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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: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! Whether you're chomping off chocolate bunny ears, off to church, laying off the leaven, or none of the above, I hope these Sweets make your Sunday a little sweeter.

Swirly roses make me happy.

Submitted by Nicole D., made by Sweet Cupcakes



Sub'd by Madeline B., made by The Icing on the Cake

I love the soft pastels on these birthday bunnies:

Sub'd by Sadie I., made by Bobbette & Belle

This one, too:

See the little bunny butts in the circles? I like how modern and subtle they are.

Or how about this cute chick?

Sub'd by Lyn, made by Sweet Tooth Cakes

These ribbons and flowers really pop out at you:

By Cake Fixation

Sooo pretty!

Try not to melt when you see these cupcakes:

By Death by Cupcake

Stand back; I may faint from cute overload.

Those toppers are actually decorated cookies. And the sanding sugar on the Peeps? PERFECTION.

In fact, there are tons of gorgeous Easter cookies out there:

By Sugar Belle

I want those carrots. The swirly outlines are so fun!

(For lots more cookie cuties, check out this round-up. Gorgeous!)

Whenever I think of Easter, I think of lilies. So for a more elegant turn, let's check out some of the best gumpaste stargazer lilies I've ever seen:

By the-icing-on-the-cake

All of those flowers and foliage are handmade. Seriously! Click on the pic and look at it close-up: you'll be blown away. Plus, this is only one of three tiers; hit the link to see the others.

Now, how about some calla lilies?

By Cake Chester

Breath-taking. The leaf swirls really make the design come alive.

And finally, here's a perfect combination of elegance and whimsy:

By Cakeryblog

Of course, I *am* biased when it comes to sugar carrots. ;)

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

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Reader Comments (49)

I just kept going Awwwwww :D

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The best Sunday Sweets you have ever done.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! these are amazing. I know I think that every Sunday...but wow.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

make sure to click on the link to see the additional cookie pics. I'm not a fan of decorated cookies (to eat, anyway) but they are astonishing! :D

-Barbara Anne

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Everyone is so scrumptious looking and beautiful works of art! What a nice Easter Day share - thank you and Happy Easter!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFiveSibesMom

Happy Easter Jen, and John! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face every day!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Wow - those are adorable! And, I hate to be one of those correcting-your-posts commenters, but are you sure those flowers aren't all daisies? ;) Happy Easter!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKB

OMG I never thought I would see peeps I actually wanted to eat, but those cupcakes look delicious!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLura

I want the bunny in the second cake -- that floppy ear is just irresistible.

The rest of them a fantastic, you understand, but that bunny has character.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

I love all of these. But I love Callas the most. :)

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

I just love these! Especially the Calla lillies (I love Callas) and that last running rabbit cake!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJude

Jen, I don't know what to say.. You just made my morning. : )

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVrutika

The perfect antidote to the week's Wrecks...and gorgeous reminders that there really are people out there who can make incredibly beautiful cakes. Happy Edster, Eappy, Easter, or something else or nothing to all.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

great post! i absolutely love those cookies!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergraceannadanna

hahaha i thought the bunny butts on the circles were upside down awareness ribbons. perhaps i should take a break from work ...

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah C

so much cuteness, i just can't stand it! the cupcakes are adorable, as are the cookies, and the... well, everything really.

thanks as always.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermickeyp415

Such lovely bunnies, chicks and flowers! Definitely a nice interlude on this drizzly Easter morning.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLadybug914

(\ /) Happy Easter!
( . .)

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oooo... important to enlarge the bunny butt cake. It is very cute, but I thought they were chromosomes and it was a baby shower cake.



April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG, I clicked on the link for the-icing-on-the-cake to better see the stargazer lilies as you suggested, but was immediately distracted when scrolling down and seeing that birdcage cake. Soooooo pretty!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSquirrel

I was surprised to see the two brown bunnies were done by two different bakeries. The faces are exactly the same. I was disappointed there weren't any non-fondant cakes today. I like to see the beauty of a cake and want to eat it too. There's no palate appeal to the look of dry fondant.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

Hey, what about the duckies? Baby ducks are Easter icons too (so is Jesus, I guess)! Where's some water fowl love?

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRacecar the Artist

Gooey mess over here after I melted over those cakes. I live them all!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

Those flowers are so perfect, I had an instinctive need to sniff at them on the larger picture, and that's looking at them through a computer monitor. Outstanding!

I've become addicted to Sugarbelle's blog recently. Not only are her cookies amazing, and not only does she feature other amazing cookies, but she's extremely generous with posting how-tos. I'm inclined to try something soon based on such inspiration.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

So lovely.

Those cakes make me very Eappy. :)

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

This was such a relief after the hideous bright-pink CCC I had to serve this morning!

I was, however, momentarily distracted from the cute carrot cookies by the bunny's mammary glands... Or maybe I'm the only one that saw those.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

The flowers on that heart cake are awe-inspiring... We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

@ Kristin --

I think those are supposed to be the bunny's front paws being held up cutely in front.

wv: buftegau

German nude beach?

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Dear Jen,

Thank you soooooo very much!! You´ve just made my day.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatja (makatralsy)

Took my breath away! I want that little chick in the egg cake! :)

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

Bunny Butts = CUTE.
Baby Butts = NOT.
;) Mags

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMags

@Kristen: I believe those are supposed to be paws.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersummerborn

And I just kept saying wow, wow, wow, etc!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaris (In Good Taste)

Oh, thank goodness, after all of the horrible cakes you've been showing all week. I was having nightmares, but these are all a dream. I especially liked the bunny tails in the circles cake.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Allworthy

Love them all, but that last one has to be one of the most gorgeous cakes I have ever seen. There is nothing I don't like about it.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennieB

Those Easter cakes are gorgeous! They make me want to go out and learn how to make cakes like that for my family and friends. So adorable! Nice change from those nightmarish mistakes that we usually see.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Such beautiful cakes. I'm so glad we have Sunday Sweets to remind us that there are elegant and beautiful cakes out there. These are amazing examples of that.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy Leigh

Super High on the cute scale!!!!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimpossible

Wow, one of the best line ups of truly gorgeous cakes that I have ever seen in one place! Thank you for continuing to stun! (and crack me up!!!!) :-)

Debbie S.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

pardon me while i melt into a gooey mess after witnessing all that adorableness

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKT

Swirly flowers make me happy too! I just realized that! Thanks!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGail

lovely, just lovely.
the cookies are perfect

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

Ahh the sweets sure make my week. Especially after those haunting lamb cakes lol. I want all of those yummy cookies :D.

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Dang girl! It's amazing! I loved the stargazer lily cake. WOW. But really, if you haven't you must click the cookie link and check out the amazing creations. I could never bring myself to eat them!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay

These completely make up for all the frightening wrecks this week. Awwwwwwwwwwww!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

I'm pretty sure those are daisies on that first cake :)

Great Easter post!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. I want some of those lilies. I wonder if there's a way to save and frame something made out of gumpaste... because it's really a work of art sometimes!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

I love the soil on the bunny-popping-up-out-of-carrot-patch cake. You can almost taste that chocolate-crumbly good stuff.

May 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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