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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 (421)

Sunday
Apr152012

Sunday Sweets: Robot Rock

Robots are awesome.

Well, most of them, I mean. Obviously the Terminator/War of the Worlds/Furby models need to be killed with fire, but the REST are pretty dang cool. Cuddly, even.

No, seriously! C'mon, tell me you don't want to snuggle with K-9 here:

By Imaginative Icing

How adorable is he?! I just want to take him home and introduce him to my cats. After all, if they thought the Roomba was great...

 

Of course, some robots can be a bit more....debonair. Right, R2?

By The Uncommon Cakery

[beep boop WOOO-AAAH!]

That's droid for, "Check me out in my bow tie, ladies!"

 

Hey, kids, do you know what time it is?

That's right:

It's PRIME TIME!!

Submitted by Paula D. and made by The Bunny Baker

I guess technically Optimus is a kind of alien robot, but let's not get distracted from how amazing he looks on that cake stand. (Er, the stand made of cake, that is.) Every detail is just stunning.

Oh, and you can tell this isn't the movie version of Optimus Prime because he's not surrounded by a giant exploding fireball. Heh. Aheh. Heh.

 

When Doctor Who fans marry:

Submitted by Desiree L. and found here; baker unknown.

"CEL-E-BRATE."

I like how the cake uses the same gold studs as the Daleks - very geek chic.

 

Ah, but I can almost hear some of you complaining that the Daleks themselves are not cake.

Not to worry: Big Daddy Dalek is IN DA HOUSE:

By Stacked Cakes (process pics at the link)

This killer specimen is over two feet tall, and his head can rotate from side to side. WOW. (I'd be terrified, but there's a little step up to my office. So, you know, I'm safe.)

 

When Androids go green:

By Mike Terry, photo found here.

In case the little cake in his hand didn't give it away, this guy is a wedding cake. And check out how his head is balancing on that tiny post: that is some impressive cake engineering!

Btw, you know your mascot is adorable when your competitor's customers have toy versions of it on their desks. Just sayin'. (Although mine's yellow, not green.)

 

And while we're talking robot wedding cakes, you guys have GOT to see this one:

Submitted by Gina F. and made by A Cake to Remember

Hang on a sec while I wrap my brain around this:

It's a cake robot...with a cake cake in his lap... SITTING ON A CAKE.

Ok. Yeah.

That is awesome.

 

When Robots Meet the Robinsons:

Submitted by Julie B. and made by Jean S. of Cakes With Character

I admit it: I just made myself giggle with that joke. Mostly because now I'm imagining the Robot and the T-rex trying to play patty cake.

[imagining]

BWUAH-HA-HA-HAAAA!!

Here's another shot of him:

 Plus, I'd say the only danger here is that I might start gnawing on one of those slinky arms.

 

And speaking of slinky arms, I keep seeing this adorable robot all over, so I finally Googled him to find out his name:

By Superstar Pastry Design

Turns out this is Plex from the show Yo Gabba Gabba. Which I'm pretty sure all you moms out there already knew. And since he's from a kids' show, I'm now going to be forced to go investigate what kind of Plex toys are out there. (You know, 'cuz my Android toy is lonely.)

 

Has anyone else noticed that Doctor Who has all the best robots? K-9, Daleks, and - oh yeah - CYBERMEN:

By Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes

I've actually featured this cake once before, but the photo I had then was tiny and not the best clarity. This time, I managed to find a great close-up shot:

Just look at all that detail! And this guy is also pretty massive - I think over two feet tall. Wouldn't you love to see him next to the Big Daddy Dalek?

 

Ok, let's wrap things up with what is arguably the cutest robot in the whole galaxy:

By Kara's Couture Cakes

WaaaAAAaall-E!

Now, I've seen a lot of amazing Wall-E cakes, but the added details of the boot planter and Wall-E's pet bug make this one of the BEST Wall-E cakes I've ever seen. It's Awwww-Mazing!

 

I did my best to find cakes of every famous robot I know, but I couldn't find any for Rosey from the Jetsons, Metropolis, Atlas and P-body, or the Horizons robots from Disney - and I've already posted a personality core (ala Wheatley) from Portal. So, if you know of any robot cakes I missed - or have any other nominations for Sweets - then please send them to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!

Sunday
Apr082012

Sunday Sweets: Happy Easter!

It's Easter! I hope that news doesn't come as a shock to you. I would hate to send you on a frenzied run to the store for the last bag of plastic eggs and cheapo jelly beans, because you know that's all that's left by now. No, I hope the only egg hunting you're doing today involves eggs like this:

By Jane Asher

Edible and full of chocolate!

 

And may your jelly beans be of the edible variety as well! (Pretty sure the cheapo ones aren't meant for human consumption).

By Keki-girl

I love the use of jelly beans on this cake as tiny eggs for the bunnies to find! Or maybe they're actually those little chocolate eggs - I can't tell. Either way, it's Grade A adorable. (egg joke!)

 

Here's a good, clean twist on the guy-popping-out-of-a-cake bit: It's the Easter Bunny!

Submitted by Brenda T. Baker unknown.

Fun and family-friendly! I can't guarantee he's not hare-less though. Ha ha, ew.

 

And speaking of fantasies, sometimes I dream big and imagine Easter basket filler that won't be scattered through my house 'til Christmas.

By Pink Cake Box

And I think I've found the solution. Edible grass! I love the little tufts of it here and there on this cake, and even poking out of the duck's fist!

 

This next cake makes me weep for my piping skills, which have never actually existed.

By Sugar Creations

I could no more free-hand the words "Happy Easter" in a fun and frilly font that perfectly matches the mood of this confection than fly to the moon.

 

But I COULD slather thick chocolate frosting on a cake to resemble bark, like this cake!

By Tracey Lau

Oh, wait, then I scrolled down and saw the rest. I guess I'll have to work on perfecting my fondant roses, stems, and bunny bum. Maybe next year. Or the next.

 

Here's another perfectly piped pretty, and how about that chocolate glaze, huh?

By The Evil Plankton

It's so smooth and shiny it's actually reacting to the camera flash!

 

And what's Easter without a little springtime chick to represent new life, and rebirth, and cuteness?

By Tracey Best Cakes

Side Note: spring chickens are really cute and everything, but they don't make for good pets. Especially if you're say, in college, and find yourself kinda bored one day and decide to buy a little chick (it was like $2!) and keep it in a box in your dorm room. It's a bad idea. Or so I've heard.

 

All of which awakens the age old question: which came first, the egg-shaped cake pan or the chicken-shaped cake pan?

By Lomfise

Or... wait a minute... are they...
THE SAME THING?
My mind, it has blown.

 

Here's an equal opportunity cake! I always thought the Easter Bunny was a boy, but judging by her sassy orange bow and flirty eyelashes, I'm guessing this one is a girl.

By Mila Bolos

And judging by the amount of carrots here, I'm also guessing this is a carrot cake. Totally false advertising if it's not.

 

There's no shame in digging into this cake; looks like someone already started!

By Bubble and Sweet

Can't blame them, it looks pretty irresistible. Do you think all the layers taste differently? Lemon, lime, blueberry, um ... purpleberry(?) and strawberry?

Yum!

 

Omlettin' you know that this last cake is eggstraordinary, and that's no yolk! I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I really tried to hold off on the egg puns as long as I could.

By SugarEd Productions

Sweet eggs in a basket!
(Is that a saying? It seems like it should be a saying.)

As if the dozen delightfully decorated eggs weren't enough, they're nestled into a huge chocolate basket of delectableness! It would be so easy to just snap off one of those handles and run. (Er, did I just say that out loud?)

And speaking of running, this candy isn't going to eat itself. Uh, I mean, I have my daily five mile run to...run. Yeah. That.

So....

Happy Easter!