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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: Tour De Force

So you saw what our fabulous tour bakers made for each of our show stops yesterday, but here's what happens when they pull out ALL the stops:


Feast Catering (Atlanta, GA)


The BPA Club did an awesome job with our cakes, of course, but they actually specialize in pastry and chocolate sculptures like these:


BPA Club from Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC)


I cannot get over how delicate these peonies are! (Or are they daisies?) 

A Cake To Remember (Richmond, VA)


I love this graphic punch:

Charm City Cakes (Baltimore, MD)


Two words: WOW. WOW.

Truly Custom Cakery (Philadelphia, PA)


From traditional elegance to modern chic:

A Little Imagination Cakes (Hartford, CT)


Talk about perfection in piping: check out these lines!

The Well Dressed Cake (Boston, MA)


I've tried to feature all wedding cakes so far, but Jenny here specializes in more colorful characters. :D

Geek Sweets  (Ottawa, ON, Canada)


More exquisite piping - just look at that monogram!

Wild Cakes (Toronto, ON, Canada)


And another dash of fun modern styling:

Faithfully Cakes (Pittsburgh, PA)


Such sweet little strawberries:

iHeartCakes (Chicago, IL)


And simply striking stripes!

Linet's Cakes (Oklahoma City, OK)


These little pumpkins are just the cutest:

Savor The Moment Bakery (Dallas, TX)


This is the kind of cake that makes me want to bake again: so fun!

It's A Piece Of Cake (Houston, TX)


And how can I resist my favorite color?

Blue Note Bakery (Austin, TX)


And last but not least, this brush embroidery and ruffles are the stuff cool-blue dreams are made of:

Cut The Cake (Orlando, FL)


Hope you enjoyed our extended Sweets today, everyone, and thank you again to all our amazing bakers who helped make the Winter Underlined Tour a wreck-less success!

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!

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Reader Comments (36)

I am always floored by the wonderful creativity that you post on Sunday. Prepares me for the wrecks the rest of the week.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterev

How sweet :D

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The pink and blue winter cake has me transfixed! Gorgeous and whimsical!

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Allworthy

Whats with the "chocolate sculpture"? It looks like a pile of cow patties. I'm just saying.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMRR

Yep, those are peonies! And the "stucco" texture on that cake? Fan. Tab. U. Lous!

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB3

So excited to be included in the amazingness:-) Really great stuff up there!!
Can't wait to see the next time we make it into your Hall of Goodness!!

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaimz

I'm going to have to agree with the person saying the "chocolate sculpture" looks like cow patties. Otherwise, everything is adorable, but that one just put me off my lunch.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

OOH Pretty!
yes peonies and jasmine ,they look too small for stephanotis.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

Those are breathtaking! So much ingenuity and unbelievable skill being demonstrated. I am just in awe.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEve

Definitely daisies.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGemma

I adore the peonie'd cake from A Cake to Remember. A beautiful, unique fondant-free look! I want that at my wedding (though I'm broke and not engaged...*cough*).
Also, that orange cake--especially the base layers--is stunning.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzombiekim

Hope they won't be offended if they ask how did I find out about them, and I have to reply, "Oh, I saw your cake on Cakewrecks!"

As for the chocolate sculpture, it looks like a tower of cookies and solid chocolate.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

Did a regular wreck make it in here by mistake... I mean the chocolate tower>

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBea

I vote daisies. Gerber daisies.

Doesn't #12 look just a little like a cell? Not the motif I would want for my wedding, but to each his / her own.

#15 Pleeeease? (The bakery's name immediately set my internal sound track to Average White Band.)

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

The black and white striped cake could be featured in "The Night Circus"! Love the peony cake too.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Love the orange cake (is it leaning just a little bit?), the flowers on the 3rd cake are peonies.
My favourite has to be the Charm City one :)

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I like the decoration on the orange cake, but the shape of it seems a little off-- if they were aiming for a topsy-turvy cake, it's not tilted enough; if they were trying for a regular cake, it looks a bit tilted and off-center. Could just be the photo, though.

And say what you want about the BPA Club sculpture, it looks like a chocolate dessert that is beautiful and at the same time not too fancy to eat.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Sorry, that 2nd one is a cake wreck nonpareil complemented by a lovely orange fascinator.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergabsmom

Ok, I never post, but I had to say it: these have to be the most beautiful wedding cakes ever shown on this website.
Can I get married multiple times to get all these cakes? (And I want the "Strawberry Shortcake" one for my babyshower when I get pregnant with a girl!!)

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLy

Peonies, definitely peonies and the little white flowers are phlox. It amazes me the broad spectrum of cakes you show. There's everything from stuff that shouldn't even grace a garbage can to items that look museum quaility. I love it! Great to see you in Pittsburgh!!!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen Cory

As much as I like the delicate pale blue "embroidered" cake, the one that caught my eye is the one with the draped lavender layer in the middle. I would hang a framed copy of that picture on my wall. It's striking.

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

actually the little white flowers are bouvardia. phlox is too large and rounded plus, in real life would be too delicate for wedding work. stephanotis is the correct petal shape but too large. :)

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

I've seen CPPC's competition team at work (not their B&P folks), and I know they have a really good, well-respected culinary program. But yeah...cow patties. Maybe it's just the angle and lighting? Whatever; I'd still eat it, because chocolate.

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

Lovely stuff all around! I do have to give props to Blue Note Bakery for the cake bars they brought in. The Honey Rum fondant was just TO DIE FOR!! And one doesn't usually say that about fondant. Yummy!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

I am in love with that black, white, and blue cake with the red flowers on top. The color combo is amazing and it has that flimsy but sturdy element going on with it that gives it that extra kick. I can't believe that something that beautiful could be eaten at a wedding!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I have to agree with the others...the chocolate sculpture cake looks like stacked cow patties. *blargh* A little wreckery in an otherwise beautiful Sunday Sweets collection hehe

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

Charlotte Piedmont Community College represent! My hubby took some classes there and I was offered an adjunct position soooooo I am obviously closely connected to that BPA whatchamacallit thingy!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

That orange cake absolutely MUST be served in this room:

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhippopo

The Charm City Cakes one may be the most awesome cake I have ever seen. EVER.

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentererin k

I adore the Strawberry Shorcake cake!

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Thomas

The Sunday Sweet ladies of Blue Note Bakery did my wedding cakes! Mine was a simple three-tier, but my Groom's cake was incredible! My husband loves Scrabble, and monkeys. I love Scrabble and penguins. So...we had a sculpted penguin and monkey playing a giant game of Scrabble!. We used the giant super-deluxe board that rotates as the model, and spelled out "WooHoo! Caleb Married Amy Today" in tiles. If I can find a good picture, I'll have to send it in to you :-)

and mylanta those peonies are gorgeous.

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissAmynae

very pretty and I think her cake very tasty ..

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December 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjelly gamat gold

i like cake ..

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December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKEEGAN

OK, the topper on cake #2 is sweet and done with obvious skill but I'm sorry the rest of that cake falls into the wreck division. What's with the leaning tower of precariously perched cow pies? Or should I say, bovine booty biscuits?

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLicia


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