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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 (456)

Sunday
Mar252012

Sunday Sweets: Big Top Treats!

YA-da-duddle-duh-duh-DA-da-duddle!
YA-da-duddle-duh-duh-DA-da-duddle!
DA-da-da-da-da-DA-da-da-da-da ... ... ...

Wow. Sorry.
As you may have guessed, (but probably not) today's cakes are circus-themed!
(It's really hard to type out circus music).

Almost as hard, Jen tells me, as hunting down circus clown cakes that aren't creepy. But they DO exist, and here comes one now!

By Chocmocakes

It doesn't hurt that she's a pink widdle bear-clown waving a tiny flag, either.

 

Yessiree, boys and girls, prepare for adventure, because the circus has rolled into town!

By Studio Cake

Circus, and train, and Curious George themed? This cake is a total triple-whammy! I bet birthday boy Lance passed out from sheer excitement.

 

Now hurry, hurry, get your tickets today for the finest show under the big top!

By Doodle-Cakes

And look at those details!

We promise nonstop entertainment and thrills! And seals! And pinwheels!

 

That's right, getcha' popcorn, getcha' peanuts right here, folks, and getcha' self a good look at this circus spectacular:

By It's A Piece of Cake

I don't know what I love more, that ruffled layer or the "ropes" holding the whole thing up. (Side note: those ropes are actually called "guys" in circus-talk. Oh yeah, I researched to write about the circus, y'all. Now you are smarter.)

 

Now please, take your seats and turn your attention to the center ring, where Jumbo the elephant is about to perform a death-defying stunt atop a ball, atop some giant popcorn, atop a cake, atop another cake!

By It's a Piece of Cake

Another circus fun-fact: The circus invented the word 'jumbo!' It was a name made up by combining Swahili words and given to a large elephant owned by P.T. Barnum, who promoted him as the largest elephant on earth, and now we use it as an adjective!

Ok, ok, fine. I'll stop with the trivia. Sheesh.

 

Now this one has it all: Clowns and seals and stars! And a monkey ringmaster!

By Sang's Cakes

All in a vintage color-scheme that I love so much, I am seriously considering taking the whole thing in to the paint counter for some color-matching.

 

Hey, it looks like someone remembered to send in the clowns, because this cake is crawling with them!

By Baked Impressions

Admit it: you were a little freaked to scroll down to see a cake crawling with clowns. Don't be scared, though; they're super cute! Do you see the little one doing a hand-stand?

 

Pop-quiz: What is the best theme ever for a topsy-turvy cake? Take your time.

By It's a Piece of Cake

Did you say "circus theme?" Then you are correct! Loving the bright colors here.

 

And step right up for another topsy-turvy treat!

By Chocmocakes

Note to friends: I have just decided to change my name to Eva, and turn one this year, and I request this exact cake to be served at my first birthday party, thank you.

 

I will also accept this cake, but I might burst into tears at the intense adorableness of it.

By Baking Arts

I love the clean and modern look, I love the simple colors, and I love how the top is recessed a tiny bit.

 

But ladies and gentlemen, you haven't seen "recessed" yet! You haven't even begun to see it!

By KaKE

Do you see it?

Holy smokes.

The figures are recessed into the cake! Absolutely incredible. I know I say this a lot, but SO MUCH DETAIL HERE! Drink it in!

 

And now, hold on to your hats, folks, 'cuz it's the moment you've all been waiting for.

...
*drumroll*


The Grand Finale! Behold:

By Frosted Art Bakery
(More pics here)

*cymbals crash, acrobats soar in the background, confetti canons explode, clowns go crazy, audience claps their hands off, everyone takes a final bow*

You just can't top a cake that requires an electrical outlet.

(Yep, it had motors! I think all the tiers rotated independently.)

We hope you enjoyed the show!


Have a Sweet to nominate?  Then send it to us at sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks.com!

Sunday
Mar182012

Sunday Sweets: Play With Your Food!

I'm sure this will come as a complete shock to those of you who've just found this blog for the first time ever, but if there's one thing I love more than a geeky game-themed wedding, it's a geeky game-themed wedding cake.

BEHOLD!

Submitted by Lee F. & made by Cake Freak. Pics by Whitney Lee Photography

A Scribblenauts wedding cake? Complete with cameos by Super Mario and Donatello from TMNT? BE STILL MY 90's-LOVING HEART.

 

And speaking of Mario, you just can't get more classic than the diminutive plumber with his Princess Bride Peach:

Made by Amber C.; Photo by Marah Grant Photography

Wuv. Twuu Wuv...

 

Or, if you want to go really old school, you could always have a Space Invaders groom's cake:

Sub'd by Stephen J. & made by Premier Pastry

It looks like those side invaders were made using the run-out, or flooding, technique, which is both time-consuming and extremely fragile. Color me impressed.

 

Not a wedding cake, but this is one of the best Angry Birds cakes I've seen in ages:

By Juicy Desserts

You can almost hear the high-pitched battle cries of the little blue birds, can't you? Echoing off the walls of your bathroom? It's ok, fellow addicts: you can admit it. (And you might as well, since that music is so loud you're not fooling anyone, John.)

 

And speaking of addiction... how about a World of Warcraft groom's cake?

By Cup a Dee Cakes

Now *that* is using photo paper right. Bakers, take a note.

 

I've yet to play Katamari Damacy, the game where you roll a ball around that makes everything - including people and buildings and such - stick to it, but I do love this custom wedding topper:

By Lauren U.

The bride and groom are stuck to the rolly ball! Ha! It doesn't hurt that the cake is seriously cute, too.

 

Ok, time to fess up to another of my addictions:

Cake.

BWAHAHAHAA!

Just kidding.*

(*I'm not kidding.)

Yeah, you could say the cake was a lie.

Kind of like this awesome-beyond-words dummy cake...

Submitted by Noelle R. and made by Melissa

Which lifts up to reveal...

Wheatley!

Now, ok, granted, we've seen better personality cores here on Sweets, but seriously, can you beat that presentation? I THINK NOT.

(For those of you completely lost right now, I have one word for you: PORTAL: GO PLAY IT.)

(Ok, that was four words. Whatever. I did it for science.)

I'm also seriously considering making a Portal dummy cake, just so I can hide things under it that I will dramatically reveal when we have company over, accompanied by a booming, "THE CAKE WAS A LIE, YOU FOOLS!!" because I guess now I'm channeling a little Cobra Commander, too. Huh.

Moving on.

It never fails to astound me just how difficult the seemingly-easy-to-replicate LEGO is to create in cake. Seriously. Bakers just can't seem to crack the code of straight edges and proportional pips*. Which is why I may have whisper-shouted, "YES! FINALLY!!" when I saw this cake:

Submitted by Rebecca K. and made by Roy's Bakery

Perfection.

(*"Proportional Pips" is the name of my Rockettes cover band. And don't tell me the Rockettes aren't actually a band, because that joke was awesome.)

 

And now I shall segue from a cake LEGO to a cake *made* of cake LEGO:

Submitted by JC R. and made by Sometimes I Bake

I know: totally meta.

And I love the little guy on the side installing the polka dots.

I'd also like to point out that this, like many of our Sweets, was made by a hobby baker. So take heart, cake lovers! It CAN be done!

 

And finally, let's wrap up the geekiness with another classic character wedding cake:

By Little Cherry Cake Company

LINK!!

Ok, so this is actually themed to a newer installment of Zelda called The Wind Waker, but still. Just look at the water ripples around the little fish on the cake board. LOOK AT THEM. And the teensy flowers! And the adorable Link & Zelda topper! Game on, people. GAME ON.

 

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