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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 (468)

Sunday
Apr212013

Sunday Sweets: Childhood Friends

After weeks like this one, I find there's nothing quite as comforting as re-visiting old childhood friends:

By CW reader Christie Jackson

...not to mention banging on drums and screaming.

:)

 

E.T. is here to make it all better, though:

Submitted by Renai & made by Picakeso

Right after he borrows your phone, a five-pound bag of Reese's Pieces, and a package of Double Stuf Oreos.

(Ok, ok, the Oreos are for me. WHAT.)

 

Of course, there's always room for NEW friends:

By CW reader Valerie Sever

... who come bearing lo mein cupcakes.
(Get it? Bearing? HEYO.)

 

And we all know that one happy-go-lucky type who helps put life in perspective with a signature catch-phrase:

By Peggy Does Cake

"BE PREPARED"

Just kidding.

Hakuna matata! Here, eat an adorable sugar bug!

Now...SING:

"It's the CIIIIIIIRCLE of liiiife! And it MOVES US ALL!!"

(Sorry; I just love type/screaming song lyrics.)

 

Of course, we also need the grumpier characters to balance things out. Especially the ones we know are really just big ol' softies on the inside:

Sub'd by Rebecca B., made by For Heaven's Cakes

Or, in this case, are big ol' mounds of CAKE on the inside. MMMM.

 

Sometimes it's easy to think a cake has to be big and sculpted and covered in fondant to be amazing, but the truth is a skilled baker can make even the simplest sheet cake a work of art:

Sub'd by Jessie R., made by Cake Central member robinscakes

So perfect!

 

Or for my fellow Tolkien fans, how about some Hobbit-themed cupcakes?

Submitted by Sandra K. and made by Imaginarium Cakes

Those braided beards are cracking. me. up.

 

A lot has been said about the cartoon violence back in ye olden days (aka my childhood), but I've gotta say:

Submitted by Kate F. and made by Amy A-S

This is officially the cutest head-bonk I have ever seen. Look at all the little stars!

 

Oooh, this next one reminds me which movie John and I need to watch soon:

By Artisan Cake Company

ParaNorman! I've heard it's really good, if a bit scarier than most people expected. I love the faded, spooky style on the lettering - reminds me of watercolors sprinkled with salt. Such a cool look!

 

My jaw dropped when I first saw this FrankenWeenie cake:

By SprinkleBakes

I'm pretty sure that's not Photoshop, either; the baker just did the entire cake in gray-scale! The contrast with the lime green interior is STUNNING, don't you think? Now I want to see more black-and-white cakes with brightly colored insides - ooh, or maybe rainbow swirls?

Ok, ok, how about this: a Wizard of Oz cake, before the movie goes color - eh? And on the inside, rainbow swirls and maybe two feet sticking out wearing the Ruby Slippers. SOMEONE GET ON THIS IMMEDIATELY.

Getting back to the Sweets...

 

Here's one for two of the biggest kids I know (and I mean that in the best way possible):

Submitted by James O. and made by Black Sheep Custom Cakes

This is Claptrap from the video games Borderlands and Borderlands 2, aka John and our friend Missy's Favorite Game Of All Time. Claptrap is hilarious, from what I've overheard while John plays, and he apparently really likes to dance. (Claptrap, that is. Although John is also quite entertaining when "Dancing Queen" comes on.)

 

And finally, a cake that combines elegance, adorableness, and the most perfect mass of curly red hair:

Submitted by Muna C. and made by Choko Late

LOVE.
The little bears! The corset lacing! Merida's teensy elbow poofies! It's alll workin'.

 

Well, I hope today's Sweets made you smile, and that you're all having a peaceful, extra-lazy weekend.
You've earned it.

 

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

Sunday
Apr142013

Sunday Sweets: It's a Jungle Out There!

Hello, and welcome to our Sunday Sweets Photo Safari! Please keep your hands and feet inside the bus and please, no flash photography.

If we're lucky, we'll see at least a few wild animals today...

Look, over there! The King of Beasts, surveying his domain! Go ahead, grab some pictures. Mrs. Stevens, remember to turn off your...

By Made With Love By Me

... flash.

By Highland Bakery

(AAAIIIEEEEEE!!!)

Yeah, flash can -- uh -- agitate the animals. Got that now? Cool.

Let's move on, so Leo can calm down a little.

 

To our left, you'll see a gazelle! Look at him run!

By ANe Cakes

(All handpainted...)

 

Oh, and also off to the left, you'll see Kilroy.

By Michelle SugarArt

He likes to let us know he was here.

Everybody wave to Kilroy!

(Hi Kilroy!)

 

Now, everybody look around. Kilroy usually hangs out with... yep! There they are!

By Rosebud Cakes

Giraffes! And yes, he is cute, Mrs. Stevens, but you can't keep him.

Why?

By Kandy Cakes

Well, he already has a Mom. (D'awwww.)

 

You wouldn't want to keep this guy, anyway. He looks pretty fierce!

By Tiger Lily Cakes

No, Mrs. Stevens. He's really not "just a big, ol' kitty cat." Fortunately he's sleepy now, though, so the other animals are out.

 

See, look, the zebras are making an appearance! By those flowering bushes, there.

By Cake Central member ycKnits

They usually come out this time of day to drink at the watering hole. They'll drink as soon as the hippos leave.

By KD Creations

Ah, there they go now! No, Mrs. Stevens, they don't want a sandwich. Put that away.

 

Look! Up there in the trees! I thought we might see some monkeys today!

By Cake Girls

Ok, who brought the crate of bananas?
Mrs. Stevens? REALLY?

 

Well, this is a rare treat! Here comes a rhino!

Submitted by Jenn L., made by Highland Bakery

That horn means business, though, so we're going to give this guy a wide berth.

 

Well, let's head on back. You've had an exceptional photo safari today! Usually, we see just two or three animals, and they're generally pretty shy. Today...

What? Look behind me? Why?

By Cake Central member Karen Padilla

Alright, now they're just messing with us. Time to leave, folks.

 

But first, Mrs. Stevens, if you would please open your purse?

By Kingfisher Cakes

A-HA! I knew it!

I think Animal Planet wants a word with you, ma'am.

 

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