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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: Good Sports

Welcome back, cake fans, to our weekly installment of Sunday Sweets! Quick shout-out to our sponsor, Sports Cliché Week. "When your back's against the wall, don't drop the ball; if you don't know what to say, just reach for a cliché!

Now let's get straight to the action with a contender that pulls no punches:

By How Sweet It Is!

Now there's a player who leaves it all out on the field!

For our next Sweet, you could say success is in the bag.

By Natalie of Doodle Cakes

You just can't teach that.

And now the crowd is going wild, because it's a whole new ball game!

By Its a Piece of Cake

Go get 'em, Tiger.

This Sweet is completely on the ball:

By Cake Central member Anna902

It's a slam dunk!

Here's a Sweet that takes it to the next level:

By Charm City Cakes (aka Ace of Cakes)

Way to bring your A game, guys.

Most bakers talk a good game, but here's a contender who's clearly in a league of her own:

By The Cake Kitchen

Now that's knocking it out of the park!

What do you say we kick it up a notch?

By Eifel Cakes

Talk about a home run - that is some fancy footwork!

Speaking of which, this next Sweet really steps it up:

It's definitely a shoe-in for the most realistic cake doppelganger *I've* ever seen.

And in case you think I'm out of bounds even calling this a cake, here's a progress shot:

By Courtney of Cake Nouveau

You can tell she just wanted it more. (Uh... whatever that means.)

And finally, this player really has his game face on:

By Don Buciak II

Plus, he's completely fondant free!

Now that's giving it 110%.

I hope y'all enjoyed this Sweet Clichéd Treat! Oh, and believe it or not, there really IS a Sports Cliché Week - it just ended yesterday.

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Reader Comments (57)

That BASKETBALL HOOP cake is amazing!! Such clean work!! Not sure I get the joke about BP that someone posted above. The black is obviously representing a hole for the ball to go through--not oil. Very difficult to achieve stuff like that with cake and this was spot on!! Great job!

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey Mancuso

Love the hockey cakes. And cheer up Red Wings fans... if people complain that they such, just point them at the Maple Leafs :)

The basketball and sneaker are really impressive, and the tiger's cute, but several of these (starting with the first one) don't look like cake, and some don't even look edible. Shouldn't a cake always look like cake-- and delicious-- even when it's fabulously decorated?

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

i Love the bag and the basketball. if i would be the one who'll have a cake like that, i won't eat it. I'll just preserve it..LOL

July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Please tell me that's not a bride and groom in the Stanley Cup!

July 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDW

What was the shoe cake maker thinking? Doesn't she/he know that when someone gives you a picture of what they want the cake to look like you're just supposed to slap the picture on top of a plain cake? Especially when it's a picture of another cake. haha

July 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennyb

WOH. that shoe cake is BONKERS. looks like you slip your foot in and go for a jog!!

July 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

I see these amazing cakes, and at first I am absolutely never impressed.
Because my mind doesn't register them as cakes. Even after that "in-progress" shot, I still could not possibly be able EVER to picture that sneaker cake as a cake and not a shoe.
Oh my God. I want whoever made any one of these realistic cakes you show on here to make all my desserts for me.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChocolatier

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