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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: Cutesy Wootsy

Once in a while here on Sunday Sweets, we build an entire post around just one fantastic cake. This is that cake:

(Made by Pink Cake Box)
I'm pretty sure I teared up a bit when I first saw it.

And since most of you would complain vigorously if we only had one cake on Sunday Sweets, here are a few more:

(Baker unknown)
Lions and tigers and... giraffes oh my!

(Made by Cortnie Hartwig)
The candle placement is a bit odd but those owls are super cute.

(Submitted by Margaret S. Baker unknown)
Jen thinks this bulldog is almost too realistic to be cute.
I think he's judging me.

(Made by Belinda at Lovable Cakes)
A sweet Easter lamb between smoke breaks.

The patches make this one.

(Made by Kylie Lambert of LeCupcake)
I don't know why but these cows make me want to eat more chicken.

(Made by Charmaine and found here)
There's nothing quite as sweet as a baby giraffe.

And finally, as I sit here with one of my beautiful cats asleep beside me and the other perched behind my neck whacking me with her tail, I think it would be nice to give a cakey shout-out to our furry friends:

(Made by Wendl and found here)
Simple yet adorable.

Send your Sweets nominations to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (98)

These can't get any cuter!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCandee

Every time I see things like this it makes me want to try fondant myself! They are just too adorable.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

Heh heh, I just visited Maru's website for the first time a few minutes ago, so that last cake is especially awesome to me.

Seriously, people, you will not regret it.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVentureSister

How can people eat those gorgeous cakes? They're works of art.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOsaka_Mary

I think that the owls are having bright ideas. Hence the candles.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJunio

Yes, the owls are cute, but my first thought was, "I know ear-candling is lame pseudoscience and all, but I still think you're doing it wrong."

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

I think the "cat in the Bag" cake was brilliant. I love the curious little paw. :D

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

They're all adorable (that 'Madeline' cake in particular just stole my breath)... but my favourite has to be the owls. Too adorable for words, seriously.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't think I could eat the cake with the lamb on it. It's just too cute.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

*love* the cat in the bag especially--just like my cat, except her paws are rusty brown.

WV: tandrobi--hmmm, maybe an ingredient for a dyslexic Indian CW?

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aaaaawwww! These are so cute they made me almost teary-eyed! Amazing.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love those owls! My first thought, though, was that if these were Woody Woodpecker cakes, with his niece and nephew, somehow the candles would make more sense. I also admit to needing coffee this morning.

Anyway, I love the lamb cake, too-- the bees are such an adorable idea!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the cat in the bag is such a good one! it's called "Kitteh Gonna Get Ya!" on Cake Central and it's uploaded by Wendl

that top cake is the most adorable thing I've seen in a Lonnnng time!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie G.

Oooh, these are drop-dead cute! It's impossible to tell which one is my favourite...
The last one is fantastic! I can totally relate, since my own cat is crazy about paper bags, PLUS he's got green eyes and his legs are grey with a white sock!
You guys rule!
Greets from Greece,


April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSaigon & Baygon Inc.

omg, the detail here is just amazing. the one w/ the cows is beyond adorable... and the kitty in the bag cracks me up -- it's so spot on. thanks as always for your sunday sweets!!!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermickeyp415

There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with that bulldog's jaw. I know bulldogs are wrinkly, I HAVE one, and he's begging for my breakfast right now. The wrinkles make ANATOMICAL SENSE. They don't just sort of go everywhere. I wish the cake maker had sort of bothered to LOOK at a BULLDOG!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Awesome! I especially love the cat in the paper bag. Perfect!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I have a question... what do lambs have to do with easter?

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I ADORE the cute little Giraffe and the 3 owls! Awwwww!!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCheressa

That giraffe cake would sit on my kitchen table for the next three years because I would be too afraid to bring a knife near it. *death by cuteness*

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

i LOVE the one with the patches!!! these are so cute!

but wasn't that cow one already posted before?

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

They are sooooooooooo cute!!!!!
My faves were the cat in the bag and the giraffe and the bunny. I loved all of them really!!!!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

Jen, those are great, but I have to say that I misread the caption on the cow cake as "Makes me want to eat more CHILDREN!"

Whoops! :)

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergatofish

I LOVE the kitty in the paper bag! I want that cake for my next birthday.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersummerborn

the cat in the bag cake is fantastic!!!!!!!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Chris said...

I have a question... what do lambs have to do with easter?

Diane 1611 replied:

Hi Chris! Jesus Christ (the one who Easter is really all about) is also called the Lamb of God.

John, really cute cakes today! What are you going to do for an encore? LOL!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiane1611

Hey, that's my friend Cortnie's owl cake! I can assure you it was even more adorable in person - and also very delicious. Each of those feathers is an individual piece - I was so impressed!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermarlatiara

How cute are those!!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVia

Thank y'all for the comments on my Kitteh Gonna Get Ya cake! I did that three years ago in my first competition in Austin.
The floor tiles are individually made and laid. I ran out of time to put a logo on the bag, but it was my first go 'round.
I was inspired by my silleh kitteh GrisGris. :)
Thanks again!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwendl26


Shoot! You're right. Sorry about that. Let's just say it's so good that Jen and I both posted it once.

Good eye!


April 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

These cakes were absoloutely adorable. I do concur, however, that the candle placement on the owls was odd.

I also liked the reference to Chik Fil A's slogan in your comments of the cakes (regardless of whether or not it was intentional). I found it amusing.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Being a huge Chick Fil A fan I loved the eat mor chikin shout out.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNova Kristin

Easter, which is really about celebrating fertility, new growth, and all those other Spring perks, uses baby animals as symbols of that fertility. Hence all the baby animals, including lambs. Basically, anything ultra cute that goes with pastels qualifies, and ducklings, chicks, and lambs just so happen to fit that bill the best . . . besides the bunny, of course.

Hmm, I can't pick a favorite.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

The cat in the paper bag is the best. So true.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSábada Kohm

How do they do it? My WV is pounces! Although my favorites are the cows and the lamb, the cat cake is adorable too.
Nuts, I mis-typed my first WV, so my second is OCARP. It fits too...

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

Oh my gosh, that bulldog!! FABULOUS!!!

And who cares about the candle placement on the owls, the detail work is wonderful!

Great post today :)

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKallie Sims

@VentureSister - thanks for the link to Maru's website. I love that cat!!

Fun cakes today!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTama

I'd keep the little lion cake-topper forever (and the little sheep, and the little...). How long will something like this last? I just couldn't eat them or toss them!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbats :[

I squee'd at the first one and the patchy rabbit. They are ADORABLE! Thank you for making my day.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

These are all adorable, but I love the owls--they remind me of "Sam and the Firefly", one of my fav childhood books. The illustrations of Sam the owl looked just like those cakes, and the writing in yellow icing looks like the messages the firefly wrote. OK, now I need to find out what happened to that book.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate


Ohh I was just notified that my cake was on CakeWreck.. it scared the hell out me.. but thank god it is at Sunday Sweets!!

The little lamb is mine :)
And although not specially mad as an Easter cake it sure could be one!

Thanks for showing it!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda

Love the last one, it is great, but the other ones are very cute too!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Girl In Her Kitchen

I love them all, but the owl one really caught my eye. I think the momma owl is looking warily at her beloved babies, and the babies are trying to look all innocent even though they just got caught putting candles on their heads again.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

They are all freakin' adorable. The Owl candle placement doesn't bother me at all but, honestly, I can't get past the "Madeline" cake not having ears. (Maybe I'm missing the point?!)

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

The first one and the last one are my favorites! The blue tiger cub cookies are the crowning touch to go with that cake!
The "cat in a bag" is SOOOO cute because all cat owners have seen their pets do that at one time or another! (All you see are the eyes and a paw! Pure genius!)

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

You know, they're mostly lovely, but my first thought on seeing the sheep holding the squirting pink hot dog between its spread legs was that it surely belonged on a weekday edition...

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How can anyone eat cakes that cute?? At least you're doing the cake world a favor when you eat the wrecks.

The cat in the bag has to be my favorite, simply because I have pictures of my cats doing the same thing.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrsPost

Ryan, The bunny cake does have ears, they're floppy ears.

Very cute animal cakes :3

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

How can you possible eat that giraffe cake? I mean, seriously - do you hack off the legs and give each one to someone, then maybe cut off the head and split it down the middle, so two people each get one half with an eye staring balefully at them? " after I brought you this flower and everything..."

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

Ryan, the Madeline cake is a bunny - the ears are what are flowing down over her head and arms.

All of them are adorable - but the details on the owls - wow!

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacki

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