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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

Super Sunday Sweets

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound - and all without ever leaving the table - it's SUPER CAKES!

By Don Buciak II

Superman looks like he just flew right out of the comic-book; he's so artfully shaded! (And take note, icing purists; he's also completely fondant-free!) 


Submitted by Eri R. and made by Bluebird Cakes

Spider-Man here takes it a literal step further by popping out of the cake to save the day.


Sub'd by Ashley F. & made by The Great Cake Company

But nothing can match the 3D powers of Ironman, who stands head and shoulders above the rest!


Sub'd by Sally B. & made by The Wicked Little Cake Company

 "Did somebody say 3D? Make that 4D, because I QUADRUPLE DOMINATE you, Ironman! I am A) the leader of an alien robot race, B) rocking a body transformed from a friggin' semi-truck, and C) made of 100% edible deliciousness that is D) sculpted into a free-standing 3D-cake man-machine!!

"Plus, look at my cute lil' wipers!"


Don't worry; Optimus Prime is only joking. Superheroes don't really fight amongst themselves! In fact, they're far more likely to work together for the common good/deliciousness: 

Submitted by Maria N. and made by It's a Piece of Cake

Why, it's enough to bring me to tiers!


By CakeCentral member carmie00

Yes, superheroes are united in their quest to protect and serve mankind. And also to look fabulous in a retro cookie-pop bouquet while doing so. Love those graphics!


Now here's a fabulously graphic cake:

By Chocmocakes

 I mean "graphic" as in visually effective, by the way, with a sleek and vivid overall design - not graphic as in "you can totally see Hulk's nips." 



Sub'd by Kirsten K. & made by House of the Rising Cake

Batman stands watch over Gotham City - and check out the beam of light from the Bat signal! Great little detail!


But hang on now, saving the world isn't only a job for the menfolk! We can't forget about the ladies!

Sub'd by Kelly J. & made by Charm City Cakes

You don't need a magic lasso of truth to know this cake is fantastic.


Now how about some little baby supers?

By We Want Cake

It's like a Justice League of adorableness! My favorite is Wee-lverine.


 Men, women, children -  hey, entire families can get in on the crime-fighting cake fun:

By Homebaked by Audrey


I think my favorite thing about this cake - aside from the insanely detailed Incredible family with their tiny little Incredible phone - is that this was for a 30-year-old man's birthday. Way to stay young at heart, my friend!


That's all for now! Have a SUPER day, everyone! And insert your favorite superhero catchphrase here:


(Here's mine: SHAZAM!)


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


Note from Jen: Hey professional bakers! We're still looking for volunteers for about half the stops on our upcoming book tour. So, if you live near one of the cities listed over there in the sidebar  -->, and you're willing to bake a cake (wreck or Sweet - your choice!) for your fellow wreckies, please e-mail me! It's a great way to advertise to local cake lovers, and the most fun you can legally have while serving cake in a bookstore. Promise.

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Reader Comments (63)

Thank you so much for including my Spider-man cake on this installment of Sunday Sweets. It is one of my favorite 3-D character cakes. Just wait until someone sends in the Storm trooper mask I did a few months ago.
Keep up the hilariously good work!

September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda V.

nu! some of these, all though well done, are wrecks! You can't put Supes in the Avengers! So wrong!

September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAcrobat

@Allen's Brain:

> Suddenly drawing a blank on the super cookie between WonderWoman and The Flash.
> Who is that?

It's Superman in silhouette.

September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Goodwraith

My favorite superhero catchphrase...


Po the big fat panda (from Kung Fu Panda) is a superhero in my book.

September 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlizzeh

My favorite superhero catchphrase? Well, it's not a catchphrase per se, but I'd have to go with "In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, No Evil Shall Escape My Sight. Let Those Who Worship Evil's Might Beware My Power: Green Lantern's Light!"

September 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCyberjar88

@justme, not having a superpower does NOT disqualify Bats from being a superhero. He is a superhero in the sense that he fights crime and takes on bad guys normal law enforcement can't even begin to tackle.

Now please don't turn this into a thread of nitpicking over what is really a minor detail. Part of what makes Batman a superhero is that he DOESN'T have superpowers. Which makes him even MORE bada**!

September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Too bad these are copyright infringements. Professional bakers should know better. It really annoys me because customers point to them and say, "Why can't you do it? They do it!"

September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I have to say that my favorite superhero catchphrase isn't really a catchphrase at all, but rather a line from the Green Lantern movie this year:

'Hal Jordan: "Speak the oath. The oath - because everybody knows the oath. I, Hal Jordan, do solemnly swear, to pledge allegiance to a lantern that I got from a dying, purple alien. To infinity and beyond? By the power of GreySkull'".

September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJimma

Love them! Except for mixing DC and Marvel universes. That causes my eyes to twitch. And my brain to hurt. But they do look spectacular!

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

I want more wrecks! plus the hulk nipples are stickers how can u not notice that!?!>

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermiranda ferguson

OH MY GOD!!!!!! My birthday cake was featured on CAKEWRECKS!!!!!! You should see the Wonder Woman teaching Social Studies Charm City did for me the previous year!

November 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeni DeFeo

All of these cakes are awesome, cudoos to all of the bakers, but especially to "Chocmocakes", your Hulk brought actual tears to my eyes when I saw the nips. OMG! Too funny! I, liked it when he "Hulked Out". Speaking of Hulk, does baby Hulk have a mustach or is his mouth black? That cake is too cute and I love how they made the birthday boy "Eran" into a superhero and put him on top! I don't know if that was the baker, "We Want Cake" or the person who ordered it, but it is precious.

Also, I don't think it is sueable when the customer orders a "custom character" cake and the baker designs one.

How do you cut the Optimus Prime standing cake without laying it down? Cut off a hand, then an arm, then his head...

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFan of your website

My friends at school would kill me if they knew it rips me up inside when I see marvel and DC characters together! I'm turning into a nerd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatie

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