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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 (365)

Sunday
May152011

Sunday Sweets: Eye Candy


To quote Garfield: "Caaaandy candy candy!!"

Submitted by Carmen S. and made by Corporate Cakes Melbourne

Ah, there's just something wonderful about biggafying candy, am I right?

I mean, who here doesn't want to take a giant bite out of this giant Snickers bar?


Ok, another one, I mean?

Anyone else remember chewing on candy necklaces as a kid? Or last week?

Submitted by Jutta and made by At Second Street

Those colors are the stuff of candy cotton dreams. Love it.


The most impressive part of this next candy cake isn't the candy...

Submitted by David W. and made by Gateaux

...it's the box. Which - oh, yes - is CAKE.

(I'll wait for you to finish your double and triple takes.)


And speaking of amazing boxes:

Submitted by Tina W. and made by Sweet Sensations

I am amazed. And also in the mood for banana/Nilla wafer pudding. Mmmm. (Who's with me?)


Here's another blast from the past:

Made by CW reader Lori B.

My grandparents used to stockpile these at their house, along with Moon Pies, Tootsie Rolls, and root beer barrels. Oooh, and anyone else remember Fireballs?

Good grief, I'm starting to feel old.

Ok, moving on...

Submitted by Tracy J. and made by Blue Cupcake

Is that not the sweetest little gumball machine? And check out the itty bitty orange slices! So cute!

Here's a treat from Japan that's gaining a huge following here in the U.S.:

Made by CW reader Ann N., and her first-ever attempt at fondant! Rock on, Ann!

Pocky! They're little stick wafers dipped in chocolate, and quite addictive. I love this design, and the mini Pockys on the cupcakes are adorable.

And finally, lets say your sister has a birthday coming up, and she's been training and eating ridiculously healthy for a long time, so she can't WAIT to have something really good (ie bad) on her big day. What kind of cake do you make for her?

Why, an asparagus one, of course.

Bwahaha! So mean, right?

Or is it?


Now hold on to your hats, my dear Wreckies, 'cuz this next photo will blow your mind:

It's CAKE!!

Made by the amazingly talented Sweetapolita, and found by @PeeWeeHerman. (Yes, *the* Pee Wee Herman. Heh.) Hit the link for progress pics and the recipe!

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

UPDATE: To those of you having a hard time believing the cake box is actually cake, there's a photo of the bride and groom cutting it here.

Sunday
May082011

Sunday Sweets for Mom

Ah, Mother's Day. A day when we honor our moms for all they've done for us. However, it turns out there aren't many cakes celebrating last-minute dashes to the ER, or working the night shift, or talking us out of shaving our heads that time in high school. So instead, lets remind Mom of the cuter side of Mom-hood: the baby shower.

(Because I said so, that's why. And you have to look at every picture before you leave this blog, young lady, so don't make me come over there!)

Let's start with some good clean fun:

Submitted by Laura R. and made by Sabrina R.

Bubble, bubble, bath time is ador-able!

And as a former faux painter, I'm digging the woodgrain on the tub.

This next one may be hard to swallow...

Submitted by Joan D. and spotted at Chelsea Market

...'cuz that stack of diapers is really a cake. (I know, right?!) I'd love to see how it's made.

Here's a classic nursery rhyme, come to cake:


Made by CW reader Jean D.

The baby is rockin' in a tree top! How cool is that?

And check out the little details:

Carved initials and tiny roses for the win.

Here's one made of sugar and spice(cake?) and everything nice:

Submitted by Kristy L. and made by Poppy Belle's Cakery

It's amazing how that little bit of shine on the shoes makes them so much more realistic. Plus, look at the quilting on the cake board! Such a great touch.

What's that? You want to see some adorable hand-painted baby clothes?


Your wish = my command.

Forgive me for saying so, but this one here is cute as a button:

By abbietabbie

And did you see the little feet on the bottom?

No?

HYPERZOOM!

They're even wrinkly and stuff! Sooo cute!

Everybody knows a good baby shower cake needs the proper accessories:

By Charmaine's Pastry Blog


Our friend Julianne (aka Ninja Baby's mom) tells me the muppet-like baby booties are actually a Chinese style. Why don't we have such adorable footwear here in the States? And, you know, in my size?

Next a beautiful baby's bag:

By Cakes by Jen

Some completely charming cookies:

By Brenda's Cakes


...and, um, quite quaint quilts!
("q" words are hard)


That itty-bitty choo-choo train just made tracks to my heart.

And finally, a carriage cake made pretty in pink:


So delicate and sweet! And the butterfly on the handle is a great touch.

Before I close, I'd like to say that we here at CW know there are lots of different types of moms out there, and that these baby shower cakes might not apply to all of you. Maybe you adopted a toddler. Maybe you're a foster parent. Maybe you're a single dad who's had to be both parents to your little ones. Bottom line: there are endless variations of "Mom" out there, but regardless of your circumstances, today is for all of you. Happy Mother's Day!

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