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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: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! Whether you're chomping off chocolate bunny ears, off to church, laying off the leaven, or none of the above, I hope these Sweets make your Sunday a little sweeter.

Swirly roses make me happy.

Submitted by Nicole D., made by Sweet Cupcakes



Sub'd by Madeline B., made by The Icing on the Cake

I love the soft pastels on these birthday bunnies:

Sub'd by Sadie I., made by Bobbette & Belle

This one, too:

See the little bunny butts in the circles? I like how modern and subtle they are.

Or how about this cute chick?

Sub'd by Lyn, made by Sweet Tooth Cakes

These ribbons and flowers really pop out at you:

By Cake Fixation

Sooo pretty!

Try not to melt when you see these cupcakes:

By Death by Cupcake

Stand back; I may faint from cute overload.

Those toppers are actually decorated cookies. And the sanding sugar on the Peeps? PERFECTION.

In fact, there are tons of gorgeous Easter cookies out there:

By Sugar Belle

I want those carrots. The swirly outlines are so fun!

(For lots more cookie cuties, check out this round-up. Gorgeous!)

Whenever I think of Easter, I think of lilies. So for a more elegant turn, let's check out some of the best gumpaste stargazer lilies I've ever seen:

By the-icing-on-the-cake

All of those flowers and foliage are handmade. Seriously! Click on the pic and look at it close-up: you'll be blown away. Plus, this is only one of three tiers; hit the link to see the others.

Now, how about some calla lilies?

By Cake Chester

Breath-taking. The leaf swirls really make the design come alive.

And finally, here's a perfect combination of elegance and whimsy:

By Cakeryblog

Of course, I *am* biased when it comes to sugar carrots. ;)

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


Sunday Sweets: Bookin' It

Loyal wrecky librarian Saima has informed me that this week is National Library Week. Now, when I was a kid we made weekly visits to our local library, and every week I came home with a teetering stack of books taller than I was, so libraries are near and dear to my heart. That little building was my literary nirvana - a kind of free candy shop, where the lollipops were spun poetry, and the chocolate bars were the stuff of legends, sci-fi, and fantasy.

So today, I'm dedicating these delicious book-inspired Sweets to Saima and all of her fellow librarians and library workers. Shush on, my friends. Shush on.

Where the Wild Things Are:

Submitted by Ashley C. and made by Glenda's Good Witch Goodies

Alice in Wonderland:

Submitted by Kate O. and made by SliceofCake

The painted roses cupcake is genius. GENIUS, I say!

The Ugly Duckling:

By Leapula

Handpainted *and* little ducklings around the edge? Awesome!

I'm in awe of this Chronicles of Narnia gem:


This one is a map of the land of Oz:

By the Cake Doctor

Love the design!

This one combines several of the classic Mother Goose stories:

By jaimecakes09

And I'm sure you can spot Beatrix Potter's classic style anywhere:

The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse by The Cake Mamas

So sweet.

Another classic: Goldilocks and the Three Bears:

Submitted by Lindsay B.; baker unknown.

Here's a more modern entry - and if you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend The Hunger Games:

By Pikko

It's one of those books you won't be able to put down. (And for those that have read it, note the deadly nightlock berries on the cover. Talk about a great finishing touch!)

If you're a fellow Terry Pratchett fan, then you're going to love this final cake:

Made by Frances C.

These are all inspired by Pratchett's YA series beginning with The Wee Free Men. The 9-year-old heroine, Tiffany Aching, is a hedge witch aided by tiny blue men called the Nac Mac Feegles, who are always spoiling for a fight and almost always drunk. (Did I mention these books are funny?)

If you look closely, you'll see outlines of the Feegles on the tier below Tiffany's hat:

And they're also supporting the sheep field below:

Besides the main cake is a bottle of sheep liniment (Tiffany's family raises sheep), a block of cheese (which she's quite good at making) and two of the books she consults the book. Heh. I love it when a baker nails the details this well! So cool.

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

Now, go visit your local library. :)