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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'll take either book. Every cake on this post is oh so awww.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergigi

How fun! If I'd win I'd love either one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Those were all really adorable! Hard to think of Chthulu as cute, but she totally made it so!
Both of those Zooborn books are really cool, maybe I would prefer the second one. However, either of them would be welcome in my library and enjoyed by my entire family.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermeagan43

I'm the baker who created the tiger cake! My name is Theresa Gue. It was at the New York Cake Convention. His name was Lionel, for irony's sake.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

After I finished reading this post and moved on to a new tab, something started niggling at me. And the something is this:
Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves, not pandas. Pandas eat bamboo. I mean I know your pandas are of the Russian Nesting variety, but eucalyptus trees grow in Australia so they're about as not-Russian as you can get...?

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHayley M

I would love the Zooborns book for adults, but either would be fantastic. The baby Cthulhu cake is wonderful! :D


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~Sarah~

My boys would love that children's book. So cute!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

The stacked Pandas/Binoculars were a little on the creepy side for me, but the rest were adorable.

Giraffe with no neck, seems to be missing the point, but cute nonetheless. The tigers all rock, because tigers DO.

Would be delighted with EITHER book. Love the baby tiger, love the big-eared whatever-that-is.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Writing Goddess

the second zooborn book!!!

Sara O.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My boys would love a book about baby animals!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen W

i think the panda cake is the cutest thing ever! and the combover unicorn is the best sort of cupcake cake :) Meg

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG! adult zooborns for me please!
Adorable cakes today! Wish people would order fun cakes from me at my bakery. *shakes fist*

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTauney Owl

love the pandas. i would love the book for the kid. i have to little girls who love you blog we look at it all the time. my little girls say aww thats cute about the cakes on you blog

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermacattak19

OMG these cakes are so cute I can't stand it. I like the first Zooborn book, but my niece would love looking at either one! :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentere.m.

I love baby animals!

Though the unicorn with a combover was my absolute favorite this time.

The second Zoo book is adorable. I <3 sand foxes. When I worked at the zoo I used to go visit them constantly.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeti

I love that giant eared baby on the second book!! I hope I win!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKitty

Sooo adorable! I would like the second book if chosen. Thanks!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercoasterkim

Ah so cute! I love the little pandas!
Also, I like the baby animals Zooborn book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I don't think I can stand the baby Cthulu! It is literally the cutest thing I have seen all day!

Oh man, I love Zooborns! Especially the one with the Fennec fox on the cover *hinthint*

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I would love the first one to share with my daughter!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWillow

The second Zooborns book is the one for me!

Also, omg. Unicorn combover. I never knew I was missing that in my life until right now.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMackenzie

Oh, THE BABY WHITE TIGER BOOK!!! *sniff* I suddenly feel as if I cannot live without his adorable little innocent face.

My fingers, they are crossed.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRhapsody

I love these! I'd love the little kid book for my daughter.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Love the first book. Thanks!

Love. Love. Love. CakeWrecks.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusana

My sister is having her first child in March, so I think the ZooBorns! would be a cute extra gift for her.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayla G.

Ohhh my kids would love to see either one of those books. And I can't get over the cuteness of the Sunday Sweets.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangelirish19

Too cute for words! The cakes This week are amazing as always. I would love to have the second book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle M.

awww! too cute! we'd like the one for kids. Thanks

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

I LOVE, LOVE the baby hippo. That such awesome work! I would love to win the first one, my kids would really enjoy it.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

My kids wouldn't care which super cute book came to our house so feel free to send either one! ;)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValinda

So absolutely awesome today! (And every day but today makes me all verklempt.)

And BTW, I want the 2nd book. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer R.

i am so taken with these cakes today. each one is just oh-so-cute!!! i am unable to pick a favorite, tho the 1st, 2nd, and last really stand out for me. (especially all the polka dot work on the 2nd cake -- i am a sucker for that.)

oh, and all this cuteness AND a giveaway! that'd be awesome! (the first one please.)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichael

That tiger is AMAZING, and I love the baby hippo!

I like the first book. :)

I really love your blog, though. ;)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I would love the second book. My boyfriend and I have been looking for the perfect coffee table book and what's better than a book of cute animals? We read cake blogs every day and we love your Sunday Sweets =]

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I love baby cakes - especially since you know they're really for the adults, as one year olds don't generally appreciate the artistry that goes into something like that...

I'd love the kids Zooborn book - i makes a great gift!

- Susie SC

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Shea

Would love the 2nd book for my little girls!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMamaluuv

If I was ever going to have kids I am sure my husband would insist on baby chthulu. Too cute!

just in case-zooborn kids book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

TOO CUTE! All of these cakes are too cute for words! I would love to share either book with my niece but if given the choice- the first one!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa G.

Giraffe made of cake is much less smelly than giraffe made of giraffe. Also, I would love the book for big kids (#2)!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiza

I think both books look wonderful, and the niece who's having a baby tomorrow would appreciate either...but my daughter says that baby foxes aren't nearly as cute when they're first the first book, please. And thank you!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

Yay for adorable animals. The panda cake was my favorite. Oh and the second book looked pretty adorable too :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

I love the Cthulu cake.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPixie

Adoramazing, thanks for sharing. I have a niece/nephew due any day now, so I'd love the kids book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErinUndomiel

Everyone should have a baby unicorn with a combover! Or a handlebar mustache. You know...either or...

I like the book with the adorable dog on the front!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCyHo

the first book, please, for my niece who's having a baby girl tomorrow!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

so cute i can't stand it!!! loving the sleeping dragon and the comb over unicorn!
---the second book would put the cuteness in our house over the top!---

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjodi

Baby Cthulu for the win! My mind is disintegrating into squishy goodness!

Regarding the giveaway: My kiddo would love the little kids' book.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I'd love the second Zooborn book. I can't wait to see the adorable-palooza inside!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

The panda one is my favorite! I'd love to get the adult Zooborns book!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge Chen

I LOVE those cakes! My kids are learning animal names and sounds so if I were to happen to win, the kids book would be GRRRR-EAT! :0P

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOne Tired Momma

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