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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
Jan032011

The Cake Wrecks Hangover Cure

[lowering lights]

[tiptoeing closer]

[whispering] Good morning, sunshine! Happy New Year. How's your head?

Oooh, that bad, huh? Well, I know you partied pretty hard this weekend, so we're gonna take today's post nice and slow and easy. Like a peaceful, breezy feeling. A sweet, cool, stomach-calming....


Oh.

Sheesh, what'd they frost that thing with, marshmallows and warm head cheese?

Hm?

OH, right! Sorry, sorry!

Aw, you're looking a little pale. You know what would help? More cake.
[nodding knowingly]


How convenient! The Oreos come pre-chewed!

Whoa, there, pal. You sure are sweating a lot.

Quick, take a look at this:


I'd say the fly died after seeing the moldy strawberry. What do you think?

Wow. I've never actually seen someone turn that shade of green before. Fascinating.

Well, listen. Maybe you shouldn't scroll down any further.

No, really, I mean it.

You really shouldn't be scrolling down here in your condition.

Or any condition, for that matter.

In case you haven't figured it out yet, this last cake is really, really gross.

Like, life-time-trauma level disgusting.

You're still scrolling.

What are you, some kind of sadomasochist?

I'm telling you, this thing is NASTY.

Well...

Ok.

But don't say I didn't warn you.

Last chance to scroll back!

Aaaand...

Prepare to squirm:



[yelling] The bathroom's the first door on your left! Happy New Year!

Anony M., Carissa S., Jessica, & Anony M., thanks for kick-starting my New Year's diet plan.

Sunday
Jan022011

Sunday Sweets: Baby Cakes

Wow. Can you believe it's 2011? What happened to 2008?!? I'm still writing 2003 on my checks. And I'm still writing checks. Man, I'm getting old.

*sigh*

Anyway, Jen told me to write Sunday Sweets this week. Yup. She told me. (Jen's having a hard time letting go of Christmas break right now. I swear she just said we're leaving the tree up 'til March.) So I figured, since it's the new year, I should feature new stuff, right? And what's newer than babies, am I right?

Look! Baby!

Awwwww. Seriously, I'm tearing up over here. Oh, and there's an awesome cake there, too.

This next one has the word baby on it so it totally counts:

My mom tells me I had baby shoes just like that. I'm beginning to think she wanted a girl.

I'm loving the soap bubble borders.

Submitted by Cameron and made by Karren's Specialty Cakes & Confections

As an artist, I'm absolutely amazed by the detail on the fondant fabric. I mean, look at the green trim on the crib skirt: It has stitching!

Made by Sugarshack

Simply sublime stripes.

Made by Sweet Irene

I always wanted a rocking horse when I was a kid. 'Course, mine would have had flames down the sides and scary red eyes, but this one isn't bad, either.

Hey, look! Another baby on a cake!

Made by Cakerific

A baby duck that is. Admit it: That is the most adorable baby duck standing on the edge of a house boat staring at a bottle you have ever seen. Though I think it needs a thought bubble that reads, "Aww, quap." Am I right?

Made by Wreckie David T's fiance. (Psst, David! Tell us her name!)

I know what you're thinking: shouldn't that clown have huge pointy teeth and a butcher knife? I wondered the same thing, but apparently the baker was going for super-cute-fun-happy-joy-joy. Which I'd say she totally nailed.


Submitted by Liz S., Baker unknown. (Anyone recognize it?)

Jen and I once made a cake a little like this for Sweet Baby James. Of the billions of lions we attempted, I'm pretty sure not one of them was this perfect.


And finally:

Made by Kassie

Talk about a sweet tweet!!

Well, everyone, thanks for another great year of patronage, puns, and plenty of pastry...um...Wrecks. Here's to a 2011 filled with more laughter, joy, and goodness than we can possibly stand. Sláinte!

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