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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: Drama Queens

In a world ...

where it seemed ...

that most cakes were chewed first and THEN sold ...

one cake dared ...

to stand alone.

Made by Sylvia Weinstock Cakes for Jennifer Lopez's birthday


This summer ...
Sunday Sweets presents ...
the story of an elite group of renegade cakes ...

By Confectioneiress Cupcakes and Sweets

...who could no longer bear to stand idly by and watch the unknowing public be content with things like CUPCAKE CAKES, or NAKED CAKES, and instead decided to show the world, once and for all ...


What a freaking amazing cake really looks like.

By Tickled Cakes


With an all-star cast led by Tiersten Dunst, Garnish Paltrow, and Jane Fondant, with a special appearance by Posh Spice,
it's ...

By Anna Elizabeth Cakes, as featured in Wedluxe magazine



Prepare to be amazed,

and hungry.

By Ivory Cake Company


Hold on to your seats, as this visual thrill-ride takes you beyond the average world of poorly-piped productions, and into a snowy scene where silvery footprints lead you through a filigree-framed trompe l'oeil forest:

By Cake Opera Co


Where larger-than-life seahorses actually *gasp* look like seahorses.

By Mike's Amazing Cakes


Where you'll find yourself asking in disbelief more than once ...
'Are those real?'

By torte di nadia

(I'm talking about the flowers, of course).


See why critics are raving:

"Two enthusiastic forks up!"
"I was on the edge of my plate!"
"The taste good movie of the year!"

By Jana's Creative Cakes


Coming soon ...
To a bakery near you.

By Cake Opera Co.

(If you're lucky).



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Reader Comments (18)

OMG those look amazing :O

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OHhh. .......yes. I would walk barefoot through a frosted forest forever.....(if it had chocolate in it).
I'd even be willing to share...(I guess I'd have, to, since the other prints are going the same way....)! =^~.~^=

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Wow, Absolutely takes my breath away. I am always enchanted by the Sunday cakes, but this week's lineup is beyond beautiful.

Thank you for sharing them with us.

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCathy G

I'd love to see the first cake with all those candlrs lit.

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I love it when the writing is as wonderful as the cakes. Great post, Lindsey!

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I'm flabbergasted by the seahorse, but my absolute favourite is the third cake down, with the pink roses and "falling dots". (Technical expression, there.) No special effects, no fancy stuff, but absolutely stunning.

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I feel like such a horrible person. I loved the pink and white, the seahorse, and the forest.The others? Hated them. To me they were overdone, tacky, and cluttered. I fully admire the artistry and talent it took to design and make them. But they just weren't for me.

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKillian

Anybody else looking for a lamp-post on cake #5? Could that be...Spare Oom?

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

the cakes are breathtaking works of art indeed but i always wonder how they taste. taste is equally important when it comes to cake.

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

The filigree forest makes me think of Narnia, but I'm not sure why! The sea horse- is that cake!? What is keeping him upright? I like the yellow one, too!

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

What a bunch of stunning,knockout cakes!

Is it wrong that I want to see cake-wrecker versions of these during the week?

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJules

I thought #4 was my favorite Sunday Sweet ever, until I saw #6. Trompe l'oiel, IN CAKE! I just finished cleaning up from a GoT themed dinner to celebrate the start of the new season. That cake would have made a perfect ending. Winter is Coming!

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Amazing cakes - my fave is the yellow one (which I have sub-titled, Van Gogh in the kitchen) - but I have to admit, the chocolate/rose/flower cake scares me a little... it looks beautiful and SO yummy and chocolately - but I am picturing a cake-wrecker seeing it and thinking "that's a good idea," and there is only one way that can go!

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAT

Wow! Just wow!

And, yes, I got a Narnia vibe off the footprints in the snow too.

July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJake & Me

Perfection, every one of them.

Cupcake cakes are a travesty and should be banned.

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterriver

The top cake is so majestic!

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBetty

The tulips are AMAZING

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

Now those are cakes worth paying for (if you can afford them)!

July 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

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