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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: 11 Bright & Bold Cakes for Spring

Forget April showers; whaddaya say we bust out some sweet flowers?

(By Lulu's Sweet Secrets)

 And get this: those are sugar flowers. Which are better than real flowers because

a) SUGAR, and

b) they last pretty much forever.

Or at least until you accidentally drop one on a tile floor. o.0


More flowers, MOAR WHIMSY!

(By Ron Ben-Israel)

 You know, I have a friend who actually doesn't like topsy-turvy cakes. 

To which I say, "Look at this cake, Renee. LOOK AT IT."

I rest my case.


 This one's a little funky, but the more I look at it, the more I like it:

(By Rick of CakeLava)

Like a pencil sketch come to life, right? With watercolor flowers? 


Such Spring. Much cake. Wow.

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)



We now interrupt these flowery spring cakes to bring you a mustachioed owl wearing a monocle.  Because reasons.

(By Cake Nouveau)

"Who, me?"


Also, an adorable cake camper:

The bitty bunting! The birthday license plate! The heart hitch! This should totally be a little birdhouse. (You've seen the little camper birdhouses, right? So. CUTE.)


This one looks like a painting come to life:

(By Gimmie Some Sugar)

So succulent!

(See what I did there?)


Springtime in Paris? Mais oui!

(By Lulu Cake Boutique)

Loving the color gradient, and those flowers! Ack! SO PERFECT.


Sometimes you just need a little bright & cheery neon ... and sometimes you need a lot.

(By Sweet Grace Cake Designs)

Aww yeeeah. That's the stuff.

(The pink and orange stencils!)

Of course, there are also times you need Grumpy Bear sitting on a rainbow. BECAUSE MORE REASONS:

(By Celebrate With Cake)

We'll just call this the April Showers cake, K?


And finally, it doesn't get much bolder or brighter than this Fiesta-inspired number!

(By Calamity Cakes, more party pics here)

LOOK AT THOSE COLORS! And the ruffles! And the crepe paper flower! I can't decide if I want to eat it or wear it! (Though the way I eat, I could easily do both. Yep. Hand-to-mouth coordination: I lack it.)


Hope you enjoyed today's springy eye candy, guys! And as always, if you're curious which bakers near you we've featured here on Sweets, just click on over to our Sunday Sweets Directory.


Homophoning It In

...and some lost?

(I love that you can clearly tell the W is the "fixed" version. What do you think it said before? "Juan"?)

(Great, now I desperately want to see a "Some Juan Is Having A Birthday" cake. YOUR MOVE, Juans of the world.)


Now is the "Are" of our discontent.


How much you wanna bet the customer actually wanted a picture here?

I guess the wreckerator wanted to keep that visual under wraps.



Followed by the all new Canadian Busy and Irish Industrious!


Thanks to Anony M., Nick N., and John & Kathy F. for the grate thyme.


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