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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

Passover These Wrecks

During the celebration of Passover, it's traditional for participants to avoid all types of leavening, like yeast. In fact, you could say this is one of the most important, key features of the entire celebration.

So maybe someone should tell these bakers.

Let's hope it ages well.

Now, before I start an Epcot here: yes, there *are* flour-less Passover cakes and pastries.

But I'm pretty sure this isn't one of them:

And if there's time, Google "Passover."

And then return that Wonders of the Pyramids gift book.

During Passover there is a special dinner called the Seder, which is used to recount the Exodus story and teach the younger generations. It is very Jewish. By which I mean, if you're *not* Jewish, or of the Jewish faith, then you're probably not celebrating the Seder. And, at least to my knowledge, there are no Buddhist Seders or New Age Seders or Ed Hardy Seders; Jews pretty much have a corner on the Seder market.

Why do I bring this up?



Hey, is this like wishing someone a "Merry Christian Lent"?

'Cuz I'm totally doing that now.

(Although, all things being equal, maybe I should write it on a chocolate bar.)

Thanks to today's Wreckporters Evelyn G., Amy K., & Alana M. for getting a rise out of these Wrecks.

Update from john: [rubbing temples] To those of you currently chilling in the Epcot Bunkerâ„¢, yes, anyone can make a lovely Seder. Apparently there are [insert comment count here] non-Jews doing so.

It's still Jewish.

That is all.


Sunday Sweets: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! Whether you're chomping off chocolate bunny ears, off to church, laying off the leaven, or none of the above, I hope these Sweets make your Sunday a little sweeter.

Swirly roses make me happy.

Submitted by Nicole D., made by Sweet Cupcakes



Sub'd by Madeline B., made by The Icing on the Cake

I love the soft pastels on these birthday bunnies:

Sub'd by Sadie I., made by Bobbette & Belle

This one, too:

See the little bunny butts in the circles? I like how modern and subtle they are.

Or how about this cute chick?

Sub'd by Lyn, made by Sweet Tooth Cakes

These ribbons and flowers really pop out at you:

By Cake Fixation

Sooo pretty!

Try not to melt when you see these cupcakes:

By Death by Cupcake

Stand back; I may faint from cute overload.

Those toppers are actually decorated cookies. And the sanding sugar on the Peeps? PERFECTION.

In fact, there are tons of gorgeous Easter cookies out there:

By Sugar Belle

I want those carrots. The swirly outlines are so fun!

(For lots more cookie cuties, check out this round-up. Gorgeous!)

Whenever I think of Easter, I think of lilies. So for a more elegant turn, let's check out some of the best gumpaste stargazer lilies I've ever seen:

By the-icing-on-the-cake

All of those flowers and foliage are handmade. Seriously! Click on the pic and look at it close-up: you'll be blown away. Plus, this is only one of three tiers; hit the link to see the others.

Now, how about some calla lilies?

By Cake Chester

Breath-taking. The leaf swirls really make the design come alive.

And finally, here's a perfect combination of elegance and whimsy:

By Cakeryblog

Of course, I *am* biased when it comes to sugar carrots. ;)

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