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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: Jim Henson Tribute

Last week marked the 21st anniversary of Jim Henson's final bow. So, in his honor, I thought we'd take a look at some of the many Sweets featuring his most famous friends:

By dutch-cakebox

Not to mention my unofficial role models. Heh.

Submitted by Eri R. and made by Bluebird Cakes

This is the cutest flying bed (and miniature rubber ducky) I have ever seen. Such a great design, too!

By Cupcake Occasions

Why is there a Sam Eagle cupcake? Because AMERICA, that's why.

Now on to the "cakes you want to cuddle" section of today's post:

Sub'd by Karen A. and made by Suikertaartjes

Ernie is such a doll!

And Elmo is begging for a squeeze!

Best toy chest ever? I'm thinking YES.

These guys look like little beanie baby versions of themselves:

Sub'd by Mags and made by love-a-cupcake

I'd love to have Cookie Monster sitting on my monitor right now. So cute!

Here's a newer character from the Street today: Abby Cadabby:

Submitted by Lisa M. and made by Rhapsody Cakes

And classic Kermit never gets old:

I promise I *did* look for Sweets from some of Henson's other work - the Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, and my personal favorite, Labyrinth - but all I found worth mentioning (and that I haven't posted before) was this doorknocker from Labyrinth:

Yes, it's really cake! I actually have the matching set of Labyrinth knockers on the closet doors in my office (photo here) so I was especially smitten to see one rendered so well in cake.

So getting back to the Muppets, here are two more of my favorites (and who I'd also love to have on my desk):

Beaker and Dr. Honeydew! The baker calls this a "baby shower cake for a mom-to-be who is more into science than babies." (Note the H2O molecule on the border.) Brilliant!

And finally, since I don't have a cake version of him for you, here's the Swedish Chef demonstrating the proper use of the "cäkenschmööscher."

Bork bork bork!

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


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Reader Comments (123)

The Swedish chef is a culinary genius! I need a cakensmoosher for my kitchen. I'd have it engraved and mount it on the wall.

Plus Bunsen and Beaker rule.

May 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bert and Ernie look prepared for an adventure! WV: reinn - someone may need to reinn them in before they get out of control ;)

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my goodness, WHERE did you get those doorknockers?!? I need them in my life.

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaige

I feel bad now that I didn't get my son a sooo cute muppets cake for his first birthday (today!).

The cakes are so lovely, but on a serious note, who spends that much money on a first birthday cake? Or am I just being cheap?

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel

You have fantastic timing - your sunday sweets post came within 48 hours of the brand new trailer for the latest Hensonesque creation!

Best wishes,


May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That Kermitt one is kind of hilarious but in an unintentional way.

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNina

Aww these are all adorable~

And Labyrinth is also my favourite movie X3

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I...want...those...doorknockers!! Awesome!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ah, the Swedish Chef: role model extraordinaire for Wreckerators everywhere. :)

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I didn't want this post to end. I love the muppets and these cakes are brilliant.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNess

JEN!!! Rockin' awesome OFFICE Doors!! WHERE did you get them. I want a set...

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina Nightingale

Jen- since there are millions of us who want duplicate awesome doorknockers, and since the other ones that were posted are similar but not the same as yours, plz post the linkie to where you got them. Because you KNOw we're all OCD a bit and it will take us all night to find them otherwise (uh, or it's jsut me, it'll take forever to find the perfect ones...) PLEASE?!??!??

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina Nightingale

@ Carolina - I think your only hope is ebay...and lots of patience. :D (I saved a search so it would e-mail me anytime one was listed.) The knockers were originally sold at Hot Topic, but that was years ago, so they're really hard to track down these days.

Good luck, and happy hunting!

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

That little Ernie is so adorable! I want him.

And that Labyrinth door knocker cake?!?! Holy awesomeness, Batman! So talented!!

May 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

WHERE did you get the door knockers??? Labyrinth is only my most favorite movie in EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

May 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle B. Baker

Hi, my name is Hilary Higgins and I am the creator of the LifeSavers Cake! My Business name is Corporate Cakes Melbourne, and I am based in Victoria, Australia.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHilary Higgins

Nathan Fillion posted this link on Twitter the other day; bf and I stared at it for ten whole minutes giggling like little kids.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmity

Jim Henson was my first hero, and the second person I mourned (the first was my grandfather).

And I can't believe no one else said it -- those are not cupcakes, they're MUPCAKES.

Yes. Thank you. I'll be here all week, try the veal...

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpltrollmamma

The door knockers are cool, but I absolutely love the wookie pictures on the wall.

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoe C.

Beaker's face on the cupcake look like he's begging not to be eaten!


July 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE these!!!

October 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa


November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Thomas

Thought you might appreciate this one, it has Ludo:

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaa of Night

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