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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
May082011

Sunday Sweets for Mom

Ah, Mother's Day. A day when we honor our moms for all they've done for us. However, it turns out there aren't many cakes celebrating last-minute dashes to the ER, or working the night shift, or talking us out of shaving our heads that time in high school. So instead, lets remind Mom of the cuter side of Mom-hood: the baby shower.

(Because I said so, that's why. And you have to look at every picture before you leave this blog, young lady, so don't make me come over there!)

Let's start with some good clean fun:

Submitted by Laura R. and made by Sabrina R.

Bubble, bubble, bath time is ador-able!

And as a former faux painter, I'm digging the woodgrain on the tub.

This next one may be hard to swallow...

Submitted by Joan D. and spotted at Chelsea Market

...'cuz that stack of diapers is really a cake. (I know, right?!) I'd love to see how it's made.

Here's a classic nursery rhyme, come to cake:


Made by CW reader Jean D.

The baby is rockin' in a tree top! How cool is that?

And check out the little details:

Carved initials and tiny roses for the win.

Here's one made of sugar and spice(cake?) and everything nice:

Submitted by Kristy L. and made by Poppy Belle's Cakery

It's amazing how that little bit of shine on the shoes makes them so much more realistic. Plus, look at the quilting on the cake board! Such a great touch.

What's that? You want to see some adorable hand-painted baby clothes?


Your wish = my command.

Forgive me for saying so, but this one here is cute as a button:

By abbietabbie

And did you see the little feet on the bottom?

No?

HYPERZOOM!

They're even wrinkly and stuff! Sooo cute!

Everybody knows a good baby shower cake needs the proper accessories:

By Charmaine's Pastry Blog


Our friend Julianne (aka Ninja Baby's mom) tells me the muppet-like baby booties are actually a Chinese style. Why don't we have such adorable footwear here in the States? And, you know, in my size?

Next a beautiful baby's bag:

By Cakes by Jen

Some completely charming cookies:

By Brenda's Cakes


...and, um, quite quaint quilts!
("q" words are hard)


That itty-bitty choo-choo train just made tracks to my heart.

And finally, a carriage cake made pretty in pink:


So delicate and sweet! And the butterfly on the handle is a great touch.

Before I close, I'd like to say that we here at CW know there are lots of different types of moms out there, and that these baby shower cakes might not apply to all of you. Maybe you adopted a toddler. Maybe you're a foster parent. Maybe you're a single dad who's had to be both parents to your little ones. Bottom line: there are endless variations of "Mom" out there, but regardless of your circumstances, today is for all of you. Happy Mother's Day!

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

Friday
May062011

Rein in the Clowns

WARNING: Parents, there be funny business ahead!

Bakers, will someone please get a handle on these clown cakes?


"Woo woo woo!"

Wait. Let me rephrase that.

What I mean is, I'm seeing a lot of funny business lately...

Don't tell me this candle placement wasn't intentional.

(But do feel free to share a burning pee joke. That'd be hilarious.)



...and at some point we just have to ask SWEET MERCY WHAT IS THAT CLOWN DOING?!


Keep it up, Chuckles, and someday you'll be juggling one less dancing dog, if you catch my drift. (You know, tripping the blue elephant? Cooling the cream pie? Honking the big shoe?)

Hey, Bozo! Get those hands where I can see 'em!

Look, I'm all for romance, but did the Wizard display teach us nothing?


And I'm not sure these censor dots are the solution, either:

Though I suppose it does beat the alternative. [shudder]

Thanks to Dominique G., Jeny F., Kara P., Ibo, Melanie T., & Robin M., who are, suspiciously, all smiles.