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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
Feb032019

10 Superb Owl Cakes For Super Bowl Sunday

It's Superb Owl Sunday, y'all!!

Though I have a confession to make: I only go to Superb Owl parties for the food.

(By Crazy Cakes, Czech Republic)

And yes, you can eat this owl. I mean, I suppose technically you could eat ANY owl, but this one is cake and therefore tastes better. Plus, look at the sculpting! The painting! Incredible.

 

(By Les Sucrés by Rose, Bangkok)

This one is still pondering the ramifications that all owls are technically edible. I like how his eyes glow when he's deep in thought on his Thinking Branch. So cute.

 

If we're talking superb owls, though, then one clearly flies above the rest:

(By Cakes By Ying, Malaysia)

HEDWIG! Best postal carrier ever, am I right? Though she misplaced a very important letter for yours truly a while back, and I'm still not over it.

 

This owl understands:

(By Klobouckovic Dortiky, Czechia)

See, she looks both snuggly and like she's about to say something devastatingly snarky, which is really the best combination.

 

And if I'm being honest, there IS an owl I love more than Hedwig, and that owl is... DAVID BOWIE.

(By Saccharine Obsession)

That line makes sense if you grew up in the 80s. Also this barn owl flew right out of Labyrinth to serenade me with As The World Falls Down, so give us a moment.

(And yes, cake! It's cake! AHHH-MAZING.)

 

This precious pastel patchwork is prettier than a peck of posies:

(By E Só Um Bolinho)

I dare you to read that line out loud and not spit all over your keyboard. I also dare you to find a better candidate for a plush toy - 'cuz YOU WON'T. (I want her as a pillow!)

 

Bringing it back to Harry Potter again because hi, it's me, and also because this cake topper is making me melt:

(By Tiny Plaid Sheep)

That seller only makes the topper part, not the cake, so I'm cheating by including this here.

Cheating, and not sorry. Look at the wands holding up the bunting! Eeee!

 

I noticed a lot of owl cakes look the same out there, so I made a point of specifically finding one with an owl wearing sneakers:

(By Cakes By Lorna, Slovakia)

You just don't see enough of those. Also the balloons are fantastic, I love the soft shading.

 

This pudgy lil' guy looks like a steampunk ringmaster, which is really the best aesthetic for an owl cake:

(By Bloom Cakes, Cambodia)

Buttons and bunting and bug-eyes, oh my! THIS IS SO CUTE.

 

And finally, the owl cake that will make you wish all owls - cake or not - came with bright teal and purple feathers:

(By Natalia Salazar, North Carolina)

Also Pixar eyes. And a one-to-one head-to-torso ratio. And itty bitty toesies. And a cutesy-pootsy widdle nosey-wosey OK sorry I'm done now.

 

Hope these make your Superb Owl Sunday a little more super, minions, and that your week is extra Sweet!

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Reader Comments (13)

I’d love to know if there’s a Guardians of Ga’hoole cake out there anywhere.

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMM

These owl cakes are superb! I love the black and gold and colorful buttons cake!

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I love this blog SO MUCH! Not only are the wrecks an inspiration ("I could do better than that!") but all the PUNS and WORDPLAY and all-round awesome nerdiness. It just makes my life so much sweeter! "Superb Owl Sunday" cinched it :-D

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAnnemarie

That barn owl! I couldn't even think of a song even nearly as good as that.

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSomeone New

These are gorgeous. And the last one reminds me of a furby. But still, so cute.

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

These are very superb owls! I’d like the pastel patch-work owl as a pillow too! These are much too wonderful to eat!

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I don't think anyone has commented yet that "ALWAYS" should actually be "OWLWAYS."

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArielle

I loved Labyrinth in childhood, but only in adulthood did I hear "As the World Falls Down" out of context and without cackling Muppets. It is far more beautiful that way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V3FlGZo6Qc

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Really REALLY hard to beat that first one, but the barn owls come close (all of them). Great alternative to whatever's going on today someplace or other.

February 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBea

My toddler found a patchwork owl pillow at a secondhand shop. The only thing cuter than an owl pillow is a sleeping toddler hugging an owl pillow!

There are free patterns online for similar things:
https://makeit-loveit.com/snuggly-owl-for-sewing-republic
http://mycottoncreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/sewing-for-children-owl-pillow-pattern.html

Go on, you know you want one!

February 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Hedwig's looks like she's going "We're Number ONE!" I wonder which team she's rooting for?

February 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

These are spectacular. I would very much love to see an Errol cake. He may be sort of ragged (you would be too if you flew into closed windows, bowls of potato chips etc.) but I think it would be lovely!

February 4, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

I think the purple and teal owl beats the patchwork one for plush toy status. SO DANG CUTE!! They are all awesome, actually, but yeah, I want a plush of the last one.

February 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

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