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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: Merry Treats!

It's Christmas!!


So what are you doing online?

No, no, I understand; I need little breaks from all that family time, too.

I mean...[eying family]...uh, I like to check Sunday Sweets with my family, too! Yeah. Ahem.

[pointing] Look, over there! Pretty!

By Cotton & Crumbs

 I'm one of those people who goes a little nuts with my wrapping - you know, wrapping the box lids separately and getting all Martha Stewart on the sprigs and sparkly coordinated tags and whatnot - so this is right up my alley. Can you believe that bow? And the ornaments are edible, too!


This giant nutcracker looks like he should be the doorman at FAO Schwarz:

By valscustomcakes under the instruction of Mike's Amazing Cakes.

I'd never guess there was soft squishy cake under there: he looks solid enough to crack walnuts!


Of all the tree cakes I've seen, I think this one is my favorite:

By Sweet Disposition Cakes

It's so bright and cheery - like the Misfit Toys will come bouncing over any second now.


In fact...

By Cakes by Erin

Yep, there they are!


More edible ornaments - this time with an edible box!

By Sweet Designs by Larissa

Could this BE any more realistic? Seriously. At this point I think I'm going to start gnawing on random Christmas decorations around the house, just to be sure.



By Gill Smith

Thank you.

(At least, I *think* that's a figgy pudding. To be honest, I've never seen an actual figgy pudding, and have long suspected it's some kind of holiday euphemism.)


When you see so many gravity-defying and technically advanced cakes, it's easy to take things for granted. For example, how do you think they got these edible reindeer to match the exact curve of the cake?

Submitted by Janina M. and made by Sugar Sweet Cakes & Treats

I know that silicone molds were involved, but beyond that, I'm stumped. And very impressed.


Here's another brilliant technique:

Submitted by Julie K. and made by i am baker

It's like pleated ribbons of icing! Gorgeous, and fondant-free to boot.


Ah, but this one gets even better: like a beautifully wrapped package, the best surprise is inside:



Is that a blue figgy pudding I see?

By Cake Land by Nivia

More importantly: LOOK AT THAT ADORABLE POLAR BEAR. [squee!]


Everyone has a favorite Christmas show, it seems. I love all the classics, of course, but the one I make sure to watch every year is the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I know, I know: you think less of me now. I'm sorry. But I love it.

Which brings me to...

By Jacques Fine European Pastries

This was modeled after the original, too, so you purists can feel free to ooh and ahh. ;)


 And finally:

By Cakes by Samantha


Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!


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Reader Comments (52)

I love Jim Careys Grinch movie as well. One of the things that cracks me up most about it is the "Easter Egg" of sorts they slipped into the middle of the film.

It is during the part where the two matrons are telling the story of how they came to raise the Grinch. It is when the Grinch first arrives, he is hanging in his umbrella from a tree, in the background through a window you can see they are having a party. But here is the best part, it is not just any party, it is what swingers call a key party!! It is where all the men place there keys in a basket and later the ladies come and pick keys from the basket, and that is who they go home with. You can clearly see them placing there keys in a basket of sorts.

It is so obscure most people will see it and not understand, but I have just a twisted enough mind to have caught it. And it cracks me up every time I see it.

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterQBeing

That last one HAS to have those premade little sugar letters. It HAS to.

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWreckophile #1

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