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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 TREATS: Halloween!

You know when you go to a haunted house, how there's the usual super scary corpse-undertaker-chasing-you-with-a-blood-covered-chainsaw section? And across the parking lot there's the happy-hayride-pumpkin-patch-and-face-painting-with-the-kids section? That's where you'll find today's Halloween Sweets. Today there's nothing to be scared about, except overdosing on cuteness!

Not to mention sweetness.

By Rebecca of Sugar Creations

A cake covered in candy? I can handle that. 


How luscious is this caramel apple cake? It looks so real I'm tempted to take a bite just for authenticity's sake.

By Andrea's SweetCakes


I'm trying to be scared by this spooky graveyard cake, but ... nope! Too cute! See the wee little jack-o-lantern?

By Crafty Confections


Hmmm, speaking of jack-o-lanterns maybe I'll try to carve all of mine out of cake this year, because a) smaller odds of accidentally stabbing myself again, and b) tastier leftovers!

By The Ladygloom


Now this is a happy cake!

Made by Cake Central member preciouspjs

These monsters don't want to eat your entrails, they just want to see you smile! Love the different textures of 'fur.'


Ok, this next cake is by far the absolute cutest thing I've seen all day:

By Jen's Cakery

And that includes those newborn hedgehog pictures that are going around the internet and also my own children.


If some awesome person delivered these amazing cookies to my house, I would ban everyone from eating them, and display them as decorations instead. All year long.

By East Coast Cookies


It's never too soon to introduce the kids to Halloween, and not just because that means more free candy for you! (No, actually that's a good enough reason.)

By SugarRush Treats

SO CUTE! Look at the tiny droplets of blood on the vampire's fangs!


Now, if you are not delighted by this cake and its vivid colors, bats silhouetted by the moon and baby grand piano, you might be a Halloween Scrooge.

By The Well Dressed Cake

(Coincidentally, if you are looking for a great Halloween movie, rent A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey, because that was the scariest shiz I've ever seen.)


The more I look at this cake, the more I'm floored by the details:

By Andrea's SweetCakes

 Tiny bones and fallen leaves. Itty bitty bats with fangs! Haphazardly hanging shutters! And so well-done too. I've never seen skeletons and gravestones looks so gosh darn adorable.


And finally, can you make it past the fearful fondling tentacles and eerie eyeballs of this cake? Beyond the ghostly guardian, over the circular sentinels, through the clingy cobwebs and up the slimy staircase to the haunted mansion?

By Good Gracious Cakes

 Go on, try it. I double dare you.

Yeah, you go on ahead...

I'll uh, just be over here getting my face painted.


Have a great Halloween!


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Reader Comments (8)

Are the tentacles and eyeball layer on that last cake really that bright green, or is it just the photo?

October 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

I can easily imagine the little pink-haired witch on Libby's birthday cake being a young Tonks from Harry Potter!

October 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRainbow

Those cakes are just adorable!!

October 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSoraya

Really, it's soooo hard to pick a favorite cake! I just love the flying bats on the 40th birthday cake!

October 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Omg the cute. :D

October 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I don’t dare show the pink witch birthday cake to my eldest daughter because then she’d want one. She’s loved pink since she was a toddler and, though her birthday’s in January, she ADORES Halloween. She’s the only person I know with a witch on her special Christmas tree ornament, and she once complained to me that Christmas wasn’t “spooky” enough. Her bedroom door has a plaque on it that hangs there all year round: “Queen Of Halloween: Do It My Way Or I’ll Push You Off Your Broom!” So pink AND Halloween; yeah, she’d be all over that.

October 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The pink and purple stacked monsters cake is a Safeway cake design. The actual one is a half-cake with a print out of the mouth that looks exactly like the one done in icing here. The cake is lightly iced, and then a grass tip is used to apply icing to make it look like fur. Eye rings were used for eyes.

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZed

I love the stacked furry monsters one... given me the idea for my son's next birthday cake! Although I have until April to brush up on my piping skills!

October 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSarah C

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