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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 (424)


Sunday Sweets: Take It Away, Movie Guy!

In a world... where Nazis are everywhere...

By Charm City Cakes

"Doctor Chones. I see you haf found se ark. Now, you vill die!"


One man... stands against an army.

Submitted by Graham K.& made by azenner210

"It's showtime!"


He must FIGHT for survival...

Sub'd by Jennifer W. & made by Cake Rhapsody

"I'm pretty good with a bo staff, which is flippin' sweet!"


And face a terrible choice:

Submitted by Rosie B. & made by Cake Star

"Oh! Oh! You ready to blow?!"
"Yeah, I'm ready to blow!"


To kill... OR BE KILLED.

Sub'd by Katie S. & made by Charm City Cakes

"I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never, ever possibly destroy us. Mr. Stay Puft."


He knew... TOO MUCH.

"I know...too much!"

He went... TOO FAR.

"I went...too far!"

Sub'd by Melissa K. & made by Cakes With Character

[pew pew!] "DON'T RUN. WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS." [pew pew!]


With his world falling apart...

Sub'd by Thomas F. & made by Celebration Generation

"They're under the ground! They're under.. the ground!"


And DANGER at every turn:

Sub'd by Kimberly C., made by Julie F.

"Run awaaaaay!"


Everything he knows... IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

Sub'd by Andreia C. & made by rub-a-duckie

"I'm not finished."


This summer, FEEL the passion, SMELL the romance, and TASTE the explosions in:

Sub'd by Scott K. & made by the Bunny Baker


Game... Of Thrones!

Wait. Isn't that a TV show?


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


Sunday Sweets: Modern Chic

When I got married way-back-when, wedding cakes were hardly the sleek, chic masterpieces they are today.  Back then, all the hip cakes featured things like light-up fountains, fake ivy, plastic staircases from tier to tier, and rampant tulle abuse.  Those were different times, kids.

Nowadays, couples have so many super stylish options to choose from, it's really quite unfair.

Submitted by Debra H. and made by Cakeaholic

 You don't know how good you have it, whippersnappers!


Sure, there are still plenty of wedding cakes with frills and fluff, but today we're taking a tour of sleek modern cakes that make my heart bleed with lust. Like so:

Sub'd by Jennie S., made by Some Crust Bakery

 Seriously, I call a wedding do-over. I would have loved this monochromatic cake at my wedding. So simple and striking!


 Or maybe this sophisticated number with its immaculate appliques:

By Art & Appetite

Not a pair of plastic doves in sight! Oh, how far we've come!


This couple's cake was inspired by the paintings of artist R.N. Allen, which played a significant part in their early courtship:

Sub'd by Rikki C., made by Gateaux Inc.

My wedding cake's most notable characteristic was a wad of fake purple flowers.  See?  So unfair.


But even wads of flowers can look amazing these days:

Sub'd by Kaitlin M via Beyond Beyond. Made by Janet Mohapi-Banks; photo by Sugar & Spice Photography.

...if it's gorgeous graduating layers of edible roses, that is.


And this single flower makes quite a statement, with its petals gently descending down the cake amid declarations of love written in French.

Sub'd by Marie-Eve P., made by Sugarplum Cake Shop

Le sigh!

Speaking of France, how great is this Parisian-themed beauty?

By Sucre Coeur

I love how it tells a story, and I'm amazed by the workmanship on the Eiffel Tower topper. (And not just because I've been playing a lot of Draw Something lately, and have learned that it's, like, REALLY HARD to draw a recognizable Eiffel Tower).


Here's a modern twist on the 'dandelion clocks' wallpaper designs of the '50s.

By Sweet Disposition Cakes

Good thing no one is making wedding cakes inspired by wallpaper designs of the '90s, because those would probably feature geese wearing bonnets and baskets of dried flowers.  That's what I seem to remember, anyway.


Of course, black and white is so classic I'm pretty sure this couple's grandkids will never look through their wedding album and snicker at the cake.

Sub'd by Brook S., made by The Yummy Cake Company

Not that I've ever done such a thing to my relatives, of course. Especially not certain relatives who used stalks of wheat as a cake topper. Bwa ha ha!

 Ahem. Sorry. That was a totally a made-up example. Any resemblance to real relative's wedding cakes, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


I just love the colors on this next cake. It's so happy and fun and summery!

By Blissfully Sweet

It makes me want to get divorced so I can get married again! I'm sure I could maybe talk my husband into that plan ...


I could even offer up this cake as a compromise:

Sub'd by Jess W., made by Shockley's Sweet Shoppe

Half for the bride, half for the groom, and everybody wins!  Especially the wedding guests.


I love how the intricate design on this next cake wrap around the edges of these square tiers - no, wait ... are they hexagons?!  No way. That shape wasn't even invented back when I got married.

Sub'd by Kate K., made by Sweet & Saucy Shop

So unfair.


But I'm feeling really hip right about now, because I have succulents and gray chevron decor in my home, and this lovely would fit right in:

Sub'd by Kate K., made by Sweet & Saucy Shop

 Would it be weird to display a wedding cake year-round on my coffee table?
(You don't have to answer that.)


Hope you enjoyed today's Sweets, guys! And as always, feel free to send in your nominations (whether you made the cakes or not!) to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.