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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 (411)

Sunday
Mar182012

Sunday Sweets: Play With Your Food!

I'm sure this will come as a complete shock to those of you who've just found this blog for the first time ever, but if there's one thing I love more than a geeky game-themed wedding, it's a geeky game-themed wedding cake.

BEHOLD!

Submitted by Lee F. & made by Cake Freak. Pics by Whitney Lee Photography

A Scribblenauts wedding cake? Complete with cameos by Super Mario and Donatello from TMNT? BE STILL MY 90's-LOVING HEART.

 

And speaking of Mario, you just can't get more classic than the diminutive plumber with his Princess Bride Peach:

Made by Amber C.; Photo by Marah Grant Photography

Wuv. Twuu Wuv...

 

Or, if you want to go really old school, you could always have a Space Invaders groom's cake:

Sub'd by Stephen J. & made by Premier Pastry

It looks like those side invaders were made using the run-out, or flooding, technique, which is both time-consuming and extremely fragile. Color me impressed.

 

Not a wedding cake, but this is one of the best Angry Birds cakes I've seen in ages:

By Juicy Desserts

You can almost hear the high-pitched battle cries of the little blue birds, can't you? Echoing off the walls of your bathroom? It's ok, fellow addicts: you can admit it. (And you might as well, since that music is so loud you're not fooling anyone, John.)

 

And speaking of addiction... how about a World of Warcraft groom's cake?

By Cup a Dee Cakes

Now *that* is using photo paper right. Bakers, take a note.

 

I've yet to play Katamari Damacy, the game where you roll a ball around that makes everything - including people and buildings and such - stick to it, but I do love this custom wedding topper:

By Lauren U.

The bride and groom are stuck to the rolly ball! Ha! It doesn't hurt that the cake is seriously cute, too.

 

Ok, time to fess up to another of my addictions:

Cake.

BWAHAHAHAA!

Just kidding.*

(*I'm not kidding.)

Yeah, you could say the cake was a lie.

Kind of like this awesome-beyond-words dummy cake...

Submitted by Noelle R. and made by Melissa

Which lifts up to reveal...

Wheatley!

Now, ok, granted, we've seen better personality cores here on Sweets, but seriously, can you beat that presentation? I THINK NOT.

(For those of you completely lost right now, I have one word for you: PORTAL: GO PLAY IT.)

(Ok, that was four words. Whatever. I did it for science.)

I'm also seriously considering making a Portal dummy cake, just so I can hide things under it that I will dramatically reveal when we have company over, accompanied by a booming, "THE CAKE WAS A LIE, YOU FOOLS!!" because I guess now I'm channeling a little Cobra Commander, too. Huh.

Moving on.

It never fails to astound me just how difficult the seemingly-easy-to-replicate LEGO is to create in cake. Seriously. Bakers just can't seem to crack the code of straight edges and proportional pips*. Which is why I may have whisper-shouted, "YES! FINALLY!!" when I saw this cake:

Submitted by Rebecca K. and made by Roy's Bakery

Perfection.

(*"Proportional Pips" is the name of my Rockettes cover band. And don't tell me the Rockettes aren't actually a band, because that joke was awesome.)

 

And now I shall segue from a cake LEGO to a cake *made* of cake LEGO:

Submitted by JC R. and made by Sometimes I Bake

I know: totally meta.

And I love the little guy on the side installing the polka dots.

I'd also like to point out that this, like many of our Sweets, was made by a hobby baker. So take heart, cake lovers! It CAN be done!

 

And finally, let's wrap up the geekiness with another classic character wedding cake:

By Little Cherry Cake Company

LINK!!

Ok, so this is actually themed to a newer installment of Zelda called The Wind Waker, but still. Just look at the water ripples around the little fish on the cake board. LOOK AT THEM. And the teensy flowers! And the adorable Link & Zelda topper! Game on, people. GAME ON.

 

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

Sunday
Mar112012

Sunday Sweets: Story Time!

Grab your blankies and cuddle up, kids! It's story time!

Now, what should we read tonight? Go, Dog, Go? Yeah ... that book is 62 pages long. How about we look at the cake version instead?

By Cakes by Camille

Don't you love how the wheels on Dog's car look like he's speeding away? Go, Dog! Go wherever you're going! (I don't know where that is, because I've never made it to the end of the book.)

 

Let's try again. If you really have your heart set on a dog book, how about this one: Who's big and red and ... um ... read all over?

By Sweetbakes

It's Clifford, the big red dog! But doesn't he make for a cute cake, too? He's probably chock full of red velvet cake under that big behind. Mmmm. Mama's getting hungry. Be right back.

 

*wiping cake crumbs off face* Thanks for waiting, kids; Mama, uh, had to make a phone call. Now, have you decided on a book yet? How about Tatty-Ratty?

By Nevie-Pie Cakes

You know what, never mind. That book reminds me of my own stuffed bunny that went missing when I was little. Ok, I was 19. Whatever, it was heartbreaking. Stop laughing, or you guys are going straight to bed.

 

You heard me, straight to bed! And I've got just the thing to lull you into slumber: Goodnight Moon. Seriously, this book has sedative powers.

By Baked Impressions

But this cake will keep you awake, oohing and ahhing over all the cuteness. See the cow jumping over the moon? So tiny! And the sleepy widdle bunny! I love a book with a hoppy ending. (Har.)

 

Now, if you're in the mood for a moral with your story, there's always The Berenstain Bears.

By The Cake Spot

They'll teach us to not talk to strangers, or how to take better care of our pets, or watch less TV, or use good manners ... but you already know all that junk, right? So let's just drool over this tasty looking cake instead. The whole gang's here!
(Except Queenie. She's such a brat!)

 

*yawn* Mama's getting tired, kids. Let's get this show on the road. How about if we read The Lorax?

By Erin Salerno

Or we could just wait and go see it in the theater. The movie looks really cute, and I'm not even getting paid to say that. But you know what else is cute? Everything on this cake: the Truffala tree, the bucket, the fish, the Lorax's mustache! Adorbs.

 

What else have we got? Howl's Moving Castle? Hmmm, I'm not familiar with this one.

By Blue Note Bakery

However, if it's nearly as intense and detailed as this ridicul-awesome cake is, well, it's going to have to wait until tomorrow, kiddos. Mama's running out of gas. (How is all that cake being held up on those stick-legs? HOW?!)

 

Ok, now Olivia is one of my favorites!

By Brendy's Cakes

How could you not love this sassy little pig? All dressed up in a strapless gown and her tiara? With pearly pink fondant skin? Oops, sorry, looks like I'm talking about cake again.

 

Back to the bookshelf. Let's see what you've picked out now. The Giving Tree!? Are you trying to send your dear old mother into a tailspin of depression? That is the saddest book of all time! Old Yeller has a happier ending!

Submitted by Alexandra L. and made by Tiffany's Baking Co.

But this cake will cheer me up - if you can even believe it's cake! That bark looks 100% real! And the moss! Selfless sacrifice to the point of utter destruction has never looked so tasty!

 

Anyway, let's aim for something that won't make me cry. Curious George is a fun read!

By Iced Cake Artistry

And an even funner cake! ("Funner" is not a real word, kids. Just thought we'd throw some education in here for a sec.) But let's talk about the cake some more: Isn't that the most spot-on representation of sweet little George that you've ever seen? (And it really puts this in perspective, don't you think?)

 

Ok, last try. The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Great choice! Short, sweet, and a surprise ending too:

By Cakes by Cat

Spoiler alert: The surprise is that the caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Just like the butterfly on top of this beautifully colorful cake! I mean just like it. It looks exactly like the one in the book, right?

Kids?

Hey, are you guys even awake?

Ah, it's just as well; Mama's getting hungry again anyway.

 

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