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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 Goes Green!

With St. Patrick's coming up this week, I thought we'd celebrate gorgeous shades of green:

(By Dream Day Cakes)


Yep, whether you're looking for some Irish wedding inspiration:

(By Honey Crumb Cake Studio)


Or you're just a sucker for all things emerald:

(By Sweet Tiers)


Have I got some treats for you!

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Love the piping on this one - and that subtle color fade!


Here's another in all buttercream:

(By Mickey's Special Affairs, featured here)

Such a sweet lace pattern!


Some oh-so-elegant Celtic knots:

(By Crumb De La Crumb, featured here)


And no green at all, but I had to include this Claddagh design:

(By Sweet Cakes)

So perfect!


Now, back to the greens:

(By Charm City Cakes, featured here)

Ahhh, LOVE.


(By Cakes2Cupcakes)

This is my favorite shade of green: bright, bold, and happy!

(In fact, I'm wearing my Chuck Taylors in this shade as I type this! :D)


I think I may have posted this one before, but if so, it's worth a repeat:

(By Couture Cakes by Rose)

Those ruffles are my heaven. HEAVEN I SAY.


And finally, since you know I have to include at least a LITTLE St. Patrick's Day cuteness:

(By KC Cakes)



Wait! One more!

(By Miss Couture)

Double d'awwww.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (28)

What cute little lady bugs.

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDis fan

Yay! Green is my favorite color, and my birthstone, as well. I think my favorite of these is the third-down, Art Deco style one, but they're all specakeular. The third-from-last is sweet in that it looks as if it's wearing a ruffly skirt! Happy Saint Patty's Day, to all! =^~.~^=

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I like the last one, but I would like it even more if the rainbow featured the correct colors...argh! (Sorry; it's driving me a bit crazy.)

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

Much like Sir Galahad, I thought blue was my favorite color for a long time, but now it is green. Some beautiful cakes here, I think #2 is my favorite: nice and simple and elegant. #6, on the other hand, I can see being the inspiration of some truly awful cake wrecks.

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWill


March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I've always loved jewel tones, & green in particular. I usually am wearing green, so St. Patrick's Day presents no danger to me, even with kids in the house. @sending, you have one up on me: MY birthstone is the pearl or alexandrite (a pale pink--yuck!), but my sister was an emerald, & I always envied that.

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

So hard to pick out a favorite here. I'm absolutely fascinated with the ninth cake, though.

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

:D I am impressed with the buttercream one

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Yay! A few fondant-free ones! Lovely detail work on all!

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Shamrocks don't have four leaves!

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

The ladybugs are to distract from the non-Roy G Biv rainbow order. But love the gree tribute hard to pick a favorite.

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

Oh, these are amazing. Hold the green beer and just pass me a plate of one of these! I'm trying to channel my 5-yr-old self since she doesn't care if rainbows go ROYGBIV or not! In fact I do believe she never painted a rainbow the same way twice. 😊

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

@SaraCVT: Don't be envious! Yours has variety and a lot of mystery! I looked it up: June has three traditional birthstones – pearl, moonstone, and alexandrite. Alexandrite is a rare gemstone that was named after the Russian Tsar Alexander II (1818-1881). It's very scarce, and even has color-changing properties. So, you're practically royalty. Feel better? =^~.~^=

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I agree with NYCGirl...I would like the last one so much more if only the colours were correct! It is making my eyelid twitch!

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

Fondant cakes are nice and clean, but there's nothing I admire more than someone who does lovely work with buttercream and has mad piping skillz. Thank you for those two featured today! Beautiful work!

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteriammonicasue

It's Paddy's day, not 'Patty's Day', PLEASE!

Every time you call it Patty's Day a leprechaun chokes to death on a bunch of shamrock.
True story.

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

The green and gold cakes made me think of Loki. Anyone burdened with that? :)

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJules

They're all gorgeous!

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

As my birthday IS on St. Patrick's Day, I'd accept any one of these beauties.

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZombiEdward

Thanks for noting that alexandrite changes color in certain light. That and moonstones saved me, June birthday with the name June, from pearls. Yuk!

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJunebug

@ZombiEdward, mine is too! Happy St. Paddy's Birthday!

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelleK

I love all these cakes - such a wonderful variety. On cake #3, what are the blackish orbs supposed to be? I like that cake, but I'm mystified by the odd black embellishments. The next one is my favorite, plus the buttercream with the embroidery on it and the third from the last cake - the ruffle cake - is magnificent. I am not a fan of green generally (this is the first year that I will have something green to wear on St. Pat's day), but these cakes could make a green lover of me. More, more, more!

March 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterphysicsmom

Depending on the light, an alexandrite can be purple or greenish. At least that's how mine works. I'm a June baby, too, and I love both pearls and alexandrite. Wasn't aware of the moonstone. Maybe I should drop a few hints for a birthday gift. Love all the green (and one not) cakes!

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

My toddler turns three the end of this month. We had the following conversation while looking at this post:
me: "Hey, you want to see some pretty cakes? But we can only see them, we can't eat them."
him: *gasp* "What is THAT cake?"
me: "It's pretty, huh? See the green flowers?"
him: "Is it we can eat the cake? Or smell the cake?" [Pretty sure that had nothing to do with the flowers. He likes to smell everyone from a chair to skeins of yarn to a patch of snow on the ground.]
me: "No, we can only see the cake. Oooh, see the wedding cake?"
him: "Is it's a wedding cake?"
me: "Yes, it is."
him: "Is it my birthday cake?"
me: "No, that's not your birthday cake, that's a wedding cake."
him: [to every single cake after that] "And that's a wedding cake! And that's a wedding cake! And that's a wedding cake!"

March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKay S.

Nice. So I take it that on Nov. 30th you'll be celebrating all things Scottish on St. Andrews day? :-)

March 17, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjamie jo

The one with the triangles looks like something you'd serve at Loki's birthday party!

March 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

Mickey's did my wedding cake. So happy to see them featured here!

July 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

By the way, the link to Mickey's Special Affairs is broken. It seems that he's changed his website.

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSophi

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