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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
Oct072012

Sunday Sweets: Rainbow Connection

Why are there
so many
songs...

By Wild Orchid Baking Co

 

...about rainbows?

By The Greedy Baker

 

And what's on the other side?

By Molly's Creative Cakes

 

Rainbows are visions,
but only illusions,

By Art2eatCakes

and rainbows have nothing
to hide.

 

So we've been told and some choose to believe it.

By Torta-Couture Cakes

 

I know they're wrong, wait and see.

Submitted by Dagbjört, made by Reddit user MaGNeTIX's father. Details here.

 

Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.

By it's a piece of cake

 

The lovers,

By Yummy Mummy Cake Creations

 

the dreamers,

By Kakes by Karen

 

and me.

By Iced Delights Cakes

 

Have a Sweet to nominate?  Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks.com.

Note from john- This post reminded me of one of my favorite posts ever: The Rainbow Connection (wrecky version).

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Reader Comments (111)

Boy that one cake sure got sprinkles ;) but all this cheery brightness was just what I needed

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

#2: best use of sprinkles ever!
I'm glad Sunday sweets showed up. I was worried when there was no new post yesterday. I miss you too much when you're not here!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrenda

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.....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE KERMIT!!!!!!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah A

This made my day! I don't know why but rainbows always make me happy! And Kermit too. ;-)

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKayleen

The Kermit cake is absolutely cute!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStoryteller

Love the song and the cakes that goes with it =)

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercusinera

This just made my whole day. Thank you.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFelstar

These are unbelievable. Cake no.2 is the REAL answer to the request "I want sprinkles"! Cake no.3 is the most fabulous wedding cake ever. As for the winged unicorn - how do they DO that?

Somewhere under the rainbow
Sweeter than most
There's a cake that I heard of
Once, in a cake wrecks post.

Somewhere under the rainbow
Going "Tweet, tweet"
There's a bird that I noticed
Once, on a Sunday Sweet.

One day I'll ride a unicorn
With rainbow colours in its horn
To get a slice

With rainbow hearts and rainbow flowers
And Monty Python rainbow towers
It's bound to be nice

Meanwhile, here in my frog pool
Shaped like a hat
I'll sit here by a bullrush
Hey, I can live with that.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Wow, I was just now reading a My Little Pony fanfic called "Rainbow Factory!" < 8-O

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Oh, Kermie! <3

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKay W

this tried to make me cry. rainbows and you ended with kermit. the most perfect post ever.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwakeangel45440

My favorites are the unicorn, the little chickie (love the cotton-ball clouds!), the stars, and of course Kermit. Who doesn't love Kermit?

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

That second last one is amazing. I keep going back to look at it. I love it.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStrobella

I can't even read the lyrics to the song without wanting to cry! Augh!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Delightful!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTaffy Cake

Best. Sweets. Post. EVER.

Not only were the cakes awesome and the song perfect, ending with Kermit with the words
"and me" was truly inspired. Bravo!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrockbox

I needed a "like" button for this post and most of the comments!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercakeburnette

>!Kermit Flail!<

I loovvve these! This when I say to myself, "Self, you really don't know anything about cake decorating any more!"

But I couldn't have done these in my prime. Those incredible roses.... That marvelous unicorn.... Just gorgeous.

I remember this song very well, and was very surprised that my daughter had no idea what I was talking about when I showed her this post. So we went to youtube, and she still didn't recognize the song. The song and movie were in 1979, and she wasn't born until 1981. No wonder she doesn't remember it!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBetty

You have posted some awesomely beautiful cakes on Sunday Sweets, but these literally take the cake. Brilliant, inspired, true colors, heart felt, couldn't be better and Kermie rocks!

@Heather, perfect lyrics!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdoAnnie

That just made me smile, sigh and say 'ahhhh...' at the end - perfect, thank you!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

These are simply stunning.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterspidey

Love love love today's post!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Aw, this made me all misty and tingly with happiness!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

@betty, I was born in '80 and I know the song-but then again I had the record (yup, the ole LP). Beautiful cakes, love #3 and 9 the most. Made me all snuggly and smiley.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelena

I LOVE THE UNICORN!!! It makes me feel like I'm back in the days of Rainbow Brite, My Little Pony, and Lisa Frank stickers! It made me feel young :-)

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen O.

Second cake is mesmerizing! I never thought I would love something so colourful but it is a dream <3

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCyllan

Perfect. If Happiness lived at a website, it's address would be http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2012/10/7/sunday-sweets-rainbow-connection.html

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindaS

First time a Sunday Sweets made me cry - absolutely lovely! The unicorn is truly magical and I want the first wedding cake with the simple-but-classy hearts! Stunning!
A much-needed antidote to a tough morning :-)

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbmbagain803

The second to last one is imitating a type of needlework called crewel, in a design called Jacobean. It's a wonder to behold. All of them are. Great post!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie!

well now THAT was a fun start to the day. i love the cake with the gajillion sprinkles, and the one with the starbursts was super-cool! many thanks as always!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermickeyp415

Cake #7 reminded me of Yellow Submarine ' movie". I'm not good enough at remembering to recall where they ended up with the big hand and all the other nonsense that went on, but anyway, that is what it reminded me of...

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Perfect post, amazing cakes, wonderful ending! Made me cry happy tears!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Thank you for the Awwwww. What a truly sweet Sunday.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSunnystarfish

I was singing the song and when I got to the cake for "The lovers" I was thinking "Please. Please. Please have it end with Kermit" And it did!!! *Kermit Flail!*

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

Favorite post ever!! Love this SO much! Seeing Kermit at the end was perfection :-)

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

*deep sigh of contentment*

That's all I need to say.

@Heather Looooove the song. Thank you.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Awesome! We just did a rainbow themed birthday party for my daughter! Blogged here if you want to see: http://kellys-krafts.blogspot.de/2012/09/rainbow-birthday-party.html

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I'm not feeling well today (all sniffly with a headache because of the drastic weather change where I live), and this just made my day. I love the Rainbow Connection song and Kermit. To have beautiful rainbow cakes and then end it with Kermit it just PERFECT!!!!! I really needed something to help make me feel better and this did it!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDCrawford

So sweet. Thank you ~

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDahlia

Awwwwwwwww, such a beautiful start to my day! Thank you!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLadybug914

I think the "sprinkles" on the second cake are Nerds candy. I can't imagine how long that must've taken to do. I know I wouldn't have that much patience! Beautiful cakes and awesome Sunday post as always!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternormajean

That kermit cake is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Thanks for the Sunday fuzzies!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterapplescruffs

It's the kind of day where hearing the song in my head while looking at these pretties got me all choked up. xoxo

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmityL

I love them all! *_* I can't pick a favorite. I would also have the worst time forcing myself to stick a knife in any of them. They're too pretty!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex K.

On closer inspection of the winged unicorn, I thought there might be a baby hiding under it's wing. I had to go to the site and look for a picture from another angle, and I think it's even more beautiful in the other view with the baby relaxing against the mom! I so want a sculpture of that cake in my house!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternormajean

#Geek
#SappyMcSapperton

This post made me cry.

I hate you.

NOW HOLD ME DAMMIT!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLo

This made me tear up a bit, cause that song is one of my favorites and it always makes me tear up a bit too.

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

I love absolutely everything about this post!

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Happy sigh..................:)

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercrownring

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