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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: When Gamers Marry

After seeing today's Sweets, I think you'll join with me in saying: Play on, Playahs - play on.

First, a cupcake mosaic (yes mosaic) that gives new meaning to the term "Link Love":

(Submitted by Sarah, but darned if I can't find her e-mail to source it. A little help?)

If you like this, be sure to check out the "classy" Zelda wedding video here; it features a similar Link cupcake mosaic. (And yes, "classy" IS in quotes.)

Here's one for you Wind Waker fans:

(Submitted by Amy & featured on Kotaku. Baker unknown.)

Moving beyond the land of Zelda, how about a Disney/old school SNES/Mii mashup?

(Submitted by Julie, made by Jen's Cakes, & topper by Paul Pape Designs)

All together now: Awwww. Love how the bride and groom displayed their Disney name tags, too.

And finally, we have to end with some serious Mario love:

This astoundingly detailed bit of Awesome was made by cake hobbyist Frances Clayton. (That's right, guys, she does this for a hobby, not a living.)

And when I say "astoundingly detailed," I mean astoundingly detailed. Check it out:

From a distance I thought all these tiny bits were printed on edible paper, but if you look closely you can see that they're all either molded fondant or piped icing or both. Yowza!

And it gets even awesomer.

Next, we take the amazing Mario wedding cake and surround it with amazing side cakes!

Mario Town*!

Frances' daughter Mariel sent in the first photo to brag on her mom, and then Frances herself sent in the second pic. Thanks, ladies!

*Yes, that IS a lame Taco Town reference. Sorry.

Oh! Wait! One more thing, while we're talking gamer sweets: if you're one of the few people on the planet who haven't seen these yet:

...then you need to check out the 100 Games Cupcake Game. It's 100 cupcakes, representing 100 games. If you can guess them all, then you get the geeky gamer gold star. (In a purely virtual, metaphorical sense, of course.)

- Similar Sweets: Super Mario Wedding Cake


Funny Business

NOTE: Getteth thine kiddies hence! (Translation: today's post is not for the youngun's!)

These clowns seem pretty excited about their cupcakes.

No, I mean really excited.

No, no. I mean REALLY excited.

"Oh! Uh. Hi, guys. Heheh. So, what's up?

"What are we doing? Who - us? Uh...nothing? Yeah, nothing. Nothing at all. Sooo....yeah. Listen, can you close that door again on your way out? And turn the Jimmy Buffett CD back on? Thanks. Yeah. You, too. Ok, then. Bye!"

"So I says to her, 'hey, baby, don't let the tiny clown car fool you; it's not the way you throw the cream pie, it's the way you put the tutu on the dog!' And she was all, 'What?' and I was like, 'never mind.' Yeah."

And then, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...

Something like this comes along:

Whatever you do, DO NOT click on this picture to see it full size. Srsly. Don't do it.


Ok, now that you've clicked on the picture to see it full size - care to join me in a "I could've gone my whole life without seeing clown tinkle toys" scream? Groovy.


Keith R., Will B., Jane O., Amy F., & Nicole V., I nominate "tinkle toys" as the new clown-bits euphemism for 2010. Any seconds?

- Related Wreckage: Coulrophobia Cakes

Note: The tinkle toys in the last picture were supposed to be buttons. Pink buttons.