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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)

I absolutely adore that top cupcake. So cute! It too took me a while to figure out that elephant/gift cake and I'm still not sure I'm sold on it. But very adorable cake lineup today!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Hill

never mind the rainbow, what about those flowers and the itty bitty mushrooms!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

I am totally fine with the Shrek figures being toys. I mean, if they were actual cake flotsam...well, who keeps flotsam?

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those were some of the cutests cakes. I especially loved the elephant trunk coming out of the wrapped present.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

How can anyone cut into these? Or don't they? In 10 years time are they going to be featured on Cake Wrecks again as 'what not to do with your birthday cake?' Sooooo cute. HeyJude! x

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I especially like the first two.

Great day for such cute cake, they made me grin and I needed that.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

I tried to go through the whole post without saying "awwwwww", and it was so hard. I cracked on the last picture. I then went to the start and gave all of them the awwwws they deserved.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Note to people complaining about the fondant: jen has the email at the end of her sunday sweet posts for a reason - send her some buttercream beauties, c'mon! And as someone said, the shrek cake is mixed media - there is Buttercream there.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guess the only good CCC is a cupcake ON a cake!

Unless it's put in the hands of Sandra Lee, and then...

Oh, never mind. Buzzkill.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just need to tell you I LOVE the blog! Everytime I sit down and peruse through the posts, I laugh hysterically! My husband and kids always ask me, "Mom, what is wrong with you?" Thanks for all the laughs!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChad

Umm Gary? They're cakes. Never heard of fondant?

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterholly

My baby's name is Lily, spelled the same way. That cake is positively adorable!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

I recognize that first cupcakes - amazing cake designer from Australia or check out their flikr album - all amazing stuff!

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweetThingsTO

I'm actually Little Ella's auntie (I'm so amused, randomly seeing this on there!) and I assure you, they did not name her that out of love for Elephants. :P

It was even more adorable in person.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They are all great but that "ella" phant cake should have ended up on a regular wreck day. WTF??? It looks like a giant penis sticking out of a box. Can we say "dick in a box"!

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjanine

I "awwed" at the heffalump-cake. If you've seen "The Heffalump Movie", Lumpy is kinda shy and sweet and would definitely hide/play under the tablecloth, but still want to give Ella her 1 candle for her birthday. Seems like the decorator got the purple/blue colour of the trunk absolutely right too.

MC from NZ

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Now THESE are gorgeous cakes!

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

Beautiful artistry! Too precious!

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

The dinosaur or dragon cupcake just slays me.... hee hee hee hee... never have I seen a cupcake with more charm!

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

Those are adorable! Although I was a little confused by one of them at first sight. I guess it was well executed, but it took me a minute to figure out that it was an elephant trunk. And then I still wasn't really sure WHY it was an elephant trunk. (At first I thought it was a vaccuum hose, or the end of a balloon, or a cute umbilical cord.)

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These are all gorgeous... well, except for the elephant cake. It's well made, but I agree with the others who found it kind of creepy. The trunk is big enough that there's no WAY an entire elephant fits in the box. Which makes me think there's only an elephant head in the box. Which is gross.

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Shrek cake reminds me of the Mario cake you featured a while ago...

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth Marie

I'm Ella's mom, and no, we're not elephant obsessed...just thought it would be cute for a first birthday. The picture doesn't do the cake justice. Also, if you're afraid it's inedible, the cake was the most delicious cake I'd ever had. Mike's did a great job.

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNorene

Yeah... the "elephant" cake looks more like an uncut umbilical cord.

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMo

Yeah... the "elephant" cake looks more like an uncut umbilical cord.

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMo

soooo cute!! and a real sense of artistry and craftsperson-ship. all lovely cakes to admire. thanks for sharing!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

I don't know exactly what that is on the top of the last one, but it made me do a long "AWWWW!"

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGWSTB

Gotta weigh in on the elephant (is that supposed to be an elephant trunk?) one.

It scared the heck out of both me and my husband.

Of course, we haven't had any coffee yet this morning...

(all the other ones are super cute tho.)

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia

I'll let you in on a little secret;

Those shrek figurines are NOT just figurines.....I recognised them right away,we have the same one,never thought about using them for a cake :D

They are part of a lovely shrek memory game.Each splits in half and then you have little cups that go over them and need a nice whirl and then you play.It all stores in a shrek's head shaped green box

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisette

You lied to me! You said that the amount of "awww's" wouldn't be painful!

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCastal

I think it's time to invest in some fondant stock.

February 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one who thought that was a blue baby blanket? Now that would be cute! Elephant trunk? Alrighty. The customer is always right. But how about making the box bulge just a bit, so we get the idea there's something a little over-sized inside? And after going to all that trouble, you might want to spring for a nicer candle. This cake is making me downright RoseAnne RoseAnnaDanna-ish.

February 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

augh! butterflies bunnies and rainbows! 3 OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS!
That's too cute to eeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaat!

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLyn

Umm okay, the wrecks make me so proud of the cakes I've made. These great cakes make me want to pack up my supplies.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

one of the best cake roundups I've ever seen here! Good work. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

these are the cutest cakes ever! i want the dinosaur one

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These are all incredibly cute, but they're too cute to eat!

And I'm not a big fan of that wrappable "sheet" icing. It doesn't look like it would taste very good.

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Kimball

Very pretty! But who in their right mind would want to eat that much fondant? Blech..

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

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