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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: Cutey-Patootey Dragon Babes

I think the designers of today's baby dragon cakes need to get into stuffed-animal design. And then send me free samples. [nodding earnestly]

Amber D. found these two from The Cake Fairy:

Everyone together now: Awwwww.

The wings! The itty-bitty wings! [swoons]

Check out the floppy ears on this guy:

Those scales must have taken forever! They look great, though. Shanna R. found him on Courtney's Cakes Flickr stream.

Here's one from The London Cake Company, found by Brian & Melissa W.:

This was for little Joseph's SECOND birthday?!? Dang, I really missed out during my childhood. (And adulthood, come to think of it...)

And lastly, Kate J. found some of the most adorable figure sculpting I've seen:

I love the simple-yet-ingenious "bushes", and the knight and princess are just spot-on perfect. Great stuff.

Found on Manray3's Flickr stream. I've been told this may be from The Cake Shop in the Covered Market of Oxford, England.

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Reader Comments (81)

Too cute! I love them all!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

Those are too cute to even cut and eat!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Those floppy ears are so precious.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

OMG! Those are amazing!!! If I wasn't sure those are WAY out of my price range I would get one of them for my son's first birthday next November. The orange and white one is my fave...awwwwww!

~Colleen (

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCyberrblue (Colleen)

The problem with these gorgeous cakes is that I'd have trouble cutting them.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

The one with the figures is probably my fave, but they are all just too gosh darn cute!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Thought I'd say that the last cake comes from The Cake Shop, Oxford, The Covered Market, England - I've seen it in the window there a few times. Lovely site by the way

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those dragons are heads and tails over the scary baby shower cakes!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would have a harder time cutting into these adorable dragons than I would with those realistic baby cakes. They're too cute!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDelaina

Totally agree with the other comments. I couldn't cut into these guys! (and knowing what these probably cost, it would feel like I was eating a $20 bill)

However, the sadistic part of me wants to pop the head off that knight and eat it.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Those are darling. And I love your parenthetical asides (nodding earnestly).

Angie (from over at

btw, thank you for letting me put my own parenthetical asides in your comments section. Quite a few people find me through your blog.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I am new to this blog and ADDICTED! I went back to look at most of your previous posts. I am shocked, and totally entertained, by these wrecks. As for these cakes: incredible!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLyndsay

Those itty bitty wings and floppy little ears are just adorable. I think the pink one is the best.

I can't imagine having to cut into those!!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMadWoman

how do you eat any of the cakes on this site? I mean, the wrecked ones are usually unappetizing and the awesome ones are just to cool to destroy. plus, I have a feeling a lot of fondant and marzipan are used for the more sculpted ones and well... that just sounds gross. marzipan is deceptive and scaring.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Adorable! Sunday's cakes are always so nice to look at after a week's worth of wrecks." REL="nofollow">Ellie and Werther Blog

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

The writing on Joseph's birthday cake is absolutely beautiful!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

Oh man, I know I wouldn't be able to eat those little baby dragons.... they're ridiculously adorable! Especially the "newborn", with his eggshells beside him! Too cute.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

My fav is the first one! Sadly, the link for the Cake Fairy tells me I'm FORBIDDEN. I feel so wrist-slapped. :-(

WV: recrab. I'm just not even going there....

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalMal

Yeah, it would be hard to cut into these cakes, but I was also thinking, it's nice to see cakes that still look like cakes. Sometimes I forget these are supposed to be edible!

(licking lips earnestly)

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus


BTW - Did you know Cake Wrecks was a discussion topic on Blog Catalog a few days ago?

Don't know why I didn't let you know at the time...Oopsie.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

Those are the cutest dragons! Great picks everyone!!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Those are just awesome!

I think I'd cry while eating the sugary goodness.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

OK...all together now...AWWWWWWWW...CUTE,CUTE,CUTE,
I would so buy the little pink one with the baby wings as a stuffed animal.

I just love the Sunday Sweets.

WV: delas...Delas one is especially cute

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

they are too pretty to be eaten

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

Oh wow, that first one is just sooo adorable! How could anyone eat it, though?! They're all good, but that first one is my absolute favourite!


January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeesa

Anne, you should try some of my homemade cream cheese fondant... Not that chemically stuff you often find... I can sculpt and mold it like any other fondant, but it actually TASTES good! Isn't that the POINT of cake? :D

WV: byshotj - I drive by, shot j and left.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkansaswolf

they are sooo cute!!! I know some kids loved them.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Hatter

At last! Dragons to die for. These are so appealing and done with such a sense of humor. The cake artists on these get my vote.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Looks like Prince Valiant is offering the dragon a churro!


January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertorreadora

I just peel fondant off...I never eat it. The point is for the stuff to be edible i.e. if someone eats it they won't get sick from it but you don't have to.

I think the cakes are beautiful and from my experience, if you buy an expensive cake the actual cake part is exceptional regardless of the fondant.

I like cake, not maybe I'm just biased.

I love Sunday Sweets, by the way. After a week of wrecks, it's nice to see someone get a cake right :)

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Amazing! My four year old LOVES the Sunday sweets, especially with all the dragons and castles lately. I'm a little afraid of what his next birthday cake request will be LOL.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbarelyknittogether

Adorable! Maybe my girls will get a pink dragon birthday cake this year. :)

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMommyAmy

Hey, it's Kate J! I found the email I sent you with the dragon cake. Here is the flicker link:


January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterskatej

Those are amazing!! I've been holding out all week for this weekends' installment....I'm really enjoying Sunday Sweets. Thanks for adding it!!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoodlebunz/DBImpressions

Cannot show to nephew! He would want them all. BTW voted for you for the Bloggies :)

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEB

The FBI HQ could probably use these cakes as a litmus test...anyone willing to cut into these adorable, wee widdle dwagon babies is probably a psycho killer.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy B

I want a stuffie of that first one SOOOOOO BAD!!!!!!!! Any designers out there just gimme a price.

WV: hotse I am so totally a hotse! hee hee hee NOT!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

I love the Sunday Sweets- it's amazing what some people can do with cake. I love today's with the baby dragons! I agree they're almost too cute to eat!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkerry

All very 'squeeee!'-worthy.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSleepwalker

AWWWWWWWWWWWW! I could never eat that!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna!

Generally, I like dragons to be ferocious-looking, not cute. It's like the way I want my dinosaurs to be velociraptory rather than cartoony. Whatever.
My favorite dragon is the little red one in the last cake. I don't know what he's doing, just hanging out there, seemingly chatting with the knight (who is both smiling AND pointing his sword at him), but he has an endearing quality about him that is touching.
Are there any girl dragons, or are they always thought of as males?
I just realized that I'd never thought about this before.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Every one of those are just precious!
Amy B.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

The most adorable dragons I've ever seen, hands down.

They look as if they would breathe cotton candy rather than fire.

Word verification: stingedu. When you go to pick up a cake and it's a wreck, you realize the baker has stingedu.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

CUTE! CUTE! Sickenly cute!!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToriisen

Those are so adorable! I love Sundays!

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Here is a link to a blog catalog discussion about your brand. sorry for the link but I thought you would like it.


January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBloggers School

Awwwww, is so spot on! Oh those dragons are so darling and that Knight and Princess cake....
....All I can say is lucky, lucky, kids, whoever they are.


January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

I must have that pink dragon. MUST, I tell you!!@11!11 eleventy.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristie

I'm i way out of line in saying that the Sunday Sweets, while always amazingly cute, never look, well, very appetizing? Or even exactly edible?


January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjill minus

I agree definitely The Cake Shop in the Oxford covered market. I spent my past summer studying at Oxford and spent many mornings peering into that little cake shop and their wonderfully decorated cakes. A must see if ever in Oxford.

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

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