recognize the cake with the eggs & bunnies anywhere. It's from Ashley. Here's a link to her stuff

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

1. Awesome commentary! It was hilarious with the Dunny cake :)
2. "Faboo" is actually "Fabu" and it's short for "Fabulous" :}
3. Please do more posts in the future!

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The cake with the giant egg and lazy bunnies... Yeah to me it looks like all the bunnies ate to much and just can't move another inch!! LOL

John you did a great job today, thanks!

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I had also sent in the egg and bunny cake which was done by a very talented woman named ashley. Here is a link to the cakes by ashley flickr site:

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Hi Guys, I'm really hoping you read this because when I was surfing the interweb today I found something frustrating... I don't know if you guys are familiar with the website but they have a VERY naughty habit of ripping other people off...So far I've counted about three of my favourite websites who's articles have appeared on there. Now I could just be a twit and you could have given them permission so I'll just cut to the chase. Today there was a new post titled "Horrible Cakes" or something like that and the tag line was, get this, "when proffesional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong." Sound familiar? Yeah, I thought so to. So I'm not sure if you are aware or not but if you're not, I suggest you head on over there to give them a royal reaming out for being unoriginal douche wads! You guys are numero uno! Keep up the hilarity, Your watchdog and Observer.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love the second cake..;D
They're all cute and looks yummy too.;D Great post as always.;D

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

I L-O-V-E that one with the tree stump!
So cute!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenisewalks

Hey, here's my amateur Easter "sweet!"

It's awesome, right?


April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwirly McSwirl

They all look yummylicious..;D
Thanks for posting it.;D

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSolo

Beautiful cakes, but as soon as I saw the first one I got the "Little Bunny Foo-Foo" song stuck in my head and it WON'T LEAVE!!!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

i see that sheep cake and think "BAAAA! *thud* 'they tip over.'"

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterprofessional daydreamer

Anon 1:07,

Thanks. I appreciate the heads up and it's nice to know our awesome readers are so protective of us. I had been told about this quite a few times and, sadly, the internet is just that way.

"Everybody's thinkin' it, I'm just sayin' it. PIRATES!"

Ah well. Thanks for being awesome.

Wreck On!


Wonderful fill in job! Yay for replacements. Not that we dont love our Jen but hey everyone needs a break.

I think on the chocolate one that is "fabu" the egg on top is not fondant but probably molded chocolate. I could be wrong but that is a guess from someone who works with a lot of chocolate. The texture and sheen is way different from the bottom "cake part. It takes nothing away from the decorator if it is chocolate because it is perfectly done and it all takes talent!

Wreck on!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

The chocolate easter egg got a 'Is that a cake?!?!' from my Mum! I do love all of these!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Great post, John, but I do hope you went out and chopped wood, drank a beer, or scratched your crotched afterwards.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

The first one is my fav. So cute it's almost a shame to cut into it...

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

omg, highland bakery! I used to go there for brunch when I dated a guy who lived in ATL. My affection for him didn't last, but I have never forgotten HB's eggs benedict and skillet potatoes. I pine for them. It makes me sad I never tried their cakes!

OMG - bunny-tocks is now my new favorite word.

The sheep cake totally reminds me of a silly old Windows screensaver app with sheep walking around. You could pick them up and drop them, and when they landed they looked JUST like the sheep on that cake. Flat and slightly bewildered by what just happened.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalMal

hysterical commentary and i love the reader's digest mention!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Those are amazing - I love the one with the sheep!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnabel Manners

All beauties.

The lamb cakes (not the smokin kind) seem to be a Czech tradition - I was looking up a rabbit recipe (yes I ate rabbit on Sunday) and, lo and behold, saw a rather beautiful lamb cake. The caption made it sound that those who couldn't get lamb made a lamb cake.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYa Chun

These are all great but the lavender bunny looks dead. Just sayin'.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMJS

I appreciated that you included tribbles in the line-up of fuzzy creatures.

I love the bunny 'tocks cake. It's my favorite.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

These are lovely. Really amazing pieces of (yummy yummy) art.

But as with so much this time of year I'm a little disappointed that none of the Easter cakes have any passing reference to Christ's resurrection (you know, that pesky church bit that clutters up the morning before all the chocolate and bunnies and such).

My son's baptism was a few weeks ago and I thought "oh, at least decorations will be easy. I'll find some pastel crosses and flowers or other spring-y colored religious stuff". No dice. None. Target, WalMart, Michaels, Kmart...not one hint of religious theme in their aisles and aisles of "Easter" decorations. Bah! It's as ridiculous as Christmas now!

So I guess I was hoping for at least one beautifully done cake with a cross and draping stole; or a cave and rolled back boulder. Something. Anything. Nope.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

The Easter bonnet blew my mind! The details are incredible- the feather looks real, the ribbon looks like cloth, and the brooch is so pretty!
The first one is so quirky, I would love to see a variation of this whimsical cake for a wedding.

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Great job John! IMO you can fill in for Jen anytime (though we would still miss her)!!

As usual, the Sunday Sweets are gorgeous. If the chocolate egg cake is indeed made of chocolate instead of fondant, then that is an even bigger bonus. (Total chocolate fiend!!) Chocolate is NEVER too pretty to eat for me!

When I was a teen (so long ago!!) I made up the name "Undulating Blubber Monkeys" for a band name...too bad I can't play any instruments and am totally tone deaf. Oh well, I still like my name!!

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

The first cake is cute, but the bunny reminds me of Raving Rabbids

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeDe

The first one is so adorable it hurts! Oh, and nice job, John! :)

W.V.-- putratux
For the '70s prom-themed party, Jeremy wore a putratux.

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

I guessed "Easter bonnet with a white chocolate cameo" before reading below the picture. I had a wicked flash back of white chocolate cameo's. I don't think I've seen one in about 35 years. Does anyone else remember them?

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue

They are all gorgeous ... my favorites are the little bunny butt sticking out of the tree stump and the bonnet. But most of them use this new flattened icing that they lay over the cake like cloth. My daughter had her wedding cake made like that and I don't care for the taste or consistency in my mouth. Looks good but, to me anyway, cake's for eatin'!

Great blog, btw!

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjb_dean

These are too good to eat. I love these!

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAleesuhn_Muhree

I might be off on one, but the 'Easter Bonnet' looks oddly like the Prince of Wales insignia to me, only for some reason with a helm instead of a coronet. :/

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought the bonnet was a top hat.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSaint Savvy

These are all fantastic cakes, but I couldn't help giggling when I saw the phrase "Dunny bunny" - Here in Australia, "dunny" = "outhouse", ie, a makeshift outdoor pit toilet, usually surrounded by flies...

See" rel="nofollow">

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>