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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
Nov122012

The American Way, Replayed

Technically Veterans Day was yesterday here in the U.S., but since a lot of us get today off to celebrate, CELEBRATE WE SHALL.

Veterans Day is all about honoring those who have and are serving in our country's military. There are lots of great ways to do this:

This is not one of them.


Now, I happen to know that a fair number of military personnel read this blog - a fact I find both humbling and just a teensy bit alarming, since I'm not sure those who share my twisted sense of humor should have access to heavy artillery. (Holy Hand Grenade, anyone?) 

On the other hand, I do so enjoy all the e-mails with the giant "DECLASSIFIED" stamps on them.  Makes me feel all James Bond-ish, only in an American, hermit-girl-blogger kind of way.

So in your honor, my dear veterans, here are some patriotic cake designs that will surely bring a tear to your eyes.

 Tissue?

The underline is what really sells it.

 

Of course today is about you, the troops:

And as "Owl Troops" you deserve "Supott."

Because you are all "Hero's."

 

 And so we "honer" you, our "vetr ans."

 

Kind of like how we honor the flag, the symbol of this great nation:

Stirring.

 No wait, I take that back: this Wreck leaves me shaken, not stirred. [ba dum bump!]


Some bakeries pipe their greetings on clear plastic sheets, which they then lay on top of the finished cakes. It's cheating, sure, but this way bakers can trace their messages or start over if they make a mistake.

Or just slap the plastic on anyway and call it a "Vetrans" day.

 
So remember, everyone: it is thanks to our veterans that we have the freedom to live in this great country, the United States...

 ...of Amercia?

 

Hang on, that doesn't sound right. Can we try that one again?

Muuuch better. 

(But who stole the corner piece?!)

 

Thanks to Eric H., Dave K., Sara B., Nikki G., Adria P., Tory L., Michael H., Christina R., Tara L., & Allyson H. for fully vetting today's wrecks.

Sunday
Nov112012

Sunday Sweets: I'm Your MaĆ®tre D'

(Extra points if you "hear" this in the Genie's voice!)

 

Well, Ali Baba had them 40 thieves
Scheherezad-ie had a thousand tales
But, reader, you're in luck 'cuz Sunday Sweets
Has gorgeous cakes that make all others pale

By House of the Rising Cake

 

You've got some flowers in your corner now

By Wild Orchid Baking Company

 

Every single cake here is a champ

Submitted by Sarah B., made by The Fondant Flinger

 

They've got punch, pizazz! Yahoo and wow

By Take the Cake in Chicago

 

Hey, this cake looks like a Tiffany lamp!

By Maggie Austin Cake

 

Now I say...

Sunday Sweets reader, please
What will your pleasure be?

By Jacques Fine European Pastries

 

Let me take your order
Something brown?

By Cakework

 

You ain't never seen cakes like these

By Cotton and Crumbs

 

These aren't in restaurants
They're here on Sunday Sweets!

Submitted by Melanie H., made by Mike's Amazing Cakes

 

C'mon, whisper what it is you want
You ain't never seen cakes like these!

Submitted by Jessica A., made by Sweet Thing Black Orchid

 

[blinking 'Applause' sign]

 

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!