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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: 10 Halloween Cuties

Halloween is coming, minions, but not to worry; today we're all about Sweets, not scares.

Let's set the stage with some cheerful Jack-O-Lanterns:

(By Yener's Way)


A baby bat or two:

(By Madhouse Bakes)


...and an oh-so adorable witch:

(By il Mondo di Ielle)


Which reminds me: you're gonna need a fabulous outfit, of course:

(By Cake Heart)


Plus some boo-tiful accessories!

(By Cuteology Cakes)

That bow is a scream.


Watch out for little monsters in need of hugs:

(By McGreevey Cakes)


...and dark fairies with a penchant for pointy things:

(By Pasticci di Molly, based on my friend Jasmine's art!)


Trick-or-treating black cats are fine, though.

(By The Royal Bakery)



If you're lucky enough to be celebrating a half birthday around Halloween, then I have JUST the cake for you:

(By Luna Cakes, no longer in business)

Though for the record, I've never received a half birthday cake before, and now I'm feeling kinda cheated.


Ah well, the rest of us boys and ghouls will just eat some sweets on Halloween night and, you know...
hang out.

(By Pirikos)

It'll be a frightfully good time, I'm sure.

Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (18)

All bootiful cakes - but how does that last one exist in our gravity?

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDNA

OMG I want the little monsters as plushies :D

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I want the black cat to sit on my nightstand!! He's (she's?) amazing! And he wearing a mask? Squeee!

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

I'm not a Halloween celebrator, though I do love to give out candy at the door to the kids. Not a big fan of witches in general, but that witch cake is unlike any I've seen before. She's hugging a gummy worm!! And her closed eyes and quirk of her mouth! That is so wonderful! Love the work that went into that. Also, the half cake idea -- why have I never thought of that? Or given myself one? Love how it turned out.

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

"Well, first I was gonna pop this guy hanging from the street light, and I realized, y'know, he's just working out. I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' in the gym and bust me in my a** while I'm on the treadmill?"

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Amazing art! And I want a 1/2 b-day cake, too. 😻

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

One of my sons was born on Dec 25, which was hard when he was a kid, since not only was his birthday overshadowed by Christmas, but his friends were never around to celebrate. Sometimes we had a party for him in early January, but for a few years we celebrated his half-birthday on Jun 25, for which I made a half birthday cake (and yes, it was amateurishly decorated, though better than some of the wrecks I have seen here if-I-do-say-so-myself).

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTheo Bromine

I am so in love with that black cat cake! Sooooo cute!

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Bumblepants

Spooky - tacular ! ^u^

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

I got a 3/4 birthday cake once! My freshman year in college, some organization offered to deliver birthday cakes to students on behalf of parents. But my birthday is the end of June. And my 1/2 birthday is in the middle of winter break. So my mom sent me a 3/4 birthday cake in March! It was awesome!

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy K.

I am prerry sure the monster cake by McGreevey are based on Chris Ryniak little monsers. And they are so dang cute too

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKelly S

@ClassicSteve - "Or do I owe her an apology? That was a good shot, though."

I want the ghosts, the bats and the chubby cat as plushies -- for the dog, yeah, for the dog...

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Baby bats and cute black cats - how sweet!

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

My family celebrated kids' 1/2 birthdays with 1/2 a cake, 1/2 a card and a token gift. To this day, my Dad sends me a 1/2 birthday card with a check for the amount of 1/2 my age. This next one I get $25!

October 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy C

Every year, my son gets a half birthday cake. We started when he was very young, maybe 3, because it was SO LONG between Christmas and his birthday in September. Every March, he gets half a cake, often frosted, but sometimes not. He's 28 now and on his own, but he still gets a half birthday cake. We've found, through the college years and now that he lives in a different part of the state, that a bundt cake travels the best through the mail.

October 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

That witchy boot on #4 has killed me and then given me LIFE! Hear me now and believe me later, I am *SO* making that into a wearable reality (but two of them, of course)!



October 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

If that's a regular-sized gummy worm on #3, that witch is tiny as well as adorable!

October 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

What's keeping the ghost on Pirikos' cake in place? He's pulling down the street lamp, but he's only holding on with his little ghost or hands! I like him! And the mask-wearing cat and the 40 1/2 cake!

October 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

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