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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 Goes Back To School

Hey, kids, guess what time it is!

(By Klara's Cakes)

That's right, it's Back-to-School Time!

(Well, except for Mrs. Griffin.)


Time to buy a bunch of those composition books,

(By pure cake)


...and maybe a graphing calculator that costs half as much as the Space Shuttle,

(By Charm City Cakes)


...and stuff them into a spiffy new backpack.

(By Birdie Girl Custom Cakes)


Time to start juggling school and extracurricular activities again, from sports...

(By Pink Cake Box) Marching Band

(By Aunt Jaime's Cakes) maybe Robotics Club?

(By Yuma Couture Cakes)

(Remember, kids: if it becomes self-aware and destroys the school, you don't get credit!)


Time to catch the bus,


or carpool, or scooter, or bike, or start walking.


Don't forget your lunch on the way out!

(By Studio Cake)


We're gonna need a bigger lunch box.


Oh, hey, maybe grab one of these, too:

(By Ciccio Cakes)

Because you're going to spend a lot of time with your teachers.


Although, from what I hear...

(By Sweet Art Sweets)

...sometimes teachers wouldn't mind a few Sweets along with all those apples. :)


Hope today's post made your Sunday a little sweeter, everyone! Happy weekend!

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Reader Comments (29)

How?!? That sandwich can't possibly be a CAKE! *jaw dropped*

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Squeeeeeee! My 23rd year of teaching starts tomorrow, and I'm still excited, both by that and by these awesome works of art.

Plus I want some cake.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermissalg

How?!? That sandwich can't possibly be a CAKE! *jaw dropped*

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Aww these cakes made me happy :D

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

These are amazing, as always, but that Sandwich cake is blowing my mind.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

…and, this is what it's all about; get an education. Learn to read, write, spell correctly, and think things through. Then you won't be stuck in a dead-end low paying job like Cake Wrecker.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

I want a robot cake...he's ADORABLE!!! That is a DAGWOOD sandwich for sure! And the apple, did they hand paint the apple or is it air brush? It' looks like it may have been created with both effects...all amazing cakes!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

The adorable robot with the teeny tiny birthday cake wins the day!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

The sandwich cake is Ah-mazing!!
The calculator cake makes me think of my son, who is a senior this year, because he has one of those calculators that looks like it could launch a space shuttle...and he knows how to use it. He's in 4 (four!!!) AP classes this year, including physics, and second year trigonometry. He says stuff like "Physics will be easy because it's all just a bunch of math" while I struggle to multiply two digit numbers.
Ok, enough. Thanks for letting me brag on my son...but I'm not bragging really, I'm just amazed and wondering where he got his brain.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancie

The robot brings my squeee out, and the sandwich makes my stomach rumble. Is it lunch time yet?

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

That apple cake is gorgeous. How did they get that texture and sheen?????

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

This Sunday's NY Times has a special photo section called:
Your One-of-a-Kind Cakes and Toppers
The Vows section publishes an occasional series of photos called Wedding Album. This month's theme was nontraditional wedding cakes and toppers.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterukelady

@Nancie -- my son is going into 9th. We just got his schedule, and he got a Robotics course. I WANT that Robot... (Hey, he has all semester to figure it out...)

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

The composition book cake is wonderfully subtle and no doubt a witty allusion to how the couple met or a private joke of theirs. But while that sandwich cake is gorgeous--where's the cake?!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Islander

Awwww! The robot cake is holding a cake!


August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

The composition book is well-rendered, but I cannot think of a more boring theme for a cake. I'm sure there was a story behind it, though, and it meant something to Victoria and Jason.

Sandwich cake. Yep. Mind blown.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I have 3 teachers in my family and any one of these would be awesome! But especially Charm City's calculator. Because who doesn't like Chef Duff and the gang?

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKarla

While the Dagwood cake is jaw-dropping, for me, the first cake is the most awwwww-inspiring. Also, how sad is it that I've seen congratulations misspelled so many times, it looks wrong when spelled correctly?

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

That feather atop the marching band cake -- is that a real feather, or sugar, or what??

And I would love to see a tutorial or "how it was made" for the sandwich cake. How much of that is cake?! Woah!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjune7

I love all of these cakes, they are all so well made! I agree with all the other comments; the sandwich is unbelievable, the apple is amazing, and the robot is too cute for words! Being a school bus driver, I was so happy to see the school bus cake. Adorbz!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Li'l Bonbon

I am in love with that apple cake!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Another Sunday of Amazement. My personal favs are the retirement cake, the apple and the little palette -shaped cookies and the calculator (the detail on it is what one would expect from Charm City). But OMG, that SANDWICH cake? that's surreal.

Applause, applause!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

I'm starting my 11th year of teaching next week, and it would be nice to see one of these in our staff room (mainly because teachers never turn down free food. Ever.) but that sandwich cake is unbelievable! I studied it for ages, trying to figure out how they made the rolled-up meats and the pickles.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCdnGinger

For the sandwich cake, each layer of "bread" appears to be cake.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHippie2MARS

I would guess that the sandwich cake is made like those wedding cakes with separators in between the layers-- the ones where you can stick flowers in to cover the space..? Maybe it's styrofoam or something with all the sandwich accoutrements stuffed in between. Love them all!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

The robot is adorable and the apple is awesome, but the art class cookies are my favorite this week.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

I love that marching band cake that looks like a West Point Shako which is a type of helmet that many marching bands use.

August 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I WANT THAT CALCULATOR!!!! I know everyone is raving about the sandwich (which is awesome), but can we take a minute to admire the perfectness of the calculator. Every single detail is absolutely correct. I really wish I could steal it and bring it back to the UK to give to my AMAZING maths teacher (who just happens to be the worlds biggest TI fan...)

August 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheGeekyOneUK

Regarding that calculator cake-- Sure, it's nice, but I'm sorry-- REAL calculators have the HP logo and speak RPN. Amateurs!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWhirled One

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