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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: Early Easter

I know a lot of you like to make your own Easter cakes, so I thought I'd post Easter Sweets a week early this year, you know, for inspiration. [jazz hands]

Plus, I even managed to find a few Sweets we mere mortals can make, like this super-simple but oh-so-pretty Robin's Egg number:

(By The Cake Blog)

Hit that link for the step-by-step tutorial!


Or how about this fun and fondant-free beauty?

(By Hanielas)

I love the design - the polka-dotted bunny cookie! - and I adore those colors. It's just so gosh-darn cheerful.


Higher up on the skill level, but I bet a lot of you could really dig in to this bunny cake:

(By CakeCentral member SeptBabyMom)

One of the best bunny butt cakes I've seen - and how is it possible to make a carrot that cute?


You're probably expecting one of those traditional lamb cakes now, but after extensive research I've determined even the pros can't make them look all that great. ("Shredded coconut sheep dogs for everyone!!")

So instead, how 'bout this cutie?

(By Cake Central member JankaT)

The swirly "fur" is the best.


And now on to more Sweets I don't have a prayer of replicating - but that'll never stop me from dreaming & drooling, man!

(By Vanilla Cake Boutique)

It's all about that bow. And the frilly ribbon around the egg. And the teal and baby pink. Mmmm.


Can't decide between a bunny cake and an egg cake? Then how about both?

(By Royal Bakery)



These gilded sugar flowers are the prettiest pack of pastel pansies I've ever, er ... peered at:

(By Dollymix Cupcakes)



Of course you can never have just two bunny cakes, though; they tend to multiply like... well, you know. (Dry cleaner hangers.)

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

See, why can't cake rabbits multiply like rabbits? I'd take two dozen of this cutie!


And if you tossed in a bunch of these Tickled Buns, too, I wouldn't complain:

(By Sogni di Zucchero)

Lookit dat face! What do you think bunny giggles sound like? I bet it's a mixture of hedgehog hiccups and squeaky frog squeaks, myself. (Yes, I have put some thought into this - why do you ask?)


If I saw this next cake sitting somewhere unprotected, I'd be hard pressed not to grab the top tier and make a run for it:

(By Cecile Crabot)

I mean, the whole thing is fabulous, but that egg house? ADORBZ.


I remember getting a new pastel dress each year for Easter - one time with a big white sun bonnet, even, uhthankyouverramuch - and this last cake is like all those frilly dresses and bonnets and lace-trimmed socks all magically mixed together:

(By Nana & Nana Cakes, tutorial here)


Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to sit here and sigh dreamily for a bit. Mmmm.


Happy Sunday, everyone! And as always, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!


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Reader Comments (28)

Eeeek the bunny cakes :D

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I want all of them! *squee*

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

They are all adorable. Thank you for including some fondant free cakes. I tend to forget that a skilled decorator can do marvelous things with ordinary butter cream. I love the carrots and the polka dotted bunny cookie.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvie_M

I couldn't be any more in love with the swirly lamb cake and the bunny/egg cake. Easter is the best time for sweets.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLollyBelle

They are all just too cute/pretty to eat!

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

What... No mohawk baby jockies for the carrots??


April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSue

See, now this just proves that a half-buried bunny makes WAY more sense than a half-buried baby anyday! ;)

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlysafulb

Yay! That fondant-free carrot cake is something I can totally do.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

lovely,lovely and utterly delectable..BUT..sheep and lambs have WOOL !!!!!

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

The bunnies! THE BUNNIES! Love 'em! And the eggs on the first cake look so real!

Anyone know what language that is on the second-to-last cake? I'm not sure if it's Portuguese or Italian. But the cake itself is the height of cuteness!

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Love to bits! :)

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

I think all of these cakes are amazing. Look at those flowers! And carrots! And eggs! But, ok, I might have squeed like a little girl over the rotund bunny with the bent ear, the bunny logo shirt, and the carrots in the crushed chocolate-cookie dirt with not a crumb out of place. Maybe just a little.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

there is something about the red bow and the big blue eyes on the lamb cake that is just so adorable.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjane lewis

Omigoodness, I want just that "egg" house, only bigger. It's reminiscent to me of those cottages you find in the Alps. Love love love.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Buona Pasqua means Happy Easter in Italian. I googled it!

I love the bunny cakes - my youngest daughter's nickname is Bunny (because as a newborn she looked so totally adorable in a bunny-decorated outfit) and I know she would love one of these for her birthday!

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Darn you Diddleymaz, you beat me to it! I'm a New Zealander and just had a good snortle imagining "furry sheep". I envisioned a corriedale crossed with an opossum (the New Zealand kind, not the American kind..Google it) being all fluffy and growly trying to balance on a fence post...

Cheers, Jen, you've made my day already. Thanks.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLucy

Such sweet and adorable looking cakes. Easter decorating & colors just seem to bring out a smile in all of us.

I was so happy to see one that is fondant free. :)

I am not fond of fondant (no pun intended) at all but do understand why it is used so much more these days, instead of buttercream. With that being said. If you love fondant free cakes as I do and want to see some of the most beautiful and amazing cakes ever. Pop over to Arti Cakes on Facebook. This lady has got some serious talent going on.

And as always.....Cake Wrecks is my happy place to go, each & every day! Thank you once again.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanet H

Since you mentioned them... What's cuter on Easter than little girls with socks so frilly their feet look like a cross between My Little Ponies and clydesdales walking into Sunday school with little boys in pastel suspenders?

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKimberJ

These are indeed cute. I have to say though: The aqua & white ribbon thingy around the big pink egg looks a lot like a garter belt....which is a little weird.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCrazy Fish Lady

Those incredibly detailed pansies are exquisite!

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHippie2MARS

Ahhhhmazingly sweet ♥

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterstephmettler

diddleymaz beat me to it. I'd imagine a furry sheep would make a good wreck though, unless it were one of those cute sheep-in-a-wolf/dog-costume kind of cakes.

April 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAri

I'm not a pro at cake decorating, but I'm pretty good. I think I'm going to try that last cake... but ONLY the basket that's on top. (I have no hope of making the whole thing.) I'll use the bottom half of my giant cupcake pan.
The handle will be the hardest part. Would gum paste be best? It hardens rather well.

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca L

Looking through these pictures, I've come to a decision -- when it comes to eating cake, I'd rather have a Cake Wreck. As long as it's tasty, of course. Seriously, these are too pretty/adorable to cut into! I would be crying if I had to cut into one of those bunnies! It would be a traumatic cake experience!

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

the cakes are SOooO lovely... As a person that used to raise bunnies, however; I ALWAYS get annoyed when people put Pads on bunny-feet. Bunnies have no jelly-bean pads like kitties do ; just thick fur and long nails...

Somehow artists always put them on there anyway... Is that because they don't know, or because nobody ELSE knows so it's easier to just do it than explain it or make people wonder if it's a foot or not? Makes me Sad, as a former bunny-mom; cuz I love me some bunnies.

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterByrdie

I live in Wales! of course I know about sheep...

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

Guys, you HAVE to go to Cecile's site to see close-ups of the bird house and chicken cake. The detail is astounding. And I just want to carry around that little white chicken in my pocket all day.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

aww come on, no homestuck cakes for the homestuck anniversary D: well, i guess i can imagine they'd be a little hard to find..

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

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