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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)

So sweet! Regarding the Zooborns books, my first choice would be the second one (the "for everyone" edition). But if I received the children's edition, that would be cool, too!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarebabe

The kid one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPterodactyl

Aww all the cakes are so adorable!'re making me decide between cuteness and adorableness?
I'd take either!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprincesslila

What a wonderful way to wake up on a Sunday! Those cakes were too cute.... If by some miracle my name is chosen, I'd definitely go for the second book! But you can't go wrong with any book about baby animals <3

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Second one. This has been one of my favorite Sunday posts!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFelicia Lynne

I love the pink hippo and the nesting pandas who eat borscht! I would love the first zooborn baby animal book! Love Cakewrecks!
Erica F. Columbus, OH

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterejf061982

Those cakes are super adorable! I heart the tigers.

Um, uh, the second book? Yeah.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

I would love to get the Zooborns. And I love the panda cakes! Amazingly adorable and I kind of want that cake in stuffed animal form.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChocolatier

I fully expected this post to end with a pregnancy announcement.

SO ADORABLE. I particular love baby cthulu and the stackable pandas...awwww.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpearljammies

I feel a maternal obligation to show a preference for the first book. Then I could read it to my baby, who has been dubbed "cuter than baby animals" by his older brother.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa G

The teddy bears are so freaking cute! I'll take either book and enjoy it immensely. I suspect my cat will also enjoy seeing the photos.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

I love these cakes! The giraffe cake is just so cute! I would love the first Zooborn book. I'm pregnant with our first child, a little boy, and it would be a great addition to his nursery! Thanks!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney Mortensen

Absolutely impossible to decide which book is cuter. I think my cute-o-graph has broken after all those cakes.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiane

Love the animal cakes! They bring the "awwwww" and make want to spend ridiculous amounts of money on my daughters next birthday cake...

I'd love either book!

Kate E.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Uh. I can has fennec foxy?

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBing

The giraffes on cakes are AWESOME I now know what I want to ask for as my toddler's 2nd birthday cake.

Speaking of Toddlers the first book would be awesome on many a level for our little guy.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThat redheaded one

That neckless giraffe is the cutest!!! I would love the second book! It looks like the kind of book everyone in our house would 'ooh' and 'aww' over. :-)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

I never thought I'd see the day when I saw a Chthulu and said "Awwwww!"

I'd prefer the book for children- I have a 2 year old who would love it!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Oh, all those cute baby animals!! If I won, I would enjoy either, but I would prefer the second one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

The baby Chthulu did it for me. I'm officially done for the day and it's not even 10am! Ah! And I'll take either book! If I *have* to choose, it'll be the babies though. My own babies at home will love it. <3

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterToy Store Mistress

I would ♥ the second book. Whatever that cute little animal on the cover is, it's so sweet!

When you see such cute pictures, your stomach goes all mushy and you get that cute overload feeling. ♥♥♥

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica A.

Those nesting pandas are pretty cute even if they eat bamboo, not eucalyptus. Adorable Koalas eat eucalyptus. But they're both cute so who cares. I want the adult Babyborns book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervgracebutterfly

Oh must have panda cake!

And I'd take either book but if I must choose then...the grownup version.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnissa

Definitely digging the second book! And everything else in today's post. My heart is about to burst from all the cutieness!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I love the second book! So cute! (Just like todays cakes)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCori Q. Photography

I like both but the 2nd is too much.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDedi

the hippo cake makes me sublimely happy. probably b/c i want a hippo for my very own. i have a plan!

and i'd love either book, but i'll be a selfless aunt and ask for the first, b/c my niece would love the cuddly baby animals.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I'd love to have the first one for my daughter - she's wild about animals!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

I would absolutely love either book, but would prefer the first (I'm a daycare teacher, the kids would LOVE it)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChelsy J

Oh! How sweet! All the cakes were just awesome today!!

And the books? My son would love the first one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Love the teddy bears, just as I would love either book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

So sweet! I would love to win the second book - the one for grown ups. Because I am a serious grown-up lady who wuvs the sweetie wittle faces of the babies!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

How embarrassed am I that I don't know what a Chthulu is? Google, here I come. . .

And for the record, I like the first book for kids. I have a toddler with a baby animal fixation.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I LOVED the dragon cake! Just remember not to wake it, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

I'd like the first book with the tiger.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRamona

The second book looks choc full of cuteness.

I cannot get over Unicorn cake. It's my birthday tomorrow and I kind of wish it was my cake D:

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwonderwhatif

Zoo Borns for little so cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCori

Cuteness! Starting my day with the Sunday Sweets really is the only good thing about working Sunday mornings...
I'm probably of the age where I should prefer the second book, but I would take either! *crossing fingers*

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

I love Zooborns! I put the grownup version on my xmas list, but nobody came through for me. It's hard to resist baby animals!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroohlookasquirrel

Those are adorable cakes!!! Thank you for sharing the sweetness!!!

That second book would be awesome for my kids!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam

OMG...Baby Chthulu for the win! <3 That baker is crazy talented.

As for books, the animal on the second one is so cuuuutte!!

Pam W.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

My toddler would love the ZooBorns kids book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Love the cuteness cakes! Especially the Pandas! I am a baby animal fan! Would love either book,but the first would be good for my kiddos!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Romana

such sweet sunday sweets.

I would like either book, cause I'm just that easy.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMillard Care & Rehab


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK

Pick me! Pick me! My kids would love the kid Zooborn book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I'd gladly accept either of them! Too cute

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

well that wasn't the account I meant to be signed in as :-0


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMillard Care & Rehab

I like the first one, but would be happy with either!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannahNoel

I like the second book, and also the cake with the tiger stalking the monkey and giraffe :D

Krystine M

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrystine

The 'everyone else' second book if I win please!

but holy mother of all things cute and adorable! no one should ever make me a cake as cute as those because I would try and hug it and that would be messy and awkward :(

also omg your book was on UK tv on friday 'The Graham Norton Show' and Kate Hudson totoally loved your book haha! I was all yaaaaay for Cakewrecks!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlexy

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