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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
Feb212010

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 teach second grade and my absolute favorite time of the school year is Seuss's birthday. Read Across America is almost as important as Christmas in my holiday hierarchy.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeenBean

That last rhyme made me think of "The Private Eyes," with Don Knotts and Tim Conway.
It's a lotta kicks!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwaterrat0

I love the Horton Hears a who reference on the baby shower cake!!! SOO PERFECT!!!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCandice

I didn't grow up with Dr Seuss (yeah, cultural differences), so I guess I'm missing the nostalgia factor, but these are absolutely fantastic! especially the last one - how did they even do that?

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHermine

I sit and am amazed everyday on this site. Most days it is that someone could build such a bad cake then try to sell it. But Sunday's WOW makes me wish I had half as much talent as these people.

And I am with everyone else, how did she do those water droplets!! I mean really someone has to relive the secrets

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Oh, aren't those fabulous!

You know you are really ruining my ability to order a simple birthday cake. My standards are too high! :) I go to my local bakery and think, ugghh, is that all they can do.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookieMonster

Laughed out loud at your closing poem. Well played as I am supposed to be paying attention to this presentation at church!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathi In NJ

Of most kids books, dr suess are my least fav. But those cakes are fantastic.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love Dr. Seuss! These cakes are brilliant, and your rhymes are great, especially the last one =D

(Did you know they have actually edited later publications of Dr. Seuss books? Some of the 'scarier' monsters taken out of Wocket in my Pocket, for example. Pah. Kids these days are way too coddled!)

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

These are SO AWESOME! My daughter would love if I could make her a cake like this.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLouanne

UH-MAZING! Great cakes!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterecuakim

WOW.

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNads' Bakery

I do not like green cakes and ham,
I do not like them Jen-I-am!
But I do love your blog. It is a family reading affair and I share it with everyone who needs a good laugh (or a look of horror). So I have nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger award. Come by and pick it up!
http://mizdinah.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-award-goes-to.html

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiz Dinah

Really beautiful cakes.. I am nearly recovered from those horrid engagement cakes..

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

I am really missing a Yertel cake.

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA in NL

These are all so enchanting & delightfully whimsical, just like the Seuss books are, well done!!!

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCan't See Sheep

Pretty cakes and Dr. Seuss... doesn't get much better than that. :)

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oh man....those are ALL beautiful works of art! Talented cake crew!

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Shitty Astrologer

Cookie Monster, I feel your pain. These cakes are amazing and I want one for my very own.

But, if it makes you feel any better, customers purchasing one of these cakes are paying serious money for both decorator fees and royalty fees for the use of licensed characters. Or both the decorator and customer are in danger of a hefty copyright violation suit. Either way, it can get very pricey.

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Killjoy

"I love to eat cake in the tub!" Fabulous!

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Freakin' gorgeous cakes!! I'm in awe of the artistry. Amazing!

wv: swizatic, adj. meaning ecstatic to the nth degree, as in:
"I'm swizatic over these Sunday Sweets!"

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

What a fun theme to design a cake for! I wish I could decorate like that, just so I could make a Dr. Seuss cake.

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTori

Love the musical references! :D

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK.

I would have been a dancer
But I couldn't keep the time
I would have been a poet
But I couldn't... make the words fit...

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreenStockings

I just love your jokes, Ken! Ever thought of trying out for a comedy/talent show? Oh, and about the mario cake with the cars... it's a wreck, cuz the yoshi is on a 64 kart. Really, it is. Just thought ya wanted ta know! Oh, and yoshi is the green one.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel

I love these!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

I want one of those for my birthday!! My birthday is on March 2nd...same as Dr. Seuss and I have NEVER had a Dr. Seuss cake :(

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

These cakes are Seuss-tastic!

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGav

Adorable, definitely a work of art. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

these are beautiful. cat in the hat is the best. thanks for the post. cindy

February 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCINDY

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