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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

Parks & No Wreck: Sunday Sweets To TREAT YO'SELF

This week is National Park Week, so I decided to round up 10 Sweet nature cakes that would make Leslie Knope proud.

(By Intricate Icings Cake Design)


Now, I'm a hermit blogger with what my doctor described as a "shocking" vitamin D deficiency, so I think it's safe to say I'm not the outdoorsy type. BUT! I hear there's actually a lot you can do in our national parks.


Things like:


(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)



(By Sweet and Sassy)



(By The Royal Bakery)


And fishing!

(By Tiffany's Baking Co.)

At least, I think you can fish in some parks, right? Either way, those sculpted waves over the fish are super cool. (Note all the broken hooks, 'cuz the fish won. Ha!)


There's also that classic park activity:

(By Little "Miss" OC's Kitchen)


Or I guess the proper term is "picnicking."


For you park-lovers getting married, here's a delicate hand painted number:

(By Cake Central member Ratga)

I like how the tree tops extend over the tiers!


Or how about the pebbles-and-bark textures on this one?

(By Delicut Cakes)

Not to mention my favorite color flowers. Mmmm.


This sugar waterfall works perfectly with a topsy-turvy cake:

(By Rising Flours)

Also perfect? The white frothy bits near the bottom. So good.


I'm diggin' the silhouettes on this one:

(By Colorado Rose Cake Company)

Plus? It's fondant-free!


And finally, while it's not exactly a parks-celebrating cake, I couldn't pass up showing you guys this EPIC Ron Swanson lumberjack cake:

(By Artisan Cake Company.)

Even the axe is sugar! And it's filled with red flannel!

Now that's sweet.


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (13)

OMG I am in love with the flannel cake and the picnic cake. :D

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I wonder if that last cake is actually red velvet.

As for the vitamin D deficiency, I go outside often enough but was also diagnosed with a shocking deficiency. Take the pills. They’re the one vitamin proven to make a difference.

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa

Well, that fifth one..........they might want to "get a bigger boat"! Other than that, they're wonderful!
(,And, mercy! Not an EPCOT in the lot!)

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

That camping cake is my favorite. I love the illusion of different shades of forest green.

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

That flannel cake seems impossible to make! Bravo (or brava).

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

awesome cakes today. especially the first cakes. Love the birds

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermary

My red flannel is my favorite, too. And my doctor asked me if I was moonlighting as a vampire because my Vitamin D level is so low. I take the supplement, but I'm still running on empty.

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

The flannel cake is completely awesome.

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDave

These are wonderful! I keep scrolling up and down to look at each one again!

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I think you spelled "pickinick" wrong. ; )

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKat

As a half-decade employee for the parks service, I have to say I approve of this theme. I especially like Nos. 7 and 10, but the flannel-filled lumberjack cake is the one I’d most want to receive. My birthday is coming up soon!

April 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

"I'm a lumberjack and I'm a Cake
'Tis Sunday Sweets for goodness sake
I've got an axe, I look like bark
and flannel, oh là là
I wish I'd been a Cupcake, just like my dear Papa"

My apologies, but that red flannel number just made me burst into song.
These cakes are absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing. (^_^)

April 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Barbara FTW!! One of my very favorite Python bits!!

April 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

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