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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: Haunted Tour

[Dog howling]

[rusty gate creaking]

[muffled organ music]

Knock... Knock... Knock...

By Giggy's Cakes and Sweets

Oh, hello there. Do come in. You're just in time for some Halloween "entertainment." Just brush those cobwebs aside and make your way into this unnecessarily cold and dimly-lit foyer.

Tonight, you will join me on a tour through some of the creepiest, spookiest, and most haunting Sweets we've ever featured. Are you FRIGHTENED? {Evil snicker...} Excellent.

Follow me into the next room where I have a little treat waiting for you.

This was our last visitor:

By Becky S.

We thought he'd beheaded home by now.


Ahh, and please allow me to introduce my blushing bride:

By Debbie Does Cakes

If I can be frank, our marriage is a real scream.


Follow me into the laboratory where our scientists are tinkering with a few experiments...

Submitted by Miranda P. and made by Sami L.

We'll leave him be. It looks like he's got a lot on his mind.


Do be careful walking into this next room. You never know what might cross your path.


By Sandra (socake)

Oh, don't worry; she doesn't bite... hard.


Keep your eyes peeled while you're walking through the toy room. Someone might be in there clowning around...

By Mamma Jamma Cakes

Yes, his eyes and hair have a ghoulish glow, but that's only because he's so happy to have someone new to play with.


Did you notice our Jack O' Lantern?

By Dena's Sweetly Unique Cakes

I think there's candy inside. Why don't you reach your hand in to get some?


Or grab yourself an apple! I promise they're not poisoned.

By Mamma Jamma Cakes

Although they do have a bit of a bite.


Is that a shiver I detect? Then perhaps we should avoid the basement:

By Cake Rhapsody

It tends to give people goosebumps*.

(*Modeled after the second Goosebumps book, Stay Out of the Basement.)


I'm sorry, is my little tour making your skin crawl?

By DeadBright

I could lighten things up with a few jokes. They'll have you in stitches, I promise.


Oh, and stay on your toes as we enter the old Victorian ballroom. You never know what spirits might still be dancing around in here.

Submitted by Kelinda S. and made by Cake Opera Co.


Did you feel that?

I could have sworn I saw something in the corner there.

I must be imagining things.

Well, I'm afraid you must be leaving now. The missus and I are expecting more guests this evening. But don't forget our creepies and the crawlies, our spooks and scares, our evil demons and ghostly ghouls!!

After all, we want you to sleep well tonight.

LIKE THE DEAD, in fact.

Mwuaaah haaaa haaaa!



Oh, and don't miss the gift shop on your way out; we have rock candy and postcards for 50% off!


And one last thing:

By Rosebud Cakes



Have a sweet to nominate? Send it to sundaysweets [at] cakewrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (82)

The spookiest thing about today's cakes is seeing someone with my name (only with an "e" instead of my "a")--obviously not something I see every day...or ever. The cakes are, as always on a Sunday, AWESOME; but Halloween editions, by default, just make everything a whole other level of fab. Wish I had one to celebrate my 17th anniversary tomorrow (Oct 31st)!

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKalinda S.

Can't call it a Sunday "Sweet" if you're going to include a clown cake. No one should make a clown cake, not ever!

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Those are not Victorian ladies. The Victorian Era was from 1837 until 1901. These women are dressed in fashions from the mid 1700's.

That skin cake needs some tattoos to look REALLY creepy.

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn H

I could NOT eat that skin cake. I don't think I could be in the same room with people who did. Who would want to eat a skin cake? Who are these people?!?

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

The brain-surgery head looks an awful lot like my ex-boyfriend's. Therefore, I find it extra amusing.

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpacedInvader

Somebody has been riding the Haunted Mansion a few too many times ;-)
I was loving the bendy straws and brains until I got to the skin cake. Freaky.

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I would love to have a cake like the skin cake at a party!
I thought of a good caption for it. "'re about a size 14, right?"

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Yeah... Cake Opera, who made the lady cakes, def says on their website they are inspired by Marie Antoinette's France. Which was about 100 years before the Victorian era.

And I know the silver lady is wearing a Doctor Death mask, but what's Halloweeny about the other two?

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIseult

I think that black cat cake is the coolest cake I've ever seen!

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

Totally freaky. There is no way that apple is cake! Amazing!

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

Fabulous Sunday. It's hard to pick a favorite.
I must say, though, I envision ordering a victorian hottie like one in the pictures, and getting some plastic barbie body with cruddy cake skirt horribly gone wrong.

p.s. the skin cake game me the willies.

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

First and foremost, that skull cake is amazing! I love how shiny the teeth are! Now if only it had little orange lights in the eyes (a la Bob from the Dresden Files).
On the other had, I don't believe that I've ever been so repulsed by a baked good as I am with that skin cake. Ugh...

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKinipayla

Oh. My. Gosh.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! THAT CLOWN IS STARING INTO MY SOUL!!! It looks like the kind of clown that wants to drag you to hell with it!
On the other hand... I SERIOUSLY love the Apple cake! :)

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterXion

Yay! You posted a cake from the wonderful Cake Opera co.!

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

What a fabulous collection, the skin one did make me feel queezy!. That's made my Halloween, much thanks!

October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGlenys @ Cupcake City

That clown is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo creepy!

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNamine

I'm with Megan and Helene- that clown cake was freaking creepy!!! AACCKKK!! I'm not a clown 'fraid-y cat either, but YIKES!!!

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAng

The zombie cake (the one with the little zombies with bendy straws, sucking the brains of the guy) was made by a culinary arts student at the college where I work. She displayed it in the cafeteria, and sold brain cupcakes (which had a red fruit filling and were gruesome and yummy). I believe the face of the guy whose brain is being sucked out is based on one of the culinary arts teachers.

The picture was taken with my phone. When I saw that cake (months ago), I knew it had to be a Sunday Sweet. Thanks Jenn!

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda P.

Loved the first and last cakes. Anything with a haunted house I tend to like. That last cake is just wonderful. And very creepy as well. Lovely off to sleep..maybe lol.

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

The skull cake was my birthday cake, so happy to see Becky getting some recognition for her amazing work, not only was the skull stunning to look at it tasted amazing. By the way it was a Jack Daniels flavoured skull! Rock'n'roll!

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermatt

Can you ask jen to re-upload "whats this"? When she gets back of course. I really miss it! it doesn't work on my computer!

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Your commentary made me feel right back in the Haunted Mansion. Your Jungle Cruise credentials are standing you in good stead. Thanks for the laughs!

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay

#1 A fine example of Post-Victorian architecture.

#2 Alas, poor Victor, I knew him well.

#3 Great Anti-Victorian hairstyle.

#4 The eyeglass frames give the head a Victorian appearance.

#5 The cat who modeled for this is probably named Victoria.

#6 Victor the clown, from IA.

#7 Victor? Eeee, ugh!

#8 A peeling.

#9 This basement was built during the V______ era.

#10 All this needs is a Death's Head moth. Named Victor.

#11-13 You know.

#14 There's a Victor or Victoria connected with this in some way.

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Re: Skin Cake,

"It puts the frosting in the basket"

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghanF

How did they make the snake? No way is that cake.

And how did they make the apple look THAT MUCH like a real genuine honest to God apple???

Makes me want to take a good cake decorating course... only there's probably no work...

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

The coloring on that Bride of Frankenstein cake is so spot on, for a second I thought it was photographed in black and white. It's just unbelievable! As for the clown...*shudders, thinks of happy place*

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I was okay until I got to the clown cake!

That skull cake would be great for Dia de los Muertos.

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

The cat cake reminds me of one of my favourite childrens books. I can't remember the name, but there was a dark, dark house, and inside that was a dark, dark room, and inside that was a dark, dark cat. Or something like that.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeehummingbird

As if clowns didn't already scare the living bejesus out of me... now I've seen this cake, I can never shut my eyes again. What's wrong with you people??!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

The clown cake is going to haunt me forever!!! But the detail is amazing!! Also, the skin cake is freaking awesome!!!!

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

I heard that commentary in my head in Vincent Price's voice: the Awesomeness almost cancelled out the clown trauma...

November 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMighty Spork

Late to the party-- Catching up on my Wreckery during those other holidays.

Just wanted to pop in to say that, with their masks, the Marie Antoinette ladies seem to be dressed for Carnival--especially Venetian Carnival, which traditionally has that 18th century vibe. So you could totally recycle them around Mardi Gras time, and I won't mind a bit. They're beautiful.

But the apple is my favorite.

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWinter Maiden

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