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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: Legos!

Legos aren't just for kids anymore; there's a thriving artist community that builds amazing sculptures, mosaics, and other art pieces with them. You know, like cake:

(Submitted by Beth of

(Found by Katy E. here. And btw, from those bins in the background I thought this was taken in a store. It wasn't - that's the guy's HOUSE. Leaping Lego-Loving Lizards, Batman!)

'Course, those cakes are made of real Legos. But how about some cakes made of Legos made of cake?

Number of Lego bricks individually cut and trimmed? 125
Number of Lego "studs", placed one by one? 442
Hours to create? "at least" 8
Site of the crazily devoted Mom responsible? Jumpin' Monkies

And get this: she's not a professional baker, y'all. Wowza. (Thanks to Such Cool Stuff for the link!)

Here's the Goliath version by Chocmocakes:

I've seen a couple of mid-construction Lego wedding cakes, but I really like this one:

(Found here by Amy L., and guess what? It's another Charm City Cakes creation!)

But if you wanted something more subtle, here's a cool minimalist version:

(Source, but no baker credit. A little help?)

And another more-subtle version that Miriam L. saw at a wedding just last week:

Love it! (More pics of the Lego-themed wedding here.)

And lastly, for you cupcake types, some gorgeous examples by the oh-so-talented Hello Naomi:

*Similar Sweets: Lego Batman: The Video Game

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Reader Comments (64)

These are wonderful. And I am totally in love with that first wedding cake one with the colored legos as the interior structure of the cake. Just fabulous!

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

OH man. that last cake is so adorable. I love that little baker at the bottom with his jaunty cap, rolling out the fondant.

I actually said "AWWWW"

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdonkeyinawhitecoat

Awesome, awesome!

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Mmm... I want a lego cake. Those last ones are too cool. Very impressive and yummy looking.

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle

Oh I just love the Lego cakes. I wish I had seen this before my brother got married!

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~Alissa

You can purchase a Lego rolling cookie cutter on their website, which would make creating the fondant bricks a breeze (well, at least the top part). :)

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStillapill

I made my husband a Lego cake for his 30th birthday last year! It was fun. And cute. But not as awesome as these!

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael M.

i love the first minimalist lego wedding cake.

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel


Seeing all these Sunday Sweets make me really think about what I want my wedding cake to look like. I feel excited.

But then I see the Wrecks and imagine myself as the bride in the green dress with the rollers in her hair and the look of profound bewilderment on her face and that cake with the crackly chocolate sludge. Then I feel sad.

These are lovely though :)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

It's possible that this is mean-spirited, but it's LEGO, not Legos. Calling it Legos is like calling Pepsi Pupsi - it's just wrooooong!

Love the site, love the wrecks, but don't want to see you wrecking your own wreckery. Lego Lego Lego Lego Lego, m-kay?

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


May 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

L E G O ! ! !


Nice cakes though

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Fantastic.!! I can't wait to make a" rel="nofollow">Lego cake my own.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina


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