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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 Everything Nice

Rock-a-bye reader, on the laptop
did a week's worth of wreckage
make your jaw drop?

Your brain might be scarred,
with stunned disbelief,
so let today's Sweets
bring you blessed relief!

That's right, it's the sweetest-themed sweets of all: baby showers! Prepare for a mass cuteness attack.

Submitted by Jen C. & made by Sharon Wee Creations

I don't know how Noah's ark came to be synonymous with babies, other than all the animals supposed to be having babies, I guess, but it sure makes for an adorable cake! The rhinos are my favorite!


You know what else is adorable? Bears in a balloon basket.

By Sweet Tiers

"Ooh, Honey Bear, I just felt the baby kick!"


And speaking of kicks, check out the sweet pair atop this cake. I don't care how tough you are, if you cradle your hands around a tiny pair of baby shoes, you are going to squeal aloud. And if you happen to be pregnant and hormonal, you may also cry.

Sub'd by Julia D. & made by Johannas Tartor

Respect the baby shoe.


Sub'd by Nicole B. & made by The Cake Boutique

I love the different color vibe of this one. Minty green, deep chocolate and orange? How unexpectedly awesome! See, not all baby shower cakes have to be covered in pastel ribbons and roses.


But then again, you won't hear me complaining if they are! After all, this next cake is an explosion of pastel ribbons and roses, and it's amazing.

By Sweet Irene


And here's another be-ribboned beauty:

By Rosey Confectionery Sugar Art

Oh yeah, I'm firmly on the ribbon and rose wagon. Heck, I'm driving the wagon. This cake's so perfect and precise I can barely believe it was made by a human.


Now here's a cake sure to please any expectant mother about to 'pop!'

Sub'd by Tanya F. & made by Sugar Creations

But you probably shouldn't say anything like that to her, nor jokingly compare her size to a circus tent, or even innocently mention the word "elephant." When I was pregnant, my husband accidentally said 'cellulite' when he meant to say 'saline' and I didn't talk to him for five days.

But getting back to the cake: do take note of the little 3D detailing on the elephant's ears!


Owl bet you've never seen a sweeter little cake than this:

Sub'd by Cathy B. & made by Terry D.

This is too much for words. I'm sitting here with a goofy smile on my face, trying to absorb all the cuteness. Woodland creatures! A baby owl with his mommy and daddy! I want to push that knife off the table so nothing can ever harm them!


And because we can never have too many birds on cakes, or butterflies, buttons and balls... (um, let's just call them dots), and flowers for that matter, behold:

By Andrea's SweetCakes

Love it. Sydney is a blessed girl! I hope they save her a piece!


And finally, this next cake makes me want to go back in time, become a rock star, have a baby, name that baby something trendy and nonsensical like "Pumpkin Drizzle Gables," and throw a baby shower with all my cool rock-n-roll friends, for no other reason than to roll out this super-star worthy cake:

By Little Cherry Cake Company

Rock on, baby. ROCK ON.


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

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Reader Comments (59)

I'm jealous of the owl/woodland creature cake. My son's room is in the Cater's Woodland creature theme. I got a Costco cake for one shower.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternewish mom

I have just one word for these cakes: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Wow, I just melted into a puddle. And I totally want little clay figures of all those little woodland creatures. Just adorable!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

So very, very cute! I'm in love with the owls! I never had a shower for my second child - is it bad form to have one nine years later? ;-)

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

OH MY GOD, my cake is on Sunday Sweets! And it was the first "real" cake I ever made! My friend Cathy was decorating her nursery with the Carter's Forest Friends decor, and so obviously I had to make a cake for her shower to match. Her favorite color is orange so I wanted to be sure to incorporate it pretty heavily. She loved the little owl family, too! :)

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry D.

Noah's Ark is not a's a cake topper made of's the decorator constructing it:

January 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

These cakes are such an overdose of CUTENESS! My favorite is the sugar & spice cake! Even though I just had a baby, (making it child #4), I might have to have another one just so I can get one of these adorable cakes for myself! (My husband just said, "Don't even think about it. With another kid we wouldn't even be able to afford a little debbie cake!") Haha!.

January 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobbi/Sugarrrsmack

As cute as the popcorn/circus cake is, I can't get past the quotation marks.

January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

. . ."name my baby 'Pumpkin Drizzle Gables'". . .teehee *snort* heehee! ;-)

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

I fell madly in love with the owl cake--even posted it on my Facebook page as "LOOK HOW ADORABLE!!!!11!!!!1!!!" or something. Then, to my utter ecstasy, I was asked to make a baby shower cake for a nature-loving young mom-to-be, and got the chance to copy it. Mine wasn't quite as spectacular as the original, but all the shower guests squeed over it and dreaded having to cut it. The pics remain, though!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHane

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