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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: Rockin' Rockabilly

Pin some victory rolls in your hair and break out the red lipstick, ladies, 'cuz today we're going ROCKABILLY.

(By Rock Cakes)



Rockabilly is a style from the 1950s that keeps coming back, hipper than ever. There's a big rockabilly community in California, of course, but sometimes I spot those stylish lovelies even down here in Orlando. (Of course, usually they're at Disney... visiting from California.)

Rockabilly has a classic retro vibe mixed with punk rock edge that - who knew? - looks pretty dang Sweet on cake:

(By Laura Barton, I think. Anyone have a site for her?)


There are lots of elements to rockabilly: you've got a little classic 50s jukeboxes and milkshakes thang going:

(By It's A Piece Of Cake)


A dash of the retro bowling shirt crowd:

(By Sweet Heather Anne)


And a healthy smattering of classic tattoo art and cute lady pin-ups:

(By Ivana Guddo)


Cherries, polka dots, and checkerboard are popular:

(By Rebecca Sutterby)


And there's also a big nautical influence, which I'm really diggin':

(By CiccioCakes)


Check out this beauty someone's Super Mom got for Mother's Day:

(By Cake My Day)

A perfect homage to Rosie the Riveter!


It's probably no surprise that Rockabilly wedding cakes are on the rise:

(By Ben The Cake Man)



I love all these reds and blues:

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)


But if you really want your wedding to be rock-and-roll, then this is my fav:

(By Sassa's Bespoke Cakes)

Check out that shading! SO GOOD. It's like a painting coming to life... during a shreddy guitar solo. :D

Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (13)

Not familiar with that type of music, but those cakes all look so fun :D.

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

You know, if I could have had that absolutely BEAUTIFUL nautical themed cake (with the high heel-is that a Laboutin?) for my wedding 21 years ago, I probably wouldn't buy so many sailor outfits for my granddaughter. Seriously, I think I'm in love!

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTayLynn

Aw that inscription on the last cake with the skeletal sweethearts. ❤

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

L <3 V E!!

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMin

There are a couple of those that could double as Valentine cakes...! ("Oh, be quiet, Captain Obvious!" Lol!) My favorite today is the juke box one, because when you scroll up and down really fast, you can see tbe record actually SPINNING!!! Neat optical effect! (You CAN ALL see that, rigbt? Go try it! ) =^~.~^=

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns.

The white-on-white buttercream was about the only thing -other than the groom- that I liked from my wedding 35 years ago. Now, seeing that first wedding cake, with all the bluebirds, makes me want a do-over! (Same guy-different EVERYTHING else) Thanks for sharing this fun.

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

I love Sunday Sweets! While I find most days hilarity ensues when reading your blog, and I especially like the "this is what they ordered, and THIS is what they got" mistakes, there's nothing like seeing the amazing things master bakers are doing! If I ever win a lottery (a long shot, as it's my understanding you DO have to buy a ticket) I'm getting one of those cakes!

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Here's the bride's version: []

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris Staffa

These cakes are all awesome but the supermom/Rosie the Riveter is my favorite. I wish that I could get that for a friend of mine who really is an awesome supermom.

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEvie_M

Love the 30th BD cake for Luna but they all have beautiful work.

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Technically rockabilly means rock-and-roll hillbilly. Rock music with a country twang, like Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash or the Stray Cats. I love that 50's elegance with the country attitude ;-)

May 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

I don't think I would call that "rockabilly." That term refers to the early music of artists like Elvis, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. I would just call most of those cakes '50s themed.

May 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIggy

I LOVE all these cakes, but especially the nautical themed ones (#7 and #10)... would love to have one of them for the annual Navy ship reunion that I attend every year (for the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La). I actually have a pair of shoes exactly like the shoe on cake #7.

May 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

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