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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 (404)

Sunday
Nov062011

Sunday Sweets: World Traveler

"Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away!"

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for takeoff! We are traveling the world today! Get your map and passport, and make sure all carry-on luggage is stowed in the overhead bins.

Made by Christopher Garrens 

Here we go!

 

Let's begin our journey at the golden pyramids of Egypt, where rulers were forever immortalized in effigies, hieroglyphics, and cake.

Maybe not cake.

Submitted by Chantelle E. and made by Vanilla Bean Cakes

But if they had gleaming golden fondant back then, I bet they would have used that, too.

 

Let's get an eye-ful of the Eiffel, and I'll have a plate-full too!

By For the Love of Cake

If you look out of the right side of your window, you'll see some amazingly intricate frosting fretwork here.

 

Next, we'll jet over to Greece, where our hospitable host awaits us with gifts of fruit and olives and... is that a gyro, too? Oh, why not, you're on vacation!

Submitted by Abbie and made by Tiney's Bakeshop

(Thankfully nothing was lost in translation here, because ordering a "Greece-inspired cake" over the phone could have gone badly in several ways.)

 

Now we're off to Rome!  Haven't you always wanted to see the *Pantheon?  Now's your chance!

Submitted by Amy T-K and made by her friend, amateur baker Judy.

(And yes, congratulations indeed, John, for being the type of guy who warrants such a classy creation, instead of like, a sheet cake topped with beer cans and fake boobs. High five.)

 

Whew! I think we need a cupcake break!

By BunsInTheOven Cupcakery

Awww, cuteness! Look at all the little baby clouds.

 

Onward weary traveler! Next stop: India!
No?
Russia?
No?

Submitted by Jessica D. and made by Iced Gem Cakes

I'm sorry, it looks like my unculturedness is showing. This is actually the Royal Pavilion in the U.K. Stunning job. So much detail here, I'm getting neck cramps just looking at it!

 

Our world journey would not be complete without a visit to the Far East and the prettiest pink pagoda you've ever seen!

By Deborah Hwang Cakes

I love the turquoise and pink with the gold accents! If this doesn't exist in real life, it should.

 

Back to France we go for a tour of the Hotel de Ville, and one beautifully ambitious cake.

Submitted by Mimi and made by Vanille Patisserie

Can you see all the teensy statues and sculptures? I counted at least 20 of them!

 

If it's literary enlightenment you're craving, let's browse the stacks at the Radcliffe Camera, or Rad Cam, as all the cool kids call it, a reading room of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Submitted by Andrew R. and made by The Cake Shop

The balustrades! The pilasters! The pediments! The porticos! Ok, I'm just making stuff up now, but WOW. Palladian architecture AND cake? I dig.

 

And here we are at our final destination: The Sydney Opera House.

Submitted by Peta L. and made by Planet Cake

Sorry if I didn't mention that this is a very high-brow world tour. No stops in Cancun for spring-break style shenanigans on this trip.

This is so well done I actually forgot I was looking at cake! G'job mate!

Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of Cake Wrecks Air, thank you for flying with us today, and we look forward to seeing you on board again soon! 

 

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

 

HEY CHICAGO!  We'll see you today at 2pm.  WOOHOO!!!

 

* Here's some clarification on the Pantheon/Parthenon issue:  


Here's a picture of the Parthenon, a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece.   

Now, here's a picture of the Pantheon, a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.   

 

Sunday
Oct302011

Sunday Sweets: Haunted Tour

[Dog howling]

[rusty gate creaking]

[muffled organ music]

Knock... Knock... Knock...

By Giggy's Cakes and Sweets

Oh, hello there. Do come in. You're just in time for some Halloween "entertainment." Just brush those cobwebs aside and make your way into this unnecessarily cold and dimly-lit foyer.

Tonight, you will join me on a tour through some of the creepiest, spookiest, and most haunting Sweets we've ever featured. Are you FRIGHTENED? {Evil snicker...} Excellent.


Follow me into the next room where I have a little treat waiting for you.

This was our last visitor:

By Becky S.

We thought he'd beheaded home by now.

 

Ahh, and please allow me to introduce my blushing bride:

By Debbie Does Cakes

If I can be frank, our marriage is a real scream.

 

Follow me into the laboratory where our scientists are tinkering with a few experiments...

Submitted by Miranda P. and made by Sami L.

We'll leave him be. It looks like he's got a lot on his mind.

 

Do be careful walking into this next room. You never know what might cross your path.

 

By Sandra (socake)

Oh, don't worry; she doesn't bite... hard.

 

Keep your eyes peeled while you're walking through the toy room. Someone might be in there clowning around...

By Mamma Jamma Cakes

Yes, his eyes and hair have a ghoulish glow, but that's only because he's so happy to have someone new to play with.

 

Did you notice our Jack O' Lantern?

By Dena's Sweetly Unique Cakes

I think there's candy inside. Why don't you reach your hand in to get some?

 

Or grab yourself an apple! I promise they're not poisoned.

By Mamma Jamma Cakes

Although they do have a bit of a bite.

 

Is that a shiver I detect? Then perhaps we should avoid the basement:

By Cake Rhapsody

It tends to give people goosebumps*.

(*Modeled after the second Goosebumps book, Stay Out of the Basement.)

 

I'm sorry, is my little tour making your skin crawl?

By DeadBright

I could lighten things up with a few jokes. They'll have you in stitches, I promise.

 

Oh, and stay on your toes as we enter the old Victorian ballroom. You never know what spirits might still be dancing around in here.

Submitted by Kelinda S. and made by Cake Opera Co.

 

Did you feel that?

I could have sworn I saw something in the corner there.

I must be imagining things.

Well, I'm afraid you must be leaving now. The missus and I are expecting more guests this evening. But don't forget our creepies and the crawlies, our spooks and scares, our evil demons and ghostly ghouls!!

After all, we want you to sleep well tonight.

LIKE THE DEAD, in fact.

Mwuaaah haaaa haaaa!

Ahahahahaaaa!!

BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

Oh, and don't miss the gift shop on your way out; we have rock candy and postcards for 50% off!

 

And one last thing:

By Rosebud Cakes

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

Have a sweet to nominate? Send it to sundaysweets [at] cakewrecks [dot] com.