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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
Sep212014

Sunday Sweets: Fraggles and Dragons and Groot, Oh My!

Whether you're a kid or just feel like one, nothing beats seeing one of your favorite characters in cake, am I right?

And if you've already seen Guardians of the Galaxy, I bet this is one of your new favorites:

(By Tattooed Bakers)

HE IS GROOT!

And just look at all that fabulous detail & airbrushing!

There's been so much Groot love online, not to mention at Dragon Con a few weeks back. Did you guys see that amaaaazing Groot cosplayer I posted on Epbot this week? My jaw about hit the floor when he walked out!

 

Here's another favorite no one's ready to "let go" just yet:

(By The Hobby Baker, photo by Alison Greenwood)

Olaf! Let's just pretend he's singing our version of his summer song.

(Those waves are fantastic, btw; love how the number 5 is floating off to the side.)

 

Groot and Olaf may be the new characters in town, but some classics never get old:

(By Sonata Torte)

Winnie-the-Pooh, and the whole gang, too!

 

I'll admit it: I still love cartoons, and I still really love the Ninja Turtles:

(By You've Been Cupcaked)

Look how cute! And lookit Mikey on his back! D'awww.

 

This next one is for my fellow writer Sharyn, because "it's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!"

(By The Bunny Baker)

That's Agnes from Despicable Me, and I want her stuffed unicorn.

 

Ever see a character you grew up with and instantly get the show's theme song stuck in your head?

(By Richards' Cakes)

"Down in Fraggle Rock!"

 

Time for another new favorite, this time from The Lego Movie:

(By April Heather)

Yay Unikitty!

Would you believe April is just a hobby baker? She made this for her daughter, so I think I speak for us all when I say, "JEALOUS."

 

How about an old arcade classic?

(By Sculpted Sweets)

It's Pac-Man, now in 3D! Great design, great colors.

 

And everyone's favorite Pixar robot:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Wall-E! Look closely; that "dirt" is actually chocolate sprinkles.

Here's a fun flashback for you: my first Sunday Sweets EVER was of a Wall-E cake.
I also have the Pop Funko toy perched on my monitor, so he can watch me while I work. :)

 

And another universally loved 'bot - though I think he prefers "droid":

(By Mira que Tarta)

R2D2!

Like Wall-E, there are a TON of great R2 cakes out there, but I love the extra details here: the themed number 7, the Tatooine landscape, and those bitty yellow wires on R2's "feet."

 

And finally, from droids to dragons:

(By Richards' Cakes)

WOW.

This How To Train Your Dragon masterpiece needs a closer look, so here are a few detail shots:

He's even wearing a saddle!

I'm amazed bakers this talented don't also go into the clay figurine business. I'd buy some of these dragons for my desk in a heartbeat!

 

Hope you enjoyed your Sweets today, everyone! Happy Sunday!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

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Reader Comments (40)

Squeeeeeeee! (Thanks, Jen!)

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Olaf image redeemed! And finally a decent use for a thick application of sprinkles (although they could have used photo paper, right? lol)

These are so "fluffy-gonna die" wonderful!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms anthrope

These are fantastic! I inadvertently wrecked my own birthday cake today (slippery potholders, dangit!), so I would love any of these cakes!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

I wonder where the monkey came from in the How to Train your Dragons cake. I don't remember a monkey in any of the movies or in the TV show.

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Whoa. All those dragons have itty-bitty individual teeth. It's the minute details like that which slay me. The wiring, the sprinkles (ack!), the soles and the number 7 on Pac-Man's shoe, the cake board that's just exactly big enough, the jewels and hand-painted shirt, the waves on the water, the wood grain on the fence, the texture of the sand, the wrinkles around the eyes. They make these beautiful cakes and are obsessed enough to get ALL the details right, not just the big ones. Which may be why they're such fabulous bakers.

P.S. I can no longer remember when I started reading this blog because years ago I went back and read every single post in one long late night binge.

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

Squeeee :D

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Is unikitty cake fondant-free? 'Cause that would be awesome!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

perfection!!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLarisa

NEED THE GROOT CAKE. If only Nebula existed in cake form...

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

Several years ago I signed up & took the basic Wilton's cake decorating class at my local Michael's craft store. I used my sign-up 40% off coupon to purchase my cake tools that I now use to make or enhance every birthday cake my kids have had since they were 5 & 2 years old. However, on the last night of the class, my teacher told us about a funny little website where "professional cakes gone wrong" are put on display called "Cake Wrecks". Without a doubt, that piece of information was the best thing I learned from that class! (No offense, Michael's teacher! I did indeed learn handy basic cake decorating skills too!). I spent 3 days catching up on all the past Cake Wrecks I had missed, laughing until I cried, & have visited this site daily ever since. So, thank you Michael's , thank you random cake decorating teacher whose name I've forgotten, and thank you Jen & John for always making my day sweet, Sunday or not!

Oh, and today's cakes, just wowza! Makes me wanna go back & take the fondant class! ;)

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMovieMom

These are beautiful and bring back great memories, both new and old. But I'm sad Piglet is missing from the Winnie the Pooh cake!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle K

Who the heck is "Groot?"...that's Jason Woodrue (aka The Floronic Man) from Pre-Crisis* DC!
Oh and while I'm at it....
Jade
Tattooed Man
Sandman
Ch'p

There, I said it, the latest "Marvel" movie is full of DC characters.


*I haven't seen what they've done with the character recently; maybe he looks different now, but seriously...check out the George Perez version in Crisis on Infinite Earths...

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

I think there are monkeys in the book " how to train your dragon", not in the movies or show. The book is very different.

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKC

My head is playing a mash-up of "Down in Fraggle Rock" and "Everything is Awesome" right now, with a side of that Jonsi song from HTTYD2. It's a little scary in there. I think I need cake.

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterL

These are all so amazing, and I love them all. However, I would feel like the worst person in the world if I cut into or damaged any of these works of art. Seriously, how can you cut into and eat something so perfect??

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I showed the Fraggle Rock cake to my sister and her immediate response was to sing "Down in Fraggle Rock."

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJessicaI

Finally an appropriate use for chocolate sprinkles and cake!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersue

How long will it be before a wrecker will try to pass off a pile of pooh brown frosting as Groot?

The dragon on is fantastic with all the little details!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

These cakes are all so fun, it seemed impossible to pick a favorite until I saw the Dragons cake. Oh my lands, that cake is amazing! The detail is incredible, and I second your statement of totally wanting a clay version of the dragons! All I want to know, though, is what is with the monkey? :) Seriously, love all these cakes!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

These are simple awesome, mind-blowingly exquisite cakes, and I so love the Fraggle Rock cake ... ahhh the memories ... and I love Winnie the Pooh ... Piglet?? The mouse is delightful, joyous, but Piglet?? no Piglet? I wonder if somewhere there is an amazing mouse-themed cake with a wee pig on it.

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoslyn

I'll bet Piglet is there on the bottom layer, but got cut out of the shot, which is still unfair.

April Heather needs to share her talents with the world!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I love that WALL-E cake!! And that HTTYD and Olaf cake looks sooooooo ├╝ber cool!!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I spy piglet's ears in the bottom right corner!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteroche

Piglet is in fact there on the Pooh cake, but cut out of shot. You can see his ears in the bottom right corner.

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterxwingace

Agreed re: the figurines from the Train Your Dragon cake -- in fact, I'd love to have the whole tower!!!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTerrie

So squee! I love these! FYI, I bought my "fluffy unicorn" at Target. They might still stock them. It is small - beanie babies sized.

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

The Sonata Torte page is worth a look to see the Winnie the Pooh cake, if only to see Piglet sitting on the cake board. If you look closely, you can see his little ears in the lower right-hand corner. There is also an adorable foot bridge over a moat, and the most precious tiny flowers.

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

If you look closely at the bottom right corner of the picture of the Pooh cake, you can see Piglet's ears :) but i agree, sad that he didnt make it into the shot.

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Why does the super-detailed perfect dragon cake have a rather random monkey in it?

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterv

I'm thinking that's Roo on the top tier next to Pooh, not a mouse, although his shirt is usually bluer...

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

I am majorly impressed with the unikitty cake by the hobby baker. I made a Lego cake for my son last year, and let me tell you, if it made it on CakeWrecks, it definitely wouldn't be on Sunday sweets. :) Another attempt this year, because apparently my son wants nothing but Lego parties. This will be the fourth Lego party out of his 10 birthdays, and really birthdays #1 and #2 don't really count, because he didn't even know what Legos were yet. I'm thinking minifig head this year. I might be able to pull that off.

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah H.

The Dragon cake is amazing!! I agree with others, how could you possibly cut into something like that?! Wow! And if the bakers made mini replicas in clay...they would sell tons!! They'd have to be mini, so we could buy them all and have enough room!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristineS - GA

The Pac-Man cake is perfect for my birthday. Those were the days.

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpinoy

Thanks for showcasing my UniKitty cake and all the kind words! It is the most pinned thing from my blog! The kids STILL talk about that cake!

September 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAprilHeather

I work at a bakery and am always told that I can't do anything that has a copywrite. How are these bakers getting around that?

September 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I Do believe that Stormfly has a relative at the North Pole, for her dentition is remarkably like that of the Abominable Snow Monster. Either that or Hermey the Elf has obtained his degree, and she's been in for Implants.

Simply charming, one and all.

racheld

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterracheld

Speaking of dragon cakes, I thought you might like this, (though you may have already seen it, haha!)http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/this-four-feet-tall-seventy-pound-toothless-sculpture-is-actually-a-cake-100888.html

October 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaiden

These are great. We see a lot of cakes on American animated movies or tv shows. But we never seem to see anime characters on your cakes. Are people just not sending in cakes of things like Black Butler, Bleach, Dragonball Z?

October 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I worked as a sculptor for Disney, you're right, this work is very impressive.

August 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Oooh, I love the Despicable Me cake. It's really well done. Now the question is, did it taste fluffy?

August 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

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