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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: Legos!

Legos aren't just for kids anymore; there's a thriving artist community that builds amazing sculptures, mosaics, and other art pieces with them. You know, like cake:

(Submitted by Beth of

(Found by Katy E. here. And btw, from those bins in the background I thought this was taken in a store. It wasn't - that's the guy's HOUSE. Leaping Lego-Loving Lizards, Batman!)

'Course, those cakes are made of real Legos. But how about some cakes made of Legos made of cake?

Number of Lego bricks individually cut and trimmed? 125
Number of Lego "studs", placed one by one? 442
Hours to create? "at least" 8
Site of the crazily devoted Mom responsible? Jumpin' Monkies

And get this: she's not a professional baker, y'all. Wowza. (Thanks to Such Cool Stuff for the link!)

Here's the Goliath version by Chocmocakes:

I've seen a couple of mid-construction Lego wedding cakes, but I really like this one:

(Found here by Amy L., and guess what? It's another Charm City Cakes creation!)

But if you wanted something more subtle, here's a cool minimalist version:

(Source, but no baker credit. A little help?)

And another more-subtle version that Miriam L. saw at a wedding just last week:

Love it! (More pics of the Lego-themed wedding here.)

And lastly, for you cupcake types, some gorgeous examples by the oh-so-talented Hello Naomi:

*Similar Sweets: Lego Batman: The Video Game

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Reader Comments (64)

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May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelana

Awwww, growing up on legos, and cake, this is the sweetest thing to me! <3

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Just imagine" cake!
Danish bricks looking tasty.
Play on, sweets, play on.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Legos made of cake are the best kind!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMel


May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was gonna be all sad that the first two weren't cakes until I saw the real deal - wowza! There's just something sensational about lego design that makes it so cool AND yummy looking.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Wow! Amazing.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

AWESOME! Off to Lego Land in the Uk in a couple of weeks with the kids....cant wait!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVashti

Those are awesome! I had no idea legos were so popular for wedding cakes!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

So cute!
Makes me want to break out the legos that have been sitting in the basement for ten years.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

Wowza!!! It's so amazing what people can do with cake!

I wish to be as good as them!

Raychel From

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaychel

Oh, these are the coolest! Can't wait to show them to my 10-year-old!!!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

I loved the cakes but was slightly more intrigued by your use of the term 'legos' (plural) - here in the UK, we say 'Lego' (singular) when referring to it, even when looking at multiple bricks. . . . a bit like sheep. If looking at a field of wooly jacketed mammals, do you say sheeps whereas we Brits would say sheep?

You see, this blog is a real insight into the subtle differences between our countries. I actually lament the fact that we don't have the 'sheet cake bakery' culture that you have - there's less opportunity for cake-based hilarity when wandering around the supermarket over here . . . . (sigh)

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohanna

This is my favorite Sweets, yet! Awesome!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I made a lego brick cake for my son's 8th last year (8 stud brick, of course) but these are so incredible it makes my effort seriously wrecky. I'll be sharing this page with all my lego-loving family! (P.S. my son and brother were both upset that I would not be providing the Lego Batman cake for their birthdays)

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaite

I wonder why someone would want a Lego wedding cake? Unless it was two six-year-olds taking the vows. hmmm.

Angie (from over at

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I have a couple of lego kids over here and they went CRAZY for those cakes. Very cool.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Yes. Yes. Yes. Excellent S.S.

I believe that the monster version is a Duplo cake.

Several years ago I used to care for a young man on the Autistic Spectrum who was fixated with Duplo and Lego, and constantly had a piece in his hand or held up to the light. He was totally non-verbal but you knew he liked you if he let you have a piece of his Lego; a great honour.

He would have adored these cakes on first sight, then become very confused by them not being what he thought, then enjoyed eating them a lot. Maybe I should forward them this link...

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlory von Hathor

Three heads. Three pairs of legs. Only two torsos.

One of those cupcake lego-men got the short shrift...

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The lady who made the Lego cake for her son also, a few weeks ago, made a very nice-looking Pokemon cake for another son. She's really, really talented.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura


I work for a science camp in Canada and have met some real LEGO fanatics. Apparently the word "LEGOs" is incorrect in any culture, and the correct pluralization is not to add an "s" - like sheep.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, those "under construction" ones with the little Lego guys rolling out the fondant over the "bricks" are adorable!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNorma

I've seen a church's Lego Jesus, but this *ahem* takes the cake...

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric


May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Ohhhhh I love those cupcakes!! How precious.

Megan @

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

Awesome cakes - I remember being a Lego kid - when they didn't have all the specialty pieces - just blocks, wheels and lights :)
And....Lego sells a silicon mold -

Just because I spend my time looking for odd things to buy to make cookies and cake more fun!


May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissaD

Long time reader, first time poster - thank you for your inspirational sunday sweet posts. These cakes are amazing - I wish we would have thought of a lego cake before we got married!!!! AMAZING stuff!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

First time commenter-these are great! I also love the ones with the workers rolling out the fondant. So creative!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeadless Mom

freakin' awesome!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I graduated this morning from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Having a LEGO theme for todays Sunday Sweets was absolutely perfect timing. Thank you.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGwendolyn

My jaw literally dropped on some of these. Absolutely awesome!!!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan T-O

Super cool Lego Cake.
Love the white one.

thank you for sharing this.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreen

I think Chocmocake's version is of Duplos. My 22 year old son is going to flip when I show him these cakes tonight. Lego(s) were a large part of his growing up. We had 3 70 qt buckets of Legos. The piece they NEEDED was ALWAYS in the bottom of the third one. They didn't have a Lego vac back then. Picking up Legos is a PITA. And you always leave one to find with your bare foot at night.

That being said, I loved that my kids had them and enjoyed them. But they weren't my favorite toy, lol. (And to me, plural is LegoS. Don't care.)

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholly

My Lego cake (the pyramid one) is on your blog!!!!! HOLY POO!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!

Does this make me famous now? I think maybe... YES! :)

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJumpinmonkies

Oh wow, I love the 'in construction' cakes. Although that first one is really busy with all the colors; the other one did it much better with more simple colors.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVellum

Legos rock! Those cakes are awesome.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenisewalks

My son just had a LEGO-themed birthday party and I was at a loss for how to do a LEGO cake so we punted and ordered a standard ice cream cake. Now I'm inspired. Maybe he'll still be into LEGOs next year....

Simply amazing creations!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Just got home from the lego store and cakes!!! love it!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am in complete awe of all these. Though the one where the lego guys are building the wedding cake! SOOOOO Awesome!! And the picture with all the buckets of legos... Yeah when I was a kid I had all my legos seperated like that, please tell me I wasn't the only one!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Oooh, excellent cakes! It reminds me of the lego gummy sweets I saw on the instructables website.
So geeky, so good!

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Playing with legos is a fond childhood memory, though Mom would often scold me for putting legos in my mouth. Now I have to show her this blog and prove to her once and for all that legos certainly do have their place as part of a food group.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

My two favourite things! LEGO and cake!

Not wishing to be a pedant Jen - but the correct collective noun for LEGO is LEGO adding the S is a crime within the AFOL community similar to ....
... well ok I can't think of anything it's similar too. It's just not done.

Great post - just wait till I pass the word around the AFOLs

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraussiechef67

I am friends with the guy who made the cake in his house (with all the bins in the background).

He helped me with my Trig homework in high school. Eric's a really awesome guy.

I wonder if he's aware he's been brought up on this blog. He is generally amused by the attention :)" REL="nofollow">here's the rest of his lego portfolio. Some nifty stuff in here

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPurpleRN

There are a LOT of adult lego users out there all over the world. You should see my basement!!! So these were especially sweet. Thanks.

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNyk

i worked at legoland for 2 year. i worked as an orientation leader and would spend my time training all our new recruits (or as we were called, model citizens, MC for short)i loved my job there and shockingly i knew a ton of the MCs who were called our model builders... yes they got paid the big bucks to play with legos all year round! well... i have to say now that i have moved away to japan because of my hubby and his military career this sunday sweet sure has taken me back and makes me remember all the wonderful smiles i would see out in that park. i sure do miss those days... especially all the celebrities i met... in all this has got to be my favorite cake post on cake wrecks so far... man that first picture made me almost cry... it sure is the best place to work!

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpitchersbakery

ps for all of you out there if you want to say multiple lego pieces... we always had to say LEGO BRICKS! hope that helps. also if you wanted to know LEGO in german stands for play well... so everyone play well! oh and if you all wanted to know LEGO bricks began as a furniture store... then kirk christenson came up with LEGO bricks, and eventually his factory was burnt to the ground by his son, so he re-built and searched for a way to improve his LEGO bricks. thats when plastic was invented... then soon came the plastic lego bricks.... the rest is history!

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpitchersbakery

Love the on that looks like its being built by the lego men... very cool!

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Jumpin Monkies, truly inspirational, but really, Lego wedding cake.....erm no I really don't get that, I think I lead a too sheltered life. Perhaps.

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJay

At first I felt sad that my wedding cake was so "normal" but then I realized that these Sunday Sweet cakes probably cost a lot of money so I will enjoy pictures of them and be happy that my cake came included with my reception deal :-) although I wonder what I would have come up with had I had no limits.... hmmm... possibilities are endless... a nascar racetrack made of legos? a lego church? a lego beach scene to go with my "not on a beach" beach themed wedding??

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Hey guys,

I'm always amazed that Wrecks causes so many grammatical showdowns. I do have to ask though who determined how LEGO should be pluralized? I mean, when you think about it, the Frisbee Company sells Frisbees. If the LEGO company sells LEGO bricks, than they should either be referred to as "Lego bricks" or in the more-common-to-the-rest-of-the-world "LEGOs". Honestly, it sounds a bit snooty to use LEGO for the plural. I'm just saying...

May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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