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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: Boo-tiful Treats!

Halloween is just five days away! Are you ready to par-tay?

Good. 'Cuz this Sweet stack is making my inner girly ghoul SO HAPPY:

(By Gimme Some Sugar)

The lacing! The candy cauldron! The colorful ruffly bits! And that bright green really makes the whole design "pop."


(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

Ooh la la! So pretty, and I love the vintage vibe on that argyle.


Or maybe you prefer your Halloween treats more on the spooky side:

(By Cake Lovers)

That'll do the trick. o.0


Or maybe some scrumptious spiderwebs?

(By Cakery Creation)

I've seen a few tutorials around for this, and I believe the webbing is made of marshmallow icing!


This Haunted Forest cake has both hand-painting *and* 3D sculpting:

(By My Sweet, Cosette)

SO COOL. And check out the ruins painted off in the distance!


For both extreme creepiness *and* amazing artistry, you just can't beat this steampunk Frankenstein's monster:

(By Crazy Sweets, based on Rick Baker's amazing costume)

WOW. It really looks exactly like Rick Baker's costume! Just amazing.


You can always count on some amazing Halloween wedding cakes every October, and CW reader Eden didn't disappoint:

The groom - now Eden's hubby - actually made the cake himself! I love how it's two cakes in one: the skeleton below, and the more traditional cake balancing on his head above. Plus, check out that insane stringwork! So perfect!


For sheer laugh-out-loud delight, I'm a big fan of Mr. Pumpkin McChompers here:

(By Corinna of Lovin' From the Oven)

That expression! Hee!


And finally, another stellar vintage-inspired design:

(By Dream Day Cakes)

Great colors, cute costumed bears, and a wee spider dangling from the hat tip!

Love it.


Hope you guys have a fabulous Halloween!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!


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Reader Comments (16)

Lulz the pumpkin XD and that wedding cake is amazing. Steampunk Frankenstein is amazing-could be a bust for your desk

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

many thanks. I love youre page.


October 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercrazy sweets

Gorgeous, except for that [shuddershudder] spider cake! Brrrrr. Hate spiders.

The steampunk Frankenstein reminds me of John Hurt. I'm a dork. 🎃

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

Aww the little bears are so cute. Not sure I could eat a bite of the rat or skull one, LOL.

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDis fan

The first cake: Do they make glow-in-the-dark frosting (the green parts)? It really looks as if it would glow!
On the 7th one down, the bride & groom on top are also skeletons, aren't they? The whole cake looks like a bisque piece that I once had, with the white overlay on the green. ("Stringwork", huh? Learn something new every now and then!) I can see a sort of "face" on the top layer (under the hat) on the last one! Three of the bats on the white layer look (to me) like eyes and a nose above the "rick-rack" mouth. Anyone else see that (she asked nervously)? =^-.~^=

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

It's amazing to me tha variety of fabulousness people can accomplish. That gray spider web cake is just begging to be wrecorized. I can practically hear the light bulbs going off above millions of brains thinking, "Well that looks easy; I could do that."

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS


They're so FRIGHTFULLY delicious!

And that Banshee Skull cake is to scream for!!

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

How does the baker make the Frankenstein monster's eyes look so realistic? I swear that there was a live person inside that cake! *shudder*

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Extremely creative decorators! Bravo!
(However, I suspect we will be seeing the spiderweb cake again as the "inspiration" for some wrecks.)

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Surely that second cake is celebrating the San Francisco Giants! I see that argyle all over the neighborhood on game day... :)

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenteressbeeSF

Eden is a lucky girl!

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

The Haunted Forest is my favorite - the castle is the perfect phantasmic touch. @AngelaS - I agree, that spider cake is begging to be wreckorated!

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjuice318

i remember that third one from last year.

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Love them all, but the wedding cake!! Amazing!! Would really love to see a close-up of the bride and groom topper!!

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

I need a recipe for marshmallow frosting! Not because I think I could create anything spectacular but because I want to eat it. Like, a whole bowl full of it. The spooky one is seriously creepy and amazingly done. I'm loving Mr. Pumpkin McChompers!

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

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