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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 (347)

Sunday
Jan162011

Sunday Sweets: Pretty As A Princess

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful Princess.

Submitted by Cathy & found at the 2010 Royal Adelaide Show; baker unknown.

...who had a rockin' carriage:

Sub'd by Shanna R., made by Jane Asher Party Cakes

...and three beautifully airbrushed Princess friends:

Sub'd by Jessica P., made by Maria Luisa Mijares Arte y Reposteria

(Seriously, how amazing is that painting? Gorgeous!)

I have to stop the story now, or else I may never get to this next fondant-free beauty:


By crazebake cakes and cupcakes

Ok, so she's not technically a Princess, but Tink and her forest cottage here are still royally awesome.

Now, clap your hands if you believe in eating fairies!!

Wait. I think that came out wrong.

Look at this cake! Isn't it neat?


Wouldn't you think our collection complete?

Well, it's not.

'Cuz I still have to show you this FABULOUS fishbowl design for The Princess and the Frog:


Submitted by CW Reader Kathryn L. and made by her daughter and niece.

I'm thinking of asking this cake to marry me. I hope John won't mind.


Next, a cutie-patooty mini-cake:

Sub'd by Tifany D., made by Cupcake Envy

This is the secret to non-creepy torso and clothing cakes, guys: no neck stumps. So long as it looks like it's hanging on a dress form, we're all good. Got that, bakers?

Now, I realize that Disney has the corner on the Princess market, but we geek girls will always have a special place in our hearts for Mario's Princess Peach:

Sub'd by Vin, made by Chica And Jo

Bob-OMB!
And check it out: the blue gems are handmade hard candies! Power up!

And finally, ONE SWEET TO RULE THEM ALL:

By It's A Piece Of Cake

Or at least to incorporate most of the classics. Heh. Love the ruffles, and the bow, and the way you can easily recognize each princess (well, can't you?), and, ok, I pretty much love everything about this cake. Although I don't recognize the crown - maybe it's supposed to be kind of all-purpose? Or am I forgetting someone?

Well, the important thing to remember is how especially amazing these Sweets are when you compare them with these. [shudder] Yeah.

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CCC Final Tally!

Hey, remember our charity countdown? Well, donations are still trickling in, but I figured it was high time to reveal the final tally! Ready? Ok, so, as of earlier this week, for all 12 days and charities together, you guys raised [drumroll, please] $24,859.60! Rock on, Wreckies!

However, I should point out there was a distinct downward trend: the first three days of the CCC each charity had over $3,000 donated, the next five or so, around $2,000, and after that, they just barely cleared $1,000 each.

Obviously we all were very busy, and many of us were away from our computers for the holiday, so this isn't surprising. Still, if you started off the countdown but weren't able to finish, please, feel free to catch up! All twelve donation pages are still live, and your dollars can still make a huge difference. Just go to the Cake Wrecks FirstGiving page to see the complete list, along with links to give a dollar to any you might have missed.

And thank you all again for your amazing generosity. John and I are proud beyond belief to count you among our loyal Wrecky henchpersons.

Now, back to conquering the world! If you please.

Update from john: Some people think the crown on the last one is Snow White's or the Evil Queen's. However, the Queen's didn't have rubies and, from what I can tell, Snow White's is a round diamond tiara. And I'm a large, scruffy man in construction clothes sitting at the computer researching Disney Princesses. Which is pretty darned cool. -j

Sunday
Jan092011

Sunday Sweets: Must-See TV

This week, we've decided to showcase amazing cakes based on some of the finest, most thought-provoking shows ever to grace American television.

Submitted by Stacy P., made by Jireh Cakes

[chortle]

But seriously, could that be a more awesome cake?

And for you fickle fondant fnaysayers:

Made by CW reader Shawna H.

Our Fondant Free Sweet of the Week™! When you remember that the vast majority of wreckerators can't even pipe a straight line, those socks become all the more impressive.

And in case you've forgotten, we're actually talking about TV shows this week:


That's one awesome Survivor cake, but you know what's even better? The fact that it's on a plate with one fork. America: the only thing more impressive than our TV shows is our serving sizes.

And speaking of space cowboys:

Sub'd by Brittni M., made by CakeLava

In case you don't appreciate fine television, this is the spaceship from the show Firefly. Which was canceled. Which is a travesty. Let us take a moment to mourn its passing.

[mourn]

[mourn]

[pulling self together]

And now... JAZZ HANDS!!!


Sub'd by Brittny B., made by Piece of Cake Desserts

Or "hand" as the case may be. Off topic, but has anyone ever actually had a slushie thrown at them in high school? 'Cause I was a pretty big doofus through most of my teen years and no one even threw water at me. And since when did they start serving slushies in school anyway? When I was a boy, we didn't have slushies. We chewed the bark off trees and we loved it!

*ahem*

Hey, look! It's the Stargate!

Made by Cake Wrecks reader Allison B.

Not only is this amazing (love the chevrons), you also get to poop blue for a few days! And really, you just can't put a price on blue poop.

Now check out this awesome Kermit Thee Frog here:

Sub'd by Nikki P., made by The Cake Store

[Kermit flail] Yaaaay!

Can...you...believe...thisnextcake?

Submitted by Anne P. and made by SHAM Bakery

Huh. Actually, I'm more of a Next Generation guy, so maybe I should ask Jen about this one.

Update: So Jen said, "You don't know Amok Time? The episode where Spock kills Kirk? SERIOUSLY? It's like I don't even know you anymore." Um. Whoops.

Grrr! Arrrgh! It's a Buffy cake!

Sub'd by Nicole G., made by Cake Nouveau

I'm assuming "Grrrr, Argh....." has something to do with the show. Maybe it's what Buffy says before she makes out with and/or stabs a bad guy?* Ooh, and hey, do you think they put a candle in the candle for the birthday girl to blow out? So meta.


Submitted by Erik R. and made by azsammaiski

Ahh, Alf. Alf is one of those shows that you loved as a kid, but now when you see it again on Hulu you're all like, "Huh." And then you change it back to Firefly reruns.

[mourn]

[pulling self together]

Well, if you'll excuse me, Castle is on.

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

*Update: [wiping goo from eyes] We have an Epcot. Repeat: we have an Epcot. It's about the Grrr line. I apparently forgot that it's in the credits for Joss Whedon's production company. That's what I get for trying to be funny. In my defense, the only part of any credits I've ever remembered was, "Sit Ubu, Sit! Good Dog!" In other news, man it's early. Oh, and I'm pretty sure all the cakes are daisies. If you need me, I'll be drooling on my pillow. -john