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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

Spring Sweets

Though it already feels like summer down here in sweltering ol' Florida, I'm determined to make the most of this "Spring" thing. (So long as it doesn't involve leaving the house, of course. Have you SEEN the pollen levels out there? HAVE YOU? Poor John is a one-man sneeze machine.)


So, yeah, in honor of Spring I plan to revel in sweet pastels...

By The Pastry Studio

And cutey-patootie lady bugs...

By Kimmy's Kakes

And even a little gardening!

Made by Jean D.

FYI: Oreo crumb "dirt" is my favorite kind of dirt.


Oh, and I couldn't decide which gardening cake I liked better, so here, have two:

By Truly Custom Cakery

Mmmm...edible garden tools.


I don't wear heels very often, and to be honest I'm not all that fond of shoe cakes...but this is the exception:

By We Love Yan's Cakes

Open mouth: insert shoe.

Seriously, this sweet Jimmy Choo shoe makes me think sugar and spice and everything frilly, girly, and nice. Perfect for a garden party where everyone's sipping tea out of delicate porcelain teacups like this:

Submitted by Emily B. and made by All About Cake

Except these teacups aren't porcelain; they're sugar. WOWZA.


And what garden is complete without a birdhouse?

By Sweet On Cake

(I can't get over that weathered "wood" fence and the "metal" roof. Amazing.)


And we can't forget Spring's main attraction: the flowers!

By Spring Lake Cake

Just when you thought a cake couldn't get any better, you go and learn that the butterflies are made of chocolate. I repeat: THE BUTTERFLIES ARE MADE OF CHOCOLATE.

Man, I love Spring.


And you'll never believe it, but these flowers are made of sugar paste:

Submitted by Alison M.; baker unknown. Spotted at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2011.


And this is actually cake!

Submitted by Isabella, made by Williams-Sonoma

Well, ok, the missing slice helps make it a bit more believable.


If you follow me over on my other blog, Epbot, then you know I've had cherry blossoms on the brain lately. So naturally, I couldn't resist this slice of heaven:

By Small Things Iced

By the way, for all of you in the DC area admiring the cherry blossoms right now: I am so jealous.


Spring weddings always have the cleanest, freshest style:

Made by Julie D.


And finally, let's go out with a Sweet Spring-splosion!

By Sharon Wee Creations

Those flowers may look freshly cut, but they're actually painstakingly hand crafted from sugarpaste. The cake itself is fondant-free, though, and I have to say I'm really digging that texture. Absolutely gorgeous.


Hope you enjoyed my pollen-and-allergen-free Spring Sweets, guys! Happy Sunday!


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Reader Comments (10)

OMG I am in love with the two gardening cakes and the flower pot cake :D so much cuteness :D

March 25, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OK, at first I thought that circle/bubble cake was my favorite, but then I saw the teapot and teacups and thought it was my favorite, but then I saw blue roses and butterflies cake and now it's my favorite. No wait.......

March 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Oh, I just LOVE the little dirt pots the most.....
Nothing says "spring" like fresh, sweet , dark earth....
I'm glad you unearthed them! 😜

March 25, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Macon, Georgia has a huge cherry blossom festival every year in March. We've had a cold spring so the flowers are a bit late this year but yesterday they were spectacular. These cakes are all amazing!

March 25, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterceecee

Why is the first cake covered in hair ties?

March 25, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter3Davideo

I LOVE Sundays. This week I feel 90% less stabby!

March 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

That first cake's design is sure to be showing up everywhere now. Completely adorable!

March 25, 2018 | Unregistered Commentertiff

Now, you say these cakes are indicative of something called "Spring", which involves things outside called "flowers" and "ladybugs", etc.? How... Odd. Here where I live, we cope with things called "icicles" and "snowflakes" and noisy things called "snowplows" ... Heck, I sat in my living room yesterday and watched out the window at my across-the-street neighbor shoring up his mailbox post by packing shovelfuls of snow around the post. The plow got it Friday. Again. Our mailbox is leaning at a near-45° angle. The joy of living in New England, where we've had a nor'easter snowstorm at least once a week for the past month.

Are you sure that that shoe is not a Jimmy Chew?

I'm near Richmond, VA, and from the weather we've had here since January 1, I find it difficult to believe that anywhere north of here--including Washington, DC--has blooming flowers, They're all frost-bitten and wilty here.

March 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

I eschew Choo shoes.

March 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

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