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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.

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- Jen

As I Wreck Elect...

On the off chance that you've been residing under a large rock for the past 6 months or so, you should know that today is election day here in the U.S. Rest assured, Cake Wrecks has no political platform from which to rant, opine, or wax poetic: I'm just here to talk cakes. Still, in keeping with today's politically charged climate, here are the "best" appropriately themed Wrecks I've gotten:

Cheryl D. found this on Barack Obama's Flickr stream. Hmm. An off-center graphic, scrunched wording, and awkward blank areas? There's some irony at work here, I just know it.

I got a real kick out of these cakes and their descriptions, found by Louise L.:

"Show that you want Change We Need and endorse Barack Obama for President at your next party."

"Show that you put Country First and endorse John McCain for President at your next party."

Ah, I love capitalism. Let's I want Change We Need, or do I put Country First? Decisions, decisions.

I do like how the decorator made both candidates look better than they do in real life, but someone should probably let him/her know that it's '08, not 08'. (Yes, I'm being nit-picky, but y'all would just berate me in the comments section if I didn't mention it.)

Oh, and check out how this bakery is hedging its bets:

Chris H., one of these cakes is going to make someone very, very sad tonight. I'm almost ashamed of myself, laughing like this. (Almost.)

I really can't decide which one is worse; both cakes have the same 08' mistake and overly squished "congratulations". Of course, that "c" in McCain looks like it was tacked on as an afterthought, but then again Obama's cake got two of the least American flag-looking flags I've ever seen. Hmm - yeah, I think I'll call it a draw. (And no, there will not be a recount on that.)

Hey, you know what I think of when I see Obama & Biden? Cupcakes. Yep. Totally. Fortunately, Nikki B. has got me covered:

Talk about unfair: this bakery didn't offer McCain or Palin cupcakes! What the hey, guys? Americans deserve to eat icing effigies of all their presidential and vice presidential candidates! I'm pretty sure that's in the constitution somewhere, anyway.

Well, happy voting, everyone! Oh, and please, no politics in the comment section, eh? I'm sure we're all about politic'd out (off?) by now.

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Reader Comments (105)

Sorry, but is the yellowcake in the McCain congratulations cake some sort of political statement about Iraq and WMD? Or, is it just a really bad cake for non-political reasons? [Sorry, I've never been a fan of yellowcake.]

November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClayton

so these guys not know the colors of the respective political parties? i'm surprised you didn't comment on that. makes the cakes even funnier though!

November 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwhy hello

"Not to say that our liberals today are considered communists. " - Nope; your liberals are rather more right-wing than our right-wing. :)

But yep, the red/blue meaning Republican/Democrat is a pretty new invention, and contradicts usage everywhere else in the world.

Also, I think it was a little unkind to do McCain's wrinkles in icing. :)

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Synnott

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who noticed the purple pile cupcakes in the background of the last pick! They remind me of that cornucopia cake that shows up in the Thanksgiving section. :)

Also, since we're nitpicking... why is cupcake cake abbreviated with three c's and not two? It's like OJ juice!

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMikki Black

HAhahahhahaha the "Change We Need" and "Country First" cakes came from the bakery I just quit working at!

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHow To Eat A Cupcake

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