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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 (411)

Sunday
Oct302011

Sunday Sweets: Haunted Tour

[Dog howling]

[rusty gate creaking]

[muffled organ music]

Knock... Knock... Knock...

By Giggy's Cakes and Sweets

Oh, hello there. Do come in. You're just in time for some Halloween "entertainment." Just brush those cobwebs aside and make your way into this unnecessarily cold and dimly-lit foyer.

Tonight, you will join me on a tour through some of the creepiest, spookiest, and most haunting Sweets we've ever featured. Are you FRIGHTENED? {Evil snicker...} Excellent.


Follow me into the next room where I have a little treat waiting for you.

This was our last visitor:

By Becky S.

We thought he'd beheaded home by now.

 

Ahh, and please allow me to introduce my blushing bride:

By Debbie Does Cakes

If I can be frank, our marriage is a real scream.

 

Follow me into the laboratory where our scientists are tinkering with a few experiments...

Submitted by Miranda P. and made by Sami L.

We'll leave him be. It looks like he's got a lot on his mind.

 

Do be careful walking into this next room. You never know what might cross your path.

 

By Sandra (socake)

Oh, don't worry; she doesn't bite... hard.

 

Keep your eyes peeled while you're walking through the toy room. Someone might be in there clowning around...

By Mamma Jamma Cakes

Yes, his eyes and hair have a ghoulish glow, but that's only because he's so happy to have someone new to play with.

 

Did you notice our Jack O' Lantern?

By Dena's Sweetly Unique Cakes

I think there's candy inside. Why don't you reach your hand in to get some?

 

Or grab yourself an apple! I promise they're not poisoned.

By Mamma Jamma Cakes

Although they do have a bit of a bite.

 

Is that a shiver I detect? Then perhaps we should avoid the basement:

By Cake Rhapsody

It tends to give people goosebumps*.

(*Modeled after the second Goosebumps book, Stay Out of the Basement.)

 

I'm sorry, is my little tour making your skin crawl?

By DeadBright

I could lighten things up with a few jokes. They'll have you in stitches, I promise.

 

Oh, and stay on your toes as we enter the old Victorian ballroom. You never know what spirits might still be dancing around in here.

Submitted by Kelinda S. and made by Cake Opera Co.

 

Did you feel that?

I could have sworn I saw something in the corner there.

I must be imagining things.

Well, I'm afraid you must be leaving now. The missus and I are expecting more guests this evening. But don't forget our creepies and the crawlies, our spooks and scares, our evil demons and ghostly ghouls!!

After all, we want you to sleep well tonight.

LIKE THE DEAD, in fact.

Mwuaaah haaaa haaaa!

Ahahahahaaaa!!

BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

Oh, and don't miss the gift shop on your way out; we have rock candy and postcards for 50% off!

 

And one last thing:

By Rosebud Cakes

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

Have a sweet to nominate? Send it to sundaysweets [at] cakewrecks [dot] com.

Sunday
Oct232011

Sunday TREATS: Halloween!

You know when you go to a haunted house, how there's the usual super scary corpse-undertaker-chasing-you-with-a-blood-covered-chainsaw section? And across the parking lot there's the happy-hayride-pumpkin-patch-and-face-painting-with-the-kids section? That's where you'll find today's Halloween Sweets. (The skulls and creepy-crawlies are next week. Get prepared). But today there's nothing to be scared about, except overdosing on cuteness!

Not to mention sweetness.

By Rebecca of Sugar Creations

A cake covered in candy? I can handle that. 

 

How luscious is this caramel apple cake? It looks so real I'm tempted to take a bite just for authenticity's sake.

By Andrea's SweetCakes

 

I'm trying to be scared by this spooky graveyard cake, but ... nope! Too cute! See the wee little jack-o-lantern?

By Crafty Confections

 

Hmmm, speaking of jack-o-lanterns maybe I'll try to carve all of mine out of cake this year, because a) smaller odds of accidentally stabbing myself again, and b) tastier leftovers!

By The Ladygloom

 

Now this is a happy cake!

Made by Cake Central member preciouspjs

These monsters don't want to eat your entrails, they just want to see you smile! Love the different textures of 'fur.'

 

Ok, this next cake is by far the absolute cutest thing I've seen all day:

By Jen's Cakery

And that includes those newborn hedgehog pictures that are going around the internet and also my own children.

 

If some awesome person delivered these amazing cookies to my house, I would ban everyone from eating them, and display them as decorations instead. All year long.

By East Coast Cookies

 

It's never too soon to introduce the kids to Halloween, and not just because that means more free candy for you! (No, actually that's a good enough reason.)

By SugarRush Treats

SO CUTE! Look at the tiny droplets of blood on the vampire's fangs!

 

Now, if you are not delighted by this cake and its vivid colors, bats silhouetted by the moon and baby grand piano, you might be a Halloween Scrooge.

By The Well Dressed Cake

(Coincidentally, if you are looking for a great Halloween movie, rent A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey, because that was the scariest shiz I've ever seen.)

 

The more I look at this cake, the more I'm floored by the details:

By Andrea's SweetCakes

 Tiny bones and fallen leaves. Itty bitty bats with fangs! Haphazardly hanging shutters! And so well-done too. I've never seen skeletons and gravestones looks so gosh darn adorable.

 

And finally, can you make it past the fearful fondling tentacles and eerie eyeballs of this cake? Beyond the ghostly guardian, over the circular sentinels, through the clingy cobwebs and up the slimy staircase to the haunted mansion?

By Good Gracious Cakes

 Go on, try it. I double dare you.

Yeah, you go on ahead...

I'll uh, just be over here getting my face painted.

 

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

 

Ok, last one of these, I promise: Pro bakers, due to a few last-minute cancellations we're again looking for volunteers in St. Louis, Orlando, and Austin to make the cakes for our book tour parties. Are you the Wrecker we're looking for? Please e-mail us if you're interested!