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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 (511)


The 12 Best Gingerbread Houses of 2013

Buckle up, Sweets fans, 'cuz I'm about to show you the best gingerbread house creations in all of the interwebz - and you're going to want all of them.

(By Goodies By Anna)

Sugar glass windows, candy cane porch pillars, and teeny-tiny chocolate sunflower seed flowers. These are the things dream homes are made of, my friends.


Or maybe you're more of an urban high-rise type?

(Baker unknown)

FACT: Baby deer make the best doormen.


Or how about a spin on the open seas?

(Baker unknown)

In my mind, of course, the seas are made up of hot cocoa. MMMMM.


I've seen a couple of cookie vignettes before, but this one just blows me away:

(By Jeziba)

Look at that picture-perfect piping! And I love - LOVE - the tea light cut-out in the middle. Makes for such a gorgeous display.


Of course I had to include the gingerbread bakery, now, didn't I?

(Also by Goodies By Anna)

Check out the goodies in the windows! And the roof cresting on top is STUNNING. I assume it's made with royal icing, but to get it all installed without cracking? That's gotta be insanely hard.


Ok, time for a geeky side trip:

(By Debbie Ruff)

... to Hobbiton! (It's all about that round green door, am I right? Although I'm also loving the snow-covered trees.)


And for you Breaking Bad fans:

(By Sugarplum Cake Shop)

Ha! So many great details here, but my favorite has to be those yellow suits. Or the snowman in the DEA cap. Or the orange stripes on the RV.


And speaking of orange...

(By Paradox Pastry)

I am completely enamored with these colors - and that swirly chimney "smoke."


This gingerbread cottage looks straight out of Disney's Fantasyland:

(By Mary E. Found here)



See, now, I want to live in that cottage, but I want this one on my desk so I can stare at it all day:

(By Sassy Beautimus)

... right after I finish eating the roof.


And my very VERY favorite of hers:

(Also by Sassy Beautimus)

The girly squees are strong with this one.

Seriously, pastel rainbows and gingerbread brown are a match made in heaven.


And finally, the perfect traditional gingerbread house, with a heaping side of cozy goodness:

(Baker unknown. Anyone know?)


So, who else is off to buy a gingerbread house kit now? :)


Want more? Then check out my previous gingerbread Sweets for 2009, 2010, and 2011!

Also, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!


Sunday Sweets: Minion Mashup

Ever since I first saw "Despicable Me," I've been telling everyone that what I really need are minions.

(By Kidacity)

(And that unicorn. He's so fluffy I'm gonna DIE!)

Well, apparently I'm not the only one who thinks a few minions would make everything work a whole lot better.


Maybe it's time the minions stepped out of their subordinate roles and fulfilled their true destinies!

For example, I think minions would make great superheroes. I mean, look at these guys:

(By Sugarnomics Cake Studio Guam)

Aren't they marvels?

(You'd have to be totally Loki to take them on.)


Besides, minions are naturally flea-resistant:

(By Tessa Tina Cakes)

... so ol' Wolverinion there would be a lot less likely to get itchy at an awkward moment and accidentally give himself a close shave.


Seriously. Don't you agree we need more minions fighting for truth, justice and the American way?

(By Cecilia's Custom Sugar Art)

Super. (Hey, we don't know where minions came from. It could have been Krypton.)


I've always considered minions alien in origin, so it really wouldn't be that big a surprise to find they have a few intergalactic cousins:

(By Wooden Heart Cakes)

The farce is strong in this one.


Or maybe they took the Police Box and went on a little planetary road trip.

(By The Bunny Baker)

Go ahead and blink -- I'm pretty sure you'll be fine.
(Did anyone else blink away a few tears during the 50th Anniversary special? Uh, me neither... *sniff*)


They might have even visited the Monster's Inc. world.

(By Cakes-n-Crafts)

Not that I'm trying to sully anyone's reputation...


Of course, they could be plain old earth creatures who got hit with a minion ray or had a strand of DNA go out of whack. They could just be regular -- well, relatively regular -- guys with regular jobs.

(By My Sweet Obsession)

Somebody has to make sure the trains run on time.


Heck, a few minions working at Disney could make it a Whole New World.

(Baker unknown. Anybody know who made this fantastic cake?)

To start with, there'd be a lot more songs featuring banana karaoke.


A little minion DNA might even make Cartman more iconic.

(By Ivy Jane's Bakery)

Of course, it might also give him access to Gru's arsenal.

Maybe not...


You know, I'm feeling pretty good about all the ways minions could be integrated into my life.

What about you guys?

(By My Sweet Obsession)

Heeeyyy. How you doin'?



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