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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 YOU, Valentine

Happy Valentines Day, minions!

I'm afraid I don't have boxes of chocolates or teddy bears for you, but I DO have this cuteness right here:

(By Sweet Bakes)

All together, now: D'AWWWWWW.


Yep, just consider this post my Valentine to all of you:

(By Sweet K Cake Design)

I'll even AIM to keep the painful puns on the DOWN BOW.

(John: That's really the best pun you've got?


You know what's better than Valentines heart candy?

(By My Cake School)


And also anything with chocolate in it.

(Make a note, better halves.)


Here's a classic in red, white, and black:

(By Butterbug Cakes)


And a less traditional pink, white, and GOOOOOLD:

(By Hey There, Cupcake!)

How cool is that marble texture?

And you DID read "goooold" in Goldmember's voice, right?



I'm loving these rich purple accents:

(By Paula Chammas)


And these handwritten "love" notes!

(By Hazel Wong Cake Design)


This lacy, ruffly masterpiece is stunning - so is it wrong that I'm most impressed by how the hearts match the cake stand?

(By Precious Taarten)



And finally, a giant cake rose that manages to look even prettier once it's cut:

(By Cake Style, video tutorial here)

Ooooh. Aaaaa.

You should watch the video, too; she makes it seem like something even us mere mortals could make.


Have a great Valentines, everyone! Here's to all the lovers, dreamers, friends, family, and furbabies who make our lives Sweet.

(And also to CAKE, because caaaaake.)


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Reader Comments (19)

Awww to the first cake :D and that third one is amazing

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1


February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Those are beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day!!

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Goodman

See, it IS possible to make a beautiful floral cake without poop.

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Love inspires.
Sunday always restores the faith in skill and talent and beauty that Monday-Friday so hilariously tramples!
Hope everyone feels ❤️ *hearted* today.
Thanks, Jen.

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

The others are nice, but, oh, that Rose!

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

I'm afraid I'm a Valentine's Day Grinch. Perhaps my shoes are too tight, or my heart is 2 sizes too small.
But hey, I love this site, it's the first place I go every day, and Epbot is second.
And the last cake, the rose, I love it!! (And I don't even like pink.)
Geez, I'm a grouch today. Coffee, please!!

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

Milk and Cookies ( or Cookies and Milk , depending on your preference ) in luuuuuuuv ! for the win .

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION!! haha. Did I win for getting the reference in your very last note? :-D

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

they are all gorgeous but number one really brings a smile.

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjane lewis

#1 - Super cute
#2 - The cupid needs to be on the top layer.. it gets lost in chevons
#3 - I want!!
#4 - Very sleek and beautiful in a fun way
#5 - eh. but yes marble layer is cool
#6 - same as 4... love it
#7 - Not into Country chic, but like the middle layer
#8 - A little too much but amazing
#9 - wait... that's a cake?!! WOW!!!!

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenifer

Aww, the first cake has cute AND science--the diffraction shifted straw in the liquid!

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTexpenguin

the milk and cookies cake is cute!

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Schaaf

I'm saving this post because if I ever get married, I'm using these cakes for my inspiration:)

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMadTigerKitty

I think that birch bark with hot pink is more amazing than writing "Love" dozens of times.

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris Staffa

Now if this were another day, we might comment on the chevrons not matching up on cake 8 and the top layer looking a bit out of plumb and rough around the bottom....
But it is otherwise and excellent piece of workmanship.
The rose leaves me speechless.

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Wowie Zowie! Those are some sweet Sunday Valentine's Day cakes! LOVE THEM! I.must.have.the.rose.cake. Too awesoomeee! Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks! MaryO1230

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

The first and last cakes are my faves this time. That rose is amazing.

Happy Valleytines to one and all! (The dog sends slobbery pit bull kisses!)

February 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

I read "GOOOOOLD" in the Gold Prospector's voice from the Simpsons, is that okay?

February 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarama

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