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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
Mar062011

Seussical Sunday Sweets

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday last week, let's take a look at some Sweets that would make the good doctor proud.

Submitted by Katelyn P. and made by Violet Sweet Shoppe

Like we could start with anything but green eggs and ham. ;)

These are a few of my favorite Things:

By Marj J. of The Icing on the Cake

And check out the detail on these cupcakes:

Submitted by Kaity G. and made by Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar

It only seems natural that a Seuss cake should defy the laws of gravity:


Sub'd by Wendy O., made by Kate of And Everything Sweet (hit the link for more pics)

By Karen's Specialty Cakes and Confections

And the famous Cat in the Hat's striped hat is almost synonymous with Dr. Seuss:

By Dessert Works

Look at that razor-sharp edge! That is some awesome icing work.

Here's the sweetest Seuss birthday cake I've ever seen:

By Christina of Creative Cake Designs

Look at that green balloon! And the hand-cut lettering! [swoon]

Here's another inspired by the same book:


Sub'd by Ashley C., made by Glenda's Good Witch Goodies

These colors are just gorgeous. I'm also stumped as to how the baker made the stripes. They don't look painted on, and I see no seams, so...? (Glenda, can you weigh in?)

Seuss is often credited with the whimsical and topsy-turvy style for cakes, and you can definitely see his influence on this wedding cake:

Photo found here, made by Mike's Amazing Cakes

Of course, I think nothing would delight Dr. Seuss more than a wedding cake that hangs upside down from the ceiling:

By Chrissie B. of Too Nice To Slice

WOW. Just when you thought you'd seen it all...

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

Update: We got a late entry today that was too good not to post.

By Cakes by Suzy

So cool!

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Reader Comments (74)

Ok, I am totally awestruck by those creations.

I want to renew our vows just so I can has a seuss cake!

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterev

HOLY CRAP! Love these cakes! And it makes me soooo happy that everyone spelled his name correctly! With my name being so close in spelling, I got a lot of people asking if I was related when I was little so it does my heart proud when people spell his name right. :)

Keep up the good work!

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Am I the only one who feels slightly gipped by one of the cakes being a repeat from last year's Seuss-themed post?
They are amazing though - love the upside down cake!
Chrissie - I'm just wondering, by "bottom layer" do you mean the smallest or the biggest?

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I love the green eggs and ham! And the upside down cake...probably not the colors I would choose, but I really like the uniqueness of it.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertarichuck

This, by far, was my favorite post ever. Absolutely.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterskatebettyT

Thank you for some true treasures ... love, love, love 'em!

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

Lori - I'm not Chrissie, but have seen the hanging cake in person! By "bottom tier" she means the smallest one. Hope that helps!

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKellie

i loved the first oh, the places you'll go cake ... i want that for my baby girls 2nd birthday, and the one hanging from the ceiling ... WOW, i want that for my wedding if i ever get married

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Alli

I am surprised to see how many cakes the Lorax made it onto. I LOVE the Lorax, I also have the entirety of the book memorized. No, I didn't sit there and try to memorize it, it just happened due to my occupation...

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStefiko

Would you like your wreck here?
Would you like your wreck there?

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeffrey

absolutely my favorite wrecks Sunday Sweets ever. Love Seuss, and thanks to you all for sharing this. Love you guys too.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercharlotte

i love those cupcakes!

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Hey there Lori... by bottom I mean bottom lol... the smallest one :)

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChrissie

Dr. Seuss was the shiz.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Wow to that gorgeous wedding cake hanging from the ceiling..just wow. I also loved the green eggs and ham cake. Too darn cute to eat!

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

i am just dying to know how that cake isn't falling to the floor - a hanging cake!!!!
but seriously, how? even if the bottom is attached to the top - the layers should be falling!!!!
wow!

love, love, love the late entry one! I thought thing 1 and thing 2 was my favorite, but I'm glad I checked back again for the late entry :)

Thanks CW team!!!

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlma

For those who have expressed interest in a gravity defying cake I saw this thing called the cake stacker (google it). It allows them to be secured without tipping over. I so want one!! Although my decorating styling is limited to cupcakes since I don't want to end up on this blog...

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

This is Glenda Goodwitch - The stripes are fondant. The seams between the colors are hidden with the black fondant rope. Where the stripe meets on the bottom tier the door is positioned and on the top tier the tree is covering the seam. Somewhere on YouTube I do have a video on making the stripes for my cake club.

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGlenda GoodWitch

These are all wonderful. As for the striped one, I bet she tacked the stripes (well, rings more likely) to a sheet of white fondant, than ran it all through a sheeter to compress it. That would also explain why the stripes aren't perfectly straight.

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

This is my favorite CW post ever. And I love that two of the bakers came on to offer their insight. Totally awesome.

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

How??? the upside down cake...HOW???

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoey

The Dr Seuss stuff is BRILLIANT!!!

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Daft Scots Lass

I want these all. Plus, you made me remember about the fact that I haven't read every Dr. Suess book quite yet.

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