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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

New Year, New Sweets

Ingredients for a Sweet New Year's Eve Party:


- Disco Ball

(By Confetti Cakes)

I hear Paula can lend you one.


- Champagne

(By Sweet Grace Cake Designs)

Don't forget the ice!


- Party Hats & Noise Makers

(By Oh Sugar Events)

Because it's not a party until you both look & sound ridiculous.


Or you could opt to look fabulous and go with a steampunk theme:

(By Semi Sweet Designs)

Granted, I'm a little biased. Mmmm, steampunk.


- A Clock

(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)

So you won't be late!


Or how about this one, which has removable side ornaments for each month of the year:

(By Cake Central user mintbelly)

The guests got to choose their favorite section and take it home as a keepsake. So cool!


- More Champagne

(By Rosebud Cakes)

Bubbly bubbly. Isn't that a funny word? BUBBLY.


- Dramatic Decor

(By SB Cake Design)

Boom, baby.


And if all goes well, at midnight you just might get one of these:

(By Pink Cake Box)

Dibs on the shoulder pads.


Eat it up, my friends, 'cuz come the New Year I know a lot of us are switching to salads.

(By Cake Central member OliMom)

I'll take this one.



Happy New Year, everyone!

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Reader Comments (15)

Love the cake salad :D I have no specific resolutions, just trying to do my best.

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I counted as well as I could, but got only eight side ornaments for the sixth cake. I want to see the rest four, too!

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkt

Would that salad have your patented cake croutons?

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

LOVE the "Dramatic Decor" one with the blue flower. But I wouldn't want to eat it, I'd want to keep it forever.

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancie

I love the dark blue against the white... so classy!

... and am I the only one who counted eight ornaments on the sides of the clock cake, or shall I pay another visit to preschool...? I love the idea of using a cake display as favors.

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDragon Bait

Epcot of the day:
Those aren't months, according to the web site, they're the seasons, solstices, and equinoxes.

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLMR

6th cake: I'm wondering if perhaps the sections represent seasons (two for each), rather than months, but that doesn't work, either. Nevertheless, the total effect is delightful! I love the acorns; maybe the White Rabbit above can get to them before the March Hare shows up. =^~.~^=

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'm digging those champagne flute cookies, big-time. The salad one, too. Though in truth, Winter really isn't the time to gorge on salads. (Well, not where winters are cold, anyway.) A big bowl of Minestrone or Lebanese style lentil soup, on the other hand... Sign me up! :)

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

What's the ice in that second cake made out of, pure sugar?

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBea

I think the picture of the keepsake cake is upside down, too. Can it be flipped over?

Also, I have a very hard time believing that clock-with-rabbit cake actually IS cake. Seriously, I'd display that in my house.

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

Gotta have the KISS cake ( since KISS is celebrating thier 40th anniversity in Rock 'n' Roll in 2015!)

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

These are all lovely and well-made, but I can't help thinking that none of them look very tasty (except for the cookies!). I can't imagine all of that metallic gum paste or fondant would be edible, and the odd shapes of most of these cakes make it seem like there would not be much actual cake in there. They are all gorgeous display pieces though. The Kiss cake makes me think of Family Guy! :)
Love the steampunk cookies!

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

The clock cake is more than spectacular! I'd display it, and then eat the amazingly realistic salad cake and pretend it was the real thing, best way to start the new year! I always order my salad without cheese and croutons, dressing on the side. it's healthier that way, so this cake is about perfect! (except it's vegetables are cake (I'd pretend) instead of the real thing, which in my mind is the best way to "Have your cake and eat it too!".

December 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarb Gerstung

I can tell you without a doubt the cake with the removable parts represents the 8 pagan sabbats. The candles represent Imbolc (Brigid's day), the eggs are Ostara (spring equinox) the flower is Beltane (Mayday), the sun is Litha (summer solstice), the cornucopia is Lammas (first harvest), the acorns are Mabon (fall equinox and second harvest), the pumpkins are Samhain (Halloween, final harvest), and the wintery scene is Yule (the winter solstice). The clock is representing what pagans call the "wheel of the year". I love the creativity that went into that masterpiece and wish I was anywhere close to that talented when making cakes!

December 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

Andi, thanks for the mini-lesson. :)

December 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

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