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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 (370)


Sunday Sweets: Modern, Funky, Cool!

Traditional cakes are awesome, sure, but sometimes you want a crisp, modern twist:

(By Torta Deliziosa) this!

Check out that 3D grid pattern. Stunning!


Another clever design:

(By Sweet Sensations, Inc - now closed permanently - & featured here)

Those paper-like bubbles add just the right amount of interest - no color needed!


But for those who want ALL the colors, I've got something for you, too:

(By Cafe Orbis Cakes)

Graphic, geometric, and totally groovy.
(Look closely; there are patterns embossed in the pixels!)


This pinwheel cascade is the stuff chevron-covered dreams are made of:

(By cakelava)



And here's a new-to-me technique that I just love:

(Bakery unknown; all source links are 404. Anyone recognize it?)

Ruffly swirl goodness!


But perhaps you prefer something a bit more awesomely angular. Even, dare I say, spectacularly spiky?

(By Yellow Cake Company)

It's modern art come to life - and ready to be plated.


Speaking of art, here's one that looks like an edible, 3D oil painting:

(By Lucia Simeone)

Plus: Poppies! My favorite!


These asymmetrical petals remind me of Old Hollywood glamour:

(By Charm City Cakes)

Can't you just see this as a satin dress from the 1920s?
(And notice that oh-so-subtle peach ombre coloring. Beautiful.)


Color, whimsy, and more impressive patterns:

(By Kim Giles, featured here)

Love how most of the color is blowing off the cake - and how it takes an extra moment to see all the white-on-white designs.


And finally, some superb swoopiness with just the right balance of modern and traditional:

(By Torte Di Nadia)

That pink ruffle bit is blowing my mind. Love how it bridges that bold, modern cube pattern with the delicate flowers! SO GOOD.


Hope you guys have a Sweet Sunday!


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Sunday Sweets For "Tell A Joke" Day

Hey, you guys wanna hear a good joke?
Well, sorry.
But here are some terrible ones, illustrated by AWESOME cakes, in honor of Tell A Joke Day.
(And no knock-knock jokes, I promise. Orange you glad?)


Q. What did the duck say when she bought lipstick?

A. "Put it on my bill!"

(By Antonella Di Mario Torte & Design)


A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The driver says, ''Wow, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen!'' The woman sits down, fuming, and tells the lady beside her, ''The driver just said something terrible to me!'' The lady replies, ''You go up there and tell him off, then. Go on, I'll hold your monkey for you."

(By Pamela Kabzinski)

(P.S. This one made John laugh until he cried. Just in case you were wondering what his sense of humor is like...)


"Excuse me, which aisle has the Nutella?"

"Sir, this is a library!"

"Sorry. [whispering] Which aisle has the Nutella?"

(By Juicy Desserts)


I went to the zoo the other day, but there was only one dog in it.
It was a Shih Tzu.

(By Highland Bakery)

(This may not actually be a Shih Tzu. Sorry. In my defense, I'm more of a cat person. Also, this is John's OTHER favorite joke today.)


"Doctor, I can't stop singing 'What's new, pussycat'!"
"Ah, sounds like Tom Jones syndrome."
"Really? Is that common?"
"Well, it's not unusual."

(By Pink Cake Box)


Two fish are in a tank. One says to the other, ''Hey, how do you drive this thing?''

(Baker Unknown. Anyone recognize it?)


Two cherries are sitting on a pie in the oven.
One says to the other, "Is it just me, or is it hot in here?"
The other says, "AAAUGH! A TALKING CHERRY!"

(By Lynlee's, tutorial at the link)

(I was tempted to change that to "DEMON CHERRY!!" but I'm not sure how many Emperor's New Groove fans are out there.)


Did you hear Ivy started dating zombies?
Apparently she prefers guys who want her for her brains.

(By Sideserf Cake Studio)


Q: Why couldn't the pirates play cards?
A: Because they were standing on the deck!

(By Alessandra Frisoni)


Did you hear about the big food fight? First the peas snapped at the celery, which stalked off. Then the potatoes made eyes at the onions, which made everyone cry. And though the carrots rooted for peace, in the end they all decided to just sit n' stew.

(By Bubolinkata)


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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