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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 (421)


Sunday Sweets For Dear Ol' Dad


How do you capture the essence of every dad in 11 Sweet cakes?

Well, you don't.

But this is a great excuse for me to post some pretties I think a lot of guys would like - and a few that I know my own Dad will dig.

Like a big steak dinner...

(By Debbie Does Cakes)

That's actually a cake!

(No, really!)


And when it comes to dream cars, you'd be hard pressed to find any lovelier than a classic red Ferrari:

(By The White Ombré)

Admit it: if that slice wasn't cut out, you'd think these were models, right?


My Dad introduced my brother and me to everything from ABBA to Louis Armstrong growing up, so to me music and fathers go together like chocolate cake and marshmallow icing. Which is to say they should ALWAYS go together.

(By Isbilya Cakes)

Classic Beatles is classic. I still love Octopus' Garden best.


Not every father is a Mr. Fix It, but for those who are...

(By The Royal Bakery)

How cool is this green and purple color scheme? And the "oil drip" lettering?
(This makes me like to think the Joker tinkers in the garage in his spare time.)


You regulars know my folks are reeeally into motorcycles now, so this one's for MY Dad:

(By Cakey Bakes Cakes)

That's a sunset I could ride into, right there.


Continuing our theme of cakes that don't look like cakes:

(By Melanie Judge) much fun could you have with this cake remote control? I'm imaging an elaborate set-up with a new big-screen box and plenty of hidden cameras. (Just me?)


I have vague memories of my Dad teaching me to catch in our tiny suburban backyard. I think that's another Dad requirement, right? Even when your kids are about as adept at sports as a three-humped camel doing the limbo?

(By Delicia Designs)

Maybe if you'd offered me more cake, Dad, I wouldn't have run away from the ball so much. (OK, yes I would have, but the cake still would have been a nice gesture on your part.)


Aha, another one for my Dad:

(By Sweet Element)

GUINNESS. Not so much the Star Wars LEGO figures. Those are more for me. :D


But lest you think my Dad isn't a geek, oh ho! YES HE IS.

(By Cake Révol)

He and Mom brought me to my very first sci-fi convention: a traveling Doctor Who exhibit held in the parking lot of our local PBS station. I got to play in the TARDIS and meet John Pertwee and it was GLORIOUS.


Now, I could have featured more sport cakes here, but let's be honest: dads also love video games.
Am I right?

And here's a Pip-Boy from one of John's favorite games, Fallout:

(By Designs By Angela)

It fits around your arm, for easy snacking. :D


And finally, for every guy who dreams of being James Bond:

(By Dolce Arte)

Here's to the dads who are never shaken, always stirred.


Happy Father's Day, everyone!


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Sunday Sweets: CAKE-CEPTION!

From the moment I first saw a cartoony cake, I knew I would forever love cartoony cakes.

(By Andrea's SweetCakes)

The big rounded edges, the wonky angles, the bright colors...! You guys, I wish all my food looked like cartoon food.


Of course no one calls them "cartoony cakes", which is why they're impossible to search for online. There are hamburger cakes and butterfly cakes and even giant cupcake cakes - but what keywords do you search for cake cakes?

(By Wendy's Taarten)


Well, whatever you call them, the fact that these are cake versions of cake is pretty much the greatest thing ever. And a little mind-bending. In a good way.

(By Make The Cake)

And did I mention how stinkin' cute they are? Because ERMERGERSH SO CUTE.


If it's mind-bending to slice into a cake cake, imagine slicing into a cake bowl of batter:

(By Southin Style Cakes)


Or a cake bowl of icing WITH a cake Kitchen Aid mixer!

(By Cindy's Cake Creations)

::sound of mind being blown::


Ahh, but the cake-ception goes deeper, because some bakers combine their cake cakes with OTHER sweet fakery:

(By Vera Gatafera)

Like giant Oreo cookies.


Or life-sized macarons and cups of tea:

(By nice icing)


Or just multiple types of CAKE:

(By El Taartero Real)

Though I like the little kitchen on the bottom!


This one is especially drool-worthy:

(By Mia Cakes House)

I'm not even a froofy coffee drinker, but I want those whipped-cream-covered froofy coffees!


But to complete the circle of our meta cake-ception, I have to end with this:

(By Roxy Cakes)

Because even I am questioning what kind of cakes are inside each tier. o.0
Especially the "cheesecake." What flavor do you suppose that one is inside?
And is anyone else's brain hurting now? Ha!


Hope you all enjoyed the cake cakes! Happy Sunday!


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