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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: More Potter!

Once a week here on Cake Wrecks we post the best of the best of the best cakes out there. And most of the time, the comments go a little something like this:

"Oooooohh pretty!"

Last week, however, sparked a debate rarely seen in these parts, and instead of comments we got seven page dissertations on popular 20th century children's literature and its effect on modern culture and resulting religious, racial and socioeconomic implications. And guess who had to moderate all those comments? That's right: me.




So this week, we're going to look at some more Potter sweets, but we're gonna do it a bit differently. This week we're gonna look at the pretty pictures, and when we're done, we're gonna do our comments Twitter style, meaning 140 letters or less. Capisce? Everybody with me? Okay then. Here goes.

(Made by Yulia)

Ooooh, pretty.

(Made by WhiplashGirlchild)

Lookit the potion bottle! Cool!

(Made by Courtney Clark of Cake Nouveau)

Game of Quidditch, anyone?

(Made by Pricilla from Pricilla's Cottage)

Bernard, you lucky bum.

(Made by Chotda)

This is a Mandrake, and I'm pretty sure the pot is cake, too.

(Made by Springlakecakes)

It must have been deeply satisfying to take a bite out of the Monster Book of Monsters.

(Made by Britta)

It lights up! Like magic!

(Made by Deanna's Aunt Despina and found here)

Awww. Hedwig's looking charmingly chubby here.

And that wraps up our Potter Sweets - hope you all enjoyed!

As always, if you'd like to nominate a Sweet you can send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: Harry Potter

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Reader Comments (229)

My name is on one!!! Would love a HP cake....sigh....

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Brilliant cakes, all of them!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCardell Family

chocolate sortng hat! SQUEEEEE!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlittle gator

I hope the snitch is not "life" size, otherwise, it will not be shareable!

Cake is good...share the cake!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Love love love the Monster Book of Monsters. They're all cute, though.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheri

"Plue_plue said...
OMG!!! My idea for my wedding cake!!!Tonks and Lupin as the bride and Groom!!! Genius!"

Plue_plue I want to see that cake when it's made. As someone who dresses as Tonks to midnight premiers, I am thinking of stealing your idea for my own wedding cake.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteregosumbarb

The mandrake cake has to be my favorite.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrain Picker

Long time reader, first time I love all your posts, but I love the sunday sweets about books the best. There should be more book cakes in general.
For all HP freaks: best fanfiction ever, about Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs when they were in school. Also lots of Snape, Lilly, and strangely Kinsley Shaklebolt. Though beware, there is Remus/Sirius romance.

My wedding cake is so going to be Sirius/Remus themed now...

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIvy Lee

Oh my gosh, those are all amazing! I love them and Harry!!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

wow they're all so beautiful! I'm sorry for all you had to deal with, Jen and John! It should be all about the cakes, not the content. And I love HP and these cakes are fantastic. I love that someone made a mandrake cake, so creative!

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaci

I adore the texture on the sorting hat cake as well as the Mandrake root one. Three cheers for Harry Potter themed sweets!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMadi Bo

Aww, I can't decide which one I like best. The books are great, but the Monster Book of Monsters is soo cute *g* And the castle is stunning. Oh - and I am really fond of the Mandrake as well :-)

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWeird

@ Offended by Capability Bowes

"the thing about irony is that it has to be obvious to work"

Oh no it doesnt. Subtle irony which the target completely fails to understand is even better as you can then sneer at their ignorance.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCapability Bowes

The disclaimer about comments regarding Potter-hate and the hate of potter haters etc saddens me. I'm a youth leader in a church, and we love potter. it's a great allegory for christ, and a lot of good principles. and it's AWESOME storytelling, just like this awesome blog.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

Great idea from Beth/ haiku style posts save your time/and limit snarking.

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I couldn't pick a favorite. So beautiful!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~Alissa

FYI, "bum" (as in "Bernard, you lucky bum") is British slang for buttocks.

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If only I had 1/10 the talent of any of these folks!! [sigh]

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oooooooo pretty!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZweiradler

@offended by CB

Someone tell that to Jonathan Swift. (excellent read - A Modest Proposal, and no, he's not being serious, even if he never comes out and says it's satire)

Excellent cakes as usual. LOVE the Mandrake.

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay! More book-shaped cakes! Ohh, I wish I could see more lovely book-shaped cakes. Pretty pweese?

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSr. Mina, BSP

Best nursing memory is an empty-nester couple. Wife was in the hospital very long-term with a nasty bug that was eating her up, literally. Husband would come every evening and read Harry Potter to her. They were an adorable couple! If I knew where they were, I would make her a HP cake!

August 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternursemom

I love these wedding cake so much.

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August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrista

...and I didn't realize there were two pages of comments, so for the record, my comment is about this:

"For a second I thought the quittich ball was the Golden Uterus Award."

I don't wander to random blogs and wax poetical about uteri. I mean...well, not very often anyway. :)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrista

I LOVE the Monster Book of Monsters and Hedwig! I don't know how anyone could eat that last cake it's too darn cute!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

'Those are nicely done cakes. I like the Monster Book Best. Does anyone do Disc World Cakes? Terry Pratchett is "Da Bomb"'


Ask and ye shall e-ceive.

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

Loved 'em! This brings back memories of my 8th birthday party ^_^ My granma made me a Hogwart's castle cake, it was brilliant- it even smoked courtesy of dry ice!

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNymphadora Potter

Sirius-ly awesome! (I couldn't resist!) I want to see a Professor Snape cake though! Or at least something a tad more Slytherin. Well, my birthday is coming up at least!

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKyrsten

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