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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 (431)

Sunday
Jan222012

Sunday Sweets: ...And Everything Nice

Rock-a-bye reader, on the laptop
did a week's worth of wreckage
make your jaw drop?

Your brain might be scarred,
with stunned disbelief,
so let today's Sweets
bring you blessed relief!

That's right, it's the sweetest-themed sweets of all: baby showers! Prepare for a mass cuteness attack.

Submitted by Jen C. & made by Sharon Wee Creations

I don't know how Noah's ark came to be synonymous with babies, other than all the animals supposed to be having babies, I guess, but it sure makes for an adorable cake! The rhinos are my favorite!

 

You know what else is adorable? Bears in a balloon basket.

By Sweet Tiers

"Ooh, Honey Bear, I just felt the baby kick!"

 

And speaking of kicks, check out the sweet pair atop this cake. I don't care how tough you are, if you cradle your hands around a tiny pair of baby shoes, you are going to squeal aloud. And if you happen to be pregnant and hormonal, you may also cry.

Sub'd by Julia D. & made by Johannas Tartor

Respect the baby shoe.

 

Sub'd by Nicole B. & made by The Cake Boutique

I love the different color vibe of this one. Minty green, deep chocolate and orange? How unexpectedly awesome! See, not all baby shower cakes have to be covered in pastel ribbons and roses.

 

But then again, you won't hear me complaining if they are! After all, this next cake is an explosion of pastel ribbons and roses, and it's amazing.

By Sweet Irene

 

And here's another be-ribboned beauty:

By Rosey Confectionery Sugar Art

Oh yeah, I'm firmly on the ribbon and rose wagon. Heck, I'm driving the wagon. This cake's so perfect and precise I can barely believe it was made by a human.

 

Now here's a cake sure to please any expectant mother about to 'pop!'

Sub'd by Tanya F. & made by Sugar Creations

But you probably shouldn't say anything like that to her, nor jokingly compare her size to a circus tent, or even innocently mention the word "elephant." When I was pregnant, my husband accidentally said 'cellulite' when he meant to say 'saline' and I didn't talk to him for five days.

But getting back to the cake: do take note of the little 3D detailing on the elephant's ears!

 

Owl bet you've never seen a sweeter little cake than this:

Sub'd by Cathy B. & made by Terry D.

This is too much for words. I'm sitting here with a goofy smile on my face, trying to absorb all the cuteness. Woodland creatures! A baby owl with his mommy and daddy! I want to push that knife off the table so nothing can ever harm them!

 

And because we can never have too many birds on cakes, or butterflies, buttons and balls... (um, let's just call them dots), and flowers for that matter, behold:

By Andrea's SweetCakes

Love it. Sydney is a blessed girl! I hope they save her a piece!

 

And finally, this next cake makes me want to go back in time, become a rock star, have a baby, name that baby something trendy and nonsensical like "Pumpkin Drizzle Gables," and throw a baby shower with all my cool rock-n-roll friends, for no other reason than to roll out this super-star worthy cake:

By Little Cherry Cake Company

Rock on, baby. ROCK ON.

 

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

Sunday
Jan152012

Sunday Sweets: Put A Bird On It

Whether you're a fan of Portlandia or not, I think we can all agree that when it comes to cake, sometimes you just need to put a bird on it.

Maybe a proud bird:

By Cut the Cake

(If I could pipe like that, I'd be proud, too.)

 

Or a magical bird:

Submitted by Louisa B. and made by Eline at DreamCakeFactory; more pics here.

Hedwig loves you THIS MUCH.

 

Or some pretty jailbreak birds:

By The Icing on the Cake

With apologies to Maya Angelou: I know why the un-caged bird tastes so good.

(They're flying. They're free!)

 

How about some modern birds?

Submitted by Emma F. and made by Josef's Vienna Bakery & Cafe

"Spruce it up. Make it pretty!"

 

Or a really little Big Bird?

By Cakes By Joanna

DO WANT GIMMIE.

No?

How 'bout just the three figures, then? Please?

 

Of course, there's always an angry bird:

By SweetBeas

(With guest stars from the movie Rio)

I'm trying to imagine what three-year-old Noah could have possibly done to deserve a cake this awesome. Did it involve potty-training? 'Cuz I've got that DOWN, SweetBeas. Just sayin'.

 

And now even more angry birds because seriously-how-cute-is-this:

By Juicy Desserts

By the by, last month Angry Birds had a holiday level titled Wreck the Halls, and this month they have a birthday level full of cakes to smash. COINCIDENCE?

Ok, yeah, probably. But I choose to believe we have CW fans over there. So THERE.

 

Now a cutey-patooty bird:

Submitted by Kelly K. and made by Just Call me Martha

I'm picturing frills and satin pillows and floofy princess skirts. [dreamy sigh]

 

Followed by...a Hunger Games bird?

Submitted by Affifa R. and made by deathbycupcake (And you can buy just the toppers at the link! Sweet!)

Aww yeeeah. Technically it's a mockingjay - and if you've read the books, you know how awesome these are. The odds are definitely in DeathByCupcake's favor.

 

Let's wrap things up with some rainbow birds:

Submitted by Sarah C. and made by Nevie-Pie Cakes

I usually don't know who the bakers are when I choose each week's Sweets, so you might be wondering just how many times I can feature Nevie-Pie Cakes in one year. Ha! Seriously, though, Natasha has enough talent to fuel a dozen bakers. Love her style.

 

And finally, another pair of sweet tweeters:

Submitted by Becca S. and made by Scrummy Mummy's Cakes

...on a giant cupcake!

I love the rose swirls and the woodgrained basket base. And I know you could technically call this a cupcake cake, but we won't be doing that - WILL WE? [meaningful glare] Nope. Let's not sully this beautiful creation with the dreaded CCC [ptooie!] label.

 

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