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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

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Sunday Sweets: Threadcakes 2011 Final

Threadcakes 2011 is wrapping up this week, so let's take a final look at some more of the amazing entries, shall we?

As before, we'll start with the shirt design, followed by the cakey re-creation. Links go to the creator's page on Threadcakes.

I have a particular affinity for this design, since John just bought the shirt for himself last week:

"Doctor Hoo"

By Margaret Hoar Aaaamazing.


Now I'm not going to say anything else, because I picked WAY too many favorites to show you today, and I can't bear to cut any more. So, enjoy:

"Bountiful Catch"

By Samantha Friday


"Together Again"

By Connie Verbruggen


"The Fox Confessor"

By Ashlee Perkins of Minette Rushing Custom Cakes


"Recording Seal"

By Kelly Alexander of The Cake Studio


"M aw"

By Cindy van den Hoonaard



By Erin Toews


"Happy Accident"

By Saahna Bryan of Saahna Cakes


This one made me laugh:


By Britain Spinney


"Work of the Genius"

By Megan Maller

If I were some kind of metal-working genius, I would totally make one of these for my desk. (Even though there's no way it could look as good as this cake. WANT.)


"Second Sun"

By Jenna Winkeller

Check out that hand-painting!


"My Playtree"


By Tom Nutter of The BIG Time Cake Company



By Jamie Manos

So. Cute.


"Pistols at Dawn"


By Ann Bailey


"Nature Photography"


By Carly Geehr; click here for more of her work.



This is only a small sampling of the Threadcakes entries, by the way. Check the gallery here for lots more. And if you'd like to submit your own cake, hop to it! The deadline is tomorrow!

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


Sunday Sweets: Taste The Rainbow

Who says you have to have a white wedding? These bright beauties are proof you can have your color and eat it, too.

Daisies are red, violets are blue...

 By Sweet Disposition Cakes

Okay, before we head to the Epcot bunker: they're actually hand-painted poppies, and they're beautiful!

Orange you glad I found this gorgeous cake?

 By iHeartCakes

Such a great color. Everything should look that cheerful.

Or, if that's too much orange (never!), here's a way to stand out with classic black and white:


Look at the little bows! Clever, indeed.


This mellow yellow is a stunning way to add some unique detail:
By The Couture Cakery

Okay, those may actually be daisies.

Still, I'm a girl who wants more bang for her buck:

By Superfine Bakery

I love the vintage feel.

For a more elegant style, this bakery muted the colors and added more feminine detail:
By Criollo Cakes

Those piped pearls are divine!

If this doesn't make you green with envy, I'm not sure what will:


By Bella Cupcakes

Wedding in the garden, perhaps?

How about a classic design with a kick?

By Pink Cake Box

Going green has never been more tasteful.

This blue beauty was inspired by sun-printing:

By Once Wed

Totally mod - and what a cool technique!

Moving down the spectrum, these violet violets are just adorable on a modern cube cake:

Made by BethAnn at Studio Cake Design

Simply beautiful.

And if you can't decide on just one color, why not use them all?

By Sweet Element

I love love love this striped summertime sweet. I only hope they used Fruit Stripe gum for wedding favors.

However, I don't think I've ever found a wedding "cake" I love more than this:

By Maki's Cakes

Rainbow-colored cake spheres? Roy G. Biv would be proud!

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