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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
Monday
Apr132009

Passover these Wrecks

Let's hear it for my Jewish homies: Oyyy yeaaah!

Ok, obviously it's a bit difficult to find professional Passover cakes - Wrecks or otherwise - considering the whole leaven thing. However, I thought these were pretty amusing:

Hey, Passover is a celebration of the Israelites escaping Egypt, right? So Moses parting the Red Sea kind of counts as a Passover cake, right?

Well, I thought it was hilariously creative, anyway, so I had to share. Thanks to Blair T. for showing us how Divinity School students rock the party.

These next ones are more Label Wrecks than Cake Wrecks, but I think you'll agree they're Wrecks regardless. First, Niobe found this nicely packaged "Passover Coconut Cake"...


Complete with a "rich in tradition" greeting:

What's wrecky about that, you ask? Well, nothing. But wait...what's this on the back?

"Not Kosher for Passover?!?"

Well, I guess if you are having a "a Passover rich in tradition," you'll just have to hope this cake keeps well for later.

At least they're upfront about it, though. Check out what I found over on Yodster's Flickr stream, titled "How a Russian Baker Makes a Cake Kosher for Passover."

Yodster even breaks it down into two handy steps:

Step 1: Cross out flour on the ingredients list.

Step 2: Add a star of David.


See? So easy, anyone can do it!

Sunday
Apr122009

Easter Sunday Sweets

Hey all! John (the hubby of Jen) here. So my dear and wonderful wife, knowing how I get all weepy when I see kittens and bunnies and tribbles and the like, has asked me to take care of this week's Sunday Sweets. I'd like to think this is due to my incredible wit and charm, but it's probably more because she has to write a bazillion posts in the next two days. So, with no further ado, I give you: Easter Sweets!

This first one may be the most adorable bunny I have ever seen. Reminds me of those "Dunny" dolls Jen likes:

(Amy F. found it on Chocmocakes' Flickr stream here.)

Who's a cute widdle Dunny bunny? It's you, it's you!*

Next we have some fluffy bunny 'tocks. Jen thought the bottom texture looked a little like floral foam, but I think it's funky-cool.

(Found by Linda A., and made by Newsums of Cake Central. )

This next one has an unusual color scheme for an Easter cake, but it's nice and the bunny on top is super well done:
(Another find from Linda A. on Cake Central - this time by Dutch-Cakebox.)

As you all know, Jen is not overly fond of Easter lamb cakes. (Hey I just thought of a joke: What do you get when you eat most of an Easter cake? A quarter SHEEP cake! Booyah! Next stop, Reader's Digest!)

*ahem* As I was saying, Jen doesn't usually dig the lamb cakes - especially the smoking kind - but this one earned her seal of approval:

(Made by Andrea Schwarz. Thanks to Heather R. for submitting it!)

Personally I love the looks on their faces; like someone just jostled the cake and they all fell over. Cute!

And what would Easter be without a giant Easter egg and some lazy bunnies?**

(Pamela found it on Flickr and it was made by Cakes by Ashley. Thanks!)

This next cake is freaking amazing:

(Submitted by bunches of you, and made by the fantastic Fantasticakes.)

From the embossed pattern in the chocolate fondant to the sweet little chick on the top, this is one gorgeous cake. I've kneaded and rolled my fair share of fondant, so I can tell you that that egg was not easy. (If I had done it, there would be a big jagged seam up the back and pleats all over the place.) Also, Jen says the colors are "faboo", which I think means "cool."

And finally, here's a cake that both Jen and I looked at for a moment and said, "Wow, it's beautiful - but what is it?"

(Also submitted by a ton of you, and made by the one and only Highland Bakery.)

After a few moments we figured out that it's an Easter bonnet with a bunny cameo on it. (It's probably hard to tell because the edges are slightly cropped.) The skill shown in that ribbon and feathers is super impressive.

Well, that's it for me. Thanks to everyone who sent in submissions, and Happy Easter!

* I sounded very manly when I said this in my head.
** Great name for a rock band.