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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
Jul262009

Sunday Sweets: Threadcakes

As you may recall, I get to be one of the judges in this year's Threadcakes competition. However, I'd just like to point out that I had no idea judging would be this hard. Seriously, there are so many surprisingly skillful entries already - and there's still another week to go! - that I don't see how we're going to narrow it down to just a few winners.

But enough of my whining. Here, let me show you what I'm talking about.

(The photos are arranged Threadless design first, followed by the Threadcakes entry.)

By Burton Wills
(Follow the links for more info & pics)

By Nicole Jeans


By Judy Stroud


By Kayla Richardson

There are also plenty of mad skilz in the 2D category:


By Jamie Masterson

Are you starting to see my dilemma? I've just barely scratched the surface, too - I may have to feature more of these next Sunday, since there are so many more I want to share. So tune in then - or, just head over to Threadcakes now and check out all 300+ entries!


- Similar Sweets: Like Buttah

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Reader Comments (120)

Wow wow wow. I would have a hard time with that one too. The tomato cake cracks me up...but that robot is adorable!!

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:::b r a n d i:::

The ship, HANDS DOWN! That ship cake is like unbelievable. LOVE IT! The intricate details. WOW!!

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAunt of 14

These are awesome! I love Sunday Sweets! Thanks Jen!

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Whoop, I'm going to post my threadcakes entry tomorrow and can I just say that if my cake ended up featured as a wreck it would break my heart? Cake wrecks is supposed to feature wrecky PROFESSIONAL cakes, and I am definitely no professional! I just had a great time makin' a cake for my friend's birthday and also posted some pictures of it on a website for a contest. Don't hate :(

Having said that, I can't pick a favourite of the cakes that were posted. They are all AMAZING!

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my god, the robot cake is the cutest cake in the history of cakes! *flails*

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIngeborg

I had never seen Threadless before; went and checked it out after seeing this post. They have great shirts, and those cake designs are amazing! So thank you for showing us some beautiful cakes, and for introducing me to a new great shirt site!

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbbeM

These pics are great, although I think the ketchup and robot ones are among my favorites.

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

oh dang.

Can you pull a preschool philosophy out of your pocket? "We're all winners. Let's have cake to celebrate."

I love the understated melancholy of that adorable heart broken robot.

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I checked these out a few weeks ago and thought of you and was hoping that you got to vote for several winners (i.e. most creative, most proficient, most accurate)...if not...good luck it will be super hard!!

I loved the cupcake cake with the animals in alpha order and ordered the shirt--tell Threadless your Marketing is working;-)

Coletta

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

THAT IS SO. COOL.

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:)

i love the yellow robot + <3 one! it's so cute!

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterS

yeah, Threadless designs brought to life in cake! The cute little robot gets my vote :)

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternicole

all just so, so amazing!!! love the last one with the lions-- and the banana one!! unbelieavably awesome!!

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

Love the Robot cake! I would pick it if I were a judge. It's clean, simple, and it makes me want to hug him.

The ship cake is really beautiful, I love the colors and it was neat to read about how she made the cake.

Tomato cake was great fun and so well done!

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWinterlaurel

No way! Is that an "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" cake? Is it!? *surprised, smiles*

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSr. Mina, BSP

awww, mine didn't get in on it. My first cake was a threadless cake:
http://www.threadless.com/teeriffic/174936.jpg

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiello

Pick the robot pick the robot pick the robot

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaylee

My Dandy Lion design is a cake too! Awesome! you've done an amazing job.

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen Phillips

I absolutely adore the little sad robot cake. I'm thinking about actually attempting to make it myself...be prepared for a picture of a cake wreck cause I'm sure that's what it will end up as, haha.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

They're all good but that robot is especially cool. Amazing actually. Great work. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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