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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: Heart Attack!

Do you Can you make that little growly noise in the back of your throat? Do you often talk like Antonio Banderas while wearing silk fencing pants? (More importantly, do they even make silk fencing pants?)

If so, then this post is for you.

But everyone else will probably like it, too.

And that's really saying something, guys.

By Little Bird Bakery

Finally, chocolate icing done right! Don't the swirls look like little bird nests?

With Valentine's Day being a more intimate holiday [rawr], we see lots of sweet mini-cakes for the occasion:

By CakeMyDay

Love the simplicity of those stripes.

By Rouvelee's Creations

This technique of overlapping the edge with a heart border is genius. GENIUS, I say.

Ack! So cute!

Here's a beautifully made version of Bakerella's box of chocolates cake:

By Ban Bakes - In Paris

And your Fondant-Free Sweet of the Week:

I'm told this is Francois the Skunk, but by any name, he's stinkin' adorable.
(See what I did there?)

Also adorable: Bubba's bubbly bumblebees:

Hey, they got it right!

The cake to mend broken hearts?

Or at least put a few stitches in them, anyway.

Every now and then I still have to explain to people that I don't hate cupcakes; I hate cupcake cakes. [ptooie!] However, this created a whole new misunderstanding when they started making those giant cupcake-shaped pans. Granted, most of the cupcake-shaped cakes I've seen are also pretty wrecky, but the form itself isn't the problem.

After all, there are still gems like this:

By gabby cupcakes

Seriously, check out the texture on the icing "icing." (Heh.) It looks like a gigantic spatula smoothed it on: just perfect!

And now some regular size cupcakes:

Also by gabby cupcakes

I'll take the owl and the center double heart, please.

Louise over at Cake Journal has long been one of my favorite bakers:

Everything she makes is sweet, simple, and absolutely flawless.
And I am so jealous.

And finally, a Sweet that reminds me of a cheery, old-fashioned carnival:

In a really good way, of course.

Now, who's ready [eyebrow waggle]...for love?

Or maybe a slice of cake?

Yep, right there with you. Pass the milk, please. ;)

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

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Reader Comments (56)

my purpose today is to urge other single peeps to buy themselves lovely cakes, beautiful cupcakes, and/or stunning lingerie.. . .

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSana

Absolutely love the skunk. Fabulous cake.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGlasgow Cakes

Also, someone finally got the tree stump cake right.

I still hate fondant though.

My WV is "redard" and I could make a joke but it would be deeply inappropriate and offensive, so I won't.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

That stitched/quilted teddy cake has to be one of the best Sweets so far; not only does it look amazing, but it also manages to look delicious (something marzipan fails at, usually).

~Ashlee | Handmade gemstone jewellery

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshlee

That cupcake cake is enough to inspire a mad rush for baker-wannabes to buy their own <a href="> giant cupcake pan </a>...

That cake with the roses is pretty fantastic.

Love, love, all of these.

February 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Those are the flippin' cutest bees in existence.

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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