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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: More Potter!

Once a week here on Cake Wrecks we post the best of the best of the best cakes out there. And most of the time, the comments go a little something like this:

"Oooooohh pretty!"

Last week, however, sparked a debate rarely seen in these parts, and instead of comments we got seven page dissertations on popular 20th century children's literature and its effect on modern culture and resulting religious, racial and socioeconomic implications. And guess who had to moderate all those comments? That's right: me.




So this week, we're going to look at some more Potter sweets, but we're gonna do it a bit differently. This week we're gonna look at the pretty pictures, and when we're done, we're gonna do our comments Twitter style, meaning 140 letters or less. Capisce? Everybody with me? Okay then. Here goes.

(Made by Yulia)

Ooooh, pretty.

(Made by WhiplashGirlchild)

Lookit the potion bottle! Cool!

(Made by Courtney Clark of Cake Nouveau)

Game of Quidditch, anyone?

(Made by Pricilla from Pricilla's Cottage)

Bernard, you lucky bum.

(Made by Chotda)

This is a Mandrake, and I'm pretty sure the pot is cake, too.

(Made by Springlakecakes)

It must have been deeply satisfying to take a bite out of the Monster Book of Monsters.

(Made by Britta)

It lights up! Like magic!

(Made by Deanna's Aunt Despina and found here)

Awww. Hedwig's looking charmingly chubby here.

And that wraps up our Potter Sweets - hope you all enjoyed!

As always, if you'd like to nominate a Sweet you can send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: Harry Potter

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Reader Comments (229)

Those are nicely done cakes. I like the Monster Book Best. Does anyone do Disc World Cakes? Terry Pratchett is "Da Bomb".

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"oooooooooh pretty!" :D

I love the Potter Cakes...Too bad nobody made a Professor Snape cake *g*

*counting letters..1..2..3* :)

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

These are so awesome... the one with the glasses on it is so beautiful. I love the scarf knit pattern detail!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ooooo Pretty! Seriously, these are awesome. I wish I had that type of talent!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteffi

Ooooh, Pretty. :)

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Nicely done all the way around!

WV - urocke. And yes, you do.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfrigglesnitz

Some people ruin it for all of us!! You should just delete the ones who make such comments and save yourself some time!

The cake with the pot is just amazing, well, all of them are, but that one struck me the most. Love'em, keep'em coming!!

These cakes are beautiful!!! You're giving me ideas for a future birthday cake... :)

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Love the snitch in the second cake, so tiny and perfect!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDottiePark

despite the penguin proportions, Hedwig is lovely. brillo cakemaking

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMickle in NZ

Those are gorgeous! Far better than any HP cake I've made.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I have been looking forward to this post all week! How about you just keep doing a Harry Potter theme (good and bad cakes) for another... I don't know... month or so? Please!!!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I agree! Where's the Snape Cake? I'd like to take a bite out of him- rawr!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

These are fantastic!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

The Mandrake and the Monster Book of Monsters made me squee, and the Hogwarts cake is wonderful. Simple, yet breathtaking.

WV: ordbas - I worked for my bruvva, and 'e was a really 'ordbas to work for.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercoeurdechoeur

Is the monster book of monsters a cake for Tom Riddle?

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulianne

oooh, "bloody brillant!" What talent. One day I hope to exhibit even a miniscule amount of their ability! {bows in awe the cakey greatness}

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Hahhahaha, "Ooooooh Pretty" XD. I'm not a potter fan but those cakes are pretty damn amazing.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersweet_little_angel

These are all awesome! What I want to know is how do these little (under 10 yrs old) kids keep getting such amazing birthday cakes?? Can they even appreciate it?

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

I am always open-mouthed at the cakes on your site; at least on Sunday it's for beauty's sake! ^_^ Love the feathers on that snitch. Exquisite.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

Bernard's cake is my fave.


July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I WANT the mandrake cake! Please? (@Anonymous RE Pratchett: I just discovered him, and I so agree.)

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLibrarianJessica

oh, i want them all. does it get any better than two of the best things ever, combined into one? I mean really, cake and potter!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertangeria

Amazing! Love the Mandrake!!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTruly Hideous Gifts

I love the mandrake cake! Very cool.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzie

The snitch one looks amazing - I wonder how they did the wings?
And my word verification is "monsti"

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAutistTree

Wow! These were all "sweet" - especially Bernard's cake. It was very Potter-sophisticated.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandomly G-Licious

The problem with these cakes is they are so gorgeous I wouldn't want to eat them. The mandrake cake is so clever!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdanger girl

I wish they were all mine! They're all so beautiful! The mandrake one is especially creative. And the Monster Book...

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the Mandrake is amazing! if the pot is a cake, it looks like real terra cotta!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Miscia

Ha ha ha. I almost never read the comments here but your post made me go back to read the last HP comments. H-I-Larious! Lets just say that I will never again take such a serious stance on HP as I have in the past. Who wants to act like that?

LOVE the mandrake cake!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMy Ice Cream Diary

Oh Pretty! Sorry for your poor eyes last time.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly


July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRay-Ray

Yummy, and pretty. Especially like the Snitch cake.

wv: losaa: I still have losaa words left.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Mandrake=genius! I never would have thought to even do one!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhello jessi!

Oooohhh Pretty!!
The Mandrake root is simply perfect and adorable...and the crystals pouring!! Stunning!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle P

Cakeous Nonwreckia!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergrimperspective

Wow. Can't believe all the ruckus after last week's post. Hello? This blog is about great cakes. And these are spectacular. Thanks for the daily posts of humor and the beautiful Sunday Sweets. Love your blog! (Hoping you overlook my extra characters since I've been so flattering. ;) )

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Cakeous Nonwreckia!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergrimperspective

Wow. Those are just incredible. The Hogwarts cake that lights up is fantastic!

~Amy B.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Wow, I have some of those in dollhouse miniature on my blog! But made out of fimo rather than cake. And tiny rather than large and awesome like these.
I'm seriously considering getting into cake decorating at some point - seems similar to fimo sometimes.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiving's Miniatures

That little owl on the first book reminded me of "School House Rocks" and I felt a little bad that I *kinda* would have loved to see that little owl lecturing in Hogwarts...

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShadowsfyre

They are all awesome, though the mandrake cake is my fav.

wv: murdnest - where murds call home.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

Oooh pretty! haha Seriously though, these are absolutely brilliant! I definitely want a Harry Potter related cake for my next Birthday! =)

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I second what Jennifer said - can we keep the Potter theme going for awhile? ;)

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRemy

I think the mandrake cake is amazing. And proves that some people do have a little Neville in them, it's not just me!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Ooooohh, pretty! :-)

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Loved them! (and the movies and the books!) Thanks for the Discworld links, Anon! I heart Pratchett!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I heart you.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

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