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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

Sunday Sweets: You "Auto" Watch

Car dealers here in the U.S. could learn a lot from manufacturer Skoda over in the U.K., because THIS is how you do a car commercial:

If you're as fascinated as I am, you should also check out the video on how they did it. There are more details there than the one minute ad could show, and it is AMAZING.

[insert obligatory joke about cakey car wrecks here]

Thanks to Thea L. for sharing the link!

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Reader Comments (112)

Best video ever! Love it.
Can I post a link from my blog to yours, to this video?

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTaste of Cakes

Uh oh! Did I see someone licking their fingers?

So glad someone pointed that out, that's all I could think of watching that video too! Glad no one ate that car... I also noticed no one wore gloves while making this car cake. ew.

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertracyvanhorne

It would be even better if it were a lemon cake.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjenjen

That's wicked!! I want one! =D

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAja

The best part of the Making Of (Baking Of?) video is at 2:38 when the guy on set is just happily noshing away on the props!
I love this ad.

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Thomasin

They donated all the leftover cake to someone's compost too.

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Skoda is definitely Czech.

I've had the joy of riding in their lovely, efficient little electric streetcars in Portland, OR and Tacoma, WA as well as in Prague.

The one in Tacoma, for a while, had stop announcement recordings clearly done by someone in the factory of origin, at least going on the accent. "Takoma dohm stession." It was very appealing.

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterA. J. Luxton

omg tht is amazing... DELISH! I WANT SOME. o man now im hungry!

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrskpz311

One of the teachers at my former college craft baking course(still considered a student by my tutor!) was a consultant for this advert.

Then again, my Tutor had been banned from entering cake dec contests because she won them too often...

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is so amazing, but now in Feb 2010 - the making of video has been removed - would love to know if it's posted somewhere else!


February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Not sure whether this was the original making of video, but here's a link:

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OH. MY. GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIANT CAR CAKE!!!!!!!!! GIMME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder what it tasted like... Mmmmmmmm...cake...

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCAKE!

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