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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: Disney

Salaga-doo-la, menchika-boo-la, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! Put them together, and what have you got?

You've got some magical Disney cakes coming your way, that's what!

Now quick, close your eyes. What's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words Disney icon?

Was it Mickey Mouse?

Submitted by Patricia K. and made by Cake Occasions

Of course it was!

(Hey, you didn't even close your eyes, did you?)

(Because I can tell when you're lying.)

(In fact, you could say it's as plain as the nose growing on your face.)

By Le torte decorate di Beatrice

(I am SO GOOD at segues.)

Don't worry, though, I could never stay mad at that sweet wide-eyed face for long. And those rosy cheeks! The fondant candles are an ultra-cute touch, too. Why aren't there more fondant candles on cakes? Way neater than the real thing, in both senses of the word.

But let's talk about lying some more. For instance, if you say Fantasia is your favorite Disney movie of all time, you are probably lying. In fact, I just did a quick poll of my Facebook friends. Zero percent liked Fantasia the best. Granted, I got 17 total responses, but still.

Still, Fantasia in cake form? Freaking. Amazing.

By Cake Lava

I want to frolic in those frothy waves!

Look at the water pouring out of the buckets! Beautiful.


Shhh. What's that sound?

[Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock ...]

Did you hear that?

I think it must be time to sink our teeth into some action and adventure, Neverland-style!

By Variedades Dalila

Awww, this cake gives me happy thoughts.


And let's not forget a Disney legend in her own right: Mickey's main squeeze, Minnie! Here's a fun homage to Miss Mouse:

By Erin H.

Polka dots and ruffles are a winning combination, any way you slice it.


Or bite it!

Submitted by Karen B. and made by Zoey Cakes

And if those ears are made with Thin Mints, as I suspect, then this cute little confection just entered a whole 'nother stratosphere of awesomliciousness. Mmmm.


Plenty of cuteness is happening down in the Hundred Acre Wood, too.

By Andrea's SweetCakes

See kids, this is why you want to hire a professional. I can't even imagine the travesties that would occur if you called up your local wreckery and ordered a "Pooh cake." (Wait. Actually, yes I can. Thanks, Jen!)


Here's one of my favorite scenes from Cinderella, cake-ified:

By Wendy's Taarten

So much detail here, plus some gravity-defying construction: How is the little bird hovering mid-flight off the side of the cake? And how on Earth is that mouse's head staying upright on that tiny neck?!


One more question: How can I get myself invited to some of these Disney-themed birthday parties? Seriously.

Submitted by Mitushi B. and made by Jen The Cookie Chick

I think I'm in love with the Goofy hat tier, but it's nice to see Pluto getting a subtle nod, too!


Nothing subtle about these cookies, though:

Submitted by Nancy H. and made by Katie's Something Sweet

Sheesh, Cinderella, if you love Prince Charming so much, why don't you marry him?

Oh, wait...


Now this is incredible:

By Slice of Life

I have no words. I do have some gasps of awe and half-grunted sentences, though: "That is...I mean just look at... woah!" "How did...who could...?... wow!"


I hope these Disney cakes made all your wishes and dreams come true! Or at least made you Happy, and not Grumpy.

By Le Torte di Renato

Or Sneezy, because I would really hate for you to be allergic to cake.

That would bite.

(Ha! Get it? Like the poisoned apple?)
(Oh, never mind.)


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

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Reader Comments (75)

Squeeeee.....Love Disney! I'm gearing up to do the Tower of Terror Ten Mile in September and I'm uber excited to see everything Disney!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina_Dawn

Oh WHO could ever cut into, much less eat, any of these? I know I could never touch the Cinderella dress or the castle or the...

Why must such beautiful things be destroyed???

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSunshine Mary

The cakes are wonderful. Incredible talent. But, seriously parents. Spending that kind of money on a cake for your toddler is ridiculous.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta

love the castle - but i’m sort of partial to our haunted mansion grooms cake as a fave disney cake!!
(vote vote vote!) :)

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersambycat

Not allergic to cake (as in sneezing), but allergic to every cake at every party I attend (soy allergy). Pretty much can't have cake unless I make it myself. Just wanted to complain for a minute, and point out that sneezing at cake isn't that bad...

That said, these are gorgeous, and I can still enjoy looking at them.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSad

These are amazing. I swear you must be psychic or something. I'm taking my 7 and 9 year old daughters to Disneyland this week for the very first time. Waking up to these cake beauties was like a sign that our trip is going to be, well, magical. <3

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

Disney cakes make me happy :D

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I love all of these cakes!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

After a Sunday of cakes at Cakewrecks that aren't, I no longer can think of myself as not a wrecker. (and I've done some nice cakes). Y'all make me ashamed to say I decorate cakes. Of course, I'm not professional, which these cake makers truly are!!

Impressive as always, and wonderfully inspiring!! Thanks for a week of laughs, and a weekend of bliss.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDi

Bet the Disney copyright lawyers are salivating right now like that big bad wolf...

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersandyhu26

AAhh! Woodland animals! On a cake! CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlien Girl

OMG OMG, I SO want those Minnie cupcakes! *wiggle*

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHoundmom

Fantasia IS my favorite Disney movie! Followed closely by Fantasia 2000....okay, it may have a little to do with the fact that I've played the piccolo part in the Sorcerer's Apprentice...which is only the third most awesome part (after the basoon part and the xylophone part, but way cooler than the trumpet or the horn parts)....

/end music nerd rant

But those were some amazing cakes!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

Ok these cakes are adorable... BUT fantasia is actually one of my favorite Disney movies (I have problems committing to just one) and I could not imagine getting my two year old that mickey cake. "ooh, mickey, my favorite! Mom, what are you doing with that knife?" The Peter Pan cake is spot on! They got the faces almost perfect! Love your blog! xoxo

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin S.

cakes aren't supposed to make you cry, right? I mean, not in a good way. That castle cake is GOR-GEOUS!!!


The Minnie cupcakes are either Thin Mints or York patties.. either way, *WIN* :-)

And I think the thing I love the most about the tiered Mickey &Friends cake is the cute lavender bow for Daisy down on the bottom! She didn't get forgotten either!! YAY!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstaxia

Couldn't agree with Roberta more. These cakes are beautiful but, at 2, 3, and 4 they would have loved some of the wrecks. I would love to have the money the parent's paid for them.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEeyore13

Sandyhu26, I was thinking the same thing! Disney's attorneys don't play around. The cakes are all really cute but I smell cease and desist orders in the air...

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKara Buntin

Pinocchio and Snow White aren't Disney. Disney just stole them. Nice cakes though. But really not fair to the original authors.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterannie

Mmmm, two of my favorite things: cake and Disney! I love all the cakes, but those sweet little Minnie Mouse cupcakes actually look like something I could make...and I have fresh boxes of Thin Mints in my kitchen right now!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLadybug914

Fantasia is my favorite Disney movie. Bach! Dancing mushrooms! An army of bucket-toting brooms! Tutu-wearing hippos!

(And kudos on the "Through the Looking-Glass" reference.)

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterceecee

In addition to how stunning these cakes are, I has a happy because of how many different countries these cakes come from.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Wilde

Fantasia WAS my favorite, until I saw it enough times to get tired of it.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

LOVE the Minnie Mouse Cupcakes and Cake! We have a children's party coming up at the end of the month and those would be the perfect addition!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Alexander Events,Inc.

No one has mentioned the variety of highly appropriate handwriting displayed on these cakes. I especially love the "Riley" and the "Ariana". Why can't decorators use such darling fonts all the time?

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Disney has closed down day cares for having a Disney mural on the wall, mom and pop bakeries for doing a drawing and pinata makers. They strike at random just to keep fear in the air and do not mess around.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I love these cakes, especially Pinocchil! I've got dibs on Jimminy Cricket and the little Tigger and Eyeore.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarnieB

I love your week-long posts, really, but this one? The. Best. Ever. Thanks for fulfilling my Disney-love dreams!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelley in Southern Illinois

These are adorable!!!!!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCake Addiction

The Sunday Sweets ALWAYS amaze me, but I love everything about that Pinocchio cake. It could sit on my table forever and ever, and happily ever after that. I'd probably change the name, of course...

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusanB

@Roberta & Eeyore13, I do agree...but I'm still using my son's birthdays as opportunities to practice my own decorating techniques. Poky Little Puppy this year!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlenxa

This is by far my favorite blog, and I am very into cakes and the decorating of said cakes, which is funny because I am allergic to cake! I have gluten allergies, so I love to just look at these cakes :) These are absolutely beautiful!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA Nerdy Teenage Girl

Actually, if you were careful, you could probably argue that Neuschwanstein Castle is in the public domain. So you make a cake of Neuschwanstein Castle, and if the bride happens to buy a Cinderella, Snow White or other copyrighted cake topper, music box, doll or whatever and sets it near the cake, then you have Disney figures in front of a German castle. I'd also have a couple of photos of the real castle on hand to show what I worked from, plus a few from Samur in France and maybe one of the blue and white Loire chateaux as well. And yes, as you might guess, I work with some things that can be close to copyrighted texts and images so I spend way too much time protecting myself.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTXRed

I love Fantasia. It's just that my least favorite segment is "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." My favorite segments are "Night On Bald Mountain" in the original, and "Rhapsody In Blue" in Fantasia 2000.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanus

I have to say I must have missed the day you polled, because Fantasia is defiantly one of my top fav Disney movies. There's just so much too it. My kids giggle at the string demonstration of music sounds. It was a naptime movie for a long time because I could turn the visuals off and leave the music. ^_^

Stunning cakes! I adore the Minnie ones.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy D

Fantasia the cake WAY better than Fantasia the movie!!!!! Best use of topsy turvy tiers ever! Awesome splashing water effect too. My favorite of all the amazing Sunday Sweets this week. The woodland creatures on the Snow White cake almost won me over though. They look as sugary sweet as their ingredients. I agree with Sunshine Mary, how could anyone cut and eat these cakes? But then, of course, what would be the point of making them out of cake? Hope they taste as good as they look!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersan

I have to say thoes cookies are some of the most amazing one I have EVER seen! I make a lot of cookie favors too and know others who are much more talented than me at it, but wow the detail and the way the artist used the flow-in royal to create 3d shading (the eye lids...holy s**t!) are totally amazing!!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKellyn

I agree, Roberta. But at least all of these are for kids that will remember them (I think). There are loads and loads of beautiful cakes on Sunday Sweets...for one year olds. One. Year. Olds. Who will definitely not remember anything about that day.


Not ONE Donald Duck cake?! Beauty and the Beast?! Lion King?! Lilo and Stitch?! ...Do people even make cakes with those themes? -I- sure hope so, considering that there's a cake for "Epcot'. ;D

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

Wonder how many cease and desist letters from Disney will go out to these bakers?

Disney is very protective of their characters. They don't give out permission to do these cakes and they don't mess around when they find out who's selling them.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRae

I have to put in my two cents as well, because Fantasia has ALWAYS been my favorite Disney movie. It's actually my favorite movie, period. And I didn't just sleep to it, I was all about it as a kid (I still am-- every time I watch it, I notice new moments of brilliance). I'm with Annie, though-- Sorcerer's Apprentice was always one of my least favorite parts, and I'm still miffed that they put it in Fantasia 2000 instead of including an extra new piece.

Just thought I'd join the throng (small as it may be) of Fantasia supporters!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShan

I have to admit, I was thinking along the lines of many of you here - "oh, these cakes are so beautiful, and so well done!" and "oh, the cease and desist letters are gonna be FLYING!"

Isn't that sad?

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrifioso

Stunning cakes, but as others have said, this post might not have been a great idea. If Disney get hold of this, these bakers could be in a lot of trouble.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Eek! I always love Sunday Sweets, but I'm especially happy to see that you've featured Zoey Cakes' Minnie Mouse Cupcakes. :)

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren B.

Cease and desist orders? The evidence has already been eaten.

The pictures? That one cake captures the essence of Phantasia -- an indie film that was nothing to do with that other movie. If you look really close, you'll see that Tygger and I-or live in the 101 Acre Wood. 'Winnie' is so named because he was modeled on Winston Churchill -- any resemblance to another bear of similar name is purely coincidental.

There are actually eight 'little people' on the last cake -- the eighth is on the back. That's Meg White up top, not Snow.

Or it could be that at least some of these bakers purchased licenses, because professionals tend to be on top of things like that -- that's why they get the big bucks (and why cakes like these come with financing options).

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Amazing as always, however I have to wonder who puts that kind of money into a cake for a 3 year old? This is the stage where they'll happily eat playdoh if you'd let them. I bet it is the same people who give their kids ponies. They make it hard on the rest of us cheap parents. :)

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRixie

Some Disney magic just when I needed some. I applied for the college program for what is my only and last chance and am anxiously waiting to hear the results of my phone interview. So glad to come here on one of my more anxious days and see a sprinkle of pixie dust.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizaheth

These make me sad. My daughter just had her birthday party with a combined theme of: Tractors, Zebras, and Minnie Mouse (2 year old and her ideas...). The cake person was awesome and managed to combine the theme for my little Farmer Zo. Now I realize that the cake I thought was completely awesome is only somewhat awesome in comparison :(

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Fantasia actually is my favorite Disney movie. Loved the Sorcerer's Apprentice cake!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBoni Mc.

I kept picturing the 2 year old Joshua standing there, in horror and tears, as mommy stabs Mickey Mouse with a giant cake knife. "No mommy no! No kill Mickey!"

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLDarroch

Holy wow. Did you see those teeny tiny cupcakes on pooh's plate? And Snow White? The detail on all of them is amazing!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterev

Are those blueberries on the Minnie cake??

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternotemily

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