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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)

Luvin the pooh, ninja, rainbow brite.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertiny p elephant

Ermahgerd! A dragurn!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Win a new book? Count me in!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

All of these have been saved on my computer and will be my wallpaper for a daily dose of super cute (and envy that anyone can make these, 'cause I sure can't...) Wow...just:...wow!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Love Sunday Sweets! Hope I win a book!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShanda Nuila

I love the little penguin...Chilly Willy. Such a cute little guy!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancie

It's hard to pick a favorite from all of these sweets! But the Eyeore on that cake is just as adorable as Tigger and Pooh, too.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

Such great cakes. I love Sunday Sweets for all the pretty, but realllyyy love when a buttercreme cake is featured. Not hating on fondant, but the mad skills to do such amazing work in buttercreme is insane.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdoodlesmomma

Oh my Zeus, that robot cake is adorable! Oh, those glowing eyes and that big smile!

I think Daleks are pretty cute though (even though they're not robots... easy mistake though). Yes, yes, they're pretty much space Nazis, but something about them just makes me want to hug them..

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate M.

Sweeet stuff. So much fun.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrey M.

Can't stand the cuteness! I'd love a copy of the book. :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

I can't believe how absolutely adorable all of those cakes are! I make my children's cakes each year for their birthdays, and I use your site for some great inspiration (on both what TO do and what NOT to do)! The book sounds awesome, too.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarny M

LaLaLoopsy will never not make me shudder... and it's all Neil Gaiman's fault. However, there is more than enough Cute in this post to make up for that passing moment of terror :-) That little Tigger... oh my goodness, I want one. And I had the same Rainbow Brite doll! It's probably up in my parent's attic, come to think of it.

Thanks for the Sunday dose of squee! :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

The baby dragons! OMG the baby dragons.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Betts-Green

So cute!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Love, love, love! That book would be so great!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMPMom2

Omg the minion cake is so perfect! I love minions! And that book! I love the use of all the different candies at knobs and buttons etc! I'd love to have it! Please please please!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanessa L.

The kids in my family would love every one of those! I especially like the girl TMNT!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura W

oh, these sunday sweets are so cute!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlibby

I'm so jealous of the buttercream cakes! And that book looks amazing!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertangoappy

I would love to have the castle cake but my daughter the Pooh one. The book would be fabulous since we have a not quite two year old grandson.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

ME! ME! ME! :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTomara

Omg, tigger is so sweet! But I really want the castle cake for my youngest son's 2nd birthday- I think it's fashioned similar to Mike the Knight, absolutely adorable!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

All these cakes are adorable, especially the minion one. And I would love to win that book, please.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane1611

I always love to see buttercream only cakes, because I don't know how people eat cakes with fondant. Not my thing. (Even though they are incredibly beautiful.). Love your blog!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel D

So cute! I love the girly turtles. Love today's post!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKlucas

Too cute, I am always amazed at what they can do with cake. Such incredible talent.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

My great nephew's name is Batista. We call him Batty or Batman. I need to learn how to make that cute overload Batman!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

EEEEEEEEEEEEE...soooooo much cute. My Sunday just got better!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Winnie the Pooh and despicable me cakes are definately the best cakes! I would love that book for my sister

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!! *insane Kermit flailing* I WANT THAT RAINBOW BRITE CAKE IN DECEMBER FOR MY 35TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (It would more than make up for the Dairy Queen ice cream cake with a gel icing decoration of her on top that I so totally did NOT get for my 8th birthday!!!)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNoey

OMG!! Those minions!! Amazing. They look like a still from the movie. I am pretty convinced that my three year old son is a minion in a little boy's body!!

That Lalaloopsy doll also looks like it can be picked up and played with!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDina B

Totally adorable!! Although the Pooh cake needs a wee Piglet!! Thanks for making every Sunday just a little bit better. (And here's hoping for a book win....)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Super-cute post! And the book sounds so cool!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I love this site, I don't know if I love the wrecks or the sweets more! I would love to win a book.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRheannon

Could really use that book.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramy

Haven't posted in forever, but my kids say Dad needs to get that book so I can make them more cakes. PS, Don is my hero.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJayT

TMNT girls is awesome! I was always stuck being April when we played at recess. And much other typical awesomeness today.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

The robot cake is fantastic! And the wee lil' Batman!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJilly-Bean

Makes me want a turtle cake for my birthday... i wonder if i can convince someone to buy me one just as cute as that one...

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Wow. Don's work is amazing! I was excited to see the Rainbow Brite but so sorry it wouldn't load. I'll have to come back later. I love it when you need your adorable fix. These are all so cute.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah H

So cute my teeth hurt -- in a good way. I want the Pooh cake!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSweet!Baker

Woohoo!! I loooove the dragon!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

I needed this cuteness today. These cakes are amazing!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

That ninja turtle cake has totally given me new inspiration for Halloween.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershirley elizabeth

That book looks great, especially since I'm terrible at decorating the cakes I make!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria S.

Please pick me! :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda B

Love these...and this is my comment... :D Now back to baking. PS: I would love to be the winner of a book, I really enjoy cakelava's site almost as much as this one.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

That looks like a neat book!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Brown

I love it when Sunday Sweets is cute! And of course I would love another cake book to add to my cake book collection.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristenSue

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