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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

Sesame Street Sweets!

Last Monday was Sesame Street Day, so how about a little belated 'Street partying? Besides, the gang's all here!

(By Leah's Cake Creations)

I've often been told I have angry eyebrows, so I think Oscar and I would get along. And if not, I bet the trash talk would be EPIC.


(By Cake Central Member AnnieA)

Big Bird! Such a classic. I'm 39 years old, and I still want to give him a big hug.


(By Lovely Cakes)

Elmo gets the BEST colors; check out that fade on the bottom tier!


And for something to make you go, "Awwww":

(By Bella Cupcakes)



Here's a fabulous Ernie:

(By Marianne Van Beek)

Wait. Is that a blue Big Bird on the right side of the cake?!


Huh. Apparently that's Pino, the Dutch version of Big Bird.
Now you know.
(And knowing is half the battle!)


(By Cake Lava)

Jen claims that Cookie Monster eats cookies the way I eat popcorn.
I'm not saying she's right, I'm just saying you should always learn from the master, kids.


Now... the cutest thing ever:

(By Particular Cakes)

Look at those feet!


And now, the muppet with the best laugh:

(By Cakes Decor member Nori)

Ah! Ah! Ahhh!
Come to think of it, my eyebrows may also be a bit Count-like.


And speaking of fuzzy things:

(By Cupcakes Nouveau, now closed.)

These are beyond fabulous. And mini marshmallows for packing peanuts? YES.


And last but not least, group shot!

(By The Royal Bakery)

So fun! I especially love the layered "feathers" on Big Bird.


Thanks for checking out today's Sweets, everyone, and have a great weekend!

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Reader Comments (32)

Awwwww :D

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

When I was about 5 years old, my mother came to me and told me that there was a "new TV show for children" that was getting ready to start. She took me by the hand and sat me down in front of our old B/W TV set and I watched the very first Sesame Street ever!! It's amazing to think that 45 years have gone by already. Thanks, Jen, for posting these beautiful Sesame Street character cakes! Brings back a lot of great memories!!

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne from GA

Who doesn't want to give Big Bird a hug? I mean, really.

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKayla G

Sweetest sweets in a long time! Thanks so much for sharing, they made my day. Glad I'm only looking at them. Who has the guts to CUT edibles like these?

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSwan

So here in Utah we're all excited because Sesame Street is coming to be part of the annual Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert. I have no idea if the characters will sing, or narrate stories, or what (probably both), but I am so excited to see them in person! I'm secretly hoping they'll somehow figure out a way to toss "Rubber Ducky" into the mix (best song ever!).

These cakes are darling and I honestly can't choose a favorite. I want to hug them all!

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

So the one thing that stands out to me most is that you mentioned your age. 39? Really? I always figured you guys were both much younger than me, and now I find out John is the same age I am? Mind blown.

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRallyRotties

I love Big Bird's layered "feathers" on the last cake, too, john (thoJ)--I think they give the cake a bit of an Art Deco look! So,"Pino", huh?At least they left him his yellow eyebrows. (Now I'm wondering if the Dutch Cookie Monster is yellow...)

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I remember when Sesame Street debuted. I was in kindergarten in the fall of 69, and a couple weeks away from turning 5. My mom rushed me into the house when the bus dropped me off and ushered me into the livingroom to watch this innovative new kid's show being produced by our regional PBS station, WGBH. It was the talk of the school; everyone raced home to watch it, even the teachers.

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoJo

Aw, I was hoping Mr Snuffleupagus would be here :)

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDanni

These are amazing, what a wonderful trip down memory lane. I could never imagine eating any of them though! Yes, I say that every Sunday. So, here's a dumb question, if you fell in love with some of these adorable fondant figures on a cake, is there a way to keep them? Freeze, shellac, something? Also, excellent G.I.Joe reference! :)

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShari

Love these cakes - and I'm so glad it wasn't just an Elmo fest. I want that Cookie Monster cake! Hey John, I think if you trash-talk with Oscar The Grouch it means you really get along great! Now that I think of it, I'm super impressed he can trash talk at all without swearing! Oscar win!

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

That blue big bird could be from big birds scene in Follow That Bird. He had the li g ht on him to make him look blue....

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersarah

No comment about the awesomely cute Slimey the Worm in the first picture?! Awwwww! <g>

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

So amazing, staring with that wonderful worm!

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Man, that second one reminds me of a cake I had for my - 2nd? 3rd? - birthday, now I want to go dig through my parents' photo albums to see if I can find it. Fortunately for my childhood, there was a really great cake decorator in the next town over who left my friends and I with great memories of character cakes. :-)

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterL

I grew up watching Sesame Street, and now it's one of the only shows we let our three year old watch. I just showed him these cakes. He identified each character as I scrolled down, then told me very seriously, "I love these cakes, Mommy."

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterM.

I love these sunday sweets!
I am actually from Holland and yes big bird is blue here and called Pino.
I made a sitting Pino,just like the picture,for my daughter's 2nd birthday and she loved it and wanted to cut him and eat him straight away haha!
A great show wich will continue for 45 more years

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRhagnell

Pino is not the Dutch version of Big Bird, but a relative. This was demanded so upon the start here in the Netherlands by the American Sesame Street. He is a different color in every country. No, Cookie Monster is still blue. But we only see him from the original clips. Different to the U.S. Sesame Street, in the street the main characters are Tommie, a dog like puppet, Ieniemienie (ittybitty), a mouse and good friend of Tommie. Purk the piglet is one of the youngest inhabitants. I think most countries have their own muppets, and they buy to then dub some clips.
I don't watch it anymore, but it's a very popular program here. I grew up watching the Dutch and sometimes the German version.

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

These are all super adorable, but my favorite has to be the Cookie Monster cake with Cookie Monster eating the 1 cookie. That expression! Awwww.
I am a bit puzzled as to what the hanging things are on the rainbow cake with Elmo and Big Bird. They look a little bit wrong. Also, since the description under the cupcakes says that the marshmallows are packing peanuts, now all I see are severed muppet heads on cupcakes, ready to be sent to someone. Perhaps as a warning? Dundundunnnn.

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKerrikoala

I'm 44, am I too old to have a Cookie Monster cake for my next birthday?

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Not enough 'awwwws' in the world!

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

So much love, so much love! Cuteness all around! I so needed this today!

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

So cute! I have been known to follow Cookie Monster's example myself. I also loved the G.I. Joe reference. I say that all the time and nobody ever gets it. Must be hanging with the wrong people! :)

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I'm 33 and I too would love to hug Big Bird. He was my idle as a kid to see how the tall awkward character got by while being tallish and awkward. (I'm now six foot and people seem to think that's tall for a lady.)

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZombiEdward

Since knowing is half the battle . . . did you know that originally Oscar the Grouch was orange?

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBon

SUCH an improvement over last Monday's Sesame wrecks!

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Different countries have different characters and sometimes different names for the same characters. On South Africa's Takalani Sesame, Elmo is called Neno. When I lived there for a short while, I never could stop calling him Elmo and I really missed Big Bird and the other characters I grew up with. It was good, but just wasn't the same.

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Too much Elmo, not nearly enough Grover. But still, pretty cute.

November 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Grover was always my favourite and I'm disappointed there isn't a Grover cake. I'm glad he has a supporting role in the last cake, but c'mon: where's the Grover love???

November 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacki

Aww, these made a rainy afternoon into a sunny day Everything's A-OK now!

November 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

These are fantastic. My dad worked for Wisconsin Public Radio and Television. He sat at the transmitter and made sure everything was broadcasting (this was before computers doing this). We would visit him when he was stationed at the station nearest us. So when I was in kindergarten and you have to tell your class what your parents do, I told my class that my dad got paid for watching Sesame Street.

November 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

-arrange eyebrow party.
-invite count, oscar, 12th doctor.

November 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

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