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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

Entries in Sunday Sweets (400)

Sunday
Jan152012

Sunday Sweets: Put A Bird On It

Whether you're a fan of Portlandia or not, I think we can all agree that when it comes to cake, sometimes you just need to put a bird on it.

Maybe a proud bird:

By Cut the Cake

(If I could pipe like that, I'd be proud, too.)

 

Or a magical bird:

Submitted by Louisa B. and made by Eline at DreamCakeFactory; more pics here.

Hedwig loves you THIS MUCH.

 

Or some pretty jailbreak birds:

By The Icing on the Cake

With apologies to Maya Angelou: I know why the un-caged bird tastes so good.

(They're flying. They're free!)

 

How about some modern birds?

Submitted by Emma F. and made by Josef's Vienna Bakery & Cafe

"Spruce it up. Make it pretty!"

 

Or a really little Big Bird?

By Cakes By Joanna

DO WANT GIMMIE.

No?

How 'bout just the three figures, then? Please?

 

Of course, there's always an angry bird:

By SweetBeas

(With guest stars from the movie Rio)

I'm trying to imagine what three-year-old Noah could have possibly done to deserve a cake this awesome. Did it involve potty-training? 'Cuz I've got that DOWN, SweetBeas. Just sayin'.

 

And now even more angry birds because seriously-how-cute-is-this:

By Juicy Desserts

By the by, last month Angry Birds had a holiday level titled Wreck the Halls, and this month they have a birthday level full of cakes to smash. COINCIDENCE?

Ok, yeah, probably. But I choose to believe we have CW fans over there. So THERE.

 

Now a cutey-patooty bird:

Submitted by Kelly K. and made by Just Call me Martha

I'm picturing frills and satin pillows and floofy princess skirts. [dreamy sigh]

 

Followed by...a Hunger Games bird?

Submitted by Affifa R. and made by deathbycupcake (And you can buy just the toppers at the link! Sweet!)

Aww yeeeah. Technically it's a mockingjay - and if you've read the books, you know how awesome these are. The odds are definitely in DeathByCupcake's favor.

 

Let's wrap things up with some rainbow birds:

Submitted by Sarah C. and made by Nevie-Pie Cakes

I usually don't know who the bakers are when I choose each week's Sweets, so you might be wondering just how many times I can feature Nevie-Pie Cakes in one year. Ha! Seriously, though, Natasha has enough talent to fuel a dozen bakers. Love her style.

 

And finally, another pair of sweet tweeters:

Submitted by Becca S. and made by Scrummy Mummy's Cakes

...on a giant cupcake!

I love the rose swirls and the woodgrained basket base. And I know you could technically call this a cupcake cake, but we won't be doing that - WILL WE? [meaningful glare] Nope. Let's not sully this beautiful creation with the dreaded CCC [ptooie!] label.

 

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

Sunday
Jan082012

Sunday Sweets: At The Movies

Well, I think Jen took pity on me this week, after I admitted in my last Sunday Sweets post how terrified I was of... well, pretty much every movie ever made during my childhood. So today, we've arranged for Completely Happy Non-Scary Movie Sweets!

Now, I just have to try not to let it slip that Wall-E totally made me cry. Dang it.

Submitted by Lizzie S. and made by Charm City Cakes

This baker really captured Wall-E's sad little rusted robot eyes. And look, he's all dressed up for Eve in a bow tie! Gah! I need a tissue!

 

Ok, this one will cheer me UP. I literally said "WOW!" out loud, about seven times, and that was before I had even looked closer at the weather vane, and shingles, and garden hose.

Submitted by Jean C. and made by Classic Cakes and Confections

Did you see the garden hose?!

Incredible. And just who is that hanging out on the porch? A Wilderness Explorer, friend to all, be a plant or fish or tiny mole...

Submitted by Renee C. and made by Cake Central member KayB4262

Russell! I didn't know a cake could look enthusiastic! I love the errant collar poking out over his bandana, and of course, that hair. I would feel like a soulless brute slicing this cutie up to eat!

 

But speaking of slicing, you'd better get out your katana, because these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ready for action.

Submitted by Jeffrey K. and made by Zhanna Zubova

I can't imagine the time it took to sculpt one of these dudes, let alone all four, plus decorate the whole exquisitely detailed cake! I bow to you, baker sensei.

 

And this next baker didn't bat an eye when someone requested a knife-wielding one-eyed weasel named Buck to adorn their son's birthday cake.

Submitted by Mary Beth S. and made by Sweet Talk Custom Cakes & Confections

Inspired by Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, another movie that I'm totally not going to admit made me cry. Why can't Scrat just catch that darn acorn for once, WHY?!

 

I have nothing but love for Tim Burton's version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which I think we can all agree, is way less creepy than the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Submitted by Reagan H. and made by Sweet Designs by Larissa

I also love the subtle simplicity of this cake, about as subtle as an everlasting gobstopper perched atop a giant Wonka-hat cake on a purple pile of edible satin can be, that is. And the golden ticket! How ever did they make that?!

 

Luckily this next cake must not remain untouched by human hands, because it looks delicious!

By Little Cherry Cake Company

I call the piece with the chocolate waterfall! Both of them!

 

I love how this cake chronologically represents the scenes and characters from The Wizard of Oz: from Dorothy to Glinda, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the field of poppies and finally, the City of Oz.

Submitted by Elizabeth J. and made by Good Gracious Cakes

So much fantastical detail here. And did you spot the tiny tier representing the Wicked Witch of the East? I guess she would be at the bottom, huh?

 

Um, excuse me? There's some hair on my cake?

Submitted by Jasmin Y. and made by Sugar & Spice Custom Cakes

And it's FABULOUS!

Seriously, call your daughter or niece or little neighbor kid over to the computer and watch her eyes light up as she beholds these Tangled-inspired sweets. Then break out the fondant kit, because she is going to want one.

Submitted by Raine C. and made by jess9375

Heck, I want one. I want this one!

Oh my gosh, cuteness overload! My eyes can barely take it all in!

 

But that's nothing a Night Fury munching on some dead fish can't cure.

Submitted by Jess M. and made by Rouvelee's Creations

Nope, sorry Toothless, you're just as cute, too! And so are all the teensy flowers and foliage spilling over the sides of this cake. Even the rocks are cute!

 

And there are exaketededly zero ways to improooove these Alice in Wonderland sweets.

Submitted by Janie S. and made by Kelly's Cakes

Oh, that hookah-smoking Caterpillar! He's such a fungi. (Sorry, that's the only mushroom joke I know).

 

And finally, an appropriately topsy-turvy cake to celebrate the wacky world of Wonderland.

By Say It With Cake

I love the tiny tea set, and the daisy and daffodils (they always get overlooked!), and the curve in that Ace of Hearts. It's all in the details!

 The only things missing are the words, "Eat Me!"

 

Hope you enjoyed today's Sweets, guys! And remember, if you have a Sweet to nominate, just send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.