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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)

LOVE the unicorn cake!! probably more so because my son has been watching Despicable Me over & over & immediately i think "ITS SO FLUFFY!"
The Zooborn for kids would be my choice, but both are awesome! :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshbuny

Awesome cakes! and soo soo cute it makes your teeth hurt! Either book would be great - (The pictures are the best part!)

pat, the biped
and jack & moo, the sibes

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCyber-sibes

I would LOVE the second book! I teach elementary school science, and would be able to make entire groups of children (and their parents) melt in adorable-ness!

The cakes are SO sweet this week! Makes me wish I had some shred of creativeness in my klutzy hands... oh well...

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

I am inspired by the Chthulu cake to see if I can find a baker who will do something similar (but a tad more masculine) for my husband's birthday.

I really like that second book, but that may be because I'm an utter sucker for Fennic Foxes. *melts*

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNimras

I love those teddy bears! They are amazing. If chosen for the book, I would love the one for kids - my son is 4 1/2 months and just getting into books.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Oh my gosh I'd love either book, but I'd really rather have the second one. I cannot resist those ears!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara

I'm in love with that giraffe cake, so sweet!! And I let my 4 yr old pick and she likes the second book :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I'd like to have the second book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

I like the second Zooborn book. Also, I loved the panda cake!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA

Delightful post.

I'd take either book, thank you very much. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKari Lin McM.

My kiddos would love the first one, but really, both look adorable!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinds

So, so cute! I actually like both books - can't decide.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara

I like the 1st one (for kids). How adorable (both the books and the cakes)!

Jennifer H.

ejhamner AT hotmail DOT com

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the pandas and the dragon cakes! Also, either of those Zooborn books look cool. I don't have kids, so maybe the non-kid one. : )

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA

I'd love the second book but honestly whichever book the other winner doesn't want is fine with me :) I just love books and baby anythings <3 <3 <3 I count the minutes til 10am eastern time everyday when I know you've posted!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkimberj

I would love to win the second book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBevin

I don't think I could even bring myself to cut that last cake. Or any of them, really. Which sort of defeats the purpose of cake - so these are actually ALL HORRIBLE. I'd love the first Zooborn book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

My 2-year-old would love the kids one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Such darling cakes! I would like the second book if selected, please. Thanks!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiane1611

The first book would be great for my son!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrystle C.


At the risk of committing an Epcot (checks, none so far), the Nesting Pandas are actually Japanese. I have a little notebook with those guys on the cover, along with lots of wonderful Engrish, including, "The source of romantic."

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

Love it! I want the cthulhu cake so bad!! Had to share it with friends since we're all huge Lovecraft fans! :-D

And both books are adorable!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I would like the first one for my two nieces. They love animals.

The unicorn cake is cute, but my favorite is baby Cthulu!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

My kids would love the baby zooborn book! Love the unicorn cake!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I like the first book! My little girl LOVES animals, so she would DIE over this book!!
And I love the giraffe one the best. I agree that the no-neck makes it completely adorable!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Hunt

I'd particularly love the second book, but my kids would go nuts for the first, so I'm completely undecided.


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLexi

I love your blog...I am constantly showing my husband the many "interesting" cakes. But today's Sunday Sweets tops the list. I'd love to have either of the books. It'd be great to have when our 1 year old niece comes to visit. Thanks for all your hard work!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua and Jennifer

I would take either one! I wouldn't know how to choose...

Gorgeous cakes - I love the baby giraffe! :)


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMa

Awww these cakes are absolutely adorable! As for the books, I love them both, but if I had to choose, I think I'd go with the second one. My boys would definately like that one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSebrina

I LOVE the Panda cake!
My kids would love a Zooborn book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara

I work with children with special needs and they would love that first ZooBorn book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercamibug2714

I like the second zooborn book! I love zoooborns!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMituKagome

I think my daughter would love that first Zooborn book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCount Mockula

I would LOVE the second book - baby animals are just perfect :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHP

I would love the first book for my son! These cakes were soooo cute - great inspiration for his first birthday cake.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I love the first one. I think it would be perfect for my seven-year-old niece.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

To steal a line from Jen's playbook...

"Must have comb-over unicorn!" and the more adult (ha ha) ZooBorns book.


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaseyLacey

Panda Bears are my favorite!! That cake made me AWWW! out loud:) And I think my kids would LOVE that first book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula B

I, too, was expecting a baby announcement at the end. Ah well. Still amazing cakes!

I'd love the second book! I work as an elementary school teacher, and books like that are incredibly useful in the classroom!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex T. Valencic

The baby Chthulu really gets me. I like the second book, its so cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarisa

Aaaaawwww! I'm diggin' that cutest-ever-monster-baby-Cthulhu so much it literally hurts.

And I'd really like that second book. Because of the ears on the cover. Come on, who doesn't love huge ears? (Yes, I'm very fond of Dumbo, now that you mentioned it.)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMinna

There are few things I love more in this world than baby animals, mythical or otherwise! It's been a rough week, this post completely made my day and gave me a reason to smile. :) <see?

And I'd really like the 2nd book.

Hooray for baby Cthulu!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterana lisette

Too cute.

I'd like the one for little kids. I work with babies, and always looking for cute books. And I like cute.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteropheliandreams

Stop causing me pain!! I wanted to take the tiger that looks like a folder into my arms and give him the world's longest cuddle. If he bit my face off it would be totally worth it.

Both books look great but I'll say the first since my kiddos would love it.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterweirdmom

So cute today! Love the zebralicious cakes. Would love book 2. It would look great next to my CakeWrecks book :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLexi

This completely made my morning, and I'd like to throw my hat into the ring for that kids book <3

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggles

I know someone already mentioned, but those pandas are Japanese - it's tarepanda! (The laziest panda ever, who only gets around by rolling).

And hey, I'd take that second book. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Peter

This is, I think, the first cakewrecks post that I've immediately gone back and read/looked at it a second and then third time. These are just soooooo cute, ohmygawd.

And I'd love either book, but prefer the second one :) That would just *make* my bookshelf.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM

My daughter and son would LOVE to have the first zooborn book. Adorable!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda B.

The best cupcakes-on-a-cake ever! All were too stupendous for words, but the hippo is my fave just cuz I love hippos.

Book #2 for meeee!


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLarisa

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