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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 (421)

Sunday
Feb192012

Sunday Sweets: Disney

Salaga-doo-la, menchika-boo-la, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! Put them together, and what have you got?

You've got some magical Disney cakes coming your way, that's what!

Now quick, close your eyes. What's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words Disney icon?

Was it Mickey Mouse?

Submitted by Patricia K. and made by Cake Occasions

Of course it was!

(Hey, you didn't even close your eyes, did you?)

(Because I can tell when you're lying.)

(In fact, you could say it's as plain as the nose growing on your face.)

By Le torte decorate di Beatrice

(I am SO GOOD at segues.)

Don't worry, though, I could never stay mad at that sweet wide-eyed face for long. And those rosy cheeks! The fondant candles are an ultra-cute touch, too. Why aren't there more fondant candles on cakes? Way neater than the real thing, in both senses of the word.

But let's talk about lying some more. For instance, if you say Fantasia is your favorite Disney movie of all time, you are probably lying. In fact, I just did a quick poll of my Facebook friends. Zero percent liked Fantasia the best. Granted, I got 17 total responses, but still.

Still, Fantasia in cake form? Freaking. Amazing.

By Cake Lava

I want to frolic in those frothy waves!

Look at the water pouring out of the buckets! Beautiful.

 

Shhh. What's that sound?

[Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock ...]

Did you hear that?

I think it must be time to sink our teeth into some action and adventure, Neverland-style!

By Variedades Dalila

Awww, this cake gives me happy thoughts.

 

And let's not forget a Disney legend in her own right: Mickey's main squeeze, Minnie! Here's a fun homage to Miss Mouse:

By Erin H.

Polka dots and ruffles are a winning combination, any way you slice it.

 

Or bite it!

Submitted by Karen B. and made by Zoey Cakes

And if those ears are made with Thin Mints, as I suspect, then this cute little confection just entered a whole 'nother stratosphere of awesomliciousness. Mmmm.

 

Plenty of cuteness is happening down in the Hundred Acre Wood, too.

By Andrea's SweetCakes

See kids, this is why you want to hire a professional. I can't even imagine the travesties that would occur if you called up your local wreckery and ordered a "Pooh cake." (Wait. Actually, yes I can. Thanks, Jen!)

 

Here's one of my favorite scenes from Cinderella, cake-ified:

By Wendy's Taarten

So much detail here, plus some gravity-defying construction: How is the little bird hovering mid-flight off the side of the cake? And how on Earth is that mouse's head staying upright on that tiny neck?!

 

One more question: How can I get myself invited to some of these Disney-themed birthday parties? Seriously.

Submitted by Mitushi B. and made by Jen The Cookie Chick

I think I'm in love with the Goofy hat tier, but it's nice to see Pluto getting a subtle nod, too!

 

Nothing subtle about these cookies, though:

Submitted by Nancy H. and made by Katie's Something Sweet

Sheesh, Cinderella, if you love Prince Charming so much, why don't you marry him?

Oh, wait...

 

Now this is incredible:

By Slice of Life

I have no words. I do have some gasps of awe and half-grunted sentences, though: "That is...I mean just look at... woah!" "How did...who could...?... wow!"

 

I hope these Disney cakes made all your wishes and dreams come true! Or at least made you Happy, and not Grumpy.

By Le Torte di Renato

Or Sneezy, because I would really hate for you to be allergic to cake.

That would bite.

(Ha! Get it? Like the poisoned apple?)
(Oh, never mind.)

 

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

Sunday
Feb122012

Sunday Sweets: Be My Valentine?

Today I got you a very special valentine. Yes, you. No no, not you - YOU. [waggling eyebrows]

Now, it might look like a regular Sunday Sweets post, but it's filled with awesome Valentines cakes. Just the way you like. Yep. (Who loves ya? Huh?)

Check it out. This one says, "I'm wild about you, Valentine!"

By Kakes by Karen

I think it's also saying "Eat me!" - but in a really polite way.

 

This one is for that adorable nickname I gave you:

By CakeCentral member Miranda1987

"Curly cherry stem."

 

And I know how much you like Snoop Dog, so...

By Blue Cupcake by Julie

You're welcome.

 

Remember that time we released a single balloon at the park, and stood together watching it rise and rise as it drifted off into the rich red sea of the sunset?

No?

Oh.

Well, this is pretty anyway:

By hello naomi

Simple perfection.

Just like you.

(D'awwww.)

 

If I had the time, ability, or inclination to hand form and dye hundreds of tiny sugar hearts, and then apply them one-by-one to a beautiful cake, it would never look this good:

By Erica O'Brien Cake Design, tutorial for sugar hearts here

But I like to think it'd still make you smile.

 

Boxes of chocolates are sweet, but you know what's even sweeter?

By Baking Obsession

Boxes of chocolates that let you EAT THE BOX.

And from now on I've giving every box lid a test nibble, just for you.

 

Speaking of edible, you're not going to believe this, but you can eat this lace:

By For The Love of Cake

Well, and not choke on it, I mean. That is, it's supposed to be eaten. Wowza. Can you imagine if ALL lace was edible?

Er....oh.

On second thought, never mind. (Hi, kids!)

 

Ah, here's just the Sweet we need to rescue my dignity:

By Truly Custom Cakery

That is some serious swag.

 

Of course, the best Valentines always celebrate what's *inside*:

By Bakingdom

And this makes my technicolor heart oh-so happy.

 

Speaking of which, you know I have to give you a Valentine that reflects my geeky side, too, right?

By Cakes by Katherine

Just try not to read too much into the red-shirt thing.

 

Sub'd by Lisa R., made by SugarRushTreats

I call these, "Love Bytes."

(Heehee!)

 

And finally, the ultimate expression of love and companionship:

By Cloudy Cakes

And that's no lie.

Have a great Valentines this week, Valentines!

 

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