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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: Makin' The Best Of This Summer Heat

Ahhhh, summer. You know, there's something about July here in Florida that makes you want to go outside, take a deep breath... and stab the sun right in the face.

Know what I mean?

Fortunately for us, there's now an ADORABLE way to do that:

[Baker unknown, anyone recognize it?]

D'awwww. I love how friendly the sun looks here - not at all like the eye-searing, makeup melting jerk we know he is in real life.


So while I'm huddled inside with the A/C cranked, let's look at some more sweet summery cakes, and pretend it's only a balmy 80 degrees outside.

(By Faboo Cakes in Tennessee, featured here)

Look, it's all my favorite kinds of fruit: the CAKE flavored ones!


Plus tropical fruits make everything feel more like a vacation. I mean, look at this pineapple print:

(By Cake Heart in Manitoba)

Don't you already feel more relaxed?


I just realized what that pattern reminds me of: remember when I went to Disney's Dapper Day a few months ago?

Pineapple suit!

Ok, back to cake.

For those who prefer ice cream on a hot summer day, how about this giant one?

(By Michael Almeida in Portugal)

I love the twist of using flowers in the cone! Plus I want to gnaw on one of those chocolate drips.



Speaking of flowers, these sweet pastels make the perfect summer wedding cake:

(By Lynette Brandl in London)



And if that's the wedding cake, then you hope to get these at the reception:

(By Slywia Sobiegraj in Ireland)

Yes, I have a pineapple theme going today. Not even sorry.


Now let's throw in a pretty flamingo for good measure:

(By Cottontail Cake Studio in the Philippines)

Swooning! This almost makes me forgive the flamingo that tried to eat my face in the Bahamas.


Now back to cute fruit:

(By Darcey Oliver, now Sugar Street Studios in the UK)

Everything's cuter with Kawaii faces on it. FACT.


And finally, a watercolor wonder that's truly... [sunglasses]... ONE IN A MELON:

(By Erica O'Brien in Connecticut)


Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay cool out there!


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Reader Comments (12)

So cheery. :D

July 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality so there's absolutely NO reason to apologize for featuring them.

July 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLauraB

I loved all of these, but the last one might be my favorite. Everything is so fruity today! And I'm perfectly ok with a pineapple theme. :)

July 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

Thank you for listing the baker's location. It makes it feel like a smaller, happier world where we can all share the love of cake.

Dug the Horatio Cain (sp?) *sunglasses* vibe ...heh.
Very *Miami*...=^~.-^=

I adore the second cake: very fruity with lemon, orange and even a lime slice!

July 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

So sunny and sweet!

July 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I love the smiling watermelon and pineapple cake. So happy! What a cheery day of cakes.

July 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBirdergirl

The flamingo cake made me think of the Golden Girls....I want the flamingo to land on the lanai!

July 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

Can you really expect us to pick a favorite? Won't happen. Now, it *might* happen if we could taste each one. Ya know, for science!

July 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

Now that is what I call 'fruit cake.'

July 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

These are the cutest cakes I've ever seen in my life.

February 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

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