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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 Under The Sea

Today Sunday Sweets really takes a dive...

(By Shani's Sweet Creations)

...into undersea sweetness!


Yep, we're going to celebrate all things beneath the waves, like colorful coral and friendly octopodes:

(By Jacqueline Marie's Custom Cakes)


Enormous hump-backed blue whales:

(By Ron Ben-Israel Cakes)


And a little of everything, like in this gorgeous hand-painted vignette:

(By My Sweet Cosette)



Prefer something more cartoony and cute? GOT IT:

(By Fantasticakes Cecile Crabot)

Is it wrong to admit that *I* want this cake? Or at least all the googly-eyed creatures? SO CUTE.


Ooh, now check out this stylin' modern design:

(By Planet Cake)

That trail of bubbles? Genius.


Speaking of modern, I'm digging this abstract mermaid and starfish topper:

(By Gulnaz Mitchell Cake Design)

It almost has a stained glass feel to it, right?


LOVE the colors in this stack of sea urchins:

(By Cakelava)

If you look closely, you can see colorful little fish near the base, too!


Of course we can't have an "Under the Sea" theme without a certain red-headed mermaid:

(By Fabricake, based on the art of Tim Shumate)

She's just a bit more grown-up in this version. ;)

I like how the art is layered to give it depth, almost like a paper-cutting.


What else do you find under the sea? Ship wrecks and pirate treasure, of course!

(By Roses & Bows Cakery)

The aging on this is beeeeeaauuutiful. The sprinkling of sand! The curled up "map!" I even like the green snaily guy.


And finally, the ultimate undersea Coral Reef cake:

(By Cakes By Kim Simons)

Complete with a swimming sea turtle topper!

There's so much to see on this one, I'm *still* finding hidden fish. And do I spy little moray eels?


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (22)

I cannot choose a favorite. The whale, cartoony cake and mermaid cakes are good, but they are all wonderful

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Well, no Spongebob Squarepants but I guess that's OK since we still got GARY! I always love undersea themes, and these cakes make my heart sing. I'll probably be humming "Octopus's Garden" all day.

It took me a couple times through before I realized that the Ron Ben-Israel cake has "MAX" written out in the sea foam- just wow-

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

These are all so amazing and beautiful. I would hate to have to eat one of these.
The whale cake looks like it has "Max" written in the foam?

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

These are all beautiful, but what makes my word-nerdy self happiest is that you used "octopodes." <3

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJammies

Octopi make me cry but Octopodes bode well for us being friends forever!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Very last photo: Is that a wee baby turtle under the big one? It almost looks it (right under its neck, to the left, near the piece of purple coral)!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

That first mermaid cake is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen on Sunday Sweets and that's saying a lot. The pastel colors, the feeling of motion in the kelp and the mermaid's hair, the waves at the everything!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter-A.

Did you notice the 4th cake? The supports of the cake stand were wine glasses filled with sea shells. I couldn't pick a favorite cake. As usual on Sunday, they were all fabulous. But I noticed the wine glass idea and thought that was cool.

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Simply LOVE the whale cake...

That said, these are all gorgeous. I also am partial to the "stain glass mermaid", the octopus cake and the stacked sea urchins cake. The detail is amazing.

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

my faith in creative cake decorators has once again been restored with Sunday Sweets. when i see the cakes, it magically makes the images from the other 6 days of the week disappear! beautiful cakes (especially the ones involving turtles) today.

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTurtle Lady

One of my favorite posts! I love all of the cakes, just gorgeous!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Jumping on board (or maybe overboard) with the love for "octopodes"! Hooray for proper Greek pluralizing. :-) (Also, I want the turtles. All the turtles.)

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterL

The 7th cake is based on the artwork of artist Mandie Manzano. You can find her on FB at Mandie Manzano.

Here is a link to the original art.

All of the cakes are gorgous!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermimirose41209

These are all exquisite. I think, maybe, my favorite is Planet Cake's tower with bubbles. (Ask me again in an hour and I'll pick a different one.)

Best cake stand, however, is a no-brainer. My Sweet Cosette's use of three water goblets, filled with sea shells is brilliant!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Wow! These are all too pretty to eat! There are some talented sculptors out there

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

It's the treasure chest cake a wedding cake? Looks like a bride and groom skull topper. Genius!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTJ

Thank you so much for including my mermaid cake! It is an honor to be featured alongside of all these amazing cake artists. AMAZING cakes - ALL of them!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShani Christenson

What I want to know is how Ron ben Israel keeps that whale's tail from falling over? Wonderful, wonderful, every single one of them.

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them—Ding-dong, bell.

--- The Tempest 1.2

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

All fantastic, but the coral reef cake is incredible!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the towering modern cake with the bubbles!!!! That is so simple, yet so beautiful.

July 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

The skulls cake is definitely a wedding cake. To see all of the detail, visit the Roses and Bows website. There is more detail than can be described.

July 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKeith

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