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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

Jingle Bell Shocks

Stockings around the Christmas tree

Look so bad that your jaw drops.


Once he got a good look at them

Santa Claus went into shock.


Who comes up with these Christmas cakes?

Have the bakers lost their minds?


Did they drink too much spiced eggnog?

Or are they legally blind?


You will see a glut of flotsam pieces as you neeear

Cakes that just won't make you jolly


Hey, d'you think that might be holly?

Shocking amounts of frosting, these

Might send you right 'round the bend


Will you hold out for better cakes

Or just buy these in the end?



[sing it with me, now!]

Diiiing doooong,



A choir of thanks to Maryann M., Janet G., Kadmi, Megan K., Katherine D., Jackson L., Ann M., Jenna C., Ashley S., & Grainne, who all want to go Christmas caroling with Sharyn. Me, too, guys. ME, TOO.


Sunday Sweets: Holly Jolly Weddings

Are those jingle bells I hear?
Or wedding bells?

Or ... BOTH?

By Martha Stewart Weddings

Bundle up babe, because winter wedding sweets are coming your way!


There's nothing quite as magical as being married in the winter.
I wouldn't know, I got married in July, but I've seen pretty pictures!

By Susan Hodges of Trumps Catering

Here's one now. These snowflakes are so dainty, I'd like to whip out my piping bag and make some just to hang on my tree.


Oooh, here are some more.

Submitted by Allyson D. and made by her friend, Cari W.

I don't actually have a piping bag, but Pinterest tells me I can make snowflakes with glitter and a glue gun. It's basically the same thing, right?


But back to the splendor of winter:

By Cakes by Roxanne

Just imagine the snowflakes gently falling, the poinsettias fragrantly blooming ... wait, do poinsettias actually have a smell?


If not, I suggest gingerbread.

From CakeArt by Margi Chambers

Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm a married (gingerbread) man!


If you are lucky enough to have a white Christmas wedding, your color scheme can be super simple. One big burst of color set against all that white, and you're good to go.

By Helen Ward of Amelie's Kitchen

Whabam! I like how the beaded garland is just a bit skewed; it keeps the cake looking playful instead of too perfectly perfect.


But if it's perfection you're after, you can't go wrong with an elegant classic.

Submitted by Ruth R. Baker unknown.

Bonus: should you literally get cold feet, you can always switch out the cardinal and holly for a bluebird and daisies, and no one will ever know come spring!


Or hey, why not go monochromatic?

By Erica OBrien Cake Design; Photography by Ashleigh Taylor

Who needs color when you have houndstooth and pom-poms? Is it wrong to wish this cake was a sweater? A sweater that I owned?


This topper is my favorite thing in the history of history.

By Cake Voodoo

And the cross-stitched reindeer tier needs to be put into production as outerwear, like yesterday, because this is also another cake I need to wear.


But let's talk about accessories. Why not crown your wedding cake with a claddagh ring, to symbolize love and loyalty?

By Bake Me A Cake

Not exactly sure what the reindeer are representing, bridesmaids maybe? But they sure are hardcore repping cuteness. Also loving the candy striped details!


Speaking of details, do my eyes deceive me, or are these ruffles edged ever-so-slightly in gold?

Photo by Dallas Curow, cake by The Cake Whisperer

That is a whole 'nother level of wintery wonderment. Just gorgeous.


Well baby, it's cold outside, so here is one last cake for celebrating some nippy nuptials:

By Gateaux Inc.

...a sparkling stunner that could party all through a winter wedding straight into the New Year!



Have a Sweet to nominate?  Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks(dot)com.