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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

The Super Bowl of Sunday Sweets!


Awww yeah, Cake Wrecks fans, we are NOT going to disappoint on this Super Bowl Sunday! Granted, the three of us know as much about football as we do Japanese ventriloquism, but we wouldn't dream of featuring non-Super Bowl-related cakes on such an auspicious occasion. In fact, today we're going the extra mile and celebrating the entire list of playoff teams with amazing Sweets. Booyah!

First, remember in the playoffs when that guy from the Patriots was all like, "I've got the ball and I'm running toward the goal with it!!"


by Cake Creations by Lisa




Or when that other guy was all, "We're in a team called the Colts! And we're gonna win!"


by Bake Me a Cake



But golly, we were all thrown for a loop when those Jets hit the court!



by Caryn's Cakes



And when they went up against those Falcons, boy... we never could have predicted that thing that happened at that one point there.



by Michelle Cakes




But my favorite part of the playoffs was when that one team fought against the Bears, and the ball went over there and everyone SCREEEEAAAMED!!!

by Layers of Love




And then the Chiefs drove up from that place the Chiefs are from and took the field with a vengeance!

by Doodle Cakes




Yep, football really is the best, right? I mean, it's like magic when the Seahawks hit the ice!



by Naera



And then, oh SNAP! The Ravens came out of nowhere and were at the 40 yard line... the 30... the 20...



Yeah. That's SO Raven.



And the Saints, of course, will hear no evil, see no evil, AND speak no evil against a game as bananas as this. AM I RIGHT?!?



By Andi Cakes






But it was really getting down to the wire when the Eagles came into play. They began to take it easy, and I can't tell you why, but it was like hell froze over! They made the long run and began to take it to the limit!



By the Disneyland Bakery. We think.




And then it all came down to two teams... the Packers and the Steelers.

Man, the Packers traveled all the way from Boston to go head to head against the Milwaukee Steelers.



by Pink Cake Box



But the Steelers were all like, "We're not gonna lose, no way!! We're gonna take that round thing and run until the guy in black and white blows his whistle!"



by The Cake Company: Warrington


Will the Steelers steel themselves to steal a victory? Only time will tell. And 'til then, we'll just keep cheering on our favorite team.



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Reader Comments (134)

Okay, so not to split hairs, but the "Seahawk" is actually Pororo the penguin. It's a famous cartoon in Korea and my daughter absolutely loves it, hence why I am well versed. Don't mean to create another Epcot, but I were so dead on with the other cakes, why mix birds? I mean I guess I can see the penguin sea-bird/hawk connection. But that's a little below your standards!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ Dubs

love this sweets! you have outmazed me yet again. but why no Browns? maybe most of those cakes are wrecks?

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlunchnotes

Love the Eagles bit. :) And that 'packers' cake is amazing!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Now, this is my kind of sports post! Go Team CakeWrecks!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

You guys have really outdone yourselves this time! Go team Cakewreck!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

one of my favorite posts ever!!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave and Natalie

so I know I just commented...but after reading the comments I just had to say...are some people for It's like Epcot went and got all covered in daisies and rolled from Boston to

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave and Natalie

Awesome post!!! Thanks for the laughs, from a fellow non-football watcher. :0)

And that Winnie the Pooh cake is beautiful!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Oh, my! That is EXACTLY how I would describe the foosball. My husband is so proud.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValJEC

The Colts' cake is an absolute work of art! Wow!

BTW...out here in the heartland, those of us who are not "Chiefs" fans call them the Chefs...could have used a Chef hat and it would have been much more appropriate..beings as they SUCK! :)

Happy Super Sunday! :)

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

LMAO. The funny thing is, this actually added to my football knowledge.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCassie Williams

Just verifying....Raven's not a CAKE right?

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

Cake Wrecks, I heart you.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Bravo and well done!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jane

Love the commentary to go with the awesome cakes! And, since I work in aviation, I had to look up the info on that aircraft. Took me a few to figure out if those were "6" or "G" at the end, but yeah, I figured it out.

You know more about American football than I do! And, I'm sitting here in Fort Worth which is part of the Metromess that is hosting the Stupid Bowl.

I'll stick with the Puppy Bowl and Kitteh Half-time Show, thankuverymuch!

Great post, as always!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMyCatsRule


February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKamaile

That was fabulous.

Thank you from the bottom of my football-hating little heart.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I almost skipped reading this post because I'm really not a fan of football...SO glad I didn't! lol

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I believe you mean the -Pittsburgh- Steelers. <3

Excellent post as always. :]

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, Snap! I wish you could have found a Raven cake. That made me laugh the hardest though. :D Loved today's post. :)

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArtifexNorth

@ Kim h, that's a Halo3 Master Chief Helmet cake.

(I had to look it up.)

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfansmom

I love that horse cake, that's some impressive detailing.
I think this is the funniest post I've ever read... on any blog! I was cracking up the whole time!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

That was a great post! Loved "Silly old bears". The horse cake was beautiful, but I don't get the angel tier. Well done angels, but why are they there? Horses that have died? Weird.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Well done!!! very nice :-)

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Roden



February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've seen a lot of awesome stuff on Sunday Sweets, but that little penguin is about the cutest darned thing ever!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I didn't get the Chief's reference. I'm not a gamer. I guess you couldn't find a cake for a Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer? The rest of them were great! Keep up the good work.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeffrey

Fantastic, I have to say, your knowledge on football is astounding.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCecelia K.

HAHAHA!! I love football, and I love your post! Too funny!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichelle


Surely you must understand that this is a huge blog and the audience comes from all walks of life. To not post about the Super Bowl today would have angered hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people. It would have been like pretending it didn't exist. They don't have a choice but to participate. Frankly, if there were a huge sporting event today revolving around lizard racing, there would be a lizard racing SS post. Plain and simple.

It's not about trying to participate in something you don't care about, or insulting the people who do, or trying to be something you're not. It's about not trivializing the fact that other people DO care, and that the Super Bowl MATTERS to people. It's hard to talk about football if you don't understand it. If you asked me the rules of football, I would probably respond with, "People tackle other people to get the ball to the end zone." I didn't even know who was playing until today.

There have been Cake Wrecks posts about things I'm enthusiastic about that didn't live up to my standards of the activity. I didn't get upset about it, because you know what? People have different tastes. And at least they took the time to realize that sort of thing was important to me, even if it wasn't to them.

This post is here to RESPECT the Super Bowl and its fans, not to insult them. Please try not to jump to offense, it's exhausting.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Now I want KC to change from the Chiefs to the Master Chiefs! Ha-larious!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChunky Dunk

As a non footy lover and completely clueless to US teams, this was an epic post :D

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprincess pudge

i was so disappointed you were going to discuss football in realistic terms, then you blew my mind. thanks.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah C

FANTASTIC JOB JEN!! Anything I ever wanted to know about football, I learned from your post today. My knowledge was next to nill considering I'm a DETROIT LIONS' fan!!!!!


WV: revirl...We Detroit fans hope someday the Lions can REVIRL, and make it to the Super Bowl!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie In Mich.

Super Bowl Sunday, or as I call it, the celebration of the end of football season! Beautiful cakes! I loved the Falcon cake, and the bears, and the Patriots, and the Seahawks.

WV: goeyops: What you get when sitting next to a toddler who has a cold. Ick!!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is not a cake related comment, but it is Super Bowl related. Jen, if you haven't already done so, you seriously need to see the Volkswagen commercial during the game today. It is available to watch online and has been for several days! I guarantee that you will love it!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that Raven cake is really realisitc! Wow!

Go red sox!ca

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Lol! Football aside, some lovely cakes there. Love this site. :)

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Conversation at my house yesterday went something like this--

Me: Oh, yeah, superbowl this weekend. Avoid pizza.
Man-in-house: Is that Sunday or Monday.
Me: Pretty sure it's Sunday. *googles* Yeah. Sunday, otherwise people would skip work.

Cake Wrecks makes fun of everything. Nothing is sacred. Having a sense of humor is being able to not take yourself to seriously.

And Winnie the Pooh made this day worth it. Silly Old Bear.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

Is that a corset on a ninja turtle torso?

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersimply heidi

Hee hee! It's obvious that many of the commenters are Steelers fans, since they all commented to the steelers aren't from milwalkee, but no one seemed to notice the packers aren't from boston either.... obviously, Jen could have looked those things up if she didn't know, but that would have taken away from the 'don't know anything about football, ' and the 'go red sox!'
no need to get wigged out about this not being truely about the superbowl either. people tend to get very militant about favorite teams, and excited about every play. that'll happen during the game... this is for being lighthearted before it... now, since the sb is about to start, i'm off to watch some commercials! go Betty White!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think you know more about football than I do. Wow! And I think the football cakes you showed are just right. Laughing myself silly.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow, the jet is fabulous. I love the runway lights. And I'm betting that if there were a national cake decorating Sunday and some sports site featured a tongue-in-cheek false understanding of the art of cake appreciation that you would dance a happy dance and link to it. Poor Michael is just disappointed that the post that thought at first would be beautiful professional cakes honouring NFL teams turned out to be beautiful professional cakes awkwardly shoehorned into humorous associations with NFL teams. Really he should be proud that his hobby is so pervasive that it merits a nod from such an unrelated genre.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

This is how we feel about the Super Bowl at our house....when does baseball season start? During the opening kick off, my 4 yr old yelled "Homerun!!!"

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Only someone who does know about sports could have written the subtle humor there in the text. You're too clever. The "That's so Raven" comment is priceless!

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Friggin genius. This is why we love you. Along with other reasons.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

Aww...I feel like a celebrity now. Glad I made it onto Sunday Sweets before I made it on here for something stupid I am bound to do. :) Thanks for featuring my Silly Old Bear cake. :) Especially in a post such as this. Funny thing is, I have an actual Super Fans "Da Bears" cake on my page too. he he

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen Vesper

I LOVE today's post! (And I AM watching the game, and yet this post does NOT offend me ;-)

Once again, some of the comments are (almost...well, sorta...ok, not nearly) as amusing as your commentary. I found it funny that no one else except anonymous@5:50 commented that the "Packards" are not from Boston.

Those of you who are offended that these are not serious Super Bowl team cakes need to remember that this is a humor blog. And that Jen is an equal-opportunity humorist/satirist/punster.

@Michael: I doubt Jen would care if Troy Polamalu wrote a cake judging blog. I also doubt it would be a very successful blog. I'm just sayin...

Thanks for the chuckles!

wv-phitan: They 'be phitan it out on the field today.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatiMomKat

The Eagles one was the best because I was smiling at all of the other cakes and then when I read "Welcome to the Hotel California Eagles!" I just about died of laughter.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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