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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: WINTER HAS COME

I live in Florida for a few reasons, my friends, none of which include having to wear two pairs of pants and 6 layers of sweaters. Indoors.

Yes, it's a frigid 67 degrees F in my office right now, and yes, I am a pansy. That's why I live in Florida. (See? Full circle.)

Anyway, if anything will make these frigid conditions bearable, it's a) my electric blanket, and b) some pretty winter cakes.


(By Roses and Bows Cakery)

Shining, shimmering, splendid! And Aladdin quotes aside, that misty forest silhouette is positively dreamy.


(By CakesDecor member Alina Vaganova)

It says something when you start to daydream about wearing the fondant mittens. But seriously, how cute are these??


 (By Sainte G. Cake Company)

These soft watercolors are perfection. And did you notice the oh-so-subtle color stripe on top?


Ermergersh, you guys. Er. MERGERSH. Look!

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

I love how the narwhal looks like he's policing the penguin. Like, "One at a time, now, no rough-housing!" And do you see the penguin covering its eyes? Ack! SO CUTE.


More icy elegance:

(By Victoria Made)

It's like a fire made of icicles, or a feathery column of smoke! Now, raise your hand if you want to see how they cut it. [raises hand]


Oooh, and here's an Aurora Borealis... in cake!

(By Oakleaf Cakes)



More cuteness for those planning a baby shower this winter:

(By McGreevy Cakes)

I really like the lime green and gray combo.


This one looks like a porcelain painting:

(By N. Josefsen via Flickr)

You almost expect it to light up from the inside, right?


Ok, I know, I KNOW - this next one is undeniably Christmassy. But look!

(By Clairelle Cakes)

Pastel sparkly prettiness!

And the deer kind of look like patronuses from Harry Potter, so, you know... BONUS.


I saved the best for last, though.

BEHOLD! It's me, in cake form!

(By Sweet Obsessions Cake Co.)

Just add about 5 layers of sweaters on top. :D


Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay warm out there!


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Reader Comments (22)

Aww :D

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The best cake was the Aurora Borealis. But the baby shower cake I'd find hard to eat. Who would eat the baby!?!?!

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeep

I had to look up 67F (it's 19C) - that's the temperature we keep our house at in the winter! 19C feels pretty balmy when it's -24 outside. Stay warm!

Beautiful cakes. I would have swapped puffins for penguins (for geographical reasons), but those penguins are pretty cute! [Seriously though, can we make puffins the new thing? They are adorable!]

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDNA

Am I the only one who is thinking, but penguins don't live with narwhal and polar bears?

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

When I saw it was winter cakes I said to myself: "Penguins!" and I wasn't disappointed. Those were great.
Oh - 67? *gigglesnort* yes, you are a wimp but we still love 'ya Jen.

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

Omg, those knitted mittens... Love them! Thanks to them, I have spent the last hour and half looking at knitted cakes, trying to think of an excuse to make one!

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Did I miss where you told how that feather cake was cut? Because I suspect it had to have been sliced by a piercing, icy-cold north wind!
I wonder if it WAS served chilled... =^-.-^=brrrrilliant sweets.

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Am I correct in thinking that the mittens cake was created for 2015, per the squiggle?

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

I love all of them so much.

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Obviously the red fondant mittens cake is for New Year's. The string connecting the two forms 2015.

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNorman

Oh! The aurora one! and the sparkly, icy ones! And the baby! These are spectacular!-- also, yes, how did they cut "Frozen"? (Carefully?)

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterzeph

Eeek! The "icicle fire" cake is brilliant! Yay, something uncommon with fondant(?)! More of that, please.

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterErica

#8: "It'll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives..."

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobin C

The christmasy one would just have to remove the christmas tree and it would be a winter cake. So pretty

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoonfl9wr912

I would like to announce that its a balmy 29°F in Montana right now. In other words, its a tropical heat wave.

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

I choose to believe this about the penguins with the northern hemisphere critters.<>

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermudmusher

I completely understand about needing to wear a sweater (or two) at 67 degrees as I also live in Florida. 67 might be balmy or warm or heck, even hot for some people but for us - it is winter! The owl is absolutely my favorite. And just how in the heck do your cut that icicle cake?

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Maybe the polar bears went visiting. Or the penguins just got lost.

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

Have to let you know that you have my sympathies. Over here in Hawaii, it's our winter and the temp at night has dropped down to 58 out here in Central Oahu. Brrr...

January 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarole M

Peep, who would eat the baby? Whoever gets that piece. Burp!

It's just CAKE. (Or fondant.)

January 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSara

The little flag on the penguin cake reminded me of Whack the Penguin!
it's still out there. I checked

January 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdbc

I love the Aurora Borealis cake! At my house it was just -52°F. :)

January 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMe

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