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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
Mar042011

Sign of the Times

After yesterday's tiger-blood fiasco, I thought it might be a good idea to bring things down a notch. Maybe light a campfire. Grab my trusty Uke.*

*That's slang for "Ukulele". Trust me. I'm a musician.**

** Never trust a musician.

Then I thought we'd play a little "Somewhere over the rainbow" and bask in the warm, fuzzy glow of some peace sign cakes. Can you dig it, man? Groovy.

Let's start by taking a nice deep breath. (Don't mind the smell; that's just my "glaucoma medication.") Deeper. Now... hold it in and look at this cake:

It's like, totally cute as a button.

This one's like a birds eye view of a lazy river in a Japanese water park:

Plus it's so peaceful, you don't even care that the peace sign is wrong.

Now let's sing. "Some...WHEEERE...ooover the raaaainbow..."

The one reminds us how beautiful incorrectly drawn peace symbols are - on the inside.

And we're breathing IN the good, and OUT the bad...

Because nothing says "peace and happiness" quite like camo.


"Where happy little blue birds fly..."

Whoa. You know, I'm still feeling peaceful and all, but for some reason now I also want a Mercedes.

Hey, I've been thinking: Since no one seems to know how to draw a peace symbol anymore, maybe the bakers should, like, just use plastic ones instead.

Oh. Never mind.

And one more deep breath. Hold it... Hoooold it...

*cough!*

Now that is making peace with one's baker, right there.

Thanks to Melinda C., Lynette, Melanie W., Sarah I., Ashton G., Marisa I., & Sarah J., who think this post was a total peace of cake.

Thursday
Mar032011

Sorry, Charlie

Warning: Parents, hide your kids. But not necessarily your wives.


There's a lot being said about Charlie Sheen right now - although one could argue that most of it is being said by Charlie Sheen. And while a lot of it might seem a bit crazy, I think you'll find his statements all make perfect sense...when applied to the right cake.

So, in the words of Charlie Sheen, "Just sit back and enjoy the show."

"Most of the time - and this includes naps - I'm an F-18."

"If people could just read behind the hieroglyphic ... if they could put their cryptology frickin' hat on just for two seconds..."

...then maybe they could tell me what the heck this says.

"I've got tiger blood, man."

I hear it tastes like strawberries.

"Resentments...are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my saber."

(Aka, "Is that a space shuttle in your pants, or do you need to see a doctor?")

"I've been a veteran of the unspeakable."

"I'm still alive, which is pretty cool."


"I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars."

"They picked a fight with a warlock."

"We're Vatican assassins. How complicated can it be?"

"I have one speed. I have one gear: Go."



"The only thing I'm addicted to is winning."

"Surprise! That's what winners do."

"I am on a drug. It's called 'Charlie Sheen.'"

By Cake and Art. And go here for the back story.

"Duh! WINNING."

Thanks to Jennifer D., Gideon S., Lauren W., Katie S., Kathryn R., Tosha S., Angela M., Rebecca J., Anthea H., I.W., & Amy H., who are ALL bi-winning.

Update from john: The Hieroglyphic cake apparently says 'Happy Birthday' in Gujarati, a language common in Western India. How it ended up in a display case in a chain store in Maryland, though, is still beyond us.