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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 (451)


Sunday Sweets: A Peck of Pastel Pretties

(I pulled John's sister Anne Marie over to do Sweets this week. Everyone say "hi, Anne Marie!")

When I think of pastels, I always think of The Wicked Awesome 80's.  Back then I wasn't into neon, so the only other options for clothes, makeup and jewelry were in pastels. I had perfectly matching mint green eye shadow, stretchy belt, and Reebok Freestyle aerobic sneakers. And needless to say, I looked totally radical.

But the BEST place for pastels is definitely cake.

I usually wonder how anyone can cut into all these lovely sweets, but in this case, half the beauty is inside!

Ruffly goodness!


And I LOVE the tiny bunting on these layers:


By Imaginative Icing

 Its got that Victorian garden party feel to it. Perfect with a spot of tea!


These sugar flowers could easily be mistaken for real flowers - but they're better, 'cuz they're SUGAR!

By Jane's Cakes

 And that's not a trick of the light - the icing on the rest of the cake is really soft grey! Pretty!


This birdcage design features the loveliest mint green icing:

 Anyone else hoping that hook on top is a huge Hershey's Kiss?


I feel the urge to give this bitty blue birthday bear (I think we should call him George) a big squeeze and huggie:

Think Heleena would mind?


Teeny, tiny, perfectly formed roses on the bottom +

precisely piped swags encircling the top tier =


 I wish the roses in my backyard were that lush!


My, my, Mr. Owl!  What big eyes you have!

Submitted by Christine M. and made by Little Boutique Bakery

 "All the better to see you with, Miss Kitty!"


Now here's a Sweet alternative to cupcake cakes: a cupcake bouquet!

By Mimi's Cakes & Bakes

 I can see myself sitting daintily in a parlor, nibbling one flower at a time from my own, personal cupcake.  [dreamy sigh]


Is it just me, or is seafoam green and soft peach the PERFECT color combo?

By Irresistible Cakes

 It just makes me happy.


This falls into the 'can't bear to cut into it' category.  

The detail!

The butterflies!

And you know what I like best?  The cake is covered in Sugarpaste.  

 Doesn't that just sound scrumptious?  

(Yeah, I know its another word for fondant, but just let me dream, m-kay?)

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

Sunday Sweets: Threadcakes 2012

It's that time again! Yep, my favorite cake competition of the year, ThreadCakes, is going on NOW. The rules are simple: make a cake based on your favorite Threadless t-shirt design, take pictures, and submit them for a chance at fabulous prizes.

I've been asked to help judge the entries again this year, which is always a big honor, tons of fun, and so stinking hard. Don't believe me? Then just keep scrolling to see some of the fab entries that have come in so far!

(Actually, keep scrolling even if you DO believe me - I wouldn't want you to miss out.)

I'll be posting the Threadless design first, followed by the cake entry. Hit the links to see each entrant's page, complete with process pics and descriptions.


"Pillow Fight Champion"

Look at all that detail! And those spindly little legs! This Champ is no featherweight - so how is he standing up?

"The Original Copycat"




"Day of the Dead Panda"


So perfect - you couldn't ask for a more exact replica than this.



"Your Love Keeps Lifting Me" (Muppets)


WHOAH. Once again you've got to wonder: how is that standing? Is the cake levitating? 'Cuz I think I'd give extra points for levitating cake. Just sayin'.



 By Natasha Tantama

 I think I'll let sleeping sushi lie.

 "Butterfly Effect"



Ok, yeah, it's creepy.
Creepy COOL.

 "Knight Owl"

I like the little plumes on the helmet. Such a hoot. :)

"A Room With A View"

By Renee Daly

These colors are the stuff that dreams are made of. In fact, I think the cake just might be prettier than the original design! Gorgeous.

"Friendship Totem Pole Muppets DTG"

By Nanthini Retnam

  It's the Muppets again! [Kermit flail] Yaaaaay! Love this design - and I never would have guessed it'd look this great in cake. I highly recommend clicking over to see all the in-process pics, on this and all the cakes today. You'll be blown away by the amount of detail and effort and time that went into each one.

And while you're at it, click over to the Threadcakes gallery to see all the other Sweets I *didn't* feature today. You'll love it.

The contest is open 'til August 13th, so if you like to bake, why not give it a try? It's great fun, and most of the entrants are hobby bakers, so don't think you have to be a pro to enter. And hey, if you mess up TOO badly, you could still send me a picture. You know, for an amateur Wreck feature. ;)

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