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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
Friday
Jun242016

Friday Favs 6/24/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:

 

They asked for a sportsball cake that said "Way To Go!"

They GOT a wedding cake that said:

"Way you go"

I love the lack of punctuation. It's basically the cake version of that unflappable old guy on a front porch watching the big action fight tumble down the street in front of him. "Yerp. Way you go."

 

And you KNOW I'm gonna milk this one for all its worth:

DON'T SAY 'A CURD.'

 

Which reminds me, did you know Monday was the Summer Solstice?

Um, that's "Solstice," bakers.

DANGIT, SOL.

 

And finally, here's a Wreck to the third power:

First, the customer spelled "farewell" wrong on the order form.

THEN the baker misspelled the misspelling on the actual cake.

Which gives us:

BEST. GOODBYE CAKE. EVER.

 

Thanks to Kristen B., John A., Vici R., Patti, & Meagan G. for reminding us failing well is ALWAYS an option.

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Thursday
Jun232016

Barking Up The Wrong Cake

So there I was, looking through thousands of awful wedding cake pics - as one does on a typical Friday night (WHAT) - when I started to notice an odd trend: tree cakes.

I don't mean the beautiful blossoming vines we see so often:

Loverly.

 

And I don't mean stump cakes, which Jen has devoted a whole tag to in iPhoto because we have that many:

Stumperly.

 

No, I mean a dead tree plastered up the side of a wedding cake.

Like this:

We really don't get enough opportunities to eat things the color of wet concrete.

 

Sometimes, in an effort to make the tree look slightly less dead, a baker will add "leaves":

 

Or "flowers":

"It just so happens this tree is only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead... and all dead.

"Now hand me that knife, and we'll split the difference."

 

My favorite, though, is the baker who opted to liven up a dead tree with polka dots:

They're just so festive. In a pox-like kind of way. (Pox-ish?)

Like a festival of pox.
Woowoo!

 

Tell you what, bakers, why not stick to what we know? Simple, beautiful, blossoming vines.

Okay, maybe these could use a few polka dots.

 

Thanks to Amy L., Allison N., Daniel & Kim, Katy G., Layne L., Jon D., & Linda N. for branching out.

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