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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 Glues Some Gears On It

Has it been long enough since my last Steampunk Sweets?




So it's no secret I'm a huge fan of steampunk, and I love that bakers continue to churn out rivet-licious, copper-clad, and clockwork styled beauties - like this!

(By Marina Sousa's Just Cake)

Great grinding gears, LOOK at all that detail!


But never let it be said that steampunk doesn't have a softer side:

(By Sweet Janis)

Steampunk Alice and that lacy top hat are getting ALL the girly sighs over here. Ahhhh.


Steampunk-themed weddings are still on the rise, and bakers have come up with some brilliant ways to meld the traditional with the mechanical:

(By Extreme Bakeover)

How clever is this?!


What's that, you want color?
I'll give you color:

(By Andrea's Sweet Cakes)

Woot woot! Andrea never disappoints; those rich purples and pinks are rocking my world.


Now, how about an adorable clockwork owl?

(By Het bonte taartje)


Or a whimsical patchwork rocket?

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)


Here's another spell-binder from that same bakery:

(By Roses and Bows Cakery)


Keep staring; I guarantee you'll keep finding more things to love!


There's also the subtle approach, for those who don't want gears and goggles:

(By Crazy Cakes)

Technically this is probably more Victorian or Baroque, but it would be perfect in a steampunk wedding, don't you think?


And this one works in some gears and tiny portholes, but still in a somewhat subtle way:

(By Bespoke Cakes)



(By Artisan Cake Company)

Look closely; there's actually dry ice "smoke" pouring out of the dirigible *and* the lower pipelines!
You rock ON with your bad self, Artisan Cake Company! YEAH!


And finally, another colorful gem, this time with one of the most original steampunk designs I've seen yet:

(By Sweet Delights Cakery)

Check out those oh-so-fun tentacles! And the ombre waves!

And look at the detailing on the top compass:

Plus those geared support struts? And the little windows? It's like an abstract steampunk tree house... over the ocean. LOVE IT.

Have a steamy Sunday, everyone!


Want more? Check out some of my previous steampunk Sweets from 2013 and 2012!


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Reader Comments (22)

Such gorgeous cakes!!!

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

Aw, man... As pretty as these cakes are, I had really hoped on a Terry Pratchett Tribute version od Sunday Sweets. Maybe next week? *wink* *nudge* ;)

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCakey-Bakey

How can these possibly be cakes? I am awestruck by the beauty, creativity and talent shown in these cakes.

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Cake number 6 looks like a painting. I had to look really hard to convince myself it was cake! Jen you rock, I wait patiently for 2.30pm to come round here in England for my Cake Wrecks/Sunday Sweets hit. I am currently doing my annual work thru of all the archives cos it makes me so happy. I have been known to cry over some of the SS cakes. BTW I am 55 & itching to have a go at my first display. Keep up the good work.

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Yowza Wowza powza! Those cakes are outstanding!

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I can absolutely see Tom Petty wearing top hats #4, #7, and #11. ....and, what IS that flying, steaming, dirigible thing, anyway? It looks like something Pink Floyd would've traveled around in! These are fun as well as sweet! Thanks, jen; now my eyes have healed enough to see more of the regular stuff during the wreckdays.

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Cake #7 is rocking my world!!! I totally want the adorable little octopus as a figurine or a plushie- it's makin my eyeballs melt from cute overload!

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaximum Ride

These are fantastic. More w8ris of art than edible cake. Gorgeous!

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbijoux

Re my previous post, it was meant to say my first cosplay. Damn you auto correct.

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGina

As much as I love the chuckles I get from the regular wreckage, the Sunday Sweets are my favorite! Thanks for curating and sharing so much awesomeness :)

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlori

*picks jaw up off the floor* WOW.

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

There's only one clockwork owl - Bubo from (the original!) Clash of the Titans. I would LOVE to see him in cake form! (And I second the Terry Pratchett request.)

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeithVik

I agree with Cakey-Bakey! Terry Pratchett Sunday Sweets please!

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDanni

Please tell me I'm not the only one who would be perfectly happy having an Eberron-themed steampunk-y fantasy wedding...if I wasn't already married, that is...

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDenita TwoDragons

Why is it that when gear wheels are used for decoration, they are always placed so that in reality they would lock solid and be unable to turn?

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

Steampunk, but not cake-related--we recently went to Cirque du Soleil's Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities show. Thought of you, Jen, as the setting for their acts is very much steam-punk inspired. A fun show!

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTwinMom

Wow, these are works of art, not just cakes. Love your Sunday sweets.

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia

Myy 60th is coming up in November, i would love the Alice on, but with brown hair. Until I saw Disneys Alice I always thought Alice had hair like me,

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Hey, Jen, didn't you have a steampunk White Rabbit costume a couple years ago? That Alice in Wonderland cake made me think of it. These are such awesome cakes.

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

The last one reminds me of Tinkerbell and Pixie Hollow! :D

March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMuzzy

How did I miss that adorable owl the last time I looked at this post! So perfect! =-)

June 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I love the idea of steampunk cakes but I wonder if they are edible.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterXombie Rainbow

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