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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: Just For You, Mom!

My mom is awesome, so I'd really like to do something extravagant for her for Mother's Day.

Like a new car!

(Submitted by Kate O,, made by deviantART member Sliceofcake)

Ahh, imagine the purr on that engine.


Or, wait, no. A camper! And a pontoon boat!

(By The Royal Bakery)

Perfect for weekends!


Or maybe I should get her something nice for everyday. Like a pretty piece of jewelry.

(By Sweet Discoveries)


Or a whole box of jewelry!

(By Celebrate with Cake)


And maybe a new purse?

(Submitted by Diana I., & made by Jacques Fine European Pastries)


Oooh, ooh, wait. Luggage! She LOVES vintage luggage!

(By Inticing Creations)

But luggage is no fun if you can't use it, so...


I know! A cruise!

(By Cake Over Heels)


A nice cruise with a stop in -- let's see -- Paris!

(By Sifted Bakery)

With a credit line at the Maison du Chocolat. Haha!


Then on the way home she can stop in Africa for a photo safari:

(By Cindy Duflot of Les Créations Rose-Vanille)


Knowing Mom, I'll bet she tries to bring home a cute elephant.

(By Merritt's Bakery, which ONLY makes buttercream cakes. Can you believe that's fondant-free?)

Well, we could widen the doors to accommodate his ears, I guess, and... and...

Hang on, what am I doing?

I'm sure Mom would rather know I listened to her advice, saved my money, and just spent some time today telling her how much I love her.

(By Sweet Ruby Cakes)


But I'm still getting her flowers.

(By Gezabella Cakes, who wrote that note just for us!)

Hey, Mom didn't raise any dummies.


Happy Mother's Day, everyone! Here's hoping it's your Sweetest yet. :) Oh, and be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!


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Reader Comments (13)

Those are beautiful cakes :D I cannot believe that elephant is fondant free :O

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Awesome. And I had to grin at the suggestion to take a cruise and stop at Paris. Hopefully those big princess line cruise ships will fit down the Seine and under those bridges...

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

Just had to post that the stack of suitcases is totally copying Mike's Amazing Cakes.

[Editor's note- The tricky thing is figuring out who came up with what first. I can find a number of very similar stacked luggage cakes online but I can't say who inspired who. Did Christopher Garrens inspire Mike? And did Pink Cake Box inspire Christopher? I don't know. What I do know is that this particular cake was made by Inticing Creations and that it's fun to look at. Have a wonderful Sunday and Mother's Day! -john (thoJ)]

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStarr

My mother-in-law's name is Joyce, and she loves pink. I'm not so sure about the Hello Kitty decals, but I'm sure she'd love the first cake just the same!

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Of course, ALL are pretty (and yay for fondant-free!), but I really like the Paris cake with the 2-d airplane pulling the 3-d banner!

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Just totally blown away. No other comment to do justice to these astounding cakes. It is hard to believe the jewelry in the box is not real.

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercatspaw66

What beautiful cakes! Amazing.
I'm being taken out to lunch by my little family. :). After seeing all these enticing cakes, I'm thinking maybe I can mom-guilt them into an after trip to a bakery for some yummies! ;)

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMovieMom

The handbag one - can't believe that isn't actually leather. Amazing.

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

they're all great, but the jewelry box & the purse are amazing.

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

I wish that I still had my Mom so I could give her one of these wonderful cakes. I am totally blown away by the fondant free elephant cake but Mom would like the flower pot cake best.

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvie_M

The jewelry box...the Dolce & Gabana purse...the striped pink confection! LOVE them all!

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

That purse cake seriously could have fooled me. Wow! And I love the Cake Wrecks tribute note cake; who doesn't love yellow roses?

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMargot

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