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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
Monday
Oct062008

Cake Wrecks the Game Show?

Some cakes are like those ink blot tests you saw in grade school: baffling blobs of color open to interpretation. Well, not exactly; cakes are usually supposed to look like something in particular. Sometimes they taste better, too.

Anyway, since I've gotten a few of these "ink blot" type cakes submitted, I thought it'd be fun to add a little suspense to your daily dose of Wreckage. That's right, boys and girls, now it's time to play...

"Guess That Wreck!"

Everyone ready? Ok, clear your mind of all thoughts. Now, scroll down and tell me what you see:

"What's that? Ah, you see the moon cooking on the grill in a paper bag? [scribbling on notepad] Interesting, veeery interesting... [looking over glasses] And tell me, how IS your relationship with your mother?"

Check back tomorrow for the "answer": I'll post a picture of what the cake was supposed to look like. In the mean time, let's see who can come up with the most outrageous explanation. I may even post the top 3 guesses here, so bring on the funny, folks; fame and fortune await!*

Thanks to Dana W. for inspiring a brand new category! Oh, and Dana? Don't go giving away the answer just yet, k?

*By "fame" I mean a shout-out to your posting name, and "fortune" is used more in the "destiny" sense of the word than the "wealth or riches" sense. So in other words, no, you won't be getting any money*. Unless someone sends it to you, of course. But that someone would not be me. So probably not.

* Or begetting any money, either; 'cuz that'd just be weird. And wrong. But mostly weird.

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Reader Comments (574)

I'm going with a grilled white salmon (probably French Canadian), next to a smoked trout, bordered by white truffle-garnished olives. All in all, I'd say, a birthday cake for Jacques Chirac.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Momster

It's a mouldy hamburger invaded by a lot of cockroaches. That French lily makes it a "Royale with cheese".

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternelladarren

Those things surrounding it are football players, with their little numbers and all. I am not familiar with NFL teams, but I guess the colors have some kind of significance, and label these little dudes as players from a specific team.

The monstrosity does look like a football stadium (or rather, looks like it was supposed to look like a stadium...), but that is not the creative input you were looking for.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSaara

Meat on a grill, with the red pieces decorated to show that they are somehow fancy pieces of meat. With footballs around the edges to denote what occasion they are there to celebrate! Right?

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApril

It's a sofa with a coffee table in front of it. Duh.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie F. Miller

I think I have to go with this cake representing the grave site of decapitated New Orleans Saints football players. That must be it, right? RIGHT?!

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKittyMarie

"I got my son's football team to move my art-deco piano, but it crushed them horribly"

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterharmzie

It's obviously the New Orleans Superdome, as you can tell by the stagnant water surrounding it.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

I see a a scout symbol, lying on a couch, and the couch has the moon for a back, and all this is being carried by beetles. Thank You.

Anonymous Genius

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCoco the Great

At this point all I can do is wave, (^), and hope that you can see my comment among all the others.

Clueuin voice sounding faint: It's the New Orleans Saints Football Area.

I'm here!

Have a nice one Jen!

Peace,
Clueuin

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

560 comments on one post that must be a record!

Congrats Jen! Let's eat a piece of cake as a toast.

October 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpeter

From back to front:

Cod, freeze-dried salmon, somewhat suspicious trout, and burnt salmon, with a strange, melted plastic garnish served on top of skewers headed by football players, on... A piece of Christmas wrapping?

tl;dr: Surrealist art installation. Or possibly a dish from an expensive French restaurant.

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAzreal

this is why i would never never make a cake other then flat round or flat square ickkkkkk

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

if this cake even looked like something i still would have throw it away due to pure fugly

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow...I'd have assumed it were a mathematician's S'more.

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Jean

Did we ever get what this was SUPPOSED to be? Or a pic of what it was supposed to look like? lol

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know what it is but here is what it looked like.
Some evil-doer has rolled his hapless victim in a huge sack, tied him to the worlds ugliest couch to keep him too stunned at the unmatched hideous clashing colors to struggle, and had his evil little football, playing helpers fly him to the moon!

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looks like a hotdog bun and the hotdog fell out of the bun because it was burnt really bad. Then some team of roaches came along to eat it.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersarah20xoxo

i thought it was a multi colored brick wall with creepy little beetles eating at its base.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Here's my theory:
It's the moon! Which fell on a football team (I don't pay attention to sports, so I can't say which one)! And now, people are trying to get rid of it by building an enormous bonfire to burn it away!(That's what the brown stuff is: wood. Apparently, an OCD person arranged the wood [see how straight it is?]) Oh, and that black thingy in the middle? That's a ship that was on the moon and is now being burned black in the fire. But this is just a guess.
-Madison

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Here's my thoery-
It's the moon! Which just fell on a football team! (I don' pay attention to sports, so I can't say which.) And now, to get rid of it, people are trying to burn it! And apparently, the wood was laid out by an OCD person (see how straight and organized it is?)! Oh, and that black thingy in the middle? It's a rocket that was on the moon and is now being burned to a crisp!
But, like I said, this is just a theory.
-Madison

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't think my fiance would approve it, but I'd love to have a Super Mario wedding cake!

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFraud Solicitors

It's obviously The Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter. See the mouth-pages filled with bloody teeth, and the mildewed covers bent painfully? And the little claws around the outside?

August 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterathena

it's a sad sad stadium that has the saints team logo with little footballs that have the team numbers around it. oh and the stadium is on fire.

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermooseluver

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