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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

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Sunday Sweets: Potter Mania

Whether you're seeing the movie this weekend or not, I think you'll agree that these Harry Potter cakes are sweet enough to rival anything in HoneyDuke's:

Made by Bakingdom

D'awww. Lookit the little broom! And Fawkes! And the itty-bitty potion bottles!!



Next check out this nifty design:

Submitted by Kristin A. & made by Cake Nouveau

I love the tie. And the snitch. And the turrets. And the...oh, you get the idea.

Here's an adorable cartoon-y version from all the way over in China:

Found at DIY Cakes in Beijing

Love it!

And this one is the spitting image of young Daniel Radcliffe:

Made by Scrumptious Cakes and Bakes

This was the cake at a faaaabulous Potter-themed birthday party:

Submitted by Rory L., found here (click to see the adorable HP party pics!) & made by Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe

Check out the sculpted marzipan on this one:

By Dutch Cakebox

So perfect!

And finally, I have a special affection for the Monster Book of Monsters:

By Cake Central member mbpbrighteyes

Although really everything here is amazing. Just look at that wand! And the wings on the snitch! Even the little bag of coins is made of two cupcakes, wrapped in fondant. Wowza.

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


Sunday Sweets: Classic Beauties

Today, we're taking a look at some beautiful cakes with a vintage charm.

Starting with a little old-fashioned design:


Submitted by Gen W., made by Lori of Elegant Cake Creations


The detail here is stunning. Look at the intricate piping on that lace! It looks like delicate tablecloths on each tier. (And those colors are magnificent!)

I am in love with the "rusted" look of this cake:



By Nancy's Cakes


It's flawless! Is it metal? Is it wood? NO! It's CAKE! Awesome.


Let's step into what I like to (affectionately) call, "Grandma era" cakes:



Sub'd by Sara B., made by Catherine Joann Cakes


I'm pretty sure my G-ma still has Tupperware exactly like this on top of her fridge. I love it.

And this cake looks a lot like some yarn-art she had hanging on her wall when I was a kid. (Which might actually still be there.)


Sub'd by Tisha M., made by Sugar


My G-ma Ruth was so ahead of her time.




How could you ever cut into this?
Helloooooooo, gorgeous. Cripes, the bead-like piping is flawless! And I don't always love pink, but I love this.

This one is immaculate:



Let's take a closer look at some of that detail:



Have I said "flawless" yet? Because I'll say it again: FLAWLESS. Wouldn't you think this was the most fragile of porcelain? And look at the gently embossed vines by the flowers. I can't even draw a straight line. Unbelievable.


Next let's visit some art deco divas.


I want this as a dress:


By Lori Hutchinson, aka The Caketress


Tres magnifique!

And this one, too:


Sub'd by Libby G., made by Rhianydd Easton


Those feathers are actually edible wafer paper!

Can someone give me another word for "breathtakingly gorgeously beautiful... seriously, this is flawless"? (For some reason this reminds me of Miss Piggy's dream sequence in The Great Muppet Caper.)

This architectural look is amazing.



Sub'd by Vanessa M., made by Ron Ben-Israel Cakes






Jen and I debated whether this cake features an egg or a pine cone:*


Made by Rylan T. of Art and Appetite


Either way, it's GORGEOUS. It's just magical... perhaps literally. Look closely at the bottom tier: Is it levitating? (Must be the enchanted pine cone.)

And this might be my favorite cake of the whole post:



By Lulu Cake Boutique


And maybe my most favorite cake ever. I can't get over that fabulous mint green! I want this as a dress, a cake, and a wallpaper. And a hat. Simply... flawless.


Have a Sweet to suggest? Then e-mail it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.


*Note from john: Apparently, you guys are convinced it's a pineapple. Or an artichoke. I happen to think it's a daisy but what do I know?