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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 TREATS: Halloween!

You know when you go to a haunted house, how there's the usual super scary corpse-undertaker-chasing-you-with-a-blood-covered-chainsaw section? And across the parking lot there's the happy-hayride-pumpkin-patch-and-face-painting-with-the-kids section? That's where you'll find today's Halloween Sweets. (The skulls and creepy-crawlies are next week. Get prepared). But today there's nothing to be scared about, except overdosing on cuteness!

Not to mention sweetness.

By Rebecca of Sugar Creations

A cake covered in candy? I can handle that. 


How luscious is this caramel apple cake? It looks so real I'm tempted to take a bite just for authenticity's sake.

By Andrea's SweetCakes


I'm trying to be scared by this spooky graveyard cake, but ... nope! Too cute! See the wee little jack-o-lantern?

By Crafty Confections


Hmmm, speaking of jack-o-lanterns maybe I'll try to carve all of mine out of cake this year, because a) smaller odds of accidentally stabbing myself again, and b) tastier leftovers!

By The Ladygloom


Now this is a happy cake!

Made by Cake Central member preciouspjs

These monsters don't want to eat your entrails, they just want to see you smile! Love the different textures of 'fur.'


Ok, this next cake is by far the absolute cutest thing I've seen all day:

By Jen's Cakery

And that includes those newborn hedgehog pictures that are going around the internet and also my own children.


If some awesome person delivered these amazing cookies to my house, I would ban everyone from eating them, and display them as decorations instead. All year long.

By East Coast Cookies


It's never too soon to introduce the kids to Halloween, and not just because that means more free candy for you! (No, actually that's a good enough reason.)

By SugarRush Treats

SO CUTE! Look at the tiny droplets of blood on the vampire's fangs!


Now, if you are not delighted by this cake and its vivid colors, bats silhouetted by the moon and baby grand piano, you might be a Halloween Scrooge.

By The Well Dressed Cake

(Coincidentally, if you are looking for a great Halloween movie, rent A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey, because that was the scariest shiz I've ever seen.)


The more I look at this cake, the more I'm floored by the details:

By Andrea's SweetCakes

 Tiny bones and fallen leaves. Itty bitty bats with fangs! Haphazardly hanging shutters! And so well-done too. I've never seen skeletons and gravestones looks so gosh darn adorable.


And finally, can you make it past the fearful fondling tentacles and eerie eyeballs of this cake? Beyond the ghostly guardian, over the circular sentinels, through the clingy cobwebs and up the slimy staircase to the haunted mansion?

By Good Gracious Cakes

 Go on, try it. I double dare you.

Yeah, you go on ahead...

I'll uh, just be over here getting my face painted.


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


Ok, last one of these, I promise: Pro bakers, due to a few last-minute cancellations we're again looking for volunteers in St. Louis, Orlando, and Austin to make the cakes for our book tour parties. Are you the Wrecker we're looking for? Please e-mail us if you're interested!

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Reader Comments (30)

OMG those are all so sweet, I love the monster cake, so cute and funny :D

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I marvel at the artistry of the fondant - but who actually wants to EAT that stuff? blech

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

So cute!! Love them all

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShans

All of those cakes are absolutely, positively, adorable! Sunday Sweets never ceases to fail, in my own honest opinion.

Great job. :)

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Hunter

That carmel apple cake is so spectacular. It just amazingly authentic looking. Wow!

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I've always admired realistic art, and that luscious caramel apple cake looks more caramel apple than cake. How on earth do they do it?

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

The monsters have uvulas. Amazing.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzhoen

I admire the witch's style on picture number seven, she looks a bit like Daisy on the Mario games. :)

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaylee


I love fondant icing. I think I'm the only person on Earth who does. It's buttercream I can't stand. Or anything from a can.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNerdessence

The caramel apple cake is just amazing, but I'll take any of these.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

These are gorgeous!

One look at the monster cake had my hand cramping with sympathy.

Thanks, Jen!

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

As someone whose birthday is actually on Halloween, I am especially giddy over these cakes! Oh man, if only someone would make me one for my birthday... :p They're all so beautiful and cute!

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten D.

out to halloween cutify the outside of the house - I feel all inspired!

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspel chek

ROFLmeow! Love the monsters… "IN SOVIET RUSSIA, CAKE EATS YOU."

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMadSciKat =^..^=

Beautiful cakes and cookies. I would have a hard time taking a knife to any of those gorgeous cake creations.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Those are so sweet! I just love Libby's birthday cake.

9 days until Toronto!
This is a sweet post, and there is nothing wrecky to pick on. So, today's annoying countdown song is about how sickening some of the real wrecks are. (And I'm showing my age by using The Thompson Twins' "Hold Me Now".)

I have a picture of cake on my screen
But it looks so disturbing
It’s making me queasy
Is this a bad dream?
Looking at Cake Wrecks
How can I eat now?
I guess at this point I’ll be glad
If my breakfast burrito stays down.

OoOh, OoOoOh
Hold it down….

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

All very cute, but October 31 is also Reformation Day. Major points if anyone finds any good Martin Luther, 95 Theses on the church door at Wittenburg, or Diet of Worms cakes...:-)

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNo Capes

Me want monster cake!

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonkaloosa

You aren't kidding about the Jim Carey movie! I had to turn it off!!!!

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

O M G! The Well Dressed cake is simply SPOOK-tacular! LOVE IT!

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Oh man I am squeeing with glee at those tiny lil jack o' lanterns. I want them all lol.

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

What if someone -- not me of course -- has 'issues' with 6-legged spiders?

"Sunday Sweets never ceases to fail"?

95 theses or Diet of Worms cakes. Right. I get both references, but a wreckerator? Surely we haven't reached the point of having to set up wrecks...

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I was looking for some halloween inspiration - wow! Those cakes and cookies are really great!

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrighton Baker

Wow, the caramel apple cake is so cute! I love it!

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

So beautiful! Am always awed/impressed/green with envy when I see the Sunday Sweets. Such skill!

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

anyone know how to get a hold of 'east coast cookies'?!?!?! she does an amazing job!!!!!!

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLara

For a second I thought that the words Crafty Confections were on that third cake, but that's a watermark on the photo. (and "Niamh" is pronounced "Nev" - a common Irish girls' name)

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterxevo

No Capes, you are officially awesome. I'm still trying to figure out how to teach Reformation Day for Sunday.

October 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

That last cake has the coolest replicas of vintage papier mache Halloween decorations (the cat face, jack o lantern and the witch) ! What a great shout out to the vintage lovers in the audience!

October 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Aaaah!! can't believe I made it to Sunday Sweets :) (the girly monster cake) psyched :)

November 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjessica C.

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