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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: April Showers

If you're looking for Easter Sweets, where ya been? Don't you know I posted those LAST week?

Here, go see. I'll wait. [tapping toe]

All caught up? Ready for more? EXCELLENT.

So today, I figured I'd feature some Sweet baby shower cakes. Because that's almost kind of related to Easter, but not really.

Ah, and look! The perfect segue!

(By Cake Central member ChrisJack1)

Peter Rabbit!

As lovely as all that handpainting is, I gotta say, the bunting and soft stripes are my favorite. Pretty as porcelain.


You guys know I'm pretty wary of gender reveal cakes, just because of their potential for hilarious-yet-tasty-disaster. That said, if you're gonna do it, go with this one:

(By Cuteology Cakes)

So. Cute. I love the bright zingy colors.


This next cake is full of Win...nie:

(By Little Cherry Cake Co.)

...the Pooh, that is. :)
And I think I speak for us all when I say getting this cake would be no bother.


From one adorable bear to another:

(By She Likes Surprises)

He looks like a well-loved toy from a black-and-white movie; only the nose gives him away. And how great is that buttercream "fur?"


A little birdie told me you guys are gonna love this cake:

(By Atelié Allessandra Caldeira)

And that blue bird! I'm all atwitter!


This white stencil over watercolor pastels is one of my new favorite things:

(By Oh Sugar! and photo by Shutterly Sweet Photography)

Those colors!


Remember those terrible mustache cakes from last week? Well take note, bakers: THIS is how you make a sweet hipster cake:

(By Cake Central user rebbateman)

The chevrons! The argyle! The suspenders and bow tie!!


I'm not sure if this is Babar the Elephant, or just a royal superhero elephant:

(By Studio Cake)

Either way, I'm smitten with his little cape and pennant.


Can you ever have too many adorable bears? Let's find out:

(By Tessa Tina)


That nubby "fur" texture is amaaaazing. Not to mention the little sugar bicycle!


Of course, you don't always need lots of detail; sometimes a simple design with one fabulous sugar topper will do:

(By Cake Central user Bengals)

That sprinkle coating perfect! And here's hoping that adorable Heffalump is now decorating some lucky boy or girl's nursery.


And finally, I am positively fawning over this dish of retro kitsch:

(By Corrie Cakes)


I will now sit here and coo over those teensy butterflies, the handpainted deer, the floral swag, and all the bright yellows and teals and pinks. MMMMM. So good.


Hope your Easter Sunday is as bright and sweet as these cakes!

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Reader Comments (20)

Pooh cake and bird family cake made me squeee out loud :D

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Those were adorable!
Happy Easter to you and the team.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

That deer(and the flowers) from the last cake adorned the crib that I, my siblings and my nieces and nephews all used as babies. Talk about a blast from the past!

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms anthrope

Considering the original version of Easter was to worship a goddess of fertility, Oestre, the baby shower cakes actually fit perfectly.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJen

The gray bear is Tatty Teddy. Popular in the UK, or at least in crafting circles from what I can tell in cross stitch magazines. :)

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Happy Easter from me, too.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Love these cakes. The Pooh one is so cute. Love that teddy bear cakes too The little birds are so cute.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

So, so beautiful & befitting of the new life, hope, & renewal themes of Easter! Happy Easter, everybody! And I, myself, am always thankful for the ever lasting life of Cake Wrecks!

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMovieMom

Perhaps the elephant is supposed to be Dumbo? Wrong type of flag though :-/

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

i'm unsure on why that mustache cake is considered a baby shower cake.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Take the buggy off the watercolor stencil cake, and it could easily be a wedding cake. Gooooorrrrrgeous.

And hey...I just found out I'm going to be an aunt (again), so these baby shower cakes are quite appropriate!

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Please tell me that's Tatty Teddy with his blue nose! Not British but I read too many British cross stitch magazines.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Every week, I think, "Jen can't possibly find cuter cakes than these," and every week she does. If I ever see more cute than is collected on this post, I will likely swoon and hit the floor, like the ladies of yore. I thought the Pooh cake was the epitome of cute, then came the twitter family, and those white bears. I gotta go lie down.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Congrats @SaraV! Being an aunt is my very favorite role in life.

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

So, what was the gender on the reveal cake? Did you find a picture of it after it was cut? Would love to see if it was as cute inside as it was outside.

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmyLee

Not sure I have ever commented... but I stared at that last one forever.... the deer... the colors. I am in love!!

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersarahsarahcakes

Tatty Teddy is awfully cute,. but that grey icing is seriously unappetizing to me.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

Is the grey teddy a reveal cake too? He has a blue nose but the baby blanket has a pink cross on the bottom.

April 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHmk6113

That last one is like a Little Golden Book in 3-D!

April 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRora

I would love to be in the position to make a gender reveal cake. I would put green frosting inside, then enjoy everyone standing around looking confused.

April 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

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