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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 For International Chocolate Day

I may not know the key to world peace, but I bet chocolate has something to do with it.

So today, let's go cuckoo for cocoa cakes with these gorgeous chocolate wedding designs.

(By The Chocolate Rose)



(By Ana Parzych Cakes)



(By Bake Ur Day with us...)

EEEE! So pretty!


Here's a neat look:

(By Margaret's French Bakery)

I like how the chocolate is placed like broken mosaic tiles over the icing. So clever!


And check this out:

(By Kanya Hunt)

Those chocolate curls are perfection! Loving the tiny pops of lime green, too.


Another creative take:

(By Ivory Cake Company)



Just when you thought chocolate couldn't get any more decadent:

(By Bellaria Cakes Design)

(Anyone else hear that in Gold Member's voice? Just me?)


I like how this next one looks like a giant graduated swirly slide - which I realize doesn't SOUND elegant, but lookie:

(By Ben the Cakeman)

Gorgeous, right?


You don't see too much intricate piping work these days, which makes this one all the more spectacular:

(Baker unknown. Anyone recognize it?)

It's stunning!


And finally, a chocolate-and-gold beauty fit for royalty:

(Found here. Baker unknown)

There are no words, you guys - just lots of open-mouthed staring.


And, ok, maybe a little drool.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Let's go eat some chocolate.


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Reader Comments (26)

Yumm :D and they looks so pretty

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Can't wait to see the wreck versions of these, especially the broken mosaic one.

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Finally chocolate that doesn't look like poo! Remember the gorgeous chocolate cake made by Frosted Art when Dallas tried to kill John? Good times!

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I love the one with the berries! And would,love to see how they cut and serve it.

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

it seems like a shame to cut any of the gorgeous cakes you show on sunday - thank goodness for pictures.

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjane lewis

The third cake is a Robineau's cake I think:

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

I'm getting all kinds of good ideas. Autumn colors. Unusual textures. Powdered sugar dusted berries. And lots and lots of chocolate.

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

So pretty and now I'm hungry. Love the daisies.

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

I love the one with the white dogwood blossoms. Classy but subtle.

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAgnes

all I can say is WOW!!! the creativity behind these cakes is astounding. I always look forward to Sunday Sweets because of the amazing cakes featured. Please keep 'em coming!!

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJackie H.

Wonderful execution of delightful designs!

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRadiofiesta

I didn't hear anything in Gold Member's voice, but I did keep hearing that one crazy fish guy from SpongeBob.

"Chocolate? Chocolate! CHOCOLATE!!! CHOCOLAAAAATE!!!!"

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

I would definitely go down a chocolate slide, eating scrumptious berries along the way! My personal winners for elegant simplicity are the first two cakes with gold leaf, the second cake with the cascading blossoms, and the piped lace on the penultimate cake. Sigh! :)

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

The first one is The Chocolate Rose Cake Shoppe ( If you go to the link you provided, the picture before that one has their logo:

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpez4me42

Thank you for posting such beautiful cakes... living vicariously!! Thanks again!

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Wow! We need more chocolate Sweets! Or just more chocolate... you know. :)

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

This is one of those Sunday posts that makes me say "Mmm!" in addition to "Wow!" =-)

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

The first made me say "Wow!" out loud, though all of them are simply gorgeous.

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkarla rae

Do these wedding parties have their receptions in refrigerated venues? How do these cakes not melt?!?

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

Gorgeous cakes!!!

Does anybody know if the fan cake is decorated with live flowers ? (except, of course, the roses made with modeling chocolate).


September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Irony is my own personal cake wreck, homemade “moist chocolate devil’s food cake” (came out as dense as maybe chocolate balsa wood while cold, and semisweet ganache frosting (applied at the awkward in between glazing and frosting stage so very drippy/droopy), then topped off with a first attempt at these stacked piped white choc flowers that had little marshmallow centers that didn’t apply well to melted white choc, , so, i put dark choc curls in center, then looking diseased and broken petal flowers, then tried to fix with white choc melted from a plastic baggie piping tip with no tip, just snipped corner, which then dripped down the front of the almost perfect but glazed looking ganache and ugly flowers. To top it off, it was about 4am and I was over it, so started applying white chocolate “ribbons “ (read dribbles all over the cake) and the candles for the 50th bday cake. I had to cover the bamboo skewers holding the 3 layers together, so put the 5 and the 0 on them. FAR apart. Then shoved five silver spiral bday candles in the center of the whole mess. At that point I was half laughing/half crying over the cake I wanted to be “perfect” for my partner’s big five oh. It was pretty much a perfect cake wreck and I thought of your site. :) Upon cutting, it’s very very dense, very rich, tastes good but maybe too dry’ish and ALL suggested on Martha Stewart’s site. lol!!! GO ME!

September 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmyT

Yay! Sunday Sweets on my birthday! :)

I LOVE the first two... elegant and stunning! :)

September 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterK Michelle

I think I gained 5 lb. just looking at these! ;-p

About the "Goooooold! " one: I heard that in the voice of Yukon Cornelius (from the Rudolph Christmas specials).

September 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny Cache

I didn't know chocolate wedding cakes were an option. I thought wedding cakes had to be white. I want a do-over cake. These are awesome.

September 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMinda

All of these are great except that slide covered in berries. The layers are too irregularly uneven to look intentional, so it just looks like a mess. A sleek and tidy mess, but still a mess.

September 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Impossible to pick a fav - all soooooooooo beautiful. However, from a "tasty" standpoint, I vote for the inspired chocolate/fruit cake (Ben the Cakeman). The biggest one! Of course! Is there anything better (OK, you guys know what I mean) than fruit and chocolate together? The PERFECT marriage. LOVE Sunday Sweets. Just when I think I can't be further impressed by gorgeous cake bakers... I am! :-)

September 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

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