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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: Be My Valentine

Ahhh, love is in the air, my friends! Can you smell it? It's kind of a mix of roses and chocolate and really gigantic cupcakes:

By Cakes by M3

 Mmmm. Lovely.


Or, if you prefer more traditional red roses:

By Nicky Grant

 Actually, I guess these aren't quite traditional, since they're made of sugar. That makes them superior to real roses, though, because they'll never wilt, they don't have thorns, and, of course, they're the best kind to carry in your teeth while doing the Tango. (NOMZ)

Plus, look at the shine on that chocolate! Wowza!


Speaking of chocolate, doesn't it look great with baby pink?

By Sarah Louise Cakes

And all that piping! Sarah has a seriously steady hand.


This cutie-pie first birthday cake may have the most perfect edible bow EVER:

 By Cakes by Dusty

I can't decide which I want to do more: wear it in my hair or eat it. :D


But if a whole cake is too much for you, then how about a few elegantly iced cookies?

Every time I look at this, I pick a new favorite. First it was the cross-stiched heart with the lace trim. Then the swirly heart on the lower left. But now I just spotted the brush embroidery on that winged heart back there, ooh! And look at the little heart next to it with the intricate scrolly bits!


Now here's a funky cool modern design:

By Choice Cakes

 The structure of this cake fascinates me, and the lilies are totally playing tricks on my eyes: are the ones on the cakes painted or 3D? The center stamen *look* 3D, but I can't tell!


This is just about the sweetest, cheeriest bouquet you could ever ask for:

By Crowning Cakes

I would hang a picture of this cake on my wall in a fun scrolly picture frame just so I can stare at it and smile all day. It's that cheerful.


And, what's this? ANOTHER perfect bow?


 By macesicnada

WOW. And I'm digging all the scrolly details inside the hearts - and those little heart buttons! Ack! SO CUTE.


And look at this red, white, and black beauty:

By Torte di nadia

So many great techniques here: the lace trim, the tufted quilting, the dripping streamers...!! I don't just love this cake; I am IN LOVE with this cake.


And I'm over the moon for this fabulous design featuring Cupid's bow and arrow:

By Precious Taarten

I suddenly want to see Katniss Everdeen dressed up as Cupid. Hee! Except, wait...Cupid doesn't wear anything, does he? Whoah, that got awkward fast. NEVER MIND.


And finally, I think it's only fitting to end with a LOVE-themed wedding cake, don't you?

By nice icing

SO SWEET. From the old-style typography to the blue birds to the double heart topper to those colors, I am completely smitten!

Hope you guys are, too - if only with this cakes! - and that you have a wonderful Valentine's and Mardi Gras this week!

Have a Sweet to nomiate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com! And be sure to check our Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Reader Comments (20)

Wow. Some of those are just PERFECT. I've always wondered how they're able to create these things.

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSydney

OMG - all of them! But my favorite is the one by macesicnada - it looks like Delft tilework, only in red instead of blue!

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

So sweet I could die :D

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

These were amazing! I can't decide between macesicnada and torte di nadia for what I hope my husband brings home for my birthday today but I'm sure I will end up with something from the base commissary instead. They do have quite yummy cupcakes so that is ok too!

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarrieG

That red, black, and white cake made me think of Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

And this is why I gave up on doing cakes for a living. Gorgeous!

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracey S.

Some people have a BLACK HEART. That one cake has no less than THREE.

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

So odd that the only real ribbon bow (Crowning Cakes, pink roses) looks so bad compared to the fondant ones. Otherwise, cakes universally fabulous!

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCelinda Kate

Chocolate and baby pink is a great combo - those are the colours of my kitchen, along with a little white and silver...add some white piping and those silver sugar beads, and you have an idea of what it looks like. :)

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Naked Cupid you say? I'm thinking Hawkeye.

Yeah, Jeremy Renner can play cupid for me ANY day.

-- The Wife

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Wife

So the top one is a cake that looks like a floral arrangement that looks like a cupcake. Woah, meta. (Not to mention, super cute)

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteranon

The last cake was super cute! I see many a wreck in the future as wreckerators think "Hey! I can make this cake. It's just a bunch of scrunched up fondant!" ;)

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermomswimmer

Wow, someone managed to steer a conversation about cakes to Jeremy Renner. I LOVE cupid cakes now. I tip my hat to you, "The Wife." :)

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

I just re-watched The Avengers yesterday so I'm completely in on the Renner 4 Cupid vote! With the black hearts cakes (so gorgeous) can we throw Hiddleston in the mix, too? (pretty please)

I couldn't pick a favorite from these cakes but I love the soft, swirly roses on the top one and that pillowy tufing on the torde di nadia cake!!

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Um, yeah. That torte di nadia cake is definitely a valentine's cake with a hidden message!

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

AWWW Pretty!!
I love theses, apropriatley...
BTW its normal for cupid to wear a very short toga type dress and a wreath of leaves on his head here in the UK.

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Okay, Alison & Barbara Anne, I am totally in favor of Renner as naked Cupid and Hiddleston as black hearted baddie. Best. Valentine's Day. Ever.

Really, when ISN'T a conversation improved by bringing it around to nekkid Renner? Throwing in Hiddleston is just icing on the cake. Heh.

-- The Wife

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Wife

OK, looking at the cookies - who else thinks of Ferris Buehler when they look at the t-shirt/vest cookie?

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLori

squee! so beautiful!

February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChef Barbie

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