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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 (365)

Sunday
Feb132011

Sunday Sweets: Heart Attack!

Do you love...love? Can you make that little growly noise in the back of your throat? Do you often talk like Antonio Banderas while wearing silk fencing pants? (More importantly, do they even make silk fencing pants?)

If so, then this post is for you.

But everyone else will probably like it, too.


Aww.
And that's really saying something, guys.

By Little Bird Bakery

Finally, chocolate icing done right! Don't the swirls look like little bird nests?

With Valentine's Day being a more intimate holiday [rawr], we see lots of sweet mini-cakes for the occasion:

By CakeMyDay

Love the simplicity of those stripes.


By Rouvelee's Creations

This technique of overlapping the edge with a heart border is genius. GENIUS, I say.


Ack! So cute!

Here's a beautifully made version of Bakerella's box of chocolates cake:


By Ban Bakes - In Paris

And your Fondant-Free Sweet of the Week:


I'm told this is Francois the Skunk, but by any name, he's stinkin' adorable.
(See what I did there?)

Also adorable: Bubba's bubbly bumblebees:


Hey, they got it right!


The cake to mend broken hearts?


Or at least put a few stitches in them, anyway.

Every now and then I still have to explain to people that I don't hate cupcakes; I hate cupcake cakes. [ptooie!] However, this created a whole new misunderstanding when they started making those giant cupcake-shaped pans. Granted, most of the cupcake-shaped cakes I've seen are also pretty wrecky, but the form itself isn't the problem.

After all, there are still gems like this:


By gabby cupcakes

Seriously, check out the texture on the icing "icing." (Heh.) It looks like a gigantic spatula smoothed it on: just perfect!

And now some regular size cupcakes:

Also by gabby cupcakes

I'll take the owl and the center double heart, please.


Louise over at Cake Journal has long been one of my favorite bakers:


Everything she makes is sweet, simple, and absolutely flawless.
And I am so jealous.

And finally, a Sweet that reminds me of a cheery, old-fashioned carnival:



In a really good way, of course.

Now, who's ready [eyebrow waggle]...for love?

Or maybe a slice of cake?

Yep, right there with you. Pass the milk, please. ;)

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

Sunday
Feb062011

The Super Bowl of Sunday Sweets!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOOOOOTBAAAAAALLLLLLL???!???!

Awww yeah, Cake Wrecks fans, we are NOT going to disappoint on this Super Bowl Sunday! Granted, the three of us know as much about football as we do Japanese ventriloquism, but we wouldn't dream of featuring non-Super Bowl-related cakes on such an auspicious occasion. In fact, today we're going the extra mile and celebrating the entire list of playoff teams with amazing Sweets. Booyah!

First, remember in the playoffs when that guy from the Patriots was all like, "I've got the ball and I'm running toward the goal with it!!"

 

by Cake Creations by Lisa

 

GO PATRIOTS!!

 

Or when that other guy was all, "We're in a team called the Colts! And we're gonna win!"

 

by Bake Me a Cake

 

YAY, COLTS!


But golly, we were all thrown for a loop when those Jets hit the court!

 

 

by Caryn's Cakes

 

DO IT, JETS!


And when they went up against those Falcons, boy... we never could have predicted that thing that happened at that one point there.

 

 

by Michelle Cakes

 

FALCONS! TEAM OF THE MILLENNIUM!

 

But my favorite part of the playoffs was when that one team fought against the Bears, and the ball went over there and everyone SCREEEEAAAMED!!!

by Layers of Love

 

SILLY OLD BEARS!

 

And then the Chiefs drove up from that place the Chiefs are from and took the field with a vengeance!

by Doodle Cakes

 

GO MASTER CHIEF!

 

Yep, football really is the best, right? I mean, it's like magic when the Seahawks hit the ice!

 

 

by Naera

 

HIT THE PUCK, SEAHAWKS!


And then, oh SNAP! The Ravens came out of nowhere and were at the 40 yard line... the 30... the 20...

 

 

Yeah. That's SO Raven.

 

 

And the Saints, of course, will hear no evil, see no evil, AND speak no evil against a game as bananas as this. AM I RIGHT?!?

 

 

By Andi Cakes

 

 

WAY TO BE SAINTLY, SAINTS!

 

 

But it was really getting down to the wire when the Eagles came into play. They began to take it easy, and I can't tell you why, but it was like hell froze over! They made the long run and began to take it to the limit!

 

 

By the Disneyland Bakery. We think.

 

WELCOME TO THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA, EAGLES!

 

And then it all came down to two teams... the Packers and the Steelers.


Man, the Packers traveled all the way from Boston to go head to head against the Milwaukee Steelers.

 

 

by Pink Cake Box

 

GET PACKING, PACKERS!


But the Steelers were all like, "We're not gonna lose, no way!! We're gonna take that round thing and run until the guy in black and white blows his whistle!"

 

 

by The Cake Company: Warrington

 

Will the Steelers steel themselves to steal a victory? Only time will tell. And 'til then, we'll just keep cheering on our favorite team.

GO RED SOX!