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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
Jul282008

By Show of Hands, Who Thinks We Should Call Child Protective Services?


It's bad enough that this cake seems to be using "full belly" as some kind of euphemism. Add in the picture of the scruffy-looking guy with his arms around a couple of kids, and surrounded by other children in various states of frolicking - all while in a secluded forest, I might add - and you've got some seriously disturbing cake imagery going on.

Considering the degree of wrongness already reached by those two issues, I almost feel petty in pointing out that there's no "a" before "dream".

Just call me petty, I guess.

Dana S., maybe we should look up that number...

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Reader Comments (69)

...and it should be "than" instead of "then".

August 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissbeclane

I immediately thought of the children's singer, Raffi and his song "All I really need is a song in my heart, food in my belly, and love in my family" thinking it must have been a cake for a homeless shelter for kids or something. Now who's the crazy one?

And nice that Michael Jackson took the time to leave a comment.

August 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErIca

Bless you, erica, it can be a good cause and a dreadful cake at the same time.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthisbagisnotatoy

I think it was a party for people who take care of the homeless. The children are embracing the homeless man and telling him that he deserves to eat.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarkus

except for the badly iced hair, which looks like a beard... but i didn't even notice at first, i dont see any real problem with this cake. it's really cute.

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I work as a Child Abuse Prevention Educator, and when I saw this, I laughed my ass off.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterknitakitty

creepy and also bloody hilarious...eew.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Maybe it's the opening of a homeless shelter.Still a cake wreck for spelling though

September 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDW

Gotta love all the negative stereotypes abounding about men who have beards, wear their hair long, and dare to smile. What, is it 1950 again?

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one who sees a straight-jacket on our hairy friend?

November 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey...when did Micheal Jackson host a picnic?

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love how the man has a mullet.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it's supposed to be a "we can totally have kids even though you appear to be infertile" cake. I'm thinking "Full Belly" = pregnant. Though I can't speak for what the guy does to the kids when they get there haha

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why is a child growing out of a tree? That makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. Anyway, I am kind of wondering why you would make a cake like this. Michael Jackson Day? Pedophile Day?

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmm..So someone should EAT A CAKE that says that a full belly shouldn't be a dream? How wrong. ;)

March 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

michael jacksons last dying wish

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkerenski

ILoveMNStateFair,

We have banquets all the time to elicit donations from the well-off for our anti-hunger charity. And yes, we often have cake. What do you think we should do, bang on the doors and say, "give us money!"? It isn't as if we're inviting hungry people and making them watch us eat.

You need to lighten up or you're going to have a coronary. And then I will laugh. Because, you know, I'm so "wrong".

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lol...unbelieveable! xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

You had me at "apple core"! ~ LMAO

September 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChuckles

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