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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: Halloween Cuties!

Yassss, it's Halloween cake time! I look forward to these all year!

I like to split my favorite spooky sweets into two categories: cute and creepy. And this week we are all about the cute:

(By Meng Jo Fong in Malaysia)

Who knew a stitched together monster could have such adorable widdle ears?


This roly-poly bat has a glitter bow tie:

[By Whipped Bakeshop in Pennsylvania]

And the teeny wings! Ack!


Some lucky one-year-old got the world's most stylin' pumpkin cake:

(By Jenny's Haute Cakes in Colorado)

The smaller pumpkin is the smash cake, but c'mon. How do you let anyone smash that?


This mechanical witch's hat has stolen my steampunk-loving heart:

(By Roses & Bows Cakery in Ireland)

Change the hat a little, and it would work for Christmas, too!


Another adorable bat, because you can never have too many:

(Baker unknown)

I'm pretty sure she wants a hug.


And now a boiling and bubbling surprise:

(By Sugar & Spice Cakes in New Zealand)

This cauldron cake has a space inside for dry ice! SO COOL. (Pun intended.)


Anyone else like blending their holidays together a little? Because I want to hug this adorable gingerbread witch:

(By Cake Central user Nadia38)

She looks like a soft plush doll! Someone needs to go pinch her cheek to make sure she's cake.


Loving the non-traditional colors on this one:

(By Cakes Decor user Katka in Slovakia)

We need more teals and reds in our Halloween decorations, gang. And also black-cat-in-pumpkin cake toppers.


Ahhh, but you know what's even better than a black cat topper?

(By My Cake School, online only)


("Three! Three cat toppers! Ah! Ah! Ah!")


And finally, feast your eyes on this most delightfully dapper steampunk Jack O' Lantern:

(By The Violet Cake Shop in Ontario)

Actually, looking at that collar, maybe he's the Headless Horseman? Whichever, I LOVE HIM. So many gorgeous details, from the damask cake board to his tiny key nose! So, so gorgeous.


I hope you guys enjoyed! And be sure to check back next Sunday for my favorite creepy gothic beauties - including some fabulous Halloween wedding cakes!


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Reader Comments (10)

Omg the cauldron! It looks like an experiment gone mad! XD

October 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

That last cake is a steampunk Halloween Eustace Tilly (the New Yorker’s iconic cover character). Consider:
- the top hat
- the monocle
- the high collar around a unnaturally* long neck
- the cravat

Traditionally, Eustace is peering through his monocle at a butterfly... wouldn’t it be cute if it were a tiny

* Or should I say... <I>supernaturally</I>?

October 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnnabel

I have to tell you that the one thing I look forward to every day is reading your blog. The cakes always give me a smile to start my day with. The crafts and instructions are always well written and easy to follow. Thank you.

October 21, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersue (at higher resolution)

Google can find the logo from your original IF you extract it and invert the colors so the line art is dark!

October 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Jen, that witch's hat is magnificent - wouldn't it make a great project for Epbot?

October 21, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

now you need to find a cake with the Sesame Street Count on it!

October 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

I want those BOO cats in resin and ribbon to put on my mantlepiece every year. (Heck, I'd go for most of these cakes in resin miniatures. ESPECIALLY THE LAST.)

October 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterB. Durbin

That wizard hat is how I imagine the hat or Merlin in The school for Good and Evil!

October 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTgirl

No, no, no! That widdle vampire bat is CLEARLY practicing its spooky skills. The proper response is: "Ah! Oh no, a scary vampire!"

October 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

i like that last one. it is kind of odd that it has two jacket (shirt?) collars though.

October 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

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