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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
Feb282010

Sunday Sweets: Alice in Wonderland

In honor of the impending movie, some curiously wonderful Wonderland Sweets:

Love the heart sprinkles, and that pocket watch is perfect!

(By Studio Cake)

The cutest card soldier you'll ever see.

More lovable characters:

(Found here, but the baker isn't listed.)

(That whisker 'stache is hilarious!)

(By Ken's Oven, who reports that this was his very first sculpted cake. Sweet!)

I've had a soft spot for the Queen of Hearts ever since John and I made elaborate Queen & cards costumes one year for Halloween. (We roped a gaggle of guys into going as cards, too, so we made quite the impression marching en masse through Disney.) So naturally, I had to find some Queen cakes:

(By Artisan Cakes by E.T.)

Such great detailing!

And here's the classic Disney version:

(By Socake)

One of my favorite characters in the Disney film was the talking doorknob, so I love this:

(By Caxperiments)

What a cute cookie!

And lastly, a fan favorite from the CW archives:


(By the always amazing Cake Nouveau)

- Similar Sweets: Cake Nouveau

Have a Sweet to suggest? E-mail it to me at Sunday Sweets (at) Cake Wrecks (dot) com.

Friday
Feb262010

Clean-Up on Aisle 12

Parental Note: Today's Wreck may expand your child's vocabulary in some unsavory ways.

When Steve S.'s coworker received a transfer to a different branch, the store decided to get the coworker a going-away cake. The inscription was your typical "You make our store better!" kind of thing.

Now, normally this wouldn't be a problem, no matter how badly the Wreckerator mangles the inscription.

But then, normally the company in question is NOT BJ's Wholesale Club.

Which, naturally, someone chose to abbreviate.

Lunch break just got awkward.

I would like to point out that Steve submitted this Wreck because "better" looks like "bitter" - and he thought that was funnily appropriate. And it is, but clearly Steve's mind did not go to the gutter where the rest of ours are. (More's the pity.)

- Related Wreckage: Marcus and the New Job