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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: Threadcakes!

As you may recall, hosts an annual contest called Threadcakes where bakers replicate one of Threadless' shirt designs in cake form. Threadless shirts are super fun, and the participating decorators are always amazingly creative. The contest just wrapped this week, and since Jen is one of the judges again this year, I thought I'd share some of *my* favorite submissions.

(I'll post a photo of the shirt design first, followed by the cake entry.)

I'm in love with this design titled "Alice's Sewing Basket:"

And here's Melissa's phenomenal matching cake:


I want this as a statue on my desk for all of eternity.

Here's one called "Firelight Cottage."
And Jennifer's cake:



Look at all that detail! I would never want to cut into that robot. EVER!

This shirt is too cool: "Doc Franklin's Miracle Tonic"


But Neli's cake is even better:


 By Neli Josefsen
You can see closer detail shots at the link. So cool.



This design is called "Long Journey." I love the swirly blues and greens!

Vina did an awesome job of bringing the design to life:





"Strange Birds" is one of my favourite designs on Threadless. Look at these colours!

Cora's cake based on the design is just as fun.:


I love the white chocolate pretzel barrier!



"Diver No 12" is such a neat design on its own...



But Jamie's take on it is so... very... awesome.

By Jamie Hoffman
And the rainbow pools are chocolate ganache mud cakes? Yeah. I'm so there.



This shirt called "Extraordinary Observer" is really cool:

But Georgia's cake really blew me away:



By Georgia Suter
The base is made from cake, and the detail above is all pastillage and gum paste. Very impressive!!


I'll wrap up with a few favorites from the 2D category.


This sweet design is called "A Vehicle Built for Dreams." It reminds me of books I read as a kid:

Sarah's cake is so beautifully painted...



By Sarah Woodward
...and she's only 17! Wow!


"Sugar Land" is the perfect design to turn into a cake:


And Kim really brought those evil cavity causers to life:

By Kim Rountree



"Birdsong" is a very intricate design:

And Megan didn't miss a beat when she turned it into a cake:



By Megan Matsumoto
It took her a whole week to make! Well worth it, Megan.



There are HUNDREDS of entries on the Threadcakes site, so be sure to check out the gallery for more! This year's winners haven't been announced yet, but we'll let you know when they are.


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Reader Comments (57)

oh it's amazing
good work

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimple Way to Use Google

Sooo beautiful! I love "birdsong!" Thank you, Cake Wrecks, for your wonderful blog!

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Castillo

Nice posting guys

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterikan

Wow, they are all so amazing, and now I want some really intricately made cake

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

i am SUPER IMPRESSED!! what a fun contest... seriously amazing.

i wonder if the cakemakers are professionals or just hobbyists??

seriously crazy!!!

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

Woah. These cakes are unreal. Serious, serious talent in all these cake artists.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGrace Wong

Truly and art form...meant for eating but, not wanting to because of the beauty of these babies!!

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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