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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

Pirated Sweets

ARRRRRRR mateys! Swab the poop and hoist the yardarm off the main-fore-mast-sail...thing! Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day, though sadly, we only be finding out as the sun be settin' o'er the blast horizon. So the cakey victuals, they be already chosen. Avast! Poop deck! Yet by Davy Jones' locker, we'll be doin' ARRRR best!

Now, bring on the victuals, ye scalawags!

By Colette's Cakes

Ay! This be a mighty fine cake! Flowers and butterflies good enough for the scurviest wenches in all of Tortola. ARRR!

And what have we here?

By Pastrygirl

A hippo! Foul beast! Thems and mermaids be bad luck for us sea dogs! ARRR!

And what do me eyes be seein'?

By Designer Cakes

Do they be daisies? Finally! ARRR!

Submitted by Brenda J. and found here

ARRR! More daisies! And rickrack! Rickrack's a piratey word! ARRR!

This pretty be the fairest I've seen in many a winter!

Submitted by Anne M. and made by Kaylaskakes

By the powers! I feel like I be in Fiddler's Green! Where's me spyglass?

Now thARRR's some detail fer ye!

Avast! Feast yer eyes on the fairest maiden this side of Biminy:

By Sweet Designs by Larissa

Alas! Ahoy! Avast! Aye! um... grog! I be needin' a closer gander at this here winsome wench:

Aye, she be sweet as spiced wine, but now...We wants the redhead!

Submitted by Julie L. and made by Dragonfly

Arrr, tharrr she be.

Shiver me timbers, the redhead's a MERMAID?!? Never ye mind, lads, we'd best be hauling anchor to fairer ports; the Cap'n, he be waiting.

By Lenagc

Aye, ye never be wantin' to rile the Cap'n; he packs a right nasty left hook.

(Ahoy, be it a mite smelly in here, or is that just Smee?)

Do ye have a pretty confection to be sendin' us? Well, get off yer doubloons, ye lily livered scurvy dogs, and send them to sundaysweets(at)! ARRR!

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Reader Comments (80)

Fab! I loved the description of the flowers with pirate talk.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAzreal

Pirates _love_ flowers!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAzreal

I think you should delete every comment that wants to describe various flowers, especially daisies. LMAO.....

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

Ay, the quillin' be fine on those cakes by the fair Collette and the dainty Kayla!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJKS

Love love love the Pirates of the Caribbean line. We wants the redhead!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElana

"We wants the red head!"

Pirates of the Caribbean ride reference for the win! ;) I grew up with that ride...I love that ride...

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane

I went through a Disney-princess confusion moment with the Belle cake for Jasmine...quite distressing, as you might imagine, for a Sunday morning!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Giggle over the pirate talk very cute.

I love the two cakes where the designs look quilled. I can't even make quilling look like that so I don't know how they do it in fondant!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZiggyeor

Matey, those cakes are works of arrrrrt, but those aren't daisies. It's a hydrangea.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was bummed that talk like a pirate day was on Sunday because I don't get to torment my coworkers with it, but this post more than makes up for it.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Yar, Matey! ‘Tis a fine day to be a gazing at cakes!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I just swooned to see victuals spelled correctly! LOLOL

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermrsfredknapp

Aye John, them first set 'o daisies be hydrangeas.

hahahahaha :D love love love this post

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerrrs-uh

ARRR! Those be dogwood blooms on that second cake! I seed 'em when I dropped anchor off the coast of Virginny!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I wish I were clever enough to type a comment in pirate speak. I'm not.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Arrr! Left hook! That be a fine pun thar, me lad!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

Arrr, Cap'n John be gettin' in touch with 'is feminine side this fine day, m'hearties! Shiver me timbers, them be some grand daisies!

I'm very disappointed Sept.19th is a Sunday, I too wanted to bamboozle & annoy at work & if I do it tomorrow I'll just look like a twit.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

John...why are all flowers daisies to you? I'm going to have to drive across town and teach you about flowers. That's like saying all big cats are lions. My niece knew that wasn't so at 3. ...Waving from below the Florida Mall

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"To err is human or a cakewreck; to arrr is Pirate."


September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ARRG! Those cakes thar be mighty fine, mighty fine indeed. Last minute be good, because pirates + flowers = win. I don't think thar's a way t' say that in a piratical manner.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

For a minute I thought someone really had their Disney princesses mixed up with the Belle cake. Then I realized it was Yasmine, not Jasmine. Then I felt dumb.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Arrrrrrrrrr!!! The sensitive side of pirates!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren in FL

Ha... way to wedge Talk like a Pirate Day in there... :)

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJW

WE WANTS THE REDHEAD! Hahahahah, I love that ride. :)

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMcKayla

@ Anon 11:12--Um, as a bit of a flower buff myself, I have to say that I find the on-going daisy joke to be hilarious! I think he should even call roses daisies!

Also, I've never seen sugar quilling like that--I love when cake decorating gets into the arts like that. Beautiful.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMina

Arr! Tis a shame ye had no rum cakes abord! They'd be fine victuals indeed!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterL.B.

Cakes were nice and all that (it is Sunday Sweets...). The pirate talk was decent... Question though: How did you two (or the entire cakewrecks team) NOT know that today was "Talk Like A Pirate Day"? Even FB has settings to change your account language to English (Pirate) for days like today... :)

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLissy

Yasmine looks exactly like Giada DeLaurentis from the Food Network. Can't tell if she's celebrating 21st or 4th birthday though.

Have never seen quilling done on cake, and here are two!

Captain Hook character is well done also.

Love that any flower John sees is a daisy.

Sharon's Edible Art

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I love the daisies!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

ARrrggghh... the calico cake be a beautiful sight for sore eyes. I'm willin' to give all me booty for d'cake, Matey! (when I say booty, I am referring to the fact that I would have no problem paying a chunk of change for that gorgeous cake... not that I would "give it up" for the cake.) ;o)

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy D.

Those aren't daisies; they're Epcots.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstonesoupjewelry

Well done. We won't be wanting you to walk the plank now.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

I never knew rickrack was a pirate word. I remember my Gramma using it a lot for sewing. Maybe she was a closet pirate. Mmmm.....

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaiane

Yasmine isn't celebrating a 4th, 21st, or even 24th birthday.

She's celebrating her love of Jupiter. That's the symbol for Jupiter in a heart, there.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

Jasmine, arrrr. Them scallywags need to take a closer gander at that thar wench. Methinks someone swilled too many tankards of rum!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

By T'under, Jimbo, that's the prettiest calico I ever did see...on a cake, that is. (Remember the cyborg John Silver in Treasure Planet, anyone?)

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Daisies ARRR awesome!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDale

Except for that top thing, which IMO isn't necessary anyway, that last flower cake of the bunch looks pretty easy to make. That is, it's a great combination of impressive and straightforward, with the added benefit of the flowers being placed on separately, so if you make a mistake you just don't use that flower.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterserns

Arrr, ye can keep yer winsome wenches like spiced wine an' yer fishy-taled redheads! I've got me one eye on that proud beauty in the second photygraph. Faith, I'd be willing to hoist me colors -- an' me fork -- over the likes of her! Mind, she be a large one, mateys, but I be willin' to share, I be! Ha, ha, harrrr! *whew!*

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBuck Caneer

I just really hope you guys know what a wench is... O-O

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Maybe it's just because I'm exhausted, but this post had me in stitches. Thanks! :D

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Love the quilled flower cake!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChar

Just don't auction off the redhead...

Heck yeah for your POTC ride allusion! The line's a heck of a long wait, but totally worth it.

Also, those aren't daisies. I'm pretty sure they're Epcot...arg.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCddaae663

Arr, mateys, ye be doing the pie rats justice.

Rofl*snort*rofl "daisies"!!!


September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Pirates + flowers = WIN.

Also. Someone may have posted a link to this days ago, but I haven't noticed it in the comments, so I have to share.

It's a Cake Wreck!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEve

I loved how the pirate talk went with not-pirate cakes (for the most part)! Awesome :)

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlysa

Do you know if you call Shutterfly's customer service number, they have an option that all previous options are read in a pirate voice.

Pure win.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I don't know you, but I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I'm so struck about what a good WRITER you are! This blog is SO entertaining to read! And to top it off, you're such a good pirate!! Arrr! Kudos.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first one looks a lot like another cake that has been on Sunday Sweets once:

I love Quilling Cakes! And Daisies! Yarrr!

wv: stera. As in "Turn ye this ship straight steraboard, and bring me my rum, ye cursed scallywags!"

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTinu

The fourth one is so pretty it's almost making me cry.

But my word verification (reakin) is making me laugh. :)

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

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