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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: Summer Lovin'

While it's been well over three hundred degrees in the shade here in Florida since, well, the last Ice Age, I think we've finally reached a point on the calendar where we can *all* agree it is, in fact, Summer. So...

Bring on the Summer Sweets!!

Woohoo! Beach pail cupcakes? Now THAT is what I'm talking about.
(Yes, really; they're cupcakes!)

Or how about this fun Tiki party?

Such a great grad cake.

Proper summertime attire is essential, of course:

Submitted by Beth B. and made by Art by Vanessa

Those flip-flops look pillowy soft - and delicious.

And what's summer without your favorite Hawaiian shirt?

Submitted by Maryanne S. and made by Blackmarket Bakery

Love the colors.

Of course, beachy summer cakes can be elegant, too. Just look at this gorgeous wedding cake:

By Betty's Sugar Dreams

(Even the netting is edible; it's made from flexible icing!)

Or this one:

Photo by MB3 Photography; baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?

Ack! Seahorses! I LOVE SEAHORSES. And these are gorgeous - so delicately done.

These cookies make me want to melt:

Submitted by Sarah K. and made by Nicole of Life's a Batch

And also maybe have a piƱa colada. On the beach. In Grand Cayman. Mmmm. Yeah.

Every single detail on this next cake is perfection:

By Sugar Siren Cakes

See the name spelled out in the open scallops? And the itty-bitty starfish? And the string of pearls? And the delicate flower petals? PERFECTION, I say.

And finally, my favorite:

The lace molding, the graduated colors, the shells and letters placed just-so on the "sandy" cake board...simply stunning. Cakes like these make me love my job. :)

Now, everyone raise your popsicles - and here's to a great summer!

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


Sunday Sweets: Back to the 80s

I'll admit it: I was a child of the 80s. I'll also admit to telling people my name was Jem, not Jen, when I was younger. (And then I'll admit that when I just said I told people my name was Jem when I was younger, I meant I did it yesterday.)

So, dust off your Power Glove, lace up your high tops, and crank that Olivia Newton John cassette you've kept vacuum-sealed in your storage shed, cuz it's time for Sunday Sweets, 80s Style!

First, we've got to have some My Little Ponies:


By Courtney's Cakes

Submitted by Carla M.; Made by The London Cake Company

Did anyone else love that delicious, rubbery kid-toy plastic smell? Mmmm... ponies.



Remember when it was 1989, and you had a crush on Lance Davenport, so you made him a mix-tape, gave it to him between classes, and then spent all of Science class drawing "Jen luvs Lance 4-eva" on your book cover?

Yeah, me neither.
Remember when Lance Davenport invited you over to listen to the mix tape on his hot new boom box, and then he told you he had a crush on your friend Jerry?
Yeah... me, neither.



Hey, look! ROBOCOP!

Submitted by Sarah A. and spotted here, but baker unknown.

Part hardened cyborg policeman, part yummalicious chocolate and vanilla.



Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and appreciate this Ferris Bueller's Day Off sneaker cake, you could miss it!

Made by Stacy W
Bueller? ... Bueller? ... Bueller?



Check out this totally tubular and (mostly) fondant-free Gizmo cake:


Made by CW reader Jessica M.
Aww. I wonder what happens if you eat it after midnight with a glass of water.



I am in love with this fondant-free Harry and the Hendersons cake.


By Carmen Rose - and thanks to Lisa P. for finding it!

It's SO COOL. And it takes me right back to being a kid.


Next, you're going to tell me there's an awesome Jem cake out there.

Woohoo! Check out that airbrushing! Truly outrageous.
Ok, next you're going to tell me there's an awesome Weird Al cake out there.
No one? Dang.



Hey, look! Pac-Man!
I wonder if I could eat this cake as fast as I lose at Pac-Man. Probably.



Ever see a cake go 88 miles per hour?
Great Scott! This amazing 8-foot Delorean was created for the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future.



(And now I officially feel old.)



Here's one of my most favorite wedding cakes ever:
Fluorescent splatter paint! I love the 80s rock-star theme. Super cool beans.
And finally, this ode to the 80s wedding cake has it all. Check out Sloth as the officiant in front of Castle Grayskull!
Made by CW reader Alexandra W.



But, wait! This isn't the whole thing- that's just the TOPPER.


Here's the rest:

I pity the fool that doesn't love this cake.
Now, quick, who can name all the 80s references?

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