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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
Apr032011

Sunday Sweets: Cake or Fake?

Here at Cake Wrecks, we're still in the mood to celebrate April Fool's Day. After all, what other day of the year is it acceptable to go grocery shopping in swim trunks and a propeller beanie? (No? Wrong holiday?) So let's check out some amazing cakes that just might fool you into believing they're the real deal.


(Or maybe we threw in a few non-cakes just to trick you. Think you're up to the challenge of spotting a fake?)

Is this a real guitar? Or is it just a rockin' good cake?


Can't tell? Well, don't fret. We won't string you along for long.


And speaking of music, is this a real drum, or one of our evil snares?


The wear on that drum head is unbeatable!

Assuming it's actually cake, of course. Or is it? Hmm?

Here's a tough one: which of these shoes is edible?

Or are we just messing with you?

Here's a hint:




All of this trickery is making me hungry. How about some real, delicious, spicy buffalo wings*?


*May or may not actually be real, delicious, spicy or buffalo.


Then you could wash those wings down with a tall pint of Jameson's Irish Whiskey:


You're supposed to drink whiskey by the pint, right?

If you think you've already spotted the fakes, take a look at this Louis Vuitton luggage:


Better buckle down and really study this photo before we carry on.


Has a basketball ever made you hungry?


And if so, does that make you a real basket case?

Or maybe a head case?

Submitted by Lirpa F., made by The Sweetest Thing


We got lots of requests for a "good" popcorn cake after our recent popcorn post. So here's a picture of a bag of popcorn next to a movie reel:

By Tierful Designs

Or maybe they're cake.


I heard it through the grapevine that this fancy "wine" and "cheese" cake could be an impostor!

Submitted by Missie and made by Simply Cakes

Or am I "lying"?


There's no way these crayons are cake... right?

Submitted by Laura S. and made by Charm City Cakes

Color me stumped.


How about this gumball machine? Real or cake?

Submitted by Jeni H. and made by The Cake Shop of San Jose

I hate to burst your bubble, but we're not giving the answer just yet.

Check out this lo-mein attraction - do you think it's sweet, or savory?

Submitted by Emily T. and made by ~Er-ca

Either way, those fortune cookies look delicious ...in bed.


This stack of pancakes makes me want to have dessert for breakfast.

Submitted by Catherine C. and made by Julie Brew Finlayson

Would that be called Dreakfast? Bressert? Brinnersertunch?


So, think you've got us figured out? Then this next cake will have your whiskers in a twist!


Such form! Such skill! Such artful mastery! Can you believe that this isn't a REAL CAT? Absolutely mind-blowing.

(Okay, so maybe it's not really a cat cake. Maybe it's more like a kitten salad.)

So, who spotted the fakes? Assuming there were any?

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

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Reader Comments (153)

I think they are all cakes... the drum is a trip with the tape marks. The kitten isn't a cake. Now the helmet COULD be made of sugar or fondant, which would make them "edible".

February 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarley

the kitten , the helmet and the drum are fakes. way too much detail in those to make them look like that out of cake.

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjennie

The drum is too folded to be real. Wood grain is hard to replicate, which is why it isn't on the cake.

August 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlightswitch windowshade

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