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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

Superhero Sweets For SDCC

This weekend many of My People, aka geeks, have converged on San Diego Comic-Con - and I'm not there. [sob]


The rest of us can still look at awesome comic book cakes and dream, right?

(By Bella Cakes)

Look at this gorgeous Wonder Woman cake! LOOK AT IT.


Ok, you can stop now.

Because na na na na na na... BATMAN!

(By Nayrunia)

LOVE this design; so much impact for a (relatively) simple silhouette.


But maybe you prefer the Dark Knight a little less... dark?

(By Lindsay Colasurdo)

Pretty piles of punchy pink, Batman!

You know, this color combo is really starting to grow on me.


Here's a fun Hulk cake with some priceless reactions:

(By Cheri Ross Sarner for Icing Smiles)

I admire your restraint, Elijah; I'd be gnawing on Hulk's elbow by now.


Anyone else excited about the new Supergirl series coming this Fall?

'Cuz you could totally use this cake for Supergirls OR Supermans (er... men):

(By &Sweets)


Oh! And did you know Groot has his own comic book now? It looks fantastic, just like this cake:

(By Aroma de Azucar)

And I love that Rocket!


If you're after more classic comic books, though, check this out:

(By 21 Cake Lane)

Awwwwesome. The colors, the ascending dot pattern, the perfect overlapping covers - it's ALL good.


And another classic: Wonder Woman!

(Baker unknown)

So wonderful.

(See what I did there?)


Not exactly a superhero, but you have to see this fun comic book/pop art cake, made entirely with buttercream!

(By fredbutt)

C'mon. How fun is this??


Yet another reason why geek weddings rock:

(By Exquisite Wedding Cakes)

Joker & Harley wedding cake.


And finally, a dreamy color combo for some of our fav superheroes:

(By Cake Me To Your Party) maybe a favorite villain? 'Cuz I like to think that's one of Harley Quinn's bombs on top. :)

Happy Sunday, guys! Hope those of you at SDCC are having fun!



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Reader Comments (29)

Hulk cake is awesome :D and I love the wedding cake, looks fun. Captain America cake looks great

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I'm always a bit uncomfortable with couples comparing themselves to Joker and Harley... it's right up there with Romeo and Juliet in "famous fictional couples you shouldn't actually seek to emulate IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER"

That being said, the cake's nice.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGristle McNerd

Jacinda Russ made the Batman cake!

[Editor's note- Thanks, Sonia! Do you have a link to her bakery site? john (the searcher of Bakers)]

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSonia

Oh god, I can't not see the pop art cake as toes with toenails. Sorry.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteramy

Loooooooooooooooooooove the Hulk cake!!😍😍😍😍😍

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I'm just happy some of these are for kids who appreciate classic comics, or maybe their cartoons. However, I'm especially happy that some little girls who like pastels (and their parents) also like classic comics and can combine the two without their heads exploding. They are going to have the whole wide world open to them.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

I'm with Amy on the toe thing!

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Right there with Amy and Karen....can't not see those oozing toes on the pop art cake. Everything else is stunning though.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobynR

Hi John,

Jacinda is not a professional baker, so she doesn't have a website. I know that's her cake because she baked it for a friend of mine.


July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSonia

My favorite part out of all of those is the FIRST layer of the LAST cake. The pink "M" inside of the "Superman" diamond shape (with stars shooting outward from it) is just...I can't SEE straight, thinking of some sweet little girl getting that special surprise...!!! She'll probably never forget that cake.
WOW! POW! And Zing! Lovely, Jen! =^~.~^=

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

GASP!!!! Wonder Woman is incredible!!! I NEED that first cake in my life..

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBuncha Stuffes

Am I the only one seeing melting feet for the art one?

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersharims

@Gristle McNerd, I totally agree with you. Romeo and Juliet is my least favorite play by Shakespeare. And I think I'd be uncomfortable at a wedding where Joker and Harley are the theme - I'd keep expecting something to blow up!
But the cake is super cute!

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

I guess I found the baker from the Batman Cake. The Photo was posted in a German Cooking Site named,82,700053/Meine-erste-Motivtorte-BATMAN-suche-nach-Tipps.html

No, it is not me.


July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStef

Honestly, I think Joker and Harley is way worse than Romeo and Juliet. R&J were just kinda young and stupid, and if they'd survived their tragic circumstances they probably would have had a reasonably healthy relationship. Joker, however, is consistently abusive to Harley. Heck, my understanding is that in the comics she has now left him, and stated in her own words that the relationship was abusive.
It's a lovely cake artistically, but the implications make me cringe.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelly H

Those cakes look so good it would darn near break my heart to cut into them and eat them.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNiklarus

THANK GOD I am not the only person who saw melting feet with toenails!!! The rest are so well done, but that one made me nauseated.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmSpeaks

It's a lovely cake artistically, but the implications make me cringe.

i second this.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

a million thanks! We have made Groot
our page

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAroma de AzΓΊcar

Thanks for sharing those superheros, you remind me my child hood.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentershanaya

Those "descending dots" Halftone dots. The uniform dots on"toe cake" are known as Ben-Day dots. Yay printing!

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBloopMoose

I think Elijah and his mom are totally mid lunge to gnaw on Hulk. Great cake!

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb (cake).

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChynna

For the last cake, is the top tier a Mario reference? The bomb could be from the game and is the crown the princess's crown (I can't remember her name)?

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I'm glad to not be the only one who saw toenails on the pop-art cake. I like Sunday Sweets so much every week because I look at each picture and just say wow, wow, wow! The people with the Incredible Hulk cake made me laugh right out loud, too :)

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

You can find the Batman Cake on different sites in the internet.

Way before Nayrunia made Sweet Dreams the same cake: sweet dreams

But the picture you postet is even older:

July 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

The cake is cute, but DEAR GOD DON'T HAVE A HARLEY/JOKER TOPPER. I mean, he hurls her through a window to her near-death... in the freakin' cartoon. You know, for kids! It just seems like the worst of omens.

August 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJackal

I love love LOVE both the Wonder Woman cakes! And the 2nd cake, the Dark Batman. very cool. I have been enjoying Cake Wrecks and Sunday Sweets for awhile and just commented today. Thanks for all the posts, the wrecks and the beautiful cakes, too!

August 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMissRachelReads

Thanks so much for including our cake on Sweet Sundays- what a great surprise!
I loved designing the Super Hero cake for a little girl, and loved that the clients were not going with the usual red, yellow and blue theme.
To answer "Claire's" question, the crown is Wonder Woman's crown, and the bomb is in reference to every cartoon and comic that every had a bad guy! (e.g. original Batman comics to even The Road Runner).
Many thanks, Leah- Cake Me To Your Party, Australia.

October 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeah Jeffery

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