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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)

The clockwork owl *almost* had me -- but oh, I so heart that gorgeous dragon. *sigh*

(congratulations, Zach and Savannah -- may your life be a perfection confection)

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Nimous

I was the Honored Cake Artist who made the " Post-It-Note " Proposal Cake!! I delivered it to their door step just moments after Zach Proposed and I sealed the delivery with a Big Hug to them both!
What an Awesome way to Propose and I am SO Happy for them both...

Warmly, Aprilla Cakes Of Maine

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAprilla Cakes

I am in love with the bee and cow cake :D and soo glad she said yes :)))

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

YAY for Zach and Savannah! WOOT for the Monty Python cake with the nasty not-rodent. ;)

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

YAY!! Congrats Savannah and Zach. Many years of happiness to you both.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

Congrats Zach and Savannah! First time I ever cried when a complete stranger got engaged. Um, Zach, could ya maybe have a word or two with my boyfriend?

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEire

Ok. That is really, really sweet!!!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Ooooh, I was here first thing this morning before any comments went up and saw the proposal; I've been dying to get back here all day to find out if Savannah said yes. I'm thrilled for you both, felicitations and best wishes for a long and happy life together! Jen, John and Sharyn, well done!

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPamela V.

What a nice way to end my day. Congratulations to the newly engaged.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Re: Monty Python comment... Rabbits are NOT rodents.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJ

Congratulations Zach and Savannah! And good work, folks at Aprilla Cakes!
Lovely, lovely post today.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFM

CONGRATS to the happy couple!!

And thank you oh-so-much for putting that song BACK in my head after I JUST got it out. :P

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather



Having gotten that out of the way, I just wanted to add to the well wishes for Zach and Savannah. Any couple that knows and loves each other well enough to do this is destined for greatness. Bright blessings to you both.

Your Pal,


February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

this was the most fanjabulous post - BRAVO cake wrecks - and then to finish with the Savannah and Zach! HUZZAH to them both! what a wonderful day!

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdownunder sugarglider

Congrats Savannah and Zach!

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermooseluver

Best Sunday Sweets ever! Gave me a happy buzz all day :)

Congratulations to Zach and Savannah!

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlilysabily

Congrats, Zach and Savannah. Is that an African or a European Swallow?

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Oh my gosh CRYING tears of J-O-Y!

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

Can't wait to see Savannah and Zach's wedding cake here. On a Sunday, of course.

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

Best proposal Zach! Welcome to the Family --Savannah's parents--

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterzmarshall

the owl cake looks like bubo from clash of the titans! i <3 it!

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChef Barbie

It's been wonderful this last day and a half to read all the comments here on CW. Iactually had no idea the site had comment threads, so this was a very pleasant surprise and a fantastic bonus that has made us both feel extra wonderful. A million thanks to John and Jen for helping me out with my plan and for all your patience, support, and advice, you've helped make us both very very happy. Hopefully one Sunday we'll have another cake to share with you all.


February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZach


February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

Followed the thread yesterday waiting for the response to the proposal and just re-read the threads today. Unfortunately, I'm having some kind of allergic reaction since my eyes are watering! (It's a guy thing.)

Congrats to Zach and Savannah. What a great proposal!

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMikeR

Congrats to Zach and Savannah! And a great big "yay!" to Jen and Jon for helping out :)

Didn't see anyone else comment that the steampunk owl being driven by a mouse is from a Threadless shirt called "mechanicowl." It's one of my favorites :)

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAGirl

Felicitations to Savannah and Zach...thank you for sharing your special moment with all of us.

I love that this was an official CW proposal..but I wasn't there another instance where the team helped someone send a special message with cake? Or did I dream that?

While I was looking, I did find this cute story about another successful proposal via cake that was *reported* here. :)

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Awww! How adorable!

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHanna


February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCelidah

Congrats to the happy couple! What a sweet way to propose. :)

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLizzyBean

Me (singing in head): Dragons that fly on their gossa-OOOOOOOH!

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Congratulations, Zach & Savannah!

I think I have something in my eye...

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermamagotcha


February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

:-( I missed it! Congratulations Savannah and Zach!

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

The steampunk owl! <3

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFiredawn

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