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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 Tiki Tiki Tiki Cakes!

If you're a fellow Dizgeek, then my title already has the Tiki Room song stuck in your head. So hey, you're welcome for that. [wink]

I've noticed Tiki stuff is all the rage lately, and not just where the birds sing words and the flowers croon. From Tiki mugs to brightly printed shirts, sooo much art, and of course kitschy cute Tiki bars like Trader Sam's, I'm loving the tidal wave of Tiki!

Now, let's find some Tiki cakes.

[By Very Unique Cakes in New Jersey]

Yaaaas, look how great these colors are together! And the teeny tiki torches are so cute!


That was for a one year old's party, but I also found some tiki-riffic wedding cakes:

[By Cake Lava in Las Vegas]

The bride & groom tikis crack me up. Those expressions!


Here's a fun one with flames:

[By Sweet Boutique Cakes in Arkansas]

I like the mix of buttercream with fondant - and the flame crown is such a clever design.


The baker calls this next one "Freaky Tiki":

[By Man Bakes Cake for Sugar Spooks]

This would be fun for Halloween! The heads on the right are totally reminding me of Beetlejuice - remember the waiting room scene?


Here's a bright and cartoony style:

[By The Icing On The Cake in Virginia]


And, finally! One with a Tiki bird!

[By Gloria Cakes in Brazil]


I like that there's something Tiki for every age.


This one wins for Most Realistic Tiki:

[By Edible Art Works in Michigan]

Look at the wood-grain! Daaaaaang. Great design, too, I like the flaming stick in the mouth.


Ohhh, here's something completely different: a deliciously retro, mid-century modern style:

[By Charm City Cakes in both Baltimore & LA]

Perfect retro kitsch, right here! Diggin' the hand-painting and the Polynesian house on top.


And finally, more fantastic wood-grain, plus fruity drink spears, tropical flowers, beach sand - the whole package!

[By Emma Jayne Cake Design in the UK]

Aw yeah.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope these made you smile!


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Reader Comments (10)

I love the freaky tiki :D

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The expressions on the pineapples on the fourth cake....
.......yeah; that did it for me.... 😸

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns =^-.-^=

I love any cakes with plumeria's on them, and these certainly fulfill that yen for me!

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

#5 has a belly button! 😂

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGina

teeny tiki torches ... teeny tiki torches ... teeny tiki torches That's just so much fun to say. Over and over. Cause I'm not obnoxious enough.

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

The mid century one looks inspired by the art of Shag, love his style! for reference :)

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

The retro kitch cake is an awesome homage to the artist SHAG.

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTikimoose

It took me a while to find the bride and groom tiki. They're usually on top, so... flowers, flowers, more flowers...

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

The retro cake totally reminds me of the graphics in my 1960 Betty Crocker cook book! I love it!

August 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Had never seen Tiki cake before. I am turning 60 this week and I definitely want a Tiki cake of my own...maybe the Freaky Tiki. But the bakers around here would definitely wreck it...of course, then I could send a pic to you! This could be a win-win, right?

August 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

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