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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

Grandpa's Order

"Sweetie, I get the feeling your father has been a little impatient for us to have a boy."

"Why do you say that, hon?"

"Oh, you know, all the baseball equipment for the girls' birthdays..."

"They loved those!"

"And the football helmets..."

"Once we painted the tiaras on they wore them all day."

"And you know earlier, when we told him we were having a boy this time? I'm sure that back flip couldn't have been good for his arthritis."

"Oh, he was just being cute, is all. I'm sure the thought of us having a boy is no more exciting for him than the thought of our having another girl."

"Riiight. Have you seen the cake?"

"He bought a cake?"


"Er. Does he think we're naming the baby Finaly?"

"That's supposed to say 'finally', dear."


[more silence]

"So, do you want to tell him we were joking, or shall I?"


Amy W., I'd wait 'til after the cake was served.


Sunday Sweets Assignment

Ok, my trusted Wreckporters, your assignment this week is: Fantasy.

I'm talking trolls, fairies, dragons, kraken, anthropomorphized plant life, and yes, even unicorns (I'm drawing the line at tutus, though). As with all Sunday Sweets, these cakes do NOT have to be professionally made. You can search bakery websites, public image hosting sites like Flickr, or use Google image search. You can also submit your own cakes. Send them to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com, and be sure to include the image source so I can credit the baker.

Happy hunting!

Have a suggestion for a Sunday Sweet Assignment? Leave me a note in the comments!

NOTE: Please don't leave image links in the comments, guys: e-mail them to me instead. Thanks!