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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: Happy Easter!

When I went Easter Sweet hunting this year, I found that my favs were less about technical skill and elegance and more about adorably funny characters that made me laugh. So, hey, I'm going with it. Here's hoping they give you a smile, too.

First, the right way to do a lamb cake:

Just try and look at that face without doing a giggle-awww.

(By Nancy Courtney, who gives simple instructions [the legs are Twinkies!] here.)

(By the always amazing Bakerella. Click the link for her instructions.)

I'm a sucker for blobular characters. And itty-bitty feet. And cake.
So really, this is a win-win-win.

More cute chicks:

(Sub'd by Laura H., made by Cake Central member eniq)

Quite possibly the sweetest bunny cake I have ever seen:

This makes me want to go dye some coconut, post-haste. The colors are so soft! Love it.

The baker calls this next guy Eggbert:

Eggbert. I like it.

(By TraceyBestCakes)

And because no Easter post is complete without an Easter basket, here's the best one I've seen this year:

(By Cake Central member CindyVickers)

That piping is perfection itself! I also love the edible "grass" and eggs.

And lastly, if I ever decide to make an Easter cake, this is probably the one:

Just because it cracks me up.

(Sub'd by Laura H., made by babyblue113)

Have a great Easter, all!

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

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Reader Comments (83)

I think the first one is rather Wrecky. It looks like the poor thing was run over by a steam roller. And I also agree with Anonymous at 10:46, the face looks like a butt.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercyn

It took me about two minutes to realize that the basket was fake. The grass, too.

At first, I thought "What? It's a couple of nice-looking eggs... Is that really the best from this year?"

Then it hit me, and daaang. If the baker were to sell it on eBay, it would be one of those big-sellers for at least $300, y'know?

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awwwwww...Sunday Sweets...a great treat...thank you !!!

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

love them all today! so sweet and adorable. my fave would have to be the precious pastel coconut bunny cake. ahhhh!!!

hope everyone got eggsactly what they wanted in their easter baskets this morning!

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

Aww! I have a love/hate relationship with cakes like these. On one hand, they are adorable, well done, and . . . well mostly just adorable! But the thought of them being potentially sliced up and consumed makes me very sad.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShinyGreenApple

all so adorable! the bunny is my fav, it reminds me of my bunny cake on my 3rd birthday :)

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

Jen, you lost me with that first one. I understand it is a holiday and you may have had a personal relationship with this designer, but that is clearly BUTT CLEAVAGE filling in for this lamb's face!! I really thought you would have caught this wreck. But most of these others I love, I especially love the last one, most likely based on one of my favorite cartoon characters, Sheldon from Garfield and Friends.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM.J.

I agree with Jenn. I love the last cake! So simplistic, but says so much!! Loved Eggbert too!! I sense a theme here!!

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrissiebear

I am so glad it's not just me who thought the first one was a wreck. But no one else has mentioned the butt-plug!!!

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like them all except the lamb. It looks like a run-over butt. Can nobody make a good-looking lamb cake?

The bunny cake is absolutely adorable.


April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the chicks on sticks and the eggs with the chick legs coming through the egg.

However, I have to agree with others: the lamb cake is a butt cake. The first thing I saw was butt and didn't realize it was "Sunday Sweets" until I scrolled down and saw the others.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Eggbert is my favorite. I think that last egg is from the cartoon Garfield and Friends isn't it? The eggs name is Sheldon I believe. I love it though!

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStevens Family

The basket's not a fake. The handle would have to be made out of royal frosting to hold like that. Oh,and you can make edible Easter grass.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I couldn't eat the little blobby chicks, they are too cute.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin.g

Wow that Easter basket cake is so beautiful! I also loved the bunny cake. This totally makes up for those horrifyingly bad lamb cakes that caused nightmares aplenty. I love these!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

That "lamb" is going to give me nightmares.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

AWwww. Anyone notice the lamb has a pacifier? And a look like, "ok, I'm born. Now what do I do with these legs?"

the basket and eggs are gorgeous. I forgot that was supposed to be cake!

love all the hatching chicks, coming out the top or legs coming out the bottom. sweet!

"blobular characters." What a great descrip!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

I saw buttocks on the lamb face, too. And he looks a little flat.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the chick-balls!!!! Cutest thing EVER!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

That Easter basket is absolutely amazing!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Oh my goodness, I could never ever eat the little chick-pops. They're like Puuchuu's; they make everyone go "Soooo....cuuuute..." /geeky joke

I love the 'Sheldon' cake! ("Garfield and Friends," circa 1988)

After so much Easter wreckiness, these make me breathe a sigh of relief. =D

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

I LOVE THE BUNNY!!! I will have to make that one ASAP! I'm thinking Mother's Day gets a bunny this year!

I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read the "butt-plug" comment! That lamb has cute possibilities, but the flesh colored tush is hard to overlook.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I love those, and the chicks on sticks were THE cutest Easter ANYTHING I've seen in forever.
The basket? I thought 'Nice, but I thought this was a cake website with edible stuffs.' WOW. That is awesome!!!!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

That basket is a CAKE??

Wow. I don't think I would be able to eat it (or any of them really). It's way too gorgeous!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHorserider

My Mom used to make cakes just like the bunny one. She made them for a few of our birthdays and, of course, for Easter. It's not hard to accomplish, but I have seen SO many people wreck that design. Whoever did that particular cake did an amazing job though, the cheeks are just so adorable!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Oh, gosh, I love the bunny, and the basket, and, and, and . . . I love them all! --- Except for the butt disguised as a lamb pancake. Parents are going to accidentally let their children see that and have all sorts of awkward questions to answer about butt plugs.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

They're all so adorable! Especially the chicks-on-sticks. Sooo cuuute! Great work all. Except for the lamb. Or rather, the cross-eyed, road-flattened pig with a pacifier that is trying to masquerade as a lamb. Yikes.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShinnewn

Thanks for including my bunny cake! We used to have one at my Grandmother's house every Easter when I was little. But, the tradition died in the 80s, so I decided to bring it back! -Mel

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSilly Bee's Chickadees

Omfg! Is that last one Shelldon from Garfield and Friends? That's win!


April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

That Easter Basket cake is SOOOOOO
CUTE! Very impressive!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

The last one is like Sheldon from the cartoon Garfield and Friends? Could that have also been an influence?

April 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdangerbug

The blobular characters are adorable, and remind me of the unbelievably delicious brownie-pops I had at a function recently (nicely iced, but not super-cute like this).

Those hatching chicks are how a cupcake should be!!

The bunny cake reminds me of what my mother did for my fourth birthday: a catapillar (a row of cupcakes) with green-tinted icing and green-tinted coconut (and licorice antennae). Soooo cute! And thanks for the memory.

I **LOVELOVELOVE** eggbert!!!

That basket is unbelievable. I thought it was a regular basket with cake pops for several minutes, though. WOW to the talented decorator.

And that last egg was cute. Love the feet.

VW: thert. laughing so hard at cakewrecks you can't speak properly and your abs start to hurt.

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

You need a squishable! very cute stuffed critters.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

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