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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
Apr072013

Sunday Sweets: April (Baby) Showers

Warning: today's post contains violently delightful images. An all-out onslaught of adorableness awaits you. That's right, it's Baby Shower Sweets time! Prepare yourselves! Are you ready?

You'll never be ready.

 

We've already lined up a pair of twin baby bears in widdle baby diapers to serve on the front-lines of today's cuteness attack.

By Dream Day Cakes

Clearly, there will be no mercy.

 

No, your eyeballs are about to be showered with more sweetness than they can possibly handle.

Submitted by Nancy P., made by The White Flower Cake Shoppe

Did this cake do you in? Can you withstand all that whimsy? Did you think it looked extra tasty too? I did, and then I learned it was all buttercream - no fondant - and now everything makes sense.

 

Aha! Don't look now, but here comes one of the horseman of the Cuteocalypse.

By Pretty Cakes

He brings with him polka dots, preciousness, perfectly-piped pennants, and more preciousness.

 

Sweet Crocs on a cake, take a look at this!

By On the Sweet Side

It's quite literally, the sweetest pair of Crocs, in existence ever, on a cake. Sweet Crocs on a cake indeed. I'm going find an excuse to say that in everyday life.

 

Do you know what's cuter than a button?

Sub'd by Amanda C., made by Miso Bakes

LOTS OF BUTTONS.
That you can EAT.
Wham-o!

 

Additionally, what's more fun than a barrel of monkeys?

By Design Cakes

Obviously, a CAKE full of monkeys. Monkeys with swirly little tails and itty bitty belly buttons and look at that one with his tongue hanging out, ohhh my. Deep breaths. Hee, hee, hooooo.

I'm fine. It's not getting to me at all, I swear.

 

You seem to be holding up well to this baby shower blitz.
It's time I pull out the big guns:

By Sweet Grace Cake Designs

Baby duckies! Bubbles! PUNS! Take a moment if you need it.

 

But not for too long, because we're back in your face with another pun:

By Cakeage Cake Craft

... and an owl cake so delightful it could make Chuck Norris clap his hands and squeal with glee.

 

OK, now be careful. We're in dangerous territory here. Let me inform you before you smash your head into your monitor for a closer look that no matter how realistic it seems, this cake truly is cake:

By Kate of Vanilla Lily Cake Design

It looks innocent, but it can kill you with cuteness.
Or at least cause you to leave a greasy smear on your screen.
And no one wants that.

 

And this next cake is so sweet it could give your eyeballs cavities:

By Sugared Productions

Don't say I didn't warn you.

 

Well, before you experience a case of post-traumatic cuteness overload, I'll leave you with my favorite cake of today:

By Art Cakes

Congrats for making it to the other side of the cutest baby shower cakes anyone has to offer!
You done good, kid.

 

Have a Sweet to submit? Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks(dot)com.

Sunday
Mar312013

Sunday Sweets: Easter Treats

Not to put a bee in your bonnet, but ... it's Easter!

By Highland Bakery

 

I hope this news doesn't take you by surprise. It's just that Easter came way early this year for some reason. Did you know that Easter next year isn't until April 20th? That gives us almost a whole extra month to plan and prepare and hand-pipe our insanely exquisite stained-glass Easter cookies!

By Corrie Cakes

That's totally why I didn't whip out a batch this year. Yeeaaaah.

 

Who decides when Easter will be anyway? Is there a council somewhere? A meeting of the minds? And are giant chocolate eggs somehow involved?

By Alessandra Cake Designer

Because I will go to that meeting.

 

No, actually, it's very easy to explain. For instance, say the Easter egg cookies on this lovely cake represents the phases of the moon. And the two tiers represent the earth as it orbits the sun, and – assuming we're using the Gregorian calendar –

By Global Sugar Art

I actually have no idea.
But the cake sure is pretty! I love me some pastels in springtime.

 

And here's another sweet springtime celebration:

By The Frosted Cake 'n Cookie

Baby chicks and spring flowers and new grass, what better way to celebrate the season of rebirth? I would also accept something like this for 'birth.' Perhaps that would quell the tide of terrifying 'lady-in-labor' cakes. Because yeah, they exist.

 

And we couldn't possibly talk about Easter sweets without an appearance from the Easter bunny himself:

By Ali's Cakes

I love how he's standing there with open arms amid the lady bugs and daisies. That's exactly how I welcome springtime too. But with pants on. Usually.

 

Hmmm, which do I eat first, the chicken or the egg?

By Em's Cakes and Cookies

It's impossible to say; they are far too cute to actually eat. Maybe a surreptitious lick. But I would snap off and chow down on those Cadbury eggs, you'd better believe that.

 

Awwww, this might be the sweetest Easter bunny I've ever seen, and not just because 95% of him is sugar. Look at his little pink nose and tilted head!

By Autumn Carpenter

Adorabunny! I'm loving that fake dirt too.

 

And I love how the swirls of this cake are echoed in the ribbon.

By deviantART member buttercreamfantasies

That is some eggsemplary attention to detail. What? I had to throw in at least one egg pun today.

 

And here is one last bunny, preciously polka-dotted and perched in a basket, wishing you

By Fantasticakes by Cecile

A very happy Easter!

 

Got a Sweet to submit? Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks(dot)com.

 

Note from john: Lindsey was kidding. She knows how they come up with a date for Easter. I, on the other hand, do not. I should probably Google that. *googlegooglegoogle* Wow that's complicated. Right, then! Happy Easter! [goes back to bed]