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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: A Memorial Day Salute

Today's Sweets are dedicated to the brave men and women who've given their all for our country. We are forever in their debt.


First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And the Army goes rolling along.

By Mike's Amazing Cakes


By Home Sweet Home Cakes

Some super heroes wear capes around their necks.
Others wear dog tags.

Submitted by Beth W. and made by Janet Brown Cakes


From North and South and East and West
The Coast Guard's in the fight.
Destroying subs and landing troops,
The Axis feels our might.

By bakermama


By Unique Creations by Mel


By Bake-Me-A-Cake


Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun!

By the Disney chefs at Shades of Green


Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar!

Photo via, made by the JW Marriot Pastry Chef


We live in fame or go down in flame. (Hey!)
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

By D'Pasteles


Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh!
Farewell to foreign shores,
We sail at break of day, of day.
Through our last night on shore,
Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!

By Cake Central member MacsMom


By That's My Cake


By Eat Sleep Dream Cakes


From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean:
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

By Baked Ever After


By Alliance Bakery


By cakelava

Have a wonderful Memorial Day, everyone.


Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (9)

Beautiful. And a salute to all who honorably served.

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Wonderful. God bless those who serve.

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Wow, wow! These are wonderful! I keep scrolling up and down, looking at the details on each cake. This is a perfect tribute for the day. Thank you!

PS: second cake from the bottom, can someone tell me more about the dog watching from the top layer?

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

@Chicago: It's a bulldog, which the Marines adopted as their mascot, I presume because of its vaunted traits of toughness and refusal to give up.

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Thank you for including the Coast Guard. Too often they are the forgotten branch of the armed services.

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFontlady

Those are some of the best cakes I have ever seen. They are just amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. Love your website!

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJan H

#3 from the top is amazing--is that really ALL fondant?

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered Commentertully monster

These cakes are wonderful, Jen. Thank you for a very fitting tribute to the women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice.

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZippy


Thank you for putting these up.

May 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnne B.

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