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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 Goes Green For St. Paddy's

Saint Patrick's Day is coming, but it's a rare treat to find a cake as elegant as this Claddagh design for the holiday:

(By Cake Gallery)

Who needs flowers with clovers this sweet?


So rather than featuring all Leprechauns and pots of gold, today I'm also mixing in some gorgeous wedding cakes in one of my favorite colors:

(By Sweet Sugar Treats)



There's something so cheerful about bright emerald green, am I right?

Just like soft mossy greens make you feel at least 80% less stabby:

(By Tort Ekaterinburg)

Srsly, next time you're stuck in traffic, think about this cake. It'll totally help.


Now combine those two greens, and throw in some teensy pink roses...

(By Red Carpet Cake Design)


That piping is blowing my mind. Perfect swags *and* brush embroidery!


This oh-so-subtle St. Patrick's design has the most incredible tiered tree on top:

(By Bobbette and Belle)

You've probably spotted the pot of gold, but what about the tiny Leprechaun?
(Took me a minute!)


I heard a delicious rumor that this pot of gold is filled with a layer of cheesecake:

(By Topsy Turvy)

[heavy breathing]
[repeated attempts to lick the screen]



You know, I'd never have thought this color combo would work, but WOW does it:

(By The Cake Tress)


And since orange is my favorite favorite color, of COURSE I'm feeling this next one:

(By Jim Smeal)

Look closely; those lines are all hand-piped!


There's a new trend of making cakes as beautiful inside as they are out, and lemme tell ya:

(By Make Fabulous Cakes)



In fact, since you really can't have a St. Patrick's Day celebration without at least ONE rainbow...

(By Rosie Cake Diva)'s a cake with ALL the rainbows. [squee!]

In fact, you can keep your pot o' gold, Mr. Leprechaun; I'll just take this cake.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (7)

Oh, yum.....!!! Green, AND chocolate?
I am IN! But my favorite part is the wee leprechaun...(5th down)...he appears to be brooding....
HOW will he get that pot of gold DOWN?

March 11, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I’m getting in line to try the pot of gold, chocolate and cheesecake! Wow!

These are beautiful! I like the ones with different colored layers!

March 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Oh, wow! All of these cakes are scrumptious, but swags are DEVILISHLY hard to do, and to make them perfect is just shy of impossible. My hat is off to the folks at Red Carpet.

March 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Makes me smile. :D

March 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Please tell me you didn't just call the shamrocks on the top one "clover"...

March 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJames

I love Sundays. Ahhhhh. You’re right. I do feel 80% less stabby!

March 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

Is that first cake butter cream? I hope so with all my heart. I do love when a cake artist proves that butter cream can be beautiful.

March 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEvie_M

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