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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
Oct022011

Sunday Sweets: Sweet Treats

I. LOVE. FOOD.

I especially love cake, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, candy, or anything with copious amounts of
sugar
SUGAR
SUGAAAAR!!

I mean, it's really no secret. I eat sugary food, I write about sugary food, and I make sugary food while I eat sugary food and write about sugary food. So today, let's see some gorgeous cakes that give "eye-candy" a whole new meaning.

Made by Kim C.

Look at all those treats! Pie, ice cream, donuts, cupcakes, bon bons, cookies, and cake. It's so realistic, it's hard to believe it's all cake!

 

Here's an adorable topsy-turvy candy cake:

Submitted by Suzanne B. and made by Sweet Irene

But should a one-year old really be eating all that sugar? You better give it to me.

 

Adding some whimsy isn't a bad idea. Just look at these little cupcake houses!

Submitted by Heather M. and made by Rose Sen

"Home 'Sweet' Home," indeed. When can I move in?

 

Here's a delightful nod to the Candyland game without being too literal:

By Robyn Loves Cake

Another first-birthday cake? Yeah, I better eat this one, too. Just to be safe.

 

Sweet treats take an elegant turn in this impeccable teapot cake:

Submitted by Tracy Q. and made by Sugar Creations

I can't believe every inch of this is edible, including the gelatin butterfly! Gorgeous.

 

There are a latte cute details on this coffee cake:

By Sweet Bites Cakes

I'm not a coffee drinker, but that biscotti looks pretty good. Biscotti is like cake, right? Cake that's been left out for a few days? Yeah, I'd still eat it. Don't judge me.

 

I love these over-sized Hostess cakes!

Submitted by Julie H. and made by The People's Cake

Though I'm not sure the sign was necessary. Wouldn't I assume it was cake whether it was a cake version of the cake or just the cake itself? I guess it could have been a sculpture. (And now I desperately want this as a sculpture.)

 

Now this is a cupcake cake I can get behind:

Submitted by Marian and made by Andrea's SweetCakes

And by "get behind," I mean "stand behind and nonchalantly lick the frosting until someone notices."

 

Speaking of cakes I want to devour single-handedly...

via Williams Sonoma

Now, where can I find a glass of milk big enough to dunk it in?

 

This beautiful balancing act is a floral delight!

Submitted by Kristy L. and made by Calamity Cakes

I love that this cake represents Strawberry Shortcake while maintaining beauty and elegance. Perfect for any age!

 

Nothing says "sweethearts" quite like this candy heart engagement cake:

Made by Lisa B.

 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for THESE:

Submitted by Esther W. and made by Hello Naomi

 

I'm serious, if I don't eat an ice cream sundae today, I'm going to go bananas.

Made by Studio Cake.

Alright, I'm officially going to get ice cream now.

 

Before I go, this next cake is quite possibly my most favourite cake I've ever come across while writing for Cake Wrecks. Beautifully constructed, enormously entertaining, and perfect for any baby shower:

Submitted by Vanessa and made by John S.

Pickles and ice cream!! This cake cracks me up. I wonder what flavour it is!

(Now I'm going to get ice cream. Writing this post was like grocery shopping when you're hungry. Such a bad/good/bad idea.)

 

Have a sweet to nominate? Send it in to sundaysweets [at] cakewrecks [dot] com.

Friday
Sep302011

We Are The World Wrecks

As you've probably guessed by now, most of the wrecks on this site are made right here in the good ol' US of A. Which may be a sad point of pride, but we'll take it. (America! Heck yeah!!)

Still, in an effort to give our American bakers a much-needed shot of schadenfreude, we've decided to search through 16,000 submissions to find a few wrecks from other countries.

"But Jen," you're thinking, "isn't that kind of like William Shatner picking on Andrea Boccelli for singing a single note slightly off-key one time while he had a cold?"

Yeah, kind of.

Are we going to do it anyway?

Heck yeah!!

 

From Denmark:

I'm not sure if these are actually cakes or just giant Danishes, but whichever it is, keep in mind that someone thought the green icing was helping.

 

From Egypt:

You might think camouflage triangles, shooting stars, and neon splattered rings would be a little crazy, but that white pom pom thing really pulls it all together.

 

From Taiwan:

I don't know what it is, but I think it wants to kill me.

 

From Morocco:

Is that...Doc? From Snow White? Hey, I think it's Doc!

No, wait. The little trees are all knocked over.
Must be Sneezy.

 

From Iran:

That's either a fish or a rubber chicken. Final answer.

 

Courtesy of the Ivory Coast, here's one way to cover up messy handwriting:

Inadequately.

 

From our friends over in China:

Say, is your tank dripping, or are you just happy to see me?

 

And finally, from Mexico:

I will now yell at a Mexican cake in a bad Scottish accent.

"Heed! Down in front!
"Would you look at the size of that girl's head? That's a 'uge noggin'! It's a virtual planetoid! It has its own weather system!"

 

Thanks to Stephanie B., Heather B., Alisa K., Cindy P., Lisa, Amanda D., Jacquie B., & Clau for that veritable tapestry of nations. A world showcase, if you will, providing illuminations for our own American Adventure.