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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

Valentines' Sweets

Whether you're spending today with your main squeeze, hangin' with friends, or believe that Valentine's day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce and exploit gender stereotypes (Hi, Liz Lemon!*), I think you'll agree today's Sweets are all heart.

By Cake Central member peasacake

Sub'd by Angela W., made by O Holy Sweet

This is Carrie D.'s wedding cake, made by her friend Sara Trice. And get this: Sara's not a pro. In fact, this was her very first attempt at a full fondant cake. How's that for encouragement?

For you bakers looking for a challenge, check this out:

(Sub'd by Sarah K, made by Gesine Bullock-Prado)

That's actually baked right into the batter - cool, huh? According to Gesine, "It’s a lot of work. It takes more time then you really want to invest. It’s messy. But it’s beautiful. Just like true love." Check out her tutorial here.

'Course, V-day is also all about the flowers:

(By Clara's Designer Cakes)

Those roses rock.

And cute animals:

Made & sub'd by Holly of Holly Cakes (no website; just contact info)

(Now, while hyper-realistic animal cakes are a leeetle too creepy for my taste, this one looks enough like a cake to make you feel Ok eating it and enough like a doggie to be stinkin' adorable. So, a win-win.)

Happy Valentine's Day, Wreckies! Go forth and do (or eat) something sweet today.

* Yes, I do realize that Liz Lemon is a fictional character. However, in my Happy Place, she's also my bestie.

- Similar Sweets: Valentine's Treats

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Reader Comments (59)

that little doggie is definitely a sweetie...and I lurv the roses and chocolate.... yuummmmmm

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBumbleVee

I am a long time reader and first time commenter. I never felt like I could comment until I started a baking blog of my own and I finaly have. Anyway, I love the writing in the cake technique. I am saving that to TRY to learn it at some point :) They are all great cakes. Thanks for posting!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie K.

Hey, Sara, congrats on getting a "Sunday Sweet" up here! That's a super sweet cake indeed. You absolutely rock! :-D

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristinaK

Can I share with you mt "heart cake'? Although... I just want to clarify, I am not sharing it with you as a WRECK! So, if for any reason, you glance at this cake and think, wow, that is a total disaster... then PLEASE< feel free to delete me from you memory immediately! I dont think I could handle the pain of being a wreck. ;)

God bless!

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Hey thanks for the presumably unintentional advertisement for my cake business, Valentine's Sweets... wonder if it will lead anyone to my website (those two words with a .com)

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusanna Thomas

oh my gosh i am in love with that first cake!

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucy

Wow, that Sara Trice cake is terrific. Esp. for a first time.

But the box of roses cake gets me, I just love it. Sure wish I lived in MD so I could get a cake from her. It's a beauty.

February 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I continue to laugh out loud at your commentary.

February 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Really love this blog, its funny to see some of the disaster occasion cakes that are out there. Hope some of these people got their money back.

February 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhkobrin1

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