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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 (320)

Sunday
Mar072010

Sunday Sweets: Cartoons with Character

I'll be the first to admit I don't recognize all of today's characters, but boy are they cute!

Amanda of Bluebird Cakes tells me this is Plex from the kids show Yo Gabba Gabba. I've never seen the show, but with robots this adorable, I may have to check it out.

Wallace & Gromit are looking dapper:

(Sub'd by Eva Q., made by The Frosted Cake 'N Cookie)


To be honest, I'm not sure how much of this Strawberry Shortcake is actually cake (she may be all gumpaste), but she's so cute-tastic I couldn't resist including her:

(Sub'd by Erin S., made by Elizabeth's Cakes)

The bonnet! The kitty cat! The itty bitty strawberry!
[collapses from cuteness]


Here's something you don't see too often: hand painted cakery!

(Sub'd by Robin G., made by Natasha of Amelie's House)

This was inspired by Beatrix Potter's Tailor of Gloucester. Isn't it awesome?


(Baker Unknown)

Russ B. tells me that the little characters around the edge are are something called Hattifatteners and the hippo-looking guys are Moomins. Um. Okaaaay. Regardless, they're cute. And that cake collar? Exquisitely done.

This Thomas the Tank Engine cake finally shows us an acceptable use of edible image printing:

(Made by Irene Likokas at Sweet Irene)

Finally. Something that almost makes up for the photo cakes of people either drunk or on toilets. (I said "almost," alright?)

And lastly, the sponge everyone hates to love or loves to hate:

(Made by Kevin of K's Cakes)

I've seen a LOT of Spongebob cakes, guys, and this just might be the best. Kudos, Kevin.

- Similar Sweets: SS Visits the 80s

Update from John- Thanks to everybody who corrected us on the whole Hattifattener/moomin thing. I'm sure it's still wrong but we tried. Also, thanks to Rebecca's three year old who pointed out that Thomas is actually a tank engine. I bow to your superior knowledge young Jedi.

Sunday
Feb282010

Sunday Sweets: Alice in Wonderland

In honor of the impending movie, some curiously wonderful Wonderland Sweets:

Love the heart sprinkles, and that pocket watch is perfect!

(By Studio Cake)

The cutest card soldier you'll ever see.

More lovable characters:

(Found here, but the baker isn't listed.)

(That whisker 'stache is hilarious!)

(By Ken's Oven, who reports that this was his very first sculpted cake. Sweet!)

I've had a soft spot for the Queen of Hearts ever since John and I made elaborate Queen & cards costumes one year for Halloween. (We roped a gaggle of guys into going as cards, too, so we made quite the impression marching en masse through Disney.) So naturally, I had to find some Queen cakes:

(By Artisan Cakes by E.T.)

Such great detailing!

And here's the classic Disney version:

(By Socake)

One of my favorite characters in the Disney film was the talking doorknob, so I love this:

(By Caxperiments)

What a cute cookie!

And lastly, a fan favorite from the CW archives:


(By the always amazing Cake Nouveau)

- Similar Sweets: Cake Nouveau

Have a Sweet to suggest? E-mail it to me at Sunday Sweets (at) Cake Wrecks (dot) com.