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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 Celebrates Mer-May!

I follow a lot of artists on Instagram, and I've been loving the "Mer-May" art prompt this month. So many mermaids in every conceivable art style - except, hang on, where are the CAKES?

Now there's an art style we can sink our teeth into.

So hold on to your foot fins, beautiful land mermaids, because I went fishing... and found 10 Mermaid Cakes that are Sweet as shell.


By Little Cherry Cake Company in England

Looove these colors; who knew minty blue and lavender would work so well together?


Oh! And I'm adding something new to Sweets: When possible, I'm going to tell you guys where each bakery is located. I've always found it fascinating how Sweets are from all around the globe, so I thought you might, too. (I still include Sweets hobby bakers, though, so not everyone will have a location listed.)

The most popular "mermaid" cakes right now focus on their better halves:

By Cocoa Lane Sweeterie in Ontario

I think the tails are cute. Bottoms up!


This one looks like a giant mound of glitter, and I approve:

By C&C Cakes & Co, but I can't find their website. Help?

Where's Tamatoa singing "Shiny" when you need him?


Check out the perfect ombre fade on these scales:

By Cake Central User Maris Paris, design by Marinold Cakes


Speaking of scales, this one's a little more abstract - but I am SO HERE for the floating hair and watercolor effect:

By Cake Studio Rouge in Serbia

Positively dreamy - look at the water bubbles on the cake board!


Low-key plotting to steal this crown so I can wear it:

By Good Gosh Ganache in Texas


Of course we can't talk about mermaids without including everyone's favorite redhead:

By Antonella di Mana Torte & Design in Sicily

Ariel! And she's never looked cuter.


I love this version of the Little Mermaid, too:

A Cakeheads collaboration by McGreevey Cakes in Pennsylvania, using the art of Alicechan


If you're looking for a shiny-but-subtle mermaid cake, how about this jaw-dropping single tier?

By Rosie's Dessert Spot, who has a Youtube tutorial on how to make your own!


More gorgeous watercolors:

By Nevie Pie Cakes in England

My favorite color combo! And I like how they're stacked like a 3D paper-cutting.


And finally, this one has a little of everything:

By Lynette Brandl in London

My favorite part is the ruffly "waves." So clever!


Happy Mer-May and happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (14)

Love the capiz (?) shell's irridescence on the fourth one! So realistic! These are all ......hmm. ...
Got it: FRILLY, FUN, and FABULOUS!!! p.s.: I want fins!

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

It took me a few moments to see that Ariel was looking up through the water at Prince Eric in the 8th cake. Lovely.

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I **LOVE** that you're including locations!! These were all gorgeous :)

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKate S

So lovely. :D

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Thank you for adding locations where you can. I love seeing where these were made.

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

I was just thinking about making some mermaid cupcakes the other day because we got some mermaid cupcake liners, and this gave me some great inspiration. These are gorgeous!

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

These are very pretty cakes! The one by C&C Cakes reminds me of Mardi Gras with its colors. I laugh through the week with Cake Wrecks and I smile with the wonderful Sunday Sweets!

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I found a website for Cakes & Co (as opposed to C&C Cakes and Co.)
In the off chance you did not find it, it's here...

Not sure it's the right cake company, but just toss that out there since you asked for help. (not sure it helps.)

Thanks for adding the location. Fun to see that.

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterT

Congratulations Rosie on the shout out!

I'm sorry, but if you can't see the top half of a mermaid, then you've got a FISH CAKE there lady!

May 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Jenn I love the idea of putting in the location but when doing so could you also put the country? For example Ontario could be Canada, or Kansas or California. London could be UK or Canada.

May 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJuley

Great idea to add locations. Thanks for the Sunday loveliness.

May 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

The third one--all gold and glittery--looks a little wrecky to me with that flotsam-like topper. I mean, it really catches my eye, but I don't think qualifies as a full on Sunday Sweet. :-)

May 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKathyW

That one from Good Gosh Ganache is modeled off a Finfolk tail! I am loving these cakes ^_^

May 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

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