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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: Pretty As A Princess

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful Princess.

Submitted by Cathy & found at the 2010 Royal Adelaide Show; baker unknown.

...who had a rockin' carriage:

Sub'd by Shanna R., made by Jane Asher Party Cakes

...and three beautifully airbrushed Princess friends:

Sub'd by Jessica P., made by Maria Luisa Mijares Arte y Reposteria

(Seriously, how amazing is that painting? Gorgeous!)

I have to stop the story now, or else I may never get to this next fondant-free beauty:

By crazebake cakes and cupcakes

Ok, so she's not technically a Princess, but Tink and her forest cottage here are still royally awesome.

Now, clap your hands if you believe in eating fairies!!

Wait. I think that came out wrong.

Look at this cake! Isn't it neat?

Wouldn't you think our collection complete?

Well, it's not.

'Cuz I still have to show you this FABULOUS fishbowl design for The Princess and the Frog:

Submitted by CW Reader Kathryn L. and made by her daughter and niece.

I'm thinking of asking this cake to marry me. I hope John won't mind.

Next, a cutie-patooty mini-cake:

Sub'd by Tifany D., made by Cupcake Envy

This is the secret to non-creepy torso and clothing cakes, guys: no neck stumps. So long as it looks like it's hanging on a dress form, we're all good. Got that, bakers?

Now, I realize that Disney has the corner on the Princess market, but we geek girls will always have a special place in our hearts for Mario's Princess Peach:

Sub'd by Vin, made by Chica And Jo

And check it out: the blue gems are handmade hard candies! Power up!


By It's A Piece Of Cake

Or at least to incorporate most of the classics. Heh. Love the ruffles, and the bow, and the way you can easily recognize each princess (well, can't you?), and, ok, I pretty much love everything about this cake. Although I don't recognize the crown - maybe it's supposed to be kind of all-purpose? Or am I forgetting someone?

Well, the important thing to remember is how especially amazing these Sweets are when you compare them with these. [shudder] Yeah.


CCC Final Tally!

Hey, remember our charity countdown? Well, donations are still trickling in, but I figured it was high time to reveal the final tally! Ready? Ok, so, as of earlier this week, for all 12 days and charities together, you guys raised [drumroll, please] $24,859.60! Rock on, Wreckies!

However, I should point out there was a distinct downward trend: the first three days of the CCC each charity had over $3,000 donated, the next five or so, around $2,000, and after that, they just barely cleared $1,000 each.

Obviously we all were very busy, and many of us were away from our computers for the holiday, so this isn't surprising. Still, if you started off the countdown but weren't able to finish, please, feel free to catch up! All twelve donation pages are still live, and your dollars can still make a huge difference. Just go to the Cake Wrecks FirstGiving page to see the complete list, along with links to give a dollar to any you might have missed.

And thank you all again for your amazing generosity. John and I are proud beyond belief to count you among our loyal Wrecky henchpersons.

Now, back to conquering the world! If you please.

Update from john: Some people think the crown on the last one is Snow White's or the Evil Queen's. However, the Queen's didn't have rubies and, from what I can tell, Snow White's is a round diamond tiara. And I'm a large, scruffy man in construction clothes sitting at the computer researching Disney Princesses. Which is pretty darned cool. -j

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Reader Comments (113)

I feel the need to point out that the Little Mermaid might, just might, be a CCC cake. However, all in all, this post made we want to thoroughly squee. Awesome.

Oh, and I think the top of the last one is crown of the Queen from Snow White, though I'm sure 1400 people have already said that by now...

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah_the_Nosher

Could the green tier on the last cake be Mulan?
She was in the Princess club for a while, and she was the first one I thought of when I saw that color green.

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaneLovesDrama

I think the crown is Snow White's step mothers.... the evil one that wears all purple. Thats Snow White, right??

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDale

As a Disney junkie from way back i think I'm write in saying the tiers from bottom to top are
Beauty and the Beast (Belle)
The Little Mermaid
Sleeping Beauty
Aladdin (Princess Jasmine)
ad the crown is from Snow White

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDale

I know I am late on this, but do you remember when Princess Peach was originally called Princess Daisy Toadstool? Now it seems they've made Daisy her sister or cousin or whatever she is.

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Whats really sad is that a couple of weeks ago disney released a statement that they will be taking an indefinite break from princess movies because little girls are no longer wanting to be princesses.

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey Jen & John--judging by the number of folks who still continued to "tell" us what the cake layers on the last cake were, EVEN AFTER THE BAKER TOLD US HERSELF WHAT EACH ONE REPRESENTED, perhaps an update added underneath that cake photo would be a good idea....

January 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercakeburnette

Belle (or) Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Evil Queen or snow white?

January 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Snow White has rubies on her crown here... and the points look like her wicked step mother... so a combo perhaps?

January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShawna

Oops didn't see the baker's post, I concur it should be posted as an update so I don't put my foot in my mouth again LOL

January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShawna

The crown is from Snow White. It's worn by the evil queen

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

That is really beautiful style to be thought about for a cake...

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPenny Auction Bidding

i think the green crown is for tiana.

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterautumn

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