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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 TREATS: Happy Halloween!

No tricks today; just the sweetest treats to get you ready for all that Halloween candy later tonight. :)

First, a tribute to a classic:

Submitted by Gabrielle K. & made by Erin S

It's the Great Pumpkin (Cake), Charlie Brown!

A bewitching black cat:

Made by CW readers Sabrina & Anneke V.

I love the spooky effect dry ice brings to this witch's cauldron:

So. Cool.

Check out these fun colors:

Sub'd by Jessa W. & made by Cakes By Ashley

Now for a slightly more Grim design...

Sub'd by Liz, made by Sweet Honeybee Bakery.

Look at that piping detail! Gorgeous.

Frank here looks more like a spooky art bust than a cake:


And who knew a giant spider cake could be elegant?

I like this fun modern design:

It's so bright and cheerful!

Speaking of bright, here's Jack Skellington's glowing little pooch, Zero:

If you're wondering why I don't have more Tim Burton cakes featured today, it's only because I have enough to do a whole separate post. Look for that sometime in the next few weeks!

One more spooky sweet graveyard:

And finally, I don't usually mention flavors here on Sunday Sweets, but Darla's Orange and Chocolate layer cake has me seriously tempted to break out the baking pans:

Plus, aren't her little pumpkins adorable?

Now look what you get when you slice into it!

Ooooh. Ahhhh.

To try this yourself, check out the recipe and instructions on Bakingdom here.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

To nominate a Sweet, e-mail it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.


Don't Mansion It

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the haunted mansion. I am your host.

And....I like big BUTTS and I cannot lie,
No other specter can deny,
When a ghoul walks in...

Hm? Oh. (Ahem.) Sorry.

Our tour begins here, in this bowling alley.

As you can see, we have pins and needles to spare. (Muah-ha-haa! Puns killed me.)

Ah, but your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding - almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis:

Are these ghosts actually stretching?

Or have they been run over?

Also, what's the deal with this guy?

And consider this dismaying observation:

Strong spirits are a leading cause of gingivitis.

(Look it up.)

We have 999 happy haunts here, but there's room for a thousand.

Any volun...

David, I'm trying to spiel here. Do you mind?

"Is this real life?"

No, David, this is real death. Run along, now.

My apologies.

As I was saying, we find it delightfully unlivable here in this ghostly retreat. Every room has wall-to-wall creeps, and hot and cold running Chills!

The Chills are our resident track team.

Now, as they say, "look alive," and we'll conclude our little tour.

Not that alive.

Oh, and before you go, there's a little matter I forgot to mention:

BEWARE...of shop-lifting ghosts!

"QUICK! Mall security is coming!"

Sunny R., Ticara G., Kartrina R., Jill M., Janet, Annette D., Brady, Jenna A., H.M., & Heidi Y., your ghosts will haunt you until you return...all that stuff they took.