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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 Sweets: Swing Cakes

In case any of you have been blissfully unaware 'til now, there's an election coming up here in the U.S.

As someone "lucky" enough to live in a "swing" state, I'm afraid to turn on the TV or answer the phone anymore, what with all the mud-slinging, name-calling, and incessant demands on my attention. Plus sometimes a campaign volunteer calls. [shudder]

So today let's make our own fun.  Let's forget about Red States and Blue States for a few minutes, and instead look at some of the prettiest red and blue cakes I could find.

Since we're talking about elections, let's start with...

By Sedona Sweet Arts




...and stripes!


 Whether you live in the city...

By Whipped Bakeshop


 Or down by the sea...

By Laurie Clarke Cakes

 ...the important thing to remember is that we all like cake.


I'm told the women's vote is especially sought after this year.

 I vote for this:

By The Cake Zone

 Can you wear fondant?  Just asking.


I know there are some big choices in this election, but try not to get ruffled.

By EB Cakes


 ...or all topsy-turvy:

By The Makery Cake Company


...or too tents:

By More Cake Please


After all, the important thing is that you vote.  You can even mail in some ballots!

By Cakebee

 I'm using owl post this year.


 And remember, if you're using a paper ballot, fill in those circles completely.

By Wedding Cakes by Dawna

We don't want to leave Chad -- or anyone else -- hanging.

 (Or is it still too soon for hanging chad jokes?)


Once the election is over, maybe we can stop talking about red OR blue, and remember how well these colors can work together.

By Creations by Laura


Have a Sweet to nominate?  Send it to sundaysweets(at)


And Now, a Musical Intermission

We here at Cake Wrecks know how much you all enjoy singing along with our various song parodies. However, this past week reader Simon S. went the extra mile by actually recording himself singing one of our song parodies - and it's so fabulous John immediately set out to make a music video with it.

So without further ado, we invite you to fall in love lose your lunch all over again, and be our guest:



Thanks again to Sharyn, our lyricist, and to Simon for the amazing pipe work. ;)