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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: Happy Father's Day

(Sunday Sweets is my weekly NON-Wreck feature, to remind you how wrecky the Wrecks really are.)

I like the trend of making Father's Day cakes that look likes shirts and ties; it turns the cliche into something so much sweeter. Check these out:

(Found by Brenda Jo on Cakebox)

Ok, so the sweater is a wee bit shiny, but you've got to admire the skill all that piping required. Plus, it's mostly fondant free!

For the more formal, pinstripe-wearing Dad, Jen C. found this one over at Jill's Sugar Collection:

See how those stripes pool into little dots at the bottom edge without breaking? That's talent. Kudos, Jill.

Laudine F. found this beautifully detailed number on De Leukste Taarten:

I'm not sure who the baker is exactly, though, since my Dutch is pretty rusty. (And by "rusty" I mean "non-existent".)

(UPDATE: Apparently y'all have non-rusty Dutch and the name of the baker is Lieselotte. Bedankt!)

And check out what Bakerella whipped up for Dad:

So. Cute.

Those are mini cupcakes (with brownie centers) for the burgers, and sliced sugar cookies for the fries. Even better, Bakerella provides the templates to make the baskets & french fry holder for free on her site. (I'm sure you could modify that text for birthdays or other holidays.)

Oh, and a Happy Falker Satherhood to you all!

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Reader Comments (57)

I saw those burgers and fries and had to make some. It was actually REALLY easy! And btw, they DO taste good! I ate it all together (which is what my dad did) and I also ate it separately (the top, then the brownie, then the bottom) and its yummy (and messy!) both ways. Totally cute though. My dad loved them :)

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I LOVE Bakerella! I made those cute hamburger cakes for a potluck on Sunday and they were a HIT.

Happy Father's Day!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Oh, how beautiful and clever they all are...such lovely tributes to Dad's...Kudos to all the bakers, very talented and creative indeed !

After all those awful wreck cakes, it was time for a breath of fresh air that Sunday Sweets brings.
Thanks !

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

@ swim : That's so funny. You're correcting the spelling of something that's slang, and regional slang at that. LOL

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Thank you sooo much for sharing the link to Bakerella for the "burger and fries" instructions and template. Now I have to make up a reason to make them. :-)

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Does anyone know - how did they make the sweater icing so shiny? That might come in handy on some future cake...

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Grant

Nobody commented on the beautiful tie-cake w/the single rose on the shirt and more on the plate? The woman's cakes are fantastic and lovely. Does she sell her cakes or work for a bakery? Anyone know the location?

She has an artist's eye. Just gorgeous - I'd like to devour a piece of any of her cakes.

June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

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