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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 (307)

Sunday
Oct052008

Sunday Sweets: Super Mario Wedding Cake

Who here in my generation doesn't remember the Super Mario brothers? Ah yes, the square controllers, the thumb blisters, that annoying music that played endlessly in your head every night when you were trying to sleep...

Well, two people with those fond memories grew up, found each other, and decided to get married. Then they commissioned this wedding cake:


Gorgeous, no? But the real beauty is in the details; check this out:

That multi-colored ring is the Rainbow Road (I believe from Mario Kart), and it's made of hard sugar candy, like a lollipop.

Look how adorable:


And just crazy detailing:


Lookit the tiny bananas in the road! Ack! I love them!

This masterpiece was created by Beth over at Let Them Eat Cake, and the photos were originally uploaded here.

Interestingly enough, the other Mario-themed wedding cake I was going to feature anyway is the one this couple reference as their own inspiration cake - small world! Here it is:

Too cute, and also with beautifully done details. It was created by Robin at Gateaux Inc, and the photo was originally uploaded here.

Sunday
Sep282008

Sunday Sweets to Make Henson Proud

I have a huge statue of Kermit the Frog occupying the corner of my desk. It has light-up fireflies behind Kermit and plays the Rainbow Connection. I love it.

I mention this by way of introduction to today's featured NON-Wreck, made by Heather Haynes of Clarksville, Indiana:


Yes, it's all the characters from the Muppet Show, modeled in fondant, on cake.

Awesomeness.


The Electric Mayhem is looking mighty groovy.

And I love Camilla the chicken. Say, have I mentioned that my hubby John does a fantastic Swedish Chef impersonation? Seriously. If you ever meet him, ask him to say "Bork bork bork" for you. It's downright uncanny.

Of course a Muppet Show cake would never be complete without their in-house peanut gallery, Statler and Waldorf. Still, I'm guessing even those two curmudgeons wouldn't find a thing to complain about on this sweet creation.

I don't have any info on baker Heather; I only know this cake won the blue ribbon at the 2007 Kentucky State Fair. If anyone has more info or a website for her, be sure to let me know.

Also, there's a nice slide show of these and more photos here. Thanks to all of you readers who sent in the link!