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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'd like the first one for kids, I'd give it to my friend'd 3 year old who I babysit on Sundays. She loves baby animals!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

Vivienne C.

I'd love the Adult Zoo Borns!

OH CRAP! Not ADULT Adult. Just the one not for little kids.
The second book- in which I'm certain all the animals are doing very adorable, yet platonic, non-porny things.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervivichick

I had a baby 3 weeks ago, and I know she'd love the children's zoo book when she gets older :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHouse of Holt

I really enjoyed that panda cake. Too cute!
I do believe that is a baby fennec fox on the second book, and fennec foxes are adorable whether they're big, small, or smaller.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLibby

I want the second book!! squee! (Yes I did just steal Jen's catch phrase... Sorry...)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElsie

I would like to win the second book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

Jessica said...

I'd love the first book because then I wouldn't feel guilty about the ten minutes I devote each day to cake wrecks. I'd just sit my two little girls down with the books and check out cake wrecks! :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OOh the baby animals book would be amazing. my 2 yr old is in speech therapy so im always looking for things to show him and maybe get him talking

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersmscott

The sleeping dragon is just too cute for words. The zebra is pretty great, too. All are too cute to cut up! Love both books, but I guess the one that's not for kids is the one I'd be better off with, sigh...

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

Baby animals are the cutest -- would love the more grown-up book. Thanks for the great sweets today!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

Gaaah, cute overload! I think the kiddo zoobook has to be the one for me!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterriflchik

Awww, these were soooo sweet! If I was lucky enough to win, I'd want the kids' book for my homeschool library, but honestly the other one would work too! ;)

And yeah...will there be a bunch of baby-themed wrecks this week leading up to an announcement about why you're so sensitive this week? :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenniferK

I like the first ZooBorn book. And I love baby giraffes.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAberdonian hard to pick, but great inspiration for a cake for my cousin and her brand-spankin' new baby boy. I'm leaning toward the unicorn cake or the teddy bear cake. As for the book, the 1st one would be dandy.

Thanks for this site. It's part of my daily blog stroll and never fails to cheer me up.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer M.

The adorableness of this post is almost too much! I need to go look at that worm cake to balance things out... hmm... then again... maybe not :)

We would love either book... but if I had to pick, I'd say the second one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Oh, how cute! My family would love the second book listed!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGen H

I would love the baby Zooborn book! Already saw the pictures online and love it!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryson Mortensen

those zooborn books are adorable. I'd love to have both of them. I'm a former zookeeper so my children adore animals by default and these would be an awesome addition to our library.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

Adorable cakes! I'd love either book, my 18 month old Goddaughter can never have enough books.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrazyRedheadChick

Clearly, I must send this link to my giraffe-obsessed coworker AND my giraffe-obsessed cowriter, and my unicorn-obsessed roommate, and my tiger-obsessed student, and - hey. There are no otter or hedgehog cakes. :-P Ah well. No wait, there's a dragon, so I'm good! Oh, and I'm a ZooBorns fan too, so I need to go see if THEY have any new otters... and I like the second book. ;-)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterViolaNut

Awwww Cthuluuuuu

And I'm demanding a nesting panda cake for..... any occasion. I don't care. I just want nesting pandas.

Zooborns are awesome! I'd love either book. Of course, it would mean that I'd never accomplish anything ever again ever.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Oooooh I'd like the second book! I loves me some baby animals.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlanket

I MUST have that unicorn cake!!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

that unicorn was just too cute for words. i'm leaning towards the second book, but either is fine!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrishna Chavda

Oh, Man!!! They are both SO. CUTE!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershang09

Oh oh oh! The first one! It'd go perfect in my school library!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClassroom of Jamie Jay

The baby Cthulhu cake is amazing!! I absolutely love it!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinzie A

So much cuteness this morning! I love the first zooborns book, although I'd probably go into a cute-coma over it. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

They are all so cute! My 4 year old was oohing and aahing over them with me. Either book would be good here, we all love baby animals.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I would love the first book. So cute.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel

So cute! Love todays post!
I'd like Zoo Borns, my daughter would love it!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

That Cthulhu cake is the best thing I have ever seen and I think I will have to recreate it at some point.
ZooBorns for adults sounds great too. (;

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikia

I absolutely love the cakes and as such love the baby zooborn book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

I just tried the one "for everyone who likes cute" from the public library this weekend. My nieces and nephew would love it. And so would the kids at my school library.

Excellent examples of cute baby cakes today!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

These are all so adorable!! The only thing missing is more monkeys (I have called my boys monkeys since before they were born).

We LOVE all things animals around here so would treasure either of the books.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpastrytiff

The first book would be perfect for my little brother! Whether or not I would actually give it to him is another question entirely.... :-P

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily P

Either of these would be wonderful. I'm a sucker for the cute.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChrystal

I'd love the Baby version!


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelaina25

Oh my goodness, those cakes are! Too much! I would love to get either one of those books for my daughter. She's 2 and LOVES animals! She was loving looking over my shoulder at the post today and naming all the animals. :) She's pretty adorable herself so seeing her getting all excited about all the little animals just made my morning.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I was just thinking of going over to zooborns before I wandered over here, and I'm a sucker for fennecs...

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris Wright

This is one of the cutest posts ever! It's so hard to choose a favorite, lol.
I'd love to snag the second book, then my entire family could enjoy it.

Have a great week!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Love the one for little guys. My 3 would totally fight over that book! And the baby Chthulu cake, so awesome!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterResplendentquetzal

The unicorn and the panda are competing for my favorite! Ooooh so cute!

The second book looks like it is the most adorable thing in the world...and informative too!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin D.

I love the dragon so much! It's so colourful and fantastical and happy-making!
I also love fennec foxes, so the second book's my favourite!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKiara

Oh the cuteness!!! Loved the last cake with the bears.

I would love to win the second book. All that adorableness in one book would make a crappy day go away!! Thanks for the contest guys!!

Margaret Williams

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret williams

Would LOVE the first book for my classroom. I agree with Jen, Lisa Frank was AWESOME!!! And also with commenter Deanna - I was expecting a baby announcement at the end of this post!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I love the animal-plushie-cake theme. The giraffe is my favorite, but not by much. I'm glad I never got cakes like this because I probably would have gone right in and given it a big squeeeeze. Then it would have been icky.

PS. Baby animals??? How can you ask me to choose? Although I'm sure my baby sister would give me a million hugs and kisses if I was to bring her the one for kids. And that I couldn't refuse.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerra F.

Love, love, LOVE the baby hippo cake! If I win, I'd also love the first zoo born book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Love, love, LOVE the hippo cake! I'd also love to have the first zoo born book if I win!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Awww! My kids would love either of these books!!! We collect animal books- we love all creatures, great AND small! All these cakes were adorable!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergypsy@Hebrews11:13

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