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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

Jurassic Sweets

When I was little, I read The Enormous Egg, a book about a chicken that laid a triceratops egg, and all the adventures the dinosaur had with its kid.

(By The Cake Geek)

I've secretly wanted a dinosaur ever since.


Mind you, not one of the ferocious ones that will eat your neighbors.

(By Vina of Mionette Cakes)

Although he's actually a real cupcake...
Sort of.


Still, it would probably be a good idea to stick with an herbivore.

(By Sweet Love Cake Couture)

Plus, I'd never have to trim the bushes again!


Yup, I want a sweet dinosaur.

One who stops to smell the flowers...

(By Experimental Cakes)

...before she eats them.


One who likes to gather mushrooms for dinner:

(By Little Cottage Cupcakes)


One who waves when I come home:

(By Cakes Decor member Laura e Virna)


...and one who likes to play fetch!

(By Sweet As Sugar Cakes)

(Although maybe we should stick with sticks after this. o.0)


Hmmm, maybe my dino will be tall enough to help me reach those high places...

(By Sugarland)

(Don't worry. He assures me he's a vegetarian.)


I'm sure my dino will have lots of friends.

(By Karen Dodenbier of Dutch Cakes)


And we'll go on fun adventures!

(By Zeph's Cakes)


I'll just have to keep an eye on Betty while we're out:

(By Michelle Sugar Art)

Sweet kid, but she's a real dodo.
(No, really!)

Yup, I want a sweet dinosaur, but I know I can't really have one.
Except in cake.
And I guess that's Sweet enough. For now. ;)



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Reader Comments (25)

Squee :D the mushroom dino is so sweet :D

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OH MY GOODNESS I REMEMBER THAT BOOK!!!! I had no idea what the name of it was - so glad for the reminder! And it made me want a dinosaur too!

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKate

These cakes have definitely "saur-ed" to new heights.

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

The third one is making me melt with sweetness. Although he DID take a bite out of the cake!

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlcp

Wow! Those cakes are truly "Dino-Mite"!

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Is the Dodo a White cake? =^-.-^=

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

If you ever see those "mushrooms" don't gather them for dinner. They are poisonous toadstools. :)

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersandra

Oh my goodness I LOVED that book! I've read it over several times in the, well, lets say MANY years since I bought it! Triceratops have always been my favorite dinosaur because of that book.
Love the cakes - thanks Sharyn!

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I LOVED THAT BOOK!! But I haven't thought about it in years. The line about the dinosaur playing fetch reminded me of this song (it's one of Olivia's favorites). Listen all the way through, it's a charming song :)


January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Ah, the dodo cake makes me think of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series. I think a re-read may be in order soon.

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMisti

I was a HUUUGE dino-geek as a kid (probably one of the few 3-year-olds who answered "What do you want to be when you grow up?" with "A paleontologist!") and now I want all those scaly friends. And Jasper Fforde's character Thursday Next has a pet dodo named Pickwick, for those inclined to the birdy side of extinct literary oddities. :-)

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterL

These are all fantastic, but Billy's little red brontosaurus (or whatever kind of dinosaur he is!) is the cutest thing ever! I also like the vegetarian tyranosaur eating Garret's cake. These cakes were amazing--thanks for sharing!

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

@Maureen S -- I loved that book -- and if you liked it, and have read it since you were in single digits (I have!) you might also like Oliver Butterworth's "The Trouble with Jenny's Ear." (Not about dinosaurs, but I like his writing style.) For Dino books, "The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek" is also great.

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

@Shirley Fowley: Good one!

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The creature eating the flowers is not a dinosaur, it's a pterosaur. Any 7-year old would catch you on that.

Misti: re-reading the first five Thursday Next books is a revelation. I think they were written together before the first one, _The Eyre Affair_, was accepted for publication after 76 rejections. The long arc of the plot, with forward and backward links, can only be discovered on a second reading.

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

is anyone else bothered by the T-Rex nibbling on leaves? The T-Rex (with its super sharp pointy teeth) was a carnivore.

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGeekyFututeTeacher

"The Enormous Egg" is totally why I love triceratops, too!

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVioletRose

"The Enormous Egg" is probably my favorite children's book of all time. I actually wrote a paper in grad school about it positing that Oliver Butterworth was criticizing McCarthyism through the book. It was so thrilling to find an interview with him (in a very small hometown paper) in which he said he absolutely did!! That was pretty exciting.

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I, too, remember "The Enormous Egg." My son, now grown, would have gone crazy over those dino cakes when he was young. "Tyrannosaurus" was the first word he learned to spell, and he used to run through the house with two fingers in each hand extended, like T. rex's. He also wanted to be a paleontologist at a very young age, but he ended up being a music teacher.

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I am thrilled to bits that (at least) TWO of these dino cakes are for girls!! You go, Jasmine & Vera! That made me really happy. And of course, as a huge Firefly fan, the name Vera always makes me smile. Love all these cute dinosaurs.

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJen H.

Total cuteness overload on this Sweets post!! But my favorite has to be the herbivore who took a chunk out of the cake. I. Just. Can't..... Aaaahhh! Too adorable!!!

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Sunday Sweets is my favorite as I'm always amazed what real bakers can make cake look like. I'll have to show these to my husband. He's such a dinosaur fan that his latest hobby is making dinosaur masks out of paper. I'm not kidding. They're pretty adorable:

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteriammonicasue

The dino on Garret's cake would be a little cuter if it was on the left and taking a bite out of an 8 to turn it into a 9.

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

#3: Billy and the Cloneasaurus!

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErin

My grandson would go ballistic seeing carnivore dinosaurs represented as herbivores, and vice versa!

January 27, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteroakgeorgia

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