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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 have to say this is the best sunday sweets post ever!!! AWE!!! and i totally want the childrens zooborn book! great job guys!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersara ezzyk

These cakes are all too cute !!! I like the 2nd Zoo Borns with the baby Fennec fox on the cover...those ears are so hugely adorable.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin E.

ZOOBORNS!! Sweet baby furry things!! I want! Please pick me!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrantz

I would love the second book. I love Zooborns and Cake Wrecks and Epbot!!! :-)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I like the little kid one!!!!!!!!!!!!! So cute. Perfect to go in the nursery for my new little one - due in march

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHenckel House

I like the second book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa

I love the dragon cake. I think my kids would like the first book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I have never seen a Chthulu, but now I want one. I can keep him in the bathtub. True I wouldn't be able to shower or bathe, ok new plan... I can build a pool and keep him in that, but then he is outside and it has been cold.

I'll figure something out.

BTW Either book would rock.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLilly W

Those cakes are adorable! Even my husband said "Awwwww!"

I'd love to have one of those baby animals books! I think my 2 year old would like it.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenna W.

The second book is just adorable!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I love the giraffe! my little girls would adore the first zooborn book. I just might have to buy that book if I don't win

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Bear


I would die if I won the 2nd book with the fennec on it! sooo much cutenessss!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramruidiaz

Both books look great, but I have kiddos, so I'd love to have the first one. Awesome!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe Mayes family

Never heard of a Chthulu but it is cute! (even though the tentacle things on the side creep me out a bit)

I like the zooborn book with the baby tiger on it!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I like the second book because it has an ickle Fennec on it! Also, I'm completely and totally in love with the dragon cake. LOVE.

- Grace

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShinyGreenApple

My life is complete I've seen a unicorn with a comb over. I love the Panda cake too! I would love to have the first book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Oh, man! Those cakes are fantastic. I'd love either book, but my first choice is the kid one :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervelocibadgergirl

Oooh the second one! Oh, and that baby hippo cake is a the baby hippo from fluff friends on facebook. I am slightly ashamed that I know this.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I have a sweet little 6-year old monkey who would go bananas for the 1st book! :-)

~ Cynthia

WV: plests, as in, "I will be so plests if I win!"

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would gladly take either book!

Those baby animal cakes are precious!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy L

Ooh ooh!! I'd love the first book!
--Lauren S.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren S.

The second book looks positively darling.

(or to quote my Australian Capcha... It looks Bonsa )

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternotscarysteve

Just adorable, I really enjoyed this one, thank you! I never paid any attention to cake before, but I'm mesmerized by your blog. And my adorable girls would love the kid's book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I don't know what that animal is, but it is sooooooo adorable!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Ivy

The baby white tiger is so cute! I'd have to go with the first book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

a unicorn. with a comb over! = quirky, awesome + adorable.

ps. i want either of those books :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralli ryan

First book, so cute.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

I would love the Zooborn book for my 3 year old... :-) The cakes are unbelievably cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAB2

My rugrats would LOVE either one of the Zooborn books- we're very into cute critters at our house!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMak

I like the baby Hip-hopopatamus.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah22277

My 4 year old has "awwwed" and "squee-ed" over each of the baby animals on here. Which means, of course, we'd love to get our hands on the first Zoobabies book you mentioned.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter-jrh

My kindergartener would love to read the first one, especially if there are any baby foxes in it. (We told him a baby fox is a 'kit', and he looked sort of flummoxed.)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Love the cakes and the books, especially the first!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecs

I'd love to have the second book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargie

I don't know if my last comment worked. Oh, well, my kids would love the ZooBorns :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah22277

I love the sweet teddy bear cake with the little birthday cake. My kids would love the first ZooBorn book. Thanks for all you guys do!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Would be totally and completely happy with either one. Surprise me :)
Erin R

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBakin' and Bitchin'

Awwww... so cute! I like both books. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpaige

If I win....surprise me. They both look awesome!
Erin R

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBakin' and Bitchin'

Are those bears cake too? Wow. And I love the dragon too. And the second tiger. Not so keen on Sea World though. I'd rather take my kids, if I had them, to see whales in the wild instead of confined in tanks.

I wouldn't care which book, I'd love either one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I'd love a copy of the second book shown! So cute!!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaunted Mansion Geek

That first cake is too cute. My son is an animal lover and he'd go crazy for something like that.
And because my kids love animals so much, we'd like the first book, please.

wv: luvingly - All of todays cakes have been made so luvingly.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMercy D'souza

I'd like the first one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

I love Cake Wrecks! I would love LOVE to win the first book. Or the second one. Either one actually. I am a sucker for baby animals and my kids are, too. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Adorable post, John! Thank you for braving the tears for us faithful followers! And I'm sure my daughter would flip out over the baby animal book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBruce, Andrea, & Ashtyn

There's a huge number of replies, already, but I'm sure the kids would like the first book, and I would like the second (though the baby white tiger on the first book IS appallingly cute)! Aletha needs to get into cake decorating. If my first cake had been anything near that awesome (for that matter, any of the subsequent ones), I definitely would have sent it to you!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

I like the first book. :D

The dragon cake has to be my favourite. It's beautiful AND cute at the same time. Fantasy's my thing.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSummerinx

I like the second zooborn book, plskthx.

Also, I want a baby Cthulhu cake for my birthday.

--Amanda K. from Odessa, TX

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUrsaleo

Hi! Long-time reader, first-time commenter. :D
SQUEEEEEEEEE! Those pandas are going to be my new background!!! OMG, so cute!
If I win, I would love the 2nd book.
Thank you for having such a wonderful website! love you!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie P. (babyofmine)

I like the 2nd book best :D

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikkiB

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