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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)

Love, love, love ALL of those adorable cakes!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShay B

Just when I think it couldn't get any cuter, here comes that knight and dragon. Each cake really is cuter than the last. Growing up, my favorite of my mom's cookbooks was a primer on making cute cakes with candy. I must have this book!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Love, love these cakes! Tigger is my favorite! Would love to be able to create my own Sunday sweets cake! Hope I win the book!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula S.

I just love your site and look forward to your posts every day. I repost about 90% they are so funny/cute/horrible!! And I look forward to Sunday's when you post OUTSTANDING designs as much as I look forward to the wrecks! Keep up the good job!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanis

Soooo much cute...*thud*

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

I turn 27 in February... is that too old to request that TMNT cake? Answer: No.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I'm so happy to see buttercream only cakes! Fondant makes some pretty cakes but I'm not a fan of the flavor

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly S

Love the Sunday sweets! Almost as much as I love the wrecks!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

I grinned at the minions (how did they make that strap do that??), and d'awwed at the Pooh, but the real cute overload happened with the penguins. Yes Jen, I sniffled at the cute. And then I had to go hug something.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhppire

That book looks fun! The Winnie the Pooh cake is my favorite. :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Oooo! I'd love one of those cake books! :) Gotta love Sunday Sweets. :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Squee!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

These are all so cute! I wish I had a small amount of any of these decorators creativity!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlisha

So cute! I would hug them all if they weren't to crumble from it.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVraptor

They are all so cute it is hard to choose a favorite. I would not be able to cut into one!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Whenever I am feeling down, this site has always cheered me up. It has been a rough year and a half for my family. My young son had cancer, we lost our house in a fire (along with all my cake decorating supplies). Whenever I was in tears. I came here to laugh at the absurb cake decorations, or to ooh and ahh over the Sunday Sweets. It is truly one of the best websites that I have visited.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather F

I want a Minion cake every day! Heck, I'm turning 41 in 10 days, and I would be happy to have any (OR ALL!!!) of the above for my birthday. ;-)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulieGartung

My son loved the minions cake (and by the way, he also loves steak). Therefore, he appropriately named his large stuffed minion toy, "Fillet Minion"...get it?? Lol

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLv2danz

LOVE the Minions!!! The little knight and dragon are super precious, too. Aaaaaand, of course... I absolutely need that book. ;)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristi-Michelle

I love that Tigger! But the first dragon cake is my fave...the dragon, the colors, freakin' adorable! The robot on the book cover is too cool! I obviously need to work on my creativity with cake decoration!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Great collection. My family looks forward to reading these together each Sunday.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Love, LOVE, L O V E those girly Ninja turtles. And the Buzz Light year, and the Tigger, and the aviator penguin, and the knight, and both dragons. Oh, forget it...I love it all!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarnieB

Really found them all exceptionally cute, but most especially the mini-knight and dragon. (Working on a medieval book right now!) Would love to win the cookbook, but just reading your posts makes me happy too. (Oh please, gods of not-fondant, let Don B. work his magic for a long, long time!)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermust.have.frosting

Love, love, LOVE them all!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKeely

The batman character is adorable!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChad

Sqee on Tigger too! Can I have that book please?

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkimsch

I love Cake Wrecks! My husband doesn't think I have much of a sense of humor, but your site finds it! I will laugh out loud (!), and my husband has to come see what's so funny. And I enjoy the Sunday Sweets - they are awe-inspiring.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda H.

I like the knight and dragon the best, but the Tigger won my heart. And Batman and Wonder Woman are adorbz. I love Sunday Sweets!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaige S.

Adorable! I'd love to win the book!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Thanks for the cuteness!! It made a stressful day SOOOO much better.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy K

OMG d'awww dying of cute :D

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The talent here is always amazing! How does anyone ever have the ability to cut into these cakes to eat them?! I certainly couldn't.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBridget H

These are all so adorable! The Sunday sweets are the highlight of my weekend.
(Yes, I do have very boring weekends.)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

I've just entered a sugar coma from cuteness! I want cake--not to eat--to hug!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFreda

THESE ARE WAY TOO CUTE!!!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHANNAH W

Lurves! Sunday Sweets is one of my favorite Sunday rituals. Absolutely adorbs :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherbs

Oooh me! Pick me!
I am despicable!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Femme

Love all the cakes. Especially minions & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wearing skirts. That's soooooo adorable & awesome. I grew up reading my mom's & grandma's cake decorating books. :-D Good memories.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S.

Super cute, especially the Rainbow Brite (and sad that I thought, oh, I could get one on ebay too!) and the Hello Kitty with glasses! Thank you for another amazing set of cakes ;-) (Oh, and I'd take a free book too ;-)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Cute does not even begin to describe some of these :-P

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRian

Minons!!!!! Love them. And the castle and the adorable batman and wonder woman. Hope I win the book :-)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth DiSabato

The dragon on that first cake is Draco. He's from a show called Draco on Baby TV, which my little nephew loves. He is a very very cute dragon and behaves just like a toddler. I think there's a few clips on youtube.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Those minions are sooooo cute! And I want to try making that Rainbow Brite cake.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The dragon is just too adorable. As is the robot on that book cover!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterknici

Absolutely adorable! Sunday Sweets are always my favorites!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh T

You can never have too much Hello Kitty

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAwfullyAverage

I would LOVE to win this book! It looks amazing!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTamera Westhoff

Minions Minions Minions love those Minions :)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

That robot cake is too cute for code! (Sorry.)

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Wish I was talented enough to make that minion cake...ADORABLE!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

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