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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: Cute-Tastic!

Today's Sweets will squeeze enough "awww"s out of you to almost be painful. Almost. But it is so worth it.

(Sub'd by Laren T., and made by Bev at Sugarbloom)

Just look at that face!

Here's an absolutely adorable idea, executed flawlessly:

(Sub'd by Norene O., made by Mike's Amazing Cakes)

Love this rainbow:

(Made & submitted by Jasmine of Must. Eat. Cake.)

And these animals:

(Sub'd by Marisa S., made by Planet Cake)

Cute cows!

(Sub'd by Elarael B., made by Le Cupcake)

The cutest Shrek design you'll ever see:

(Sub'd by Melissa K., made by Fabino Cakes)

Pretty pastels:

And lastly, a sweet little garden theme:

(By The Piece of Cake)

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

- Similar Sweets: Simply Awwwww-full

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Reader Comments (90)

Love me some Shrek, though maybe not enough for my own wedding cake. Still, if you're an ogre getting married, I don't know where else you'd turn...

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those are adorable, though I can't quite decide what I think of the elephant trunk one. It took me a minute to figure out what it was, and it still looks kind of disturbing.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love that elephant cake, especially. But without my morning coffee, I missed the first birthday candle, thinking instead that it was for a baby shower. What kind of message would THAT send: You're big as an elephant, so we just assumed...?!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hope you like elephants, Ella. Also, hope your parents aren't so obsessed with them that they named you this for a reason. ;)

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjj

WOW... I've decided I'm going to have a child for the sole reason of having the elephant-in-a-box cake on their birthday! TOO CUTE!!!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

I absolutely LOVE the little flower on the dinosaur cupcake. SQUEE!!! At the rainbow cake, my mouth literally dropped open. You have made my boring, cold day sunshiney! Thanks!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Those are all so cute. I love seeing the sunday Sweets.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhomeschoolmommy

I dunno. I find the elephant trunk cake, although beautifully made, kinda creepy.

I'd take the 'cupcake on a cake' cake any day. :)

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

All are terrific. But why is Ronald McDonald on the Shrek cake?

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Is the baby Shrek cake fondant-free? It looks deliciously so!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHA

Oh my. . . They are all so cute. I love that first one. It is simple but just too cute.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gorgeous! I love the elephant trunk sneaking out of cake #2. Noticed, however, that the figures on the Shrek cake are suspiciously similar to some plastic Shrek toys my son has--we held them up to the screen and confirmed they are the same. That cake lost a little bit of luster. The others are amazing, though, and I still can't comprehend the patience it takes to make that much gorgeous detail.

vw: persess I don't persess the ability to make a Sunday Sweet!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

Best Sweets ever!


January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ah! love them all! I'm a sucker for the cute.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

I love the Sunday Sweets! Today's set really made me smile.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

I'm in love with all of those cakes! I can't choose a favorite!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ooh! Cows! They are soooooooo adora-bull!!!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Awww I love the one with the monkeys. All of them are so cute!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Walsh

Definitely one of the most adorable cake roundups I've ever seen!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrunwritetherapylife

The cupcake reminded me of Yoshi.

Is the Shrek design a wedding cake? I suppose it could be - Loves it =)

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Where's the fondant-free sweet?!?

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

How would/could you even cut into the tree cake?

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Oh. My. Goodness.

These are freaking adorable. I especially love the first one.

They're all too adorable to eat!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiterary Crap

Thats a brilliant way to make a tree!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

these are extra-special sweets today. i'm particularly fond of the last two (pastels and spring) because, well, i just am.

the cows are precious too. udderly adorable.

elephant trunk concerns me a tad. well done, but disconcerting.

great sweets, y'all!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

Sorry, no "awwwwwwwwwwwwwww". I can't "aw" over something that looks so plastic and inedible when I know it isn't supposed to be either.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In re: Margaret's comment, where exactly is Ronald McDonald????

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterholly

I also was sort of creeped out by the elephant cake ... especially when I thought that was a vacuum hose.

"Well, we know you LOVE to vacuum, so ... TA-DA ... a vacuum cleaner sneaking out of a box! Yay!"

The fact that it's an elephant trunk is only slightly better, but I will concede that it's a well made cake.

LOVE the tree cake - so cute. Although, I'm with Boob, how do you cute such a cake?

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Oh my word! I love these! Especially the elephant, and the animals in the tree, and the pastel cupcake... really, all of them!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMona Monster

I think they're all so cute!
and the lion on the fourth cake looks a bit like a peacock... but still adorable!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrii

Most of these are quite beautiful, but I really don't like the elephant one. It took me a while to figure out what it was . . . it looked quite like a snake, especially with the happy birthday ribbon beside it. I couldn't figure out why someone would want a snake for a first birthday. When I did realize it was an elephant, I STILL couldn't figure out how that translated into a first birthday cake.

Love the tree!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

The cows cake (while all are super cute) is one of my all time favorite cakes!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRandomly G-Licious

Those are all so absolutely darling! I about died when I saw that Shrek cake!!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Stringham 5

Yummmmmy! Delicious quarter-inch-thick plastic-flavored fondant.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

That tree with all of those adorable animals is absolutely stunning!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSugarbear

Best Sunday Sweets ever!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Leggett

Sorry, but these aren't cakes. They're made of plastic, or some plastic-like substance, not flour, sugar, eggs, etc.

Not one of them looks edible.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

So so sooooooo cute! The tree is beyond adorable, and the pastel one...but good grief I *heart* them all. While I am crazy over the "wrecks" during the week, I'm so glad you include some really amazing work too. :-)

FYI, I think someone already touched on this, but the elephant cake is for a little girl named know, Ella-phant.... :-)

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Clifton Photography

The elephant cake cracks me up. It reminds me a little of the heffalump from Whinnie the Pooh.

Gary, don't be such a jerk. Some of the decorations on the cakes may not be edible, but I'm sure everything else is fine and probably delicious.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ella + Fondant = Elephant. (Ellafondant?) Either way, it all adds up...

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that cupcake is too cute to eat.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKara Hadley

Every Sunday I find myself wondering how people could actually eat these cakes...they are just too cute!!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

That elephant in a box one is so freaking precious it kind of hurts!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

incredibly cute and pretty, love them.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHagelrat

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using figurines for the Shrek cake. They are in proportion to the rest of the cake and fit in quite nicely. We've definitely seen toys used in atrocious designs. This is very well done.

I also love that the Shrek cake looks to be regular icing. More edible than the entirely fondant cakes. Which makes even more sense that the Shrek figures aren't fondant - who eats fondant or marzipan figures anyway? Waste of time if you ask me.

The Shrek one looks the most real to me.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Good thing the elephant cake WAS executed very well, because if it wasn't, that could have led to... well, shall we say... bad situations. Yeah. How about we don't go there.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNora

I don't think I could eat any of those adorable fondant characters!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfeathergirl

I think I've been slightly warped by cake wrecks because my first reaction to the elephant cake was baby shower cake gone wrong -- I saw a green surgical draped table and a tentacle coming out. Before I ever visited cake wrecks, I would never have imagined that anyone would depict a delivery room scene in cake. Jen and John, thanks for educating me.
wv -- geredi Are geredi to see more cake wrecks? Yes I am!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxzr

Ohhh They are all soo cute - I wish I could find a baker close to me that could produce work like this. I would definitely have one for my daughters!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCandee

Those are so sweet. Made my day. :)

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlalock

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