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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'm amused to see, on the Odelia cake picture, that there is a "Curlz"-like font for Hebrew.

Not sure why that amuses me, but it does!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

The Zooborns for babies! If I don't win it, I'm probably going to buy it anyhow!

Oh who am I kidding, I'm buying one for every little kid I know! :)

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaul, Kaci and Emersen!

I just adore this website, and Sunday Sweets is my favorite. I should be in bed but I have to check it out before I can sleep!

I think the pandas are my favorites, but it's so hard to pick, so I won't.

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy and Ted

1. My kids would adore either book. Woohoo!

2. Those pandas? In Hong Kong, they were called "pa dei hung." It meant...the panda that lies on the floor. LOL He was one of the characters that you could find on keychains, pencils, notebooks, pencil cases...anything sold in a stationary/school shop. I haven't seen him in ages! He was one of my favorites....

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAunt LoLo

I may be too late but here's a comment anyway. I actually had to Google Chthulu and none of the results were as cute as that cake. Love to win the adult book.

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Wild Bear

*want* ZooBorn for older peeps! :)

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Ooohh! My daughters would LOVE the first book.

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Oh wow that teddy bear cake is incredible! I thought at first they were stuffed animals until I realized they really looked super authentic. Must have that cake for my birthday lol.

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Darn! I missed the random picking window. :( We moved into our new house this weekend and just got our internet...and the first thing I did was come check out the Sunday Sweets. They've got me thinking about what we should do for our triplets' first birthday in seven that enough time to plan???

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEdith Salvatore

Ahh, it's Tarepanda! I love it!

I was also a Lisa Frank fan in middle school... I can definitely see that tiger in pink, purple and blue!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i would like to see a monkey cake wearing a crown!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the pandas. Not so sure about the tiger though.

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRuthie

I would prefer the second book if I had to pick, but I would love either of them!

I adore the Cuthulu cake! :D

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

either would be awesome! Maureen

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Put me down as a fan of the second book - my rat terrier, Fred has ears just like that!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy Kidd

I want a Baby Chthulhu cake! I want one NOW!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Oh my goodness, the sleeping dragon!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEG

Ahhhh! Baby Cthulhu! So awesome! :)

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiki

hi 10th &11th cakes are awesome!!!
Birthday cakes in Bangalore

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNitash

Funny Kids cake

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPudding&pie

What, no epcot about the way John spelled "Chthulu" instead of "Cthulhu"? Or is everybody dyslexic? Or is it an on-going joke which I'm missing?

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHerouth



All fixed.


February 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

So cute, LOVE the first book too!

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Eeee!!! The pandas...and teh BABY CTHULU!!! *Melts into a puddle of goo, babbling incoherently*

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLadyhawke82

A little sad that you posted someone's Zebra cake who copied my exact design =0(

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbreanna

Love it.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The panda is actually a Korean character. I can't think of his name right now.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

....... My brain is frazzled from all the cutness... PANDAS!... TEDDY BEARS!... UNICORNS!!!!!!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, the Cthulhu cake had me giggling for a good minute.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosehface

I want a sleeping dragon cake!! I want one NOW! I don't care if i'm turning 25 I want one of THOSE!!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Soooo cute! I am so glad my birthday was on a Sunday this year!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTana

Was away and missed a couple of weeks. Last I knew John was in the is everyone at Cake Wrecks?

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGranny

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