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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: Baby Cakes

Wow. Can you believe it's 2011? What happened to 2008?!? I'm still writing 2003 on my checks. And I'm still writing checks. Man, I'm getting old.


Anyway, Jen told me to write Sunday Sweets this week. Yup. She told me. (Jen's having a hard time letting go of Christmas break right now. I swear she just said we're leaving the tree up 'til March.) So I figured, since it's the new year, I should feature new stuff, right? And what's newer than babies, am I right?

Look! Baby!

Awwwww. Seriously, I'm tearing up over here. Oh, and there's an awesome cake there, too.

This next one has the word baby on it so it totally counts:

My mom tells me I had baby shoes just like that. I'm beginning to think she wanted a girl.

I'm loving the soap bubble borders.

Submitted by Cameron and made by Karren's Specialty Cakes & Confections

As an artist, I'm absolutely amazed by the detail on the fondant fabric. I mean, look at the green trim on the crib skirt: It has stitching!

Made by Sugarshack

Simply sublime stripes.

Made by Sweet Irene

I always wanted a rocking horse when I was a kid. 'Course, mine would have had flames down the sides and scary red eyes, but this one isn't bad, either.

Hey, look! Another baby on a cake!

Made by Cakerific

A baby duck that is. Admit it: That is the most adorable baby duck standing on the edge of a house boat staring at a bottle you have ever seen. Though I think it needs a thought bubble that reads, "Aww, quap." Am I right?

Made by Wreckie David T's fiance. (Psst, David! Tell us her name!)

I know what you're thinking: shouldn't that clown have huge pointy teeth and a butcher knife? I wondered the same thing, but apparently the baker was going for super-cute-fun-happy-joy-joy. Which I'd say she totally nailed.

Submitted by Liz S., Baker unknown. (Anyone recognize it?)

Jen and I once made a cake a little like this for Sweet Baby James. Of the billions of lions we attempted, I'm pretty sure not one of them was this perfect.

And finally:

Made by Kassie

Talk about a sweet tweet!!

Well, everyone, thanks for another great year of patronage, puns, and plenty of Here's to a 2011 filled with more laughter, joy, and goodness than we can possibly stand. Sláinte!

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (57)

Val and Erin, I agree, it may be a dress form, but it looks like a headless baby and I think the BABY thinks it looks like a headless baby. Check her worried expression. ROTFLMAO! That would be a great name for a rock band, The Headless Baby Cakes!!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

PS. With apologies to Dave Barry.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

Awww, quap....that was hilarious!! Needed that today, quappy day at work.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

"Aww, quap."

LOVE it!!!!

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela K

"aww, quap" made me snort. and i giggle without breathing for a good ten seconds whenever i look at it and hear a little baby cartoon duck voice in my head say, "aww, quap."
thank you for making my day.

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterern

I have been laughing over "aw, quap" since this was posted, and it hasn't stopped being funny yet.
Thank you.

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRae

I love all of them. So cute! :) These cakes inspire me, because I'm making a baby shower cake.

March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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