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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: Movie Time

Uh, hello?

[tapping microphone] HellOOOooo! Is this thing on?

Huh. Well, apparently, everybody who reads this blog is either recovering from eggnog hangovers or camping in a secluded cabin in the wilderness with no internet service or toilet paper. So.

It's just you... and me.

[spritzing breath spray] [dimming lights] [slipping on red velvet smoking jacket]

Well, hello there. Come here often? Me, too!

So...seen any good movies lately?

Sub'd by Kristin C. and made by Kelly's Creations

Ah, I loved Mary Poppins when I was a kid. Sadly, I haven't seen it in like 20 years so I'm just gonna assume that this cake makes total sense.

By Annie of Annie's Art Book

Kung Fu Panda! Hand-painted landscapes! Nifty little scrolly things!


By Amanda V. of Bluebird Cakes

In case you weren't one of the eight people who saw A Bee Movie, this guy is from A Bee Movie. Which was aptly named. Unless maybe they'd gone with C or D movie, of course. [zing!] This cake, however, is A+ all the way.

Well, they did make a Phantom of the Opera movie. Which was pretty good, as I recall. By which I mean I recall lots and lots of cleavage. Mrow. Sadly, this cake is a bit of a bust in the cleavage department, though. [bah-dum-CHA]

Sub'd by Rei and made by Julie of Blue Cupcake

Awww, check out this adorable Wizard of Oz cake and cupcakes! Love the "tornado" at the bottom. (Is it wrong that I'm singing "The Wizard and I" in my head right now?)

Sub'd by Ashley C. and made by Glenda's Good Witch Goodies

Bom ba bom bommmm, bom ba BOMMMM

Ok, now I have the Raiders theme stuck in my head. And this cake is face-meltingly awesome, too. (See what I did there?)

Sub'd by Siubhan B. and made by Cool Cakes

Wow. This Mad Hatter's hat from the latest Alice in Wonderland movie is the sum of awe. Or awesome. Or both. I'm digging the tiny tea sets and the "fabric" texture.

Sub'd by Brenda T. and made by The KupKake Tree

Oooh, so pretty! So life-like! It's almost like you could just reach out and touch it, you know?

And finally, my most favorite favorite:

Sub'd by Terri J. and made by Sugar

Seriously. Bubo here (the mechanical owl from Clash of the Titans) just might be my favorite Sweet ever. But, ya know, I dig owls. In fact, maybe I should see the remake sometime...

Oh. Or not.

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (73)

Cool cakes. I saw Bee Movie, and it was pretty cute, but not hysterical.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, some of us are up and awake.

I don't know about cleavage, but there was lots of Gerard Butler in it. Yum.

As for the remake of Titans, It was ok, just not worth the 3d version of it.

And I love the Hatter and Raiders cakes. Double yum.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterev

I grew up in the era when HBO only had the rights to about a dozen movies, one of which was the Harry Hamlin Clash of the Titans. I watched it until I knew every line. Took me 3 tries to watch the new one--I kept falling asleep! Yeah, the Medusa's gorgeous and I'm a total snake nut, but even she couldn't save the movie for me. In the end, having waded through that pile of , I can at least be glad they finally convinced me Liam Neeson & Ralph Fiennes (spelling?) are NOT the same person.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersilentmenagerie

And as far as I can see, the sign on the Kung Fu Panda cake are even written correctly! With strokes in right order and all! ^^

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiandra

That Mad Hatter cake is awesome.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEm

Yeah, the new Clash of the Titans was pretty disappointing. Such promise! Such potential! And they stomped all over it. Thank goodness we didn't pay $10 to see it in theaters!

My fav today is the Hatter cake! Astounding. The Mary Poppins cake is cute, too, and something you don't often see. And yes, it makes sense (the creepy bird on top is the handle on her umbrella)

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

John, you and Jen must "Step in Time" to your Netflix queue and rent "Mary Poppins", just so you can appreciate how brilliant the cake is. The top flowered tier had me perplexed until I realized it is Mary Poppins' magic bag. The penguins are waiters from inside Bert's chalk drawing. You should snuggle down with a bag of popcorn (which now costs much more than "tuppence a bag"), sprinkle on a "Spoonful of Sugar" and enjoy the movie. Chim Chim Cher-ee!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Scher

Great cakes! So for the Mary Poppins cake, the top is her magical handbag (the one she can pull anything out of--I love that part) and her umbrella with the talking parrot head for the handle is sticking out of it. And the penguins are one of my favorites! The dancing cartoon penguins when the gang jumps into the chalk drawing and goes into "cartoon land" as I call it ;) And well the bottom, you can see Mary's silhouette as she's gliding over the smoke stacks of London :) Oh OH! And I just noticed that the stripe pattern behind the penguins is based on the striped suit that Dick Van Dyke (ie Bert) wears in "cartoon land"! Yeah, I love me some Mary Poppins too :)

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I always enjoy Sunday Sweets but I especially loved this week's post!
Oh, and lucky me, I got the Cake Wrecks calendar for Christmas:)

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

I love the Phantom of the opera cake. That was very cool.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

We're here on the West Coast! Merry Christmas , er, the day after, and thanks for such a fun month of holiday and , not so holiday, wrecks and sweets!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpebblekeeper

The cakes are great, but as a theatre nerd, I'm very bothered by the Phantom of the Opera cake. The mask is totally wrong! The Phantom wears a mask that only covers the left half of his face- not that weird looking whole-face mask that's on the top of that one. The cake is gorgeous, though!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey John and Jen, can we pleeeeaase have a Phantom of the Opera Sunday Sweets sometime??

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChantelle

I love the Wizard of Oz cake and the Wicked reference!! Awesome!!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Although I wasn't a big fan of the Clash of the Titans remake, there is a brief cameo by Bubo.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE that Wizard of Oz cake... it doesn't hurt that it's my absolute favorite movie of all time, but damn - that cake is awesome!

Would it be weird to get that for my 25th birthday?

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAriel

I actually paid extra to see Clash of the Titans in 3D, what a waste of money! And the only appearance of the owl was in a trash heap. The owl was the best thing about the original!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

I love Mary Poppins and have seen it too many times to count. Loved Linda's comment more than the cake though, because in the mirror you can see the talking parrot umbrella handle is missing his eye on the other side. Other than that its fabulous!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJackie the Artsy

Bah. I don't really like any of these cakes. =/

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJW

No, don't waste time seeing the remake. Instead, go watch Shyaporn's Clash of the Titans (in 60 seconds). It's more entertaining.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisagems

An Indiana Jones cake??!!! Squeel!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

The new version of Clash of the Titans does have a very short cameo by Bubo, and thus may be worth renting it for $1.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOutback Jon

"The Wizard & I" is from "wicked", not "The wizard of Oz" :)

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

all of these are amazing, but that hatter cake looks like you could actually wear it! for someone who sells antiques, to see that crunchy worn old leather on a pastry is mind-boggling!

As for Bubo, I thought I could have him as a pet when I was a kid. I was in love w/that owl! Just seeing this cake makes up for that.


December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Elman

Lol Silentmenagerie...I can so relate to your post. I've never had HBO, but I loved the original Clash of the Titans. I applaud your endurance @ being able to make it through the remake. I fell asleep 3 times while watching it with the BF. Sooo glad I didn't waste $$$ on seeing it in the theaters!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrezz

I LOVE the mad hatter cake - now that is some amazing detail work.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkwishee

I *want* that Raiders cake (macabre-ness of chomping Indy's head off aside).

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ. R. W.

Sweet! Love all these. I was baffled for a minute, too, with the bird-head umbrella. Good stuff.
There had to be snakes on the Indiana Jones cake. Love it.
Bubo! I love him so much and that's just a perfect rendition of the little chirpy guy. The Harryhausen stop=motion animation in the first was just awesome. The re-make was good, but not that memorable.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeb in atlanta

My brother and I went to see Clash of the TItans (his wife refused to join us) as we had grown up loving the original. We had very low expectations going in and left saying "Wow, that wasn't actually as bad as we predicted. It was still pretty bad though."

If you can deal with the poor acting, and ignore that the women are a commodity for heroes, and a bit of racial typecasting (more or less what you have to ignore for most American action films), there is a lot of eye-candy and nifty action scenes.

On the other hand, the Wizard of Oz cupcakes are charmingly well done.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

Bubo is my favorite part of Clash of the Titans. He had a little cameo in the remake. It was the only thing I enjoyed about that movie.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

I love the old clash of the titans... that owl is amazing.. perfect rendition!

I'm not really up or awake. Mostly stuffed. But in my semi-dazed state of post-turkey leftovers, I still had enough energy to appreciate the Sunday Sweets.

(And yes, the facebook stalker feed helps...)

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

Just so you know, it's never, never wrong to get a Wicked song stuck in your head. In fact, if I ever fall out of a plane or off of a tall building and am wooshing towards death, my final thoughts will be the lyrics to "Defying Gravity."

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbbie

So, being a big fan of all things Oz, I had a total squee moment seeing that Wizard of Oz cake! Which repeated again once I saw the Alice in Wonderland cake! Two of my favorite stories in the world in cake form. Love it!! I may have to have the Oz cake for my wedding cake...

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJabby

The mechanical owl from Clash of the Titans is my favorite!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Howard

I'm here! I'm reading!
Awesome posts, as always.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

I really hope that I'll be able to see Wicked while it's here in Tucson. I think Wicked allusion is okay in Wizard of Oz comment.

The cakes are just gorgeous. I'll have to think of other Indiana Jones scenes like pulling a heart out of someone's chest ... nice cake. I'd love to see what someone would do with a Jack Sparrow cake. The only problem would be lots of dark icing. Edible dreadlocks. Hm ...

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

"Did that really just happen? Have I actually understood that this weird quirk I try to suppress or hide is a talent?"


December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn

Okay, please don't bash me for not knowing this because I have never seen the Phantom of the Opera movie but:

"__ sweet music's throne to this kingdom __"

Would someone please be kind enough to fill in the blanks?

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bubo had a cameo in the remake.

wv: reele

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkimsch

Dude, that Bubo cakes looks better than the claymation one from the movie. Just saying...

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNama

The Mary Poppins cake is perfect - it's full on details from the movie and what I can only assume are the favorite parts of the recipient and the PAINTING on the bottom tier...

Sigh. I love it and my 3 year old is currently obsessed. Awesome.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah_the_Nosher

Never see the remake of Clash of the Titans if you liked the original. Never ever.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrydwynn

I'd enjoy these more if I wasn't green with jealousy that a 7 year old got that awesome Indy cake!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStefRobrts

Full quote for the Phantom cake: "I have brought you to the seat of sweet music's throne/To this kingdom where all must pay homage to music."

They did make a very good movie of "Phantom of the Opera"--in the 1920s. The 2004 version? I wouldn't recommend it, unless you really, really need a clevage fix. Even then I'd keep the mute button on.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ahh! I love this post!! The owl and the Phantom cakes were definitely the best!! (I don't remember any creepy head things in Mary Poppins, but then I haven't seen it for about three years or so...who knows. :D)

Thanks for the Raiders-theme-Wicked-soundtrack medley that's now running through my head! (No sarcasm--that's surprisingly a really cool mix! ;D)

Oh, yeah the Hatter cake was fantabulous also. Thanks a ton, and thanks for all your charity support you've done and helped others to do! You rock completely and utterly, guys! :D

~Eve S. D'ropper, of

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEve S. D'ropper

*singing with you*

"...the wizard and I!"

Oh, and Phantom of the Opera was a wonderful movie(and that cake is wonderful too!)

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLivingInSong

The first cake of Mary Poppins- The top is the bag she carried where she had lots of stuff hidden inside- she kept pulling out everything from it.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPachu

LOVE the Mary Poppins!!

Sweet, sweet Sunday Sweets!

Thanks for another day of gorgeous!


December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

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