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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
Sep262010

Sunday Sweets: Cartoon Cakes

Time for some heroes in a half shell!

By Lena's Designer Cakes

Cowabunga, dudes!

Ok, raise your hand if you saw the movie in the theater. As a teenager. With your mother.

What? Just me?

Ok, then, how about a Scooby Snack?


By crazebake cakes and cupcakes

That is fondant-free, my friends! Fondant-free, and fantastic.

This next cake is to make up for our Gummi Bears earworm post the other week:

Actually, that's a lie; I'm about to stick the song in your head again. (Brace yourself.)

Guuuummi Beeears!
Bouncing here and there and EV'rywhere!
High adventure that's beyond COMpare!
They are the Gummi Bears!
THEY ARE THE GUMMI BEEEARS!!

Here's a sweet detail shot, before all the figures were added:

Sub'd by Emily, and made by Liz of Artisan Cake Company (who gets special props for having an amazing airship/steampunk themed website. Love it!) Click the link for lots more great detail shots.

I know we weren't all raised on the great cartoons of the 80's and 90's, though, so here's one of them new-fangled shows, the Backyardigans:

(Baker unknown. Help me out?)

And from Invader Zim, here's an adorable GIR cake:

Submitted by Sonya P., made by Paula French (with help from Liz of Artisan Cake Company)

He loves tacos, methinks. Perhaps too much.

Another show I've never watched, but that seems to get the gosh-durned cutest cakes, is Yo Gabba Gabba:

By Alessia of Free Spirit Cake Co.

Someday I'm getting the toy yellow robot from this show, and you can't stop me.

It gets even better, too: check out these life-sized versions:


Sub'd by Justin G., made by Karren's Specialty Cakes

Actually, I'm just guessing on the "life-sized" part. Are they supposed to come up to your shins? And more importantly, does anyone mind if I hug the green mop guy? Yes? No?

Ok, enough kiddie cartoons. How about a little Futurama?



This is reader Denise G.'s wedding cake, y'all. Her WEDDING CAKE. (Denise, I believe my invitation must have been lost in the mail...)

Here's another shot:


And we can't forget the teensy little wedding cake between Fry and Leela:

(The figures are vinyl toys.)

Awesome!


And finally, let's end with everyone's favorite beer-guzzling slob:


D'oh!

The details here are just mind-blowing: look at the tiny books! And the tiny phone! And the giant, half-eaten donut! :D

Btw, I believe Erin is still recovering from an accident that severely injured one of her hands some months back. So Erin, we wish you all the best, and hope you're back to blowing our minds very, very soon!

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

Sunday
Sep192010

Pirated Sweets

ARRRRRRR mateys! Swab the poop and hoist the yardarm off the main-fore-mast-sail...thing! Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day, though sadly, we only be finding out as the sun be settin' o'er the blast horizon. So the cakey victuals, they be already chosen. Avast! Poop deck! Yet by Davy Jones' locker, we'll be doin' ARRRR best!

Now, bring on the victuals, ye scalawags!

By Colette's Cakes

Ay! This be a mighty fine cake! Flowers and butterflies good enough for the scurviest wenches in all of Tortola. ARRR!

And what have we here?

By Pastrygirl

A hippo! Foul beast! Thems and mermaids be bad luck for us sea dogs! ARRR!

And what do me eyes be seein'?

By Designer Cakes

Do they be daisies? Finally! ARRR!



Submitted by Brenda J. and found here

ARRR! More daisies! And rickrack! Rickrack's a piratey word! ARRR!

This pretty be the fairest I've seen in many a winter!

Submitted by Anne M. and made by Kaylaskakes

By the powers! I feel like I be in Fiddler's Green! Where's me spyglass?


Now thARRR's some detail fer ye!

Avast! Feast yer eyes on the fairest maiden this side of Biminy:

By Sweet Designs by Larissa

Alas! Ahoy! Avast! Aye! um... grog! I be needin' a closer gander at this here winsome wench:


Aye, she be sweet as spiced wine, but now...We wants the redhead!

Submitted by Julie L. and made by Dragonfly

Arrr, tharrr she be.

Shiver me timbers, the redhead's a MERMAID?!? Never ye mind, lads, we'd best be hauling anchor to fairer ports; the Cap'n, he be waiting.

By Lenagc

Aye, ye never be wantin' to rile the Cap'n; he packs a right nasty left hook.

(Ahoy, be it a mite smelly in here, or is that just Smee?)

Do ye have a pretty confection to be sendin' us? Well, get off yer doubloons, ye lily livered scurvy dogs, and send them to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks.com! ARRR!