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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

Sunday Sweets Assignment

Ok, my trusted Wreckporters, your assignment this week is: Fantasy.

I'm talking trolls, fairies, dragons, kraken, anthropomorphized plant life, and yes, even unicorns (I'm drawing the line at tutus, though). As with all Sunday Sweets, these cakes do NOT have to be professionally made. You can search bakery websites, public image hosting sites like Flickr, or use Google image search. You can also submit your own cakes. Send them to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com, and be sure to include the image source so I can credit the baker.

Happy hunting!

Have a suggestion for a Sunday Sweet Assignment? Leave me a note in the comments!

NOTE: Please don't leave image links in the comments, guys: e-mail them to me instead. Thanks!

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Reader Comments (17)

How about "Realism"? Cakes that portray something so real that they could be mistaken for the item they are depicting?

BTW- thanks for all the laughs. I love this site and check it nearly every day.

Love live Cakewrecks!

December 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermamadance

Oh god oh god oh god.

Can someone make me a Gryphon cake? Puh-leeeease?!

December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSpicy

You should do a sweets topic on ones that are meant to be funny or silly~might be a hard topic though... Ah well~
~Chelsea Lynn

December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea Lynn

How about cakes that either suppose to look like any kind of technology or icing that is suppose to look like something.

December 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclara

How about pirates and all things relative? Or even broader - under the sea.

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkayeness

How about an "Under the Sea" category? Pretty self-explanatory.

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

This is an adorable dragon cake. (Sorry, can't do email at the moment and didn't want to lose this link!)

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

And what, pray tell, is wrong with tutus?!?!?!?!

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSassy

What about New Years cakes? It's appropriate...though it might be a little late by the time you get to it.

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

Some of the better cakes I've seen in a while...

Check out the "luxury cakes" (and the rest of the cakes).

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbsblchik

I think you need to do train wrecks! There must be lots of examples of Thomas the Tank gone awry.

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I'd love to see cakes shaped like animals :) Might be a cute idea for sometime

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrujis

I have a picture of a cake that needs to be on the site. Email me and I will send it over to you. I found it on a website for cakes and it is WRONG...just WRONG. Dragon ala poop....

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEyeglasses & Endzones

Cake Wrecks Lady please answer a question. Or you can ask the people for me...What in the heck do you do with the fondant on a cake? Do you eat it? Do you peel it off and put it on the side of the plate like a piece of skin? The couple of times I've had fondant it tasted like sugar clay and I wonder if I'm just wierd that way. Please let me know! Your help would be so so so appreciated! Thanks, ~j

December 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjae

I love mamadance's idea. I hope you do a Realism Sunday Sweet sometime soon. I also hope you take my suggestion, which is: Cakes Shaped Like Other Foods. This could also include cakes with an other-food theme. Here is a really good example:

December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Seconding that, Sassy

December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

National Left Handed Day is coming up on August 13th. I've never seen a cake to represent it, so that'd be pretty cool. (It is a real day, and has been for eighteen years.)

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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