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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: Eye Candy

To quote Garfield: "Caaaandy candy candy!!"

Submitted by Carmen S. and made by Corporate Cakes Melbourne

Ah, there's just something wonderful about biggafying candy, am I right?

I mean, who here doesn't want to take a giant bite out of this giant Snickers bar?

Ok, another one, I mean?

Anyone else remember chewing on candy necklaces as a kid? Or last week?

Submitted by Jutta and made by At Second Street

Those colors are the stuff of candy cotton dreams. Love it.

The most impressive part of this next candy cake isn't the candy...

Submitted by David W. and made by Gateaux's the box. Which - oh, yes - is CAKE.

(I'll wait for you to finish your double and triple takes.)

And speaking of amazing boxes:

Submitted by Tina W. and made by Sweet Sensations

I am amazed. And also in the mood for banana/Nilla wafer pudding. Mmmm. (Who's with me?)

Here's another blast from the past:

Made by CW reader Lori B.

My grandparents used to stockpile these at their house, along with Moon Pies, Tootsie Rolls, and root beer barrels. Oooh, and anyone else remember Fireballs?

Good grief, I'm starting to feel old.

Ok, moving on...

Submitted by Tracy J. and made by Blue Cupcake

Is that not the sweetest little gumball machine? And check out the itty bitty orange slices! So cute!

Here's a treat from Japan that's gaining a huge following here in the U.S.:

Made by CW reader Ann N., and her first-ever attempt at fondant! Rock on, Ann!

Pocky! They're little stick wafers dipped in chocolate, and quite addictive. I love this design, and the mini Pockys on the cupcakes are adorable.

And finally, lets say your sister has a birthday coming up, and she's been training and eating ridiculously healthy for a long time, so she can't WAIT to have something really good (ie bad) on her big day. What kind of cake do you make for her?

Why, an asparagus one, of course.

Bwahaha! So mean, right?

Or is it?

Now hold on to your hats, my dear Wreckies, 'cuz this next photo will blow your mind:

It's CAKE!!

Made by the amazingly talented Sweetapolita, and found by @PeeWeeHerman. (Yes, *the* Pee Wee Herman. Heh.) Hit the link for progress pics and the recipe!

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

UPDATE: To those of you having a hard time believing the cake box is actually cake, there's a photo of the bride and groom cutting it here.

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Reader Comments (110)

AH, I remember that Garfield quote AND the Halloween special he said it in!

AND I remember eating those candy necklaces! I loved those. Such a cute cake!

That box cake BLOWS my mind. WOW. MAJOR skills.

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How has there not been some kind of dirty Epcot over the phrase "speaking of amazing boxes"? Did this place get classy when I wasn't looking?

May 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

I remember, know, and love Lemonheads. So I was completely taken by surprise when you called them "a blast from the past." Since I'm fourteen.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh I loved Fireballs, but I'd have to take them out of my mouth for a bit to let it cool down.

So you can imagine my surprise to see they make chewable Fireballs!!!!


May 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbanlu

Usually i dont comment but wow these really blew me away! the candy necklace one is gorgeous and the asparagus cake... unreal!

June 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacie Hogan

Asparagus Cake:

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherri M

These are all AMAZING!!

September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

mmmmm.... Pocky!!!!

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAsianPersuasion

So cool

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohannah


July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmalyaSoramuni

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