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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
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Sunday Sweets: More Threadcakes

The Threadcakes competition ends tomorrow, so if you're planning on entering you'd best get a move on. Oh, but first, allow me to demoralize you a bit with some more of the amazing entries:

(Same deal as last week: Threadless design first, followed by the Threadcake entry. Click on the names for more photos & info.)


By Erin Okuno

By Analee Scripter


By Jennifer Flynn

By Leslie Evans

If you want to see the mind-numbing amount of work that goes into a cake like this, check out Leslie's start-to-finish time-lapsed video here.

And finally, I have to give a shout-out to my fellow cake lovers at the national ICES convention in Illinois, which is ending today. I especially appreciate y'all spreading the Wrecky joy amongst the as-yet-uninitiated at the con. Case in point: Kathy (of Kathy's Kakes), taught a class on "unusual tier styles" Friday, and this was her demo cake:

See anything familiar? Here, let me zoom in:

Yep, those are the Carrot Jockeys - although they've traded in their carrots for little orange candies to fit the ICES "Sweet Time in '09" theme. Kathy reports that roughly half of the class "got it." (The other half was quickly indoctrinated). Excellent work, Kathy! And to you new ICES readers, welcome!

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Reader Comments (107)

You missed a good time at teh ICES convention. You really need to try to make San Diego next year!

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I would eat the Cow cake and the Noah's Express too (the others, not so much )...although they are all just beautiful and very well done !

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

That cow cake is soooo adorable...

...but the Noah Express cake is just AMAZING!!! It HAS to win. So incredible and adorable!! I LOVE IT!

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

So now the Cow cake looks green ??? I liked it in blue better ! Which color is it really then ?

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

These are phenomenal! How will you choose? http://blog.sweetservices.com/sweetscandyblog/

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Walter

love the adorable green cows cake! SOOOOO CUTE! and it looks alot like the shirt. LOVE IT

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hello from Finland :D
I am only amateur baker, but I hope that my cakes don't look so funny like wreck-cakes :D

Threadcakes winners was amazing! And other cakes too! So talented people! I also make Threadless cake, but I must do next year much more better cake!

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEbe

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