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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: Tim Burton Treats!

Is there any time of the year more suited to Tim Burton cakes?


So here are my new favorites inspired by some of Burton's spookier films.



(By Sarah Olmsted)

We're starting off with a bang and a scream, because LOOK AT THIS CAKE. The sandworms! The waiting room! And the top with the model set's grave scene? Perfection.

It took me a good 15 seconds to find Beetlejuice, btw. See him? NO HINTS!



Corpse Bride:

(By Cake Central user lamiatorte)

1) I can't believe this is cake.
2) Emily looks dead sexy.

See what I did there?



Alice in Wonderland:

(By Silovoguo for the Cake Design Italian Festival)

All the other Alice cakes can just pack up, you guys. WE'RE DONE HERE.

(Sooo many stunning details, but look at the stack of floating teacups! That and the painted roses are my favorite bits. Plus Cheshire's eyes.)



(By Sara Giustizieri)

Excellent hand painting and figure sculpts so spot-on they could be collectible figures.


And everyone's favorite:

The Nightmare Before Christmas:

(By Dina Cimarusti Cakes)


This one has it all: the swirls, the bathtub, Oogie Boogie - I even see Zero!

(By Pucky Cakes)

Love that Sally gets her own cake here - and what IS that adorable bat/cat creature she's holding?
'Cuz I want one.


There are tons of Jack & Sally wedding cakes out there, but these two in particular caught my eye:

(By That Baking Girl)

The chalkboard tier has the famous "meant to be" quote from the movie. I love the swirly roses, and those colors! Plus the window frame topper is a genius design.


(By Splendor Cakes)

I really fell for the contrast on this one: that vivid pink and orange and lace topper with the dark sepia tones on the bottom is just... WORKING. You know? And I love the hand painted art of Jack and Sally in Dia de los Muertos face paint - a fun twist which helps explain the brighter colors.


And now, a few Sweets that bring all kinds of Burton characters together:

(Also by Sara Giustizieri)

Edward! Yay! Plus those vivid jewel tones look amazing behind all the figure sculpts.


And finally:

(By Queen City Bake Shop)

How cool is this?! The TV sets alone would make this a masterpiece, but then there are scenes from Nightmare, Frankenweenie, and Alice inside them!

And, you guys, they even light up:


Ahhh- mazing.


Happy Sunday, everyone! Now, who wants to go watch some movies?


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Reader Comments (9)

Aww perfection :D

October 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

By saying "Is there any time of the year more suited to Tim Burton cakes?" You seem to be implying that there would be a time of the year when these are not suitable and I don't think there's any time of the year where I wouldn't like these,

October 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

Frankly, I’m disappointed that none of the Nightmare cakes had the Mayor of Halloweentown in them. He was always one of my favorite characters, with his rotatable expressions.

October 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I love all of tgem. Goregous!

But, fir the first time in years, you have the pop ups again. The one that ssys you have avirys, click here. Sigh. Just FYI

October 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr912

Aw wow. I want a statue of that first one, absolute perfection!

October 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEagle

Get in my belly!

October 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

I'm 38. I've never had a boyfriend. I've never gone on a date. I've never had a man even tell me I'm pretty or talk to me (except for the elderly, blind, toothless homeless man I pass whilst walking to work). So, the reality is, I'll probably never get married. But if I did, I would want to have the Jack and Sally wedding cake.

October 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLoren

Fabulous, and perfect for the season. :D

October 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

That Corpse much cake-boob...

October 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermuffinminx

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