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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
Apr042010

Sunday Sweets: Happy Easter!

When I went Easter Sweet hunting this year, I found that my favs were less about technical skill and elegance and more about adorably funny characters that made me laugh. So, hey, I'm going with it. Here's hoping they give you a smile, too.

First, the right way to do a lamb cake:

Just try and look at that face without doing a giggle-awww.

(By Nancy Courtney, who gives simple instructions [the legs are Twinkies!] here.)


(By the always amazing Bakerella. Click the link for her instructions.)

I'm a sucker for blobular characters. And itty-bitty feet. And cake.
So really, this is a win-win-win.

More cute chicks:

(Sub'd by Laura H., made by Cake Central member eniq)

Quite possibly the sweetest bunny cake I have ever seen:


This makes me want to go dye some coconut, post-haste. The colors are so soft! Love it.

The baker calls this next guy Eggbert:

Eggbert. I like it.

(By TraceyBestCakes)



And because no Easter post is complete without an Easter basket, here's the best one I've seen this year:

(By Cake Central member CindyVickers)

That piping is perfection itself! I also love the edible "grass" and eggs.

And lastly, if I ever decide to make an Easter cake, this is probably the one:

Just because it cracks me up.

(Sub'd by Laura H., made by babyblue113)

Have a great Easter, all!

Send your Sweets nominations to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Friday
Apr022010

Lamb Fleeces

It's time once again to look at that most Wrecky of cake traditions: the lamb cake. This cake seems to be dependent on either shredded coconut and jelly beans:

This face may haunt my dreams.

...or an assortment of flotsam just baffling enough to distract you from the fact that there's a pipe cleaner glued on for its nose:

If the pipe cleaner doesn't work for you, there's also some handy curling ribbon dental floss. And tulips. Growing out of the lamb's back. You know, just 'cuz.

Here's one inspired by Sesame Street:


And then one by Elm Street:

This silent menace poses the question: do you eat it, or does it eat you?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Yeah, like that.



Now, [singing] awwww...freak out!!

Whoah, Nellie! What's worse: the clumpy yellow and pink sponges, the oddly finger-like "legs" jammed in the icing, or the fact that *I* don't have crazy window displays like these in my town?

Natalie S., Angela R., Melissa M., JB., Amanda M., & Kyra S., I think we all know the answer to that.

- Related Wreckage: Chick Chicky Boom