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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)

Great cakes! I found this blog from another blog...Have a Happy New Year
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January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStarla

The are amazing cakes. I love the Sunday sweets!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have been feeling down today and really missing spring. I just wanted to thank you because these cakes put a much needed smile on my face

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShaiha

Love love love love love the daffodils!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the green and white cake. would never have thought about those colors together, but it is so pretty! and the daffodils are amazing! beautiful cakes.

w.v. terstora: jen has terstora lot of cake pics on her computer!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

The daffodil cake is by someone on Craftster who goes by Frosted:
Very pretty!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLorinda

On second look, they're not quite the same cake.. perhaps Frosted took her process from some other baker. Sorry! I think we can agree it's still very well made, especially if she's an amateur.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLorinda

SO PRETTY! The daffodils are wonderful, but all of them are happy-making!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbats :[

inspired stuff today thanks for the insiration.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercaferacers66

LOL @ Nora! Sandra Lee's cakes never disappoint... in the wreckiness department.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

when i scrolled through all the cakes, i absolutely loved the daffodil one. and apparently everyone else does too. they're my favorite flower and make me wish (just a tiny bit) that it was spring, even though i love winter.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermegan

Love that daffodil cake.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlalock

Happy Birthday to Me! Thanks for wonderful 'birthday' cakes I can enjoy without all the calories.

WV: tromen - men who tro a ball and think it is a profession

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLenore

So to agree with pretty much everyone else, I LOVED the daffodil cake (or are they jonquils?). But the wedding cake with the grass on the bottom tier is also awesome.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Svoboda

There are really lots of creative cake designers! The cakes are so adorable and they all look beautiful!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercedar chest

Beautiful. I especially love the bee hive one.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

All these cakes are pretty extraordinary! I like the days when you give us the really good ones so that we can understand the full wreckedness of the others. Wish I had half the talent of today's bakers......

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

I agree about Sandra Lee-- someone send her this daffodil cake photo and we'll watch the color drain from her face at the comparison! :D

I am a little touchy about Spring right now, though, because it's 5 below tonight and snowing...again! Winter really means business this year in the Midwest, and technically, it's just getting started. Daffodils are a long time away, I'm afraid. *sigh*

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The two unknown baker cakes both look like they are from the Red Tea Box in Toronto.

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

I rarely comment but those daffodils are so amazing I couldn't help it!!

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I live for Sundays so I can see the Sweets! The daffodil and beehive cakes are so cute - I would love to be able to make beautiful cakes like those.

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

All the cakes look really pretty.. However, I don't think they will taste nice. I had my first taste of fondant last week and omg, it tasted awful! I ended up picking the fondant off and just eating the cake underneath. I wouldn't want to actually EAT any of these cakes, but I want to keep them just to look at :)

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdy

You know, in the Southern Hemisphere it's summer. Today I was melting in 40 degree heat!

These cakes are awesome regardless of the season, though.

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPharaoh Katt

Jen & Jon -

As one of those myriads of CW fans, I actually convinced my loverly dh to get me your book for Christmas. I also asked for "Martha Stewart Cupcakes" book (incidently, her cupcake book is the first MS book I've been able to look at and say HEY! - I can do those :-)). Anyways, in true wrecky dh fashion, he bought me both books...and one a second time. But he did not know which book he'd bought 2 of until I'd opened up both of them on Christmas morning LOL! Thankfully I was able to return one in the end.

Thank you for allowing me to LOL out loud with your book, and I can't wait for 2010 wrecks!


January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg Bachman

Oh wow, so many of these are gorgeous! I particularly love that honeycomb cake, and the daffodils. Stunning! I love the first cake too, with it's matching little cupcakes. And it's nice to have a breath of spring on this cold winter day for sure.

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSurfie

I love the spring themed cakes. The fantastic Daffodil cake is by Awsus on cake central (made for mother's day)
Oh and all you fondant haters probably tried 'wilton'!! There are some yummy fondants out not lose hope just yet

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gosh I love that daffodil cake. Lovely.

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

The daffodil cake looks rather like this rose one that was posted on epicute

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPope K

I LOVE the daffodils! That is probably my favorites cake of all the beautiful cakes you've posted. It is simple and beautiful.

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

i love, love, love that daffodil cake!

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchef barbie

I love all the cakes, especially the daffodil one. I love the springy post, since it feels like spring today in Phoenix. It was a balmy 74 degrees... Bring on the spring! :)

January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

want! each! and! every! one!

Beehive baby. Time to break out the B-52s now.

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRGuillory

I am a little in love with the daffodil cake...

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStuckInABook

I knew I'd seen that lime green cake with the beautiful pearls on it before. I did a quick check on and found it. It was made by a baker with the username "cakehelp." Here's a link to her cake:

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOur Family

HEY...the beehive cake is the actual cake from my wedding! It is beautiful and Belle Fete is an amazing company to work with. And, believe it or not, it was also delicious. I'm glad it's sweet and a 'wreck', geez...(p.s. who are you Kate and how did you get a picture of my wedding cake?)

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElement AG

These are so beautiful, I wouldn't want to eat them...but I bet they taste super yummy!

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

love you for giving us some spring!

#5 (and possibly #3) is a Peggy Porschen cake. She does butterflies exactly like that. I've seen her do a cake similar to #3, but it was white flowers.

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

The daffodils have it!

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The daffodil cake was made by "Frosted". Here's the post on Craftster where she posted it (and where I first saw it!)

Lovely cakes--absolutely love this blog. :)

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Those are all very beautiful.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGail

I think your email account thinks I'm spam, so I'll put this here:
(I especially like the "Theme" section.)

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShawna

The second cake (Green and white) reminds me of the Sound of Music which I LOVE right now!! I do hope you find out the decorator, it made me really happy to see it :)


January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRainbow

The daffodil one is technically well design but somewhat disingenuous.

All parts of the daffodil are highly highly toxic.

I think this would send a bad message to kids.

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersingedrac

I love the honey bee cake. It reminds me of "Bee Movie"! I can't wait to try making my own someday...

check out my blog:

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

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