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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 Explores The Galaxy

Today we're going on our very own Galaxy Quest, cake fans, only this one won't include ANY forms of rudimentary lathes. (HA NERD JOKE)

No, instead I found 10 of my favorite galaxy and night sky cakes, so if you have a problem with black icing, green tongues, and/or technicolor poo, abandon hope, all ye who enter here.


[By Redditor Skizorbit, posted here on Imgur]

It's like someone wrapped a photograph over the cake - bu that's all hand-painted!


I like how this wedding cake combined 3D trees around the edges:

[By Tastefully Yours Cake Art in Australia]

Plus the silhouettes are a sweet touch.


Here comes a technicolor galaxy inspired by the Hubble telescope images:

[By Sprinkle Bakes (blog only), who has a tutorial here!]


While this one captures the bright shimmery lights of the Aurora Borealis:

[By Clairella Cakes in London]


Here's one with a gothic flair:

[By Whipped Dreams (site unknown), photo by Orange Photographie]

I like the black-and-white abstract feel, and I never thought I'd say this, but those candles are the perfect topper. So cool!


A sweet and simple one-tier with the most gorgeous crescent moon on top:

[From Vanilla Cloud in Korea]

Look at that fun texture! Like a bunch of buttons! I bet they crunch like meringue, too.


This one literally writes the cake's message in the stars:

[By The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles]

Birthday constellations!


And we can't talk about starry nights without including the most famous one:

[By Breyanne's Sweets in Texas]

There are a lot of Starry Night cakes out there, but I fell for the texture on this one: almost matte, like chalk pastels! But it's hand-painted buttercream, if you can believe it. Absolutely stunning work.


Since space is wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey stuff, it only makes sense to add a TARDIS topper:

[By Heaven Sent in Ohio]

The lights are a brilliant touch!


And finally, another out-of-this-world cake... of the whole solar system:

[By Dolce Dita in France]

I have the irresistible urge to pop the whole moon into my mouth y'all. Maybe Mars, too.

But not Uranus.

Happy Sunday! Hope these made you smile!


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Reader Comments (20)

Omg soooo pretty. :D

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Skizorbit is Darling Delights of Columbus, Ohio. It seems she's only doing cupcakes now.

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Whippedreams is now, see, was

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

TARDIS cake: bride says Heaven Sent of Hamilton, Ohio, see here: (okay they didn't feature that one)

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

By "moon" do you mean Mercury? Also, I think they've misplaced Mars and Venus - at least the planet in Venus' spot (*ahem*) looks distinctly red, and the one in Mars' looks quite yellowish *pushes glasses up nose and grunts disapprovingly*

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

"Never give up - never surrender!"
-Galaxy Quest

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRepubAnon

Haven't got the crescent moon cake yet, but see . Lots of image steals from the same source.

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Vanilla Cloud in Korea

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Of course they're the minors

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

I belive the crescent moon cake is from I Am Baker.
She's an awesome baker, and a hilarious and real person. Love her FB, Instagram and blog.

I love your posts! Amazing cakes!

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClair Cajado

The TARDIS cake you have there is similar to my wedding cake.

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? In this part of the Internet? Localized entirely on that cake?

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I’ve seen that crescent moon cake all over Pinterest. The I am baker site is the only one I’ve found with the recipe and tutorial posted.

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I'm annoyed by that last cake. The planets are almost, *but not quite*, in the right order. For some reason they put them in the order Mercury, Mars, Earth, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and then presumably Uranus (looks the same as Neptune anyway) and Pluto.

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter3davideo

@Elizabeth: No, it's like this near-copy:

August 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Does the Whipped Dreams cake make anyone else think of the fight between Jack Frost and Pitch Black in Rise of the Guardians?

August 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

@Christopher: I wasn't suggesting that it was the same baker, or I would have said so. I was just saying it was similar (and maybe looking for a reason to show off my cake).

August 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

A crescent moon made up entirely by starfish :)

August 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I love these cakes- thank you!

August 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Schoonover

The last cake is by no means the whole solar system, even if you ignore the fact that Neptune is missing; there are many moons, 7 of which are larger than Pluto, which does seem to be included. But then again there may be objects hidden behind the cake.

Here's a list of the largest 33 objects in the solar system:
You see, it's quite a bit more diverse than just the main planets.

September 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterThijs

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