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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: Off-the-Shelf Cuteness

It doesn't seem fair to only feature custom-order cakes on Sunday Sweets, so here are some gorgeous creations available right from the display case:

Stephanie S. found these in Hong Kong (aka the Capital of Cuteness):

Needless to say, I'm in love with these designs. The little dino totally reminds me of the "Rawr" shirt over on Shana Logic:

And here are some Sweets from the States (I think):

Adam R. found these on Manako's Flickr stream. Hey, I guess it IS possible to make Wreck-less doggy cakes!

And you guys are probably going to judge me for this, but I think these things Monique R. found are adorable:

Even if I can't say exactly what they're supposed to be. Um, maybe owls? Wingless, marshmallow-shaped, fuzzy lil' owls?

I'm thinking of starting something new with Sunday Sweets: weekly assignments. I'd give y'all a theme - Broadway, video games, animals, etc. - and then you send in nominations for me to feature. The submissions can be your own work or from your favorite bakery. What do you think - sound like fun? Let me know in the comments, along with any suggestions you have for themes beyond your average wedding/birthday/shower fare. Thanks, guys!


How Many Blogs Have Tribute Parties?

Not many, I'm thinking. I mean, most people go to parties to drink heavily, perch awkwardly on couch armrests, and play Scrabble. (Or is that just parties I go to?) But not Wrecks readers - nosirree. They get together to drink heavily and make Wreckplicas!

This is the handiwork of Wreckerators Marilyn N. and friends. Look familiar? And oh yes, it is a CCC: these girls didn't overlook any details. I think the coconut icing and pink bow with "it a gril!" inscription really add something, too.

Then there's this one from Mary C.:

It's even a "real" Wreck; she and her friends brought in a photo of the original Tom Selleck cake to the bakery and had a decorator copy it. Sure, the chest hair can't compare, but I think you'll agree that this brooding Neanderthal Tom is a real piece of work.

And Maggie H. provided her boyfriend Cody with a birthday Wreckplica of his favorite Wreck:

Wow, the carrot jockeys have grown, Maggie! ;) Glad to see they haven't lost their mohawks, though.

Good work, everyone!