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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 For April (Baby) Showers

Did you survive Giraffe Watch this month? You know, that thing where the entire internet held its collective breath waiting for April the giraffe to have her baby?

(Spoiler Alert: April had the baby... in April. She's meta like that.)

If so, then LOOKIE:

(By Little Apple Cakes)

How perfect is this?!

In fact, I decided that April Showers was just the theme we needed this week.

Although these won't all have giraffes. Sorry.


I think you'll forgive me once you see this, though:

(By Cup N' Cake)

Because squeeee!


A moment of appreciation, please, for the parents who threw a ninja-themed baby shower:

(By BCakeNY)

You long-time readers might recall John and painted a ninja-themed nursery once, so this sings the song of my geeky lil' heart.


As a life-long lover of puns, I also dig the more literal interpretations of a "shower" cake:

(By Always With Cake!)

Plus how great are those colors?


Or if you're having twins, how about this Sweet take on "two peas in a pod"?

(By McGreevey Cakes)

So cute!


Of course, the classics never go out of style:

(By Little Hunnys Cakery)

And sometimes a cute little stork with pastel bunting is just what the doctor ordered.


Or duckies!

(By The Cake Cuppery)


Or a baby vampire in a gothic spiked buggy!

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

Wait. OK, maybe that's not exactly traditional... but I still love it.


Will I ever get tired of sleepy woodland creatures on cakes?

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

No, no I will not. ::grabby hands::

(That fox! Ah! And the flower swag is perfection.)


And finally, I'll end with the one I fell in love with for its unusual, stunning design:

(By Silvia Mancini)


See, THIS is the way to do a belly cake! A gorgeous blend of 2D painting with 3D sculpting, and the flower is just the right crowning touch. Pun intended. Love it.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope it's extra Sweet!


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Reader Comments (10)

A perfect post with which to encourage my daughter-in-law, who is due in 11 days!

April 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Well, I would love to hear the music box on the first cake stand! Nice idea! (I may have never noticed the wind-up key if not looking for the bakery name!)
You , Jen, can have the fox, if I can snitch the owl.....

April 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Beautiful. As an 'April watcher' that fist cake is wonderful. As are all the others. The vampire baby made me 'squeeeee!' But I'm weird like that

April 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

I don't know which one I love the most: baby vampire or belly cake done right. I do know I love all of these, tho!! (Not enough to want a reason to have a baby shower myself, tho, HA!!)

April 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

Squeeeeeee :D

April 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

These are all simply delightful! You've made my day! :)

April 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

the baby vampire looks like Eddie Munster. it's adorable.

April 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Is it just me, or does the little girl on the last cake look like one of the Racers from Wreck-it Ralph?

April 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRune

These are all quite lovely. I am wondering, however, why anyone thinks sleepy babies are an appropriate theme for a shower cake? Boy (or girl), are THEY going to be surprised.

April 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNanalettie

I don't know - I think the young girl has kind of a leering expression on her face... O_o

August 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKarlaB

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