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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 to Put a Spring in Your Step

Today is the first day of Spring! Time to celebrate all the verdant vivaciousness of the season with a charming cornucopia of fabulous flowers!

Meaning lots of daisies.

Submitted by Katrina S. and made by Too Nice to Slice

Haha! Those really *are* daisies. Gotcha.

And here's a sweet spring shower of miniature daisies:

Yellow and white are so cheerful and springy together, don't you think?

For this next one you might wonder why I'm showing you a shelf full of potted flowers...

...but believe it or not, those pots are cake, and the flowers are handmade from sugarpaste.

Of course, real flowers can be equally Sweet. Here's one of my favorites:

Baker unknown - anyone recognize it?

I love the colors! And that harlequin pattern is one of the smoothest I've ever seen.

And here's one of the best support columns I've ever seen:

Submitted by Promise W.; made by Sugarland

Gorgeous! I would guess it's made from gumpaste, so you could display it as a memento afterward. I love pieces like that; as a baker, it makes you feel your work isn't completely temporary.

[Update: Eagle-eyed reader Jim A. just pointed out the column is actually this resin cake stand. Now I feel silly. It's still a gorgeous cake, though!]

This one reminds me of ivory cameos:

The soft colors are dreeeamy.

This one, too, if you have topsy-turvy dreams:

Sub'd by Vanessa M., made by Ron Ben-Israel (?)

Or, if you're feeling a little blue:

Sub'd by Lauren S., made by Continental Pastries

Imagine the time it took to make each of those little flowers! And I love the textured icing here; sometimes the smoothness of fondant is just a little too modern.

And finally, let's go out with a bang.

Meaning more daisies.


I mean, I know this was for a pair of one-year-olds, but a thirty-something can have one, too, right?


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

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Reader Comments (64)


March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

I'll be happier that spring is here when the weather gets the memo.

@Anonymous @ 4:04, I second.

@John (thoJ), couldn't agree more. Wreck on!

@diddleymaz, I could comment on the misspelling of 'really', but I forebear to nitpick.

That is all.

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Gorgeous cakes! But it's not textured icing, on the one where you mention it - it's piped scrolly flowers and leaves. Zoom in! Seems a shame to ignore a nice bit of piping work....

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the Mini Daisies cake may be my favorite of all time. so darling!

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

I LOVE the last cake! I want it for my thirty-something birthday this year! :)

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Z

Gorgeous cakes!

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

@Craig.... Booyah! :)

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love all the gorgeous flowers! Even better looking than real!

I almost hate that the last cakes were wasted on 1 year olds who won't even remember them :P

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB.J. Caulfield

John (husband of Jen, noble defender of CW), I could sooo kiss you (out of gratitude!) for putting nitpickers in their place. If this were a horticultural forum, then I could understand posting a correction for those who mistake certain sunflowers for daisies, but since this is a humor forum, let's make it more about humor, less about nitpicking. (And here in the States, I can't imagine wagging my finger at every florist I meet to tell him/her that their display of "Gerbera daisies" is technically not a daisy but a genus of the sunflower family. Whew!)

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

the number of times the word "daisy" got mentioned at the beginning of the post, I thought it was John posting again about all the various lovely "daisies" found on cakes.

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa

Cool! The bakery unknown green one in the net is me! May or may not be confusion with a recent name change; that cake was made when I went by She Takes The Cake at but now it is Nonpareils at This was the original She Takes The Cake in New York. Glad you liked the cake and thrilled to have a second cake posted on your Sunday Sweets!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercakegrl

Thank for cheering up my Wednesday. Yeah, I know you posted this on Sunday but this made Wednesday happier too.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

Hi! The four tier yellow cake with the gorgeous support column was from our local bakery Sugarland, here in Chapel Hill, NC! You can see the post on their facebook page here -!/photo.php?fbid=10150162699690328&set=a.10150194726460328.433657.50370380327&theater Hope this helps put credit where credit is truly due! :)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Yellow cake with the small daisies is the opposite of my wedding cake! I had a white cake with yellow daisies! :D SO CUTE! I just love it, and I think it is a pretty popular design!

March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

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