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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 (502)


Sunday Sweets: Christmas Charm

"Well, ho ho hello! What a surprise! Welcome to the North Pole!"

By Truly Custom Cakery

"As you know, I'm a bit busy with last minute preparations this time of year, but what the hey, I suppose you can tag along!


"Let's head over to the train depot and check on the latest shipment of toys."

"Looking good!"


By Charmaine Wood of Sweet Frostings Cake Design

"You know, I'm considering doing all my deliveries by freight this year. So much cheaper than air travel, am I right? Totally retiring the sleigh.


"Just kidding, here's the sleigh!"

By SugarEd Productions

"And may I point out the gold pinstriping and poinsettia decal? Santa's got a tricked out ride, holla!


"Now, where's Rudolph?"

Submitted by Emma W. and made by Cake Avenue

"By golly, he just gets cuter every year. I could gobble him up!" (Which isn't weird, because he's edible! Just in case you forgot these were cakes, because sometimes I do!)


"And let's not forget a little something sweet for our Jewish friends!"

By Rosebud Cakes

"I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure this is what dreidels and Stars of David SHOULD look like.
(Remind me to add certain other bakers to the naughty list, by the way.)


"And look at this colorful peacock menorah!"

By Yael Ashey

"Perfect for Hanukkah celebrants, employees and/or affiliates of NBC, and anyone else who prefers cookie cakes over cupcake-cakes - which is to say, everybody.


"And do you know who else likes cookies? I'll give you a hint: this is not a trick question."

By bubolinkata

"Yep, I'll take a dozen - and with a triple espresso, please. Santa's got a long night coming up...


"OK, now back to my to-do list: Are the stockings stuffed?

Submitted by Carrie B. and made by Beyond Imagination

"Check, and check! (I do it twice, it's true.)


"But I'll let you in on a little Santa secret: I don't actually see you when you're sleeping. That would be creepy. Not to mention boring. However, I DO know when you've been bad or good...

By Creative Cake Designs

" be good and help me hoist this massive cake ornament onto my massive cake tree, won't you?


"What? Not everybody has a giant Christmas tree made of cake?"

By Art2Eat Cakes

"Well, they should; it's rad. Who wouldn't be pining for one of these? Haha! Sorry, Santa likes to make bad jokes when he's stressed. And talk about himself in the third person.


"There's just snow much to do, get my drift? So I best be on my way...

By Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

"...and I'll see some of you on Christmas Eve!"


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


Sunday Sweets: Baby Cakes

Hey, unborn baby!  I'm planning a party for you! It's called a baby shower. I know it's a little weird that you won't actually BE at this party in your honor, but technically you will, so I thought maybe you'd have some opinions about your cake.

Now, your parents have decided not to reveal your gender.  Or maybe you're a boy... I can't remember.  I'm not good with details.  But anyway, I'm going with a neutral cake theme just to be safe.

Here are some options:

A mama and baby kangaroo cake!  Look at the sweet little kangaroo peeking out of its momma's pouch:

Submitted by Jill L., made by Heather Barranco Dreamcakes

 Totally neutral-baby-shower appropriate, wouldn't you say?


Or how about cowboy themed? Or should I say cow-PERSON themed?

By CW reader Annie K.

You're right, let's make it easy on ourselves: western themed.


This one is super cute, and not at all gender specific.  Green and brown with polka dots:

 Wait, aren't babies colorblind? Or is that puppies? Maybe someone else should have been in charge of this thing.


Do you like zoo animals? I'll answer that for you: YES.

Submitted by Emma W., made by Cake Avenue

How could you not? These are the cutest things I've seen all day.  Uh, other than those ultrasound pictures your mom showed me, of course. That was, um, totally cute, too. You are a black and white blob of adorableness.


OK, so I'm not the most baby-knowledgeable person on the planet, but I'm doing my best. I do know one thing: It's not cool to smoke, kid.

Submitted by Elizabeth A., made by Sachi S.

No matter how gut-wrenchingly precious that pipe-smoking gnome on your cake is.

And while we're learning life lessons here, I want you to remember that life is like a carousel.  One day you're up. One day you're down. One day you realize it's all nothing more than an endless circle that spits you out in the same place you started.

Um, that was kind of depressing. Sorry. Let's just focus on this amazing cake, which has about seventeen different layers of cuteness happening here.


Know what else it cute? Baby shoes. Trust me on this. Just wave your little baby feet around in anyone's face and they will melt into a puddle of mush. Use this to your advantage.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on this cake, baby?  The bow, the binky, the baby shoes... it has it all, am I right?


Here's another option: we combine a bunch of these elements into one.  Big bow, zoo animals, polka dots, bright colors...

By Cake Central Member echocolate

What do you say? Do we have a winner?

Oh, you want MORE zoo animals?  Let me tell you something kid, in real life, zoo animals are not nearly as nice and cutesy as these cakes might lead you to believe. Take it from someone who nearly had her arm chomped off by a dolphin at Sea World.

By My Sweet and Saucy

 Here's some more advice: dolphins are jerks.


Birds are nice, though. Check out this pretty pair of birds, nurturing their little egg. That's you!

By Ingenious Cakes

You know, you used to be an egg once.  It all started with these things called 'ovaries' and a magical journey through the 'fallopian tubes'... you know what, this talk can wait 'til later.


OK, this next cake leads me to believe you might be a boy. Not that girls can't have blue, green and yellow cakes. Or be named Ryan. Remember Ryan Starr from American Idol season 1? No?

By Celebrate With Cake!

I don't really either, now that you mention it.


OK, now I'm almost positive you're a boy.  Just a hunch. 

Welcome to the world, little guy!


This post is dedicated to Sweets reader Margaret, and her little angel Jonathan.  


P.S. - Hey, did you know we have a directory of all the pro bakers featured on Sunday Sweets, arranged by state and country? 'Cuz we do! Go check it out, and see how many Sweets bakers are in your area!