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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 Isn't Ready For Fall, Y'all

I know technically it's already Fall, but I'm not ready for autumn colors yet! So here's one last hurrah of bright flowery goodness before we surrender to our Pumpkin Spice overlords.

(By Mandarin Cakes)

One of the most beautiful wreath cakes I've ever seen - and that's all buttercream! Can you believe it?


These pinks and greens are perfectly Spring-y:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)


And this mint-and-yellow combo is the cheeriest of them all:

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)


Need to battle the impending Winter blues? Then how about a giant bouquet of pretty-in-pink tulips?

(By Cofetaria Dana)


Then again, sometimes the blues aren't so bad.
Especially if they're in the form of hand painted pansies:

(By Maggie Austin Cake)

Digging those papery ruffles on the bottom tiers, too!


I may not be ready for Fall, but orange is still always my favorite:

(By Candelle Pasteleria Boutique)

And this combination of hand painted stems with 3D flowers is perfect. PERFECT, I say!


Ruffles and orchids and gold, oh my!

(By Precious Taarten)

I just want to hug that bottom tier. Is that wrong?


Oooh, now here's an amazing design:

(By It's A Cake Thing)

I can't decide which I like more: that dramatic flower topper or the fun beaded ombré underneath!
(That billowing on the bottom isn't too shabby, either.)


Another dramatic topper, this time with a tropical hibiscus:

(By Joylicious Cakes)

And that sweet swath of lace! Ah!


You'll be hard pressed to look at this next one and NOT smile:

(By Fantasticakes)

It's those cheerful greens, right? And the bitty little bird?


And finally, a whole wagon load of summery, spring-y cheer:

(By Butterfly Cakes And Bakes)

Just about Sweet enough to last us 'til Spring!


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (17)

I cannot decide which of these I like better. Always love Sundays on CakeWrecks.

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

I keep going back to the first cake, it's so beautiful & buttercream. Cake 5 looks like a bit of the ruffles is falling, just like paper. Honestly, how could anyone cut into them, let alone eat it.
Sunday Sweets makes my day again. X

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Yay, a buttercream one! Thanks for posting all these lovely flower cakes!

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Hibiscus cake is best cake. Other than the Mardi Gras looking one.

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAddy

Monday thru Friday we laugh out loud and snark-remark onthe wreckage. Sunday? Speechless from awe and wonder. Thank you, Jen.

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

All these cakes are gorgeous, especially the dramatic purple flower one. If the ombré beads were M&Ms, it would be perfect for me.

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jayne

I will admit, this site is the #1 reason for my "I just want to elope and no need for a ceremony" and "I need ALL THE CAKES" see-sawing when it comes to my eventual wedding. I see the "what they ordered/what they got" and I'm all "That's a giant pile of nope sitting on a nope platter surrounded by table of nope." Then I see the Sunday Sweets and I'm "I must have this. And that. And this. And surely *my* cake would look this pretty, right?"

I've already told the boyfriend that I'm using YOUR list of bakers featured in the Sunday Sweets as a starting point for which ones to go to when it comes time to start looking. :-)

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAshley C.

What a list of loveliness! so many pretty posies! I can hardly pick a favorite (tho I confess leaning toward anything with lovely shades of pink and green).

May have to bookmark this page and hang on to these to remind me that spring WILL eventually come again as we start our prep for the long winter here in MN.

Kudos to the bakers who made today's Sunday Sweets (and of course, Jen) possible.

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

I'm completely in love with the pink tulip cake!!! And I'm not even usually a big fan of pink. Just gorgeous!

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMeridaAnn

The one with the blue-tit (don't worry - it's the species of bird) and the black ribbon is lovely! And don't worry about fall/autumn... down here in the southern hemisphere it's just coming into spring, so if you need an excuse for flowery cakes when you're shivering in mid-winter just do a cake wreck column for us down under :)

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJames in New Zealand

I love the blue buttercream wreath!

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Thanks for the lovely spring reminder. These are all gorgeous, but I'm partial to that buttercream! Amazing! (Pumpkin spice overlords made me giggle!)

October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

The buttercream cake #1 is A-mazing. The bakers I spoke with when planning my daughter's wedding all said that you couldn't do detail work with buttercream. Fail! I can't imagine how much the tulip cake (#4) cost. The size of that bouquet is mind-boggling, and the work is exquisite. Sigh.
Cake #10, with three big flowers and trailing ivy is my favorite. Everything is so realistic and while it features pretty blowsy flora, it's really quite elegant and restrained. I just love it! Thanks, Jen.

P.S. Jen, would it be possible to number the cakes for reference purposes, at least on Sunday Sweets, if not every day posts? It would be so much easier to comment on specific cakes without getting mixed up.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterphysicsmom

Why wouldn't you do Spring cakes given its the start of Spring right now?

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHalek

The wheelbarrow is incredible! Such detail and such beautiful flowers. They look so real yet are all sugar craft, wow!

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSweet tooth

I love these buttercream flowers cakes! But just one thing... It can't be very nice to eat that much loaded on buttercream??
Keep up the good work! Love your site! Inspires me to improve my skills as a decorator!

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarcia's Cakes

These gorgeous, springy-colored confections make me want to drag out my sewing machine, have it serviced and the dustbunnies evicted, so I can make clothing (like I used to)...just so I can WEAR THESE CAKES.

You know...without attracting ants.

October 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

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