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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

Seussical Sweets

Do you like cake,
And do you like Dr. Seuss?
Can you not bake,
But only gawk like a goose?

Then, I have a surprise!
(One aimed to please)

Just open your eyes,

And take a
gander at these!

(By our amazingly talented non-pro, Breanna K.)

(By The Quaint Cake Co.)

(Submitted by Marisa S., & made by Planet Cake. [I'm in awe of those water droplets.])

Well, we're all out of time,
And that's probably best for you,
Since my ability to rhyme,
Is frankly less than impressive.

- Similar Sweets: Defying Gravity

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Reader Comments (81)

I love, love, love Dr. Seuss!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

The cakes are great, as usual. I love me some Cat in the Hat, and the way you totally bombed the closing remarks.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenneth

These are epic! I love cat in the hat!!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCandee

This is the best day EVER! My cake is a Sunday Sweet! AWESOME!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBreanna K.

Oh, the wrecks you will see
Misspelled & swirl pooed
The sight of these cakes
makes me want to coo!

Oh, the wrecks you will see
Marrked down and half priced
The price of these cakes
will make the bakers say NICE!

Elonock- The baker in Whoville

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToriisen

These are amazing! I love the baby shower cake and the Cat in the Tub cake.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Bug

These truly are sweet and so timely! Dr. Seuss's birthday is March 2. We always have a celebration at the library that day!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspotshouse

These Dr. Seuss cakes are all adorable. I am still wondering why Breanna is still a non-pro. She certainly does a better job than many of the "pros" I've seen!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeachkins

Those cakes are amazing!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

My jaw actually dropped for the water droplets.

Oooo I wanna know how to make 'em! There's gotta be some kind of reinforcement, I assume...

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

WOW thats all just wow

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cakes are great, but that last cake left me awe struck. It is fantabulous!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterduffylou

lol... loved the last "rhyme,"
I think that this post was rather impressive, and I'm glad that these cakes were not at all suggestive, but these Bakers are good and do excellent work, I'm sure a day at the bakery they would not shirk, but like you, my rhyming is done, and it was quite fun, but at last I'm all out of time.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

I confess that the Cat in the Hat annoys me (which is the objective, I suppose) but I could look at your Sunday Sweets every day of the week! These are amazing.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEG

Awesome! And Brenna's cake is so perfect! She has MAD skills! Love these!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Vagabond Priest

I work with pre-schoolers so I'm surrounded by Dr. Seuss. These cakes are great! I would love to see a Green Eggs and Ham cake; I have that book memorized thanks to one five year old. I am Sam. I am Sam. Sam I Am. That Sam I Am, that Sam I Am, I do not like that Sam I Am. Do you like green eggs and ham?

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

The look in that fish's eye is cracking me up.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

How are these cake wrecks? Where did they go "horribly, hilariously wrong"? I'm more a chef and less a baker so maybe I'm missing something.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wow, wow and WOW

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha Rene'

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! I L-O-V-E Dr. Seuss..... Now my life is complete! (and I know what I want my b-day cake to be!)

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney C.

I want a dr. Seuss cake!!!! I'm without words these are such perfect cakes!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin


February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermichael

Anon @ 11:19,

Sundays on Cake Wrecks are reserved for the best of the best. We call it Sunday Sweets. It's sort of a day of recovery from the horror of the wrecks.

Welcome to Cake Wrecks!


February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

the detail (like all those little baby clothes on the line) on the cake by the "non-pro" is AMAZING. as for "non-pro"... technically maybe, but i'm not convinced. more "pro" than a LOT of the wrecks you see here!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermickeyp415

Wow, these are fantastic. I'm a huge Dr. Seuss fan! LOVE!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

ahahah! You are a poet, and you didn't even realize! ;)

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Wynn

Not to take anything away from Breanna K's cake at all but I'm wondering: what makes a "pro"? I've been to her site and they're wonderful cakes but it looks like she takes orders and sells them and she's teaching a cake decorating class. So at what point does one pass from being a really talented amateur into a professional?

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

I adore Dr Seuss! It was "Green Eggs and Ham" that was the first book my oldest child read out loud (she's 20 now).

I kept all the Seuss books. :)

And great rhymes! Much better than what I'd come up with.

My word verification sounds like a Seuss word: Sedbunsu!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatty O'Chair

Again, another amazing Sunday Sweets! Fantastic cakes, and I love the last one with the shower over the Cat!
Thanks for sharing!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGracie

Yay! I'm finally on cake wrecks!...and not even on one of the normal days! I feel like I just took a seat at the cool kids' lunch table! (secret confession: I am wearing my Dr. Suess footie jammies right now:-)

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarren


February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't particularly like Dr. Seuss (I just don't 'get' it)... but these are some stunning cakes.

That's the joy of Sunday Sweets, IMHO; even if you don't particularly like the subject, you can still sit back and stare in awe of the awesome decorating skills.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Obviously, I'm no authority... but my understanding of the term 'professional' is that it applies when the skill in question (cake-decorating in this case) becomes the primary job.

So, if Breanna K (whose work is awesome, btw) decorates cakes and sells them as a hobby and/or a means of making a little extra cash, but still has to support herself with a 'day job'... IMHO, that would mean she's an amateur and not a professional.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think that today's are my most favorite Sunday Sweets! I have always LOVED Dr. Seuss and I think all of these cakes are fantastic! Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite though...I with that you had posted a Green Eggs and Ham cake.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfrosting_queen

These cakes are terrific! Designs like this always leave me with a question, though: how on earth do you cut and serve them?

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShasta

I'm really hoping that last one's a baby shower cake- that would be so literal!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Do YOU like cake
I do! I do!
I like cake here and there
I like cake everyWHERE!

aren't these beauties. Too pretty to eat!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

these are so incredibly awesome! I want one!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweetSpiller

Annette- I just wanted to mention that I appreciate your kind words about my cakes. To be a "pro" you need to be selling cakes and have a licensed kitchen. While I am really lucky to have so many friends and family who let me practice on them- I don't make a living doing this... yet! =0) Someday...

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBreanna K.

I love Dr. Seuss, but why are all of these from The Cat in the Hat? That book always irritated me, even when I was really little. There have to be more great cakes out there.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshleyB

Adorable & gorgeously executed.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

I ADORE Dr. Seuss. These cakes are amazing!!!!!!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Love 'em!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT

These are great!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

The Wrecks are hilarious, but I have to admit, I look forward every week to the "Sunday Sweets." My question is this... how do people cut into and eat these beautiful creations??!!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkeri

Ooooo!!! I'm in love with cake number 4!! I'm totally inspired...maybe some Seussical cupcakes are in order on my blog this week!!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

There is nothing I love more than Dr. Seuss so I really appreciated this post! I was actually planning a Seuss-themed party for my next birthday so I'll be needing one of these cakes! Thank you very much for sharing these fabulous sweets and keep up the great work :)

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Breanna K. and others - thank you so much for explaining that to me! Breanna, your cakes are awesome and way, way better than anything my local bakery is turning out!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Your commentary is every bit as important to this website and the cake pics--so fabulous! I love the poetry and all your wonderful snarky comments every day! Thank you.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbamatam

To echo many, that last cake is simply amazing! This is one of the sweetest collections of sweets ever.

Breanna, I do hope you are someday able to "go pro"! I see from your website that you have young children, so perhaps it will be awhile, but you certainly have a gift!


February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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