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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 can't decide which cake I like the most the pandas or the tiger. I would love the first book ( the one for kids) I teach kindergarten and my class would love this book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterclgilmore

love your site....would love the 2nd book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I wanna win! SO cute, I am bloated with cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim McCary

The Baby Chthulu cake is awesome... And I'm okay with either book... cute fuzzy baby animals just do it for me!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

that first book is so cute, the little tiger just looks so cuddly!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMommy Nurse

Love the first cake - reminds me of the bumper/wallpaper we had for my daughter when she was a baby - it was called "Judy's Jung'e" and had animals like that one.

I'd go for the second ZooBorn book, if I got the chance...

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam Kamens

We'd love the second book, as we're currently expecting our second-born.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael L.

Oh the first book looks adorable. If by any chance I'm randomly picked, I'd like that one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOnnie

This is avery hard choice but by a hair I like 2nd book

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is avery hard choice but by a hair I like 2nd book

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love all of them, reminds me of some of the icing animals we do at the bakery I work at. The Chthulu is so cute!

I'd love the second book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Slick

I need teh kyoot. The second book would make my day. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

zooborns for kids sounds like something mine would like

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterschleifnet

Absotively wondermus cakes today! I have a soft spot in my head for baby cakes.....Anyways! I like either ZooBorn book! My boys love animal books :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdams Family Album

Those cakes are so adorable! We have a little one due next month (30 days to be exact!) and I already have Jungle Baby cake ideas running through my head for his first birthday- haha! Well as far as the books go, the second one is adorable! (Is that a fox?)

DK @

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

I would love the Zoo Born book for "grown-ups." So cute! Squee!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrianne

I simply must have that Panda cake! So cute. My son would love the zooborn book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa and Aidan

I'd like the book for kids. My 2 year old son loves animals!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

First, I love that today's post was done by John. Gotta love a man with a tender side. ^_^

My fave is probably the first one. I absolutely love the detail on the palm trees!

Does the tiger cake make anyone else think of one of those cats from the game Kinectimals? Heehee!

As always, I love this blog! Thanks for keeping it real. ;)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I'd really like the second Zooborns book! They're both adorable, but I like the cover of the second one the most.

Excellent post, as usual!

~ Jennifer P.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGAMECAT

I would love the Zoo Borns book for "grown-ups." So cute! Squee!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrianne

Great tie-in with Zooborns! My kids love that site and would be so excited to have the kids' Zooborns book. I'm going back to staring at the pink-beribboned Baby Cthulhu now.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I WANT!!! I WANT!!!!! And I don't care which one. SO CUTE (tho I also have a thing for tigers, so I like the first cover better.)

The detail on the teddy bears..!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

So cute! I'd love Zoo Borns! the first.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill B.

Love Love Love that sculpted giraffe cake a lot!

The book for little kids is perfect, I've got a 10.5 month old and a 3 year old who loves to read to her baby brother. <3

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

The second book, definitely!

I love the no-neck giraffe!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I adore the second book..thanks!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjessica s

I like the Zooborn book for BIG kids! :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

squeee, Tare Panda!! <3

and baby Chthulu!! I think my head asploded.

I desperately want both those books, but I think if I had the one for babies I could share it with my little niece I can teach her to squee. :D

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura McF

And the second book :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley Alley

I loooooove the pandas and the hippo! The cutest! And I second zooborn book is adorable - hope I win!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'd be happy with either one! :) Huge Zooborns fan!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Baby Cthulu rocks!
The "aawwwww" factor was set to high for ALL of these cakes!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

The second book. I would give it to my anthropologist/zoologist friend who introduced me to ZooBorns!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

These are amazing! The baby Chthulu (or perhaps just a Chthulu getting all dolled up) is amazingly creative. You know that was for the parents as much as it was for the child. I haven't read the Zooborns books but with six nieces and nephews under age 7 (and one nephew arriving in April), either would be an awesome win to have on hand for visits! I also work as a doula and keep kids' books on hands for wee siblings-to-be to read while mom labors, so why not add to the bag of tricks? Side note: I can't wait to search online to find a fennec cake! (The big-eared beauty on the cover of the second book is a fennec and is just made for over-the-top cuteness.)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChanel

Makes me want to go borrow someones kid just to have a cake made for them!!

And book #2 please ;)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermegrat7

What an adorable teddy bears cake!

How generous! I would love the first book for children since I work with children.
Thanks for the daily smiles!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjillb-ilslp

I can vouch for Jenn - the tiger is definitely Lisa Frank-esque. I had tons of those folders and pencils and notebooks etc etc etc. But my fave is either the stack o' pandas or the unicorn.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia G

I'd love the one for everybody else :) Too cute!!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia Notebaert

The second book would be my choice. Although the panda cake is really what I want - adorable.


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterclaire

I would love to get the baby one for my 5-month old daughter but would be happy with either one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Both books look sweet, but if I have to choose I'll take the second one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Adorable cakes, and just in time! My son is turning 1 soon and I needed some inspiriation! Thanks!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHerrings4

Love all those super-cute cakes. As for the books, either one would be fine.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa J.

I love the unicorn with the combover. Since I have 2 girls who are in love with all animals, especially baby ones, I would like to have the Zooborns geared to younger readers. Thanks! I love your blog. So funny...


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpaigegant

Just sat here with my 16 month old and we ooooo'd and ahhhhh'd together.... LOL Great post today!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

Is it too late? Is it? I want a book! Any book!

These Sweets are just adorable, and the 'first' cake? I don't believe. It's just perfect!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamara Seidel

I think these cakes are just too cute!!! The "Lisa Frank" tiger cake really brought me back to grade school too! It was just so GGGRRREEEAAATTT!!! (as Tony the Tiger may say. I would love to have the first book listed. Thanks for offering to share them!

Lisa K

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Oh my God, baby Cthulu. Awesome.

I'd love either book so much!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermadelineusher

We love the first Zooborn book, so fun!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

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