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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
Sep292013

Sunday Sweets: You Can't Handle The Cute!

Hi. I'm Jen, and I'm addicted to cute.

What can I say? Sometime I just NEED to see a baby dragon holding a beach ball surrounded by pastel pennant bunting.

(By Choko Late)

Ahhhh. That's the stuff.

(Even the letters are adorable. How?!)

 

Needless to say, I heartily approve of cutesying up my favorite characters, like Bats and Wonder Woman here:

(By Little Pieces of Heaven, found here)

Cutest crime-stoppers evah! And how perfect are their colors together?

 

I know some folks find the button eyes on Lalaloopsy dolls a little too Coraline-esque, but I'm completely nuts for them:

(By Jussra Soares and found here - but no website is listed. Anyone have it?)

Squee! Srsly, it's all I can do not to start binge-buying these every time I'm near the toy aisle. And would you look how sweet that quilted pattern is? With the little tape measure and sewing basket and spools? And that fabric name plaque on the wall with the birthday girl's name is super fun.

 

I think these next two need no introduction:

(By The Cupcake Maker)

...but that's Despicable behavior.

If you're not smiling right now, you should get your emotion chip checked. And is anyone else expecting to see that goggle strap snap back at any second? I feel like I could reach out and twang it, it's so perfect!

 

So. Buzz Lightyear. Could he be any cuter?

Why yes, yes he could:

(By Don Buciak II)

I will never stop being amazed at what Don can do with just buttercream - NEVER. (Yes, that's all icing!) Think you can't have a show-stopping sculpted cake without fondant? Then hit that link up there and go see more of Don's work - but hang on to your socks.

 

I've determined there aren't nearly enough Rainbow Brite cakes in the world. Happily Amy here is working to fix that:

(Submitted by Kate F. and made by Amy A-S)

YES. I love her ponytail, and the rainbow stars. Of course, you do realize I'll be spending the next hour searching ebay for my old doll with the crinkly holographic skirt, right? And a Twink in every color, so I can make a Twink rainbow? They'll look perfect next to my Gremlin and Animaniac dolls.
Aw yeeeah.

 

And now, the cutest knight in all the land:

(By Tal Tsafrir's Cakes)

Accompanied by the cutest dragon, perched atop the cutest castle. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's the Kingdom of Cute, right there.

 

Sure, Hello Kitty is already pretty darn adorable - but EVERY girl looks better with nerdy glasses and a little plaid bow, amirite?

(Submitted by Kristen R. and made by Alena's Sweets)

 

Speaking of which, I've always thought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be more fun as girls - haven't you?

(By Little Cherry Cake Company)

And girls who like cupcakes just as much as they like their pizza, too - because those are the kind of teenage mutant ninja turtles *I* want to hang out with. Cowabunga, dudettes!

 

Er, you may want to cover your ears, 'cuz I'm about lose my adorbz-loving mind over this next one:

(By Chef Sam)

TIGGER!!! It's all. About. That. Tigger. And the balloons. Yes. I want that little Tigger, holding the balloons, on my desk, IMMEDIATELY.

Please? [Bambi eyes]

 

I'll admit that not all robots are cute, but for every murderous Dalek or Cylon there's a chipper little sweetie like this, just waiting to bloop at you cheerfully and offer to play a game of checkers:

(By Cheirinho De Coisa Boa)

That smile! And his eyes light up!

 

Well, my friends and fellow addicts, I hope you've gotten your fill of cute Sweets today - but if not, I think a happy little penguin wearing an aviator cap and balancing on a circus ball should do the trick:

(By Pauline Bakes The Cake)

[collapses from the cute]

Yep, we're done here.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

EXTRA BONUS SWEETNESS: Our friends Rick and Sasha over at cakelava - whose work we've featured a lot over the years here on Sweets - just wrote a fun book called Extreme Cakeovers:

And even better, they have three copies to give away to you guys! So just comment below to enter, and we'll announce the three lucky winners in tomorrow's post. Good luck!

 

P.S. - Curious to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets? Then go check out our Sunday Sweets Directory!

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Reader Comments (586)

Uiiiiiii! The cutest thing ever :)! That Pooh cake really makes me wanna be a child again, and bear Pooh to be my best buddy again. Best times ever :).

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAneeGirl

Just too cute! Wherever do these cake artists get their ideas???? (And I love the book --- I'm sure a lot of people will be turning out awesome cakes using the examples in it.) (We can't all be as creative as these cake decorators are!)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

These Sunday Sweets just get better and better! Thanks for including frosting only cakes, I truly appreciate it.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

Must. Have. Penguin.

And Minions.

And Tigger.

And... well, all of 'em.

Stat.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

"Cute" doesn't usually appeal to me but there are some really wonderful examples of it here today. The Despicable Me cake is my absolute favorite! I'd love a chance to win one of those books, too, so I could try my hand at a little wreckiness myself!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpearlgirl

Those cakes are adorable! I would love to win a copy of that book! I need to step up my homemade birthday cake game.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMegan M.

The minions are so adorable. Oh my goodness!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLori-jo

Just in case anyone is wondering, the robot is from Sesame Street. My daughter is 5, and she LOVES him and demanded the cake for her next birthday.
This is him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGbhlU4tGg0

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarahM

My little ones flipped for the Ninja Turtle cake! too cute!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Those cakes are adorable! My 3 year old just saw these and said, "Look, 2 Minions!" I think that was his favorite. :-)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMysterym

I don't usually post but I kind of need that book.
Long time follower, first time poster.
Love your blog, Jen & husband of Jen.
You are both totes adorbes!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJani

Thanks for the Sunday Sweets! I love all of them, but have a special place in my heart for the Despicable Me cake. You can almost hear them talking to one another -- it's spot on!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatieBoBatie

I'm really glad you're posting some frosting only cakes. I make cakes and I only cover in fondant when people ask for it. I'll still make my decorations using fondant, but hardly anyone likes the taste of fondant. The taste is just as important as the look!

My favorite has to be the kingdom of cute though. I'm a sucker for knights.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChelsey

I love the Rainbow Brite cake! I miss my doll! I will be hunting Ebay for her too!
And the Girly Ninja turtle cake is to DIE FOR!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

so cute! would love the decorating book, too!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmilyRose

The two dragons are my favorites----these cakes are too cute to eat! I could not bear to cut into those adorable little creatures!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I was hoping for a cute Dalek before seeing the picture underneath the writing. Anyway, here is my comment for trying to win one of the books. :-)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

More fondant-free cakes, please! But the non-wrecky kind.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlz

Man, Sunday Sweets are my favorite, and a Sunday Sweets with possible prizes? Fantastic!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterforensic13

Sweet! My kiddos LOVE cake cookbooks!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Love the Mike the Knight Cake. My five year old just saw it and is dying for one now. LOL

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah C

It's all so cute I'm gonna die!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie T.

Squee! That adorable little Tigger is my favorite also.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda S

Lobe the robot with the light up eyes!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErica Ziebarth

Pororo!!! That's the penguin's name, and he has a South Korean TV show. All these cakes are super cute!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermommai

omg! so. flippin'. cute. that penguin at the end did me in too!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbunny

I think the knight may be "Mike the Knight", new cartoon that my nephews love, but not positive. I have to have the Wonder Woman cake, minus Batman tho. Would love a copy of the book since we can't always afford a pro. Good place for cakes in southeast Michigan tho is the: http://parisbakerylivonia.com/ They matched a my little pony cake to my daughters favorite when she was about 5 or 6 I think & did an awesome (no fondant, all frosting) job. Their cakes always tastes as good as they look too.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJillMillross

LOVED the Batman and Wonderwoman!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCC

These cakes are so cute
I can't see straight
Is it my birthday yet?
I bet nerdy Hello Kitty knows the date!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMollyB

I want that first dragon. Too cute!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJude

SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Squeeeee....I need the rainbow bright cake in my life!! Love them all!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShannon junttila

Wow. Just wow.
And I want that book! Pleeeeeeeeeeze??

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterQueen of Fifty Cents

That cake over book looks awesome! My kind of cooking.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

I will now have to make a cute dalek cake. Because daleks are adorable.

And also, that book looks AWESOME

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Since, although they are wearing skirts, the turtles are still topless, these are either Transvestite Mutant Ninja Turtles, or they are a lot more fun than one suspected.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

LOVE the TNMT cake! Turtle Power!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I would love a copy of Extreme Cakeovers! Wonderful!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

The red lining under the Hello Kitty cake looked to me like an evil smile....which I find makes Hello Kitty more appealing! Just me I guess.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterheloise

What an awesome book! I would love to win!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKara

I have to hold in all my sqees so I don't wake up my husband. So cute!!! I really want that Rainbow Brite cake.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Now that's a giveaway I can get on board with!

I just love the Lalaloopsy cake, but I also love Coraline, so the button eyes are no issue here!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKimberlyE

I have to vote for Eeyore. That depressed donkey and I understand each other.
Would love a copy of the books to make cakes for my nephew who has leukemia.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermary

I want all these cakes, too cute!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I love sunday sweets and would love to win a copy of the book!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

LOVE! This is a great Sunday Sweets today. Cuteness overload! That book looks amazing too!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

These adorable cakes were a great way to start the day! How can anyone cut into them? :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrish B

I LOVE the penguin,

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

The dragon on top of the castle...... Swoon!!!!!
Way. To. Cute.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDisney mom

OOOO pick me pick me! <3

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMegan M

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