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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: Alphabetical Order

A is for Alice...

(By Catherine's Cakery)

...and her Land of Wonder.


B is the "Bears"...

(By Jenny Trantor) might visit Down Under.


C is for Cupcakes...

(Submitted by Christy M., and made by The Bunny Baker)

...I'd love on my plate.


D is Dalmatians.

(By Carmen's Art Cakes)

I count at least eight.


E is for Elephants...

(By A Pocket Full of Sweetness)

...done up in blues.


F is for Frankenstein.

(Submitted by Helen F., and made by Cakejoy.)

He just couldn't choose!


G is for garden...

(By My_Edible_Art)

...where butterflies play.


H is for Hedwig.

(Submitted by Kirsten, made by Rosebud Cakes)

Please don't fly away!


I is for Ice Cream.

(By Joyliciouscakes)

My favorite of dishes.


J is for Jellyfish...

(By Cakesaurus)

...that flutters and swishes.


K is for kitten.

(By CakeCentral member Sanlin)

Look out; I may swoon.


L is for Lunar...

(By Swank Cake Design)

Oh wait, that's no moon.


M is for Minions...

(By Deb Williams Cake)

...companions of Gru.


That's half of the Sweets Alphabet just for you!


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Reader Comments (39)

WANT that ice cream cake! Don't have THAT at Dairy Queen!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterheloise

I can't get over the painting on the middle tier of that first cake. Goooorrrgeous!

I also love the idea behind the "Frankenstein" cake...when you can't decide what kind of cake you want.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

GAH! "Oh wait, that's no moon" you win the Internet for today!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Fischer

May I safely assume that next week you will dazzle us with the second half of the alphabet?

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLauraB

The jellyfish cake is by Sam from Cakesaurus, Melbourne, made back in 2011. Source:

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

"F" and "I" were my faves

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Love the post that Ice cream cake is adorable ... But koalas are marsupials not bears ;)

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaz

Loved A and B the most. All of them were wonderful and would be welcomed into my belly.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

N is for next (and I mean the next book.)
It would be made for kiddies, but I'd take a look

O is for old and that's just where I be,
But an ABC book sounds just perfect to me

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

You had me at "A is for Alice"....

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

I liked K best. Just because... kitten.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-

I definitely adore the elephant, the Franken-cake, the ice cream sundae AND the jellyfish, what a bizarre combination!!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

Now I know my ABC's
I would like a slice now please

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

This was a wonderful post!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJill B

@pSuBee, what a great idea! A Cake Wrecks children's book. Alphabet would work! Oh, the gifts I could give!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

Awwwww :D

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I love this site - but I have to admit, while the fancy cakes look beautiful, I am not a big fondant fan and they don't look inviting in terms of something to eat. I prefer fluffy frosting, silly frosting roses, and yes, even the frosting carrots being ridden by the baby dolls..... Thanks for all of this great entertainment!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercindi

Koalas aren't bears.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Britto's art done in cake!! Yay!

(Letter K)

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjessicapuppycakes

A momentous occasion! You technically just praised a cupcake cake!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Beautiful! But not funny.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjohnsusan8

Love them all, but Koalas are not bears :( common misconception

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterC Campbell

@Beth & C Campbell... I'm sure Sharyn is aware that Koalas are not actually bears but was simply using their common nick-name (or misnomer, if you insist) of "koala bear" as artistic license to showcase a beautiful cake. Chill. ;)

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMovieMom

Koalas aren't bears. They are marsupials.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMe

Plants vs Zombies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

@Ali, that is not a cupcake cake (patooie!). It is a set of cupcakes decorated similarly. They aren't frosted together. That's the difference.

I would third (or fourth) @SuBee's idea of the alphabet book... though how you decide which ones to use... :)

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLissy

I am now going to ask for a frankencake on my birthday too! I would have learned the alphabet sooner if it was cake!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I love that garden cake, especially the butterflies and the other not-so-creepy crawlies!

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternormajean

I love all these cakes; they are ADORABLE!!! Can't wait for next week to see the end of the alphabet.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKimberley

Currently freaking out over the Harry Potter cake. HEDWIG. SO ADORBZ.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

A rabbit is a lagomorph...

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I cannot believe there were people who read
This outstanding post, and then, scratching their head,
Thought: 'I must set this straight, this is simply not right!
'I will go to the comments and with all my might
'I will set matters straight, I'll alleviate cares:
'Never mind the sheer talent - KOALA'S AREN'T BEARS!'

Really, guys? Really??

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

I count 9 Dalmatians, but one of them has Snoopy's head! I usually skip the Sunday Sweets because they are not going to give me a morning laugh, but I second the idea of a CW children's alphabet book. However, some other bear cake would have to be used to not undermine zoology education ;-)

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Love the Plants vs. Zombies cupcakes, the "that's no moon", and Hedwig!

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

@SuBee ~ I was waiting for that!

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Big PvZ fan here -- so perfectly done, except there are plants fighting plants!

Alison, you are right -- there is a Snoopy head in the Dalmatian litter (I guess Snoopy was a bad dog....)

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

Adorable cakes. I love them all even the squid one and I'm not a fish fan.

May 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

The figures on the cupcakes (C is for Cupcakes) are from the computer game "Plants vs. Zombies" (which is a great game, by the way). I'd love to have the ice cream cake right now (plus some ice cream!

May 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

I love the Alice cake and the Harry Potter cake!! I love the rhyming! Great post!

P.S I counted 10 Dalmatians

June 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEstelle

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