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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: And All Was Well

With the final Harry Potter movie opening this weekend, we've come at last to the final chapter (zing!) in a long, beautiful friendship. Assuming your friends like to make movies messing with your favorite books, I mean. (Do NOT get John started, guys. Just...don't.)


So, fellow fans, feast your eyes on some of the best Potter Sweets ever to grace our Muggle coil!

Submitted by Lee F. and made by Beryl Byrd

I like the way the moon and clouds are supported by thin wires - such a great background touch.

It doesn't get much more classic than this:

By Debbie Does Cakes

The aging on the book pages is *perfect*.

While I admit the movie's Sorting Hat is kind of creepy, most of the cakes I've seen tend to make him look like he wants to eat your brains. This one strikes the perfect balance, though:

A hat tip to the baker!

There's more to this next one than meets the eye:

By Deb Kichline

This cake was motorized, y'all, with the top branch rotating so the snitches flew in circles!

It also had a custom cake stand with hidden speakers that played the movie's theme song. WOW. Hit the link above for more pics and details.

Here's a fun LEGO version of Harry:

Submitted by Hannah A. and made by Dream Day Cakes


And check out this adorable little Hedwig:

By Lisa's Cakes

That must be one cool Granny. Love it.

Hagrid also got a squee-worthy makeover:

Submitted by Maggie B. and made by her friend, Lydia B.

He even has his pink umbrella!! LOVE.

Hagrid's house here looks like a scale model, complete with Buckbeak in the yard:

Made by Mollie and found via

Forget eating it; I want this displayed in my office!

Here's another amazing Potter cake:

By Yuma Couture Cakes

Hm, can a cake be a horcrux? The symbol is the sign of the Deathly Hallows, there's a howler letter, Harry's wand, and check out the crazy detail in the basilisk fang:

And now, some oh-so-adorable cupcakes:

See the cauldron with the spitting flames? I want that one.

Yeesh. Would you believe I'm only halfway through my Potter Sweets? Well, you know what that means: double feature! So tune in next week for more, and if you made a Sweets-worthy Potter cake this weekend, be sure to send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (57)

No one was wondering about that one. We all clearly know what the symbol for tye Deathly Hallows is. It's the OTHER rune that we're trying to figure out :)

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


The symbol on the RIGHT of the Deathly Hallows cake is the alchemical symbol for the Philosopher's Stone.


July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey there, John (hubby of Jen),

You weren't wrong about the horcrux? didn't say that the cake was entirely from DH. You only said the symbols were from DH, and asked if a cake could be a horcrux. The basilisk fang is also from another book, so there were several books featured on that cake.

I've gotta ask...what ARE the main parts of the cake supposed to be...wheels of cheese? Teak salad bowls? I really can't figure it out.

Also, not to be a party pooper (ha ha, I said poop), but the sorting hat on the second cake kinda looks like a tall, creepy pile of poop with a face. Perhaps if it had been a lighter color, like a tan.

@Yuki J - the first HP book is actually pretty poorly written (perhaps the British version is better than the American version?) but the writing does improve with each book. You have to remember that Rowling's children were much younger when the first book came out, so it was written for young children. As Harry (and her children) grew older, the books were written for increasingly older audiences. By the time he was in high-school the the books were written on more of a high-school reading level.

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

I don't think that cauldron is bubbling flames. I think it's supposed to be Felix Felicis. But it is cute.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

These are AMAZING!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTee

Yes, the Howler was from the second book, but you must remember that the horcruxes are throughout most of the books, not just the last one. All the cakes were awesome. I'm sad that HP books and movies are over, but they will still live on!

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPuck

Oh my god oh my god!!!!!!! I want those so badly!! I am such a huge Harry Potter fan!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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