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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: Super Bowl

You may remember from last year's Super Bowl Sweets that we the CW team know almost as much about sports as we do about weasel neutering.



(The Super Bowl IS football, right? Oh, good.)

I watch the Super Bowl every year - despite my lack of sports knowledge - just because I get to eat glorious piles of delicious junk food:

By Alliance Bakery

Mmmm...Oooonion riiings...

I love the Seussian details; it looks like it's straight out of Green Eggs and Junk Food!

It's a fact that Super Bowl parties are the only place where it's entirely acceptable, nay, expected!, to eat a whole bag of potato chips by yourself.

Submitted by Linday S. and made by La-Di-Da Cakes

RRRRuffles have RRRidges made out of fondant, and they're amazing.

The only way I know this isn't a real bag of chips is how full it is. Usually when I open a bag, it's 75% air, 15% chip crumbs, and 10% greasy-fingered shame.


Of course, no Super Bowl party would be complete without a heaping stack o' wings:

By Sugar Buzz Cakes

Now, I know what you're thinking: those are real wings on cake, which is disgusting. I thought the same thing. So we called the baker in Tempe, AZ and asked her. Turns out they're made of fondant! Un-Be-Freakin'-Lievable.


I just remembered that this is supposed to be a football post.

Fine. Here.

By Mike's Amazing Cakes

Seriously, Mike. Did you steal a piping bag from Warehouse 13?

[Ok, so we *might* have just given you a clue why we know nothing about football.]



Hey, you know what goes great with sports for which you care nothing? Pizza!

Submitted by Hilary B. and made by Pink Cake Box

It's pretty rare to see a pizza box cake. I love it. And check out the little mushrooms!


Now I know what you're thinking: what am I gonna drink with all this junkfood, water? What do I look like, a health nut? What am I, a fish?!

No! You're an American! 

By Piece of Cake - Custom Cakes by Mark

You drink BEER!


Unless, of course, you're NOT an American. In which case:

Submitted by Lisa L. and made by Cakes by No More Tiers

You drink LAGER!

The bottles and ice on both cakes are made of sugar. Total homerun!


Ok, I know what you're all waiting for. After all, you can't have the Super Bowl without some bone-crunching, cheerleading, touch-downing, grass-staining, FOOTBALL.


Personally, the commercials are my favorite part of the Super Bowl. Like the Mighty Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales!

By CakeCentral user mmmcake0072

D'awww. Who's a mighty widdle clydesdale?! It's you, it's you!



Okay, okay, we probably need to talk about football or... something.

So, the New England Patriots are playing.

By Chocmo Cakes

And I'm pretty sure they'll win because this cake is very tall and majestic.


Also, the New York Giants are playing:

By The Designer Cake Company

Although I hear blue balls are hard to run with.

[innocent smile]


And so, it is with a heavy heart and a full stomach that we bring this post to an end, with one final, majestic nod to the ol' pig skin:

By Swen's Homemade Cake

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday everybody!

Or, ya know, just a Sunday.


Have a Sweet for us? Then send it to SundaySweets (at) cakewrecks (dot) com.

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Reader Comments (55)

Or you're epileptic, in which case you drink raspberry lemonade. Tastes better than beer, anyway, and you don't get stupid. And I'm with you on the Warehouse 13 thing. My hair even looks like Claudia's (though I'm not the hacker she is).

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

You might be an American, but after all those beers you know what you are? European (you're a'peein', get it?).

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBoudica

Chicken wings on a cupcake isn't such a far-fetched idea! I just read a story the other day about a bakery in NY that makes a cupcake with a cornbread "cake", bleu cheese icing and a chicken wing on top - not such a bad idea, huh??

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

This post appeals to my non-sports side. Love the bag of chips thing, thanks for the laugh.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTaryn

The leather egg game
needs to pay homage to the
leather chicken. Bwwwok!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I'll be watching the Puppy Bowl myself.. Much cuter.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpeg

WOW! I am blown away. Simply blown away.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

You mean the Patroits and the Gaints are playing.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Love, love, LOVE the haiku. Very well played.

And that little PIGGY at the end...OMGSQUEEE! Love the ears...and the nose...and I bet it has a little curly tail too...

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I seriously NEED that pig cake. I want to adopt it.

Now bring on the commercials -- I want to see the dogs bark the Star Wars theme again.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

You know, I was semi-afraid to scroll down when I saw the words 'pig skin'. I'm still slightly scarred (and scared!) from that marzipan pig from a couple of weeks ago. This one is adorable, though!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

I forgot it was Super Bowl Sunday. I didn't forget it was Sunday Sweets Day. Clearly, my priorities are superior to most of America's. :)

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSMiaVS

love it! another Sunday Sweets masterpiece of fun.
did you know you can see all the ads as they come out on youtube? advertisers are smart this yr and have decided to instantly share them as they appear on the tv. score for the non superbowl but still ad watcher/snackers people! yay

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Jen, you need to do what I do every year; grab some junk food and find an unused tv to watch the Puppy Bowl. Way more fun.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

What does the check box on the pizza box say? My something or mushroom?

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrista

The pizza box says,
My room or Mushroom. Heh.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNewbuffalomom

Awesome cakes, but I think the links to the cake artists are wrong underneath. I tried clicking on all the links and they all go to the same flicker page.

[Editor's note- You're absolutely right. It was a whoopsie with our host. All fixed now. Thanks for the heads up! -john (thoJ)]

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryB

Fondant BBD coasters! *squee!* Forget the beer, I love the Purdue decorations!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercmsp

Cutest. Pig. Ever.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve the Pocket

This is my most favorite Sunday sweet Punny post, Ever!
blue balls, bwah ha ha ha ha haha ! !

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterG.M.S.

Thanks for this! I was wondering why the grocery store was so crowded today, so thankfully Cake Wrecks is here to teach me about the Super Bowel. I wouldn't have known which teams were playing, either . . .

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I'm with Wendy - I wouldn't have known who was playing either, if it hadn't been for Cake Wrecks. I promptly shared this information with my husband, who covered his ears and shouted "DON'T TELL ME - I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!!! La la la la la - I can't heeeaaarr yoooouuuu!" So thank you, Cake Wrecks, for not only helping me to keep up to date with the kind of info that the rest of the country thinks I should know, but also allowing me to tweak my husband at the same time - TOTAL WIN!!!!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIkwig

These cakes make me hungry-and not for cakes :(

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

So, when will we get to see the Weasel Neutering wrecks you promised?

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRanger

To neuter weasel,
take one small, strong rubber band.
Apply where needed.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I would prefer real wings on my cake. Then you can have a little nosh and then dessert. Not that the appearance of those sweet wings ain't totally iimpressive.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLulu

Finally - a football cake that looks like a football.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

You know, it is possible to appreciate both science fictions and sports. My husband and I love SyFy channel but we also watch football, baseball, hockey, and soccer. I like to think of it as well-rounded. =.)

Anyway, thanks for a very well-rounded post on all the things that make Super Bowl Sunday fun for all of us whether geeks, jocks, nerds, or something in between.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

These cakes were all wonderful. I'm headed to a Super Bowl party in a few minutes and pulled pork is on the menu. :-)

Love the WH13 reference. Wonder who the piping bag would have belonged to....maybe Wayne Thiebaud? After prolonged use all your work began to have a pop art look, no matter what you were trying to create?

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaemi

The potato-chip-bag cake is awesome. AWESOME. <does the "I'm not worthy" bow>

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules


i just threw up a rainbow that was so cute.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCakeninja

Personally, I'd be pissed when I bit into those wings just to get a mouthful of cake. I love wings.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEm

I think they should have put real carrot and celery sticks on #3. You know, just to make it 'healthy' and stuff. But mostly to mess with people's minds. Bwahahaha. (Two words: ranch buttercream.)

Things are getting kind of quiet at DOC. The local bakery departments are simply not down to the expected standard for some reason. Maybe I just happen to live in an area with an unusual concentration of people who know how to make balloons that look like balloons and how to pipe brown frosting so that it doesn't suggest something else. Yeah, that's it. Or else they're pods.

It could be that the bakery people are just playing it safe -- I haven't seen much writing on local cakes, which may have something to do with it -- but the pod theory explains more. Wreckerators are being held somewhere (perhaps by the arm) while pods have successfully integrated themselves into local bakeries, from which they will launch their plan to spread competence throughout society and from coast to coast. I have no plans to stop them, as long as they agree to put bakeries back like they were.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I just thought you should know that this blog is the only reason i knew who was playing in the superbowl (and could impress all my friends).

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary

The blue ball would work better as a rugby ball.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

The little pinl pig is sooooo cuuute....

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertiny p elephat

The chicken wing cupcakes are from Polka Dots here in Albany,NY. They haven't been able to keep them in stock! (And they will be back on Cupcake Wars sometime soon, we hear!)

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterev

Since this is a football post, those sugar beer bottles are total Touchdowns (not homeruns...which is baseball). And way to go Giants!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercatplumtree

I LOVED that cute horse and your narrative is priceless!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Warehouse 13 FTW!!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

AWWWW!!!! That little Piggie is so CUTE!!!

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNausicaa

@Haiku Joy you just made the guys all flinch!

Beautiful cakes but I'm still glad you only do the pretty stuff once a week. :)

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

"Fine. Here." LOL!! CW team, you are fantastic! You make my day every day. Really, though, that football is pretty cool. And those chips are amazing! And those wings? And those bottles? I am amazed, again. Thanks for doing Sunday Sweets and restoring some of my faith in decorators.

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P,

The fact that you mentioned the warehouse makes me love this blog all the more!

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

I am in love with the pig and its piglets. Oh my goth! :D

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAddy DelaMorte

The Patroits are adroit, but the Gaints ain't.

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommentercookiesN'cream

that pig cake was so cute i honestly nearly died..... (now trying to think of ways to make my daughter love pigs so i can get her one for her birthday, lol)

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVelvetfeet

Nice Iron Chef America reference there at the end! I can't believe I'm the only one who caught that?

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamtha

Great post, Jen! LOVE the little piggy and the piglets - squee!!

Haiku Joy - you are just too clever, too!

What a great way to start the day!

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

Barbara Anne, that's exactly how my husband used to neuter goats when he was growing up. His job was to hold the goat, and his uncle's to apply the rubber band. There were special rubber bands available in feed supplies just for this.

Somehow this sounds harder to do with weasels. Are weasels about ferret-sized? I think it would be more difficult to hold down the weasel. We don't say a person "goated" out of a tight spot, after all.

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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