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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: So Stinkin' Cute

This week we're featuring some of the sweetest, cutest, most adorable, lovable, um... [consulting thesaurus] darling, bewitching, and fetching baby animal cakes you ever will see. Why? Well, if you must know, I'm feeling a bit sensitive this week.

This is john, by the way.

So, let me just get my box of tissues and we'll do this thing. Starting with Jen's favorite:

Found at the 2008 Orlando ICES Convention; baker unknown.

The hand-painted shading here is amazing. And the animals are adorable. And the lion isn't eating the zebra or the giraffe. So it's a win-win-win.

This cake is slightly more realistic:

Sub'd by Hilda F., and made by The Sweetest Thing Cake Studio

See how the monkey and giraffe cower in fear as the mighty tiger stalks his prey? Can you feel the tension? Can. You. FEEL IT?!?! No?

Maybe it's just me.

And now... sweet sleeping dragon!

Sub'd by Amelie B. and made by her sister Helene

Awwww. Okay. *sniff* I'm all verklempt. *sniff* I promised myself I wouldn't cry...

[blowing nose]

Hey! Look! Pandas!

Sub'd by Aljona and made by KralleCakes

And not just any pandas; these are the rare Russian Nesting Pandas. The mostly eat eucalyptus leaves and borscht.

Preeeesenting, the sweetest giraffe ever!

Literally. I think the lack of neck really adds to the adorabletude, don't you?

And because I have an inordinate affection for tigers:

Sub'd by Jade D. and made by Theresa Gue

So. Cool. Jen says this reminds her of some Lisa Frank folders she had in middle school. Which she claims is a huge compliment. So there.

And you know what else has stripes? (I am the king of segues)

Sub'd by Brenda B., and made by Lilo Taart

I'm digging the bow and the vintage 20's hair part. Just dandy!

And speaking of bows. (I'm on a roll!)

By Aletha B.


And get this: this is Aletha B.'s first cake. Yes, really! Mike, Duff, and Bronwen better watch out, 'cuz Aletha B.'s coming, and she's got a Cthulhu.

And speaking of... cake. (Okay, that one wasn't my best work.)

By Ann N.

Adorable. And hip. Oh. Yeah.

Another of Jen's favorites:

Sub'd by Orna G., and made by Odelia

Hand-painted rosebuds, cuddly teddy bears, and a miniature cake on cake? I can bearly stand it!

And finally, for your viewing pleasure, allow me to present...

a unicorn with a comb-over:

Sub'd by Elizabeth A., and made by Sachi Swick

You're welcome.

Now, who wants to WIN SOME FREE BOOKS?!? Huh? Awwwww yeeeeeeaaah.

Zooborns, one of our favorite so-cute-it-hurts websites, has given us two of their new books to give to two of you loyal wreckies!

One's for little kids:

And the other's for everyone else who likes cute:
(Click on the pics for more info)

We'll be giving away one copy of each, so feel free to tell us in the comments which you'd prefer. Two winners will be randomly chosen from the comments tonight at midnight EST, so stay tuned on FB or check this spot again tomorrow for the announcement of the winners!
UPDATE!!!! The random number generator hath spoken! The winners are:

GrammaR @ 2:20 PM for the first book and
Ai @ 8:51 PM for the second!

Please email your addresses to comments (at) so we can mail out your prizes. And thanks to everyone for your great comments!

Wreck On!
-john (the hubby of Jen)

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

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Reader Comments (1432)

I like the first Zooborn book. Sweet baby animals!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

The unicorn with the comb over is just...ummm...John used all the good words...adorablywonderful?

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCara

The pandas! The baby Chthulu! The dragon! The unicorn! The overwhelming adorableness! Cuteness overload!

I might not be able to stand it if I received the second book... But I'm ok with that.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatalina

Oh my goodness! Those teddy bears are amazing!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrianne

I'd like the second book, but honestly would take either. So, so cute.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNiki Q

They both look adorable! Tough choice...
I guess I'd like the one for kids, and I'd give it to one of my little cousins. :-)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily S.

We would LOVE the 2nd book - newest babies from zoos AND aquariums around the world! Very cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzie

Adorableness! Just love all these cakes. As for the books, I prefer the second book. I mean, imagine those big, fuzzy ears in cake form? Sweet!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShy Exhibitionist

I like the children's book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbunnyjen

Is that a fennec fox on the second one? Because I love fennec foxes. So that's totally my choice unless the Russian pandas suddenly become available in book form.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaley

I like the second one. And I was waiting for a baby announcement at the end of all that. What the heck?

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

Oh my - adorable cakes and adorable books. Thank goodness I'm not hormonal lol.

I'd love either book, but would probably prefer the second one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

The Zoo Born book for kids is adorable and my boys would love it!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I love the baby Tiger prowling on the lower tier. Almost as much as those awesomesauce pandas!!!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbaraSantana

I like both Zooborn books :) And my favorite cake above is easily the baby awesome is that?!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

I love the baby tiger prowling on the lower tier! Almost as much as the awesomesauce pandas!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbaraSantana

I like the 'everybody else' book. so cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterleschak3188

The animal on the 2nd book is great! Love it!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Love them both, but the first (with the tiger) reminds me too much of when i used to fawn over big cats.
Which is probably the main reason why I ended up in wildlife biology.

:) Happy picking!


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

These cakes are so cute! And I like the second book, but my daughter would like the first!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I like the second one, with the animal that looks like a teeny chihuahua.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Awwwwee :) I want the first one too for my sweet baby girl. We took her to Sea World for the first time a couple of weeks ago and she LOVED the animals, and she loves books, so I'm sure she would just adore a hole book on baby animals!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCole

Love the animal cakes!

My daughter would love the first book shown. - Kylie H.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKylie

I really don't care! And I might just send in the first cake I made. It's a grand piano and it's not that special, but I feel proud of it.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I would like the second one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

Adorable! I would love the Zooborns for the kids.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuttons of WoW

I want the second one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

If I'm picked, I'd like the second version, please!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Ohmygoodness! The second one please!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWordwitch

My little girls would love the first book!
- Dianne van Kuik

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDianne

Ahhhh! Those are too cute to stand. I've been having a crazy week but somehow baby animals, no not just baby animals, but baby animals made of CAKE (!!) just made everything better. What a good day to stumble on to this site, especially if you are giving things away....or does this happen often?

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

I would love the 2nd book. I'm a regular visitor to the zooborns site and love the baby elephants, giraffes and otters. The giraffes have inspired me to work on a long term cross stitiching project with a mom and baby giraffe. Oh, a mom and baby giraffe are not helping me, the design is a mom and baby giraffe. Cheers,

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

Oh, I LOVE Zooborns!! Please enter me for the second book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

I would the adults version, although the tiger on the baby version is ungodly sweet.

Phenomenal cakes today!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKillian

I think I'd wantthe second one... But honestly, they're both so adorable it doesn't matter!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLanguage Arts Lady

Love all these cakes!!

We would love either book in our house - my 3 yr old son loves animals, espeically baby ones!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarolea

OMG soooo cute-makes my cold feel better. I would like either, but the second one is better. Mindy A

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lol, those were really darling. And the first book would be my favorite.

Still can't believe that one cake was her FIRST! Amazing!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Vosslers

I'd like the second, more adult book. Squeeee!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChunky Dunk

Zooborns for adults, please.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Golson

I would love to win that first book for my twin boys, they love animals!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I love all the cakes today. And either book is great for me, because cute = cute = cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

Both of the books are adorable but I'd love the second one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCammie G

Love the baby hippo cake--I wish I was that talented!

I like the book for the kiddies, but would gladly have either!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy's Cooking Adventures

Ohmigosh! I totally had Lisa Frank notebooks and folders in elementary school. A unicorn, a panda.... I loved them! I blame those for my tendency to doodle a rainbow every time there is a box of crayons handy. It's all very strange because as girly as those were, I was very anti-girly when I was young, so I have no idea why I wanted them. Now I miss them! Make me happy to remember them!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterExplosivemarbles

I just found out my brother and sister in law are having a baby!! I was so happy when I saw the post was about baby cakes! If I win the baby zooborn book, I will give it to the happy couple.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I would love either one, but would probably choose the 2nd one. I teach elementary school science, and so I could use the book in sos many different ways!

The cakes are SOOOO cute! So great!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

That is the cutest little Cthulhu that I've ever seen! Way to go Aletha B.!

I'm also digging the sleeping blue dragon, but that might have something to do with the fact that I like dragons and I love the color blue!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterr-is-for-rose

I'd like the second one for me, but I work with kids, so I'd find a use for the first one too!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlittle.birdy

All these cakes are so stinkin' cute!

The first book would be perfect for my little Weasel :D

Nicole E.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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