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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

Spring Sweets

What's that? It's winter, you say? Meh. Seasons are a state of mind - and these bright colors and fun designs are sure to chase any winter blues away.

(Submitted by Giusi, made by Belgian baker De Koekjesfee)

(Made by Cakehelp and found on Cake Central)

I've had a lot of today's cakes in the ol' inspiration file forever, so I don't know all the baker info. Let me know if you recognize any of them, k?

(Made by Alexandra Waite, aka Cake Central member awsus)

(Made by Zara of The Cake Lab)

(Baker unknown)

(Sub'd by Kate, made by Belle Fete)

(Sub'd by Arianna, made by Sweet Melissa Patisserie)

Have a Sweet to nominate? Send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: Tour De Force, Pt 3

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Reader Comments (96)

All beautiful but those Daffodils are AMAZING! I wouldnt want to cut into it.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVashti

ooo these are so lovely!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

That daffodil cake is amazing! And I love the beehive cake.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Beautiful! The daffodils are also my favorite!

too pretty to eat!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS3XinthePantry

The daffodil cake is on Cake Central.

All of these cakes are so springy and beautiful!!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimi

Wow! These are gorgeous! I can't decide on which one I like the best! I don't think I could cut into them either.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFelicia Kramer

These Sunday Sweets decorators are fabulous artists!
A tip o the hat to them.
Makes the wrecks look "worserer".

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Very pretty cakes - the bunch of daffodils are just amazingly beautiful!

Jen & John - thanks so much for brightening my days with your wonderful sense of humor. :)

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheila Bennett

I agree with Vashti. All of them are amazing, but that daffodil cake is just over the top.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Am I the only one who thinks fondant covered cakes look completely plastic and therefore unappetizing and wrecky?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All beautiful, but the daffodil cake really takes... well... the cake! I wish I had the patience to do that.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterccinnkeeper

WOW!!!! Those daffodils are amazing!!!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanine A. Turriff

I agree with Vashti, I love the Daffodil Cake. I would totally buy it. How beautiful!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Wow! While some of these cakes are gorgeous and clear of time and effort, my favorite ahs to be the bunch of flowers. That must have been painfully slow work. And while it is probably true that there are more stems than flowers, you need an anal retentive person to be bothered counting. Nice discoveries.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

Funny - at the adress De Koekjesfee is at now, I remember there being a goth/rock fashion store. It's right opposite a metal dive pub... Must be a lovely contrast.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the beehive cake. So pretty. :)

On a side note, it appears that cupcake wrecks are hitting France too: they had a story on the increasing popularity of cupcakes and muffins on the news last night and some of the things they showed were simply atrocious. I wish I could have taped it to show you.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Sure, seasons are a state of mind...if you live in Orlando. Those of us in the part of the world where, you know, you actually get snow tend to disagree. I should know. It's 18 degrees outside now, and I made the mistake of trying to walk my dogs while barefoot.

Anyway...these cakes are just lovely. Like so many others have said, the daffodils are my favorite, followed by the beehive. I also love the grass tiered cake.

Only 8 more weeks until spring. I can do this...

But maybe not if you keep posting spring-y cakes in the middle of winter.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercorianne

I can see anonymous's point. I think the fondant cakes are beautiful, but I was very disappointed when I finally tasted one and realized the fondant is barely edible! Now I find the look of fondant a bit of a turn-off since I know it won't taste good. I still think these are very pretty, though.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarin Spirn

The Wrecks are funny, but the Sweets are works of Art. The expertise, wit, inventiveness and artistry that a well-executed cake exhibits are celebrations of the skill of the bakers. Any fool can wreck a cake, but to make one of these? That requires genius!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMellodee

Just love these! the daffodil one was so cute!! But your right the first one makes you think about summer!! I need that right now its
-19 outside here in MN.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNona

Love these! The green and white one is so fresh-looking, and the daffodils made me grin. Spring is coming!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMs Avery

As everyone else says, the daffodil cake is a feat of patience... but the green-and-white one absolutely steals my breath with its stunning simplicity. Wow.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE the tint cakes with the butterflies and the daffodil cake and the beehive cake...They are all so beautiful! thanks for brightening my morning! =)

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCheressa

The daffodil cake sure beats the hell out of Sandra Dee's" rel="nofollow">Wreck over on The Food Network.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNora

Oh, thank you for bringing a little Spring into a cold and wet Seattle sunday! My fave is the second one, the little green and white cake. So cute!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

Ack, I meant Sandra LEE. Not that she deserves that much respect.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNora

geez. daffodils, schmaffodils. okay fine. everybody likes the yellow daffodils. yes. they're pretty.

BUT (isn't there's always a big but?!), give me some PINK any ol' day of the week (wreckdays or sundays) and i'm good.

am lovin' cake #1, #4 and #5. so sweet, so spring-ish, so lovely. so pinkish. :-)

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

I LOVE the daffodil cake. Daffodils are my favorite. I want one!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeserlee

My favorites are the daffodils, the beehive and the last one with the bright green grass. Perfect to look at on a bleak day!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

got your book for christmas and love it! love these beautiful cakes - I can't imagine cutting into such amazing work.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

To those who hate the fondant: Awww...some bakers make their own and it tastes very good.

I really like the second one. You don't see bright green and white that often...or ever. It's also so classy!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Smart Cookie Bakery

Beautious Cakes! But the first one,with the pink silhouette on top seems to be be shaking her fist as if saying,"Hey you kids,Get away from my Cake"!!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi

I. Love. Those. Daffodils!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjan

I'm in awe, especially of the daffodil cake, which doesn't even appear edible.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Am I the only one who thinks all those butterflies are spectacular? I just want a zillion of those all over my house :)

WV - bowell.... use your imagination - these cakes are too pretty today

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaMama

I love the green ones, especially the first. And yes, fondant is yucky but you can always peel it off (especially if there is almond underneath - yum)its done its job just being beautiful.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Holy cannoli! That daffodil cake is ridiculously gorgeous. And the beehive cake = CUTENESS!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I like my cake like I like my women...covered in BEES!

Is it sad that that was the first thing that came to my head upon seeing that beehive cake?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJagyularr

The fifth cake...with rosettes and butterfly is the work of Peggy Porschen....she makes lovely cakes.


January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hi! The little cakes with butterflies are from the blog Mad Baker (

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthecookieshopinenglish

The daffodil cake is making me swoooon - beautiful!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne S.

These are all AMAZING! I love that lime green scalloped and white cake!

I hope you keep doing Sunday Sweets--I love seeing them. They are a good contrast to all the wrecks--they reveal just how awful the wrecks are, and they remind us how good/talented other bakers are. It's fun to laugh at the wrecks, but it's also nice to give props to the talented.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon D

The best Sunday sweets to date! love them all.... if I had to pick a favourite it would have to be the green and white one; so pretty.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermelon

Oh, lovely! I must learn how to do the daffodils. I wonder if they could be done with royal icing? I also love the green and white cake right above it.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I have an overwhelming desire to go cake shopping and put back on the 10 lbs shed this christmas season

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrzylady

Wow. Those are very well done. Some serious talent. I bet the taste as good as they look.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

I love winter, I don't wan... oh my that second cake is gorgeous, just think you could some red and it would be beautiful for Christmas...

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

crzylady said...
I have an overwhelming desire to go cake shopping and put back on the 10 lbs shed this christmas season
WOW..good for you!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Jagyularr said...
I like my cake like I like my women...covered in BEES!

Is it sad that that was the first thing that came to my head upon seeing that beehive cake
I began to hum Winnie the Pooh....

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I recognized the daffodil cake from cake central. It's in my favorites there.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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