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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

Coming Up Roses

Like love and marriage - or a horse and carriage - icing roses and cakes just go together.

Perhaps I should rephrase that.

What I mean is the two are a really natural combination.

Am I having a seizure? I feel like I'm having a seizure.

A combination of grace, beauty...

...and, of course, cat poop:

And, since roses are one of the first things a baker learns to make - not to mention what they make the most often - you can always trust an icing rose to be the finest example of what a baker can do.

We're doomed.

No, no, I'm sorry; that came out wrong. What I mean is: uh, let's see how they do on rosebuds!

Ok. Yeah. Doomed.

Thanks to Angela G., Elizabeth W., Freidel I., Tiffanie, Christina C., & Ali S., who were hoping to see some icing sleds on that last cake, because they're intellectual like that.

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Reader Comments (65)

The anniversary one looks like flying vaginas.

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFabbbbulous Mommy

I'm still scratching my head over the poo-poo green carrots on Giovanna's cake... ha ha that's special!

I think you are having a seizure... we all are...

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Noooo my favorite flower and now it looks like poo. Lol they must pay for this somehow. Like being forced to eat that first lovely poo rose cake. Ugh why do they do this? Do they not care about the work or what??

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Seriously? the next time you use the term 'having a seizure' to describe a cake...I'm outta here. It truly is an insult and not in the least bit funny.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I about spit out my coffee when I read your seizure comment!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I am now following your blog. Very interesting.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharmies

Actually I'm finding, as a cake decorator, that most of the new hires from pastry schools do NOT know how to do roses, nor do they know how to write on a cake. I don't know what pastry schools are teaching them, but whatever it is, it's not going to be useful to them in their first jobs. Which is why I'm glad I taught myself how to decorate cakes using videos on YouTube - everything else, I can be trained to do on the job at no cost to me.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRex

Maybe I missed taking my antidepressants, but each one of these left me tearful and feeling that the world is indeed doomed. Can't wait for Sunday Sweets to bring me back up.

Old Marshmallow

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those roses on the pink, white and black rose cake are actually done nice ...most of them. There are just too many of them.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

oooohhhhhhhhhhh (epic groan)



really?? really????

AND I DIDN'T CATCH IT!!! (I'm so ashamed)

-Barbara Anne

wv: recalari
when you bring back up your calamari

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If I could make roses as perfect as those pink & black ones, I'd cover a cake with them also:) However, I would probably skip the globs made with leftover frosting.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjk

That second to last one looks like something is either vomiting or blowing out snot, ewwwww.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRomaine

I really like the 2nd cake. I love the color combination and the huge amount of roses!!! The borders and leaves are really distracting from it tho.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMo C. Yo

I actually kind of like the pink and black one...I mean, I wouldn't want to EAT it, considering I might go into a coma after all that sugar, but it's pretty in a teenage-goth sort of way.

WV: nurge - what I would probably do after eating that metric ton of frosting.

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