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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: New Year's Delusions

As we recover from our holiday revelry and look forward to 2018, it's time for that most dreaded of traditions: making our new year's resolutions.

Of course we all know what the first one will be, so let's get that out of the way first:

(Submitted by Rachel K-L and found here.)

We will eat nothing but healthy fruits and vegetables for, like, at least a month.


But of course eating better isn't enough! We also have to run!

(By Sugar Sweet Cakes and Treats)

And apparently not just during commercial breaks. Bah.


Maybe Yoga would be easier:

(By Bratty Cakes)

This reminds me of one of my favorite cat pictures. No, no, I won't spoil it; just go see.


Oh, and this year we will get organized. We will sort and purge and scrub until our homes and garages are begging for mercy:

(By Jocelyn Burtis of Sugarbelle Cakes )


And we are going to save SO MUCH money:

(By Cakes by Sandy)


So we can finally take that trip!

(By Polkadots Cupcake Factory)


And then we're going to start that garden out back:

(By Cakewalk Catering)


And we're going to learn to knit. Or crochet.
Right after we learn the difference between knitting and crocheting.

(By The Walkden Cake Company)


And you know that button on the camera? The one on the side? Well, this year, we're going to learn what that does.

(By Studio Cake)


And we're going to read more:

(Submitted by Quay W. and made by The Cake Whisperer)

And finally finish that novel:

(By Little "Miss" OC's Kitchen)


And watch less TV!

(By Calamity Cakes)

[head tilt]

No, you're right; that's just crazy talk.

Besides, we have to save SOMETHING for next year, right?



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Reader Comments (16)

OK, that knitting cake was clearly intended for me — a word nerd musician who knits — but got waylaid somewhere. If someone sees it in the wild, please send it my way. I'm sure it's feeling very lost.

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

OMG the gardening and yoga cakes are so adorable :D

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Another New Year's resolution - keeping eating cake and enjoying Cake Wrecks.

FYI - Knitting uses 2 needles (both start with the "n" sound), Crocheting uses one hook (hook ends with the same sound that Crochet starts with).

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Is it me, or are these especially exceptionally fabulous?! WOW!! I really need that garden one, in particular.

The main difference between knitting and crochet is that I can crochet but my hands and fingers just won't obey me when I try to knit.

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

happy new year, jen & john! thanks for your hard work in posting this blog. look forward to the return of the new stuff later this year. i hope you know how much enjoyment all of us get from cakewrecks.

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterharold

That shoe is perfect for a new balanced diet. :) I went shoe shopping yesterday and thought it looked strangely familiar.

One problem with the yoga cupcakes: The one on the right is wearing either flesh-tone pants or none.

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Those are terrific - love the garden one!

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSmartypants

ERMAGERD, I want that fruit-and-vegetable cake sooooooooooo bad! Five servings a day, right? "Taste the REAL rainbow." :D

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Why does poor Patti have a cleaning cake for her 65th??

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I love the little garden!
Happy New Year, wreckies!

December 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

These are wonderful and I especially like the garden cake! Happy New Year!

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

BOOOKS!!!! I wants it.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBW

I often wonder when seeing these how in the heck do they slice and serve them?

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterjust me

Why would anyone give a woman celebrating her 65th birthday a cake shaped like a bucket of cleaning products?

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTessa

Maybe Patti is a celebrating her retirement from a cleaning job AND her 65th birthday? I would have given her a cake illustrating what she's going to do afterwards, but since I don't know the back-story, I won't judge. The cake is beautifully decorated, after all. Maybe she, like a few of my friends, actually enjoys cleaning? Hard to believe, but it is true. Some people LOVE to clean.

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLauraB

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