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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 Springs In

It's officially Spring!!

Which, I know, doesn't mean much when you're still buried in snow or already rockin' the flip-flops.

Still, Spring means flowers and happy colors, so today, that's what you get. And you're gonna like it.

(By Suzanne Kleinsman, aka The Queen of Pops)


See? Happy cake.


(By Mutlu Gün Kurabiyecisi)

And BOOYA, sweet mini florals for an engagement cake!


Tell me you're not smiling, 'cuz I've got more.

(By Kiara's Cakes)

Like this! Something about that color combo equals instant eye candy for me.


Of course Spring is all about gettin' down and dirty, so brace yourself:

(By House of Cakes Dubai)

SO DIRTY. And gorgeous. And kinda cute, if you like snails.


Here comes another natural beauty who's all bark and lots of bites:

(By Sweetness)

Phenomenal Fondant Powers, look at these textures! This is one that must be bitten to be believed; I've never seen a better tree bark OR more delicate ruffles.


Speaking of double-takes, here's another one that fooled me:

(By McGreevey Cakes)

The pitcher is cake, if you can believe it - I'm still not sure I do! What I do know is I'm in love.


Here's a fun modern take in bright pinks and yellows:

(By Kakes By Karen)

It's so Springy, right? And look at that embroidery texture! Incredible!


Now my favorite color, with my favorite flowers:

(By Torta Nicoletta)

Orange + Poppies = Pure Jen Joy.


Or how about a wheel barrow bouquet?

(By Golumbevskaya Olesya)

That's all sugar paste work, with a cake barrow!


Let's wrap things up with one more bold and bright number - and I freely admit I'm playing favorites:

(By Lumipo)

MORE POPPIES! Woot woot! And how fun is that green "barn-wood"? (The topper is two hearts with a padlock and chain between them.) My favorite is the hand-painting, though, inspired by the art of Colleen Parker. So good.

Hope this made your Sunday a little more Springy, peeps, and a lot more happy!


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Reader Comments (13)

Awwww so cheery :D

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Love the topper on the last one!

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

One of my Sunday morning occupations every week: who has written CakeWrecks this Sunday? I can usually tell by the captions. This week I knew for sure it wasn't John (thoj) 'cause... every flower wasn't being called a daisy. And anyone who knows Jen knows she loves poppies.
Loved these cakes -- they all made me smile. Thanks, CW team!

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I would love to see an experiment where some of these beautiful cakes featured on Sunday were recreated by the bakers featured during the week. That would be hilarious.

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

Oh!! I love them all! But if I had to choose, I'd want to play in the sweet, spring dirt with the grumpy little pansies, and the adorable snails! (I like the little cuties, but not fond of slime, either!) But I love the smell of the earth.
And, speaking of peeps...yum ( the marshmallow variety)!

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

That pitcher though!!!

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfreebird7100

Can sugar paste flowers be kept and saved? I'd love to have that wheelbarrow's flowers just displayed somewhere since I'd eat the whole cake!

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

Such happy flowers! Love the pansies and the snails - so cute.

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Oh my! That wheelbarrow full of flowers is amazing! And that green vase is exquisite! The multi-color poppies made me smile, as did all the flowers. It's still cold and gray in MN where I live and the flowers just brightened my day and gave me hope foe things to come

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

I would love to have the green pitcher as an actual pitcher -- and then I'd put the pansies in it! These are fabulous cakes, Jen. Good call on all of today's features! :)

March 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

I love that pitcher, but I ESPECIALLY love the pansies-in-dirt. Amazing!

March 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnne_Hedonia

Love the Engagement cake and the Wheel Barrel one.

March 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

can I say that I am deeply honored that you have featured one of my cakes ... me?? lil' ol' me from a ittybitty tiny country? between all those magnificent cakes?? thank you so much!!!

March 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

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