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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 (365)

Sunday
Jan022011

Sunday Sweets: Baby Cakes

Wow. Can you believe it's 2011? What happened to 2008?!? I'm still writing 2003 on my checks. And I'm still writing checks. Man, I'm getting old.

*sigh*

Anyway, Jen told me to write Sunday Sweets this week. Yup. She told me. (Jen's having a hard time letting go of Christmas break right now. I swear she just said we're leaving the tree up 'til March.) So I figured, since it's the new year, I should feature new stuff, right? And what's newer than babies, am I right?

Look! Baby!

Awwwww. Seriously, I'm tearing up over here. Oh, and there's an awesome cake there, too.

This next one has the word baby on it so it totally counts:

My mom tells me I had baby shoes just like that. I'm beginning to think she wanted a girl.

I'm loving the soap bubble borders.

Submitted by Cameron and made by Karren's Specialty Cakes & Confections

As an artist, I'm absolutely amazed by the detail on the fondant fabric. I mean, look at the green trim on the crib skirt: It has stitching!

Made by Sugarshack

Simply sublime stripes.

Made by Sweet Irene

I always wanted a rocking horse when I was a kid. 'Course, mine would have had flames down the sides and scary red eyes, but this one isn't bad, either.

Hey, look! Another baby on a cake!

Made by Cakerific

A baby duck that is. Admit it: That is the most adorable baby duck standing on the edge of a house boat staring at a bottle you have ever seen. Though I think it needs a thought bubble that reads, "Aww, quap." Am I right?

Made by Wreckie David T's fiance. (Psst, David! Tell us her name!)

I know what you're thinking: shouldn't that clown have huge pointy teeth and a butcher knife? I wondered the same thing, but apparently the baker was going for super-cute-fun-happy-joy-joy. Which I'd say she totally nailed.


Submitted by Liz S., Baker unknown. (Anyone recognize it?)

Jen and I once made a cake a little like this for Sweet Baby James. Of the billions of lions we attempted, I'm pretty sure not one of them was this perfect.


And finally:

Made by Kassie

Talk about a sweet tweet!!

Well, everyone, thanks for another great year of patronage, puns, and plenty of pastry...um...Wrecks. Here's to a 2011 filled with more laughter, joy, and goodness than we can possibly stand. Sláinte!

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

Sunday
Dec262010

Sunday Sweets: Movie Time

Uh, hello?
...

[tapping microphone] HellOOOooo! Is this thing on?

Huh. Well, apparently, everybody who reads this blog is either recovering from eggnog hangovers or camping in a secluded cabin in the wilderness with no internet service or toilet paper. So.

It's just you... and me.

[spritzing breath spray] [dimming lights] [slipping on red velvet smoking jacket]

Well, hello there. Come here often? Me, too!

So...seen any good movies lately?

Sub'd by Kristin C. and made by Kelly's Creations

Ah, I loved Mary Poppins when I was a kid. Sadly, I haven't seen it in like 20 years so I'm just gonna assume that this cake makes total sense.

By Annie of Annie's Art Book

Kung Fu Panda! Hand-painted landscapes! Nifty little scrolly things!

Ska-doosh.

By Amanda V. of Bluebird Cakes

In case you weren't one of the eight people who saw A Bee Movie, this guy is from A Bee Movie. Which was aptly named. Unless maybe they'd gone with C or D movie, of course. [zing!] This cake, however, is A+ all the way.


Well, they did make a Phantom of the Opera movie. Which was pretty good, as I recall. By which I mean I recall lots and lots of cleavage. Mrow. Sadly, this cake is a bit of a bust in the cleavage department, though. [bah-dum-CHA]

Sub'd by Rei and made by Julie of Blue Cupcake

Awww, check out this adorable Wizard of Oz cake and cupcakes! Love the "tornado" at the bottom. (Is it wrong that I'm singing "The Wizard and I" in my head right now?)

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

Bom ba bom bommmm, bom ba BOMMMM

Ok, now I have the Raiders theme stuck in my head. And this cake is face-meltingly awesome, too. (See what I did there?)

Sub'd by Siubhan B. and made by Cool Cakes

Wow. This Mad Hatter's hat from the latest Alice in Wonderland movie is the sum of awe. Or awesome. Or both. I'm digging the tiny tea sets and the "fabric" texture.


Sub'd by Brenda T. and made by The KupKake Tree

Oooh, so pretty! So life-like! It's almost like you could just reach out and touch it, you know?

And finally, my most favorite favorite:

Sub'd by Terri J. and made by Sugar

Seriously. Bubo here (the mechanical owl from Clash of the Titans) just might be my favorite Sweet ever. But, ya know, I dig owls. In fact, maybe I should see the remake sometime...

Oh. Or not.

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