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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 (424)


Sunday Sweets: Pretty Little Things

They say good things come in small packages, and today we're going to see if that applies to cake.

Because I'll be honest, I have my doubts. (More cake is always better, right?)

(By Eva Salazar)


Ok, this is some picture perfect draping, right here. And that bow! Ah!


(By Cotton & Crumbs)

OH SNAP. A flower topper that's the same size as the cake itself?! I'm officially starting to see the appeal of smaller Sweets.


(By Lael Cakes)

Oh, and hey, at this size I don't have to share, right? [grabby hands]


I was tempted to base an entire Sweets post around this next one:

(By Freshly Squeez'd - now Letterpress Bakery)

Oh my stars!
Absolutely heavenly.


And can we talk about this redonkulously adorable unicorn?

(By Bella Baking)

Now I want to stick cute unicorn heads and pudgy little feet on every one-tier cake I see.


Now prepare for a little dose of drama:

(By Red Polka-Dot Designs)

Because sweet scrolly hearts and rippling ruffles, this is STUNNING.


Are you onboard with one-tier Sweets yet? 'Cuz if not, this little confetti-and-balloons number should convince you:

(By Blissfully Sweet Cakes)


Or this whale of a cake:

(By Whipped Bakeshop)

(The little water spout!!)


There's a new small cake trend out there that emphasizes a more abstract design, usually with colorful drips, flowers, and an assortment of pretty bits and bobs scattered around, like this:

(By The Little Cake Box)

...and lemme tell you, I LOVE IT. (Check out the upside down drips!)


In fact, here's my favorite good-thing-in-a-small-package this week:

(By Slice Artisan Cakes)


Ok, bakers, you convinced me: sometimes small cakes ARE better.

Hope the rest of you enjoyed! Happy Sunday!


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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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