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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)

OMG! The baby cakes are sooooo adorable! I wish I had a baby so I could have a baby cake! Maybe I'll have one anyway...

And I would love the zoobaby book!! :)

Thanks for sharing pure cake awesomeness!!!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

two of your most loyal followers are my 6 & 3 year olds, they remind me daily to look at "the cake channel" and love Sunday Sweets. They would love, love, love the kids book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCorinneG

That giraffe? Oh my gosh... who knew being neck-less could be so cute!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhaley

I think my grand daughter would really like the first book. She intends to grow up, go to vet school, and work in a zoo with baby animals. (She's 9, and has serious plans.)

LadyC (Often reading, rarely commenting.)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheron

OMG so cute! I'd love the second book. Thanks, guys, you make my Sundays better! :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Angry Jackalope


I absolutely ADORE the unicorn cake!! Sooooo cute!

And I like the 2nd book...although I'd take either one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

The '20s hairstyle is so much better on a baby zebra than it would be on a guy.
And my girls have Lisa Frank coloring books right now that look just like that tiger (except they tend to make them pink and purple.) Book #1 would be their choice.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

Who knew Cthulu was such a cute baby? I wonder when things started to turn . . .

PS- If I win your draw, please send me the kids version of the book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Oh, my! My daughter would love the second book! She is all about animals right now :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersalamandermuse

I like the first book! Also, that first cake is from a bed set that I bought for my first baby!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I'd love the second book! And I don't know if I can stand any more adorableness today!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

I love the first zooborn book! However I'm not that picky. My daughters LOVE baby animals and would just adore either book the same way we awwwed at today's cakes.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMooseRepellant

I would like either book but prefer the 2nd.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

These are all just too cute! And I'd love the first book as I'm expecting my first baby's arrival any time now :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

Thanks so much for sharing these books! If I had to choose, I'd go with the 2nd one. If not, I'll just come back to visit baby Cthulu. (Genius.)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLibby

Um...Pandas and nesting dolls are seriously two of my favorite things (true story: I actually *do* have Panda nesting dolls).
my kiddos would love the first book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

Everyone of those was more jaw-droppingly cute than the last! Awww. I love them. My kids would love the book for the new rain-gutter bookshelf is DIY'ed last weekend!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

The zooborns site and sunday sweets are two of my favorite sites for adorableness! I would be immensely happy with either book. =)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I would love the one for kds for my 10 month old and my baby thays still in my belly! -mandyshoe baldwin

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermandyshoebaldwin

I would love the second book.

That baby dragon....sooo cute.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I read Sunday Sweets with my kids every Sunday - these were awesome! We like the first Zooborn book with uber cute baby tiger :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha Rene'

Aww, I'd like the book with the baby tiger on the front - I work with special needs children and could use it there...and then take it home and use it to draw from too.....
Love that life-like tiger cake!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

I like the looks of the first book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie of Blue Gables

I'd be happy with either book, but if I HAD to choose... I'd choose the first book and give it to my nephew & nieces. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLesley

I would love, love, love the baby animals book for my kids! They're still bebehs themselves and they like learning about animals. And seeing cute baby animals.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValerya Baker

I'd love the second Zoo Borns book! And the sleeping dragon is the CYUUUUUUTEST thing ever!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

OMG baby Chthulu! Those tentacles up the sides somehow manage to be cute, and I love it!

Can I be in the running for the second book, please?

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristy S.

zOMG i love cute stuff. i would adore either book. great post today, guys :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralaina

Wow!!! Those are wonderful!
Omg! Need a book.
Oo oo oo!! Me, Mr Kotter!
In Atlanta

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

I thought the pandas were adorable until I scrolled down to the teddy bear cake. Adorable does not even begin to cover it. :D

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I'm all for either book... my kid and I would share either one!

And John, normally you are right on with the cuteness, but this week I'll have to fight you on one of these cakes.

A multi-size stack of black and white binoculars does not a stack of cute pandas make!

~ Sarah

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Rosenzweig

Either one would be perfect.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mauermans

Zooborn! My husband would never let me have that book. I would start begging for all the cute little squishy babies!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShay

Awww baby Chtulu! I'd never have tought of that.

Hmmm if I must pick....I'd say I want the first one for kids because my daughter likes books as much as I do and she's got more room on her book shelf.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDani

OMG, that Cthulhu cake is the most adorable ever! Want to make one for a friend :) I'd like the second book, so pick me, please! :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhattalahutta

I absolutely love the cuddly combo of baby animals and cake. It's so endearing!
I'd probably love either books if I win. But considering I'm not a small child, the second one would be a better fit.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Adams

I would love the second Zooborn book! Please pick me!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter*tara*

So Cute! I would love the one for the kids. Both of my kiddos would love it.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui

Anytime I need a smile I know I can come to your sites.
And if I'm lucky enough to get one of the books. I'll take the one the other person doesn't want. When it comes to cute, I'm not picky!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Oh my freaking god, I think I'm going to have cavities. o_O The dragon cake nearly did me in and then there were pandas...

That second book is really cute, btw, but I fear it would murder me.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwittyndelicious

I would totally pee my pants to win the second book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUtahMillers

Wow! The adorableness overwhelms! i'd prefer the second book, but the first book would be cool too. By the way, are these somehow Russian koalas disguised as pandas?

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngelica

Too much cute! Can I handle a book?


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

either book, my kiddies would loove!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterannaliza photography

I'd like the second book! Oh my goodness, so much cute!


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlinwenster


Also, I wouldn't mind the big kid book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

the hippo's swirly little nostrils are the cutest thing on this page, but not by much.

and the second book has like 120 more pages of cute than the first, decision made!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

This blog is one of my Sunday treats. Either book would be welcome in this house - thanks for the opportunity. I may have to do some baking this afternoon. Norine

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I really want the second ZooBorn book but I don't have anything clever to say, so I'll just rag on you for misspelling Cthulhu.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie C.

Would LOVE either book, but the one for kids definitely looks cutre! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRandi

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