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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: Tour De Force, Pt 2

This week we're again featuring some of the contributing bakers for the Cake Wrecks "World" Tour. (And be sure to check my previous posts for the cupcake providers, too. They're all fantastic.)

First, Gena of iHeart Cakes (near Chicago) knows that the way to my heart is paved in orange:

Such pretty piping.

But she's also a master of the cute:

And the cool:

(Just to be clear: the guitar is cake. The guy is not.)

Heading over to the Dallas area, we have Bronwen Weber's Frosted Art Bakery. (You've probably seen Bronwen on TV sculpting cakey masterpieces, so really, she doesn't need much introduction.) Here are a few of my favs from her site:

Love these colors.

Mmm. Chocolate.

Check out all the detail in the petals, ribbons, and scroll work; I'm pretty sure that's what perfection looks like.

Next, for you Austin locals, we've got two great bakers. First, there's Nicole of Wicked Cakes:

She has a lot of fun, modern designs.


Love that flower!

And then Paloma of Coco Paloma Desserts:

Paloma likes to play with texture. Check this out:

And then there's this, which I for one think is fabulous:

It's titled simply "Ninja Bride."
Is this what geek love feels like? Why yes, I think it is. ;)

- Similar Sweets: Tour De Force, Pt 1

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Reader Comments (44)

Is that really "No more monkeys jumping on that bed?!?!" I could have used that to celebrate my daughter getting the cast off her foot after she broke it . . . you guessed it . . . jumping on (rather, off) the bed!

The butterfly cake is priceless as well.

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

I LOVE Sunday Sweets! My 4 year old especially loves the 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed cake. He keeps coming over to the computer to sing the song!

Hope you and hubby get rest and feel better soon!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

The Ninja Bride herself is wonderful but that little added detail of the cherry blossoms is what sent me into a full swoon. Want!!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWD Cat

omg ninja bride! want!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterV

zoowie! great cakes, and I want to try that beautiful bow (won't even try the rest of the lovelies!) the guitar is mind blowing!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMuum

Those are all beyond gorgeous, and I LOVE the ninja!! ;D

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramonkeeworld

That last cake really snuck up on me, like some kind of cute, cakey...

Hey, wait a minute...

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Aww! You're sick and you still posted Sunday Sweets for us! Thank you!

My daughter, Jessica, thanks you for the birthday cake today too!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

I wonder if Ninja Bride is a fan of Ninjatown.

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

*gasp* I love the red butterflies!!!!! I think that is my absolute fave. A close second has to be the ninja bride. If I had had more time planning my wedding, and saving more money, and if I had known such a cake existed, I would have gotten the ninja cake. My husband would have loved it too. That or a Katamari cake, but I have yet to see one of those.

Sunday Sweets is the best. I wait with great anticipation to see the cakes every sunday, then I get a second dose from Cake Boss monday nights.

I'll never be as good. :( But I try.

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Wow, what great cakes! The wrecks are my favorite though.


October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Those are so beautiful! And the monkey cake is very nice.
~Amy B

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I love the monkey cake!! My nephew (who is 5) would get such a kick out of having a cake like that.

The ninja bride cake looks like a feminine version of the crochet ninja in a book called "Creepy Cute Crochet" by Christen Haden ( I know, because I just crocheted one last week. LOL!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

Aw, I love the ninja bride!

Hey John - two drums and a cymbal fell off a cliff. Ba-dum tish!

Two peanuts were walking in a dark ally way. One was a salted.

My godfather was native american, and taught me an ancient chant that they've used to help heal whiteskins for generations. Repeat this phrase, slowly at first, gradually building speed until you feel better:
Ohwa, Tagoo, Siam. Hope it helps!

Get better soon, the both of you. :-)

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Such pretty cakes - I love the monkeys jumping onthe bed!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Love the chocolate chess piece!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarlyn

Those are awesome cakes! Hi John! Get better soon! I command you! ;-)

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeray

Wow - Love the Wicked Cakes, and then when I went to the site it is someone I knew years ago.

Thank you.

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

I think the 5 little monkeys is the cutest thing ever!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

Bronwen is awesome! I love watching her on the Food TV Challenges and I always root for her. I bet it was a real treat to have her make a cake for your tour.

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

keep eating cake and you'll end up on

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermandy moorehol

I LOVE the monkeys cake...adorable! And the ninja bride is totally clever...I can see how that would pep up your average wedding.

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBookworm

not only do i love ALL of these, i want that cake stand in the first photo!

i'm no baker, but these awesome cakes make me want to get into a kitchen and whip some up!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe plummer

Jeanie, YOU READ MY MIND! The first thing I thought when I laid eyes on that lil ninja bride was "NINJA TOWN!"

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

That hunk sure looks delicious! *drool*

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I hope you share a picture of Bronwen's cake for your Frisco stop. I love watching her compete on Food Network especially being from Dallas.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeryl K. Evans

Wow! These are the best I've seen in a long time! Very impressed.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I heart that white butterfly cake!!!

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

Love the monkeys jumping on the bed!

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Brennan

The guitar cake is awesome. And the guy holding it can have my phone number.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPelican

Those are all just beauties ! I LOVE Sunday Sweets !

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNonna Beach

N1NJ4 Bride ownz! XD

That butterfly cake looks like a bunch of them just were floating by...and happened to land on the cake. Stunning.

The little flourishes on the very tippy top of the chocolate cake reminds me of a chocolate fountain...and for some reason the song "Be Our Guest" from Beauty & the Beast. A smashing combination! =D

I love love love the yellow/brown/blue cake. Don't know why I just love love love it.

And listen you two, stop being sick RIGHT NOW!

...Okay, well, at least get better (very) soon! =)

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)


October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervalerie pradhan


October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervalerie pradhan

Holy crows! You need a companion blog for the most awesome cakes ever!! These are unbelievable!

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterla isla d'lisa

I love to bake but I have never gained the courage to try to make such beautiful cakes! After drooling over them (especially the chocolate one) I'm going to attempt it, they probably will not look like these, but even if it goes horribly wrong it can provide some comic relief from school work.

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

Hilarious! My friend just emailed me to tell me my cake was famous, for a minute I was afraid (I am familiar with the site). Coco Paloma did my wedding cake, the one right above the ninja bride (super cute!). I love her sense of style.

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I love the first cake, but the wonky S/treble clef ruins it just a bit. : (

The ninja bride is amazing.

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey N.

Love the Ninja Bride cake.
I swear it must be inspired by the Google Reader Ninja.
(if you use google reader, enable it using the konami code - up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-b-a. )

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKamaji

These are awesome! What a creative cook.

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Walter

These are all so nicely done. And they make me wish that I were a cake decorator. I LOVE the monkey one. Makes me wish I had a kid.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnastasia Hunt

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! I KNOW Nicole of Wicked Cakes! Went to middle/high school with her. Very cool she's on one of the most awesome blogs I read =)

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEek

I. Want. That. Cake. I mean the ninja one of course--SOOO cute! I'm pretty sure that "lets the groom's cake be in the shape of a super cute ninja" is on my list of ideal traits for a husband now, along with "lets one of our wedding registries be with ThinkGeek." (And it's the groom's cake not the main wedding cake because I want that one to look like a wedding cake, not a ninja.)

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Was that supposed to be a treble clef on the orange cake? If it was, I would call that a music fail.

February 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermacy

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