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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
Jul092017

Sunday Sweets: Robots Rock

Here's a little known fact: Nothing makes Jen as happy as adorable robots.*

(*Except our cat Lily. And Disney. And chocolate cake. Okay, so a lot of things make Jen happy.)

So this week, I thought we'd look at adorable robot cakes. Because I love my wife. And because she picked the cakes. And then said, "GO WRITE SWEETS."

Ahem.

Oh look! Here's an adorable robot cake now:

(By Yummies)

Love the primary colors. And I don't know about you, but I like figuring out how some of these support structures work. For instance, the balloon - which I assume is NOT filled with helium, and is actually edible - must weigh quite a bit, but it's only held up by that little string. How cool is that?

 

Here's one in Jen's favorite colors:

(By Way Beyond Cakes)

Love that it's balancing on one wheel. Jen and I made a full sized Claptrap from Borderlands once, and easily the hardest part was getting him to stand on one wheel. (I'm not saying we failed, buuuut... it does make a lot of noise when he falls over. O.o)

 

Now for something vintage:

(By Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School, inspired by GinnyPenny's plush robots.)

Did they put a just put a corset on a robot? Yes. Yes they did.

 

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

D'awww, Wall-E looks so sad. He must have just watched any Pixar film ever. (I firmly believe there is a task force at Pixar with the sole purpose of making you weep uncontrollably during all of their films.)

 

This one is deceptively simple...

(By Couture Cupcakes)

But look how perfect that piping is! I would be terrified piping blue icing on clean, white fondant.

 

And check out the airbrushing on this one:

(By Michael Almeida)

I love how they captured its little robot emotions. I like to think it just escaped from a lab somewhere after gaining a soul, and now it's discovering the beauty of nature for the very first time.

Or it's thinking about soup. Definitely one of the two.

 

This next one is channeling the little green aliens from Toy Story:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

THE CLAW!

 [Update: According to the comments, he's actually from a show called Team Umizoomi. So... no claw?]

 

And this groovy 'bot looks like it's wearing headphones:

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

Plus more Jen-approved colors. Excellent.

Totally unrelated but kinda related, when I first started dating Jen 18 years ago we discovered we both used to love rollerskating to Don't Stop The Rock as kids. If you don't know it, it's a song sung by a robot, so yeah, this tangent is totally related.

 

And finally, my favorite cake of the week:

(By Roses & Bows Cakery)

Because it makes me happy just looking at it. Wow.

And in case you really want to have a catchy robot song stuck in your head all day:

  Don't stop the rock OR the robots - and have a great Sunday!

*****

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Reader Comments (10)

No fair that there aren't any R2-D2 or C-3PO ones. (But I'm fine with no Disney Wars ones. Legends is the real canon)

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMel

D'aww cheery cute robots

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

You cannot convince me that the vintage one is cake. Surely that's the plush inspiration, right?

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

That's a great song to roller skate to! My teenage skating days were in the '70's, but great memories to bring back!

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

What no GIR?! Just kidding, they are adorable. (But still, just remember GIR next time :D)

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGaz

I'm honestly surprised no one has made an Epbot in cake yet. I don't have the skills to make a Sweet, but I know lots do. Anyone?

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Nice ending! ....Putting the brakes on with the break dancing bit to start a nice summery afternoon off!
=^~.~^=

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I wonder if anyone is ever going to manage to pull of a Sweets worthy Johnny Five cake anytime soon?

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

I'm with SarahCVT! John (THOJ), you are now required to source a baker who can make Jen an Epbot cake! Maybe an anniversary? Or maybe because it's Tuesday? Whatevah! Just do it.

I don't know if I'm hoping for a Sunday Sweet or a Wreck!

Hmmmm. Maybe source 2 cakes! One perfection and one wrecktorious!

July 9, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

I seriously want to make an Epbot now! It would go nicely with the Normandy SR-2 cake I made for a graduation party once. :D

July 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMadeleine

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