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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

Seussical Sunday Sweets

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday last week, let's take a look at some Sweets that would make the good doctor proud.


Submitted by Katelyn P. and made by Violet Sweet Shoppe


Like we could start with anything but green eggs and ham. ;)



These are a few of my favorite Things:


By Marj J. of The Icing on the Cake



And check out the detail on these cupcakes:
Submitted by Kaity G. and made by Sift Dessert Bar


It only seems natural that a Seuss cake should defy the laws of gravity:


Sub'd by Wendy O., made by Kate of And Everything Sweet (hit the link for more pics)



By Karen's Specialty Cakes and Confections


And the famous Cat in the Hat's striped hat is almost synonymous with Dr. Seuss:

By Dessert Works

Look at that razor-sharp edge! That is some awesome icing work.



Here's the sweetest Seuss birthday cake I've ever seen:


By Christina of Creative Cake Designs


Look at that green balloon! And the hand-cut lettering! [swoon]

Here's another inspired by the same book:


Sub'd by Ashley C., made by Glenda's Good Witch Goodies


These colors are just gorgeous. I'm also stumped as to how the baker made the stripes. They don't look painted on, and I see no seams, so...? (Glenda, can you weigh in?)

Seuss is often credited with the whimsical and topsy-turvy style for cakes, and you can definitely see his influence on this wedding cake:

Photo found here, made by Mike's Amazing Cakes

Of course, I think nothing would delight Dr. Seuss more than a wedding cake that hangs upside down from the ceiling:


By Chrissie B. of Too Nice To Slice



WOW. Just when you thought you'd seen it all...



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


Update: We got a late entry today that was too good not to post.


By Cakes by Suzy


So cool!



Sign of the Times

After yesterday's tiger-blood fiasco, I thought it might be a good idea to bring things down a notch. Maybe light a campfire. Grab my trusty Uke.*

*That's slang for "Ukulele". Trust me. I'm a musician.**

** Never trust a musician.

Then I thought we'd play a little "Somewhere over the rainbow" and bask in the warm, fuzzy glow of some peace sign cakes. Can you dig it, man? Groovy.

Let's start by taking a nice deep breath. (Don't mind the smell; that's just my "glaucoma medication.") Deeper. Now... hold it in and look at this cake:

It's like, totally cute as a button.

This one's like a birds eye view of a lazy river in a Japanese water park:

Plus it's so peaceful, you don't even care that the peace sign is wrong.

Now let's sing. "Some...WHEEERE...ooover the raaaainbow..."

The one reminds us how beautiful incorrectly drawn peace symbols are - on the inside.

And we're breathing IN the good, and OUT the bad...

Because nothing says "peace and happiness" quite like camo.

"Where happy little blue birds fly..."

Whoa. You know, I'm still feeling peaceful and all, but for some reason now I also want a Mercedes.

Hey, I've been thinking: Since no one seems to know how to draw a peace symbol anymore, maybe the bakers should, like, just use plastic ones instead.

Oh. Never mind.

And one more deep breath. Hold it... Hoooold it...


Now that is making peace with one's baker, right there.

Thanks to Melinda C., Lynette, Melanie W., Sarah I., Ashton G., Marisa I., & Sarah J., who think this post was a total peace of cake.