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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: 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 (587)

Sadly, the Rainbow Brite picture didn't come up for me, just got a broken link box. :( But I'd love to win that book anyhow!

Great stuff as usual, Jen!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVyx

Man, I wish I had this type of talent! Sunday Sweets are my favorite part of the weekend!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

So many cute things! I love this blog- it is sometimes the one bright spot in my day (unless you've posted something on epbot too *grins*). And the book looks so awesome, it's going on my amazon wishlist.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDecemberRainfall

Fabulous as usual!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz W.

They are all so cute, but the minions are my favorite!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarlene

Welp! I've gotten my Cute Fix for the day! Thanks for that, and thanks in advance for the lovely book!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarebabe

Oh my goodness, that Winnie the Pooh cake is darling! Now I've got the song in my head, and that is NOT a bad thing!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I always loved the Winnie the Pooh characters! Rabbit was my favorite, actually, and then Kanga and Roo, but Tigger was definitely next in line at the top of my favorites list. :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterT Ann K

Seriously cute cakes! The book is such an awesome idea.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRSW

The buttercream Buzz is amazing. It's like we're finally seeing what every single birthday cake ever was SUPPOSED to look like.

And speaking of birthday cakes, I have A LOT of kids. I make A LOT of birthday cakes. I need that book.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKendra

Sunday Sweets make my morning! I love sitting down with my tea in the morning and looking at all the beautiful works of art! Who says cakes are only meant to be tasty and not eye-appealing! I especially love the pastel colours on the first dragon cake!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStefanie

I can't choose between the minions and the castle-with-knight-and-dragon, so cute! I think I'd have to go for the castle though, that's just made of all cute, and the minions are being naughty ;)

That book looks great, filled with ideas to treat my soon to be born niece with :D (and ourselves, too)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAyliza

I want to win! All these cakes are seriously adorable!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFlipflopmama

B A N A N Ahhhhh! I love the minion cake as they are the funniest little guys around! So happy DM2 showcased them a LOT more:). A creative cake book? Yes please:)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLis73

I just want to have a little girl tea party with all the peeps from the cakes. Can't you just picture it??? Of course, you're invited Jen :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKimberj

Female TMNT's! Absolutely brilliant. 30+ years after the debut of Ms. Pac-Man and we can still strike a blow for feminism with adorableness (adorability?).

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDea W

Love these! The top dragon looks like the one on BabyTv (draco here in the uk anyway) and the adorable knight looks like Mike the Knight, another British kids show! The book looks awesome, I love baking birthday cakes for my kids, though I'd probably more likely feature as a wreck than a sweet!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCait

I have now decided that all penguins should wear aviator caps because wow that is cute.

Side note that book looks pretty awesome, Jen, so you should definitely give me a copy :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterConnor

Love the cakes. Would love the book so I don't look like a Sandra Lee wannabe. (Is that her name)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristine


September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I want the teeny Eeyore! And the book would be nice as well, but that Eeyore looks so happy.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather C.

So much cuteness!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmilia H.

I want a Minion....cake. OMG that it too cute. And that book! The robot on the front....sigh, makes a rushed mother's heart pitter pat. Crossing my fingers!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertricia

Love those girly Ninja Turtles! Perfection! And would love to win that book. Lord knows if I'm going to make a good-looking cake, it's going to be from store-bought ingredients...

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

OMG, that *penguin*!!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Potato

Sooooo beautiful.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

I woke up this morning feeling so sad and then this really did put a smile on my face! Thanks cakewrecks, you never disappoint! (I'd also like one of those books!)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmsross

They are all so adorable but that rainbow bright cake takes me back way back. Gosh I loved that doll.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn C

Bee boo, bee boo....Gotta love the minions! And how fun to have a book that lays out great ideas to make awesome cakes using something other than all fondant! :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJaye

I. Must. Have. That. Book! A friend of mine has gotten into cake decorating in the last year and I would so love to give her this! Thanks, Jen, for arranging this opportunity.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy D.

The Lalaloopsy cake appears to be from a Brazilian party planner's page.
But I don't see who gets credit for the cake itself.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLollyBelle

Yes, that is my real name, and I look forward to Sunday Sweets every week. I am in awe of the skill and creativity of these folks!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Sweet

I would LOVE to get my hands on one of those books! <3

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

My toddler wants that robot. Or as he calls it, "momon".

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjocelyne

I love coming here on Sundays to see your Sunday Sweets posts. They're always such a nice way to enjoy the morning with my coffee before all the children wake up and want breakfast. :-)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Piraino Roberts

I loooovvveee all the super cute cakes. Especially all the dragons!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRainbow Bright

Ooh I have to have one of those books! That would give me so much street cred with my students!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjake the girl

I love the Winnie the Pooh Cake! Like you, I want the Tigger too!!!!!! But Tigger has always been my favourite.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

This week's sweets are some of the cutest! I absolutely love the Rainbow Brite one, makes me want my old doll too. It makes me want to order a crazy cute cake just to have, but then again I don't know how anyone could cut in to these.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Here`s hoping a Cake Wreck fan in the UK has a chance to win this awesome book. All fingers crossed.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersue L

I love the Sunday Sweets and this week is not a disappointment on my need for cuteness! Thanks for sharing all the time and making all my mornings better!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Rauch

I love cakewrecks & sunday sweets. And I love winning!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi R

So cute! I

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah K

I want that despicable me cake and it is no where near my birthday, poor Dave is about to have one heck of a headache!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermonchichimonny

The last time I tried to make a cake grom store-bought goods, friends that saw photos thoughts my toddler sister had helped! So I could definitely use a copy of the book.
PS- I hink the dragon on the castle may be the cutest thing I have ever seen!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinny

Sunday Sweets is how I always start my Sundays! These are jut tooooo cute! The minions are the best!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

This has been one of my favorite Sunday Sweets posts in a while...great compilation!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Sloan

Tigger is one of my favorites too! And that one was too sweet! Though I have to say Buz Lightyear was pretty impressive.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTamika

Love Sunday Sweets! The Minions are amazing!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

It is amazing to see the talent of the cake artists!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKari Lynn

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