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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)

Arrrrr.... I be lovin' the cakes today. Me matey's and I held a morning tea at work on Friday just as an excuse to eat pirate food and talk like pirates. Two days early - but lots of fun!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

That has got to be the cutest hippo I have ever seen. And the flower cakes were really pretty too. It's always nice to see the examples of when cakes go right instead of horribly wrong lol.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGaliandy3941

There is a certain irony in the fact that the cake made for Jasmine is actually Belle and not Jasmine at all.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOLOL@ the commentary, but the cakes were beautiful

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Daisies remind me of the very first song Dr. Chandra taught me to sing, Dave. Would you like to hear it? No?

Well that be too bad for ye, Matey! Now step outside! Arr!"

HAL did conduct a mutiny of sorts...

The neat thing about flowers is, while I don't know what each and every one is properly called -- horticulture isn't my area of expertise -- I can still enjoy them. Just like I enjoy a running gag.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

The one year old with the hippo cake has my name!! Which makes me really excited because I've never met anyone with my name before, and I'm 27!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfinsama

Aye, that Captain Hook cake be loverly, but I thought ya should know, in JM Barrie's fine book, it's the Captain's RIGHT hand that be a hook.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

what is the name of the art of paper curling? two of those cakes have flowers made like that. so cool!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

the details on the flower photos are incredible.

i would not be able to cut up the darling hippo.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

As soon as I read winsome wrench, I knew we wants the redhead was not far behind.

A little bit of trivia for ya. My sister in law's grandpa designed and oversaw the construction of Pirates of the Caribbean. Yup, my brother married Claude Coats' granddaughter.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi D

I have to admit, the "We wants the redhead!" line made me just CRACK UP.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Splee!!!! There be nothin' finer nor more piratey than pretty flowers!

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

The perfect post for today. Not only is it Talk Like a Pirate Day, it is also my birthday!

I didn't get a cake, though... Sigh....

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

I want that beautiful Belle cake. But she is too pretty to eat so I guess I would just stare awhile until I am forced to eat the cake lol. I swear some of these are so beautiful I bet the people cried when they had to cut them up.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

pirate-talking cakes!what a good combination! i love the intricate design on jasmine..but i cant eat it..I refuse to eat it! Its too pretty to eat..

i love eating this cake while playing
solitario mah jong. cant wait to have

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

*nitpickery voice*

...Don't you mean 'Talk like Robert Newton's Exaggerated West Country Accent Day'?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYael

Fantastic post! I only grieve that 'cannibal' was misspelled on that gorgeous Captain Hook cake.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIcky

I love hippos! I hope to get an awesome hippo birthday cake some year.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramchornetgirl

This has to be the second or third time you've gotten me with the 'daisies' as I'm always at first like "what the hell? That's not a daisy.... OH! OK" And then I get that they're really just the flowers that surround Epcot :D

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

Quilling = win. And the rickrack cake is gorgeous!

That's also the prettiest Belle ever. Ariel looks a little wonky but not bad.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

The only thing funnier than John referring to all flowers as daisies, is knowing I will find a bunch of comments from people correcting him!!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it just me...Or does Belle bear a striking resemblance to Olivia Wilde (#13 on House)???

Jennifer D.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer D.

I have a very strong feeling that most of this pirate speak was gleaned from Facebook Pirate English. Yarrr!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHollee

beautiful works of cake art.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

I sent an e-mail to Jezebel the Webwench at the International Talk like a Pirate Day website. She was very excited and posted a link to today's Cakewrecks page. Look for the link (listed alphabetically under "Blog -and Tweet- Like a Pirate) here: . She is already a fan - very cool!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Two cakes with quilling on them! Magnificent! Thanks for sharing these.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey! That Captain Hook cake was made by my sister-in-law's mother-in-law!! She does amazing work:!/photos.php?id=1307824708 .

She also made an UNBELIEVABLE Very Hungry Caterpillar cake for my son's first birthday.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSilicon Cookware

This post was more piratey than you thought! By the label, the rickrack cake was made for Calico Jack Rackham himself! (with some creative assumptions made, of course)

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

THANK YOU for remembering "Talk Like A Pirate Day"! You are the best.

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

Uh oh. A plane crash in the jungle. That can only mean one thing ... Hippos!

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSyracuse

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