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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

Sunday Sweets: Faith and Begonias

I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking, "Why hasn't john done another amazing flower sweets and filled us with his flowery knowledge of all things daisy?"

The answer to that is that I've been busy.  And also lazy.  Mostly the first one.

So today, let us ponder the beauty of the daisy as well as the begonia which I'm pretty sure may also be a flower of some sort!


Submitted by Emily J. and made by Stephanie S. of Desserts for Breakfast

 The majestic Begonia!

 (Now at this point, there are most likely several people with PHDs in flowerology who are mentally composing emails in which I am compared to a dimwitted tribble.  To which I say, "Squeak, cooo, squeak.")


Now let me stop here for a second to get real with you, as the young'uns say.  Look at this orchid:

 Someone MADE that with edible stuff.  That is AMAZING!  I think we forget sometimes the incredible talent that goes into these sweets.  Just sayin'.


 And speaking of daisies:

Submitted by Laura P. and made by Sugar Creations

 You know what's awesome about this cake?  They took a simple, lovely blue cake, stuck a pocket on it and now it's a pair of overalls.  Love it.


And now for something that just reminded me that it's our anniversary next week and I need to get Jen something nice:

Submitted by Jeffrey K. and made by Zhanna Zubova

Like chocolates.  Or cake.  Or a day off.



Submitted by Julie B. and made by The Creative Cake Academy

I have been well trained over the past 14 years so when I looked at this cake, I immediately said, "POPPIES!" which are Jen's favorite flowers.

 (Adorable anecdote: the first time Jen ever saw an actual poppy was in Washington DC and she burst into tears.  There was something just so innocent and wonderful about that kind of joy.  One of my best memories.)


 Now this next one is my kind of cake:

Submitted by Kate K. and made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

 So simple and elegant.  I'd love to try to make it...  And now I'm all inspired and nostalgic for the Wilton class that Jen and I took all those years ago.  As I recall, I made a pretty mean daisy...


 And now I'm going to switch gears on you 'cause I'm crazy like that:

Submitted by Louise S. and made by Arty Cakes


This cake is not simple and it's not elegant.  It's wild and crazy and colorful and it's a testament to the baker's mad skillz with a piping bag.  My hand cramped just looking at this.  So.  Cool.


 And now, let's all take a moment to sigh contentedly:

Submitted by Rita F. and made by Planet Cake


I love blue.  And white.  I think I must be a little bit Greek.


 Did I mention I have a thing for butterflies?

By amateur baker Yumi R-S

Wait, is that actually a daisy?!


 IT IS!  Now I'm all verklempt...


And finally, a flower pot that Gezina made "just for us":

By Gezabella Cakes

Okay, not really but she was super sweet for making us our own little tag.



But you know, when all is said and done,  the best part of any of these cakes...

... is that you get to eat them.  And that's why I love my job.


 Have a Sweet to nominate?  Send it to sundaysweets(at)


Shark Week "Winners"


 "Thank goodness Shark Week is almost over. How did we get roped into judging this 'Oceanic Idol' contest, anyway? I'm not sure I can take any more of these catfish pretending they're the next Great White. It's just sooo pathetic, you know?"

 " comes the next batch."


"Rawr! I'mma shark!"

 "No, you're not. NEXT!"

"I am paralyzing you with my cold, predatory stare.

 "Well, we're paralyzed with something, that's for sure."


"Behold! I have the strength of ten sturgeons!"

"What are you supposed to be, The Thing?"

"No, I'm a lobster."

"Get out."

"No, really, I am!"

"I know. GET OUT."


"And what are you supposed to be?"

  "I'm a clown shark!"

 "Let me guess: because you taste funny?"

 "No, I traumatize small children."



"Ok, Mr. Crab, we give up; what are you doing?"

"I call this, 'Blue Seal.' Sha-POW!"

"UG. You made that pun on porpoise, didn't you?"



[everyone] "SHUT UP, LARRY."


"I can't believe we have to pick one these crazy fish for the winner, Otto."

"Tell me about it. What are we going to do?"

"Hello, boys."



"The new Oceanic Idol, everybody!!"


Thanks to Nikki D., Melanie N., Tracie T., Leanne M., Amanda W., Laura B., Sarah O., & Kaitlin K. for teaching us that eggs can have tentacles. Really, I expected that lesson to come from Japan. {HEYO.}