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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)

On Twitter I follow the guy who originally voiced Raphael and who now voices Donatello. I'll be tweeting one of the cakes herein to him to see what he thinks.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCat

I love your website and these cakes are all adorable! I would love to win a copy of Extreme Cakeovers.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

I definitely agree that there's just not enough Rainbow Brite cakes!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I want the Hello Kitty one. So simple, so cute! I think I went into sugar overload with all this cuteness. I would love the book, my birthday is the 30th and I won't be getting a cake (unless I order it myself), and, and, pllleaseee?

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeg D

Must. Have. Book. Cuteness. (Now where did I put my frosting tips and candy dough?)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKellyC

If anyone can make me the rainbow brite one I would be their very bestest friend. That book looks amazing, pick me! X

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

I love Lalaloopsy, too, but then I haven't seen Coraline and never intend to. I even convinced my 2nd grade daughter to get a Lalaloopsy back pack with matching lunch bag for school this year.
And I'd LOVE a book like that--my cake decorating skills are sadly lacking and I tend to make things like this from the Betty Crocker website for my kids. I could use some new ideas

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

That Buzz Lightyear cake was pretty awesome!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole G

I love the baby tigger and the robot. My son is OBSESSED with robots. I would love to win the book since I make all my kids cakes at home. They already think I am a professional-- but wow am I so not! LOL Maybe with this book I could have everyone as convinced as my kids are.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDallas Sims

Ack! So much sweet! Teeth dissolving. Save me, aviator penguin!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

soooo many cute cakes......and I want them all!!! Not to eat, just to squee over!!! and I would love that book-if I can't win one, I must go out and buy it!!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersuzie s

Yesterday, I made the worst cake ever. It even de-throned the last worst-cake-ever I had made last year. My name is Stacy and I am a wanna be cake decorator. (takes a bow) Thank you, thank you for your support.

I LOVE these cakes!! I will never be this creative, but I do like the ideas I see. Happy Sunday to all!! I will have to hit up Amazon for that book. Looks like my kind of decorating!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacyH

So adorable! Love it!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCori

MINIONS!!! Our boys LOVE minions! My hubby and I even made our text notification a minion tone :) would love to win a book- how cool!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

I remember making "cut up" cakes as a child. I still have the little books from the 1960's showing how to cut, assemble, and decorate cakes to make cute characters and designs. I can't wait to see the updated ideas in this book. I hope I win!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly E.

oh my gosh these are cute! i love coming and looking at all the wrecks and sweets.. and that book sounds fun. would love to win a copy for our local library :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlazyglutenfreemom

Wow, that book looks awesome! It would be great for my sister who has been baking a lot to pursue her evil plan torturing me whilst I'm trying to lose some weight...

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVicki L.

It's hard to pick a favorite, but I do love love love the knight and dragon cake. And the book looks awesome!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy G

How adorkable was the Hello Kitty cake!
I can't believe the talent displayed in all of these cakes!
However the Buzzlightyear cake with Buteercream!!!!!!! I think I would pay to watch the decorator work to see it for myself because it blew my mind!

Thanks so much to the staff at CW! I have chronic pain due to a genetic disorder, and no matter how good/bad my day is, coming to the site every day makes me feel better!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelG

Love them all! Especially the castle!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindylu

Girly TMNT?!? I don't think I've wanted something to be real this much since.....since....

I'm at a loss. I love it!


I also love cake decorating books ^-^

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

i am having an acute adorable attack from that dragon.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertc

with a new little chub chub, I have LOTS of birthday cakes ahead of me...that book would be great!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJessie P

So much adorableness. I love them all. I want that Hello Kitty cake. I'm a longtime Hello Kitty lover and have the jewelry to prove it.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

I'll take one of each! Sunday Sweets makes my day!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGustafson

That buzz cake?! I am in love! Im headed to his page now.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis Moore

Actually, at first glance that Hello Kitty cake was kinda evil looking. Once you refocus your brain it's cute, but at first...creepy. Of course, I find even normal HK a little creepy :D.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJM

the minion cake is utterly awesome.
Hope I win the book too - it is awesome as well.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJillishness

Cutest cakes ever!! And I totally want that book.. And also Debbie Gourd's book ;)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Oh. Em. Gee!!! That Mike the Knight cake is amazing! And super cute, but don't tell my kidlet it's "cute" because he's already declared it "cool".

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLara

Love the first dragon cake! and Minions!! and Mike the Knight!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDi

Hi, I'm Leanne, and I'm a dragon nut, and I MUST HAVE THOSE DRAGONS. Both of them. On every cake I ever have, from now until forever. And if I can't have them, I'll take that Eeyore. :-)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterL

Minion! My birthday cake next month MUST be minions!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKath

One of these days I WILL splurge and buy a really awesome cake like you feature on Sunday Sweets, Until then I will just drool over my keyboard.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

So much cuteness. My brother would live the robot cake.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrookie Wookie


September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentervalerie

so cute!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M

I'm in love with the robot!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

omg, that hello kitty cake it TOOOOO CUUUUUTE!
and the turtles! yeah!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

My 4 year old says we have to win that book so we can make that cake. So, you have to pick me!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Yes please! I want to make cute robot cakes!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennaLynn

Such cute cakes ... I want them all!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

Would love to get a copy of the book. Either way Jen, LOVE your blogs - they're my absolute favorite! :D

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia Sommer

Oh My God that penguin was soooo cute!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim F

sounds like a great idea for a book!
If this is open internationally, count me in.
In any case I suggest you specify who is eligible.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Rainbow Brite! Looove!!! I have that doll and a few twins somewhere. May just be time to get them out for a little out. Yeah. Wouldn't want them smelling musty you know....
Would love to win one of those books too! Fingers crossed. ;)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLea

I would love to have that book!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Dashler

ACK! That Rainbow Brite cake is the cutest ever! My birthday is on Friday and I *want* it! I've never made fondant bows in multiple colors like that, just monotone, and it is gorgeous!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Absolutely LOVE the first cake/dragon... There's NOTHING about that cake I don't like. The others are cute, but the first is my absolute fav...

Would love to win a copy of the Extreme Cakeovers book. Have a five year goddaughter who takes great delight in all things creative. It would be delightful to do cake decorating with her, her mom and her grandma.

Jen, thanks again for yet another great Sunday post!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

That book looks too cute, as cute as all of these cakes! I think my heart melted to my shoe when i saw the pooh, tigger, and eyore cake. adorable overload!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramy d

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