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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
Jan222012

Sunday Sweets: ...And Everything Nice

Rock-a-bye reader, on the laptop
did a week's worth of wreckage
make your jaw drop?

Your brain might be scarred,
with stunned disbelief,
so let today's Sweets
bring you blessed relief!

That's right, it's the sweetest-themed sweets of all: baby showers! Prepare for a mass cuteness attack.

Submitted by Jen C. & made by Sharon Wee Creations

I don't know how Noah's ark came to be synonymous with babies, other than all the animals supposed to be having babies, I guess, but it sure makes for an adorable cake! The rhinos are my favorite!

 

You know what else is adorable? Bears in a balloon basket.

By Sweet Tiers

"Ooh, Honey Bear, I just felt the baby kick!"

 

And speaking of kicks, check out the sweet pair atop this cake. I don't care how tough you are, if you cradle your hands around a tiny pair of baby shoes, you are going to squeal aloud. And if you happen to be pregnant and hormonal, you may also cry.

Sub'd by Julia D. & made by Johannas Tartor

Respect the baby shoe.

 

Sub'd by Nicole B. & made by The Cake Boutique

I love the different color vibe of this one. Minty green, deep chocolate and orange? How unexpectedly awesome! See, not all baby shower cakes have to be covered in pastel ribbons and roses.

 

But then again, you won't hear me complaining if they are! After all, this next cake is an explosion of pastel ribbons and roses, and it's amazing.

By Sweet Irene

 

And here's another be-ribboned beauty:

By Rosey Confectionery Sugar Art

Oh yeah, I'm firmly on the ribbon and rose wagon. Heck, I'm driving the wagon. This cake's so perfect and precise I can barely believe it was made by a human.

 

Now here's a cake sure to please any expectant mother about to 'pop!'

Sub'd by Tanya F. & made by Sugar Creations

But you probably shouldn't say anything like that to her, nor jokingly compare her size to a circus tent, or even innocently mention the word "elephant." When I was pregnant, my husband accidentally said 'cellulite' when he meant to say 'saline' and I didn't talk to him for five days.

But getting back to the cake: do take note of the little 3D detailing on the elephant's ears!

 

Owl bet you've never seen a sweeter little cake than this:

Sub'd by Cathy B. & made by Terry D.

This is too much for words. I'm sitting here with a goofy smile on my face, trying to absorb all the cuteness. Woodland creatures! A baby owl with his mommy and daddy! I want to push that knife off the table so nothing can ever harm them!

 

And because we can never have too many birds on cakes, or butterflies, buttons and balls... (um, let's just call them dots), and flowers for that matter, behold:

By Andrea's SweetCakes

Love it. Sydney is a blessed girl! I hope they save her a piece!

 

And finally, this next cake makes me want to go back in time, become a rock star, have a baby, name that baby something trendy and nonsensical like "Pumpkin Drizzle Gables," and throw a baby shower with all my cool rock-n-roll friends, for no other reason than to roll out this super-star worthy cake:

By Little Cherry Cake Company

Rock on, baby. ROCK ON.

 

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

Friday
Jan202012

Kids These Days

Education can never start too early. Which is why I, for one, am happy to see all the things kids are learning from their birthday cakes. You know, things like....

...friendly hand gestures:

 

And where Spider-Man's web comes from:

Watch it go!

 

Then there are the helpful anatomy lessons:

I think it's safe to say that Bailey really, REALLY enjoyed his Bar Mitzvah party.

 

Not to mention the legal drinking age:

Hint: that's not it.


And perhaps the best life lesson of all: one of the hazards of mixing boobs with beer:

Hey, it could be worse. You could be on 16 And Pregnant and be rewarded for your questionable life choices with money and fame.

There. Don't you feel better now?

 

Thanks to Sarah G., Anony M., Tanya G., M.M., and Jenae B. for the education.