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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: Some Bunnies To Love

As I sat down to write Sweets this week, I realized that we've done Easter Sweets for the last 7 years.
Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

So then I was all, "We should do something different," and Jen was all, "Whatever, man, you're writing it," and then I was all, "But I'm pretty sure our readers will mutiny if I write another Sweets," and she was all, "I'm trying to write a super offensive post, man, lemme 'lone."


So allow me to present:

  10 Bunny Cakes That Have Nothing To Do With Easter Besides The Fact That They Happen To Be Bunny Cakes And It Happens To Be Easter®


Judy Hopps

(By Zoe's Fancy Cakes)

From Zootopia, which Jen and I haven't seen yet, but we're totally going to tonight, right, Jen?


Bugs Bunny

(Baker unknown. Help?)

Ahh, a classic from my childhood. Back when shotguns and booze were regular Saturday morning cartoon fodder, and mom's idea of a fancy birthday cake was a box mix covered in tin foil.

What I'm saying is, count your blessings, Mia.


The White Rabbit

(By Sampo, originally posted here)

After seeing so many Disney versions of the perpetually late lagomorph, it's nice to see a more realistic take.


Roger Rabbit

(By Rosebud Cakes)

When I first saw this cake I thought it was pretty darned good. Then I realized it's fondant free and now I'm stunned. Absolutely brilliant.



(By Cook For Love)

Aww, Thumper. I've never actually seen Bambi but everyone says how sad it is so I assume Thumper dies tragically by the end. Bummer.


The Velveteen Rabbit

(By Stella Baking Company)

I've also never read this book. It turns out I'm not as knowledgeable about rabbits as I thought. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess the book's about a rabbit, though. Who likes velvet.

Did I mention Jen found these cakes for me? Now I'm wondering if I'll know who the rest of these rabbits are...


My Melody

(By Humming Bread Custom Cakes)


Looks like a cat in a bunny hat, though - are we sure that counts?



(By Birthday Center Elite - I think.)

No idea here, either.

But the bunting (that's those little flags, check out my mad vocab) literally made me go "awww."


Peter Rabbit

(By Particular Cakes)

Oh, hey, it's Peter! Peter Rabbit!

Yeah I don't know him, either. Cool jacket, tho, bro.

Jen said I have to include this one, because "the wedding cake's my favorite, don't you DARE cut it."

(By Cake Central member PeterRabbit)

I like the cabbages that look like roses.


Ya know, maybe this whole "other rabbit" thing isn't working for me.

How 'bout just one Easter bunny for old times' sake?

(By My Sweet Art)

(Jen made me write that, too. Sorry.)


Happy Easter, my friends!


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Reader Comments (47)

Awww :D

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

How can you not know Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter???

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicki

Bugs Bunny is indeed Missing In Action. You cannot find a decent Bugs Bunny / Warner Brothers cartoon on any of the networks these days. Love you, Bugs... wherever you are.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBill C

Velveteen rabbit...about all I remember is the end of the movie when all the kid's toys are being burned (scarlet fever or something) and sobbing and then the rabbit supposedly becomes real somehow.

Add to the recollection of saturday morning cartoons the seriously depressing kids movies?

On a brighter note, Happy Easter! Rabbit cakes seem a perfectly acceptable way to celebrate (in my opinion anyway).

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbelblue

Bugs Bunny was made by Michelle Rea.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Super funny post! Great work!

The Peter Rabbit wedding cake was just gorgeous, but the last one is adorable.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Loving the Velveteen Rabbit cake - and such a good story :D (It's about a stuffed rabbit that wants to become a real rabbit through the love of his owner). It's a classic :D And I'm loving the Peter Rabbit cakes - he's so cute (Peter Rabbit is one of the best known stories of Beatrix Potter :D)

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlittle mouse

No Thumper doesn't die. All the main characters live except Bambi's mom.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Little known fact: David Lynch's Blue Velvet is the film version of The Velveteen Rabbit. It's true, though it seems he took some liberties. Take it from someone who was raised on Bugs Bunny and boxed cake mix.

Happy bunnies to all!

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

@Bill C, I thought the unidentified baker was M.I.A.

"Don't you DARE cut it." Pun intended?

Judy's my favorite of these.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Lovely cakes, all. But erm, I think those "cabbages" are actually cauliflowers.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMsMouse

You never read Beatrix Potter? Those classics?? Peter Mr. McGregor's garden? Dude. Check it out. And the Velveteen Rabbit. Kids story, but very sweet. Bambi had lots of cute animals in it but, as others have said, it wasn't Thumper who got killed.
Love the cakes, even though rabbits don't have anything to do with Easter. The decorating skills always seem to leave my jaw hanging.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I am literally in love with the White Rabbit cake. And that Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit cake is a work of art! John (the hubby of Jen), I know you're a BOY and all that, but I thought you were one of those enlightened males. How can you not know Peter Rabbit, the Velveteen Rabbit, and the plot of Bambi?!?!!?? I'm going to have to stick you in my knuckle draggers file until further notice! Oh, and I too, initially thought that Mia's birthday cake was Missing In Action. Weird. Too much Netflix.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Anybody remember Fiver?

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFiver

Easter bunnys should really be Hares, as Aostre the ancient fertility goddess was represented by the Mad March Hare. Its only in English that its called Easter for all other languages its Passion tide or Resurrection of Christ.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

I don't remember laughing my way through a Sunday Sweets post before, usually it's all 'WoW!' But this one is wow and funny. Bonus!

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Ahem. Ms Mouse, those edible floras are daisies.... John (tHoJ) must be having a migraine or something. Happy Easter everyone!

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

We watched Bambi recently. My overall impression was how incredibly boring it was; the plot line is almost nonexistent. It does have a couple of cute songs though. And Thumper is pretty adorable (we met him at Disneyland once; one of our favorite character meetings).

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Here is the Velveteen Rabbit. Read won't regret it!

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersandra

Happy Easter to all!! These are all special, and lovely. Although, I can't help but mention the b&w photo on top of the rose\cabbage/\cabbage/rose cake. I'm willing to bet that the couple in the photo didn't get as much as a quick wave of the hand in passing by most of us. But, here they'd gone to all the trouble of getting married and having to climb up to the cake summit...only to find that the rabbit had beat them to it ...and HE'S half naked! Talk about adding insult to cakery! If there were any justice here, they'd ALL be in their birthday (cake) suits. (Just a suggestion!) =^~.~^=

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Wow! These cakes are stunning! Thanks for the un-Easter-ish post. :)

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

The emily cake is dick bruna's Nijntje, a little dutch bunny. (Aka Miffy)

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNico

Hmm, never knew Thumper had fangs. Still, how could anyone cut and eat it?

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarolCarol

Everyone in the Netherlands knows who Miffy is, except we call her Nijntje. There is a whole Miffy museum.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEva

Love White Rabbit and the Wedding Cake is just beautiful...

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGoodrich

@Fiver: No, I don't remember you, but hello! (I can't remember myself a good part of the time, so ...) Welcome back! =^~.-^=

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Oh! That VelveteenRabbit - gorgeous! Not only was the Velveteen Rabbit the first "chapter book" I remember reading All By Myself, but it was one of my favorites to read to my son, and that cake is beautiful.

I like the Peter Rabbit wedding cake too.

@Fiver - Of course we do! Tell Hazel-Rah and Bigwig hello, and I hope you enjoy some great Easter flayrah! =-)

Beautiful and funny post today!

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBobot

Darn. I truly visited the site today hoping to see some beautiful, inspirational Easter cakes . ...bummer for those of us who have NOT been around for 7 years . . . .

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBecki

The white rabbit is my favorite! Thanks for the lovely variety of rabbits.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Fiver is one of the rabbits from Watership Down, a wonderful read, but a box of tissues is a requirement. Yes, do read the classic stories you apparently missed as a child. Most are short. That wedding cake was a jaw-dropper! Thanks for the varied choices.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCandy N

I missed seeing beautiful Easter cakes, too. Bummer.

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIggy

Beautiful cakes! I loved today's post. And if you haven't been around for the past 7 years and are hoping for Easter cakes, you can always just go peek at the previous Easter sweets posts! :)

We have a pair of little brown bunnies getting ready to start a little bunny family in the weeds behind our backyard shed - spring has come early to Toronto this year - and I was just watching them today, so this was a lovely counterpart. Not sure I could actually cut into any of those adorable bunnies, though!

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStriderGirl

Happy Easter to all!
@SuBee: "crying laughing emojis x 3"

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jayne

If for no other reason than the beautiful artwork you must remedy your lack of reading/watching of those classics! You won't regret it and may just end up with some new art on your walls!

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Van Hout

Thank you for including Roger in the rabbits collection! And the fact that he's fondant-free is just amazing!

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVioletRose

John, Peter Rabbit is a must-read, dude. I'll allow you to skip "Bambi". It's a little boring. Man is the bad guy but never really appears except to shoot Bambi's mom and accidentally set a forest fire. The Velveteen Rabbit is a stuffed animal that is loved so much that the love magic makes him real.

There. You're up to speed, but really, bud, read Peter Rabbit. Go to Barnes and Noble's kid section and just read it right there. LOL

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

Are Roger Rabbit's feet backwards?

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Really hope I'm wrong but I swear to God that photo on the wedding cake is a picture of Adolf Hitler.

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLiz in Seattle

So, I'm super late to the game here, but looking through the old Easter links that you posted...who is Lyndsey?

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmily B

All those details on Judy Hopps and they get the eyecolor wrong? They're supposed to be purple! It's one of the things I love about her!

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBirdie Hurt

The bunny that looks like a cat in a bunny hat is named My Melody. She is friends with Hello Kitty. Both are Sanrio Smiles characters. ^^

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Even some of us in the US know who Miffy is! I still have the ones Dick Bruna wrote in the 60s and early 70s. They're such cute books.

I'll also chime in on the Velveteen Rabbit and all of the Beatrix Potter books (Squirrel Nutkin is one of my faves).

These are great cakes, john and Jen. Thanks so much for the stroll down memory lane.

March 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

My Melody is, in fact, a bunny. She wears a little hood/hat - originally it was red, later red or pink. Recently she's been depicted in all different colors (Four years of working for Sanrio have left they're mark on me!)

March 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I kinda love how the Bugs Bunny cake spells out MIA-Missing in Action even though I realize it's supposed to be her name. If you just changed Bugs' facial expression a bit, it would have a totally different meaning....although it's probably not funny.

April 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTMM

Anyone notice how Bugs is M-I-A? Just me? Okay then...

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

How can anyone not know who Peter RAbbit is? Beatrix Potter? No? Really?

Incredible wedding cake.

April 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Liz in Seattle ... Yes. I do believe that is Hitler atop the wedding cake. I was scrolling down to mention and saw you were the only other person to catch it. Did John photoshop it in ? LOLOLOL

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterrqh

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