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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

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Sunday Sweets: Halloween Cuties!

Yassss, it's Halloween cake time! I look forward to these all year!

I like to split my favorite spooky sweets into two categories: cute and creepy. And this week we are all about the cute:

(By Meng Jo Fong in Malaysia)

Who knew a stitched together monster could have such adorable widdle ears?


This roly-poly bat has a glitter bow tie:

[By Whipped Bakeshop in Pennsylvania]

And the teeny wings! Ack!


Some lucky one-year-old got the world's most stylin' pumpkin cake:

(By Jenny's Haute Cakes in Colorado)

The smaller pumpkin is the smash cake, but c'mon. How do you let anyone smash that?


This mechanical witch's hat has stolen my steampunk-loving heart:

(By Roses & Bows Cakery in Ireland)

Change the hat a little, and it would work for Christmas, too!


Another adorable bat, because you can never have too many:

(Baker unknown)

I'm pretty sure she wants a hug.


And now a boiling and bubbling surprise:

(By Sugar & Spice Cakes in New Zealand)

This cauldron cake has a space inside for dry ice! SO COOL. (Pun intended.)


Anyone else like blending their holidays together a little? Because I want to hug this adorable gingerbread witch:

(By Cake Central user Nadia38)

She looks like a soft plush doll! Someone needs to go pinch her cheek to make sure she's cake.


Loving the non-traditional colors on this one:

(By Cakes Decor user Katka in Slovakia)

We need more teals and reds in our Halloween decorations, gang. And also black-cat-in-pumpkin cake toppers.


Ahhh, but you know what's even better than a black cat topper?

(By My Cake School, online only)


("Three! Three cat toppers! Ah! Ah! Ah!")


And finally, feast your eyes on this most delightfully dapper steampunk Jack O' Lantern:

(By The Violet Cake Shop in Ontario)

Actually, looking at that collar, maybe he's the Headless Horseman? Whichever, I LOVE HIM. So many gorgeous details, from the damask cake board to his tiny key nose! So, so gorgeous.


I hope you guys enjoyed! And be sure to check back next Sunday for my favorite creepy gothic beauties - including some fabulous Halloween wedding cakes!


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Sunday Sweets: Kids Cartoons!

Kids' shows get some of the cutest cakes, you guys. I don't even have kids, and I had a blast looking for these!

Just look at this adorable Doc McStuffins cake:

[By Valentina Pollicino in Italy]



When I Googled the most popular kids' shows of 2018, I was amazed to see Pokémon still on the list. Good thing, though, since that means I get to show you this jaw-dropping Pikachu:

[By Le Delizie di Kicca in Italy]

The shading makes it look more like a ceramic sculpture than a cake! Also loving all the lightning bolts.


Oh hey, here's a show I've actually watched before: Miraculous: Tales of Lady Bug & Cat Noir

[By Soraia Amorim Sugar Artist in Portugal]

So impressed with the mix of 2D and 3D - plus that little ladybug & cat are adorable.


Judging by the amount of incredible Paw Patrol cakes out there, it must be a HIT with the little ones:

[By Medena Radionica in Serbia]

I like the little tower!


And speaking of popular shows, obviously My Little Pony is huuuuuge. John and I are even fans. I could do a whole post of great MLP cakes, but instead here's one of the cutest Pinkie Pie cakes I've ever seen:

[By Cakes By Ashley in Texas]

My favorite is how the flowers look like they're made of rolled-up balloon. I could totally see Pinkie making those with her stash of party balloons. :)


Here come another show I've been a fan of since the original: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

[Baker Unknown. Anyone recognize it?]

Look how fun this is, with the pizza base and that river of toxic sludge out the side! I would have loved this cake back in middle school... or heck, even today. (The reboot is awesome, I've got to catch up on it someday.)


I've seen a lot of people cosplay from this next one: Star vs The Forces of Evil

[By Andrea Bertini in Argentina]

The premise sounds hilarious in the best way, any of you watch it? I think I need to check it out.


One of my good friends has 3 young kids, and they are alllll about LEGO: Ninjago

[By Sweet Obsessions in Malaysia]

Even the figures are sugar! Wowza.


Speaking of my friend's kids, John and I got to theme her daughter's room after Elena of Avalor, so I've had a soft spot for that character ever since:

[Baker Unknown. Anyone recognize it?]

I love Elena's red-and-teal color scheme with all the bright flowers - so pretty, I want to wear them in my hair!


Years ago a reader e-mailed to tell me about this show her kids were watching: it was adorable and kind of steampunk-styled, so she thought of me. The show was called Octonauts, and now that I see this cake I want figurines of all the characters:

[By Amanda's Little Cake Boutique (new name) in the UK]

SO CUTE. Love all the soft pastels - and that submarine looks like a toy you could pick up and play with, not sculpted sugar! Amazing.


Happy Sunday, everyone! I think I'll go watch some cartoons now. :)


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