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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
May302011

Flagging Enthusiasm

For reasons so obvious I won't even bother trying to explain them, Memorial Day has come to be synonymous with one thing and one thing only.


(Wait. There's also the furniture sales.)

Ok, two things and two things only.

Furniture sales, and this:

Just to clarify, I'm talking about grilling, not fecally suggestive icing puddles.

Yep, all over the country people are celebrating our military heroes by consuming good old-fashioned American hamburgers...


Flattened and with mayo on top, the way our founding fathers intended.

Hot dogs...

You can tell it's a hot dog because it clearly says, "Hat Dog."

...and, of course, whatever these are:

I'm going with "flaming Doritos."

Of course, bakeries know there's more to this holiday than food that looks like the other food you'll be eating today. That's why they also offer more "patriotic" designs; to stress the importance of remembering and honoring the sacrifices of our military.

It's just about dignity. You know?


Or how about a duck? A duck is totally patriotic:

Especially when you write "USA" on the flag so people know what country they're in.

Well, however you choose to celebrate it, may you have a wonderful Memorial Day. And remember: always show pride in your country by letting your freak flag fly.

Unless you'd rather eat it, of course.

Whichever you choose, just get rid of it. [shudder]

Thanks to wreckporters Chris W., Olivia I., Ashley P., Ashleigh G., Sarah B., Jessi J., & Heather M. for the grilling.

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Sunday
May292011

Sunday Sweets: In Memory

Today's Sweets are dedicated to the brave men and women who've given their all for our country. I hope you enjoy.



First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And the Army goes rolling along.



Some super heroes wear capes around their necks.
Others wear dog tags.

From North and South and East and West
The Coast Guard's in the fight.
Destroying subs and landing troops,
The Axis feels our might.



By Cake Central user GL79

By Cake Central User LdySam1

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun!

Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar!

We live in fame or go down in flame. (Hey!)
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!


By Cake Central user helipops

By hockeymom

Believe it or not, that is NOT edible paper; it's a hand-piped technique known as frozen buttercream transfer. Amazing!

And full disclosure: this was actually made in honor of the Royal Canadian Air Force, but it was too gorgeous not to share. So, Canada, there's one for you. :)


By The Ladygloom

This fighter pilot helmet had me doing a double-take.

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh!
Farewell to foreign shores,
We sail at break of day, of day.
Through our last night on shore,
Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!


From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean:
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

By Mike Elder of Black Sheep Custom Cakes

That entire gold topper is made of edible sugar paste and fondant. Wow.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

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