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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: ♪ More Favorite Things! ♫ 

♪ Shiny pink noses on yarn-addled kittens

(By Hope's Sweet Cakes)


Boxes of chocolate from suitors so smitten.

(By Robineau Patisserie)

Smart Steampunk owl cakes with cogs, gears and springs

(By Arte Di Amore)

These are a few of my favorite things.

French bread and pizza and sauce-covered noodles

(Submitted by Amanda C., made by Carlo's Bakery)


Foul-tempered rodents from times that were feudal

(By Black Sheep Custom Cakes)


Dragons that fly on their gossamer wings

(By The Butter End Cakery)

These are a few of my favorite things!


Charming old houses with white window sashes  

(By Confetti Cakes)


Sweet Disney babies with curling eyelashes

(By Mannuli)


Smelling the flowers that bloom in the spring

(By Pink Cake Box)

These are a few of my favorite thiiiings...

These dogs don't bite

(By Sublime Bakery)


These bees don't sting...

(By One Egg, or Two?)


These cows don't go mad...

(By Cakes for All Occasions)

I hope you liked sharing my favorite things

And maybe they made you glad! ♫ 



Three and a half years of love in the making

This final Sweet could be yours for the taking

If your name's Savannah then we must confess

Along with Zach, we do hope you'll say YES!  

(By Aprilla Cakes)

[Pssst. Savannah! This is not a drill! TURN AROUND.]



Update from Zach: "It's a YES!"

And there was MUCH rejoicing.

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Reader Comments (134)

Loving the cows. And the pugs. And everything else on this post! Sharyn, you never cease to amaze me.

Congratulations, Savannah and Zach!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I think in the future we need to see their wedding cake :-)

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Sound of Music, Monty Python, Steampunk, Bambi AND a Wedding Proposal. Sunday Extra Sweets!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdebbie


February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSavannah

Sweets to the sweetest!
A century of joy to
Zach and Savannah.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Congrats (or should I say 'Congradulatitions'?) to Zach and Savannah!

Love the Spamalot cake! Trojan rabbit, vorpal bunny and Holy Handgrenade of Antioch, oh my!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercal

Yay Zach and Savannah!! Congrats to the happy couple!
She said yes!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancie

HOORAY! Mazel Tov to Zack ad Savannah - they are off to a spectacular start!

Also, fantastic rhyming-with-the-music-scheme, especially the line about the owl cake. =)

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbgweil

Congratulations Zach and Savannah!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia (foodycat)

Congratulations Zach and Savannah! Got me and my hubby teary-eyed!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette L.

Congratulations Zach and Savannah! A proposal in cake?!? Kinda makes me wish I wasn't already married!

Love these cakes! I was overcome by the awesome of the Monty Python Cake (WANTS!!!) then scrolled down to see that unbearably amazing dragon. Once I find my jaw where it fell on the floor, I'm going to start saving to get one of those. And a big ol' display case so I can just look at it forever.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh Ann

Congratulations to Savannah and Zach!! May you have many Sunday Sweets together! :-)

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Say yes Savannah! Great post as usual!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPinkSith

Bambi cake is sooooo cute! But I'd rather cut into one of those baby cakes. What heartless person would cut into Bambi.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Best wishes Zach & Savannah! Hope your wedding cake is as beautiful as this one!
And "yarn-addled kittens" for the win!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbmbagain803

Woohoo!! Great day to sing along and congrats to Savannah and Zach!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Yay Savannah and Zach! :) And awesome cakes!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmamda K

Aww! Congratulations Savannah and Zach! It was a very sweet post today! Thank's Jen and John!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

ok - seriously freaking out here... because I know a Savannah who is dating a Zach! gulp!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

congratulations Savannah and Zach! Wishing you much love and happiness

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTina

AAHHHHH!! Congratulations, Zach and Savannah!!!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

i'm impressed tht zach knows how to spell.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjane lewis

Congrats! Love and good blessings and luck and all sorts of wonderful good things for your marriage.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeti

Awww! Yay Zach & Savannah! Congrats!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuzie

Congrats to Zach and Savannah! May your wedding cake and marriage be the stuff of Sunday Sweets forever - no wrecks!

(although it could be neat to tie a bunch of naked baby carrot jockeys to the back of your getaway car, you know, instead of tin cans…)

Great job, Sharyn!

I want the cows cake…

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDB

Best Sunday Sweets ever! Congratulations to Zach and Savanna!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Congrats to Zach and Savannah! (And extra kudos to Zach for his creative proposal!)

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbruingirlie

I am Zach's proud aunt. We are thrilled for Zach and Savannah! What a sweet proposal--and they are indeed a warm, loving, and very sweet couple.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Congrats to the happy couple!


February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Congrats, Zach and Savannah!!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTJ

I wonder how many Zachs with girlfriends named Savannah are feeling super awkward now!

Nice, Holy Grail cake, but where are the shrubberies?

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

These Sunday Sweets are AWESOME (my personal fav is the one by Pink Cake box - with the white frosted tiers and green ribbons and GLORIOUS flowers).

Congrats to Zach and Savannah. How very cool! Happy long life and may your wedding cake NOT be a wreck.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

May be best post ever!!!!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCA

I would have given anything to see her face when she saw that cake and it sank in..... HAPPY TEARS!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCecile

It's been said, but bears repeating: Best. Sunday. Sweets. EVER!!!

Congrats to Zach & Savannah! I confess that I am jealous. I've always wanted my hubby to do something big like that...but he's a shy guy so that's a no-go. He's good, though, so it's a fair trade. :-) After I read the column, I had The Daughter read it and she instantly burst into song & sang Sharyn's sweet parody while reading the post. But what really got me laughing was The Son, who launched into the Minecraft parody of My Favorite Things when he heard his sister singing! {giggle}

@Interrobang - WE KNOW. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. And I still love it and the dragon cake! Will take one of each, OK? Deliver them to the Bunker ASAP.

Now, Craig, we need to redecorate the Bunker again! The left side, with the gym & den, etc. will be the Bachelor party and the right side with the Spa will be the site of the Bridal Shower/Bachelorette party. If Zach & Savannah desire, perhaps Theardare will permit the use of his very palatial Atrium for the wedding ceremony and/or reception. Please have Eddie 2.0 decorate accordingly. Thank you!

One last note - Zach, *no* cage fighting during the Bachelor party! You will not look handsome or cute going down the aisle with a black eye on your face. Feel free to *watch* all the WWF matches, etc. in the den on the super-colossal-ultimate HDTV. I'm sure Theardare won't mind a bit.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Even my hubby liked the Grail cake!! Congrats Zach and Savannah!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

I LOVED the Monty Python Cake!!!!!!!!!!
And the engagement was very unique! Congrats!!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMommy Margot

I would be extremely embarrassed to be a good cake artist and have my cakes featured on here. I don't understand it. Who would want their stuff featured on 'Cake Wrecks?' I think you should make another blog or something if you want to feature good cakes, because it's sort of a disgrace to people.

[Editor's note- That's true any other day of the week. But Sundays are reserved for the best of the best cakes out there and from what I've heard from the many kind emails we've received, it's considered an honor to be featured here. I'm sorry you don't understand. Have a pleasant night! -john]

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpeglegpete

A guy who proposes via cake is a keeper! ;) Congrats to Savannah and Zach!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKendra

Applause! Much applause!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren O

Awww - we have been watching all day for an update!! Yeah Zach and Savannah!! Awesome!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermichelleinengland

Finally, FINALLY, someone notices Rogers and Hammerstein's AWESOMENESS.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Congratulations to the happy couple!! What a great way to propose!!! New memories for CakeWrecks. We'll need update cake pictures in the future.

And I'm agog and in wow at that Dragon cake. Too pretty to eat!!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

Wow! I am so NOT a teary-eyed romantic (unless it's Bogie standing there when the bimbo walks away at the end of "Casablanca") but, yup, I was all teary when I saw that engagement "psst!" Lovely photo of the happy couple, too! :D

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Savannah and Zach MUST have a wrecky wedding cake! Be vague when ordering but iinsist it must have 'sprinkles' on it.
By the way in the UK we call sprinkles 'hundreds and thousands' I'd like to see what a wrecker would do with that!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren UK

Congrats!! What fun, a Cake Wrecks proposal!! Now, be sure the wedding cake is a Sunday Sweet not a wreckerator classis!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jean

Awwwwww!! I'm all misty over here.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermin

That proposal was sweeter than anything I came across all Valentines Day... Awww. <3 Cake Wrecks and this just warmed my heart even more!!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusi

Yeah! Congrats and many happy years to come. Now, go find a lot of wrecks on your hunt for the perfect wedding cake. Just be sure to share all the wrecks and the perfect cake with us, please!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkim

The dragon is AMAZING! Wow!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermouse

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