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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: Robots Rock

Here's a little known fact: Nothing makes Jen as happy as adorable robots.*

(*Except our cat Lily. And Disney. And chocolate cake. Okay, so a lot of things make Jen happy.)

So this week, I thought we'd look at adorable robot cakes. Because I love my wife. And because she picked the cakes. And then said, "GO WRITE SWEETS."


Oh look! Here's an adorable robot cake now:

(By Yummies)

Love the primary colors. And I don't know about you, but I like figuring out how some of these support structures work. For instance, the balloon - which I assume is NOT filled with helium, and is actually edible - must weigh quite a bit, but it's only held up by that little string. How cool is that?


Here's one in Jen's favorite colors:

(By Way Beyond Cakes)

Love that it's balancing on one wheel. Jen and I made a full sized Claptrap from Borderlands once, and easily the hardest part was getting him to stand on one wheel. (I'm not saying we failed, buuuut... it does make a lot of noise when he falls over. O.o)


Now for something vintage:

(By Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School, inspired by GinnyPenny's plush robots.)

Did they put a just put a corset on a robot? Yes. Yes they did.


(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

D'awww, Wall-E looks so sad. He must have just watched any Pixar film ever. (I firmly believe there is a task force at Pixar with the sole purpose of making you weep uncontrollably during all of their films.)


This one is deceptively simple...

(By Couture Cupcakes)

But look how perfect that piping is! I would be terrified piping blue icing on clean, white fondant.


And check out the airbrushing on this one:

(By Michael Almeida)

I love how they captured its little robot emotions. I like to think it just escaped from a lab somewhere after gaining a soul, and now it's discovering the beauty of nature for the very first time.

Or it's thinking about soup. Definitely one of the two.


This next one is channeling the little green aliens from Toy Story:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)


 [Update: According to the comments, he's actually from a show called Team Umizoomi. So... no claw?]


And this groovy 'bot looks like it's wearing headphones:

(By The Violet Cake Shop)

Plus more Jen-approved colors. Excellent.

Totally unrelated but kinda related, when I first started dating Jen 18 years ago we discovered we both used to love rollerskating to Don't Stop The Rock as kids. If you don't know it, it's a song sung by a robot, so yeah, this tangent is totally related.


And finally, my favorite cake of the week:

(By Roses & Bows Cakery)

Because it makes me happy just looking at it. Wow.

And in case you really want to have a catchy robot song stuck in your head all day:

  Don't stop the rock OR the robots - and have a great Sunday!


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Reader Comments (27)

Psst. Thats not the aliens from toy story. Thats bot from team umizoomi!

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I think the claw one is Team Umizoomi.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Ha! That's so funny. I wasn't ever very good at roller skating but that song would always get me out on the floor at the skating rink when I was little!

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

That's Bot from Team Umizoomi! Not Toy Story.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCakey

My daughter and I think that last one is actually a robot version of Big Bird - look at the arms.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie E.

The blue and green one is the robot from Team UmiZoomi. Nothing to do with Toy Story! :D

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

The "claw" guy is from Team Umizoomi... I watch entirely too much Nick Jr.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter123justme

The 7th robot isn't from Toy Story. It's Bot from Nickleodeon's Team Umizoomi. I'm embarrassed to know that but I've been forced to watch MANY episodes due to the teeny boss in my house.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Great sweets! However, the third from the last is Bot from Team Umizoomi. Sad that I know this.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Another lovely Sunday Sweets! Just a heads up -- the third from the last isn't referencing Toy Story. He's the oh-so-creatively named Bot from Team Umizoomi on Nick Jr. It's not one of my favorite kids' shows, but it is math and numbers based, so I tolerate it occasionally.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKT

Awwww! They all made me smile...

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

I like the last one the best! Mostly because the skull is wearing roses and a big blue bow....and something that looks like a broken rolling pin(?).....And hey--did you notice that NO ONE has mentioned the "OhHereWeGoAgain" thing from........ =^-.~^=

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

psst...john (the hubby of jen)...I'm pretty sure you're rather high up on the list of things that makes Jen happy.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Headphone bot is my fave! Thanks so much for the Sunday morning pick-me-up!!! You just made my day!

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

Love the cakes! So adorable.

I have a question about the song though. You say "sung by a robot", but there are no lyrics in the version you linked to. Was "sung" meant to be irony? I don't know the song because I was "too old" for rollerskating when it came out. Or couldn't find a rink anymore. I was going to search for the song but decided to ask before possibly wasting my time trying to find lyrics.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbelphebe

Epcot on Team Umizoomi!

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher

No Bender? Or Rusty Tinman?

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterguest

A robot song in honor of today's post:
plus it freaks out my first grader, other than this song though he really likes robots, so thank you.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlen

If Jen loves cute bots, and video games, I sure hope she's played Doki Doki Universe. QT3 needs to be honored in cake form. Oh, and Machinarium, she needs to p,as that, too.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShan

Love the steampunk vintage robot cake.....great sunday sweets!!

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermary

Aw, they are all so sweet.

April 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Excellent! Wall-E is a masterpiece, my god... This is so incredible. Glad I found this site!

April 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGeorg Ziermans

Thanks for the awesome tune!!!!!

April 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDoreen

I don't know much about robots, Team Umizoomi or Don't Stop the Rock, but I DO know these are the sweetest 'Bot cakes. Ever. Fer Shure! Thanks John! (JHOJ) :-) meo

April 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

How is there no Bender????

April 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRosabud

I was shocked to see my robot Etsy shop, GinnyPenny, was getting views from one of my favorite blogs. I mean, I don't make cakes, but yes, Paul did make a cake based on one of my Steampunk robots. I am so thrilled to see it here! Love Love Love your blog!

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusie Lee

I'm late on the game ... The blue robot on white fondant was more than likely a transfer. You reverse pipe onto a piece of parchment, freeze and then place onto the fondant. You risk it breaking, but you ensure you don't smudge that wonderful white.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusyn

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