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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

11 MerMay Sweets

It's Mer-May, minions!

Let's make some waves.

(Canberra Cake Designer, Australia)

This sugar glass "water" is the stuff that dreams are made of. How did they get those color blends?


When I first saw this cake I thought it was tiny, but it's actually huge!

(Paloma Sempere Gras, Spain)

And look at all that detail! I can't get over her floating hair.


More gorgeous sugar glass:

(Lolli Cakes By Ella, California)


And look at these adorable pastel cuties:

(Patricia Arribálzaga, Spain)

I like the way the tail are tucked in the wavy layers, so clever.


Plus I have to show you one more from Patricia, because this tail pop is too cute:


Of course if we're talking mermaids, we have to include a certain red-head:

(From Instagram, but I can't track the baker down. Help?)

This is my new favorite art of Ariel, I love how pastel she is. And check out the little clams on top, with the pearls inside!


And now for something... completely different:

(Daniel Diéguez, UK)

What can I say except, you're welcome. :D

(I was so tempted to put this one last and call him the Happy Ending.)


I almost didn't include this evil siren, but I think you guys will appreciate her total badassness:

(Dmytrii Puga, Ukraine)

Ahhh-MAZING. I still can't believe she's cake.


My friend Bianca reminded me I have to show off a cake of the ORIGINAL mermaid inspiration, so here ya go:

(Kyrsten's Sweet Designs, Pennsylvania)

Barbara Manatee says, "Draw me like your French girls."




Not technically a mermaid, but this stained glass hippocampus designs is too stunning to leave out:

(Steel Penny Cakes, Pennsylvania)


And last but not least, an Art Nouveau beauty that made my jaw drop:

(Fatiha Kadi Cake Designer, Hungary)

You guys go on ahead. I'mma just stare at this a while.

::dreamy sigh::


Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope the rest of your week goes swimmingly.


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Reader Comments (13)

So much colorful sweetness :D and the mer-man is awesome.

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

So much to admire in this post, so little time! #8: Ursula in her youth?

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Aaaaaaand now I have the Barbara Manatee song stuck in my head. That was a long-buried memory, guys!

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Farine by Karine Jingozian, Granada Hills, California

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

VeggieTales and Titanic in one caption! All I can say is...Nineties much?

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Manatees are my favorite!

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCristina

The "splash" on the third one is amazing!

Also, THANK YOU for the hippocampus remark! You brainiac, you! :)

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterzeph

just a note: clams don't have pearls.

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Steam Cakes indeed! <<fanning commences>>

May 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

For the un-initiated (and a much better earworm than being Rick-Rolled):
Bill: "Please don't cry Bar-ba-ra,
you're a nice Manatee,
you've been so good to me
but I must go into the world and do noble things for the good of all
and you cant come because you don't speak Frrrench
au revoir"
Barbra: "But if you leave Bill
who will take me to the ball?
who's gonna take me to the ball, Bill?
I have a new dress and shoes
a new manatee lipstick
who will take me to the ball?"
Larry: "I'll take you to the ball Barbara Manatee!"

May 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

Oh my, thank you for including that adorable manatee! <3 And thank you in an entirely different way for the merman! ;)

That sugar water is really amazing. The first cake is just like a beautiful dream.

May 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Manatee cake!!!

May 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJustme

Congratulations on getting Barbara Manatee and Maui references into the same post! My ear worm center just got whiplash. :D

May 21, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterspidey

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