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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 (476)

Sunday
Jun022013

Sunday Sweets: Beachy Keen

Slather on your SPF, cake lovers, 'cuz today we're hitting the beach!

By Gateaux

So snap open your lawn chairs, shimmy into your swimsuit, and get ready for a day of sand, sun, and surf.

 

Speaking of which, let's hit the waves, dudes!

By Blissfully Sweet

I don't know if that one cookie is supposed to be a wave or a shark fin, but either way, YES.

 

Of course, if you'd rather not surf, we can just stick to the shore and collect shells:

Baker unknown, Photo by Damon Tucci Photography

I love the texture on this cake, it's like cracked glass.

Sad fact alert: I once thought I found a cool piece of orange sea glass at the beach, but it turned out it to be a Dorito.

 

That was a disappointment, sure, but these beach-tacular cookie creations are anything but:

By Sugar Bliss Cookies

So lovely! I want to poke a hole in that starfish and wear it on a chain around my neck.

 

But if you prefer your starfish a little more formal, (not that I was aware that was even an option) ...

By Elegant Temptations

... then you're sure to love these elegantly dressed starfish winding their way around this cake.

Sad fact alert: a group of starfish is called ... get ready for this ... a tird. Seriously. TIRD? Can't we do any better than that?

 

Which reminds me: remember how people used to call flip-flops thongs?
Can you imagine the horrors that could have created with this cake?

By K Noelle Cakes

"Hi, I'd like to order a cake for my 2-year-old daughter's birthday, and can you please cover it with thongs? Yes, lots of colorful thongs. Oh, and a great big pair of flowered thongs on top. Perfect."

 

But anyway, before I get too crabby ...

Photo by Frenzel Photographers, cake by It's All About The Cake

... let's dig our toes into the sand (or the brown sugar) and check out some of the many living creatures here at the beach.


Like jellyfish!

By Highland Bakery

Just fabulous. I'm such a sucker for light up cakes. And how very perfect are those jellyfish? Not quite as perfect as the existence of a peanutbutterandjellyfish (why not, SCIENCE?) but close.


And coral! Is it a plant? Is it an animal?

By Fab Cakes

It is wrong to illegally harvest and use it as home decor all over my house? Probably yes. So I'll just enjoy this vibrant frosting version instead. And those shells have to be the most freakishly realistic shells I've seen in the history of Sunday Sweets. Unless they are really real, in which case, I knew that.

[Note from Jen: Yes, they're real. But you knew that.]


Nothing freaky about this Tiki, though; he's adorable!

By Cut The Cake

Don't the Pirouette cookies make for the perfect reed-fence? Now I need an excuse to make an edible reed fence on something. Like maybe the coffee table.


Now this sandy Sweet was obviously made by professionals ...

... specifically the pastry chefs at Walt Disney World for a wedding reception held in Epcot's Living Seas! (I didn't know you could even DO that! - Jen) (Me neither! - Lindsey)


A stroll down the boardwalk is always great for hours of fun...

By Little Cake Cupboard

... and I could literally spend hours looking at this cake, the level of detail is so mind-boggling! Look at the tiny posters! And the stitching on the bunting! And the even tinier ice-cream-stand bunting!

What a fantastic way to end the perfect beach day.


Anyway, just remember to stay safe out there, folks.
Drink plenty of water, wear your sunscreen, don't go swimming alone, and most importantly ...

By Cake Central member Lori123456

... have a beachin' summer!


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

Sunday
May262013

Sunday Sweets: A Memorial Day Salute

Our Memorial Day post from 2011 was one of John's favorites of all time, so he convinced me to use the same format this year, only with all new cakes. I hope you enjoy.

 

Today's Sweets are dedicated to the brave men and women who've given their all for our country. We are forever in their debt.

 

First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And the Army goes rolling along.

By Mike's Amazing Cakes

 

By Home Sweet Home Cakes

Some super heroes wear capes around their necks.
Others wear dog tags.

Submitted by Beth W. and made by Janet Brown Cakes

 

From North and South and East and West
The Coast Guard's in the fight.
Destroying subs and landing troops,
The Axis feels our might.

By bakermama

 

By Unique Creations by Mel

 

By Bake-Me-A-Cake

 

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun!

By the Disney chefs at Shades of Green

 

Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar!

Photo via, made by the JW Marriot Pastry Chef

 

We live in fame or go down in flame. (Hey!)
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

By D'Pasteles

 

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh!
Farewell to foreign shores,
We sail at break of day, of day.
Through our last night on shore,
Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!

By Cake Central member MacsMom

 

By That's My Cake

 

By Eat Sleep Dream Cakes

 

From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean:
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

By Baked Ever After

 

By Alliance Bakery

 

By cakelava

Have a wonderful Memorial Day, everyone.

 

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