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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

E.T. is back...

and he is piiiiissed.

Now, I love pop-culture references from old 80's movies as much as the next girl, ok? Make a crack about R.O.U.S.'s or use the line, "Back off, man; I'm a scientist." and I will love you forever. That said, turning E.T. - whose popularity peaked 25 years ago - into a ticked-off looking mummy and then marketing him to the under-12 set might be a bit too obscure for today's youth. Heck, without the "phone home" reference, I doubt any adult would get it. So props to the decorator for trying to keep the dream alive, but maybe next time he or she should make it a little more obvious.

Josh W., don't you have a phone call to make?

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Reader Comments (117)

I'm so sorry to have to point this out, but feel I must, in light of your hilarious lampooning of misused apostrophes on wrecks:
R.O.U.Ss and '80s do not require apostrophes before the pluralized "s".

Keep on wrecking!

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Forget pissed.. what's up with the red eyes? He looks stoned? Et phone.. uh.. crap what was I doing.. haha look my finger is glowing.. ooo

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterL

I thought it was the Hamburgler as well - a very made one but still a Hamburgler.

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHope

Oh my gosh, it's like he was mummified! And also has a hangover or something! Maybe that brings new meaning to the message - "Phone home! I can't drive in this condition!"


October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYénifer

My first thought was, "Why is ET made of frosting french fries?"

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Apparently ET is made of baked pasta. :D

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaniella

Hey Rachel (who posted Anon)-

I can't comment on the ROUS, as I'm not famliar with that acronym.
If I'm not mistaken though, 80's does call for an apostrophe because it is something belonging to that decade. 80s would be an incorrect way of speaking about a multiplicity of an "80".

I think I'm right about that, but if not..then cheers!

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpatti

That is clearly a sentient baked potato.

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbondfool

ET DOES look rather beat up, doesn't he? It's like there was an apocalypse on his home planet...

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

looks like he got into a bad fight with an ROUS!!

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStam

Or, what to do with all those leftover fried noodles you get with your Chinese Food but never eat.

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Wow -- this one must be from "ET Two: Electric Bugaloo...the Leprosy Years."

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMagsP

Hey kids gather 'round for some leper loaf!

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my. Well, I was hungry..... until...... Well, it is Halloween today anyway :)

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermastershops

I know I'm necroposting, and slightly drunk, and oh yeah, it's 2:35am where I am, but WOW is that nightmare fuel. Freaked me out when I went to the next page.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterplatedlizard

it looks like his body got hit by a car and all his organs flowed up to make his head huge . . . in other words, gross.

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

He looks much more like the Stinky Cheese Man than E.T....

February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

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