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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: More Mario Mania

Ah, classic video games and cake: it just doesn't get much better.

Now, Yoshi is hard to resist anyway, but mold him in chocolate...

Yeah, I'd say "YEAH!" is about right. ;)

(Sub'd by Josh G, & made by his lovely girlfriend Lindsay H.)

Also ranking insanely high on the "irresistible" scale is this grumpy goomba:

(Sub'd by Jake & originally posted here, but the baker isn't listed.)

As a bonus bit of geek cred, I hear those music notes are the Mario 1-1 theme song.
My mind, it is boggled.

This next one is actually made with brownies, but I couldn't resist including some old-school 8-bit action:

(Sub'd by Amanda C. and originally posted here, where you can also see an 8-bit Link.)

This delicious diorama comes all the way from Scotland:

Made by Fay of Fay's Cakes for her son.
(Hey, Fay, you looking to adopt any thirty-something geek gamers? Just curious.)

And because I'm in love with that little bomb:

Ok, seriously: I want this entire cake in a plush, so I can love it and squeeze it and call it "da bomb." Do you think that can be arranged, LisaFemmeFondant? :)

And finally, a Mario face-off:

(Made & submitted by Wrecks fan Eleanor H.)

So perfect, it's hard to believe it's cake! Gorgeous.

Lots of fun coming up next weekend: John and I will be attending Star Wars Celebration V here in Orlando, so naturally next Sunday will be all Star Wars Sweets! If you have one to nominate, send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com. (And if you're going to be at Star Wars Celebration, be sure to say 'hi' if you see us!)

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Reader Comments (58)

I hung up my controller when the Mario Bros came around (I heard the bell tolling when the 9 year old down the street could beat the socks off me) but I have to say, these are so clever. The 8-bit Brownie!Mario is my favorite.

My mom has a cat named Yoshi. Everyone asks if he's named for the Mario Bros Yoshi. (he's not) =P

August 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

Wow! Love these Nintendo themed cakes!
My wife made one for our son's bday this past April.

It was 1up Mushroom cake she made, as well as Super Mushroom cupcakes.

If anybody wants to see her work(sorry can't add pictures in least I'm not sure how), you can see them:

August 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoffeewithgames

I have a friend that did a good job on her first Mario cake:

August 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

I'm going to be at CV!!! I hope I can meet you! :-D

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

I love the last one!!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

These are freaking geektastic! I really love the goomba cake, but I might be prejudiced seeing as I have a plush goomba. :D

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

If you get it in a plushie, send me one too! That is just TOO cute!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJune

I want little statues of the bomb and Yoshi ones for my desk. seriously, don't you?

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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