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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 Gets Fruity!

My New Year's resolution this year is to eat healthier. Like making spinach smoothies or whatever it is all the kids are doing these days. More veggies. Definitely more fruit.

Do you think this would count?

By Planet Cake

Why it's dripping with healthiness!
Ok, fine, so maybe the apples are technically made from fondant, but baby steps, people.


How about this?

By Carrie's Cakes

I think these are actually real grapes. I can't tell under that sparkly glaze of sugar, but I'm pretty sure. A slice or two of this for my mid-morning snack, and I'll be in marathon shape in no time!


I'm talking about a TV marathon, of course. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, anyone?

By The Cake Whisperer

And here comes my face into this cake, because it looks irresistible. Don't worry though, it's totally healthy. It's probably peach flavored, so that evens everything out.


I've also heard that adding lemon slices to your water has some health benefits.

By Miso Bakes

So, the same obviously goes for adding cute fondant lemons to anything. Let's not overlook the tastebud benefits and decorative benefits either.


Anyway, I think we all know that the secret is MODERATION. It just takes a little math.

By Ashley Cakes

One bowl of cherries is less than or equal to three tiers of delicious cake. See? It's not that hard.


And I'd call this a "well balanced" meal.

By Noah Weston



Now, it wouldn't be too hard to convince me to eat fresh strawberries right off the vine.

By Betty's Sugar Dreams

What's that you say? These are fondant too? Impossible! Too incredibly life-like. I will eat them all just to prove you wrong!


OK, you were right.
But THESE berries are totally the real deal.

By Truly Custom Cakery

In fact, I love a decadent heap of raspberries on my morning bowl of oatmeal and flaxseed. Minus the oatmeal. And flaxseed. Plus the cake.


But look, you can't tell me that there's not some nutritional value here. I see plenty of greenery.

By Sweet Tooth Creations

Not only that, but fondant is made from two simple ingredients, sugar and corn syrup. CORN syrup? Sounds healthy enough to me. (Is it just me, or does it look like those are his-and-hers pears up there? Oh, wait. Pair of pears. I just got it. Nevermind.)


Whew, with all this eating right, I think it's time to reward myself.

Baker unknown.

Five layers of pineappley perfection. That should do it.
Yep, I'm feeling really good about this year!


Have a Sweet to nominate? Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks(dot)com.

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Reader Comments (26)

Next week -- veggie cakes? (Hey, we need balance... And I LOVE buttercream asparagus.)

As I type this, it's 5 degrees here. (And the Broncos -- AKA "Orange Crush" -- lost, which makes it feel 10 degrees colder.) All this sweet, sunny fruitiness was just the lift I needed. Thanks, Linsdsey! Oh, and is it wrong that I want to make earrings out of those lemon slices?

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Such pretty cakes! And so healthy! I think that pineapple one is for Shawn and Juliette's wedding on Psych!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRikki

It's 2 degrees here in sunny-to-be Nampa...and since Nampa is close in spelling to Napa which -- not to be confused with the auto parts store -- has a valley where grapes are grown, I will defintiely take a healthy slice of cake #2. My eyes continue to bug-out when that cake comes into view. In fact, it is so mesmerizing that I think a second healthy slice is in order.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Such pretty healthiness :D

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I can't get over how cute that cherry cake is. I had never thought of decorating a wedding cake with fresh fruit. These are all lovely!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Honey-BooBoo? REally? You couldn't pick another subject for a marathon? Like Twilight Zone (syfy has TZ marathons every holiday). No Honey Boo Boo and no Jersey Shore.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy in SoFla

Loooove the peach cake. Might not have anything to do with how much I love the color pewch/coral. Yeah, I'd take a nice "healthy" slice of the raspberry cake, too.

(Currently 14 degrees here in SE Iowa...brrr)

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Great... Now I have to go and buy cake. Thanks a lot! Yummmmmmmmmm......

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMommy23Melody

Definitely lots of Vitamin See here...

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

as per usual, these all look amazing, but what really stood out to me this wk is the difference the background makes. if you look at pictures 1 (the apple tree), 4 (the lemon-y cake), and 9 (the pears), the cake makes that much more of an impression with the tied in details of the setting. anyway...great job to all the bakers and thanks as always for sharing.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermickeyp415

The painted tiers on the grape cake is my favorite feature on these. The apple trees are delightful, though!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Stunning! Way too pretty to eat!!!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat

That lemon cake is a pop-art masterpiece. Stunning in its simplicity. Bravo. Now send it to me please.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Too pretty to eat but you seriously lost brownie points from this Georgia Peach to bring Honey Boo Boo into this posting! We don't claim trash!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCBB

Really nice job today, Lindsey. If laughter is good for the body and soul, you're comments today helped me meet my resolutions! Thank you!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

A better marathon to watch would be "Duck Dynasty." Maybe that could be a Sunday Sweets theme - cakes with ducks and/or camoflage. These cakes were very pretty.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane1611

I've never seen anything like the one that uses the tree trunk to support the second tier. It looks beautiful and gravity-defying at the same time.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKay

The cherries cake makes me happy!
Heat wave in Texas: 44°
Thanks! They're all beautiful!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTaffy Cake

Beautiful. Stunning beyond words! Thanks!!!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

Raspberries for breakfast. That totally works for me!
@Sharyn ~ Buttercream asparagus is about the only way I'll eat it. :)

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

It was over 70 degrees in Orlando today- I truly object to sweating like a pig in January just doing usual shopping. :( Some day I'll live somewhere that has real winters like TN or NC. (dreamy sigh) Of course, someone will have to teach me how to drive in snow. I cannot image 2 or 7 degrees. I've been in a shock freezer which was -20 so I've felt real cold before- but it was only a few minutes at a time so I know it doesn't count.

@Sharyn I thought earrings out of the lemon slices, too!

I want a dress made like the peach cake. I'd never wear it- how would you sit down?- but I want it. Love the swirly kind of ruffles.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

The only appropriate cakes to eat during a Honey Boo Boo marathon are the mass produced, prepackaged kind filled with lots of "healthy" corn syrup. If Georgia's on your mind, try to class it up a bit and watch Gone with the Wind or Designing Women instead. Heck, Tyler Perry as Madea would be a better choice.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

New "What they got" challenge in 3...2...1... Wow. These are amazing.

I wear a jacket when it's 70. Of course, it's headed below freezing tonight here in formerly sunny SoCal, which is why I'm holed up in an upstairs room with computers and evil incandescent light bulbs to keep from purchasing the local gas company on the installment plan. Makes going downstairs an adventure, but hey, who (besides me) doesn't like wearing multiple layers of clothing at home -- freedom of movement and not being an abject klutz are highly overrated.

46 degrees in the church sanctuary this morning, but it reached a comfortable temperature about the time the service ended. Gloves are a real impediment to playing most instruments -- bass guitar is no exception.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I LOVE the tree cake; that is brilliant!

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

i adore rasberries and they are incredibly good for you, so i bags the rasberries!
the painting on the grapes cake is a master piece.I think they are either unripe mini grapes or disguised red and white currents, all todays sweets are just totaly
B R E A T H T A K I N G.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

I knew that vegetarianism had its rewards lol

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuzieQ

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