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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

11 Gingerbread Houses To Make You Drool

Buckle up, Sweets fans, 'cuz I'm about to show you the best gingerbread house creations in all of the interwebz - and you're going to want all of them.

(By Goodies By Anna)

Sugar glass windows, candy cane porch pillars, and teeny-tiny chocolate sunflower seed flowers. These are the things dream homes are made of, my friends.


Or maybe you're more of an urban high-rise type?

(Baker unknown)

FACT: Baby deer make the best doormen.


Or how about a spin on the open seas?

(Baker unknown)

In my mind, of course, the seas are made up of hot cocoa. MMMMM.


I've seen a couple of cookie vignettes before, but this one just blows me away:

(By Jeziba)

Look at that picture-perfect piping! And I love - LOVE - the tea light cut-out in the middle. Makes for such a gorgeous display.


Of course I had to include the gingerbread bakery, now, didn't I?

(Also by Goodies By Anna)

Check out the goodies in the windows! And the roof cresting on top is STUNNING. I assume it's made with royal icing, but to get it all installed without cracking? That's gotta be insanely hard.


Ok, time for a geeky side trip:

(By Debbie Ruff)

... to Hobbiton! (It's all about that round green door, am I right? Although I'm also loving the snow-covered trees.)


I am completely enamored with these colors...

(By Paradox Pastry)

 ...and that swirly chimney "smoke."


This gingerbread cottage looks straight out of Disney's Fantasyland:

(By Mary E. Found here)



See, now, I want to live in that cottage, but I want this one on my desk so I can stare at it all day:

(By Sassy Beautimus)

... right after I finish eating the roof.


And my very VERY favorite of hers:

(Also by Sassy Beautimus)

The girly squees are strong with this one.

Seriously, pastel rainbows and gingerbread brown are a match made in heaven.


And finally, the perfect traditional gingerbread house, with a heaping side of cozy goodness:

(Baker unknown. Anyone know?)


So, who else is off to buy a gingerbread house kit now? :)


Want more? Then check out my previous gingerbread Sweets for 2009, 2010, and 2011!


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Reader Comments (10)

I want to LIVE in these houses!

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I have a favorite. ...! It is the glowing Goody's, on the corner of Just and KillMeNow...

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The ship was my fave. So pretty!

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

All I can think about is the evil witches who must live in all of those houses, luring in unsuspecting children (and Cake Wrecks readers!).

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJeanna

wow, wow, wow

did I say wow?

These are AMAZING.

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

These are wonderful! So many different houses!

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I never made a gingerbread house but I do appreciate them when they are so beautifully done. These are absolutely lovely!

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

Valentine hearts and Necco wafers? And gingerbread *inside* of gingerbread? Oooh, it's so hard to select a favorite! I think the first one. No, no! The last one. Well, maybe. . .Ok, OK, the "Fantasyland" house is it. Or . . .

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Despite the elaborate ones, the gawjus-est ones, etc., the Disney Cottage is my AbFab. There's something about it that makes this old broad's heart just melt. Lurve that!

Not to say that the others aren't simply divine--they are. I wouldn't turn any away, that's a certain thing.

December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHitch

Bilbo’s house! I’m moving in!

December 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia Leigh McLendon

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