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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

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Sunday Sweets: Jim Henson Tribute

Last week marked the 21st anniversary of Jim Henson's final bow. So, in his honor, I thought we'd take a look at some of the many Sweets featuring his most famous friends:

By dutch-cakebox

Not to mention my unofficial role models. Heh.

Submitted by Eri R. and made by Bluebird Cakes

This is the cutest flying bed (and miniature rubber ducky) I have ever seen. Such a great design, too!

By Cupcake Occasions

Why is there a Sam Eagle cupcake? Because AMERICA, that's why.

Now on to the "cakes you want to cuddle" section of today's post:

Sub'd by Karen A. and made by Suikertaartjes

Ernie is such a doll!

And Elmo is begging for a squeeze!

Best toy chest ever? I'm thinking YES.

These guys look like little beanie baby versions of themselves:

Sub'd by Mags and made by love-a-cupcake

I'd love to have Cookie Monster sitting on my monitor right now. So cute!

Here's a newer character from the Street today: Abby Cadabby:

Submitted by Lisa M. and made by Rhapsody Cakes

And classic Kermit never gets old:

I promise I *did* look for Sweets from some of Henson's other work - the Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, and my personal favorite, Labyrinth - but all I found worth mentioning (and that I haven't posted before) was this doorknocker from Labyrinth:

Yes, it's really cake! I actually have the matching set of Labyrinth knockers on the closet doors in my office (photo here) so I was especially smitten to see one rendered so well in cake.

So getting back to the Muppets, here are two more of my favorites (and who I'd also love to have on my desk):

Beaker and Dr. Honeydew! The baker calls this a "baby shower cake for a mom-to-be who is more into science than babies." (Note the H2O molecule on the border.) Brilliant!

And finally, since I don't have a cake version of him for you, here's the Swedish Chef demonstrating the proper use of the "cäkenschmööscher."

Bork bork bork!

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


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Sunday Sweets: Eye Candy

To quote Garfield: "Caaaandy candy candy!!"

Submitted by Carmen S. and made by Corporate Cakes Melbourne

Ah, there's just something wonderful about biggafying candy, am I right?

I mean, who here doesn't want to take a giant bite out of this giant Snickers bar?

Ok, another one, I mean?

Anyone else remember chewing on candy necklaces as a kid? Or last week?

Submitted by Jutta and made by At Second Street

Those colors are the stuff of candy cotton dreams. Love it.

The most impressive part of this next candy cake isn't the candy...

Submitted by David W. and made by Gateaux's the box. Which - oh, yes - is CAKE.

(I'll wait for you to finish your double and triple takes.)

And speaking of amazing boxes:

Submitted by Tina W. and made by Sweet Sensations

I am amazed. And also in the mood for banana/Nilla wafer pudding. Mmmm. (Who's with me?)

Here's another blast from the past:

Made by CW reader Lori B.

My grandparents used to stockpile these at their house, along with Moon Pies, Tootsie Rolls, and root beer barrels. Oooh, and anyone else remember Fireballs?

Good grief, I'm starting to feel old.

Ok, moving on...

Submitted by Tracy J. and made by Blue Cupcake

Is that not the sweetest little gumball machine? And check out the itty bitty orange slices! So cute!

Here's a treat from Japan that's gaining a huge following here in the U.S.:

Made by CW reader Ann N., and her first-ever attempt at fondant! Rock on, Ann!

Pocky! They're little stick wafers dipped in chocolate, and quite addictive. I love this design, and the mini Pockys on the cupcakes are adorable.

And finally, lets say your sister has a birthday coming up, and she's been training and eating ridiculously healthy for a long time, so she can't WAIT to have something really good (ie bad) on her big day. What kind of cake do you make for her?

Why, an asparagus one, of course.

Bwahaha! So mean, right?

Or is it?

Now hold on to your hats, my dear Wreckies, 'cuz this next photo will blow your mind:

It's CAKE!!

Made by the amazingly talented Sweetapolita, and found by @PeeWeeHerman. (Yes, *the* Pee Wee Herman. Heh.) Hit the link for progress pics and the recipe!

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

UPDATE: To those of you having a hard time believing the cake box is actually cake, there's a photo of the bride and groom cutting it here.