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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: WHO LOVES YA?!

To be honest, peeps, I wasn't going to do Doctor Who Sweets this weekend, only because I've already featured most of the best ones over the years.

But then I came to my senses.

After all, I grew up on Doctor Who. My first convention ever was a Doctor Who event - where John Pertwee patted my head - and a few months ago I received a side-hug from my favorite Doctor, Peter Davison. [Still squeeing over that, btw.]

Besides, John and I managed to find a few 'Who Sweets we haven't posted yet, so you get the ultimate Best-Of mix sure to make your knees go all wibbly-wobbly. So, without further ado:

The 13 Best Doctor Who Cakes Of All Time (So Far!):

(By Nerdache Cakes)

Much as I adore Tigger, I'm kinda bummed I can't make a "Doctor POOH" joke here. But that's ok; Piglet in a homemade Dalek costume MORE than makes up for it.


And speaking of Daleks:

(By Stacked Cakes)



The 'net is full of so many fantastic TARDIS cakes, it's hard to narrow down the best ones.

Actually, I take that back; this one wasn't hard to narrow down at all:

(By Leigh Henderson of

This cake (yes, it's cake!) is fitted with mirrors and lights to make it actually look bigger on the inside.


Here's a peek inside the window:


Time for a cookie break!

(Sub'd by Christina C. and made by Cookie Cowgirl)

Daleks in party hats. YESSS.


And who's the cutest widdle alien fat particle of all time?

(Found here, baker unknown)


(No, not YOU you. I mean the adipose. Um. Awkwarrrd.)


As a Classic Who girl, these guys were always my favorite villains:

(By Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes)

Still can't get over how cute she managed to make a Cyberman look, though. I seriously want that cake in doll form!


And now for something a little steamy:

(By The Little Cake Patch)

If you think about it, Steampunk and Doctor Who really are a match made in the heavens, am I right?


And while we're talking TARDISes TARDI TARDIS cakes, I love the galaxy airbrushing on this one:

(Made by Claudia's Cakery)


It takes a lot to fool me with cake these days, but this next one did. I *still* have a hard time believing it's not a wooden model:

(Sub'd by Kristy G. and found here)


Even if you've only watched Doctor Who since the reboot, I bet you still have a soft spot for Tom Baker:

(Sub'd by Emily G. and made by Border City Cakes)

It's all about the scarf, right? And the crazy hair.
(I'm, uh, glad the baker went with the scarf, though. o.0)


And another excellent contribution from the original show:

(By Imaginative Icing)


Sometimes you see a fan-built K-9 rolling around at conventions, and I so want one.

Even though I grew up on the show, I'm ashamed to admit I have a LOT of catching up to do with the new episodes. (Too many were making me cry!) I will catch up, though - I WILL.

Anyway, if you're in the same boat - or if you've never seen ANY episodes and just want to know what all the fuss is about, then at least watch the episode "Blink." It's quite possibly the best episode of any sci-fi show EVER, and stands alone just fine.

Plus, after you watch that, you'll know why everyone else is about to flinch away from their screens in terror:

(By the cake girl)


Muahahahaha! :D


Ok, one more, just so we can end on a less petrifying [smirk] note:

(By Michelle Sugar Art)

Woohoo! It's a WHO-bilation!

(In my mind Doctor Seuss & the Doctor are friends, so that totally works.)


Enjoy the 50th anniversary special, my fellow Whovians, and have a Sweet weekend!


Sunday Sweets: Birthday Blasts From the Past 

Back in Ye Olden Days - you know, when *I* was a kid - we didn't have all these grand productions for kids' birthday parties. There were no decorated dessert tables, color-coordinated drinking straws, painstakingly themed activities, OR complimentary gift bags:

(By Cake Over Heels)


So. Pretty.


Nossir, we got a backyard with a splintery picnic table, and we LIKED IT.

Or, if you were lucky, you might get to have your birthday at McDonalds:

(By Tami Utley Sugar Art)

(For the record, I never did. And I'm still jealous.)


If you were both lucky AND rich, you got to go to Chuck E. Cheese:

(By Legend Cakes)


I vividly remember my Chuck E. Cheese doll - but I can't remember ever actually going to Chuck E. Cheese. I can only assume I attended a friend's party, and the experience was so completely mind-blowing it wiped my memory.

(Hey, look! I found my old doll! Meeeeemorrieees...)

In the sixth grade I went to the local roller rink for my birthday:

(By Cake Diane Custom Cake Studio)

I never did figure out how to use those giant rubber toe stops, but luckily slamming full-speed into the carpeted walls surrounding the rink always did the trick.

(Also, that color palette up there comprised my entire wardrobe at age 12. I can't decide if I'm more horrified or delighted that fluorescents are coming back in style - but I'm leaning towards horrified.)

Even back then roller rinks felt like old-sneaker-scented time machines. Sometimes the little snack bar even had one of those glowy juke boxes:

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)


And remember the line of gumball machines against the wall?

(By Leonie's Creations)


Still, the best birthday parties were the ones in someone's backyard. You know, where first you'd don a paper hat and chow down on take-out pizza:

(By The Sugared Bear)


And then the parents would corral you into playing Pin The Tail on the Donkey:

(By Keller Confectionery)


Or if it was warm enough, they'd turn on the sprinklers and set up the Slip n' Slide:

(By Cakes to Remember)


Later you'd open your presents:

(Sub'd by Jenny G. and made by Jones' Food Center in Vermillion, SD*)


(Sub'd by Chris H. and made by Berliosca)


And then, for a finale, the most amazing thing would happen: the adults would hand out big sticks so you could beat the living tar out of some cute paper mache'd animal:

(By Bubble and Sweet)

The attack was over when you ran screaming to collect all the candy innards off the ground.

It was glorious, I tell you. GLORIOUS.

::happy sigh::

So... cake?


Hope you enjoyed that trip down memory lane, peeps! As always, be sure to check our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!


* The first supermarket bakery we've ever featured on Sunday Sweets.