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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 (360)

Sunday
Apr032011

Sunday Sweets: Cake or Fake?

Here at Cake Wrecks, we're still in the mood to celebrate April Fool's Day. After all, what other day of the year is it acceptable to go grocery shopping in swim trunks and a propeller beanie? (No? Wrong holiday?) So let's check out some amazing cakes that just might fool you into believing they're the real deal.


(Or maybe we threw in a few non-cakes just to trick you. Think you're up to the challenge of spotting a fake?)

Is this a real guitar? Or is it just a rockin' good cake?


Can't tell? Well, don't fret. We won't string you along for long.


And speaking of music, is this a real drum, or one of our evil snares?


The wear on that drum head is unbeatable!

Assuming it's actually cake, of course. Or is it? Hmm?

Here's a tough one: which of these shoes is edible?

Or are we just messing with you?

Here's a hint:




All of this trickery is making me hungry. How about some real, delicious, spicy buffalo wings*?


*May or may not actually be real, delicious, spicy or buffalo.


Then you could wash those wings down with a tall pint of Jameson's Irish Whiskey:


You're supposed to drink whiskey by the pint, right?

If you think you've already spotted the fakes, take a look at this Louis Vuitton luggage:


Better buckle down and really study this photo before we carry on.


Has a basketball ever made you hungry?


And if so, does that make you a real basket case?

Or maybe a head case?

Submitted by Lirpa F., made by The Sweetest Thing


We got lots of requests for a "good" popcorn cake after our recent popcorn post. So here's a picture of a bag of popcorn next to a movie reel:

By Tierful Designs

Or maybe they're cake.


I heard it through the grapevine that this fancy "wine" and "cheese" cake could be an impostor!

Submitted by Missie and made by Simply Cakes

Or am I "lying"?


There's no way these crayons are cake... right?

Submitted by Laura S. and made by Charm City Cakes

Color me stumped.


How about this gumball machine? Real or cake?

Submitted by Jeni H. and made by The Cake Shop of San Jose

I hate to burst your bubble, but we're not giving the answer just yet.

Check out this lo-mein attraction - do you think it's sweet, or savory?

Submitted by Emily T. and made by ~Er-ca

Either way, those fortune cookies look delicious ...in bed.


This stack of pancakes makes me want to have dessert for breakfast.

Submitted by Catherine C. and made by Julie Brew Finlayson

Would that be called Dreakfast? Bressert? Brinnersertunch?


So, think you've got us figured out? Then this next cake will have your whiskers in a twist!


Such form! Such skill! Such artful mastery! Can you believe that this isn't a REAL CAT? Absolutely mind-blowing.

(Okay, so maybe it's not really a cat cake. Maybe it's more like a kitten salad.)

So, who spotted the fakes? Assuming there were any?

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

Sunday
Mar272011

Sunday Sweets: That Takes The Cake 2011

Ah, Austin. That sweet, funky town in the middle of a state that yearns for my death. I can actually feel its beady little state eyes glaring at me from here, waiting for me to fly over its borders so it can shoot down my plane with its state death ray. Or maybe make my spleen burst. Or - OR - maybe I'll just choke on a Texas peanut. But, I digress.

So, apparently, there's this "cake show" in Austin where bakers make cakes and show them. Which is why it's called a "cake show." And apparently, many of these cakes are freaking awesome. Let's take a look, shall we?

No, seriously. Wow.

(You may have noticed by this point that I'm not all that "good" with "words" but I am "trying.")

Hey, look!


By Carley King

Yellow is my favorite color!

Ya know, what's most impressive to me is that these bakers actually left the relative safety of their own homes and, as far as I know, Texas did not kill a single one of them. Frankly, I'm amazed.


By Chris Suson Wingler

Green is my favorite color!

Sidenote: Can anyone confirm that there were, in fact, Official Texas State zombies roaming the streets outside the show? Just curious.

Ooooh...

By Top That! Cake Designs

I'm pretty sure those are daisies.

This next cake was part of the official Texas theme of the show:


By Ashlee Trotter

Which was death.

Wait. I'm being told that it actually wasn't death.

(Are you sure? It was in Texas, right?

Huh.)

Ok, apparently the theme was "Superheros."

Like this one:

By Kimberly Chapman

Great. Now I have the theme from "Batman" stuck in my head.

(I'm also not so good with "Superheros.")

He looks like he's ready to kill me. Clearly, he is from Texas.

By Cakes by Cassandra

Blue is my favorite color!


Speaking of blue, I've heard that smallpox is especially bad in Texas this time of year.

Look! Birds!

By Laura Finlay

So young. So angry. Darn that rap music.


The helmet is to prevent Texas bird flu.

And finally, the most awesome cake I've seen in quite some time:

By Susie's Victorian Cakes

Because, if you remember from up there ^, yellow is my favorite color!


Those elephants look so life-like! Like they're about to trample me.

Clearly, they come from dysfunctional families.

Or they're from Texas.

A special thanks to our Texas liaison, Kimberly Chapman. And hey, maybe next year Jen and I will be able to attend the show! (They rent out the Popemobile, right?)

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

Several of the above photographs courtesy of Lynn Moore of Flip Images.

Quick update: Thanks for the great comments today guys. For the record, Jen and I both agree that Texans are some of the kindest, most awesome people we have met. However, I've been to Alamo, Houston, Amarillo, Dallas and Austin and been sick, injured or hospitalized every time. But maybe it's just me... -j