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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)

My daughters would love the Zooborns children's book! Adorable cakes today!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjewelfyre

Squeee! Awww little baby animals! I'd really very much like the second book because its so friggin' cute and I never win anything. And also, the baby dragon cake is so beautiful! I wish my parents loved me enough to make me a cake like that!


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjebus llama

Awww I love cute baby animals!

And I would like an adult(?) ZooBorns book, if I win. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScraps

I'd like the one with the baby tiger please :)

And the baby chtulu is soooo cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMedia Junkie

Love the blog, those cakes are so cute! ^_^

I'd prefer the second, 'everyone else', non-kids book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Now I am going to have to get my son a baby animals cake. They are adorable!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew and Monica Nelson

I can't get over how sweet these all were! I have to admit though, my favourite was the giraffe! So cute!

I think I would have to go with the first book since I'm just starting out as a teacher!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca W

*sigh* makes me wonder if I'd get strange looks asking for that adorable hippo cake for my 45th birthday! :)

(Either book is fine with me...I'm a big kid at heart and a sucker for any kind of baby animal!)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I visit your website every day, and I would love one of the animal books for my little daughter (whose mother cheaped out and bought a grocery store cake for her 1st bday).

- Kelly

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I love the teddy bears. so cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterallybonky

I want the grown up zoo borns because I'm sick of my kid getting everything!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

OMG! So squee-worthy! And both those books are on my wishlist. My daughter and I love to look at Zooborns together.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbridget

Oh, my, those are SO CUTE! All of them! Thank you thank you!

(And I like the baby tiger cover better, but either book would be fun...)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Absolutely adorable cakes!

I would looove the Zooborn book for the wee ones, with the goal of making "SQUEE" my baby niece's first word.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMinda

I really think my daughter would love the first book. You don't want to let her down do you?

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin Luccio

So cute! Gave me a great idea for my niece's birthday cake! Love the panda cake, simple and striking!

As for the book, dare I dream? The original would be sweet enough I wouldn't need Equal in my coffee!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternursemom

Baby Chthulu! can't.stand.the.cuteness.

and a book of baby animals? ack!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I LIKE BOTH BOOKS!!!! and all those cute baby animals...a unicorn and 3 cupcakes ON A CAKE is just TOO MUUCH FOR ME TO HANDLE. Love you guys and this awesome blog!!!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraliceinwonderland14

Adorable cakes!!

My daughter would love the first book, but either one would be fine!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark and Joella

I LIKE BOTH BOOKS!!!! and all those cute baby animals...a unicorn and 3 cupcakes ON A CAKE is just TOO MUUCH FOR ME TO HANDLE. Love you guys and this awesome blog!!!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraliceinwonderland14

I love these -- and love your blog! My tween daughter and I send your posts to each other to amuse ourselves -- and Daddy wonders what we are laughing about!

If I win, I'd like the one for little kids, for my niece.


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaretta F.

So cute! I would love the kids ZooBorns book for my son :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I really like the second book! It is so cute and sweet I think my teeth are already hurting!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

I was going to comment, then saw that there were 1283 comments before mine and I chickened out. Then I thought better of it and decided to post anyway.

The first cake looks like the decorations that I got for my son's room. He even looked at that cake and said "Raff!"(giraffe if you are wondering) and started clapping his hands! So cute!

Anyway, he says I have to get him the first book because it looks fun. Of I could win it... ;)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Those cakes are adorable!! (All of those photos would make a cute book for children!) And my kids are really loving animal books lately so I would love the first book. *fingers crossed*

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdayna

I like the tiger cake and the 2nd book.

BTW - speaking of daily cuteness:

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArwen

i <3 uni's with comb-overs.

I like the second book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucy Claire

Squee! So much cuteness! :D

The zooborn books are so cute! The first one is adorable!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAli K

So cute! I loved all the sweets today. I would love either of those books. My daughter LOVES LOVES LOVES baby animals! :)

Interestingly enough we watched a documentary on "Wild China" this morning where we saw pandas having sex. ...making love? Is that more PC? I'm not sure.

At any rate. If I'm the random comment I'd love the second book. I think I might make it one of those pass-a-long books. Read it, coo at the cuteness, then comment in the front cover and pass it on to the next reader.

...Though we do have a coffee table now.

WV: Oh chiesk! These cakes are keyute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreen

All of the cakes are so cuteeeee! :D

I like both books, but would prefer the first one... pretty please? ;)

Word verification: angst. Really.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdriana

Love your blog! My kids would go nuts for the 1st one. They love all the zoo animals!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Hepworth

The second zoo borns book would be fantastic.

I love this site. It makes my day every time I read it.

Thanks! :)


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCasey Bahr

I adore the first book. Love the 3 bears with the mini cake too cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterX-Tina

Sunday Sweets are the best! I wish I could decorate like that!

I like the first ZooBorn book, the one for kids. I'm a student teacher right now and it would be a great addition to a classroom.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMallory

Such adorable cakes today! The stackable pandas were my favorite.

If I won I'd take the book for the older people. That way my 8 year old and I can enjoy it together! :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy Leigh

Awww, these are sooooo cute!! I love the dragon!

As for the books, I like the 2nd one best, but really, ZooBorns are just wonderful, so either is great!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I would love the 2nd book, and I love cake wrecks, read it everyday!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamiJean

Those are all adorable! My favorite is the no-neck giraffe.

I like the first Zooborn book. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn M.

I LOVE your blog and would love the Zooborn book for "everyone else."

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheaper Chicken

Love your site! I like the 2nd book. Angela

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngelak

I'd love to win the second ZooBorns (the one for everyone) because I showed these cakes to my 8-year-old son and he was "Awww"-ing right along with me. 8-)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaggielou42

Our family would enjoy the first book most. Very cute.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiamond

The one for babies would be perfect for my own babies. Love Sunday sweets!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd love to win the first Zooborn book - it would look fabulous in my son's book collection!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

I have got to try and make one of those giraffes! Too cute!
I would love either book, but i teach little kids and I know they'd love the first one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangi

I have got to try and make one of those giraffes! Too cute!
I would love either book, but i teach little kids and I know they'd love the first one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangi

My 3 year old would flip for the children's book! She loves animals, especially adorable, squishy ones.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I like the second Zooborn book. Love Animals!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Pick me!

The first book for the kids looks cute.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLee

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