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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 Goes Pokémon

Unless you've been living in a Kimmy Schmidt-style bunker the past month, you've probably heard of Pokémon Go. Or you've noticed a lot more people wandering the streets at night, except in a less murder-y, more giggly kind of way.

I'm still resisting the siren call of capturing invisible battle monsters with my phone, but I must admit, my will is weakening. Soon I, too, shall succumb, and we can welcome our invisible (but adorable) battling overlords with these faaaabulous cakes:

(By Bea's Cakes)


I freely admit I know nothing here, but Google as my witness, I'm gonna try to get these names right:


(By Lovin Oven Cakery)

Not sure which I like more: this cake (the giant rose! The sprinkles edging!) or that catty death stare. Let's call it a tie. And then back away slowly.



(By Reddit user Bilubul)

I believe this little guy has a flaming tail in the game, so how clever is this?? Plus he's my favorite color. And adorable.



(By Bake-a-Boo Cakes)

Hang on, there's a Pokémon who sits around napping and eating cake? I THINK I FOUND MY SPIRIT POKÉMON.



(By MaxMoschen)

According to the Bloggess this is actually called Dead Fish, and I think she's bang on. But I kind of want to hug him? Or dunk him in water? Or gnaw on his face? Feeling a little conflicted here.


Even we non-Pokémon peeps know Pikachu:

(By Cake Couture Designer)

I also spy a little Jiggly Puff, which - FUN FACT! - is also a term you should maybe not be Googling at work. Or around kids. Or without your Safe Search turned on. (Bet that leads to some fun parent/teen conversations.)


Here's an extra squee-worthy Pikachu, plus an Eevee:

(By Miki Suzuki)



Players are called Pokémon trainers, btw, and throw Pokéballs (those red and white things) to catch all their invisible creature overlords:

(By My Lil Cakery)

Love the silhouette and forced perspective.


There's also some kind of evolution thing that happens, so that cute little flaming Charmander up there can eventually turn into the vastly more intimidating Charizard:

(By Gina Rouchy) my favorite color combo! Yes!


Here's another cool Bulbasaur, whose rose hasn't opened up yet:

(By Andrea's Cakes)

I guess it's a late bloomer. (Eh? EH??)


(By Baking Obsession)


Hope you guys enjoyed the PokéSweets! Happy Sunday!

Note from john (the hubby of Jen)- I corrected the second name to Ivysaur. However, I also left the Epcot in the comments because every single one of you was polite in correcting me. This is the way the internet should be and I'm consistently proud of you readers for being awesome.


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Reader Comments (41)

D'awww :D

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The first one is an Ivysaur, which is an evolution of a Bulbasaur.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

Cool! I love all of these and, coincidentally, I just made a pokéball cake two days ago. The second cake posted isn't Bulbasaur, it's his first evolved form named Ivysaur. ☺

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCandace

The open rose is Ivysaur.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMel

To be correct, the first cake with the flower is bulbasaur's next stage- ivysaur. I'm am totally not ashamed to be over the age of 35 and admit I know that. But yeah, either go to the large pokemon Wiki (Bulbapedia) or keep safe search on when looking up anything to do with pokemon. There are costumes that can NOT be unseen.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDotti

I'm sure about fifty people are gonna beat me to the punch on this, but the Bulbasaur with the rose on its back is called "Ivysaur". Bulbasaur has the green flower bulb on its back, hence the name :)

With that out of the way, I'm seriously digging that pastel pink beauty with the flowers and the Eevee and I absolutely LOVE the fact that one of these Sweets is for someone's 30th birthday.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

I am not a Pokemon person either (ditto with my kids) but these were great! I am seriously in love with that cat judging the cake. Or is it his cake and the stare is to get you to leave his cake alone? Can you find a way to pose wrecky cakes and cats together? They would judge those so hard.

I also like the Snorlax cake. First because he definitely is a character I also can relate to. Second, because the style of the cake is the cartoony style you showcased a few weeks ago. I loooooved those.

Finally, the dead fish pic cracked me up because he looks like he's freaking out as he faces the knife which will ultimately end his life.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

The second one is actually an Ivysaur, the evolution of Bulbasaur. The rose opening on it's back is significant, and it's a larger pokemon. You did okay otherwise with the names!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVaris

These cakes are awesome! One correction: the second cake is actually an Ivysaur.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEohippus

Second cake is an Ivysaur (Bulbasuar's first evolution) FYI!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Er the one with the rose is the first evolution of bulbasaur (the third has a bloomed rose and either 2nd or 3rd is a bulbasarus). I'll go stand in the corner now....

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbelblue

I'm right there with you: life as aSnorlax, as illustrated, would be my choice. Oooo! Love the cartoony cake with a slice beautifully removed. Ooooo! ( it was worth repeating)
The Charmander is, well, charming. The flaming tail is TOO clever!
Thanks for another Funday.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

Cake 1: Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu
Cake 2: Ivysaur
Cake 6: Pikachu, Charmeleon, Jigglypuff, Snorelax, Vulpix, Meowth
Cake 7: ?, Pikachu, Eevee, Sylveon
Cake 11: Dragonair, ?, Pikachu, Pachirisu, Lapras

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThor

All I could find today was credit for the Charmander claimed by this Imgur user.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris Staffa

1st one isn't's Ivysaur, the evolved form of Bulbasaur! I want all the cakes!!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmyLynn254

That Snorlax cake is basically the best thing I have seen in a while.

Unfortunately, my pedantic side is rearing up, and insisting I let you know that Cake Number 2 is actually an Ivysaur, which is the next form of a Bulbasaur. (Link is to official Pokémon website, shows the difference.)

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSam

How cute and beautiful! Love the one with the staring cat.. ;)
Although I am way over the computer game age and never was a fan of computer games, I was intrigued by Pokemon Go, and, believe me, it's fun. Most fun part is to discover places just around your corner you never noticed before. You do now because they are Pokestops. :)

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Looks like Charizard has a candle tail too!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChiaroScuro

Hmmmmmm.....! Looky here, folks! If y'all aren't careful, you just might catch yourselves an EPokemonCOTsaur....=^-.-^= heh heh

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Lindsey reports that her cake was made by Lovin Oven Cakery.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris Staffa

@Thor: Thanks, and I can tell you that the one you didn't know is Munchlax.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Awesome cakes today!
By the way, any real poke-maniac will tell you that the correct name for #5 is actually "Magicrap" (although "dead fish" is pretty close, heh), AKA the most useless pokemon ever, with the most useless battle move ever..."splash" doesn't do anything!! why why why?!!

Until, through the magic of xp share, that useless little fish...finally evolves... into....A FREAKIN' DRAGON!!! YEEEEEES!!!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

With respect to the Blogess, Number 5 is Magicarp. It evolves into a very cool water dragon!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMitzi

Cake #7 - that's Dedenne on Pikachu's head!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErin S

Love the cakes! You did much better with The names than I do. I call them Pikachu, cute frog, flower frog, cute turtle, adorable little doggie, cute blue bearcat, and flyng dragon. My child loves it when I say look at the cute little snake lizard I caught!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

I've never heard anybody call Magikarp "dead fish". Unless its Japanese name translates into "dead fish." In the English language version of Pokemon, its name is Magikarp, who evolves into the much more intimidating Gyrados. Also, whoever said Bulbasaur's final evolution is called "Bulbasaurus" is wong. Its third form is called Venusaur, and its rose is fully opened.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

I wonder if cake #2 is an Ivysaur...too bad there is no one here that could tell us oh say....500 times! Lolol

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMe

Loved these! Thank you for the Pokemon lesson. I'm in NYC and I hear that the little park in our hood is a hot spot. It's been fun to watch.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I love that on the second picture, the cat and the cake have the exact same facial expression.

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I like the photobombing cat!!

July 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Amazing so many CW minions know so much about Pokemon. It's evolved (get it?) quite a lot from the cards my son collected 20 years ago. And my vote goes to the cat.

August 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I like them all, but the candle tails on the Charmander and Charizard cakes make them my favorites. The missing nose on Pikachu and no arms on Jigglypuff are kind of creepy. The fondant work on the Suzuki cake is impressive.

August 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTenko

You must join us! I just became a trainer two weeks ago -- it is easy and fun! Love the Bloggess's perspective on it too -- her psychiatrist recommends it!

August 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

"By the way, any real poke-maniac will tell you that the correct name for #5 is actually "Magicrap" (although "dead fish" is pretty close, heh)"
Magicrap, eh?
But this is Sunday Sweets, no crappy stuff here.

August 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

As a fan of Pokèmon since I was ten, I LOVE THEM ALL. I'd seen the Charmander cake before, and it just gets cuter every time. Also cracking up at the cat photobomb XD

August 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterA Non

Am I alone in thinking the Charmander and Charizard cakes having candles kinda...morbid? Since they die if their flame ever goes out. Otherwise, the craftsmanship is fantastic!

August 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCC

I know nothing about Pokémon (other than, I guess, the yellow guy is Pickachu), so I was mostly baffled by this array of cakes. The funniest part about them was that so many were for adults. That's a riot!

August 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterphysicsmom


August 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter,..

i love that cat.

August 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Eeeee!!! The charmander and charizard cakes look so cool!

August 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

Magic Carp does turn into one of the most arsekickin'est Pokemon!!! Gyrados is BADA$$!!! If you like the colors on Charmander and Charizard look up Ponyta and Rapidash they are white horses with fire for their mane and tails.....BEAUTIFUL!!! Ya know for a kids boys forced this knowledge on me.....

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRae

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